Issue: 140Featuring: . Also Included The Dead Daisies, Michael Schenker, Vista Kicks, Tempt, Dreamkiller, John Corabi, Neal Morse, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters and Much More.
Articles in the 2018 Issue
Since their inception The Dead Daises have created a sound that mirrors the best of the ‘70's and early ‘80's, reflecting the decadent stadium riffs of Page, banshee wail of Plant, the attitude of the Stones and the best toxic qualities of the Boston-based twins. Those born a few years or decades after the birth of hard rock and metal
Guitar legend Michael Schenker needs no introduction. He has had a storied career over the years and never fails to amaze fans all over the world with his skillful playing. He’s famous for playing his signature half black half white Gibson Flying V guitar. There are many guitar players over the years who have cited him as being a great
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 2017, Vista Kicks released their
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 guitar solos, such as were
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 convention. Vsquared Guitar Systems recently
Myles Kennedy’s vocal prowess is well known in the world of rock, having been voted Loudwire’s Vocalist of the Year three times as a result of his work with Alter Bridge and Slash. After decades in the industry, Kennedy has finally released a solo album, Year of the Tiger. The album shows Kennedy taking a more autobiographical approach and the
Friday March 16, The Shrunken Head in Columbus got an evening of entertaining stories, acoustic tunes and some late evening ‘80's glam metal as Tong Productions presented an evening with John Corabi. The current Dead Daisies front man played tunes from their back history as well as classics and staples from his earlier years in The Scream, Union and his
Neal Morse is like the rolling stone which gathers no moss. Working seemingly constantly, whether it be creating an epic concept record, touring with The Neal Morse Band, or being involved with any number of other projects he stays pretty busy. So what does one do when they need a break from the hectic pace of such things? Why, you
The Dead Daisies are musical kinfolk to the bands that reigned in the ‘70's as new record Burn It Down’s 11 songs are inspired by the hammer of the gods along with a few rolling stones. It’s a ‘70's classic rock sound with an updated, upgraded chrome job and dose of modern mojo with vintage vitality. Before the ‘80's and
Robert Plant is no stranger to the term "reinventing oneself." After the demise of Led Zeppelin, he wrought a new version of his creative self, with two different solo bands compiling three albums each. After that came a brief detour from solo work for musical exploration with pal Jimmy Page on an album and tour. The early 2000's brought the Strange Sensation.
All aboard the Crazy Train! Music legend and rock icon, Ozzy Osbourne, will now have a presence in Music City as his figure takes its place, for a limited time, inside the Madame Tussauds Nashville attraction. In honor of the visit to Nashville, the Ozzy Osbourne figure was re-styled by Kelly Osbourne, British singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter, fashion designer, and daughter
After more than two decades and 20 million albums sold globally, Counting Crows will celebrate 25 years of making music by hitting the road for a worldwide "25 YEARS AND COUNTING" tour, starting with a 40+ city trek across North America this summer. Presented by Live Nation, the tour will begin June 27 in Boise, ID and travel across cities
California metal veterans IMPENDING DOOM have announced a new song today titled "The Wretched and Godless" exclusively via ALTERNATIVE PRESS. The new track is the first song being released from the band's all-new LP due this summer, and the first bit of new music fans have heard in over 5 years. "The wait is over! After 5 years, we're happy to
The band performance times have been announced for the 6th annual Monster Energy Fort Rock, held Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 at the festival’s new home at Markham Park in Sunrise, FL, just outside Fort Lauderdale. South Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience features rock’s top artists performing on two stages, including Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour,
Seattle’s Walking Papers, will be hitting the road this spring with Alice In Chains beginning, April 28 in Boston. They will also be playing select headline dates as well as the WNOR Lunatic Luau. The band features singer/songwriter Jefferson Angell, keyboardist/backing vocalist Benjamin Anderson (both from The Missionary Position), bassist Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and drummer Barrett Martin
Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes the debut of Camp Punk In Drublic! Created from the mind and liver of NOFX’s frontman Fat Mike, this one-of-a-kind destination event has punk music lovers and craft beer enthusiasts rejoicing. As the only punk rock campout in the country, Camp Punk In Drublic will feature performances by NOFX, Rancid,
