It’s a Rockpalast – even if the backdrop says otherwise
Of the two concerts of our new The Mission Rockpalast DVD/CD, the one from 1990 was recorded during a phase when the Rockpalast team was in a period of transition.
Due to the introduction of new private TV stations also showing videos clips and shortly after the start of MTV Europe, the interest at Rockpalast had strongly decreased. The 16th Rock night in October (more…)
The Rockpalast concerts to come in early 2018The first three releases "Live At Rockpalast" in the new year 2018 will be Edgar Broughton Band in March, The Mission in April and later Van der Graaf Generator.
New DVD/CD-Boxset with a memorable 1978 Rockpalast concert of Muddy Waters
On January 26, 2018, MIG Music starts the new year with a sensational Rockpalast recording of blues heavyweight Muddy Waters. In December 1978, at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, the “Hoochie Coochie Man” was still at the height of his creative power. Nobody would have foreseen that only five years after, he would meet his maker. On that evening McKinley Morganfield, so his (more…)
Richard Thompson Band – Double fun: Live at Rockpalast Hamburg and Cannes
With our new Rockpalast release we dive deeper into the realm of folk rock: RICHARD THOMPSON, top-class guitarist and songwriter extraordinaire, awarded and honored many times, defined the English version of the term folk rock with FAIRPORT CONVENTION before he went on a solo path. Quite a few of his songs like “Down Where The Drunkards Roll” or “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” are regarded as (more…)
Happy Birthday Rockpalast – 40 years WDR Rockpalast nights
In the night of July 23 to July 24, 1977, the very first of the famous Rockpalast nights being broadcast throughout Europe (another premiere!) took place at the Essen Grugahalle. The first guests on this memorable day evening were Rory Gallagher, Little Feat, and Roger McGuinn’s Thunderbyrd. Many others followed. Forty years – and what a crazy and great time it was! (more…)
The American Blues Blast Magazine nominated the Champion Jack Dupree Rockpalast
In early May, the American web magazine “Blues Blast” nominated our release of the Champion Jack Dupree Rockpalast as one of the best “Historical Or Vintage Recording” of the year. To belong to the circle of nominees is already an honor because, because with its 36.000 subscribers in all 50 states and in more than 90 countrys “Blues Blast” is the world’s biggest (more…)