Out of the Fraying Pan Into the Fire

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Seether’s long road to success is one fraught with twists, turns, potholes, traffic jams and multiple car pile-ups.  That is if you consider personnel changes, canceled tours, delayed album releases and rehab detours.  With the success of the South African band’s new album, Holding Onto to Strings Better Left to Fray, Seether, Shaun Morgan (lead… Read more »


Michael Cartellone: Damn Renaissance Man

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What do Damn Yankees, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cher, Freddie Mercury, Accept, John Fogerty and Peter Frampton all have in common?  You guessed it, Michael Cartellone.  Cartellone is not just a drummer, he’s an extremely versatile drummer.  Perhaps best known for his work with the multi-platinum band Damn Yankees (Ted Nugent, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades), he has… Read more »


Orillia: Small Town Dead

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Orillia is the Ontario home town of Canada’s Bleeker Ridge.  A place once quoted by the band’s singer, Taylor Perkins as “Somewhere you would go and watch a movie, leave and go break things!” Perkins, his brother Cole: guitar, Dan Steinke: guitar and his brother Dustin: drums are collectively Bleeker Ridge and that collectively, makes… Read more »


This Warrants A Second Look

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2011 proved to be a good year for veteran rockers Warrant.  With the release of their latest album, Rockaholic, their first on Frontiers Records, the band found themselves in high demand.  Tour dates with label mates Whitesnake as well as Cinderella and fellow Sunset Strip Kings Poison, had Warrant playing over 50 dates in support… Read more »


More Than Pressure and Time to Rival these Sons

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These L.A. boys are already showing they have what it takes to compete with the heavyweights. Having supported Judas Priest, who Singer Jay Buchanan describes as “Good, kind people” and Queensryche in the UK recently, they return to the land of the Metal Head, hoping to receive another warm welcome, (the Brits were gracious enough… Read more »


Vices and Virtues Determine the Art Of Dying

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It is a bitterly cold minus forty Celsius, snowy day in Edmonton, Alberta, but I am having a warm and friendly chat with Greg Bradley, Guitarist and founding member of Vancouver based rock outfit Art of Dying.  Lead Vocalist Jonny Hetherington will be joining me at a later date to give me a deeper insight… Read more »


Going Down (under) with Steel Panther

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Steel Panther is undoubtedly the funnest and funniest band in rock n’ roll and I mean that in a good way.  Their live performances are a riotous mixture of music, schtick and burlesque and would be equally at home on the stage at the Comedy Store, The Seventh Veil or the L.A. Forum, where they… Read more »


Bangin’ Heads With Rikki Rockett

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Rikki Rockett may be best known as the main headbanger/skin basher/beat keeper of Poison, but he is also a perfect example of the American entrepreneur.  In 2005 Rockett came off the road with Poison, knowing he was going to have some downtime he was determined to take on a new challenge.  Considering drums have been… Read more »


Rok Hollywood – Believin’ It

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Indiana-based band Rok Hollywood brings melodic rock and great guitar riffs to the world of rock.  Reminiscence of the great music from the ‘80s.  I recently had an opportunity to speak with Daren and David from the band (who just happen to be twin brothers). Daren and David have been playing music since they were… Read more »


Don’t Shoot The Messenger

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If the most rebellious thing that Winchester Rebels lead vocalist does in his down time is MotoX, that’s OK.  His more rebellious side definitely comes across in the Santa Barbara, CA based band’s music. When I spoke with Nick Hunt (vocals), Barry Carter (Drums) and their manager Rand, everyone was doing their best to hide… Read more »


Leatherwolf Frontman Michael Olivieri Charts New, Different Course

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Michael Olivieri has a new album out, the self-titled M.O.B. Michael Olivieri Band.  However, hand anyone the CD with the title blacked out, and chances are they would never guess who the artist is. Leatherwolf was one of the hardest rocking bands of the 80’s, but Olivieri’s new work bears no resemblance to those long-gone days.  An… Read more »


WARRANT: Down Boys Records…Where the Musicians Go

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Warrant has been rocking our world for over 23 years since the release of their first album in 1989 and still going strong; longevity in the music industry is a good thing. They’ve now set their sights on conquering music placement and the recording industry with their own brand: Down Boys Records. Bassist Jerry Dixon… Read more »