True-Metal Titans IGNITOR are pleased to announce their forthcoming appearance at ALEHORN OF POWER X on July 28 at Reggies in Chicago, IL. Chicago's longest-running heavy metal festival, ALEHORN OF POWER, is now set to bring you its tenth installment. Since its beginning in 2006, ALEHORN OF POWER has sought out the best of the heavy metal underground and this year will prove
To celebrate 311 DAY 2018, the multi-platinum, alternative rockers 311 played two sold out shows at Park Theater at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas over the weekend on Saturday (March 10) and Sunday (March 11). 12,000 tickets were sold for the two-night event to fans from all 50 U.S. states and 17 countries worldwide. This marked the group’s 10th annual 311 DAY concert event, the band
Dropkick Murphys. Flogging Molly. They share a working class ethos, they share an Irish heritage and Celtic folk influence, and now – for the first time – these two giants of American punk rock will be sharing the stage for a co-headlining U.S. tour. This historic run, celebrating over 20 years of mayhem, kicks off June 1 at Jacobs Pavilion
This summer, rock fans across the country should prepare to be rocked hard when the GODSMACK/SHINEDOWN co-headlining summer tour hits more than 30 cities. Produced by Live Nation, the six-week outdoor amphitheater tour kicks off July 22 and make stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta, New York and many more before wrapping September 2. These dates come as
Stone Temple Pilots new self-tiled album, their first with new lead vocalist Jeff Gutt, is out today and available at digital retailers everywhere. Stream album here: https://rhino.lnk.to/STMP This album sounds like a band who has found a new life and energy. - Altwire Each song a journey of its own, with appropriate diversity, making the overall listening experience highly rewarding. - Music Players
Earthless, who are in the midst of a North American tour in support of their new album Black Heaven, out today via Nuclear Blast, debut their video for “Volt Rush”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqzRWMQJwfk&feature=youtu.be The video, which is set in Earthless’ hometown of San Diego, as well as neighboring Oceanside, was directed by skateboard/visual artist BB Bastidas and features the famed SoCal skateboarder
About the new video for ‘Nosferatu (The Vampire's Waltz)’ Biff Byford Says: “It’s dark, it’s gothic, it’s Nosferatu hope you like it. Big thanks to the students from THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES and Steph Byford for making this video.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K82RkU6cd5E&feature=youtu.be SAXON isn’t wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015, the heavy metal giants have released their
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash is a “Purple” man. Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page has been playing “Pinks” for years. The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards always goes for the “Green.” We’re talking about the iconic and exhilaratingly colorful packaging of Ernie Ball’s Slinky guitar strings – each vibrantly designed pack representing a different string recipe/gauge. For more than 55 years, the
Electrifying Bristolian rockers TAX THE HEAT release their sophomore album Change Your Position today. The new offering has that familiar mix of alternative-rock swagger that we have come to love about the band and is laden with big, chunky riffs and foot stompin' anthems - anthems that are perfectly suited to having a beer or two. As the guys enjoy having a
JOE PERRY--legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith--has just confirmed three shows in support of his recently released SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO solo album. Billed as "Joe Perry And Friends," the confirmed shows are April 18at the House of Blues in Boston, Hampton Beach Casino in Hampton Beach, NH on April 19 and Borgata Music Box in Atlantic City,
Scottish Hard Rock Trio The Amorettes release their new digital single and video today. The new song "Everything I Learned I Learned From Rock N' Roll" is taken from the forthcoming studio album "Born To Break". You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcpSXLENi0g&feature=youtu.be The track was written by Gill Montgomery and Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick and the video was was produced by Sitcom Soldiers. The album "Born To Break" was produced by Luke
“It’s been 24 years since Jellyfish last harmonized, 22 since Imperial Drag last rocked, 21 since The Moog Cookbook synthesized, 15 since TV Eyes electrified, 11 since Malibu computerized, and 10 since my last solo album, CATNIP DYNAMITE, had you all singing and drumming along unashamedly behind the steering wheel of your car. And still, my fans are right here
