Author: David Castagno

KLOS Announces New & Improved w/ Matt Pinfield

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While the radio and music industry has seen mass reductions in force, Meruelo Media announced an impactful addition to the KLOS staff, as nationally known rock music expert Matt Pinfield joins the brand, as host of “KLOS New & Approved.” Starting on 1/17/21, the show will air each Sunday night from 8pm to 10pm on… Read more »


(watch) Starbenders- Release ‘Holy Mother (Live)’ Music Video

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As the world gazes up at the sky for Jupiter and Saturn to unite in Aquarius, Starbenders have immortalized the Great Conjunction with a live video of their single, ‘Holy Mother‘. The band captured what they do best, playing live while feeding off of one another’s energy. ‘Holy Mother‘ is sonically built upon a Godzilla-sized riff which provides the perfect launchpad for… Read more »


(watch) Introducing Jax Hollow – Debut Video and Single Out Now

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Jax Hollow have released a music video for “High Class Bitch” off their upcoming debut album Underdog Anthems which will be coming out February 2021.  “High Class Bitch” is the first single and is now available for stream/download.  Jax Hollow is a complete artist. She’s never short on authenticity, badassery, vagabond soul searching and powerful songwriting. With a unique blend of… Read more »


The Melvins Usher in 2021 with “Melvins TV: Volume 1, New Year’s Evil” Livestream

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LOS ANGELES – The Melvins usher in 2021 with “Melvins TV: Volume 1, New Year’s Evil,” a 5-song livestreaming event also featuring interviews and extras, on Dec. 31 at 12 noon pacific/3 pm eastern/8 pm gmt/7 am aedt. $5 tickets are available now via https://melvins.veeps.com. A limited-edition, commemorative poster and t-shirt, both featuring artwork by… Read more »


NIGHTWISH – To Start Human. :II: Nature. World Tour In Virtual Reality

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NIGHTWISH – one of the world’s leading symphonic metal bands and Finland’s most successful music export – sets the stage for an exquisite interactive experience in March 2021. In ”An Evening with Nightwish in a Virtual World”, the band will perform at The Islanders Arms, a tavern built in virtual reality. The event takes place on… Read more »


UK Loves NY’s The Compulsions’ “Ferocious”

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The new Compulsions album, Ferocious, rates an astounding 9 out of 10 according to widely regarded UK music magazine, Vive Le Rock! Read Mark McStea’s full review of Ferocious, “The Perfect Blend Of Rhythm N’ Groove” and “Low-Slung Rock N’ Roll With Attitude” in Issue #78 of Vive Le Rock! Grab it at newsstands now!… Read more »


Black Pistol Fire: Set To Release ‘Look Alive’ Jan. 29, 2021

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Now, three years after their lauded fifth effort, the Austin-by-way-of-Toronto duo BLACK PISTOL FIRE—KEVIN MCKEOWN (guitar/lead vocals) and ERIC OWEN (drums/bass synth)–are back with LOOK ALIVE, an album that sees them refining their singular two-man approach, outfitting their explosive, impassioned rock ‘n’ roll with a soundscape that is more expansive, ethereal and cinematic. The official… Read more »


(video) MSG – Reveal Third Album Trailer Discussing The New Single “After The Rain”!

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Michael Schenker will release his new MSG album, Immortal, on January 29th, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The album title is a perfect statement describing Michael Schenker’s legacy and to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a musician. Today, the band reveal their third album trailer, in which Michael Voss explains, how their second single, the power ballad “After The Rain” was written and where the idea for the… Read more »


(watch) Adventure Rockers HALLAS Reveal New Official Video for “Carry On”

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Swedish psychedelic adventure rock quintet HALLAS have been turning heads and taking names in the scene for years, but 2020 saw their undisputed breakout with the stunning album Conundrum, out now via Napalm Records. One of the album’s catchiest tracks, “Carry On” – featuring a timeless, stardust-like scattering of infectious guitar lines and booming, yet… Read more »


BRKN LOVE Release “Crush” Video (watch)

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BRKN LOVE, the brainchild of Toronto native Justin Benlolo, released their self-titled debut album earlier this year via Spinefarm Records. On November 19, the band released a deluxe edition of the record, featuring four newly recorded tracks. The band has just shared the video for one the new songs” Crush.” Watch it here: Previously, BRKN LOVE shared their cover of… Read more »


Motorhead X Hillrock: Limited Batch of Cask Strength Bourbon to be Released

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In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Ace of Spades, MOTORHEAD are releasing a limited batch of cask strength bourbon in collaboration with Global Brews and the award winning Hillrock distillery. The release is limited to 1100 bottles, each bottle is hand numbered and comes packed in a bespoke Ace of Spades gift box. About the bourbon:… Read more »


Brian Wheat Tells His Side of the Story in New Book and Announces Live Signing Event

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Tesla bassist Brian Wheat lifts the lid on living the rock ’n’ roll life while struggling with anxiety, depression, and other issues seldom discussed by musicians in his new book, ‘Son of a Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla,’ which will be released on December 15, 2020 via Post Hill Press (and co-penned by Chris… Read more »


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