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by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – December 15, 2012 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas – Dokken front man Don Dokken brought his annual acoustic West Coast trek to Las Vegas for a special performance at Vamp’d. The venue is one of the Valley’s best with great acoustics and [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist – November 27, 2012 at Rock City in Nottingham, UK – Eight o’clock sharp, the band enter the stage in a shroud of darkness. They erupt from the backing track into the rocking but soulful ‘Riches To Rags’ and ‘Not Supposed To Sing The [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – November 17, 2012 at Den Atelier in Luxemburg – Dave Weiner, currently on tour with Steve Vai in Europe, was recently given the opportunity to open for Vai. His most recent album, A Collection of Short Stories: Vol. 1, was released in 2012. [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – October 31, 2012 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV – GUNS N’ ROSES kicked off their 12 show Las Vegas residency beginning October 31st through November 24th at The Joint in Las Vegas. In honor of the event Paradise Road was renamed Paradise City [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – October 26, 2012 at Hard Rock On The Strip in Las Vegas, NV – In tribute to of one of the greatest vocalists in Metal genre, Ronnie James Dio, the Dio Disciples are currently on tour performing one of the most engaging set list of songs that [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – October 27, 2012 Den Atelier in Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg Band: Phil Anselmo – vocals, Jimmy Bower – drums Pepper Keenan – guitar Kirk Windstein – guitar Patrick Bruders – bass Set List: Eyes of the South [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – October 26, 2012 The Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom – Six years between tours and sixteen years between albums is enough for a whole generation of fans to start forgetting that peculiar scent of bombast mixed with frailty Dead Can [...]
by Marcel M. Groeneveld – Columnist – October 10, 2012 at De Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Richie Sambora kicks off tour in Europe! What do you do if you are in one of the biggest rock bands from the last 3 decades, had some bumpy roads to cross in your personal life, getting over [...]
Steve Vai ‘s The Story of Light ends US tour 2012 at Agoura Hills, California. October 13, 2012 Review and photo’s by: Craig Newman October 13, 2012 at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA Living legend and influential guitarist Steve Vai came to Southern California ending his US 2012 tour. Vai [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – October 12, 2012 at The Underworld Club, London, United Kingdom For many the choice this evening was between going to see Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones at the London premiere of Led Zeppelin’s new film “Celebration Day” or [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – October 11, 2012 Brixton Academy, London, United Kingdom It’s difficult to pinpoint what exactly made this show so special. One thing is for certain: this was undeniably the best – and the most puzzling – rock concert this writer went to in [...]
by Alex Barbieri & Jonna Ambur – Senior Columnist / Photojournalist – OCTOBER 4, 2012 AT WEBSTER THEATER, HARTFORD, CT On a Mission to Bring Back Old School Metal Some of Connecticut’s best and heaviest bands kicked off this much-anticipated thrash fest. Continuum from [...]
by Eric Nikolaev – Guest Columnist – October 10, 2012 at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, CA Edge of Paradise live at the Majestic Ventura Theater was a great night for the band and its hungry metal fans. Edge Of Paradise is an upcoming heavy metal band with an industrial and [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Sept. 27, 2012 at the Beaumont Club in Kansas City, Mo. Nightwish’s Imaginaerum North American tour rolled through Kansas City on Sept. 27, with special guest Kamelot. Interestingly enough, only several days after the concert, vocalist Anette Olzon and [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – September 1, 2012 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV As Summer refuses to come to a close in Vegas, the very successful Rock Of Vegas Summer ’80s concert series at Fremont Street Experience wrapped up with a special performance by Dee [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – September 14, 2012 at the Borderline in London, UK Kip Winger does those acoustic stripped-down shows once in a while in London – small club gigs where he appears armed with just his acoustic guitar and his voice. The latter is his most [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – August 26, 2012 at the Vegas Rocks Magazine Awards After Party at Vinyl in Las Vegas, NV One of the hardest working bands in Las Vegas, The Sin City Sinners performed at the Vegas Rocks Magazine Awards After Party at Vinyl on August 26th. The night was [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – August 12, 2012 at The Studio in Webster Hall in New York City, NY Touring in support of their breakthrough new album L’Enfant Sauvage Gojira have made a last-moment decision to add a second show while in NYC in August after selling out the [...]
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