Author: Michelle Humphrey

RIVERDOGS – The Usual Suspects

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When Riverdogs formed in Los Angeles at the end of the 80’s they were determined to avoid the cliché of glam rock.  They wanted a sound that was all their own and they wanted to follow the beat of their own drum.  The band’s sound was created by combining the sounds of both rock and… Read more »


LOVE AND DEATH – Between Here and Lost Lies Redemption

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Love and Death is the new band led by former KoЯn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch.  The band recently released their debut album, Between Here & Lost (Tooth & Nail Records).  The new album features eleven songs that tell a personal story and triumph to emotionally charged anthems.  It even features their fantastic take on Devo’s hit of… Read more »


BLACK VEIL BRIDES – The Story of the Wild Ones

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Love them or hate them, Black Veil Brides have made a mark for themselves in the world of music. In a recent interview with vocalist Andy Biersack, he made it clear that he didn’t care what people thought of them. If anything, they are true rock stars who play music for the love of their art, and… Read more »


A PERFECT DAY – No Bad Days

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Italian powerhouse vocalist Roberto Tiranti is a part of a dynamic new power trip which includes fellow Labyrinth band mates, Andrea Cantarelli (guitar) and Alessandro Bissa (drums).  The new band is called A Perfect Day and it’s taken the music world by storm.  Their self-titled debut album has recently been released across the world.  In… Read more »


A PERFECT DAY – A Perfect Day

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A Perfect Day is a brand new trio that features the very talented musicians from Labyrinth:  Andrea Cantarelli (guitar), Roberto Tiranti (bass and vocals) and Alessandro Bissa (drums).  Their self-titled debut album is a must have for any rock fan.  The music is different than that of Labyrinth; A Perfect Day is more melodic with… Read more »


JIMI JAMISON Is A Survivor; His New Solo Album Amazes

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Rock vocalist extraordinaire Jimi Jamison is best known for being the lead singer in the legendary band, Survivor.  He grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and the city is near and dear to his heart.  A lot of his influences came from the great music of the South.  In a recent interview with Jamison, he talked… Read more »


Stone Sour – House of Gold & Bones Part 1

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Stone Sour is back and better than ever.  The band formed in 1992 and have been off on on ever since, featuring Slipknot band members Corey Taylor and Jim Root, as well as Josh Rand and Ray Mayorga.  In 1997 Stone Sour actually disbanded for five years to the chagrin of fans, before reuniting in… Read more »


Soundgarden – King Animal

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After a very long sixteen years for Soundgarden fans, the band has recently released their long-awaited album King Animal, the band’s sixth studio album.  The new album is short of amazing, and the music sounds like it’s from 2012 and not a rehash of the ’90s music scene.  The band has gone above and beyond… Read more »


MR. BIG – Marching To Beat Of A Familiar Drummer

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There is so much that can be said about the talent of Mr. Big’s drummer Pat Torpey. The Los Angeles band formed in 1988 and was one of the most popular bands from the 80s genre. As for the many bands of that era, they were undoubtedly one of the best. True and talented musicians,… Read more »


WAYLAND – Keeping It Real

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Rockers Wayland, named after the band’s Michigan hometown, formed six years ago. The band is managed by Jude Cole (Lifehouse) and Jesse James Dupree (Jackyl, Full Throttle Saloon). They released a four song EP in December 2011 and have been on the road non-stop since January 2012. Their hit single Welcome To My Head can… Read more »


For Poison’s Bobby Dall, it’s been Nothin’ But a Good Time

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When vocalist Bret Michaels, drummer Rikki Rockett, bassist Bobby Dall and guitarist C.C. DeVille, better known as Poison, exploded onto the music scene in the early ’80s, no one knew the magnitude of their presence.  Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the band set out for the Los Angeles music scene and the rest, as they say, is… Read more »


Pretty Maids – Metal’s Great Danes

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Danish metal band, Pretty Maids was formed in 1981 in Horsens, Denmark, by vocalist Ronnie Atkins and guitarist Ken Hammer.  The band has been going strong for many years with absolutely no signs of slowing down.  With their classic sound of guitar driven, melodic hard rock and metal, Pretty Maids has made a name for… Read more »