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Mark Boals

by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Me and four of my best friends went on vacation to Las Vegas, and on May 30 I had a chance to hang out with the one and only Ron Keel, his wife Renee and go to a concert called “Raiding the Rock Vault.” If you are not aware of that all-star tribute [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – February 21st, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – It is hard to believe that it has been four years since the untimely death of the legendary Ronnie James Dio on May 16, 2010. The iconic singer inspired so many people. It is so inspiring that the Dio [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – After a nine-year hiatus, Ring Of Fire featuring former Yngwie Malsteem singer Mark Boals is gearing up for their fourth release entitled, Battle Of Leningrad via Frontiers Records on in North America on Jan. 28. Battle Of Leningrad is a true story of the siege [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Wow! Amazing! Awesome! There is not much more that can be said about Free Fall, the solo debut of Primal Fear / Last Tribe guitarist Magnus Karlsson. The Swede proves himself to be a complete musician – playing everything but drums, and singing lead on three [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – December 15, 2012 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas – Dokken front man Don Dokken brought his annual acoustic West Coast trek to Las Vegas for a special performance at Vamp’d. The venue is one of the Valley’s best with great acoustics and friendly [...]
by Alex Barbieri - Columnist – Don Dokken has said publicly that Dokken’s latest album, Broken Bones, will be their last. If the new album is Dokken’s swan song, then the band is finishing a 30-plus year career (Don Dokken founded the band in 1978) at a creative apex and musical [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Former Yngwie Malsteem singer Mark Boals recently caught up with Hardrock Haven to discuss his vocal work on the current DOKKEN CD BROKEN BONES. In this Exclusive interview for Hardrock Haven Mark discusses what it was like working with Dokken frontman Don [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – Somewhere between prog-rock, instrumental guitar rock and the barefaced theatricality of a Broadway musical, the record at hand is a curious mixture of safe, time-tested styles unified by a pathos-laden melancholy mood, although occasional up-beat tracks such [...]