THE AEG VIVE LE ROCK AWARDS 2019

 

ALL-STAR LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR 2ND VIVE LE ROCK AWARDS MARCH 27th AT LONDON’S 02 ACADEMY

 

THE STRANGLERS CONFIRMED TO HEADLINE!

 

Today, the AEG Vive Le Rock Awards can reveal that the headline act this year will be Guildford rock legends The Stranglers, who will be attending to pick up an award and to perform a very special set!

Killing Joke and Lee Thompson from Madness are now also confirmed to pick up awards. These join ‘70s glam rock queen Suzi Quatro, Glen Matlock and Friends, Ed Tudor-Pole and Steve Diggle/Pauline Murray’s Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks) tribute to play, alongside the final solo performance of Barrie Masters (Eddie And The Hot Rods).

Wednesday March 27th sees the second AEG Vive Le Rock Awards taking place at London’s O2 Academy. Following an internet-breaking debut in 2018 with a special performance from The Damned and Friends, Shakin’ Stevens and more, this year’s AEG Vive Le Rock promises an all-star line-up of performers and legendary presenters gathered under one roof for one night only.

 

‘70s icon Suzi Quatro will be joining us as she celebrates the release of her brand new album ‘No Control’. Glen Matlock and Friends will be tearing the house down with an exclusive hit-packed set and there will be a very special tribute to the Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley courtesy of Steve Diggle and Pauline Murray.

 

Not only that, but we will be bringing you the ultimate final solo performance from Barrie Masters of Eddie And The Hot Rods and also our top secret extra special headline band which we will be revealing online in the days running up to the awards.

 

The night will be compered by Ed Tudor-Pole, who will also be performing a clutch of his classic songs.

 

Tickets are strictly limited for this unique show and are available now via Ticketmaster.co.uk. There are also a limited number of special VIP tickets for purchase, which include a glass of prosecco on arrival, a pre-awards party and mixing with the stars, a Vive Le Rock annual, a limited edition 2019 Vive Le Rock Awards T-shirt and after-awards party access.

 

 

 

A new documentary on legendary DEAD BOYS frontman STIV BATORS is to get its UK premiere next month.

Born 70 years ago, the charismatic singer was the original embodiment of the self-destructive punk frontman with Cleveland, Ohio’s DEAD BOYS before embarking on a solo career. He went on to team up with members of SHAM 69 in THE WANDERERS. His greatest success came in the mid-80s with THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH alongside The Damned founder Brian James, Dave Tregunna from Sham 69 and ex-Barracudas drummer Nicky Turner.

The succinctly-titled Stiv, which features heaps of rare and unseen footage, as well as new interviews with all the major players in the singer’s life, is to receive its UK premiere on 24 March at the Regent Street Cinema, London as part of the Soundscreen Festival, presented in conjunction with Vive Le Rock! The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Danny Garcia.

Tickets are available here.

 

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At last, the most anticipated punk rock record of the last few years is finally out.

Heavy Drapes were the brightest burning meteorites in the U.K. punk scene; a band that soared from playing to twenty-odd people in Bathgate in Scotland to the main stage of Rebellion, the biggest punk festival in the world in little over 24 months.

The sudden death of frontman and motormouth Garry Borland was the only thing that could have possibly stopped them and that tragic event has seen the best band in the U.K. dissolve before the release of this, their long-awaited debut album.

Thankfully, the surviving band members and producer Mark Freegard have made sure that the legacy of Garry lives on. He lived and breathed this band and this is exactly how he would have wanted it. Garry spent every waking hour in the pursuit of his dream- the dream that Heavy Drapes would release the best album that they possibly could. It was a long time in the making; that was Garry, it had to be perfect.

These ten songs stand tall and proud; Heavy Drapes took a very simple formula and gave it a towering, enigmatic makeover. Dangerous, glamorous, sexy and soaring, all of the things that punk rock generally isn’t in the modern world. Heavy Drapes have crafted an album that truly doesn’t have a dull moment on it- these songs do not need to be fawned over; they need to be played, loud, proud and indignant, just like Garry.