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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 Sara McCarthy Staff Writer – May 7, 2012 at New York State Fairgrounds Chevy Court in New York, NY On a very wet and dreary Tuesday night, Rise Against brought their tour to Syracuse, NY. Despite the horrendous weather, a crowd of about 4,000 descended on the New York State Fairgrounds, it [...]
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 Sara McCarthy Staff Writer – April 22, 2012 at Scranton Cultural Center in Scranton, PA The Avalanche tour made a stop in Scranton Sunday night, nearing the end of a month-long trek across the country. Shinedown, supporting their latest CD Amaryllis, which was released on March 27, [...]
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 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 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 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 [...]
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