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by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – What would have happened if ‘70s era-KISS jammed with AC/DC at Motörhead’s headquarters? And what if to add a modern-day production and sound mastering to this explosive mixture? If you ever wondered about it, or tried to imagine yourself such a [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – “Radio, Radio … Play that song … Take me back to when I was young” appears in the first track of Overland’s new release, Epic – and it captures the spirit of the album perfectly. Considering the musical longevity of Steve Overland, that [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – In the early ‘70s and ‘80s, one band that emerged out of Beantown and sold over 31 million records was Boston. Boston was the brainstorm of MIT Graduate Tom Scholz. In 1976 “More Than A Feeling” blasted over Boston radio stations such as WAAF and WBCN. [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Once again a strong Canadian Wind is blowing – this time it is a reunited Harem Scarem delivering a solid and complete re-recording of their classic 1993 album Mood Swings. With a fresh and clean sound plus three new tracks, Mood Swings II should appeal [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – Having made a name for herself and won accolades in the blues and classic rock circles, Joanne Shaw Taylor now seeks to expand her identity with a stunning third album. Part of it is growing up, part – the innate draw of any true artist toward [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Cleopatra Records/Purple Pyramid Records have put together a two-disc collection of rare and unreleased recordings of the late Tommy Bolin titled Whirlwind. Bolin’s brief career was cut short upon his death in 1976. As an artist, he accomplished quite a lot in [...]
by Matt Karpe - Columnist – After two successful EP’s, Furiosity is Monster Truck’s first full length album, packed with hard southern rock fused with some delicious blues guitar rhythms. Vocalist and bassist Jon Harvey has a strong and dominating voice, which is on show straight away on [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – It’s been a minute since the last Heaven & Earth release. The band has been piloted by Stuart Smith since the ‘90s. And since 1998, Heaven & Earth has released two full-length albums; Stuart Smith’s Heaven & Earth 1998 and Windows to the [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Mothership is a ‘70s hard rock-influenced, blues-based, heavy rock band. The band’s self-titled debut release is a 45-minute journey back in time with a focus on the bass, drums and guitar, along with the vocals. Mothership is a three-piece outfit, hailing [...]
by Joe Mis - Columnist – Triumph defined hard rock for many fans in the 1970s and 1980s, and this Canadian trio holds a special place in the minds and hearts of many a rocker. This seminal band reunited after a twenty year break to play Live at Sweden Rock Festival on June 7th, 2008. Their [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – For those who can’t get enough of Queen, Eagle Rock Entertainment delivers a two-disc DVD set of the band’s performance videos. Greatest Video Hits comprises more than three hours of Queen’s promotional videos from the 1970s and ‘80s, 33 videos in all. [...]
by John Kindred Publisher – Four decades since Thunderhead recorded its debut album with the legendary producer Johnny Winter, the band has released ’75. What so special about ’75, you might ask? Well, this is the album that ABC Records shelved, requiring Thunderhead to re-record the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – Few British guitarists have given themselves to the blues with the same tenacity and perseverance as Alvin Lee. What to many of his generation was still a received method, to Lee was an organically absorbed culture he completely assimilated in. And what others [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – Sometimes ignorance truly is bliss. If one did not know any other information about this release, Deep Purple’s new live disc Total Abandon: Australia ’99 would sound like a great idea. However, Purple fans out there should know that this release isn’t [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – California rock band Venrez has just wrapped up a very successful tour with Fuel. Comprised of Steven Berez aka Venrez, Jason Womack on guitar, Alex Kane on guitar, Ed Davis on drums, and Michael Bradford on bass. Venrez is gearing up for a February 28th release of [...]