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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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Any conversation on the subject of reformed bands that have lost none of their creativity should head straight for Asia. Asia, the British melodic rock group founded by former Yes members Steve Howe and Geoff Downes, set the foreground for ‘80s [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – Somewhere between endearing nostalgia and eerily sterile earnestness, the self-titled debut by Swedish quintet Gin Lady offers an accurate, yet somewhat stultified impression from the 70s hard rock template. Hefty grooves, catchy melodies, and [...]
by John Kindred Publisher – Shredguy Records’ latest guitar prodigy, Chris Bickley, has stepped forth from the shadows and has released his debut solo CD titled Tapestry of Souls. Bickley hasn’t actually been hidden from view; he has been hammering out an existence as a musician at a [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – French veteran trio Mröglbl led by guitar guru Christophe Godin deliver a familiar brew on their new release: an off-the-wall, heady mixture of jazz fusion, metal, hard rock, prog, and whatever else they feel like including into their whimsically singular [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – If you get your jollies by discovering unknown bands that sound like they should be bigger than they are, then listening to Teenage Casket Company will get you more excited than the high school geek scoring a date with a hot cheerleader who promises the night will [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – Somewhere between the sublimity of Bill Frisell’s recent tribute to John Lennon “All We Are Saying…” and the kitsch of Big Jim Sullivan’s renditions of the late 60s- early 70s pop classics, the record at hand is a hit-and-miss affair, albeit [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – Jay Parmar returns with his sophomore studio release titled Circle of Fire on Steve Vai’s label Digital Nations.The album follows up his 2005 debut release, Strange Day, and tracks his musical progress and growth over the last seven years. Although it seems [...]
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