“Music fans are in for a real treat this March as WANSTOCK returns to suburban Victoria with an enviable glam-rock line-up. The third year for the mini-festival, WANSTOCK launched as organiser Geoff Wansbrough’s ode to the days of Woodstock and bringing back 70s hey day of festival fun.
A long-time Ted Mulry Gang fan, his vision for the 2020 event is around the great glam-rockers, including Get Rocked, Kings of Oz, City Sharps, The Day Dreamers and Stonetrip. Geoff cut his teeth in the great days of the pub rock era working as a roadie, and that passion for the music industry has never wavered. When it came to putting together the line-up for this year’s event, he wanted to ensure there was something to please everyone.
“There is the glam rock of TMG (Ted Mulry Gang) and Get Rocked / Hush,” he says. “Some covers with Kings of Oz, high energy rock from the Day Dreamers to the rock and roll of the City Sharps and Stonetrip. The basic premise is let’s have some fun! We should all have fun while we still can, and recreate some magnificent pub rock, as well as experiencing some great up-and-coming bands!”
TMG were a cornerstone of the 70s rock scene. Label mates with AC/DC on Alberts, TMG helped shape the guitar-driven sound of Aussie rock. Their 1975 smash hit Jump In My Car catapulted them to superstardom and they followed with a swag of crowd pleasers such as Darktown Strutters Ball, Crazy, My Little Girl, Heart of Stone, and (You’ve Got) The Devil In You to name a few. The respect the industry had for Ted Mulry was evident by the massive support shown by fellow musicians who put on a series of concerts to raise money for him after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2001. Steve stepped up to perform for Ted at a benefit in his honour Gimme Ted and received the thumbs up from his big brother, so it was only fitting that when TMG got back together that Steve performed for Ted. Now, TMG are back being a hot commodity on the touring circuit, widely renowned for their great live shows.”
Glenn Hughes & Doug Aldrich discuss The Dead Daisies New Album ‘Holy Ground’, Out Now!
There’s no better way to start off a new year than with a massive ROCK album and here in 2021, The Dead Daisies have delivered what will undoubtedly be one of my albums of the year.
The bands 5th album, Holy Ground is the first with the Voice Of Rock and bassist Glenn Hughes and is OUT NOW!.
Lead singles such as Bustle & Flow, Holy Ground and Unspoken released throughout 2020 created high anticipation and the rest of the album delivers some of the bands heaviest and most epic songs to date, but with the space that is synonymous with Glenn Hughes.
It was a true pleasure to chat yesterday with Glenn and guitarist Doug Aldrich. Two musicians I’ve personally been following for over 30 years and needless to say I’m loving seeing them now together in The Dead Daisies.
Our chat dives deep into the new album Holy Ground so settle in and hear for yourself how the album all came together, the interview features a bunch of tracks from the album and we end our chat discussing some of their favourite Aussie music artists, with the #1 choice possibly being a surprise to many!
You can order a copy of Holy Ground on Vinyl or CD from the Rock Lives Here Store
Or for more on The Dead Daisies right here: https://thedeaddaisies.com/holyground/
HOLY GROUND is eleven tracks of pure unadulterated rock and is already receiving rave reviews. The Rockpit was the first to release this with a brilliant 9/10: “An even more muscular and heavy beast and some of the riffs etched in these grooves are crushing. It’s a crunching introduction and huge sounding opener beautifully balanced with the heaviness tempered by a little funk and soul that ominously suggest that this might be one of the best yet!”
Glenn has this to say: “From the opening track HOLY GROUND, we were building a strong foundation. Each song has its own theme, full of drama, emotion and groove, all the way through to ‘Far Away’ the autobiographical last song. We gave it our all, focused and passionate. Take this ride with us, maybe you’ll find yourself in the lyrics.”
The band can’t wait to play these songs live! When they do hit the road, returning to the Daisies amazing line-up is the monstrous, hard-hitting, powerhouse drummer, Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne).
So strap in, this is going to be one hell of a ride!
“HOLY GROUND makes me happy when listening to it now that it’s done and we’ve had time away. It’s heavy, groovy and is a fresh start for the band. It has the guitars that you expect, but a new direction lyrically from Glenn. His lyrics are deep and leave room for imagination.” – Doug Aldrich
With Holy Ground, The Dead Daisies have ensured that they will no longer follow anyone. They are leaders. And they stand, proudly, on HOLY GROUND.
‘Holy Ground’ Track Listing
Holy Ground (Shake The Memory)
Like No Other (Bassline)
Bustle And Flow
Chosen And Justified
30 Days In The Hole
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Elephant Gun have returned with new album Now To Survive, we chat with Sean Dennis!
In the late 90’s and early 00’s the Aussie Alt Rock scene was at it’s peak dominating Triple J airwaves, filling festival lineups and Elephant Gun were right in the thick of things.
Signed to Roadrunner Records, touring with The Screaming Jets, Shihad, Grinspoon, Sunk Loto, Powderfinger, Magic Dirt and hitting the main stage of the 1998/99 Falls Festival and even the Big Day Out.
Fast forward now to 2020 and their new album Now To Survive is out via Dinner For Wolves. The first taste of that album has been the massive riffs and rock n roll energy of Kill Street Blues and I recently caught up with Sean Dennis, Elephant Gun bass player to chat about the origins of the new album, we dive into some of the bands history and look forward to what lies ahead on the horizon for Elephant Gun in 2021.
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Dean Ray chats about new album the ‘4 Trak Sessions – Volume 1″
Sydney Singer / Songwriter Dean Ray recently released his stripped back ‘4 Trak Sessions Volume One’
Setting a challenge earlier this year, Dean set out to release 1 song per week….and this stiring album is the result.
I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Dean, a raw and candid chat about the impact that 2020 has had on him personally and also his plans musically this year.
Impacts in a way, which are captured musically in the first single from the album, Survive, which you’ll hear during this chat.
We discuss new music that is currently in the works that sees Dean plugging in the electric guitars and we also have a special guest drop in for a chat in the form of Dean’s dog Max.
With Dean having just played his first live gig in Sydney, we start off the chat chatting about the feeling of being back on stage.
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