Author: David Castagno

Funny or Die Debuts “The Animated Tales of GWAR”

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For the last two years animators Myke Chillian and Tommy Meehan have been working with the members of GWAR to create a “GWARtoon” that was appropriately disgusting and objectionable enough to most accurately represent the most dangerous band in rock and roll history.  After all this long and hard work, today Funny or Die finally premieres “The… Read more »


LITA FORD The Bitch is Back…Live

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The Bitch is Back…Live is a brand new live album from the queen of Hard Rock and Metal LITA FORD.  Hot on the heels of her TRUE comeback album “Living Like a Runaway”, LITA took to the stage at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in early October of 2012 to showcase the new material as well as LITA FORD classics. Originally set for release October… Read more »


Hartke Brings Together Music’s Finest For

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Hartke, one of the leading bass amplification manufacturers in the world, left a mark on Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre on Saturday, November 9th at Bass Player Live. The company brought together some of music’s finest players for an all-star tribute to bass legend Geezer Butler. The all-star lineup partnered vocalists Corey Taylor (Slipknot / Stone… Read more »


DREAM THEATER LIVE AT LUNA PARK DVD IS #1

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Live At Luna Park–the new DVD released November 5 via Eagle Rock Entertainment from the Grammy-nominated progressive metal titans, DREAM THEATER–has entered at #1 on Soundscan Music DVD chart. Live At Luna Park is available on 2DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Video, and a Deluxe Edition (which includes a 60-page hardback photobook, Blu-ray, 2DVDs, and 3CDs) here:… Read more »


Bass Player Live! Fonda Theatre on 11-09-13

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Bass Player Live! Fonda Theatre on 11-09-13 Click Here To Read The Review For More Info Visit: http://www.bassplayer.com/bplive


Carmine Appice’s New Label, Rocker Records, Is Set To Launch

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Revered by legions of high-profile musicians, including Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, as one of the most innovative and powerful drummers that rock and roll has ever seen, the legendary Carmine Appice needs no introduction. Now, the man whose soulful pounding powered the uniquely heavy psychedelia of Vanilla Fudge’s mesmerizing late-1960s remake of “You Keep Me… Read more »


Moogfest 2014 Announces Daytime Presenters

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Moogfest is a five-day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music. Since its inception in 2004, Moogfest has been a magnet for artists, engineers, and enthusiasts of Bob Moog. With an experimental lineup of daytime conference programming featuring cultural, artistic and technological luminaries and punctuated by a diverse line up of landmark… Read more »


WALKING PAPERS – The Roxy, Hollywood, CA 10-17-13

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It’s a Thursday night in West Hollywood and rock n’ roll is alive and well.  The Strip is buzzing with an electrical charge that has not been felt for quite some time.  A few miles east of the famed Roxy, photographer Lisa Johnson has just completed the West Coast launch of her new book 108… Read more »


An Evening with 108 Rock Star Guitars

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Mr. Musichead Gallery on Sunset Boulevard played host to the West Coast book launch event for 108 Rock Stars Guitars, by famed photographer Lisa S. Johnson.  108 Rock Star Guitars is a project 17 years in the making and is the ultimate coffee table book, for not only musicians and music fans, but for anyone… Read more »


Great White Featuring Jack Russell at The Whisky

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The Hatfields and McCoys, Red Sox and Yankees, Great White and Great White…you can now add Great White to the list of famous American feuds.  Since the split of Jack Russell and Great White in 2011, the two entities have been embroiled in a legal battle over the band name, and on July 16, 2013 a… Read more »


One Night with JANIS JOPLIN

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Do you believe in reincarnation?  I don’t.  Well, I didn’t until Saturday night when I saw what could only be explained as Janis Joplin reincarnated.  The Pasadena Playhouse is currently hosting One Night with Janice Joplin, a two-hour stage production of music, storytelling and visuals that hold your attention throughout the entire performance.  The crowd… Read more »


LORRAINE LEWIS – NAMM 2013 Interview [Video]

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Interview with Lorraine Lewis of Femme Fatale at the 2013 NAMM show.  Lewis talks about Ex Wives of Rock, Monsters of Rock Cruise and Femme Fatale. For more information about Lorraine Lewis visit: http://www.lorrainecafe.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lorraine-Lewis/183120251708987 https://twitter.com/Femmefatale69


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