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by Brenda McTaggart – Columnist — November 26, 2016 at The Diamond Rock Club in N. Ireland — RavenEye come to the end of another U.K. tour, and much to the delight of Northern Irish fans, the band found its way back to The Diamond Rock Club for its penultimate show. RavenEye, an [...]
by Michael Allen – Guest Columnist — November 18, 2016 at The Carlsen Center in Overland Park Kan. — Say what you will about Foreigner, but, at this point, a lot of people consider it a cover band. Jeff Pilson and Kelly Hansen have been in the band for nearly 13 years. As for Mick [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — November 24, 2016 at the Phoenix Lounge in Harrisburg S.D. — So Ron Keel, ever the nomad, found his way to Sioux Falls, S.D. about a year ago. Dude don’t stay long in one area, so those of us in the Dakota Territories are glad to have him [...]
by Joe Rocha – Photographer — November 13, 2016 at The Folly Theater in Kansas City, MO. — British Prog-Rock veteran, Bruce Soord first U.S. tour opening for Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, Steven Wilson, made a stop in Kansas City November 13th. Known for his mainstay [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Sr. Photojournalist — October 30, 2016 at Forest National in Brussels, Belgium The Melodic Death Metal band Amon Amarth is currently out on the road for its European & UK Tour with special guests Testament & Grand Magus. The tour made a stop at the Forst [...]
by Joe Rocha – Photographer — October 22, 2016 at Aftershock in Merriam, KS. — Dope recently announced the U.S. dates of their Revolver Magazine sponsored “Die Mother Fucker Die” Reunion Tour, featuring support from the bands Flaw and Motograter. The Dope reunion tour [...]
by Jade Jadranka – Sr. Photographer — October 14, 2016 at Temple of Boom in Leeds, U.K. — Grunge Punk Rock band Barb Wire Dolls recently stopped in Leeds, U.K. at the small club, Temple of Boom during its 2016 UK/European tour. Fronted by the spirited and combative singer Isis [...]
by Erik Tweedy – Columnist — Back in 2012, the fine folks at Chelsey Productions, began the Monsters of Rock cruise series with a great lineup based around some of the more popular, and still touring, bands from the ‘80s such as Tesla, Cinderella, Firehouse, Stryper, Y&T and many [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Sr. Photojournalist — October 12, 2016 at Den Atelier in Ancienne Belgique in Brussels Steel Panther currently on the road doing a run of European dates. Steel Panther was formed in 2000 and is Michael Starr (lead singer), Satchel (guitarist), Lexxi Foxx (bass) and [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — Volbeat blasted their way into Utah’s capitol city on a warm and perfect September evening and rocked their way through almost 90 minutes of their blend of Thrash, Metal, Hillbilly and Punk. The venue, tucked into the west side of Salt Lake City, [...]
by Chris Baird – Photographer — Hellyeah live! (Chris Baird / WRAL Contributor). Hellyeah plays the Cone Denim Entertainment Center in Greensboro, N.C. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Band: Chad Gray Tom Maxwell Vinnie Paul Kyle Sanders Christian Brady HELLYEAH Concert Photo Gallery « [...]
by Chris Willow – Columnist — Photo by Chris Willow Former Deep Purple frontman David Coverdale’s Whitesnake is currently in Europe supporting ‘The Greatest Hits Tour 2016.’ The band’s current lineup features Joel Hoekstra – guitar, Reb Beach – guitar, [...]
by Andrew Bryant – Columnist — August 13, 2016 at AVI Casino in Laughlin, NV — Skateboard supremo, Tony Hawk, probably didn’t have Stryper in mind when he stated, “I believe that people should take pride in what they do, even if it is scorned or misunderstood by the public at [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — The annual Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival took place August 13-14, 2016 in Courtrai, Belgium. This year’s lineup included Whitesnake, Twisted Sister, Within Temptation, Anthrax, Airbourne, Ministry, Children Of Bodom, Devildriver, [...]
by Joe Rocha – Photographer — July 27, 2016 at Aftershock in Merriam, KS. — 3 Pill Morning, currently out on the road touring in support of Thousand Foot Krutch returned to Aftershock in Merriam, Kansas. Also supporting Thousand Foot Krutch are fellow rockers Adelitas Way and [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — Lokerse Feesten is a 10-day festival, August 5 – 14, in Lokeren, Belgium, that provides a nice mix of Belgian and international top artists. Featured Bands: Limp Bizkit, Garbage, Parkway Drive, Van Morrison, Slayer, Faithless, Suicidal [...]
by Jadranka Jade – Photographer — Ramblin’ Man Fair is an annual music festival celebrating Classic, Contemporary and Progressive Rock, Country & Blues. This year Spirit of Rock present Ramblin’ Man Fair returning for the 2nd year to Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent on Saturday [...]
by Cynthia Jo – Sr. Columnist — Behind the genres of Hardrock and Hardcore is a little genre that more than a few people enjoy. That genre rides on the emotional cusp of nostalgia—and this summer has that theme written all over it. For those who hold the Emo genre dear to their [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — July 28, 2016 at Providence Medical Amphitheater in Kansas City, KS. — The 2016 Vans Warped Tour, sponsoredpresented by Journeys, made its annual stop in Kansas City for its 22nd edition. With a lineup that in many ways signals a return to the [...]
by Joe Rocha – Photographer — July 21, 2016 at the Riot Room n Kansas City, Mo. — Prepare for a shred-tastic summer as the Los Angeles-based heavy metallists HOLY GRAIL and fellow SoCal shredders EXMORTUS are joined by Portland-based traditional metal act SPELLCASTER on the [...]
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