Articles in the #150 Stone Temple Pilots Issue
The year is 1992 and the majority of the rock world has its eyes turned to the Pacific Northwest of The United States. Seattle's grunge/alternative scene has already turned out Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. This new genre of music will change the face of rock n' roll music for a good several years, and some might
There are places in the world that people see as "holy." For some, they are places like Jerusalem, the Vatican or Mecca. For others, they are places like The Sunset Strip or The Whisky a Go Go. Thousands have visited these iconic places where people go to follow their dreams, all drenched in the shadow of broken dreams and the
Vicky Hamilton knows talent when she sees it. She ought to, since she launched the careers of Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe, and Poison. She also did A&R for Geffen Records during their heyday, helped June Carter Cash produce an album, and she even represented famous painters such as Ron English among many other things. She also recently released a
Multi-platinum rock band Breaking Benjamin released their seventh studio album late January via Hollywood Records titled Aurora. The record is a reimagined acoustic album comprised of nine tracks from Breaking Benjamin’s seemingly endless catalog of chart-topping hits and one new song titled Far Away, featuring Scooter Ward from the band Cold. The album seems to bring a perfect circle to
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), Ahren Stringer (vocals, bass), Dan
Behemoth frontman Nergal has spent a very loud career taking spiritual iconography to the deepest and darkest corners of his mind. Many (if not most) of their videos feature deconsecration of many things, especially those religiously sacred. Though they’ve thrown the holiest of holy’s straight into the fiery depths, they’ve done so with their own brand of dark artistic creativity. Nergal
They say that rock n' roll never dies, that it lives on forever. The same is true for vampires and the band that shaped the genre goth n' roll: The 69 Eyes. Celebrating their 30th band anniversary, the Helsinki Vampires crept into Mesa, Arizona on February 9th during their Hell Has No Mercy Tour. With the recent release of their
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 three bonus tracks, including a
Queensryche’s 2020 Verdict tour made its way to the House of Blues in Anaheim with John 5 and Eve To Adam. Queensryche has played an instrumental role in rock music history since 1982, setting the bar for creativity, powerhouse vocals and monumental performances. When original singer Geoff Tate left the band in 2012 to pursue other projects, the addition of
When bands are being promoted, phrases such as “for fans of” or “sounds like” are often used. That is understandable, as the competition to be noticed is so fierce that any attention-getter can and will be utilized. In the promo materials for Silverthorne’s EP Tear The Sky Wide Open, there is this blurb: “You may hear elements that are not
Record-breaking rock juggernaut FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has a lot to celebrate as the band’s latest album F8 has earned top positions on the charts worldwide. The album has debuted at #1 on on Rock charts worldwide with a Top 10 Mainstream chart in US, Austria, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and more. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has amassed over 3 billion streams to date, over 2 billion video views and is the 3rd biggest artist in the
In the video for his latest single "Ordinary Man," the title track of his new Epic Records album which features Elton John, OZZY OSBOURNE takes a retrospective look at his life and career. Watch the clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBF78tA443A In the video, directed by Stephen Lee Carr and produced by Sharon Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Peter Glowski, R. Greg Johnston, and Stephen Lee Carr, the
The time has arrived for legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album: Titans Of Creation which will be released on April 3rd via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band releases the second single entitled, "Children Of The Next Level". Watch the visualizer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUDJKVqBvi8&feature=youtu.be Chuck Billy comments, "To all our Testament Legions out there... we
Just in time for international women’s day, symphonic metal outfit BEYOND THE BLACK – fronted by the exceptional Jennifer Haben – present their new single “Misery”, off of their upcoming album Hørizøns, to be released via Napalm Records on June 19th. The explosive quintet manages to perform a tightrope act between scene solidarity and the constant motivation to conquer new musical horizons: With
Following recent cancellations by major corporations, artists, record companies and studios because of the ongoing threat of the coronavirus, OZZY OSBOURNE has likewise decided to cancel his upcoming appearance at SXSW. OSBOURNE was scheduled to attend SXSW in support of the world premiere screening of "Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne," a two-hour documentary special exploring the many lives and decade-spanning career
Iconic multi-platinum rock band BUSH announce the May 2020 release of their eagerly-anticipated new album, The Kingdom, today. Fans can get a look at what to expect from the fiery rock record with the release of its hard-charging lead track “Flowers On A Grave” – out on all DSPs tomorrow and available for an early listen HERE. “We are really proud of The Kingdom,” says
Breaking Benjamin Announce 2020 Summer Tour: Bush, Theory Of A Deadman, Saint Asonia & Cory Marks To Support
Following the recent wrap-up of their North American co-headline arena tour with Korn, multiplatinum band BREAKING BENJAMIN have announced their 2020 US summer tour. Produced by Live Nation the tour, which kicks off July 15th with very special guest BUSH as well as THEORY OF A DEADMAN, SAINT ASONIA and CORY MARKS, will include stops at Jones Beach, Hartford, St. Louis, Dallas, Tampa, Phoenix, Nashville, Las Vegas and Irvine,
