Articles by: Robyn Vagnozzi
In the underground debate of who was truly the first heavy metal band, one must weigh the evidence because it’s almost like asking the question that never truly gets an answer, which came first; the chicken or the egg. Music historians feel back in merry old England, Black Sabbath gave birth to the grotesque evil… Continue Reading.
It seemed like a usual Wednesday night in Hollywood, CA. The 101 North to Gower Street was crowded as usual and the stop and go of traffic made everyone all too aware it was only the middle of the week, but for some, the anticipation of the evening hung on the minds and lips of… Continue Reading.
Ask any painter about light and dark values and they might tell you the color white is the presence of the complete spectrum and black the absence of all visible light. Black is said to be a protective color, as nothing can penetrate it; it absorbs. But one must be careful to balance the spectrum… Continue Reading.
Riding through the eucalyptus scented Laurel Canyon is always an interesting drive especially at night in the pouring rain. It’s silent as the fog thickens. You can’t really see the road as you’re winding onto Crescent Heights Blvd; not until you hit Sunset Blvd. Once you take that turn it’s nothing but the sleazy streets… Continue Reading.
Where were you during the years 1968 to 1975? In 1968, the Beatles create Apple Records and record Hey Jude as the first single on the label, the English rock band Free formed in London and 60 Minutes, the CBS television news magazine, debuts. In 1969, Richard Nixon becomes President of the United States, the first… Continue Reading.
One of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet in this industry, singer/songwriter, John Corabi released Unplugged, on November 13, 2012, on Ratpak Records. This masterpiece of old and new music is garnering the attention of many with an acoustic guitar swung around his neck, a stool and a mic. The album features John Corabi… Continue Reading.
You may not know the name, Gerard McMahon or G Tom Mac, as he’s known publicly to the rest of the world, but you’ve heard his music whether you know it or not. You’ve probably sang along or sat frozen while it played in the background of one of the most recognizable American cult teen horror films of the mid/late… Continue Reading.
A lot can happen in a year; moments pass by and turn into hours, which lead to days — 366 days to be exact. It was just yesterday we all rang in 2012, and in twelve days, 2013 begins anew. All around the world, we were surprised (or not), by events that took place, whether… Continue Reading.
One of the most distinctive bands of the metal era, Queensrÿche ruled the rock world for many years as one of our best kept “underground” secrets. To sit in the audience and experience MindCrime or Empire was truly a cerebral event. Now don’t get me wrong, we did experience whiplash from banging our heads, but… Continue Reading.
The recorded history of anything is always an interesting journey as you discover the origins of how events develop and evolve; “ah ha” moments. Though we all pretty much know who Hank Williams, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Chuck Berry and Dick Clarke are (among the many not listed), where do they… Continue Reading.