In the 1970s, the Berlin based rockgroup Karthago achieved great successes and “belonged to the elite of the German rock scene” (Hamburger Abendblatt). Foreign music magazines, like “Sounds UK” or “New Musical Express” expressed similar views, calling Karthago “The best German rock band of the 70’s” (NME). In 1978, Karthago split up for the first time. In 2003, the band reunited with the (more…)
Started in 1976 as a Deep Purple cover band, the four Northern Irish school friends, singer and guitarist Jake Burns, guitarist Henry Cluney, bassist Gordon Blair and drummer Brian Faloon, discovered punk in 1977. After Blair’s departure from the band, he was replaced by Ali McMordie, the name “Highway Star” no longer seemed appropriate for a snotty punk band and so from then (more…)
Dear friends, partners and fans,
The times are unreal, almost unimaginable, like in a bad Hollywood blockbuster. But we have to go through it. Solidarity is needed now, with our work colleagues, our families and friends, our neighbours and the people on the street. So that we can stay healthy, protect our fellow human beings and of course ourselves. Many things will change, some things will no longer be the way (more…)
It was the idea of Peter Bursch (founding member and leader of the German Krautrock legend Bröselmaschine), to put together an illustrious crowd of popular musicians and to organize a Jimi Hendrix Rockpalast Tribute concert in 1991, twenty years after the death of one of the most influential guitarists in rockhistory. Rockpalast mastermind Peter Rüchel and director Christian Wagner got enthusiastic about this (more…)
According to the motto “No filler, just killer” Paradise Lost raised a lot of dust at the Bizarre Festival on 19th August 1995 in Cologne/Germany with bangers like ‘Embers Fire’, ‘Remembrance’ or ‘True Belief’.
Paradise Lost’s LIVE AT ROCKPALAST offers not only fans but also the members of the band the opportunity to refresh their memories. “In this hot stage of our career we (more…)
The Rockpalast of WISHBONE ASH was recorded on 1st December 1976 in the Sporthalle Cologne and shows the inventors of the legendary dual lead-guitar/twin guitar sound” with the classical line-up of the band from Andy Powell (guit., voc.), Martin Turner (bass, voc.), Steve Upton (dr.) and Laurie Wisefield (guit.) in captivating form and mood. In 1976 Wishbone Ash was at the zenith of (more…)
When Paul Young entered the stage of the Grugahalle in Essen with his band The Royal Family on 30 March 1985, he was at the height of his career and the most successful British pop star of his time. His album “No Parlez” had broken all sales records, the follow-up album “The Secret Of Association” was about to start at (more…)
The Rockpalast was still in its infancy when the British band STARRY EYED & LAUGHING entered the stage of the Cologne WDR studio L on 24 February 1976. Only a handful of bands like the Streetwalkers, Man, Procol Harum, the Climax Bluesband or Alexis Korner had the honour to perform live in the Cologne studios and later to be broadcasted (more…)
The death of Peter Rüchel is a great loss for the entire German music scene. He was without doubt, together with Christian Wagner, the forefather of the music format Rockpalast and with his decisions had an enormous influence on the development of the music scene not only in Germany, but in many European countries.
From 1976 onwards, Rockpalast’s artistic selection not only brought the (more…)
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On February 22nd DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN – Live At Rockpalast 1978 + 2008 (3CD+2DVD Set) and COMMANDER CODY – Live At Rockpalast 1980 (CD/DVD Set) two new rereleases will be added to our Rockpalast catalogue.
DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN:
When Dickey Betts entered the stage on the (more…)