On the heels of the excitement of the recent announcement that west coast metal veterans Metal Church will release From the Vault on April 10, 2020, the band has released a lyric video for the first track from the collection, “Dead On The Vine.” Recorded in the summer of 2019, the song started from an idea that began when Mike Howe returned for the XI release. Remaining
The time has arrived for legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album: Titans Of Creation which will be released on April 3rd via Nuclear Blast. Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in TESTAMENT represents a necessary component of this latest musical creation.The band launches their multi-part series examining each member
On April 24, Eagle Rock Entertainment will present legendary British Rock ‘N’ Roll icons and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame® inductees Def Leppard: London to Vegas. This limited edition 2Blu-ray+4CD, 2DVD+4CD and digital format release features two spectacular concert films: Hysteria At The O2 and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood. Filmed in December 2018, Hysteria At The O2
TOOL, who recently took home the GRAMMY Award® for Best Metal Performance for the song “7empest,” has added an extensive Spring tour for North America. The tour news arrives as the Los Angeles-based band wraps up a sold out Australasian tour, with the final two shows of the trek, back-to-back sold out performances at Auckland’s Spark Arena, happening later this
One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with a world tour coming to the US in the fall. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will also feature Sabaton as openers and is being fueled by the highest charting album of Priest’s career ‘Firepower’ which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200. “Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with our 50 Heavy
On the heels of their successful winter headline tour that wraps next week, Alter Bridge are announcing a spring run that is set to kickoff this May. The next headline run will include select festival appearances as well as headline shows with special guests Black Stone Cherry and Saint Asonia. The tour kicks off on May 1st in Atlanta and wraps up on
Acclaimed Celtic punk band Flogging Molly have announced the 2020 lineup for their sixth annual Salty Dog Cruise setting sail November 5-9 on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas out of Tampa, FL with port stops in Key West and CocoCay, Bahamas. The four-night celebration will feature legendary punk bands Descendents and Bad Religion, Americana collective The Devil Makes Three,
Friday, February 21st, 2020 - Framing Hanley released their 4th studio album Envy via Thermal Entertainment today. Stream, download or purchase CDs through this link: https://ffm.to/framinghanleyenvy "If you would have asked me when we started back in 2007 'what do you envision as your sound 12 years from now'," states vocalist Kenneth Nixon. "I certainly wouldn't have predicted this -- but holy hell am
“Deep in my bones I'm now all on my own” Belgian Alternative rockers BLACK MIRRORS invites you once again to their gloomy, yet captivating world between dreams and reality with a brand new video for “Whispering Ghost”. Their long-awaited album, Look Into The Black Mirror, awarded with the prestigious D6cibels Music Award in the category “Rock & Alternative”, met with enthusiastic reviews and warm
West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release From the Vault via Rat Pak Records on April 10, 2020. This latest release is a special edition compilation album that features 14 previously unreleased tracks from the Mike Howe era, which include four newly recorded studio tracks including a redux of the band’s fan favorite classic “Conductor.” The remaining tracks are compiled from various recordings in the
YOSHIKIMONO – the cutting-edge fashion brand created by Japanese rock star YOSHIKI – has been chosen to be displayed at the prestigious V&A Museum in London during Europe’s first major kimono exhibition. Opening February 29, "Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk" features YOSHIKIMONO alongside works from other prominent fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and John Galliano. Kimono is
GILBY CLARKE Shares First New Track in 17 Years "Rock N Roll Is Getting Louder," Solo Album Due Later This Year (listen)
GILBY CLARKE is rocking into 2020 with the fiery new single "Rock N Roll Is Getting Louder," marking his first new solo music in 17 years. The rebellious and anthemic track, written by the acclaimed guitarist (ex-Guns N' Roses), singer and songwriter, "kicks off with raw, rumbling bass and the kind of guitars the Stones might have played if they'd grown
Two-time GRAMMY Award nominee Joe Bonamassa will once again partner with Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation and Sixthman for the seventh annual Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea VII, sailing March 8-12, 2021 on the beautiful Norwegian Pearl from Miami, Florida to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Fans are encouraged to join the presale now as all previous Blues Alive At Sea
KNOTFEST AT SEA, the inaugural cruise event from the music and lifestyle phenomenon, KNOTFEST, created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band, SLIPKNOT has today announced the first bands that will be joining the line-up when the cruise sets sail from Barcelona on August 10th. As well as two headline sets from SLIPKNOT, the cruise will feature a killer line-up of
From 1973-1977, the Hollywood Stars were one of the most popular live acts at the Whisky and the Starwood. They were treated as royalty at Rodney's English Disco and the group toured with the Kinks. First signed to Columbia Records, and later, Arista, the Hollywood Stars played support gigs to the New York Dolls, Bo Diddley, Ramones, and Iggy Pop. In
Stitched Up Heart release their new track and lyric video for "Straitjacket" today via Another Century. Check out the lyric video premiering exclusively today with Hollywood Life HERE. "Straitjacket" is the newest track off Stitched Up Heart's forthcoming full-length album Darkness out March 13th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AngHNDhKfgI "'Straitjacket' is an anti-love story about a messy love life and a masochistic heart," states Stitched Up Heart frontwoman Alecia
