Yearly Archives: 2019


Powerplay issue 226
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES “I certainly feel the new Tygers album is without doubt the finest Tygers music that I’ve been involved in, and I’ve been here for 41 years doing this!” says Robb Weir about superb latest offering ‘Ritual’. Promoting the appropriately named new album ‘Risen’, we talk to returning […]

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Powerplay Issue 225
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES With a new producer on board and an analogue recording, ‘Boneshaker’, the lean and mean new album from Airbourne is perfectly named. Two decades in the making, Blind Guardian are finally releasing their incredible ‘Legacy Of The Dark Lands’ album under the name Twilight Orchestra. Also this month, Eclipse […]

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Issue 224
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Always the bridesmaid but never the bride, we hope that latest album ‘Walk The Sky’ will finally elevate Alter Bridge to major festival headline status. Main man Mark Tremonti shared his thoughts on the album and what his band needs to do to top the bill at events […]

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Powerplay 223
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES The greatest gathering of rock talent on the planet has assembled once more for another instalment of Michael Schenker Fest. We talk to the man himself about the new album, the possibility of him working with Klause Meine and Phil Mogg again, and how soon we can expect […]

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August issue important note
POWERPLAY AUGUST ISSUE – MISSING STORES Hey everybody As some of you will have already seen, a mistake by Menzies has led to a small number of WH Smith, McColls and independent stores not receiving their copies of Powerplay’s August issue. I am working with our distributor to resolve the […]

IMPORTANT: AUGUST ISSUE


Powerplay magazine issue 222
Important note about this issue POWERPLAY AUGUST ISSUE – MISSING STORES Hey everybody As some of you will have already seen, a mistake by Menzies has led to a small number of WH Smith, McColls and independent stores not receiving their copies of Powerplay’s August issue. I am working with […]

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Powerplay Magazine 221
The New Powerfiles Chapter 3 of the new power files comes free with this issue (code in magazine). To download them, follow this link. INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Named after the legendary Hollywood Vampires Drinking Club that included Keith Moon, Mickey Dolenz and Ringo Starr among its celebrity members, Hollywood Vampires, featuring […]

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Powerplay Magazine Issue 220
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES From their first ever gig at The Coventry in Queens to playing the most spectacular shows in the world at the biggest venues on the planet, Kiss have achieved the kind of legendary status that only a handful of bands ever reach. Their latest trot across the globe, […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Offering up the band’s best release since ‘1987’, David Coverdale talks about hard rocking new Whitesnake album ‘Flesh & Blood’, his relationship with Ritchie Blackmore and his recently installed bionic knees. With festival season approaching, we bring you our usual round-up of the summer’s action and this […]

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Powerplay Issue 218
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Whether you love them for their humour, despise them for their crudity or simply don’t get them at all, Steel Panther will be on your musical radar. “Don’t judge us,” they plead in an interview that addresses the band’s utter lack of political correctness and shocking attitude […]

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Issue 217
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Third time lucky for the Todd La Torre fronted Queensryche? ‘The Verdict’ is the best we’ve heard from the band in two decades, but luck has nothing to do with it. This is Queenrsyche back to their world-beating best. The band hate being referred to as prog, […]

Issue 217


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES With a UK stadium tour announced for June, Bon Jovi guitarist Phil X talks about stepping into one of the biggest roles in rock. Following their previous concept release, Dream Theater hit us between the eyes with a new album of short and punchy prog metal, Inglorious […]

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