Europe – Through The Years

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Between the late eighties and early nineties, the heavy metal/death metal scene came alive in the country of Sweden, spawning many different sub-genres including Viking metal and black metal.  Quite a few rock n’ roll musicians have emerged from that country including guitar virtuoso, Yngwie Malmsteen and the hard rock/heavy metal band, Europe. Europe has… Read more »


Spineshank: A Dark New Beginning

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It’s no secret that the music industry isn’t what it used to be.  These days it’s tough for new bands to even get signed, much less for old ones to make a comeback.  However, there are several bands rising from the ashes and Spineshank is one of them.  Their new album, Anger, Denial, Acceptance, was released… Read more »


Ron Young and Little Caesar–Honest Rock ‘N Roll

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It’s funny, really.  Do any research about the band Little Caesar, and you’d be hard-pressed to find any article, anywhere, that doesn’t obsess about the band’s image, and how their tattooed biker look was at odds with the hair-metal bands of the late 80’s.  The music always seems to get lost in the shuffle.  Well, Little Caesar… Read more »


Malice – An All New Breed

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The proverbial Heavy Metal battlefield, strewn with acts lost forever in the mythology of the genre’s rise, fall, and ascension, on occasion spits forth an old name re-risen, carrying its sword into battle once again.  Surely the Metal world thought L. A.’s Malice, a band never to be heard from again; a victim of bad… Read more »


Pain and Perseverance: Charm City Devils’ John Allen Shares His Journey

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Living in a Baltimore row home listening to Smoke on the Water pulsate through the walls was where the desire to play music started for Charm City Devils frontman, John Allen.  “My next door neighbor had older brothers and they had a band” laughs Allen, “I would hear Smoke on the Water coming through the… Read more »


Tyketto – Diggin’ in Deep

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New Jersey has been home to some of the most influential punk and rock bands in the United States.  The notables spanning over the decades who call the Garden State their home, is an impressive list to say the least; from The Smithereens and The Misfits to Bon Jovi, Trixter, Skid Row and Tyketto. Tyketto… Read more »


Love and Death – Chemicals

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As one of the founding members of KORN, the multi-platinum metal band from Bakersfield, CA, guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, seemed to have the world by the balls; fame, money women, homes, cars—he partied with some of the biggest heavy-hitters in the music industry; the drugs flowed like water from a faucet and nothing seemed out… Read more »


Richie Onori – How Sweet It Is

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Richie Onori is an accomplished drummer whose diverse artistic endeavors could make a professional juggler look like an amateur.  He’s been playing with a who’s who of musicians, his own band Heaven & Earth, iconic glitter rockers The Sweet, pursuing solo projects, and is also a talented singer, songwriter, guitarist, and businessman. “I’m proud that… Read more »


Venrez–Livin’ The Dream

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Let’s say you’ve always wanted to be a singer for a rock ‘n roll band.  Where do you start?  Late-night gigs in the neighborhood dive bar is the usual story.  Steven Berez, however, did things a little differently.  “First time I ever sang with a band was at the Viper Room on a Saturday night to a sold-out… Read more »


You Can Lita Ford To Guitars…

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When most teenage girls were aspiring to become prom queen, preparing for their driver’s license, and confined to classrooms, 17-year-old Lita Ford was already crowned Queen of Noise, riding in limousines, and taking lessons from the school of life as lead guitarist and “eldest” member of the groundbreaking, hard-rocking, all-female Runaways.  Now, more than 3… Read more »


Great White: Calm Waters Ahead

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“Help, I’m steppin’ into the twilight zone. The place is a madhouse,  feels like being cloned.” No, this isn’t an interview with the band Golden Earring.  It’s an interview with Michael Lardie from the band Great White–not to be confused with Jack Russell’s Great White.  They are separate bands–although Lardie and Russell played for many years… Read more »


Phil Soussan Protecting The Music

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Ask most people what they know about Phil Soussan, and chances are the reply will be something to the effect of “Oh yeah…he was the bass player for Ozzy.”  Yes, Soussan was the bass player on The Ultimate Sin album, and he did write the hit song Shot In The Dark.  However, there is far, far… Read more »