Author: Michelle Humphrey

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 »


White Lion’s Troy Patrick Farrell – A Drummer On The Prowl

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Rock drummer Troy Patrick Farrell is one of the most driven musicians in the business.  His hard work has paid off, as he has traveled the world with fourteen national tours and six international tours.  Since 2005, Farrell has been a current member of White Lion.  He has been drumming for White Lion frontman and… Read more »


IWrestledABearOnce…and Won!

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Where does a band get a name like Iwrestledabearonce?  Guitarists Steven Bradley and John Ganey, bassist Mike “Rickshaw” Martin, drummer Mikey Montgomery and interim lead vocalist Christine LaPlante can all attest they really haven’t been wrestling with bears;  maybe running from bears but believe it or not, it comes from something that actor Gary Busey, once… Read more »


Rise to Remain Invade U.S.

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London-based metal band Rise to Remain, formed in 2006.  The band started with the name of Halide and changed their name to Rise to Remain in 2008.  They are currently touring the United States for the first time ever as part of the Vans Warped Tour getting back with an ex> per What Is The… Read more »


Hellbound Vampires

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Los Angeles based band Vampires Everywhere was formed in 2009.  The band’s first EP, Lost In The Shadows, was released in 2010 and gained the band a following.  The first single off the EP, Immortal Love, became very popular and the video was shown in heavy rotation on MTV2 and Fuse.  Their debut album, Kiss… Read more »


Guitar Virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio – Hands Without Shadows

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Guitar legend and virtuoso, Michael Angelo Batio, is one of the originators and pioneers of the “Shred Guitar” genre.  He has traveled to over 52 countries performing for music enthusiasts all over the world.  He invented the Double-Guitar and is credited with being the first person to play both left and right-handed at the same… Read more »


Brendon Small is Metalocalypse

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The extremely multi-talented Brendon Small is a writer, producer, actor, voice over actor, comedian, composer and musician who is best known as the co-creator of the popular Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse, and the virtual death metal band, Dethklok.  He has a new side project called Brendon Small’s Galaktikon, and the self-titled debut album was… Read more »


Miss May I – Bearing “Heart” And Soul

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Metal band Miss May I formed in Ohio in 2006.  Shortly after the band was formed, they caught the attention of Chris Rubey, who plays lead guitar in the popular metal band, The Devil Wears Prada.  Rubey wanted to manage the band, which he did in the very beginning.  Rubey started promoting Miss May I… Read more »


Dig in Deep to Tyketto’s first album in 18 years

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Hailing from the East Coast, Tyketto was signed to Geffen Records in 1990 and subsequently, released their debut album Don’t Come Easy.  Classic hits from Tyketto include Forever Young, Walk on Fire, Wings and Sail Away.  The rockers have recently released their first album in over eighteen years with all four original members.  The new album, Dig… Read more »