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Gig of a Lifetime : Fun Lovin' Criminals, Dome, Doncaster, 1999 - Features
Peter Allison, in our 'Gig of a Lifetime' series, writes of going to see New York hip-hop/alternative rock trio the Fun Lovin' Criminals in 1999 for the first time at the Doncaster Dome

Profile : Dio - Profiles
Peter Allison examines the early 80's career and influence of heavy metal band Dio, the band of the late Ronnie James Dio, who have had recently had their first three albums, 'Holy Diver','The Last in Line' and 'Sacred Heart', reissued

Alabama 3 : Interview - Interviews
Peter Allison talks to Larry Love from Alabama 3 about his band's hip hop and sample-infused latest album, 'Shoplifting 4 Jesus', and which finds them reflecting angrily on the global economy, digital piracy and the London riots.

Fun Lovin' Criminals : Interview - Interviews
Peter Allison speaks to iconic hip hop/rock trio the Fun Lovin' Criminals about their fifteen year musical history and new triple live CD, 'Fun, Live, and Criminal’

Fun Lovin' Criminals : Corporation, Sheffield, 4/6/2011 - Live Reviews
Peter Allison enjoys a flawless set from New York-based hip-hop/rock trio the Fun Lovin' Criminals, who fifteen years into their career continue to mature and to get even better with time

W.A.S.P. : Rock City, Nottingham, 20/11/2010 - Live Reviews
Los Angeles metal veterans W.A.S.P. are now nearly thirty years into their career. Peter Allison finds them to have lost none of their energy or edge in a thunderous show at Rock City in Nottingham

Fun Lovin' Criminals : Plug, Sheffield, 18/9/2010 - Live Reviews
On the first date of a British tour, Peter Allison watches the Fun Lovin' Criminals play a humorous and energetic set in an atmospheric performance at the Plug in Sheffield

Circus of Horrors : City Hall, Sheffield, 24/1/2010 - Live Reviews
Peter Allison enjoys a night of music and tongue-in-cheek-theatricals with Rock and Roll circus freak-show, the Circus of Horrors, at the City Hall in Sheffield

Michael Monroe : Interview - Interviews
Hanoi Rocks front man Michael Monroe talks to Peter Allison about his recent decision to go solo and his new band which includes tGinger from the Wildhearts, Tood Youth from the Chelsea Smiles and Sami Yaffa from the New York Dolls

Circus of Horrors : Interview with Dr Haze - Profiles
The Circus of Horrors is a horror-themed rock-and-roll circus freak show. Peter Allison speaks to its founder and creator Dr Haze about the philosophy behind it and its latest 'Day of the Dead' tour

Gunfire 76 : Interview - Interviews
Gunfire 76 is the new group of glam/punk star and former Murder Dolls front man, Wednesday 13. In what is his second interview with him, he speaks to Peter Allison about his ongoing battle with depression and classic rock and roll sound of his latest band

Grendel : Interview - Interviews
One of the leading acts in the EBM genre, Grendel has been playing to expanding popularity both at home in the Netherlands and also across Europe. Peter Allison speaks to founding member[VLRK]about his group's industrial dance sound and his approach both to music and the music industry

Gunfire 76 : Rock City, Nottingham, 5/12/2009 - Live Reviews
Gunfire 76 is the new rock and roll band of glam rock/punk Wednesday 13. Peter Allison at Nottingham Rock City sees them play an incredible performance which far exceeds the excpetations set down by their somewhat disappoiinting debut album

Grendel : Corporation, Sheffield, 12/12/2009 - Live Reviews
At a show at the Sheffield Corporation, Peter Allison sees Netherlands-based musician Grendel, one of the leading exponents of the Electronic Body Music genre, put on an electrifying performance of hard-edged industrial/dance rock

Alabama 3 : Interview - Interviews
At a gig at Rock City in Nottingham, Peter Allison speaks to D Wayne Love, the voclaist with the Alabama 3, about the political ideals and opinions of his band

Alabama 3 : Rock City, Nottingham, 12/11//2009 - Live Reviews
Although playing a somewhat more lacklustre show than usual, Peter Allison finds the Alabama 3 still to be on superb form at a show at Rock City in Nottingham

W.A.S.P. : Rock City, Nottingham, 28/11/2009 - Live Reviews
Peter Allison enjoys durable American act W.A.S.P.'s theatrical form of heavy metal at a show at Rock City in Nottingham

OAK : Interview - Interviews
Peter Allison speaks to Kidderminster-based industrial-metal group OAK about the hard-hitting effects of the recession on their band and their forthcoming debut album

Nottingham Splendour Festival 1 : Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, 19/7/2009 - Live Reviews
At the Nottingham Splendour Festival, Peter Allison watches the Fun Lovin' Criminals play a set of rogueish charm, and a Pogues' performance quickly descend into chaos

Remedy : Casbah, Sheffield, 20/6/2009 - Live Reviews
At the Casbah in Sheffield, Peter Allison watches up-and-coming classic-rock infleunced group Remedy, who were on their first headlining tour, play a flawless and commanding set

Fun Lovin' Criminals : Interview - Interviews
Peter Allison speaks to Huey Morgan from the much acclaimed Fun Lovin' Criminals about his group's unique merging of musical styles,the band's beginnings on the club scene in New York and 'Classic , their upcoming sixth album

Remedy : Interview - Interviews
Peter Allison at a gig at the Casbah in Sheffield speaks to classic-sounding rock band Remedy about their recent debut EP and their experience and reaction to playing what was their first headlining tour

Soundtrack of Our Lives : 'Come Find Yourself' by the Fun Lovin' Criminals - Features
In the latest in our 'Soundtrack to Our Lives' series, in which our writers describe the personal impact in their lives, Peter Allison writes about first hearing New York trio the Fun Lovin' Criminals 1995 debut album, 'Come Find Yourself', in the midst of the Britpop sensation

Wednesday 13 : Rock City, Nottingham, 21/3/2009 - Live Reviews
At Nottingham Rock City, Peter Allison watches former Murder Dolls frontman and glam/punk star Wednesday 13 play a fantastic and energetic set

Wednesday 13 : Interview - Interviews
At a show in Nottingham, glam rock punk star Wednesday 13 speaks to Peter Allison about his surprisingly downbeat new album 'Skeletons', horror films and hats

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