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  • Paul Simon is still charming the world

    Paul Simon is still charming the world

    Paul Simon is in his 70s, but after more than 40 years as a performer, he's still got it. His voice is still smooth, raw, strong, gentle and honest all at the same time. He can still pick an intricate riff on an acoustic guitar. He can still hold an audience spellbound, get them bopping in the...
  • Slash thrives years after dropping out of Guns N Roses

    Slash thrives years after dropping out of Guns N Roses

    Slash made his name as the guitarist of Guns N Roses when they were the biggest band in the entire world. However, thanks to creative differences and a complete lack of cohesion between bandmates, every founding member of the band left other than Axl Rose. Luckily, talent never rests and Slash has...
  • Geoff Tate burns his bridges but remains strong in the end

    Geoff Tate burns his bridges but remains strong in the end

    Geoff Tate has been called one of the best metal singers of his generation, with a voice that can reach levels some singers only dream of. However, he has also been called arrogant and dangerous by the men he once called band mates. Once the lead singer of one of metal’s most interesting bands...
  • Audioslave rises from the ashes of the death of two superpowers

    Audioslave rises from the ashes of the death of two superpowers

    Super groups are not unique, but when a super group actually becomes more successful than the original members current careers, it causes pause. That is what happened when Audioslave formed in 2001. Audioslave consisted of former Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell and three members of the...
  • Soundgarden adapts from metal to grunge to achieve huge success

    Soundgarden adapts from metal to grunge to achieve huge success

    Soundgarden is a band that hit its stride at the perfect time, just as grunge was starting to take over the music world. However, like many of their contemporaries, they shined brightly and then faded out. Unlike many of those bands, Soundgarden was able to rise from the ashes and reach success...
  • Weezer combines new songs with old favorites for a great performance

    Weezer combines new songs with old favorites for a great performance

    That immediate opening of "Buddy Holly" is something that makes everyone smile because the chances are they are thinking of the fantastic "Happy Days"-themed video from Weezer. Luckily for fans, that's one of the many songs they typically play in concert. And it's only part of the reason why you...
  • After 35 years, here Whitesnake goes again with awesome performances

    After 35 years, here Whitesnake goes again with awesome performances

    Whitesnake is a name that is synonymous with big hair, great hits, and pure rock. That's why they have been able to last since 1978, even though they've had some hiccups now and then that altered the look of the band itself. No matter what, David Coverdale is at lead vocals with a great band backing...
  • After a long hiatus, Bush is back together and rocking once again

    After a long hiatus, Bush is back together and rocking once again

    Gavin Rossdale and Bush took a decent amount of time off in the mid-2000s, and many thought they were done for good. But you can't keep a good band down. And their time away from one another didn't seem to hurt their chemistry whatsoever as they still bring forth their old hits as good as they were...
  • Ratt and Extreme combined to thrill '80s fans all over

    Ratt and Extreme combined to thrill '80s fans all over

    Hair bands were a way of life in the '80s and many of them had staying power, but some just couldn't hold on past that famed decade. It's a sheer joy and a pleasure to be able to see any of them perform live, but getting two in one tour? Back in 2009, that's exactly what everyone got as the Ratt...
  • Mona brings good ol' rock 'n' roll to their recordings and live shows

    Mona brings good ol' rock 'n' roll to their recordings and live shows

    Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, yet formed in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Dayton, Ohio, Mona became a known name due to their mention on the BBC and other stations surrounding. The band's name is derived from lead singer Nick Brown's beloved grandmother, Mona. Formed in 2007, Brown met a popular...
  • The Grammy Awards are finally ok with sampling

    The Grammy Awards are finally ok with sampling

    It took until the year 2014, but the Grammy Awards have finally announced that samples are acceptable in the major songwriting categories. For years, songs featuring samples and interpolations were ineligible (at least in theory) for the major songwriting awards – Song of the Year, Best Rock Song...
  • Whether it's 'Centerfield' or CCR, John Fogerty is ready to play

    Whether it's 'Centerfield' or CCR, John Fogerty is ready to play

    From his days with Creedence Clearwater Revival to his rebirth as a solo artist with such hits as “Centerfield” and “Sugar, Sugar,” one thread remains consistent with John Fogerty: the dude likes to rock. You can see the fun he has and the sheer joy of performing he exudes when he takes the stage...
  • The Winery Dogs bring whole new meaning to term ‘power trio’

    The Winery Dogs bring whole new meaning to term ‘power trio’

    Are The Winery Dogs a supergroup? Well, yes. With a trio of talent that includes guitarist Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Niacin) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Flying Colors), how could they be considered anything else? But The Winery Dogs prefer to call...
  • Bad Religion rocks in Summer Nationals tour

    Bad Religion rocks in Summer Nationals tour

    Bad Religion is still headlining world tours after 30-plus years of writing and performing music. Their music style is influenced by the punk scene of the 1980s, and honed by alternative rock. The lyrics convey a poetic rendering of social and political commentary. Their current Summer Nationals...
  • Classic Beatles film 'A Hard Day's Night' getting 4k treatment in Los Angeles

    Classic Beatles film 'A Hard Day's Night' getting 4k treatment in Los Angeles

    It has been 50 years since the classic film "A Hard Day's Night" was released to millions of Beatlemaniacs, but as usual, the visual and audio fidelity just doesn't hold up. Luckily, the geniuses at the Criterion Collection has announced a new 4K restoration that includes a brand new 5.1 mix set to...
  • White jacks up ‘Tonight Show’ with ‘Lazaretto’ scorcher

    White jacks up ‘Tonight Show’ with ‘Lazaretto’ scorcher

    Just in case there were any oblivious music lovers that weren’t in on the worst kept secret this side of Area 51, blues rocker Jack White stopped by the “Tonight Show” to tattoo Jimmy Fallon’s eardrums with a blistering two-song mini-set celebrating the June 10 release of his sizzling new album...
  • Alejandro Escovedo is in a genre all of his own

    Alejandro Escovedo is in a genre all of his own

    When you listen to Alejandro Escovedo, it doesn't take long to figure out that this is an artist that is hard to classify into any specific genre. His music contains elements of rock, country, Americana, folk, blues and even a little soul. In that regard, probably the best comparison for Escovedo is...
  • Robyn Hitchcock – Pop rock surrealist extraordinaire

    Robyn Hitchcock – Pop rock surrealist extraordinaire

    Say the name Robyn Hitchcock and one thinks of the slithery things beneath stones, light bulb heads, a man’s wife and dead wife, insect mothers, balloon men, a woman mysteriously vibrating, flies, dead airmen floating beneath the sea and Raymond Chandler evenings. In other words, the subject matter...
  • Amanda Palmer says new Dresden Dolls album is a possibility

    Amanda Palmer says new Dresden Dolls album is a possibility

    By typing a single word on her Facebook page, Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer has given the band's cult following hope that a new Dresden Dolls album may be on the way. Late Tuesday night, Palmer announced on her Facebook page that she would respond to fan questions for the next 15 minutes. When...
  • Lita Ford continues her reign as the Queen of Metal

    Lita Ford continues her reign as the Queen of Metal

    There's something to be said about royalty, especially when it comes to music. Elvis Presley is known as "The King of Rock And Roll"; Michael Jackson as the "King of Pop" and Ozzy Osbourne is considered to be the "Prince of Darkness" in musical circles. But for metal-heads (like me) there is only...
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