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by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – French guitar guru Christophe Godin continues on his cultural deconstruction mission with the trademark mixture of virtuosity and kooky humor. Most know Godin as the leader of the now legendary outfit Mörglbl – the most original, if not the best, [...]
Band Opens the Vault, Giving Access to Musicians & Students LOS ANGELES — March 27, 2013 — Jammit®, the leading music platform for jamming with original multi-track master recordings, announces its partnership with legendary band, ‘Heart’. Jammit’s platform allows musicians of all [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – November Red is the third release from the German progressive metal band Dante, and a fine release it is. This epic seven track CD is a solid follow up to their prior releases, The Inner Circle (2008) and Saturnine (2010), and the 2 plus year gap between albums [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – This may be instrumental guitar music, but it grabs and transports you swifter than most top bands with a hot singer. Not your stereotypical six-string noodler who’d exhaust you before he makes his point, Lafuente focuses on describing the world around [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Diamond Lil is another band from the Midlands in the U.K. It seems there is something in the water because Britain delivers up another quality rock band for your listening pleasure. The band’s humble beginnings for this incarnation of the band can be traced [...]
by Sherry Thomas - Columnist – Based in Portugal, The Fuzz Drivers are a new band that is creating quite a buzz. The quartet, formed in 2010, comprises Marcelo Viera (vocals), Duarte Carvalho (drums), João Lopes (bass) and Sérgio “Mad Mag” (guitar). Their sound is described as [...]
by Sherry Thomas - Columnist – When some people hear the term “supergroup,” they assume it’s just a group of well-known musicians who are looking to make a quick buck. However, that is not the case with the power trio of dUg Pinnick (King’s X), Eric Gales (Eric Gales Band) and [...]
by Sherry Thomas - Columnist – Zak Stevens and Company are back with their sixth studio album, Seasons Will Fall, and it is well worth the wait. The highly anticipated album is set for release on Jan. 25, via earMUSIC/Edel. Seasons Will Fall offers 12 tracks that will please longtime fans and [...]
by Sherry Thomas - Columnist – Dave Kilminster is no stranger to progressive music fans. He is best known as the touring guitarist for Roger Waters on The Wall – Live tour and with Keith Emerson. Recently, Kilminster performed with Waters at the Hurricane Sandy relief concert, 12.12.12, [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – Whether you look at the States, South America, Japan or Europe, Kiss never had a problem selling out arenas; especially now that the European market gets to enjoy a major tour every couple of years by the iconic group, it is hard to counter-argue that Kiss [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Lucid Fly is not a new band, but it is probably a new name to most. The Florida-based trio has been kicking around the music scene since 2001 and is at long last preparing to release a full-length CD. For those who are into the darker, more Gothic side of metal [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – With the 70th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’ birthday round the corner, Eagle Records delivers arguably the most relevant tribute release one could have hoped for: Gary Moore plays Hendrix! It is the work of rock’s ultimate icon recreated by Irish guitar [...]
by Cameron Edney - Guest Columnist – 2012 has turned into a banner year for rock fans; first rock legends Kiss released their new album MONSTER, and now the iconic Aerosmith just unveiled their new studio album Music From Another Dimension. Aerosmith have been hard at work on this and it sure [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – After The Dollyrots third studio album, A Little Messed Up, things seemingly got a little messed up. Drummer Chris Black left the band, and they decided to forgo releasing another album on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records. Instead, the uber-grounded and [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – Walking Papers being referred to in the press as a “supergroup” says little about the past record of each member of this newly formed Seattle quartet. But a lot about today’s tawdry catch-phrase rock journalism where honorable titles (such as, for [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – Venturing to widen his ever-expanding musical horizons even further, Paul Gilbert on his new solo release is stepping outside of his stylistic comfort zone with trademark diligence. Apart from surprising his fans with unexpected jazz fusion detours, [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – The Chimpz and Jesus have something in common: both possess the power of resurrection. Christ may have brought Lazarus—not to mention Himself—back from the grave, but with their high-velocity energy, heavy-hitting guitars, memorable rhymes, and sharp [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – For some hard rock aficionados, the thought of another corporate, cookie-cutter modern rock band is enough to make them grab the nearest axe and go on a murderous rampage that starts at the nearest Hot Topic and ends in a sea of soccer moms softly singing [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – Chris Robinson’s talent for emulating retro styles reaches its apogee on his new band’s fresh release. Aided and abetted by roots buff Neal Casal, here Robinson churns out impeccable forgeries of the Sixties R&B, country rock, soul-blues [...]
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. [...]
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