Our Best of 2012 (eventually)

Here at Rockgig we don't like to follow the crowd.. so whilst most websites, tv shows, magazines etc did their "Best of 2012" lists in late December, we do ours in late January.  We'd like to say that this is due to our cavalier rock and roll attitude, punk rock defiance and general "we do what we want, when we want" frame of mind - but frankly it took this long to get all 4 people to actually get their lists together!

So brace yourself dear reader for what's bound to be a post that causes plenty of arguments down the pub ...   and if you want to have your say then just add a comment or get in touch on Facebook or twitter.

Right let's begin ..

Nigel Hull - A southerner undercover in the North

Best live shows last year where.

1Judas Priest / Saxon Hammersmith
2 Europe - Leeds
3 Thin Lizzy - Leeds
4.The Union/The Answer - Leeds
5 Quireboys/ Pat McManus - Bradford
6 Magnum - Holmfirth
7 Walter Trout - Leeds

1 Tygers of Pan Tang - Ambush
2 The Union - Siren's Song
3 Europe -Bag of Bones
4 U2 - U22 (Fan Club Album)
5  The Answer - Revival
6 Joe Bonamassa - Driving Towards the Daylight


Mark Evans - Our man everywhere else


1 Threshold March Of Progress
2 Rush Clockwork Angels
3 Halestorm A Strange Case Of
4 Europe Bag Of Bones
5 Flying Colors

Worth a mention to H.E.A.T.'s "Address The Nation",Eclipse's "Bleed And Scream" and Jimi Jamison's "Never Too Late".
And agreeing with Nige the 2 ep's of the year F.M.'s "Only Foolin'" and The Temperance Movement's "Pride".


1 Night Ranger(Islington even better than 2011)
2 Dream Theater (Wembley Arena)
3 Anthrax (Oxford Academy)
4 Megadeth (Electric Ballroom Camden)
5 Chickenfoot (Brixton Academy)

Worth a mention FM's Indiscreet show,Vega at The Borderline,seeing Ten at last(twice),Richie Sambora at Shepherd's Bush and the Little Angels/Skin/The Temperance Movement show.

Live dvd/cd

1 Metallica Quebec Magnetic
2 Iron Maiden En Vivo
3 Y&T Live At The Mystic

Looking forward to in 2013

FM "Rockville" cd and tour supported by Vega who release their "What The Hell" cd on the same day March the 11th.
W.E.T. "Rise Up" cd.
Rush Clockwork Angels tour and live dvd.
Dream Theater new live dvd and new cd hopefully!
Joe Bonamassa at Shepherds Bush Empire.


Shazz - Admin extraordinaire, dog walker, mother, driver, lover, fighter...


1. Tyketto - Dig in Deep
2. Europe - Bag of Bones
3. H.E.A.T - Address the Nation
4. Ten - Heresy & Creed
5. Halestorm - The Strange Case of


1. Europe - Nottingham Rock City
2. FM - Shepherds Bush
3. Nickelback - NIA
4. Vega - Borderline, London
5. Dream Theater - Wembley, London
6. Nightranger - Islington, London


1. Y&T - Live at the Mystic
2. AC/DC - Live at River Plate
3. Iron Maiden - En Vivo


Nige - Editor in Chief (it says here)

Joe Bonamassa - Driving Towards the Daylight
Saving Abel - Bringing Down the Giant
ZZ Top - La Futura
Europe - Bag of Bones
Green Day - !Uno!

Special mention  2 ep's - FM "Only Foolin" and "The Temperance Movement"

Nightranger - Islington Academy
Beth Hart - Shepherds Bush
Chickenfoot - Brixton Academy
Black Stone Cherry - Southampton
Richie Sambora - Shepherds Bush
 - even a special mention for the American Idiot Musical - very unexpected, very good!

DVDs- Celebration Day Led Zep.

Let's see what 2013 brings our way ...

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