Screamer Magazine November 2016
Featuring: . Also Included Sully Erna, The Compulsions and Much More.

Articles in the November 2016 Issue

Interviews

  • SULLY ERNA Takes Hometown Life to Heart

    Anyone that’s heard a Godsmack song or seen them live has felt the energy drenched, gravel pitched growl of Massachusetts native Sully Erna.  From his early years, drumming his way through life to his first major band, Strip Mind, to Godsmack’s late‘90s beginning, Erna has launched a deep lunged, gruff-growling hard living attitude through the mic whether in a vocal

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  • THE COMPULSIONS Have Got It Covered

    Last year, Screamer reviewed the album Dirty Fun by the Complusions, a New York-based band fronted by vocalist/guitarist Rob Carlyle and featuring an all-star lineup: Guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer of Guns N’ Roses, and bassist Sami Yaffa, who played in Hanoi Rocks. The album got rave reviews across the board for the streetwise rock which blended elements

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  • A Conversation with: BRIAN KARL

    BORN TO SLAM is the brainchild of ex-Great White drummer Gary Holland.  Each month Gary will bring us a “conversation” with various working drummers to see what makes them tick.  In addition, he and his guests will cover ALL topics of concern to drummers everywhere.  And while their jargon may get a bit technical for us non-drummers, the conversations are

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Reviews

  • NIGHT RANGER - 35 Years and a Night in Chicago

    The 35th Anniversary of Night Ranger. Does that make you feel old? Well, it shouldn’t because if they can still rock, so can you. 35 Years and a Night in Chicago will be released on December 2nd via Frontiers Music and is available in multiple formats: 2 CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only). Having sold more than 17 million albums

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  • RAVENEYE - Nova

    In a world where there are thousands of bands on numerous streaming and download sites competing for attention, how does a band manage to stand out among the masses? It all comes back to the same thing; that same advice that experienced music industry professionals always give to young bands: The song. Write great songs, and people will notice. RavenEye

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  • SULLY ERNA - Hometown Life

    Hometown Life is Sully Erna’s second solo album.  A stylistic departure from his first release 2010’s Avalon and a 360 from his main band Godsmack.  He’s opened his mental diary of personal, private stories, stages (musical and life), opening up to his audience and the world.  If all you know is Godsmack be prepared for something different as he fills

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  • BRIGHT MIDNIGHT - Chris Formant

    “They were the voices of Gantry Elliot’s generation- Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison- comets that lit up the sky and disappeared too soon. Elliot longs for the days when rock and roll blazed with fierce originality, even as he struggles to keep up with current trends as an investigative reporter for Rolling Stone. Still, it was a comfortable living,

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  • FIT FOR A KING - Deathgrip

    Fit For A King has provided metalcore fans crushing breakdowns for about half a decade.  And this trend continues with the release of their fourth studio album  Deathgrip.  But it's a trend that needs some experimentation as soon as possible. Deathgrip opens with The End's Beginning and while it's not bad by itself, it feels like it was severed from Pissed

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  • HIGHWAY 4 - Matter of Time

    From their very beginnings Highway 4 had no intention of following the herd.  Instead they chose the black sheep route, committing to music they wanted to hear, standing with authenticity and a loud voice. Described as Halestorm meets the Foo Fighters they started in 2010 helmed by Kelly Brown, with guitarist Mike Angert and bassist Tylar Parker, wanting their groundbreaking

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Press Releases

  • TESTAMENT Releases Music Video for "The Pale King"

    Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT released their 11th album, Brotherhood Of The Snake, this past Friday via Nuclear Blast. Today, they have released a music video for the brand new song "The Pale King", below. The hi-tech clip was directed, shot and edited by Tommy Jones (SLAYER, DEATH ANGEL, KATAKLYSM) for Videohammer Studios. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkHT86Ei7DY&feature=youtu.be "Secret societies, unknown other worlds, and superstitions mark this

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  • Crowbar debut "Falling While Rising" Music Video (watch)