A voice that should be heard more often, McAuley’s incredible vocal chords lend a new and vivacious effect to the music performed by Beach, Pilson, and Starr far removed from any Whitesnake, Foreigner, or Ace Frehley record...Rhythmically, Pilson and Starr give Black Swan the tight backbone they need and Beach’s extreme versatility and dynamism just makes everything better. -Cryptic Rock-
Hailing from South Carolina, the Landon Rojas-fronted rock band, Lovely World, just released their official music video for their new single “Edge of Time.” The man behind the camera, Ridge Beck, is a one-man film production team. Growing up in the small town of Spartanburg alongside Landon, Cameron, Cade; Ridge has mastered the art of videography, editing, and directing. Cade
Grey Daze, Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band, take fans behind the scenes into the making of their forthcoming album, Amends (https://found.ee/GD_Amends), with an eight-part video series dubbed Making Amends (https://found.ee/GD_MakingAmendsPart1). The web-based series explores the Phoenix-based band's beginnings, their motivation for reuniting, how the album was made and the musicians who pitched in to ensure Chester’s dream of a Grey
Vancouver pop-punk five-piece Chief State has announced details for their upcoming LP 'Tough Love' which will be released on March 27 via Mutant League Records. The band has dropped "Reprise," a new single off the album, which is streaming here: https://spoti.fi/31HigDT. Check out the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiEkL81e3qk&feature=youtu.be Frontman Fraser Simpson tells Alternative Press: "Reprise was written about a situation
Photos - POPPY - Live! at the Fonda Theatre CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - DIRTY HONEY's Rolling 7's Tour - Live! at the El Rey Theatre CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - ALTER BRIDGE - Live! At The Wiltern CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos – CLINT LOWERY & DEEPFALL - Live! At The Wiltern CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - THE STRUTS - Tour De California Live! at House Of Blues CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - ELECTRIC RADIO KINGS - Live! at The Viper Room CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - THE 69 EYES - Live! at Club Red CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - WEDNESDAY 13 - Live! at Club Red CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - QUEENSRYCHE - Live! At House Of Blues, Anaheim CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - JOHN 5 - Live! At House Of Blues, Anaheim CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - EVE TO ADAM - Live! At House Of Blues, Anaheim CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
The Fonda Theatre (Formerly known as the Henry Fonda Theatre and Music Box) in Los Angeles is one of Hollywood’s most historic entertainment venues. During the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s The Fonda Theatre earned a reputation for quality and diversity and while times have changed and many concert venues have closed over the years, they are still a big part
True rock n’ roll music is back and taking their rightful place in the front of the pack is Los Angeles-based, four-Piece, Dirty Honey. After becoming the first unsigned band to top the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart in 2019 with When I'm Gone, Dirty Honey have embarked on what seems like a nonstop tour criss-crossing the U.S. Currently
Beginning in 2004, Alter Bridge embarked on a journey that would see a triennial album and touring cycle. With the release of Walk The Sky late last year, the Skywalkers have been on a two-leg expedition that has had them playing across the United States. The final few shows of chapter number two included a stop in Los Angeles for an evening
With a #1 debut single, a new track currently a top ten hit at rock radio in the United States and Canada, nearly 19-million total streams, and a just-completed, six-week SRO tour of the U.S., Dirty Honey, one of the hottest, new rock bands on the scene today, will head to the U.K. and Europe for its first-ever international concert
If you were to take a stroll through Disneyland on any given day, you would encounter the most diverse group of people anywhere in the world. Young, old, tall, short, thin, fat (or weight challenged for you sensitive type). People of virtually every race, creed and color. It’s a place where folks from all walks of life, cultures and socio-economic
Edi Roque brings his guitar wizardry to Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Drive, Friday, February 28. Showtime: 8:00pm. Tickets: $10. (advance), $15. (door). Info: (626) 447-9349 or visit http://arcadiabluesclub.com. "Edi Roque is not your run of the mill ax man. He slings the guitar with the best," writes Blues Highway US 61 Host/Producer, Garry Goldsmith, in a recent
There is a lot of talk about the resurgence of rock n' roll these days. The last few years have seen several groups emerge whose musical tastes and conversely their art are planted firmly in the root system of the tree of rock. The Struts are putting the glam of Queen and Bowie back into the mix. Dirty Honey are
On the eve of the most romantic holiday Hallmark has ever created, heavy music’s medically-cleared lovers and partiers Steel Panther are adding another career milestone to their ever-expanding resume. Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia joined up with Q, Murr, Joe and Sal for an appearance on the 200th episode of their hit TV show, Impractical Jokers. Impractical Jokers airs on TruTV and
He’s the voice behind multi-platinum selling albums and heavy metal classics such as “Breaking The Chains,” “In My Dreams,” “Dream Warriors” and many more! But for the aptly named album Solitary, Dokken vocalist Don Dokken strips away the metal trappings and takes center stage as a singular creative force on this acoustic album that includes both original songs and imaginative reworkings