Author: David Castagno

Going Down (under) with Steel Panther

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Steel Panther is undoubtedly the funnest and funniest band in rock n’ roll and I mean that in a good way.  Their live performances are a riotous mixture of music, schtick and burlesque and would be equally at home on the stage at the Comedy Store, The Seventh Veil or the L.A. Forum, where they… Read more »


Bangin’ Heads With Rikki Rockett

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Rikki Rockett may be best known as the main headbanger/skin basher/beat keeper of Poison, but he is also a perfect example of the American entrepreneur.  In 2005 Rockett came off the road with Poison, knowing he was going to have some downtime he was determined to take on a new challenge.  Considering drums have been… Read more »


2012 NAMM Show Coverage and Highlights

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For those of you unfamiliar with NAMM, it stands for the National Association of Music Merchants and they just completed their 110th show in Anaheim, CA and reached new record numbers!  At show close, NAMM reported 95,709 registered attendees, a six percent increase from last year.  International registration also experienced a 15 percent increase from… Read more »


Tony Iommi diagnosed with Lymphoma

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With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan–the “IRON MAN” of Rock & Roll remains upbeat and determined… Read more »


BALLS OUT! Would They Have It Any Other Way? Steel Panther’s Michael Starr

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What can be said about Steel Panther that hasn’t already been said?  They’re crude, crass, vulgar, explicit, exploitive, offensive, misogynistic… in other words everything a real rock n’ roll band should be!  With their sophomore album, Balls Out debuting at number one on Billboard’s comedy chart, number 40 on Billboard’s Top 200 and Top 40… Read more »


Herman Rarebell: Drummer, Author, Comedian?

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Germans are known for many things; great composers such as Bach and Mozart, scientists and engineers like Einstein and Gutenberg (Johannes not Steve), but they’re generally not known for their comedy!  Herman Rarebell, 20-year drummer of the Scorpions is truly a funny German.  While on tour promoting his new book, And Speaking Of Scorpions, Rarebell… Read more »


Pigs Do Fly! Frontman Marq Torien on BulletBoys (One-Night-Only?) Reunion

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Frontman Marq Torien phoned RadioScreamer to discuss the reunion of his band BulletBoys. Although it is being advertised as a one-night-only reunion, Torien definitely left the door open to the possibility of additional dates. Listen to the interview in its entirety below.


Strange Karma, America: Take A Chance On Us

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It’s three hours before their U.S. debut at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California and Australian rockers Strange Karma seem strangely calm.  Brothers, Martin and Paul Strange relax at a table in Duke’s on Sunset Boulevard and describe their music, share their U.S. tour plans and discuss the music scenes in Australia versus… Read more »


Ratt’s Bobby Blotzer, Back For More

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As drummer for one of the biggest metal bands of the ’80s, Ratt’s Bobby Blotzer has managed to not only survive, but thrive on a near 30-year rollercoaster ride.  He’s taken every twist and turn and loop-de-loop with both hands in the air!  Like most bands of that era, Ratt was discarded to the ash… Read more »