    NOLA legends CROWBAR have debuted their music video for "Falling While Rising" today. Directed by Justin Reich (ACE FREHLEY, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), this is the first video installment from the band off their new LP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP83bdxymmM&feature=youtu.be Crowbar released The Serpent Only Lies, on October 28, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and via SPV overseas. "We are so excited about

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  • SICK OF IT ALL Release Lyric Video for “Black Venom”

    The year 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of legendary New York Hardcore band SICK OF IT ALL. In order to celebrate this special occasion SICK OF IT ALL are releasing “When The Smoke Clears” on November 4th, 2016. The band didn’t just record five brand new tracks in their unique and classic old school style that are added as 10”

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  • The Devil Wears Prada's Mike Hranica Tells The Story Behind The New Song "To The Key Of Evergreen"

    Today, the second "story behind the song" video is released by The Devil Wears Prada and spotlights the track "To The Key of Evergreen."  In the video, Mike Hranica talks about the elements that acted as inspiration for the lyrics: 'To The Key of Evergreen' is a song based off of my favorite love story, a novel called 'Lolita,' by

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  • GOOD CHARLOTTE Concert Special Airs Friday, October 28

    Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special "Good Charlotte" airing Friday, October 28, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114). The band joins host Ted Stryker for an in-depth interview spanning their history, musical influences and their latest album. Good Charlotte's sixth studio album Youth Authority is available now (here). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTh9uowzDrM&feature=youtu.be For a preview of the AUDIENCE

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  • 3 Doors Down Announce Details For 13th Annual Better Life Foundation Concert

    3 Doors Down will stage the 13th annual The Better Life Foundation concert on Saturday, November 12th at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina.  The long-term mission of the foundation is to make a positive change in the lives of children in need of food, shelter, and medical assistance, and to enhance the lives of children and young

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  • The Magpie Salute Sell Out Four Consecutive Nights at New York's Gramercy Theatre

    THE MAGPIE SALUTE wants to thank music fans in NYC for the love. The newly formed band instantly sold out their first-ever show in NYC (January 19 at the Gramercy Theatre), and immediately added--due to popular demand--three more shows (January 20, 21, 22) which have sold out as well. Last week, Rich Robinson--singer-songwriter-guitarist and co-founding member of The Black Crowes--announced

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  • The Damned North American Tour Begins April 6th - Belasco Theater, Los Angeles

    The Damned (Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxymoron, Pinch, and Stu West) will be heading into the studio this winter to record a brand new album, their first since 2008's 'So, Who's Paranoid?', for release in 2017, with a pre-order link for the CD, colored vinyl, as well as exclusive merch (and experiences) available at PledgeMusic. The band have also

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  • GWAR and Comic Creators Launch Comics Kickstarter

    JUST LAUNCHED on Kickstarter - GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON, a blasphemous and blood-drenched 4-issue full-color comic book series by shock rock legends GWAR, writer Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Welcome Back, Critical Hit), colorist Marissa Louise (RoboCop, Escape from New York), letterer Taylor Esposito (Batman Eternal, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and editor Brendan Wright (Archie

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  • Green Day iHeartRadio Album Release Party on AT&T

    Tune in to watch "Green Day iHeartRadio Album Release Party on AT&T," airing exclusively via nationwide broadcast Friday, October 21 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on the AUDIENCE Network, DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114. Green Day's new album Revolution Radio is out now on Reprise Records (here). AUDIENCE Network's new musicslate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, in-depth artist interviews, unique stories

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  • OVERKILL - Release Lyric Video For "Our Finest Hour"

    Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, will release their brand-new single, Our Finest Hour, on November 4th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the fitting lyric video for the title track has been launched. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElxZ1oz9A68 The 7" single will be available black, green, and splatter vinyl. Pre-order now: http://nblast.de/OverkillFinestHourNB "Looks like the 'machine' is up and rolling, but for

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  • Foghat Issue Vinyl Version of 'Under The Influence' and Some Cool 'Listening' Parties!

