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by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — July 7, 2012 at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV Fremont Street Experience is bringing back the ’80s this summer featuring some of the greatest acts to top the Billboard Charts during the heyday of rock and metal. One band whose music [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — July 20, 2012 at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Opening the European leg of this year’s G3 in Amsterdam, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Steve Morse have managed to sell out the 5500 capacity Heineken Music Hall, Holland’s [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — July 6 2012, At Sunset Station in Henderson, NV Great White who are currently on tour in support of their latest release Elation performed to a sold out audience of 5000 fans at Sunset Station in a free listener appreciation concert sponsored by Las Vegas [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — July 12, 2012 at HMV Forum, London, United Kingdom Tired of rock, but somewhat superficial in his flirtations with world music is how Robert Plant came through this evening. Add to this his urge to distance himself from the intensity and the drama [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — July 6, 2012 at Under the Bridge Club, London, United Kingdom What began for Mick Taylor almost half a century ago in London’s sweaty clubs cram full of cranks and eccentrics, has now gone full circle. Playing last week at the 500-capacity Under [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — July 5, 2012 at Brixton Academy, London, United Kingdom He came, he saw, he performed, and – presumably – has already left town, also leaving us to ponder how a chubby, stilted cat with awkward stage moves, who can’t sing, doesn’t play [...]
by Chris A. Staff Photojournalist — June 26, 2012 at Riverbend Amphitheater in Cincinnati, Ohio Rolling with the changes is something veteran rockers REO Speedwagon have been known for. A veritable “hit machine” in their heyday, their catalog of hits and familiar melodies is staggering. [...]
by Jon Ousey Guest Writer — June 28, 2012 at The Intrepid Fox in London, UK Hornet were back in town tonight at Soho’s legendary rock and metal bar, The Intrepid Fox and I couldn’t wait. Rock ‘n’ roll could have pretty much summed up the scene that night as probably seventy percent or [...]
by Craig Newman Guest Writer — June 22, 2012 at the Staples Center at Los Angeles, CA For four decades the Scorpions have given us quality rock music with love, relationships, party and politics in their music and lyrics with respect. The band is currently on their two year farewell tour, Get [...]
by Craig Newman Guest Writer — March 23, 2012 at the Canyon Club at Agoura Hills, CA Supporting MSG’s latest album Temple Of Rock brought about the reunion of Michael Schenker and Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group) for their first U.S. tour together in almost 20 years. The show was [...]
by Sara McCarthy Staff Writer — May 20, 2012 at The Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY On a recent Sunday night, Syracuse was treated to a night of the adventurous and unique music offerings of Primus. The Landmark Theater recently renovated and brought back to its’ original glory, was the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer — May 26, 2012 at Divan du Monde, Paris, France The idea of France as a high-tech guitar hotspot takes some getting used to, but anglo-centric doubting Thomases were given something to chew on after tonight’s show at Divan du Monde. The gritty, grotty Parisian [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer — May 19, 2012 at O2 Academy in Birmingham, UK Black Sabbath’s hugely anticipated homecoming reunion gig was somewhat marred by Bill Ward’s absence and the internet palaver which preceded it, but in the end the show didn’t turn into a riot, a rally in [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer — April 15, 2012 at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood, CA The legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill in West Hollywood celebrated its 40th Anniversary on April 15. The Rainbow first opened its doors in 1972. Over the years, the eclectic venue was a haven for many a [...]
by Robert Thompson Guest Writer — April 26, 2012 at at The Intrepid Fox in London, U.K. It was another rainy day in London and yet again I was soaked through by the torrential downfall which has been April and with no work tonight I was finally free again on a Thursday evening wondering what [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer — April 5, 2012 at Purple Turtle in London, U.K. Keeping in step with the perpetually changing underground rock scene, the famous Purple Turtle bar in London’s Camden Town is now hosting a radically different breed of rock star candidates compared to 5 or even [...]
by Jimmy Millard Guest Writer — March 29, 2012 at THE INTREPID FOX, SOHO, UK It was Thursday night and I and a few mates decided to head down town for the Hornet show with support from The Burning Crows and Black State Highway at The Intrepid Fox. After reading a live review from last months [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer — February 17, 2012 at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, NV Back by popular demand, Styx returned to Vegas for a sold out performance at the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, NV. This was my first time at the venue and the acoustics were perfect for this outstanding [...]
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 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 [...]
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