Author: Renee Silverman

PUDDLE OF MUDD’s Wes Scantlin – Welcome to Galvania

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“I think the most special thing about this entire process is that I’m still alive and I’m free and I’m happy,” says Wes Scantlin, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Puddle of Mudd in a recent interview about life in quarantine, touring and his sixth studio album in nearly a decade Welcome to Galvania. For Scantlin… Read more »


THE DODIES – It’s One Hell of a Ride

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The Dodies are a garage band duo from southern Israel who during this crazy pandemic released their debut album It’s One Hell of a Ride, co-produced by Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, ex-Guns ‘N Roses) on April 24, 2020. Yoni Avittan (singer, guitarist) and Ran Aronson (drummer, synth bass/backing vocals), is a self-described garage… Read more »


THE LICKERISH QUARTET – Interview with Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.

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Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., formerly of 90’s power pop band Jellyfish has been busy since the band broke up in 1994. He’s toured with Beck, Cheap Trick and, along with ex-Jellyfish band mate Eric Dover, Imperial Drag. His new band, The Lickerish Quartet reunites Dover (vocals, guitar) and another ex-Jellyfish band mate, Tim Smith (vocals,… Read more »


THE AMITY AFFLICTION – Everyone Loves You … Once You Leave Them

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Australian metalcore quartet, The Amity Affliction, wants you to know that “mental illness is uncompromising and indiscriminate,” and if “you peel back the layers” you’ll find the truth and underlying message in their seventh full-length and debut album on Pure Noise Records, Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them. The band members, Joe Birch (vocals),… Read more »


DON DOKKEN – Solitary A Solo Departure for Don Dokken

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Vocalist Don Dokken just released a new solo album entitled Solitary distributed on Deadline Music, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc. Although not exactly brand new, the reissued album was sold for a limited time at select Dokken acoustic gigs and later released in 2014 on digital, this new version contains the same songs plus… Read more »


5th Annual Ronnie Montrose Remembered Rocks It Out During NAMM 2020

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Show promoter and former Montrose singer, Keith St. John, once again takes on the star-studded Ronnie Montrose Remembered concert and jam during NAMM week 2020 at its new venue the M3 Live, just a few blocks from the Anaheim Convention Center. On Friday, January 17 thousands of Montrose fans packed into M3 Live for a… Read more »


Something Great from ’68 – Brian Wilson & Friends w/ The Zombies

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It was a blast to the past at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept 12, when Brian Wilson and special guests The Zombies played the Something Great from ’68 Tour. The concert was recently postponed back in June due to Wilson’s health issues, but both bands were in great form Thursday playing under… Read more »


The 7th Annual Rock Against MS Concert & Awards Show

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The 7th Annual Rock Against MS Benefit Concert and Awards Show happened Saturday, March 30, at the historic downtown Los Angeles Palace Theater, with the help of comedian hosts Hal Sparks (Zero1, Talk Soup) and Debra Wilson (MADtv) along with a special performance by Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg featuring Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks/Bad Religion) and a… Read more »


Rockstars Come Out to Bowl for Ronnie at 4th Annual Charity Event

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On Oct 25, the 4th annual Bowl 4 Ronnie was held at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, Calif. The yearly event brings together a community of likeminded individuals who are there to support a great cause and get a chance to mingle with rock stars, eat pizza and bowl for trophies all in the… Read more »


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