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Album Reviews: 6825
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Ratings: 4520
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23-01-2018 19:27
R.I.P Dave Holland, drummer, ex Trapeze and Judas Priest. Aged 69.

22-01-2018 21:32
Wonderful recent interview with Gary Numan.

21-01-2018 21:04
Lucky and now skint, judging by the winning bid!!

21-01-2018 20:47
Some lucky Jeff Lynne fan got a real rarity!

21-01-2018 09:43
Yep in Argent, especially as Rod Argent and Jim we’re cousins.

21-01-2018 07:43
Didn't Rodford also play in Argent and Charlie too?

20-01-2018 22:04
Jim Rodford, bass player, The Kinks, Phoenix (I think?), but I remember him with The Zombies, saw live a while back. RIP

17-01-2018 21:50
In response to Cyrille Regis, BBC 2 repeat the Adrian Chiles documentary, Whites v Blacks, How Football Changed A Nation, unbelievable true story, worth watching

17-01-2018 18:44
Review of the rather splendid `Hornal` album is in the works too.

17-01-2018 01:57
Dave and Jeff's best of 2017 wrap-up's just around the corner too.. computer work

About Us
Last updated: 11 December, 2017

Welcome to (or GDM to the rest of us), the site for all you need to know about true classic rock and AOR. If you consider yourself to be a trainspotter of melodic hard rock from yesteryear, then you will find a home here. If new, please register (by following the instruction in the last line of this post). You will be able to sign in once you get confirmation from the Site Admin. This is done as a security precaution, as there are many devious webbots trying to compromise the site by falsifying login procedures.

This site is optimized as a minimum - to a 1366x768 display ratio, but you really can go higher, up to 1920x1080, though the wider the screen dimension, will also widen the center panel. We have a left panel and centre panel only.

A little bit about this site. We've been going consistently now since May 1999. We were originally called HEART of the ROCK, and had a dinky little website hosted by back in those early days. There were a bundle of informative sites back in those early days. Some of you may remember AOR Basement, AORland, Mood Swings, On The Rocks, and a few others. Sadly, many of those sites fell by the wayside, usually the weekly grind of writing and uploading content getting the better of many an aspiring online rock journalist.

As technology got better, we shifted with the times and experimented with different medium in which to get our articles across. It wasn't until about 2003 that we moved into a front-end Portal/back-end Database structure, leaving behind four years worth of pain and heartache working with static HTML. God, what a grind that was! During this transition, we opted for a name change, moving to the domain name of GLORY-DAZE. We couldn't grab the domain, so we opted for the next best thing: We fluffed around with some web portal software like PHP-Nuke, and Dragonfly, but there were serious security concerns with those systems, and after exploring around and getting some recommendations, we finally settled on PHP-Fusion.

GLORY-DAZE suffered somewhat at the hands of a failing data center in Houston Texas, so much so that our site was being compromised. We made the decision to move to a new data center, upgrade to the very latest version of PHP-Fusion v7.0 (which required a huge data transition/upgrade), and used the opportunity to change the domain again (talk about keeping it fresh) to A bit of a mouthful I know, but as a branding exercise, it works.

There is still room to modify parts of the site, but because v7.0 has invalidated a lot of the older code we used, we have to wait until coders/developers go through the upgrade path and bring their applications (known as infusions in PHP Fusion terminology) up to speed. As at end of 2017, we hope to be trialling v9.0 of PHP-Fusion in 2018, but I've been holding my breath for a very long time on this, so best not to get my hopes up.

There are some neat features on this site, which we'll take some time explaining.

Firstly, everything on the site is contained in a mySQL database, which is backed up regularly. The site has web security in the backend as well as the frontend. We use .htmaccess files to lock down bandwidth (plus image theft), plus we have an invisible security module running 24x7 that handles spam, flooding and hacks. We are an SSL enabled website; our URL is:

Navigation - go to the menu/strip at the top of the website page.

Search - We use Duck Duck Go as our internal Search Engine. We also have old legacy Search system too, which is still available for use.

Our Forums - we've made most of these member-only viewable forums. The member only stuff contains a wealth of goodies such as downloads, fileshare links etc that we don't expose to the public (for security reasons).

Other features include: Avatar usage, Shoutbox, Commenting, Rating and Polls.

To contact us, click on our Contact Us page (in the navigation menu).

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