Author: Richard Rosenthal

Richard Rosenthal

Richard Rosenthal's history with Screamer Magazine goes way back to the summer of 1988, when he started writing for the publication. From 1988-1992, Richard was in the thick of it when the Sunset Strip was the hard rock and heavy metal capitol of the world. Spending many a night at the Whisky, the Roxy, Gazzarri's and the Troubadour, Richard covered both local bands as well as the biggest names in music. Now, as Screamer enters the digital age, Richard is excited to once again be contributing to the magazine.

SILVERTHORNE – Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

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Unless you’re into rock drummers, the name Brian Tichy may not be familiar. What will be familiar are the bands and musicians he’s sat behind the kit for, including Foreigner, Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne and many others. He is one of those musicians who is on an elite, A-list of players that are constantly… Read more »


GRETA VAN FLEET – Live! FivePoint Amphitheatre

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Attending a Greta Van Fleet concert is more than just a live music experience, it’s also a window into how generations of music are passed down. The band obviously has drawn their influences from past recording artists. Although the four members of Greta have grown to dislike the comparison, the Led Zeppelin influences are undeniable…. Read more »


DIRTY HONEY’s Sweet Hard Rock Revival

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“How old are you exactly, if you don’t mind me asking?”  That is the question that Marc LaBelle, lead vocalist for Dirty Honey asked me. Sounds like an odd request, but there is a point to his query. I had mentioned that Dirty Honey is reminiscent of the classic hard rock bands of the 70’s… Read more »


DIANA REIN – Queen of My Castle – album review

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In the mid 1980’s Stevie Ray Vaughn turned the blues on its head by injecting the genre with a huge dose of rock. It completely revolutionized the concept of the blues, and his work was (and remains to this day) a tremendous influence on guitar players worldwide. Today, players such as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Walter… Read more »


BETRAYING THE MARTYRS – Live! at Club 1720

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On a seemingly average Wednesday night sandwiched between East LA and Downtown, Betraying the Martyrs performed their very first headlining show at Club 1720 making it a memorable and much above average evening for all in attendance. To set the stage for the main event, there were quite a number of openers who kicked the… Read more »


STEVIE D – Out Of the Control Room and Into the Spotlight

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The discussion over whether rock n’ roll is dead has been debated endlessly. Do a Google search on the subject, and you will find numerous articles and online forum discussions where people state their case quite passionately. Rather than add tons of verbiage to the debate, Stevie D and Corey Glover have decided to let… Read more »


DEREK DAVIS – Resonator Blues – Album Review

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The family tree of rock music is traceable all the way back to the early blues artists of the 1930’s through the mid ‘50’s. Musicians such as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker and Lightnin’ Hopkins were cited by the Beatles and Rolling Stones as being tremendous influences. To this day, guitar players still… Read more »


FACTS ON TRACKS: Stories Behind 100 Rock Classics – Book Review

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Greg Prato is a very prolific author who has churned out 22 books about music, as well as four books on professional sports teams. Prato is a meticulous researcher who is passionate about the subjects he writes about, and as a result his books are highly regarded (all have four and five star ratings on… Read more »


Music, Business & Life: An Intimate Conversation with DAVID ELLEFSON

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People outside the music industry think that being a music journalist is exciting and glamorous because we get to hear music before it is released to the general public, we receive invites to exclusive parties and events, and we have backstage passes to hang out with rock stars at concerts. Sounds cool, right? The reality… Read more »


SLASH feat. MYLES KENNEDY Live! – The Whisky

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Eight years ago, Slash dropped his debut solo record solidifying him as one of the most influential rock and roll guitar players in the business. With that, came the culmination of the star filled ensemble, Slash: Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Proving themselves as a solid group over the good part of the last… Read more »


TEMPT Gets An Invite to the Garden Party From Bon Jovi

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When Screamer Magazine recently spoke to guitarist Harrison Marcello, of the band Tempt, they were riding a wave of positive vibes. Def Leppard had noticed Tempt’s cover of the Leppard song Women and had given Harrison and his bandmates a nice shout-out on Def Leppard’s social media platforms. In addition, drummer, Ric Allen, gave the… Read more »


GRETA VAN FLEET Live! – Ford Theater, Hollywood, CA

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Last summer, Greta Van Fleet played their Los Angeles debut at the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip. It was a mere half-hour showcase designed to introduce the band to music industry professionals.  The gig was sold out, and whether it was nervous energy on the part of the band or just inexperience playing away… Read more »