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Review: Stone Free Festival brings top rock acts to the O2 Special

London - The second annual all-day rock festival at London's O2 saw Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow as the headline act, supported by Sweet and Blue Öyster Cult. Digital Journal went along.

Nashville rockers Backup Planet release sophomore album Special

Nashville - Digital Journal caught up with drummer Chris Potocik and quizzed him about the new record, the band's memorable name and their plans for the rest of the year.

Review: Colin Hay Shows Fierce Mercy on New Album

The former frontman of Australian pop/rock icons Men at Work (best known for their 1981 worldwide smash "Down Under") is to release a new solo album next month, his first for two years. Digital Journal was keen to offer an opinion.

L.A. duo 222 release their second album Special

Los Angeles - With their blend of alternative '80s and '90s-influenced rock with modern electronica, vocalist Jade Howard and vocalist/guitarist Dennis Hamlin return with a new 11-track album entitled 'I'm Not Trying to be You... Just Kidding I'm Trying to be You'.

Interview: LA-based trio The Gitas Special

Los Angeles - Sasha and Sal of this edgy, up-and-coming rock band tell Digital Journal all about their exciting new album, 'Beverly Kills'.

Listening to rock music can make you lose board games

Sydney - In one of the strange science research stories of the week, the type of music you listen to when playing a board game can influence your chances of winning and losing. With music selection and the odds of winning there appears to be a gender difference.

Review: Steel Panther and friends hit London's Wembley Arena Special

London - Digital Journal went along to this impressively-sized venue in north London, next to the famous Wembley Stadium, to "feel the steel."

Review: 'Sweet Dreams' memoir is a treasure-trove of rock music accounts Special

While the legends of Rock and Roll certainly have had their turn at telling their story, it's interesting to learn about the contemporaries that followed after them.

Review: Unique sounding rock band The Sneaky Nixons release new single

Liverpool - The quirky Liverpudlian group recently put out a new single, the curiously titled "Schadenfreude." Digital Journal listened to it and watched the video.

Aussie rockers Shadowqueen back with introspective new single

The hard-hitting, yet melodic, three-piece put out their debut, self-titled album in 2012. Now they're back with a brand new single, "Waiting on You," ahead of a second LP due out next year.

Singer/songwriter Josh Kelley keeps on keeping it country Special

The southern boy "went country" in 2009 when he signed with MCA Nashville, after having begun his career playing rock and blues. His latest album is the follow-up to his country debut, 2011's 'Georgia Clay.'

McCartney, the Stones, Dylan, the Who 'confirm' mega concert

Some of rock 'n’ roll’s most iconic names reported to have been booked to perform at a mega music festival happening in the Southern California desert later this year appear to have confirmed the event.

Op-Ed: Annual 4/20 Concert is celebrated by Moonalice Psychedelic roots Special

San Francisco - The psychedelic has not withered away, it continues to live on in the band Moonalice. Formed in 2007 Moonalice is a steady stream of the best of talent and skill that reverberates the essence of rock music.

AC/DC confirms Axl Rose as new lead singer

Hard rocking AC/DC confirmed that Axl Rose is going to front the band as it pushes through with the remaining dates of its Rock or Bust world tour.

Aerosmith may launch farewell tour in 2017

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and the rest of the legendary American rock group Aerosmith may stage a farewell tour next year.

Guns N' Roses announce 21-city reunion tour

Hard rockers Guns N’ Roses are embarking on a 21-city tour across North America in addition to the three performances that the band earlier announced.

Reports: Axl Rose joining AC/DC

Is Axl Rose going to front the AC/DC? Rumors have it that the Guns N’ Roses singer is set to continue the task left behind by Brian Johnson, joining the AC/DC for its 10 remaining dates on its U.S. tour.

Autumn City talks songwriting, future music and more Special

Autumn City, the little band with big sound is quickly making a name for itself in the New Jersey indie rock scene. Three women with immense talent raging their way through dive bars, clubs and venues to showcase the hidden talents of indie artists.

Lee Walsh, lead singer of Bradford-based rock band Warme Special

Bradford - The English five-piece are bringing back a harder edge to rock music and releasing songs with real depth and meaning that pay tribute to the area they grew up in and the lives they knew. Digital Journal contacted their charismatic leader.

Review: Deep Purple release a seven-album boxset on vinyl

One of rock's most influential acts, formed in Hertford, England in 1968, has re-released seven albums from a particularly fruitful period in their history as part of an attractive vinyl boxset.

Keepin' Faith with The Gary Douglas Band Special

A heady mix of classic rock, Americana, country and blues, The Gary Douglas Band have been enjoying quite a bit of success with their second album. Their frontman spoke to Digital Journal.

Musician Marcus Nand agrees that 'time and tide wait for no man' Special

A familiar face on the L.A. music scene, UK-born guitarist Marcus Nand has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Rod Stewart, Rami Jaffee and Mike Inez. Now he's going solo and tells Digital Journal all about it.

Review: Dumb but sometimes amusing ‘Rock & Roll Christmas’ opens in T.O. Special

Toronto - “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” sounds like an absurd parody TV special from “The Simpsons” or “SCTV”. In fact, it kept reminding me of the old “KISS Saves Santa” bit from “Family Guy.” In 2015, life imitates silly art.

Review: The Black Crowes are to re-release their first four albums

Georgia's finest, who called it quits earlier this year after a quarter of a century together, are about to remind us their fans of what we're going to miss - on 180-gram vinyl, no less.

Interview: Aaron Beavers, founding member of Shurman Special

Described as a "high-energy Austin Texas-based roots rock and country soul band," this fervent foursome, led by the singer, guitarist and primary songwriter mentioned above, are about to release a new album, their first since 2012.

Billy Morrison: Interview with a stalwart of the L.A. rock scene Special

Aside from his "day job" as the rhythm guitarist in Billy Idol's band, this English-born musician is preparing to release his second solo album. He also does a bit of painting and a bit of acting on the side. Digital Journal meets him.

HUDSON: Interview with an up and coming rock band Special

The lively Angelenos are to release their second EP later next month. Digital Journal caught up with vocalist David Hudson and guitarist Chris Llewellyn.

Review: Rod Stewart re-releases his first five solo albums

One of the biggest selling artists of all time has put out a solid new CD set made up of the following classics: "An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down," "Gasoline Alley," "Every Picture Tells a Story," "Never a Dull Moment" and "Smiler."

Interview: Adam Zwig tells us all about his first live album Special

The American musician has made six studio albums to date and is now entering previously uncharted waters with "Live At The Wiltern Theatre." Digital Journal spoke to him.

Interview with American keyboard whizz Derek Sherinian Special

The prodigiously talented musician has helped put together an exciting new show — a combination of ballet and live rock music — entitled "Heart of Storm." He discussed it with Digital Journal from a recording studio in Burbank, southern California.
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