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So Happy Birthday…Ronnie James Dio

Today would have been the 75th birthday of the man christened Ronald James Padavona, famous for fronting Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven and Hell and, if legend is to be believed,  populariser of the devil horns sign and the … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXCII :  Spanish Orange – RGF (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Imagine if Mudhoney had paid their dues in the industrial wastelands of Birmingham, England in the late sixties. Or conversely Black Sabbath had invented grunge whilst touring around the American North-West. You can’t imagine either of those scenarios? Well, take … Continue reading

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Nostalgia Trip – I : Reading Festival ’83

I guess that you always have a special place for the first bands that you discover, usually the ones that help form your musical opinions and soundtrack your formative years. Even though I have continued to listen to new music … Continue reading

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