    We are celebrating the release of the Double/180g Vinyl Edition of our latest release 'Under the Influence" this Friday October 21st!  To promote the resurgence of vinyl, many indie record stores are giving away 'Under The Influence" posters with each purchase along with a chance to win an autographed guitar! And to really have a good time, some very cool

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  • Alter Bridge's The Last Hero Garners Band Their First Top 10 Album Since

    Alter Bridge continues to demonstrate their ability to push their career to new milestones. Their newest release, The Last Hero, marks a return to the Top 10 on the Billboard charts for the band in the United States; their first since their debut release, 2004’s One Day Remains. The band landed at #8 this week on the Billboard 200 with

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  • YES Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Class Of 2017

    YES has once again been nominated for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame following two previous nominations. It was announced this morning (10/18) that the band is on the ballot for the class of 2017. "It is a distinguished honor to again receive a nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," shares drummer Alan White.

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  • Legendary Judas Priest Original Vocalist Al Atkins To Release New Solo Album

    Much to the excitement of Metal fans worldwide, original Judas Priest vocalist Al Atkins will be releasing his new solo album “Reloaded” on Gonzo Multimedia! The album is a collection of tracks from the last four decades, that Al has either written or performed from his days in Judas Priest to his last live band Holy Rage. It features special

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  • MIKE TRAMP To Release New Album "Maybe Tomorrow"

    February 24th 2017, Mike Tramp will release his 10th solo album "Maybe Tomorrow" on Mighty Music/Target Group to follow up on his most successful and best selling solo album "Nomad" from 2015. Mike Tramp comments on the forthcoming album: “Maybe Tomorrow” is my 10th solo album, and twenty years have gone by since my first was released. My songwriting, style and sound is

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  • The Dead Daisies To Embark On USO Tour To South Korea

    The Dead Daisies are proud to announce their first-ever USO tour, which will take the band to South Korea. The group will visit Camp Casey, K-16 Air Base and Osan Air Base at the end of October. Comments from the band: “After connecting with so many great servicemen & women on the ʻFreedom To Rockʼ tour with KISS in the

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  • THE MAGPIE SALUTE To Perform First Show January 19

    Rich Robinson--singer-songwriter-guitarist and co-founding member of The Black Crowes--has announced the formation of THE MAGPIE SALUTE. It's an exciting new band that brings together four key members of The Black Crowes-Rich, guitarist/vocalist, guitarist Marc Ford, keyboardist Eddie Harsch, and bassist Sven Pipien-with members of Rich's own band: drummer Joe Magistro, keyboardist Matt Slocum, and backing vocalists Adrien Reju and Katrine

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  • NIGHT RANGER Release Live Video From Upcoming Album

    Celebrating the launch of the bands 35th anniversary, more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, NIGHT RANGER continues to rock with the release of "35 Years And A Night in Chicago."  This amazing performance is out December 2nd and can be pre-ordered on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only) on Amazon Music here: http://radi.al/NightRangerLiveAmazon.  MP3 (audio only) pre-orders are

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  • Circle of Dust Completes Re-Releases of Entire Back Catalog Ahead of New Album

    Circle of Dust, the 90s industrial / electronic-rock project created by visionary artist/producer Klayton, best known for his multi-genre project Celldweller, recently acquired back the rights to the project's first 5 albums, released between 1992-1998. Now, after over 20 years in the vault, the entire Circle of Dust catalog (Self-Titled, Brainchild, Metamorphosis , Argyle Park - Misguided, and Disengage) has

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  • Drafthouse Films' 'We Are X' Nominated For Best Music Documentary

    Broadcast Film Critics Association announced their nominees for Best Music documentary, which includes Drafthouse Films' forthcoming 'WE ARE X.'  The nomination comes ahead of the film's Friday, October 21 release in Los Angeles, followed by a nationwide expansion. Director Stephen Kijak and film subject, the legendary composer, musician and producer YOSHIKI, will appear for a series of Q&As opening weekend

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  • SPACE INVADER - A Casual Guide To The Music Of Original Kiss Guitarist

    WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 15, 2016 As “Spaceman” Ace Frehley became one of rock's most revered and entertaining guitarists with KISS from their formation in 1973 to his departure in 1982 plus his reunion with the band in 1996 until 2002. Frehley has also had a successful solo career with his own band Frehley's Comet and under his own name.

