Song of the Week #19: ‘High Flying Gypsy’ by Inglorious

  Inglorious are a new band to me. I was almost accidentally introduced to them by a friend at work – by that I mean he was listening to them and I heard them too. Turns out, they were called Inglorious and they sounded great. So I went home and listened to them later that … More Song of the Week #19: ‘High Flying Gypsy’ by Inglorious

Song of the Week #18: ‘Soul Machine’ by Black Stone Cherry

    On Friday Black Stone Cherry released their new album, Kentucky. And the good news is it isn’t really similar to their last album, Magic Mountain, at all! I really didn’t rate that album much at all, which is a shame because I really looked forward to it! This new album is similar to the band’s … More Song of the Week #18: ‘Soul Machine’ by Black Stone Cherry

Song of the Week #17: ‘You Know My Name’ by Chris Cornell

  What a song. What a film. What a combination. Best Bond theme there is – sure, there have been classier, but have there been better? No. It’s powerful, it’s loud and it’s Chris Cornell which basically means it’s brilliant. If only his solo career had kept on track with more like this… But still. … More Song of the Week #17: ‘You Know My Name’ by Chris Cornell

Song of the Week #15: ‘Under the Surface’ by Halo Tora

  I had never heard of Halo Tora until June 2015. That was until I went to see Tremonti in Glasgow and they were supported by a local band from Glasgow. That band was Halo Tora, and they blew the audience away. The vocal harmony between the lead singer and guitarist in particular was consistently impressive … More Song of the Week #15: ‘Under the Surface’ by Halo Tora

Song of the Week #13: ‘Stairway to Heaven’ by Led Zeppelin

  Quite possibly the greatest rock song in history. Ever. It really is that good. I honestly don’t know what else to say about it. I might not actually. I’ll just say that Led Zeppelin were amazing – four absolute geniuses. The guitar solo on this song alone is better than most other songs by … More Song of the Week #13: ‘Stairway to Heaven’ by Led Zeppelin

Song of the Week #11: ‘New Horizon’ by The Answer

Maintaining my deceitful song of the week catch up spree is The Answer who I have been listening to a lot recently. ‘New Horizon’ is the lead and title single from their most recent album, released in 2013. I would highly recommend them to fans of bands with a big sound like AC/DC or similar. There’s … More Song of the Week #11: ‘New Horizon’ by The Answer

Song of the Week #10: ‘Cold’ by Black Country Communion

If I’m honest, I am terrible at blogging. Don’t get me wrong, when I get around to it, I’m top class. I mean, completely brilliant, if I do say so myself. But my ability to make time, be bothered and get my brain into gear enough to formulate amazing sentences that ‘break the internet’ just … More Song of the Week #10: ‘Cold’ by Black Country Communion

Carnival of Madness

On Monday I went to see the Carnival of Madness tour live at the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow. There were four, all fantastic bands: Highly Suspect, Halestorm, Shinedown and finally, Black Stone Cherry. I honestly couldn’t pick a favourite on the night, they were all great! Highly Suspect were the only band that I’d … More Carnival of Madness

Song of the Week #8: ‘The Unholy’ by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators

  It’s got Slash on guitar, therefore it’s great. That seems to be rule accepted in rock music. Another rule should soon become the norm too: if Myles Kennedy wrote the lyrics, it’s going to be genius, most likely intense and very, very clever. And not only are the words hard hitting, he belts them … More Song of the Week #8: ‘The Unholy’ by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators

Song of the Week #7: ‘Let it Die’ by Foo Fighters

The Foos are back on the list already. This time it’s from a different album altogether though. And, if I’m honest, I would have listed it as the next ‘song of the week’ straight after choosing Saint Cecilia in week two. I thought that was a situation best avoided – I didn’t want to seem like a … More Song of the Week #7: ‘Let it Die’ by Foo Fighters

SPECIAL EDITION: Songs of the Week #4, #5 & #6

Hello there! In true frustrating-as-fuck fashion, as seen in all American TV shows, I apparently took a winter break. Unlike in the US, I didn’t plan to do so, it just sort of… happened. My apologies to those regular readers who have missed my usual nonsense; normal service shall henceforth be resumed hereafter following a … More SPECIAL EDITION: Songs of the Week #4, #5 & #6

Song of the Week #3: ‘Open My Eyes’ by Rivals Sons

What a tune. Say hi to Rival Sons, and the second single from their Great Western Valkyrie album. It’s got everything: a catchy guitar riff all the way through; a wailing lead singer who really goes for it; and a guitarist with perhaps the greatest moustache in the world. If, by the way, you don’t … More Song of the Week #3: ‘Open My Eyes’ by Rivals Sons

RIP Scott Weiland

What else can I say? I think most people are still shocked. Scott Weiland had many personal and substance problems, but he was one hell of a showman. I was never a huge fan of Stone Temple Pilots, but Velvet Revolver are one of my favourite ever bands. And whilst his vocal range was limited, … More RIP Scott Weiland