Author: Laura De Gaetano

Laura De Gaetano

BREAKING BENJAMIN – Ember Tops the Charts

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ember: noun  em·ber  \ ˈem-bər \ a glowing fragment (as of coal) from a fire; especially : one smoldering in ashes: the smoldering remains of a fire. embers plural : slowly dying or fading emotions, memories, ideas, or responses still capable of being revived the embers of his past Breaking Benjamin released their sixth studio album… Read more »


JOHN 5 And The CREATURES – Live At Discovery In Ventura

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What would the ultimate rock n’ bowl experience be like? Anyone who was in attendance at Discovery in Ventura, California on April 11th were graced with a live show with John 5 and The Creatures plus a few surprise guests like Sebastian Bach ex-frontman from Skid Row and Stephen Pearcy from RATT. In support of… Read more »


Scott LaFlamme Talks Vsquared Guitar Systems and His Band Dreamkiller

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The NAMM Show is one of the most prominent spots for companies to introduce new products into the market and to solidify endorsements as they strive to release the “next big thing.” Many artists make appearances and do signings as well as demonstrations drawing in mass crowds of attendees, which is the preeminent allure of the… Read more »


Interview with DAVID ELLEFSON of Megadeth, Metal Allegiance & Ellefson Coffee Co

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So many artists are finding ways to expand their careers beyond music. For bassist and coffee aficionado David Ellefson, coffee sounded like the perfect way to go. From Megadeth, Metal Allegiance, record label owner, music producer and now Ellefson Coffee Co. it is safe to say that there is nothing that Ellefson can’t do. During… Read more »


EMMA ANZAI of SICK PUPPIES – NAMM 2018

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Australian rock bassist Emma Anzai, who has climbed her way to eminence with her band Sick Puppies has become a substantial role model for female artists. When we interviewed the band in 2016, they were about to release their fifth studio album titled Fury which included their hit Stick To Your Guns, a song that reached the… Read more »


NAMM 2018 – Mike Portnoy, Cristina Scabbia, Daeg Faerch, Jimmy Wooten

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The 2018 NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants) Show at the Anaheim Convention Center has successfully been added to the history books, drawing in hundreds of thousands of musicians, celebrities and industry-driven attendees excited to check out state-of-the-art innovative products from wall to wall vendors that satisfied every consumer’s musical taste and needs. Companies… Read more »


BREAKING BENJAMIN – Unplugged At The House Of Blues In Anaheim

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Disneyland wasn’t the only happy place on Earth when Breaking Benjamin took over the House of Blues in Anaheim just a few short miles away on October 23, 2017. Considering the band is signed to Disney owned label Hollywood Records, it wasn’t surprising that there were just as many fireworks musically as there were being displayed… Read more »


IN THIS MOMENT Live! – Half God Half Devil Tour Takes Possession Of The Wiltern In Los Angeles

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Metalcore band In This Moment, brought their all-powerful Half God Half Devil Tour to The Wiltern Theater, in Los Angeles, CA on October 18, 2017, in promotion of their new album Ritual, released in July 2017. Joining them on this swing were Avatar and Of Mice and Men. Swedish band Avatar took the stage starting… Read more »


EVANESCENCE Live! – At The Greek

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As the release of their fourth studio album titled Synthesis approaches, Evanescence’s lead singer Amy Lee took to the stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on October 15, 2017.  Accompanied by a 20 piece orchestra conducted by Susie Seiter and album producer Will Hunt brought to life the dramatic tangibility of classic… Read more »


ROCK TO RECOVERY 2 – Music Is The Medicine

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On September 16, 2017 the Rock To Recovery 2 concert and fundraiser took place at the esteemed Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA in support of the Rock To Recovery program. Wes Geer, former guitarist for Hed PE and Korn founded the Rock To Recovery program in 2012 after his own struggles with addiction. The Rock… Read more »


QUIET RIOT – And The Band Raged On

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Quiet Riot is back and creating a lot of noise! With the recent release of their 13th studio album Road Rage and the addition of frontman James Durbin, Quiet Riot maintains their signature sound with a fresh curve to deliver above and beyond everyone’s expectations, being dubbed as one of the best records they have… Read more »


PROJECTED – Re-Ignites

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Supergroup Projected, is making waves in the music industry with their second studio album titled Ignite My Insanity, which is a double album featuring 21 tracks and was released July 2017. Founded in 2012 by Sevendust guitarist John Connolly, this all star line-up includes bassist Vinnie Hornsby (Sevendust),  drummer Scott Phillips (Creed) and guitarist Eric Friedman… Read more »