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  • LIFE OF AGONY Share First Music From New Album A Place Where There's No More Pain

    Brooklyn's hard rock legends LIFE OF AGONY recently signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. They are currently hard at work on their new album and Napalm Records debut A Place Where There's No More Pain, which is due in early 2017.  Today the first audio sample from A Place Where There's No More Pain are available to listen

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  • KORN Takes On Alternative View Of Addiction With New Song "Take Me"

    "Take Me"--KORN's newest track--is about beating addiction but from the point of view of the substance, a song that front man Jonathan Davis says was inspired by old country tunes as well as Brad Paisley's "Alcohol."  "Take Me" is the fourth offering from the band's upcoming studio album THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING (out October 21 on Roadrunner Records), following the Top

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  • NO SINNER Reveal Video For 'All Woman' Ahead of European Tour

    No Sinner will be returning to Europe in October 2016 to play songs from their new album Old Habits Die Hard which was released on 20th May through Provogue/Mascot Label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Black Stone Cherry, Monster Truck, Beth Hart). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeAGLf8PD1c&feature=youtu.be TOUR DATES Tues 11th October – LA, Barcelona ITALY - TICKETS Thurs 13th October – Legend Club, Milan ITALY

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  • MESHUGGAH - Premiere "Clockworks" Drum Play Through On...

    Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH released their eighth studio album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason last week. Today, Sonor premieres the play through for "Clockworks". Check out the video here: Order the album here: http://nblast.de/MeshViolentSleepNB Or digitally via iTunes or Amazon The second single "Nostrum" was released via a 360 lyric video and can be seen on the Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel. Drum aficionados can check out an exclusive play through of

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  • Evanescence Release Vinyl Box Set December 9

    On December 9th 2016, Concord Bicycle is pleased to announce the release of The Ultimate Collection (6-LP Set), Evanescence’s first-ever vinyl box set featuring Fallen, The Open Door, Evanescence, the never-before officially available Origin and the bonus track collection, Lost Whispers, on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The box set includes a 52-page casebound book featuring art, handwritten lyrics, photos and rarities. The Ultimate Collection (6-LP Set) is a

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  • Opeth’s Critically Heralded New Album, ‘Sorceress,’ Debuts At #8 On Billboard’s Top Current Sales Chart

    Sweden’s musical alchemists, OPETH have returned with a long-awaited, monumental album, Sorceress, which has debuted on Billboard charts in the U.S. at #8 Top Current Sales, #24 Top 200, #1 Hard Music, #4 Independent Label and #5 Vinyl. The new record has exceeded the first week sales of the band’s previous release, Pale Communion. Additionally, Sorceress is charting around the

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  • Walking Dead's Norman Reedus Jams with Anthrax

    Actor Norman Reedus, better known as Daryl Dixon on "The Walking Dead," joined Anthrax on stage last night at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, jamming on guitar during the band's classic "Indians."  Anthrax's Frank Bello and Scott Ian are both huge fans of the show - in 2015, Ian appeared in an episode playing one of the zombies, and unfortunately met

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  • 'Rush | Time Stand Still' Rocks U.S. Cinemas on November 3 Only

    In partnership with Concord Music Group and ole, Fathom Events is set to bring an epic one-night cinema event with legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Rush, to fans nationwide with "Rush | Time Stand Still" on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. local time. This event, narrated by Paul Rudd, provides an intimate look into the band's

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  • AIRBOURNE's "Breakin' Outta Hell" Breaks Out In A Big Way

    Breakin' Outta Hell - the new studio album from AIRBOURNE, released September 23 via Spinefarm Records - has seen the Aussie rockers achieving their highest-ever week one chart positions worldwide, with Germany (No. 3) and UK (No. 9) leading the charge. Breakin' Outta Hell is the band's first full-length release under the Spinefarm banner, opening a fresh chapter in a decade-plus career that continues to celebrate the greater

