NAMM 2015 – Convention Hall

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Going to the NAMM show is a fascinating look at the strata of the music industry. Naturally, the general public focuses in on the big-name stars who make appearances, and the big-name manufacturers, but scratch that surface and you’ll find so much more. Beyond the spotlight are the manufacturers of the classical instruments—the strings, woodwinds… Read more »


NAMM 2015 – Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Oyster Cult, Xander & The Peace Pirates

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Another four days of craziness—also known as NAMM 2015—is in the books. Nonstop crushes of humanity combined with aural overload equals good times, with a heaping dose of physical and mental fatigue at the end of each day. NAMM is a trade show, and the stated purpose is to bring manufacturers of music equipment and… Read more »


GO BETTY GO – Reboot

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Go Betty Go is a four-piece, all girl punk rock band from Southern California that was formed in 2000. They have released an EP with the appropriate title Reboot. It’s appropriate, as the original lineup of band fell apart in 2005, and recently reformed in 2012. The album blasts off with By Your Side, a… Read more »


MARKY RAMONE – Punk Rock Blitzkrieg My Life As A Ramone

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Addictions, politics, OCD, personal hygiene, parasitic twins. What else could you ask for in a rock and roll memoir? Well, you can find all of that and more in Marky Ramone’s new book Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone. Yes, a parasitic twin, really. The book starts off as most memoirs do: childhood…. Read more »


RED – Of Beauty and Rage

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What is Red?  Some say it’s a color or the stop signs in our lives while others believe it represents passion—the love for another; and pain—the love for another.  It’s the blood coursing through our veins when oxygen hits—open and exposed.  Red is many things; a rose sparkling in the reflection of the beholder’s eyes… Read more »


ADRENALINE MOB – Dearly Departed

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Just a little less than a year after the release of their album Men of Honor, Adrenaline Mob has put together Dearly Departed, which will launch on February 9th via Century Media. Those who are familiar with the band will quickly realize that this album is a compilation of covers, unreleased and acoustic tracks. For those… Read more »


LIKE A STORM – Awaken The Fire

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Releasing an album that attempts to show many different sides of a band’s musical style can be hazardous to their health. Unless done carefully, it can come off as disjointed and unfocused—trying to hit too many targets—which can result in alienating their fan base. Awaken The Fire, the second release by Like A Storm not… Read more »


ONE-EYED DOLL – Witches

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Standby Records is set to release Witches, One-Eyed Doll’s sixth album on March 24, 2015; sure to be their most nefarious and hardest album to date. Witches, released as a concept album, tells the brutal story of the Salem Witch trials.  One-Eyed Doll has taken their music and story to the masses with different instruments to surprise… Read more »


AC/DC – Rock Or Bust

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The rock legends have made more than a splash with their brand of rock n’roll over the decades and as they evidently approach the finish line of their illustrious career, they dig deep and present a studio album containing 11 new tracks which are easily accessible and showcase their insistent knack for boogie and hard… Read more »


ÜBERKILL – Sex On A Leash

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Who says rock and roll is dead? Whoever the culprit, they have certainly not heard this EP yet. Überkill, a London-based hard rock band, has recently released their self-titled EP. This hard rock quintet consists of Michael Blackhart (vocals), Mike Cole (guitar), Nick Childs (guitar), Carsten Hoyer (bass), and Gray Tull (drums). Überkill’s new EP, along with their… Read more »