3 DOORS DOWN LIVE – Songs From The Basement

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3 Doors Down took the world by storm in the early 2000’s. The Mississippi boys’ first album, The Better Life, which has now been certified 6 times platinum produced the mega-hit Kryptonite. They quickly followed up their success with 2002’s Away From The Sun, and the singles When I’m Gone and Here Without You. Their… Read more »


MOTLEY CRUE/ALICE COOPER LIVE – Des Moines, IA

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Motley Crue’s purportedly last tour All Bad Things Must Come To An End hit Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa on July 11, 2014. Because Des Moines has become a “drive-by” city (one where many of the bigger rock bands drive right by because of Des Moines’ central location–but few plan an actual tour stop),… Read more »


BulletBoys Kick Off Summer 2014 Tour in L.A.

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They’re back in action and as Smooth as ever; the BulletBoys, featuring Mark Torien still commanding the front line, are kicking off a summer tour and the first dozen or so dates begin with Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat and former Guns n’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke in Southern California. Getting on a nostalgia bill with… Read more »


LINKIN PARK – The Hunting Party

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The universe of rock music is a versatile beast with many different versions and sub-genres going shoulder-to-shoulder with each other regarding what is purchased and digested by the consumer.  Nu-Metal is just one element of the entire scene which embraces hip-hop influences with loud and proud guitars, hook-laden moments and plenty of attitude.  One of… Read more »


RUSH FAQ by Max Mobley

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RUSH FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Rock’s Greatest Power Trio is a refreshing read, due in part to the fact that the author, Max Mobley is a self-proclaimed “Rush geek” who not only clearly appreciates the band, he also knows what he is talking about. Mobley takes readers on a journey of a… Read more »


SEETHER – Isolate and Medicate

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Crawling from the heat of South Africa for their seventh studio album, Seether consisting of Shaun Morgan, Dale Stewart and John Humphrey has streamlined their style of hard rock to fit American rock radio tapping into an arsenal of hooks and friendly deliveries.  For fans of Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman and the many other examples… Read more »


RAGDOLL – Rewound

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Ragdoll appeared on the Australian music scene just a bit over three years ago when Leon Todd and Cam Barrett met via MySpace and decided to jam together, adding Ryan Rafferty soon after.  Since their formation, they have taken independent music to a whole new level. Todd/guitar, Barrett/drums, and Rafferty/bass & lead vocals make up… Read more »


NIGHT BY NIGHT – NxN

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Backing vocalist and bassist for Sheffield’s finest exponents of melodic rock Def Leppard, Rick Savage explained; “Night by Night are without doubt one of the best young bands out there today.  Real songs with great riffs and vocal harmonies.  Packing the best of the 80′s with a youthful, fresh enthusiasm.”  High praise indeed from a… Read more »


RAY GOREN – LA Sessions EP

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Ray Goren is an up and coming singer/guitarist/songwriter who recently recorded two EP’s with legendary producer Eddie Kramer. Not familiar with Kramer’s work? Think Are You Experienced, Axis Bold As Love and Electric Ladyland. Yup, he produced all three. (If you’re not familiar with those albums, we need to have a serious talk). Goren’s style… Read more »


AMBERIAN DAWN – Magic Forest

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Keeping their heads down, these Finnish female-fronted symphonic rockers are entering a new chapter of their existence.  The song-writing partnership of former lead vocalist Heidi Parviainen and Tuomas Seppälä are no more as the vocalist has moved to pastures new bringing about a long-held concept called Dark Sarah to fruition. Sometimes these events bringing in… Read more »