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  • Styx returns to the Palms Casino Resort in January

    Styx returns to the Palms Casino Resort in January

    The Pearl Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort has announced the return of '80s scion rock band Styx on Jan. 18, 2015. A staple in American rock in the mid '70s and '80s, Styx continues to draw fans to its shows all around the world. Styx is best known for the hit songs like "Come Sail Away...
  • Sixx:A.M. 'Modern Vintage' album review

    Sixx:A.M. 'Modern Vintage' album review

    Sixx:A.M., the powerhouse of a band featuring bassist Nikki Sixx (also known for this other band called Mötley Crüe), guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, is about to turn things upside-down in the music world... The band's third release Modern Vintage, out Oct. 7, is a different kind of...
  • Exclusive: SIXX:AM talk up upcoming live stream and first performance in 5 years

    Exclusive: SIXX:AM talk up upcoming live stream and first performance in 5 years

    What’s real rock and roll look like? These guys. Gearing up for their new album release, Modern Vintage, Sixx:A.M. sat down with AXS for an exclusive interview to chat music, creativity and what rock is really about. But what really makes Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ...
  • Three local female-fronted bands that rocked and ruled at Gretna Fest 2014

    Three local female-fronted bands that rocked and ruled at Gretna Fest 2014

    On the final day of the Gretna Heritage Festival, Oct. 5, the weather was perfect for an outdoor festival. Inside the Gretna Fest gates, the atmosphere was just as perfect – the afternoon started on a positive note, as the crowd celebrated a much-needed Saints victory. Music-wise, there was plenty...
  • A riveting set from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts closes out Gretna Fest 2014

    A riveting set from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts closes out Gretna Fest 2014

    In early September, Cee-Lo Green was dropped from the Gretna Heritage Festival bill, where he was scheduled as the closing headliner of the event, located on the greater New Orleans’ Westbank. Festival organizers announced that Joan Jett and the Blackhearts would replace the rapper, a move that was...
  • Legendary guitarist returns to Detroit where he helped to shape new world music

    Legendary guitarist returns to Detroit where he helped to shape new world music

    On Monday, music history happened once again in Detroit. The crazy world of the 1960s musical scene was really unlike any other. The argument could be made that the sixties was one of the most influential time periods throughout the history of popular music, and Detroit, along with many other major...
  • Legend Neil Diamond announces dates for 2015 tour

    Legend Neil Diamond announces dates for 2015 tour

    There are still a few months before New Year’s Eve, but legend Neil Diamond has already announced tour dates for 2015. Diamond’s latest album, Melody Road, will be released Oct. 21, 2014. The award-winning singer and songwriter, whose hits include include “Sweet Caroline,” “September Morn” and...
  • Metal band Five Finger Death Punch heading to suburban Detroit venue Wednesday

    Metal band Five Finger Death Punch heading to suburban Detroit venue Wednesday

    The heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch hails from the city of sin known as Las Vegas, Nevada, but they're music truly sounds right at home among the hallowed halls of Compuware Arena, owned by the Crofoot Ballroom in the Detroit suburb of Pontiac. This Wednesday, the gritty band rolls into...
  • Six Sixx:A.M. songs we hope to hear at their forthcoming concert

    Six Sixx:A.M. songs we hope to hear at their forthcoming concert

    This is a crazy, amazing, and exciting time for Sixx:A.M. fans—a new single and video, a new, amazing album on the table, and the band's first live show in five very long years. Someone with the authority to do so should make this week officially "Sixx:A.M. week." Nikki Sixx, James Michael, DJ...
  • The Beatles' "Something"

    The Beatles' 'Something' at 45: A look back at George Harrison's finest moment

    The Beatles' self-proclaimed “Dark Horse” member George Harrison had his moment in the sun 45 years ago when the group decided to release his Abbey Road contribution “Something” as a single in the U.S. on Oct. 6, 1969. Harrison's finest moment in songwriting, and arguably one of The Beatles' best...
  • The voice and versatility of Kasim Sulton

    The voice and versatility of Kasim Sulton

    Kasim Sulton is a much journeyed musician who has been involved in numerous significant bands over the last 35 plus years. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with legendary musician /producer Todd Rundgren. In 1976 Sulton joined the ranks of Rundgren's prog rock band Utopia as bass...
  • Dog ‘N’ Butterfly to perform live on AXS TV’s ‘World’s Greatest Tribute Bands’

    Dog ‘N’ Butterfly to perform live on AXS TV’s ‘World’s Greatest Tribute Bands’

    Back in the early 2000s, Lizann Warner formed an original rock band. However, the harder she tried to sound like current artists such as Alanis Morissette, the more it seemed people compared her voice to the arena-sized vocals of Ann Wilson. Eventually, a friend suggested, “If you sound so much like...
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart sing about 'Days of Abandon'

    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart sing about 'Days of Abandon'

    Listening to The Pains of Being Pure of Heart, especially on songs like “Kelly,” brings back memories of when The Smiths were still a new item in the old shopping cart. “Kelly” has elements from The Smiths, but probably not the ones you’d most likely expect. It’s not so much the jangle guitar...
  • Delta Spirit gets out 'Into the Wide'

    Delta Spirit gets out 'Into the Wide'

    Delta Spirit may call Brooklyn, NY home now, but the first line of “From Now On” offers a blatant reminder of the group’s SoCal roots. “Down in Reseda where I left my keys,” they start this song, an ode to friendship and reference the San Fernando Valley. One can’t help but suspect “Take Shelter...
  • The George Fest is a big success

    The George Fest is a big success

    The George Fest, a night that celebrated the music of the late Beatle George Harrison, was by all accounts a big success. Hosted by The Best Fest and sponsored b Jameson Irish Whiskey, this all-star gathering sold out The Fonda Theatre on September 28. It was originally slated to take place at the...
  • Get 'Lost In The Dream' with War On Drugs

    Get 'Lost In The Dream' with War On Drugs

    War on Drugs, which is the name Philadelphia singer/songwriter Adam Granduciel performs under, has released an album that expresses what it feels like to be emotionally drained. Lost in the Dream sounds a little like something out of the 80s. The way the saxophone chimes in during “Under the...
  • Placebo gets 'Loud Like Love'

    Placebo gets 'Loud Like Love'

    Placebo is scheduled to perform at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on October 24. And when they do arrive, let’s hope the veteran band finds room in its set to play “Bosco” off the new album Loud like Love. This song is such a vulnerable declaration of love and appreciation. On it vocalist Brian Molko...
  • St. Vincent, AFI top the list of this week's best concerts

    St. Vincent, AFI top the list of this week's best concerts

    This week’s rundown of the best concert tours across America has it all, from hard rock to quirky pop to EDM to blues. The list features several young acts, as well as one legendary artist who’s been packing houses since he began his career way back in the 1940s. Here’s a look at your best concert...
  • Mike Peters continues to sound The Alarm

    Mike Peters continues to sound The Alarm

    The Alarm has been together since the band was founded in Wales by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Mike Peters. Originally a punk rock group, Peters reformed them and they begun to change into a new wave outfit playing politically inspired music. During the early eighties, the U.K. entertainment...
  • Meg Myers: Performer profile

    Meg Myers: Performer profile

    If the world has been waiting on a female musician to display the intensity of Rage Against the Machine's Zac de la Rocha coupled with the primal emotion of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, then Meg Myers successfully fulfilled that wish. Meg Myers is what we get when the female angst of artists such as...
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