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by Erik Tweedy Staff Writer – Monsters of Rock Cruise Recap: Cinderella, Tesla, Night Ranger and UFO Headline Festival Party at Sea – February 25 – 28, 2012 The first annual Monsters of Rock cruise kicked off with a huge pre-party on land in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, February 24th with [...]
by Sara Mccarthy Staff Writer – February 29, 2012 at Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY Wednesday night the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY was filled to capacity with fans that grew up with Jane’s Addiction through the ‘90s. Looking forward to a night of good music and reminiscing [...]
by Elsie Roymans Staff Writer – February 29, 2012 at Rockhal in Luxembourg, Belguim When it comes to progressive metal bands, they don’t come much bigger than Dream Theater. The band’s 25-year career has garnered more than 10 million worldwide album sales. Tonight, they were at [...]
by David Cox Guest Writer – February 23, 2012 at THE INTREPID FOX, SOHO, UK Until the other night I hadn’t previously been to a SED Records UK gig at The Intrepid Fox, however I recently heard great things about their monthly live nights and thought it was about time that I attended. This [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – February 22, 2012 at The Underworld in London, UK Currently in Europe road-testing his new self-titled album, the guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine is proving yet again that his solo records remain his most exciting work. After keeping busy touring as a member of [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – February 15, 2012 at The Joint, London in Las Vegas, NV On Feb. 3, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman declared it Motley Crue day. One of the most notorious bands in metal, they raised the bar high as metal’s finest and just wrapped up a three-week residency at [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – February 16, 2012 at The Islington O2 Academy, London, U.K. There comes a time in every rock musician’s life to stand up and deliver on their own. And the way you respond to this challenge is telling in more ways than one. Your chops, your songwriting, and [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – February 13, 2012 at The Underworld, London, U.K. Think of the late 19th century French libertines, but this time clad in leather and animal print, and using music as their weapon of choice instead of literature. That doesn’t mean, however, that our heroes [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – February 11, 2012 at Brixton Academy, London, U.K. There couldn’t have been a greater difference between the finely wrought, multi-layered sound of Mastodon’s latest album and the way they sounded on the London date of their current tour. While most [...]
by Marija Brettle Staff Writer – January 23, 2012 at Demontford Hall in Leicester, U.K. Thin Lizzy- led by three members of the classic line-up; guitarist Scott Gorham, drummer Brian Downey and keyboardist Darren Wharton, as well as the singer and guitarist Ricky Warwick, bassist Marco [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer – Sailing Back To Reality and Insanity: The 70,000 Tons Of Metal Day 4 The shadows from the low eastern sun crossed the deck as day 4 of 70,000 Tons of Metal kicked off with Megora performing at 10 a.m. Thursday on the pool deck. The final band, which closed the [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer – A Trip to Hell: The 70,000 Tons Of Metal Day 3 The Cayman Islands On Wednesday, the heavy metal sailors woke up to find the ship slipping into its anchoring position off the coast of the Grand Cayman Islands. Small tenders soon shuttled several hundred black-clad [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer – A Sea of Blood: The 70,000 Tons Of Metal Day 2 Steaming toward the southwest, with the coast of Cuba visible on the horizon, Day 2 of 70000 Tons of Metal resumed with abandon. For the next 18 hours, there would be a nonstop assault of metal on the ship’s three [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer – Rocking the Boat: The 70,000 Tons of Metal Day One As the ship pushed away from its berth and headed into the Caribbean sea, amps were powered up, lights dimmed, and the heavy metal sailors started to fill the various on-board venues. By 6:30 p.m., the first bands [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – January 23, 2012 at House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV The second leg of the Anthrax/Testament Tour kicked off on Sunday, Jan. 23 in Las Vegas at the House of Blues. What better way to end a long day of NFL football playoffs then with a little headbanging from what [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer January 14, 2012 at Brixton Academy in London, United Kingdom This was Chickenfoot’s second ever show in London, the band having played here previously in June 2009. During between-the-songs banter Sammy Hagar shared that the band loves coming to the UK, while for [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – January 13, 2012 at Vampd in Las Vegas, NV Every once in a blue moon a band comes along and makes you take notice. Newly formed California based band Hotel Diablo is comprised of veteran musicians Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot), Rick Stitch (Ladyjack ex- Adlers Appetite) [...]
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