Rockpalast News

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.
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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”.
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MIG to release PAUL YOUNG Live At Rockpalast soon

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…)

MIG releases STARRY EYED & LAUGHING Live At Rockpalast

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…)

MIG mourns Rockpalast co creator Peter Rüchel

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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…)

New ROCKPALAST rereleases in February

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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…)

MUDDY WATERS – Live At Rockpalast wins two Blues Blast Awards

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Every year The Blues Blast Music Awards honor contemporary Blues artists and their recordings. At one of the biggest Blues events of the season, fans and artists celebrated the 11th Annual Blues Blast Music Awards this year. On Saturday, September 29, 2018, Blues Blast magazine announced the winners of the 2018 Blues Blast Music Awards in ceremonies held at the Tebala Event Center (more…)

Blues Blast Award: Muddy Waters nominated for TWO categories!

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The Blues Blast Magazine has announced the nominees for the 2018 Blues Blast Award.
Muddy Waters’ “Live At Rockpalast” is nominated for two categories:
– Live Blues Recording
– Historical or Vintage Recording

That’s amazing but winning would be even better. So go vote!
Voting is open to anyone who is subscribed to the Blues Blast Magazine (subscription is free) from the (more…)

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