IS ROCK DEAD? – Not By a Long Shot

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One of the most infamous statements in rock music was uttered in 2014 when Gene Simmons of KISS declared in a Rolling Stone interview that “Rock is finally dead.” Just a few weeks ago, while doing publicity for a 2020 New Year’s Eve concert in Dubai he reiterated that feeling in an interview with Gulf… Read more »


TESLA’s BRIAN WHEAT – Spills The Milk on His Book

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Have you ever fantasized about meeting someone you admire, but realize the prospects of that actually happening are pretty slim?  The daydream may go something like this.  You are sitting in a bar and that person just somehow happens to come in and pull up a stool next to you.  You introduce yourself and explain… Read more »


Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss – Shooting The Decade That Rocked

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Gene Simmons of KISS said it best: “Mark is the real deal. He may not play the guitar, but that camera is his guitar. He’s a rockstar.”  In an era where rockstars were hailed as gods, Mark Weiss carried the all-access pass.  Known by some of the greatest artists as more than just a photographer, Weiss… Read more »


Breaking New Music & Radio Rules

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Longing for the days when your local rock radio station was your one stop shop for your favorite tunes as well as your portal to new music and bands?  Perhaps you are too young to remember those days.  If you are a member of the latter group, let’s start with a little backstory.  During the… Read more »


BLACK STONE CHERRY – On The Human Condition

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Kentucky has a rich history in the world of music, and out of its musical depths has grown Black Stone Cherry, the epitome of modern Southern rock. Formed in 2001, the band is soon to hit their 20th birthday and through the years the original lineup has stayed solid- Chris Robertson on vocals and guitar,… Read more »


DEVILDRIVER – Letting the Demons Out

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After decades of screaming out songs, blasting speakers and inspiring truly rabid pits, DevilDriver raise the lantern high continuing to deflect demons in a year where they’re everywhere, unseen to the eye and masked face. Vocalist Dez Fafara has taken the worldwide downtime to reflect on his good fortune of surviving a turbulent couple of… Read more »


THE COMPULSIONS – You Can’t Keep A Good Band Down

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Picture a frontman on stage in a dark club. The air is hot and steamy due to the perpetually malfunctioning air conditioning, and the club smells vaguely of stale beer. The guy is wearing worn jeans, black T-shirt and headband, and he’s playing a beat-to-shit old Fender Telecaster with a lit cigarette jammed in the… Read more »


KAMELOT – Conquering Live Empires

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For the past several decades Kamelot have thrilled fans everywhere with over the top audio, epic album art and powerful symphonic shows stretching their Florida-based fingertips across the globe. In a time when live music is a sacred commodity they release I am the Empire- Live at the 013, a DVD offering from their 2018… Read more »


NICK PERRI – Creative Persistence In Uncertain Times

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Imagine being at a concert where there are 36,000 people in the audience—but at the same time, the venue is completely deserted. That’s what happened on August 14 at the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. On stage were Nick Perry & The Underground Thieves, and in the front row seats were not prime ticket… Read more »


JEREMY EDGE – Exploring Influences and Pushing Boundaries

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Free your ears and your mind will follow. Ponder that for a few moments. Yes, it’s a catchy phrase and perhaps a bit over simple, but there is a lot of truth to it. All too often as music lovers we get stuck in our favorite genre and close our ears (and therefore our minds)… Read more »


SEETHER’s Dale Stewart Interview – If You Want Peace Prepare for War

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The Coronavirus pandemic has been very unkind to musicians and fans alike.  With increasing postponed album releases, social distancing measures that have changed the way bands write, record, and rehearse, as well as no live shows, musicians are finding it difficult to entertain the hungry masses.  This is no different for post-grunge rock band Seether,… Read more »


DON DOKKEN – Unearthing the Lost Songs

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It may be difficult to believe that the explosion of Los Angeles metal bands was 37 years ago.  The Sunset Strip rock music scene was slightly derailed between 1979 and 1982 by a burgeoning groundswell that would sprout quickly but not really take root, which was the New Wave movement.  After all, once Van Halen… Read more »


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