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by Joe Rocha – Photographer — June 8, 2016 at the Granada Theater in Lawrence, KS. — Pierce the Veil announced leg one of their world tour which began June 5 in Las Vegas in support of their forthcoming album Misadventures. On this leg, the band stopped in Lawrence, Kansas on June [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — Radio rock legends Whitesnake are currently in the midst of a North American greatest hits summer tour. This means spot-on live renditions of “Here I Go Again”, “Is This Love”, “Still of the Night” and many others [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — @ Rock on the Range 2016 Swedish metal exports Avatar exceeded all expectations on their triumphant return to Rock on the Range. Riding on the wave generated from their most recent studio record, Feathers & Flesh, Avatar put on a performance in [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — Not to be confused with the Hard Rock band from Argentina with the same name, this Airbag has released their latest, Disconnected, on the Karisma Records label, and the follow up to their much-lauded 2013 release, The Greatest Show On Earth. As [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — It’s hard not to notice the two contradictive tendencies that seem to dominate the contemporary music industry. Guessing by what the music press headlines scream these days, one would have to use the past rather than the present tense to [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Duff McKagan’s documentary, It’s So Easy and Other Lies hit U.S. theaters for a limited theatrical run on June 3. The film is based on Duff McKagan New York Times best-selling memoir. The authorized documentary released by XLrator Media features [...]
by Grace Kindred – Columnist — Hailing from Los Angeles, hard rockin’ Sixx:A.M. comprises James Michael, lead vocals; DJ Ashba, lead guitar; Nikki Sixx, bass; and Dustin Steinke on drums. The band began its journey in 2007 when it released its first studio album The Heroin Diaries: [...]
AnderStein Music is proud to announce the signing of Room Experience for a special Japanese edition of its debut album, set for release on July 13. The limited edition of the album, initially released in 2015 by MelodicRock Records (feat. 3 bonus tracks), went sold out in less than two weeks after [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Sr. Columnist — Any connoisseur of late ’80s Los Angeles “Hair Metal” (for lack of a better term) is familiar with Silent Rage, who gained some notoriety with their Gene Simmons-produced album, Don’t Touch Me There, released in 1989 on Simmons [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Sr. Columnist — Having realized that virtuosity on its own is rapidly declining in value, Paul Gilbert these days uses comicality and compositional simplicity to attract new listeners. Amusing song titles, jokey lyrics and the overall easy vibe of his new release [...]
by Gary Dean Ash – Sr. Photographer — May 31, 2016 at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO. — Sebastian Bach is currently out on the road wrapping up his U.S. Spring Tour. Dubbed ‘An Evening with Sebastian Bach’ by the man himself, Bach and his band offered up a short [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — The legendary Megadeth recently released their return-to-form thrash-terpiece Dystopia to rave reviews. The album’s success is thanks in large part to the new blood in the band’s ranks in the form of drummer Chris Adler (Lamb of God) and [...]
British melodic hard rock giants TEN to release ‘Battlefield’ with all the TEN songs from their Rocktopia Records period – including all the Japanese bonus tracks and exclusive EP tracks – onto one Limited Edition double CD release (500 copies only) with an exclusive cover by [...]
by Tamara Igleheart – Photographer — May 25, 2016 at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN. — Rob Zombie wrapped up his co-headlining tour with Disturbed and opening band Pop Evil this evening. Touring in support of Zombie’s latest studio album called The Electric Warlock Acid [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — You know it’s a good sign when a band name is taken from a classic New Wave of British Heavy Metal song title. That’s not the only nod to the NWOBHM we get from San Francisco-based heavy metal band Midnight Chaser, who delivered their second [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — With Treat, The Defiants, Drive She Said, Jeff Scott Soto, Sunstrike, Ted Poley, First Signal and Vega all lately releasing a standout collection of music, 2016 is already panning out to be another grand year for fans of the kind of music that never [...]
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