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  • Avatar Debut "Night Never Ending" Music Video 

    AVATAR have unleashed another visually stunning music video, with longtime director Johan Carlén at the helm, for their next single, "Night Never Ending" exclusively via Alternative Press Magazine. "It's is a special song, being probably the most upbeat and, dare I say, happy piece we've ever released," says frontman Johannes Eckerström. "But under the surface of the fragile message of

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  • MONSTER TRUCK Announce Nov-Dec European Tour with BILLY TALENT

    Still in the midst of their arena tour with Nickelback, the Canadian hard-rockin’ juggernaut Monster Truck, are ready to return to Europe in November and December as main support for BILLY TALENT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB7lmFTNDhA&feature=youtu.be Talking about the tour, Monster Truck guitarist Jeremy Widerman says “So I know what you’re thinking: we’ve been on tour now for about a month in Europe,

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  • VIDEO: Sample The Entire New Devil Wears Prada Album

    The members of The Devil Wears Prada - Mike Hranica, Jeremy DePoyster, Andy Trick, and Kyle Sipress - are giving fans a taste of every one of the songs on the band's new album, Transit Blues, set for release this Friday, October 7 (Rise Records).  Click on the image below to view. The Devil Wears Prada will hit the road

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Product Press Releases

  • The Beginner's Guide to Vinyl: How to Build, Maintain and...

    As the popularity and resurgence of collecting vinyl music continues to grow, there's no better time than now for 'The Beginner's Guide to Vinyl: How to Build, Maintain, and Experience a Music Collection in Analog,' a new book written by vinyl expert Jenna Miles, due out December 2nd, 2016. Vinyl records are back--in a big way. Music lovers are turning

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Hollywood Spotlight

  • Bowl 4 Ronnie Celebrity Tournament Set for Nov 4 at Pinz in Studio City

    In 2010 legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio lost his life to gastric cancer.  Shortly after, his widow, Wendy Dio established, in his memory, The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, a charity dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education. On Nov. 4 the fund will host their 2nd annual Bowl 4 Ronnie , a rocker and

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  • An Intimate Evening With KORN and SiriusXM

    The Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown LA was filled with lucky ticketholders Friday night (Oct 21) when Korn performed a 90-minute live set for broadcast to SiriusXM. Subscribers had an opportunity to win tickets to the private show through email invitations and various call-in promotions.  One grand prize winner received a trip for two to Los Angeles plus a

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  • METAL ALLEGIANCE Assemble In Anaheim On January 20th

    Heavy metal is more than a genre, more than an attitude and certainly more than whatever cheap epithets are dismissively thrown at it by clueless critics. At its best, metal is a lifestyle, a community, a tribe uniting people across cultural, economic and philosophical divides with the primal pulse of bombastic and majestic expression. On Friday January 20th, METAL ALLEGIANCE

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  • X Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary - Annual X-Mas Tour Dates Announced

    It was 40 years ago when X formed in Los Angeles after a mind-blowing performance by The Ramones! In the fall of ’76 when Billy saw the Ramones play at the Great Western Ballroom in Norwalk.  The next day, Billy put an ad in Musician’s contact service looking for like-minded musicians to start a band with.  That same day, bass

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  • L.A.'s ACIDIC On Worldwide "American Music Abroad" Tour

    LA-based Indie buzz band ACIDIC will represent the U.S. as Cultural Ambassadors of Music in over forty countries worldwide when they perform as part of the 2016 "American Music Abroad" Program, commencing October 16 through November 11.   ACIDIC was selected as one of the 2016 Ensembles from close to a thousand submissions. Here is their official page on the

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  • Rock to Recovery Holds First Annual Event With All-Star Jam

    The first annual Rock To Recovery All-Star Jam sponsored by Casa Bella and The Beacon House was held on Oct 3, 2016 at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood and brought out musicians, actors and sports figures in support of the one-night charity event. A star studded red-carpet presentation of the first ever Rock to Recovery award and an all-star jam

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