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by John Kindred – Publisher — Multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen returns with his project Ayreon and follows up the group’s 2013 release of The Theory of Everything with the double CD studio release of The Source. Moving from InsideOut Records to the Mascot Label Group [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — More Pain, More Gain is the debut full-length release from the Italian collaboration group Badass. This quartet of Metal stars has pooled talents and come up with something that will definitely kick butt particularly if you are a fan of bass guitar, or like [...]
by Don Higgens – Columnist — Legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice has played with a number of classic artists and bands over the years. He’s kept the beat for everyone from Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne to Vanilla Fudge and John Syke’s Blue Murder. Back in the early ‘80s, he [...]
by Tamara Igleheart – Photographer — March 4, 2017 at the Complex in Glendale, CA. — Aesthetic Perfection closed out their 6-week Industrial Pop Tour run on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at the Complex in Glendale, California with a sold out show. The Industrial Pop band released [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — February 18, 2017 at Boerderij in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands — SOTO, featuring namesake American vocalist Jeff Scot Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Talisman, Axel Rudi Pell, Soul Sirkus, Journey), is currently out on the road on his European leg [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — Rising from the ashes of the Metal band Eye, Vanishing Point was formed in the early 1990s in Melbourne, Australia by guitarist Tommy Vucur, drummer Jack Lukic and bassist Joe Del Mastro, with vocalist Silvio Massaro and keyboardist Pep Sammartino [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist — There have been many great bands named after their founding members. Van Halen, Dokken, Vandenberg, and Vain, come immediately to mind. Now you can add another one to the list — Palace. Michael Palace is the founder, lead singer, guitarist, and [...]
by Shawna Luehring – Photojournalist — February 7, 2017 at Arvest Bank Theater at The Midland in Kansas City, MO. — Pop Evil returned to Kansas City as the headlining act in support of its latest studio album release titled UP. As the band’s popularity grows so does its live [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — February 4, 2017 at Joe’s American Bar and Grill in Burbank, CA — Punk Rock Barbie is a tribute band straight out of one of the quirkiest parts of Los Angeles: Burbank. On February 4th at Joe’s American Bar and Grill on West Magnolia [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Classic Albums Revisited — New Orleans based Lillian Axe was founded by guitarist Steve Blaze. Originally the group performed for their enjoyment but the local music scene helped to propel the interest of music labels. The band — comprised of [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — The debut novel from English writer Alissa Ordabai, Biblically-titled Grapes from Thornbushes, introduces you to a writer with keen insight into the human condition … at least the condition of wannabe rock stars. Grapes from Thornbushes follows the [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Sr. Photojournalist — December 12, 2016 at the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center in Scottsdale, AZ. — The lights dimmed at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts and the video screen on the stage started to display a movie scene that everyone in the room was familiar [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — With the obvious exception of KISS’ die-hard fans, the general audience may not be that familiar with the band’s particular albums and line-up changes as well as treat their credo of “rock and roll all nite, party every day” less than [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — December 4, 2016 at Paradiso Noord in Amsterdam, The Netherlands — After seeing The Dead Daises and The Answer at an earlier gig during the band’s co-headlining European winter tour and really digging the music, I went again. But this [...]
by Jennifer Mann – Photojournalist — November 26, 2016 at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ — Thanksgiving: Expression of gratitude for our blessings and sharing freely with others. Sixx:A.M. shared their Thanksgiving weekend with thousands of enthusiastic, devoted fans in Newark, [...]
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 John Kindred – Publisher — IK Multimedia continues its quest to deliver high-quality virtual instruments for the recording artist. The company’s latest virtual instrument focuses on the bass. MODO BASS® is a customizable physically modeled bass that is easy to use and delivers a [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Still rockin’ the world like a hurricane, the Scorpions are back with another live concert video release. Live in Munich 2012 captures the band on its 2012 tour in support 2010’s studio album Sting in the Tail. This was the final Dec. 17, 2012 show of [...]
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 Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — In preparation for a full-length album release scheduled for early 2017, Florida-based power metallers Seven Kingdoms have put together a solid 4 track EP entitled In the Walls. Their new EP will feature two new tracks from the upcoming album and two [...]
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