Author: David Castagno

Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music

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Ted reveals . . . The unexpected journey of the DOOBIE BROTHERS’ “What a Fool Believes” from musical idea to smash hit How his early production work with VAN MORRISON shaped his signature approach to capturing great studio performances Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music takes us into the studio during the recording… Read more »


Steel Panther Unveil Their Hottest Guitar Effects Pedal To Date

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California rock legends and effects pedal entrepreneurs Steel Panther continue to light the music instrument world on fire with the release of their newest guitar pedal – The Butthole Burner. Made in the USA, the latest distortion pedal from the collective brain trust features the exact same circuit as the now infamous Pussy Melter pedal. The new pedal has long been… Read more »


PORN Releases Final Act of Their Concept Trilogy, No Monsters in God’s Eyes- Act III

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In 2017, PORN released its third album : The Ogre Inside.- Act I, the first act of a trilogy based on the enigmatic character Mr Strangler. In 2019, the band released the second act of its trilogy : The Darkest of Human Desires – Act II. Today, PORN returns with the final act : No… Read more »


Dirty Honey Launches “Suitcase Sessions” Video

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When COVID-19 disrupted Dirty Honey’s plans to return to Australia to record new music with legendary producer Nick DiDia, frontman Marc LaBelle concocted an idea to make use of the unexpected downtime: Suitcase Sessions.   “I’ve always wanted to shoot videos out in nature, in non-traditional locations, and have a high-quality recording rig that was small… Read more »


Blackberry Smoke’s New “Live From Capricorn Sound Studios” EP Out June 19, “Midnight Rider” Premieres Today at Relix

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Blackberry Smoke will release a special new EP, Live From Capricorn Sound Studios, on June 19 with a portion of all proceeds going to the Recording Academy’s MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Recorded earlier this year at Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, GA, the project consists of six new versions of songs that have special ties… Read more »


BRIAN FALLON – Local Honey – Album Review

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Local Honey, is Brian Fallon’s third solo release to date.  For those who haven’t been privy to the New Jersey troubadour’s solo career,  we have been presented with Fallon’s most simple, truthful and introspective album thus far.  The former front man of The Gaslight Anthem (TGA)–a band living in musical purgatory–has since his first solo… Read more »


Grey Daze (Chester Bennington) and Loma Vista Recordings Move Amends’ Release Date to June 26

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Grey Daze, Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band, in partnership with Loma Vista Recordings, have re-scheduled the release of Amends (https://found.ee/GD_Amends) to June 26. The 11-song album, which was created to honor both the legacy of Bennington and to see one of his final dreams, the reunion and re-recording of the band’s long out-of-print and largely… Read more »


Orange County, CA Ska/Pop/Punk Band BITE ME BAMBI- Fun Tunes For Trying Times

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Orange County, CA ska/pop/punk 7-piece Bite Me Bambi is the next band poised to help usher in a new wave of the beloved yet often maligned genre. Fronted by talented singer and superstar-in-the-making, Tahlena Chikami (who also moonlights as an actor and has appeared on shows like Parks and Recreation, Gilmore Girls, etc.), Bite Me… Read more »


Sebastian Bach Reschedules 2nd Leg of 30th Anniversary Tour

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Acclaimed vocal powerhouse SEBASTIAN BACH has announced the newly rescheduled dates for the 2nd leg of his highly anticipated 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR celebrating the album “SKID ROW,” which was originally set to start later this month. Today, BACH has revealed the tour will take place this fall starting on October 28th and running through December… Read more »


American Grim Release “Breathe” Music Video (watch)

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American Grim have released a new music video for their track “Breathe” today. Directed by vocalist Ryan Grim, the video follows the eye-catching video for “Nightmare,” which was released late last year. “The world is continuously changing and creating new obstacles and anxieties in our daily life,” says Grim. “‘Breathe’ is a song written to… Read more »


Florida’s Newest Rock Festival “Rebel Rock Fest” Announce Line-Up

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Just announced to headline Rebel Rock Fest in Florida are hip hop legends Wu-Tang Clan Members including (Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Killah Priest) and chart-topping rapper Machine Gun Kelly Even those who count themselves bigger fans of metal or rock still worship at the altar of the Wu. First established in the early 90s in New… Read more »


Dirty Honey: “Keep Your Hands Clean and Your Mind Dirty”

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Dirty Honey had been scheduled to fly to Australia yesterday to record new music and make its down-under debut at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in April.  The guys did not make the trip, but are currently hunkered down in their respective L.A.-area homes, staying safe and healthy. On Instagram, the band shares with fans what… Read more »


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