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By STEVE MASCORD THERE are rock’n’roll war stories and then there’s the saga of Killer Bee, a trans-Atlantic hard rock band ripped off before injury was added to insult. Hot Metal recently spent more time than we should have on the phone to Brian “Bee”…

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By ALISON “MetalBabe” COHEN KANSAS City-based power thrash metal band Hellevate have released two full-length albums and an EP, including their most recent release, the 2016 Weapons Against Their Will. The band have encountered several fluctuating lineups…

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Album review – ACCEPT – The Rise Of Chaos By NEIL WILSON I AM a long-time fan of this legendary German heavy metal band since Breaker (1982) and can 100 per cent honestly say:  I absolutely LOVE the latest album! The Rise Of Chaos – the band’s fourth…

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OF ALL THE BOOKS I have worked on, over 30 years and including titles by high-profile figures such as Steve Waugh, Peter Brock and Wayne Bennett, I’ve never had a more universally positive reaction to a book as I have received for Touchstones. In one…

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MEDIAWEEK’s James Manning and Kruti Joshi were joined this week for the regular news podcast by author, The Sydney Morning Herald NRL blogger and rock music aficionado Steve Mascord. After an exhaustive world tour promoting his new book “Touchstones”,…

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By TINA PEEL SYDNEY band You Am I are on a roll. Their Goddamn record is finally on the shelves, after much pfaffing around, they’re getting grand reviews when they play the gigs that matter (and generating no less excitement when they fuck it up),…

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AS EVERY Speccie reader certainly will be aware and no doubt heartily applaud, the game of rugby league was born in the north of England as an assertive child of the working class. The northern clubs, determined to pay their players for missing a shift on…
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