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KISS’ LOVE GUN ALBUM GETS DELUXE TWO-CD TREATMENT New version of 1977 studio recording contains previously unreleased demos, live tracks, 1977 Gene Simmons interview and liner notes by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott LOS ANGELES, October 15, 2014—Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees KISS [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – A new name in town, perhaps, but certainly not a newbie, Ronny Lee has just introduced us to his ‘70s/early ‘80s arena rock sound with his first album “Original Retro.” Now an ambitious and talented singer reveals a bit more than his [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – October 3rd, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, CA. – Hellion returned to the mix with an all-star lineup featuring Ann Boleyn on vocals, Scott Warren of Dio Disciples on keys, Simon Wright of Dio Disciples on drums, Maxxxwell on guitar, Greg Smith [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Perhaps the most unique thing about Whitesnake is that this four- or five-piece band is in fact a one man’s band in many respects and that the frequent personal changes within their line-up are nothing surprising. Whitesnake is then a band [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Call it postmodernism or think about the freedom of choice that comes with seniority – there’s more super groups in rock than you can enumerate in one breath now. Still, every classic rock fan must have felt an urgent need to pinch [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – An average melodic rock/AOR fan doesn’t need to be specifically introduced to NIVA. The Swedish act has created quite a buzz among the aficionados of the genre with their first album Magnitude just a year ago – but, as it turns out, [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Revolution is the debut release from Spanish rockers Xtasy. The band began as a studio project consisting of vocalist Silvia and guitarist Jorge in 2011, and the pair recorded a number of tracks over the next 2 years with a bunch of guest musicians. [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – New Super group Devil City Angels performed at Las Vegas at Vamp’d on October 10th. Devil City Angels is comprised of Rikki Rocket, Tracii Guns, Brandon Gibbs, and Eric Brittingham. The band is garnering much attention in the music industry and hope to [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – If you loved the ‘80s, Inside Metal: The Pioneers of Los Angeles Hard Rock And Metal documentary will be right up your alley. Inside Metal chronicles the rise of the heavy metal scene in Los Angeles. The ‘80s were a time of decadence and excess. The [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Lynam is gearing up for a West Coast trek with Gus G. The band will make a special appearance at Vamp’d October 17th. Halfway To Hell is Lynam’s latest release on New Ocean Media. In the past, Lynam has opened for Hinder, Puddle of Mudd, Fuel, and [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – October 4th & 5th, 2014 at Champions Park in Louisville, KY. – Thousands of rock and metal fans descended upon Champions Park in Louisville, KY on October 4th and 5th to catch their favorite bands perform at the first-ever Louder Than [...]
Ep3: Strut, Are You Gonna Go My Way – Soundcheck’s three-part Internet exclusive with Lenny Kravitz wraps up with the last installment of the interview and the live concert performance of the new song “Strut” and the classic “Are You Going My Way.” The interview touches on [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – September 28, 2014 at Mohegan in Uncasville, CT. – Nearly sold out, people shoulder to shoulder, seat to seat, lights dim … then it hits you; with the gut pounding first few bars of “Under and Over It,” Five Finger Death [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Faithsedge has recently released their second studio album entitled The Answer of Insanity. This California-based quartet consists of vocalist/guitarist Giancarlo Floridia, well-respected bass player and producer Fabrizio Grossi, veteran guitarist Alex De [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – As Mötley Crüe are slowly bidding farewell to the rock world, Nikki Sixx has returned with his third studio album with Sixx:A.M. Over three years since This Is Gonna Hurt, this is the first Sixx:A.M. record which doesn’t accompany a book written by [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Mike Tramp is a name that you surely recognize – from his early days spent singing in a front of a Danish teenybopper audience, through White Lion and Freak Of Nature eras to current solo work he’s pursuing since 1998 Capricorn album. But [...]
Scottish rock four-piece Estrella reveal the first single to be released from their second album. The much anticipated track, aptly named, “Here I Am’’ is set for release 24th November. The inspiration for the track was drawn from the guys becoming fed up of being told they need to ‘get [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Swedish hard rock/heavy metal wrecking crew Fatal Smile returned this year with a new album, their fifth overall, titled White Trash Heroes. The hard rocking and relentlessly touring band has released a string of very impressive albums in recent [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – UK-based technical metal band Synaptik makes their debut this year with a full-length album titled The Mechanisms of Consequence. Synaptik is a new band, but its members have an established track record. Guitarist Ian Knight, vocalist John Knight [...]
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