Interview: Alan Nimmo (King King)

Interview by Cameron Arndt   King King will return next month with the release of 4th album, Exile & Grace, on 6th October. It’s a spirited blast through ten self-penned new tracks that follow a more robust, rock & roll direction to their previous efforts – though with plenty of blues & soul in the grooves and seams of the music – read the Rock And Roll Traffic review here! It’s been a difficult leg in a whirlwind few years for …

News/Preview: Highway 491 Announce ‘In The Loop – The Acoustic Sessions’

HIGHWAY 491 ANNOUNCE NEW RECORD IN THE LOOP: THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS Released 2nd September 2017 via Rock & Roll Traffic Recordings Glasgow blues rockers Highway 491 are pleased to announce the release of their new CD, In The Loop – The Acoustic Sessions. Recorded in April/May 2017 in Glasgow and engineered/produced by guitarist Cameron Arndt the songs were mastered by Village Mastering UK and will be released on September 2nd via Rock & Roll Traffic Recordings. The nine tracks were …

News/New Video: Black Country Communion Announce New Album, Tour Dates & Release New Video

Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, “BCCIV” via Mascot Records on Friday September 22nd 2017. This is the band’s first studio album since 2013’s “Afterglow”. BCC have this week issued a new in-studio video for the first track from the new record, Collide, and the hard-rockin’ number is sure to please fans of the band: Just like its three predecessors, “BCCIV” was …

Tour News/New Video: Dan Reed Network Announced As Support for Extreme UK Tour

  DAN REED NETWORK ANNOUNCED AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON EXTREME’S DECEMBER 2017 UK TOUR   Dan Reed Network are pleased to announce they will be special guest on EXTREME’s December 2017 UK tour. The O2 Pre-sale starts Wednesday, 2 August at 9am, followed by a Live Nation Pre-sale on Thursday 3 August at 9am. Tickets go on sale to the general public from livenation.co.uk andwww.ticketmaster.co.uk on Friday 4 August at 9am.   All cylinders are furiously firing, Dan Reed Network are back all guns blazing. With the recent release of their critically acclaimed album “Fight Another Day”safely in their pockets, the band have indulged Europe and the …

News/Preview: Edinburgh Blues And Rock Festival (Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 29/07/17)

  Coming up a week tomorrow (Sat 29th July) is an eagerly awaited anticipated event in the calendar of the rock and blues fans of central Scotland. This year’s Edinburgh Blues And Rock Festival takes place at The Corn Exchange from 1pm-11pm that day and there’s a stunning line up of bands to entertain and amaze what’s sure to be a bumper crowd. Rock And Roll Traffic favourites like the Stevie Nimmo Trio and Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band …

Gig Review: Dan Reed/The King Lot (Dreadnought Rock Bathgate, 01/07/17)

By Cameron Arndt, all photos courtesy and © John McIntyre Photography   Dan Reed – a man with a stellar resume from his trailblazing days in the Dan Reed Network, where he played to sold out stadiums on tours with Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and others – makes no secret of the fact that he loves playing smaller gigs these days – club shows, house concerts, even bigger but still reasonable-sized shows with the reformed DRN.   As he told us …

Preview/Interview: Dan Reed returns to Dreadnought Rock (01//07/17)

Interview by Cameron Arndt   One of the world’s greatest musical talents and a true internationally renowned musician returns to Dreadnought Rock to perform a solo acoustic show on Sat 1st July supported by local heroes The King Lot who will also perform acoustically, with their new line up. After successes with the reformed and rejuvenated Dan Reed Network who toured globally in 2016 and early 2017 (read our review of their excellent show at Glasgow’s Oran Mor here!) this …

New Video/Album News: (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ (King King)

Today King King release the video for the first single from their upcoming 4th record, Exile And Grace. (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ is a full tilt slab of classic, hook filled rock – a heavy blast that Thunder would be proud of, led in by a guitar riff reminiscent of the synth on Won’t Get Fooled Again. The chorus is immediately catchy, and delivered in the video by Alan Nimmo with palpable glee. The new single was mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder …

CD/DVD Review: Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening (Joe Bonamassa)

By Cameron Arndt Joe Bonamassa is back with another high quality live CD/DVD release (out today!). Yep, I can hear the complainers already, ‘Another live DVD!!’ they’ll cry, ‘When will he stop!’ Well I’ve got a simple solution for those folks: Don’t listen, don’t watch, and don’t buy. Problem solved! For everyone else, there’s much to enjoy here. Sure it might be too much for all but the biggest Bonamassa completest to own all his work – especially his myriad …

News/Preview: R&RT Presents Cameron Arndt (Highway 491) Europe Tour 2017

Highway 491 are excited to announce that frontman Cameron Arndt will be taking to the continent this summer for the In The Loop solo acoustic tour, taking in 7 dates across three countries in July 2017. Not only that, but this year will also see the release of the band’s second studio project. In The Loop – The Acoustic Sessions was recorded and produced by the band in May 2017 and – all going well – will be available on the tour dates, …