Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth (2012)

To be honest this is something of a big deal. Even before a note has been heard, what I have in my hands is arguably the first important release from Van Halen in decades. No offence to Sammy and Gar...

Aerosmith – Rocks (1976)

Aerosmith released their Rocks album in 1976, the year after I was born. It would take me a further 14 years before I would hear it, but since that day in 1990 it has remained a firm favourite in my ...

Duff McKagan’s Loaded – The Taking (2011)

I have a lot of respect for Duff McKagan. I think out of the original Guns N’ Roses members he has proven the most interesting. To put it in context – whilst Axl spent 13 years recording a medi...

Def Leppard – Mirrorball (2011)

On the 3rd of June Def Leppard release their first live album of their career. When Mirrorball started I was blown away and enjoying it very much. By the end I was frustrated and pissed off by it. Wh...