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Fireworks

Fri
17
Mar

FIREWORKS MAGAZINE’S Massive 148 Page Issue 78 Out Now

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Another massive 148 page issue just crammed full of Hard Rock awesomeness! In-depth interviews with Deep Purple, Thunder and a glorious cover feature with Michael Schenker while also catching up with one of his amazing vocalists, Robin McAuley. Throw in loads more great chats with the likes of Night Ranger, Gotthard, Tokyo Motor Fist, House of Lords, Steve Hacket, Ayreon, Art of Anarchy, Eclipse, Unruly Child, Jim Jidhead, Axxis, Bloodbound, Quiet Riot, Firewind, Battle Beast and so many, many more, including new kids on the block, One Desire and Stefanie.
 
Complementing our usual features, we welcome two new articles this issue, the first of which will be a long-running serial. Dave Reynolds is a name that will be known to many of you, first coming to prominence in KERRANG! back in the 80s when it was every rocker’s bible. Dave now takes a look at his favourite 10 year span across the history of Rock music, 1973–1983, looking at the highlights as well as those releases that flew under the radar. Skip to page 14 to delve back into 1973!
 
Andrew McNeice has been the flag-bearer for AOR and Melodic Rock for the past 20 years, running his www.melodicrock.com website with intense passion and a clear love for the genre. I asked him to discuss what he considered the ten most under-appreciated AOR classics of all time, and the results can be found on page 122.
 
With our usual features, Dave Reynolds talks to 707 and Face Dancer in ‘Bands That Time Forgot’, while in Rob Evans’ ‘Sister Of Rock Column’ he looks at Leigh Matty, Sue Willits, Jackie Bodimead and Amanda Blue.
 
Caesar Barton’s ‘Expert Guide’ delves into Supergroups and Collaborations this issue, while Steven Reid’s ‘Unsung Heroes’ looks at the career of Bob Young (Status Quo).
 
And still we have Breaking Bands, Bookmark, The Vinyl Countdown and more reviews than you could shake a very big stick at!
And of course, there are over 70 free songs included this issue for a completely unmissable, crazy price of only £5.99 (download version only £3.50!!).
 
 
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Wed
08
Jun

FIREWORKS Issue 75

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FIREWORKS #75 - BIGGER, BETTER, HARDER ROCKING!  PRE-ORDER NOW - ORDERS SENT TUESDAY 14th JUNE.  IN SHOPS FROM THURSDAY 16th.
 
The new, improved Fireworks #74 went down VERY well, and new 132 page issue #75 is even BETTER. This issue is packed with awesome female rockers, with ex-Nightwish vocalist Tarja discussing not one, but two upcoming new releases. We also hear from legends Doro Pesch and Lita Ford, along with the likes of Erika, Blues Pills, Lacuna Coil and Scorpion Child.
 
For a trip down memory lane, Dave Reynolds gives us a three and a half page feature on the wonderful Witness, with all new interviews with Debbie Davis and Joey Huffman. Dave also supplies this issue's 'Take 5', looking back on releases which he feels should have been way more successful than they were.
Elsewhere we have the first print interview with Darren Wharton on the new Dare album, which sees Vinny Burns return to his rightful place at Darren's side, supplying the tasteful guitaring that only The Viper can!

And also interviews with Joe Lynn Turner, Ace Frehly and a detailed chat with Punky Meadows as he discusses his debut solo album as well as the Angel days. Plus Jorn, Dan Reed Network, Vega, Chris Ousey, Q5, Kissin' Dynamite, The 69 Eyes, Frost*, Ted Poley, Phantom V, The Jelly Jam, Iron Saviour, Haken, Paul Gilbert, Royal Republic and oh, so much more.
Amongst the features are The Expert's Guide: Mark/Marcie Free and a four-page 'Unsung Hero' in-depth look at the career of Robin George.
Add this to the most extensive and detailed reviews around PLUS a free CD featuring 78 songs, and you REALLY have way more hard-rocking melodic metal than you could shake a reasonably sized stick at.
 
Magazine will be at shops on Thursday 16
th June.  As regards mail order, due to fact we'll be away from Wed-Mon next week, all pre-orders will go out on Tuesday 14th.
Pop on over to http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/index.php?option=com_rokquickcart&view=rokquickcart&Itemid=401 and place your order now.  You KNOW it makes sense!
 
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Mon
14
Dec

FIREWORKS Magazine Issue 73 - Out Now - THUNDER

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Fireworks #73 features an exclusive interview with beloved British rockers Thunder who tell all about coming back with the fantastic 'Wonder Days' and their upcoming live CD and DVD set 'All You Can Eat'. Black Star Riders singer Ricky Warwick has been busy, releasing two solo albums at the same time so we get the story from him on both. Tobias Sammet discusses the latest star studded Avantasia recording, Axel Rudi Pell is back with a brand new album, and we have a great chat with the legendary Status Quo frontmen Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, who describe what it's like to have been in a band that have had hits spanning six decades, as celebrated on their new 'Accept No Substitute' collection.

With the usual wealth of interviews also including the likes of Ugly Kid Joe, Martin Turner, Primal Fear and upcoming British Rock hopefuls Inglorious, there's plenty to entertain you. There is of course the usual mass of reviews covering everything you need, as well as our writers round up of the best releases 2015 had to offer.

Naturally, we continue offering a free CD, this one offering no less than seventy tracks in mp3 form for your listening pleasure. If we can't switch you on to some promising new music, we'll book you in for a hearing test personally.

Hard copy available here at £4.99 plus postage (including free 70 track CD): http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/index.php?option=com_rokquickcart&view=rokquickcart&Itemid=401

Download pdf plus all SEVENTY mp3 tracks available here, for a ludicrously low £3!!: http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/index.php?option=com_digistore&controller=digistoreProducts&task=view&pid=33&cid=2&Itemid=535


 
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Fri
17
Oct

FIREWORKS Issue 66 Out Now

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FIREWORKS #66 OUT NOW!
 
This new issue of Fireworks sees the magazine distributed across the USA (various Barnes & Noble, BAM (Books A Million) and Hastings - full store list ASAP) for the first time, and still going well across Canada and back home here in the UK.

Our new 100 page issue sees megastars Godsmack on the cover (three consecutive Billboard 200 #1 albums and record number of singles in the Rock Top 20) as well as great interviews with SIXX:A.M., Status Quo on their surprising new acoustic album, Ritchie Kotzen, Dennis DeYoung, Counting Crows, Seether, Kobra and the Lotus, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Southside Johnny and many more!
 
Our Scandinavian brothers are well catered for with interviews covering TNT, Freak Kitchen, Dalton, Grand Design, Evergrey and 220 Volt.  Of course, we can't forget the UK, and here we have Gary Hughes telling all about the awesome new Ten album 'Albion', Saracen on their back to basics 'Redemption', Vega on their latest opus, and interviews covering the debuts from Angels or Kings, Skyscraper and the monstrous In Faith. Like your prog? Check out our chats with Flying Colors, Enchant, Neal Morse and The Pineapple Thief.  Combine all this with the most numerous and in-depth melodic rock reviews available, and you really have a bi-monthly bible you can't be without.
 
Available in hard-copy and download from www.rocktopia.co.uk as well as stores across UK, USA and Canada (check out online store-finder for details).
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