The Mission – “Live At Rockpalast”
Besides their very successful albums such as “God’s Own Medicine” (1986), “Children” (1988) and above all “Carved In Sand” (1989), “The Mission” primarily established themselves as a live band: whether as a support act for (i.e.) “U2” or “The Cure” or as famous European festivals’ headliner – or on their own distinct tours. Wayne Hussey stresses in a lot of interviews that the key to the band is the live experience which you can rarely fully portray on the albums.
Van der Graaf Generator – “Live At Rockpalast”
„…it’s difficult to think of comebacks more impeccable than Van der Graaf Generator’s”, the BBC wrote in awe about the over 50 years old progressive rock band’s reunion.
At the time, Peter Hammill (guitar, keyboards, singer), Hugh Banton (organ, piano), Guy Evans (drums) as well as David Jackson (saxophone, cross flute) Van der Graaf Generator’s “original line up”.
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…)