Following the band's smash-hit debut "Highway Tune" that was #1 at both U.S. Active and Mainstream Rock Radio for several weeks, Greta Van Fleet's second single "Safari Song" has also hit #1 on both the Active and Mainstream Rock Radio charts this week. This marks the first time in 15 years that an artist has had consecutive singles from a debut
“RISE UP”, the first single off THE DEAD DAISIES’ new album “BURN IT DOWN” sets the scene for another huge year for the band. A massive, trailblazing beat, meaty guitars and a thundering vocal deliver a powerful, highly relevant message. “RISE UP is a blistering old school Sabbath riff with angry lyrics about the state of the world!!! It‘s about
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8MwHs8CgTo&feature=youtu.be BLACK STONE CHERRY is set to release their sixth studio album, Family Tree via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 20th April 2018. Burnin', the first musical taste of the new collection is available today, along with the ability to pre-order the release in various physical and digital formats. Check out the lyric video for Burnin' here: https://youtu.be/zOryfVbQEY0 and pick
Judah & the Lion are the winners of this year’s iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist. Beating out Greta Van Fleet, K.Flay, Rag’n’Bone Man and The Revivalists, the band joins select 2018 winners already announced – Chance The Rapper (Innovator), Camila Cabello (Fangirls), Jon Bon Jovi (Icon) and Luis Fonsi (Latin). Judah & the Lion are also
FREEDOM HAWK: Retro Rockers Return with Fifth Studio Album - Stream New Song 'Danger' + Announce EU Tour Dates
Hailing from the barrier dunes of Virginia, Freedom Hawk blend heavy riffs into rolling grooves and soulful guitar melodies to showcase a sound that is distinctly their own. Widely recognized as one of the leading forces in the retro-rock movement, the band formed in 2005 with T.R. Morton, Mark Cave, Matt Cave, and Lenny Hines playing their first show as
The Magpie Salute which brings together the reunited guitar team of Rich Robinson and Marc Ford from the Black Crowes, bassist Sven Pipien (also from the Crowes) along with lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua have entered a studio in Nashville, TN to begin recording their debut album. The currently untitled record is due out later this
Fort Rock Festival Experiences Announced; South Florida's Biggest Rock Experience Features Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack and more.
The lineup of festival experiences has been announced for the 6th annual Monster Energy Fort Rock festival in Sunrise, Florida. Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Shinedown, and Breaking Benjamin lead a powerful talent lineup for the 6th annual Monster Energy Fort Rock, Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2018. Monster Energy Fort Rock moves to its new home at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida, in greater Fort Lauderdale, expanding its
Photos - JOHN CORABI Live! and Unplugged CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - NEAL MORSE - Live! CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - THE DAMN TRUTH - Live! - at the Whisky a Go Go CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - THE DARTS, TWO TENS & HONEYCHAIN - Live! CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - THE DOLLYROTS Live! at the Hi Hat CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - ROBERT PLANT and the Sensational Space Shifters Live! CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
It's a tale of two countries for Canadian based The Damn Truth. The four piece outfit from Montreal is making their first musical trek through the United States. The band is made up of Lee-La Baum (lead vocals, guitar), Tom Shemer (lead guitar), PY Letellier (bass guitar) and Dave Traina (drums). Having been founded in 2011, and touring in support of their
The Dollyrots, a Los Angeles based pop/punk duo visited the North Highland Park neighborhood of L.A. to headline a show at the Hi Hat. The Dollyrots, who's songs are laced with sardonic, tongue in cheek social commentary are completing a 15 dates in 17 days tour which began in Indianapolis and concludes with two shows here in Southern California. The
Travis Barker's MUSINK, Presented By KROQ: Band Performance Times Announced For March 16-18 In Southern CA
Band performance times have been announced for America’s largest tattoo and music festival, Travis Barker’s MUSINK, presented by KROQ, at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA on Friday, March 16, Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18. The 11th annual event will feature hundreds of world-renowned tattoo artists, music performances from top rock, punk and hip
Montreal based, blues-infused Rock band The Damn Truth will be playing The Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, March 14th. The band is touring in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore EP "Devilish Folk". The Damn Truth "White Lies" (Official Music Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=HhD4fiDu5E4 Over the years, Canada has given us a lot of great bands; Neil Young , Alanis