VISTA KICKS and Their Booty Shakin’ Rock N’ Roll

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Four young men who have known each other most of their lives made the decision to pool their talents together and form a band. Those young men- Sam Plecker, Nolan Le Vine, Trevor Sutton, and Derek Thomas- released an independent EP in 2016 and began making waves on Spotify and YouTube. In the fall of… Read more »


TEMPT Gets Tapped by Def Leppard

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Once upon a time, Harrison Marcello and Zack Allen, two college friends, decided to start a band. And they declared that their band would be named Tempt. The band would not be a pop band, nor a screaming metal band, nor an alternative band, but a melodic hard rock band; catchy, guitar-driven songs with real… 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 »


WALKING PAPERS – Walking the Walk with Jefferson Angell

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Hailing from Seattle, supergroup Walking Papers is back with a new album.  The band was formed by Jefferson Angell (The Missionary Position, Post Stardom Depression) and features Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Jane’s Addiction), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) and Benjamin Anderson (The Missionary Position).  The band formed in 2012 when they… 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 »


ELECTRIC RADIO KINGS – Under The Lights Fantastic

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Hailing from Las Vegas, Electric Radio Kings is an electrifying new band featuring ex-L.A. Guns guitarist Stacey Blades.  The music is not only modern and new, but it will resonate with rock music fans everywhere.  At the forefront of the band is singer Paul Christiana and Blades.  The duo has been working together since 2013. … Read more »


DED – Bringing World Misanthropy

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This four-man Arizona nu metal/hardcore band has spent the last several years touring and gaining exposure and visibility, while finding the perfect blend of sound and noise to fit their moniker.  Already seasoned road dogs, they’ve incorporated part horror move, part loud introspection and part insane thrash party into what became Ded.  Vocalist Joe Cotela… Read more »


Derek Sherinian Talks SONS OF APOLLO

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There’s an electrifying new progressive rock super group on the music scene featuring some of the best names in rock. Forming in late 2017, members include Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater, ex-Adrenaline Mob), Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion, ex-Dream Theater), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big,… Read more »


ROBERT M. KNIGHT – Celebrating Half a Century Behind the Lens

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Let’s say that you, Joe or Jane Average Rock ‘n Roll Fan, decided you wanted to be a rock photographer. You grab your professional camera, sling it around your neck, and head off to a concert by a major name artist. No assignment, no photo pass…just a burning passion for taking photos. How far do… Read more »


EUROPE’s Joey Tempest Sets New Boundaries

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The final countdown hasn’t begun for Europe because they continue to create music after three decades. Their music has stood the test of time and they are a band who is stronger than ever with the culmination of their talent and life experiences which is apparent in their songwriting.  Europe was a band who never… Read more »