Issue #147 Alter Bridge

Issue: 147

Featuring: Alter Bridge. Also Included Silverthorne, Dark Station, Rubikon, Breaking Benjamin, Brian Wilson and Friends and Much More.

Articles in the 2019 Issue

Interviews

  • ALTER BRIDGE - "Skywalkers" - Myles Kennedy Interview

    The late 1990's were a troubling time for rock music in general.  The entire decade had seen a revolving door of popular genres, none of which seemed to really cement themselves in the public psyche.  As 1980's hair metal gave way to the sensation of grunge, a trio of Seattle bands dominated the first half of the ten-year period.  About

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  • SILVERTHORNE - Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

    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 in demand. Tichy now has

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  • All Aboard! . . . to DARK STATION

    Dark Station haven’t even hit the road as a band yet and they are already blowing up YouTube with four music videos. The guys are now getting ready to begin a tour with Another Lost Year and their debut release, Down in the Dark will be available at the end of October. Let’s meet the band, and then after their

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  • RUBIKON - Crossing All Borders for The Record

    For the better part of two decades Boston area bad boys Rubikon have crossed and crushed boundaries blending different genres into  unknown and unexplored pathways, and have boldly gone where no country, rock or metal band have gone before. Imagine combining Skynyrd, Corrosion of Conformity and the top crop of today’s hottest country talent into one band.  Rubikon have taken

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Reviews

  • DARK STATION - Down in the Dark - Album Review

    Getting ready to hit the road with Another Lost Year, Dark Station’s Down in the Dark is being released on October 25th to the anticipation of fans who have gotten to know the band through the four music videos the band has already shared.  Heroes, Obvious, No Life and Villain are the songs that have been released so far and

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  • BREAKING BENJAMIN - Live! At FivePoint Ampitheatre in Irvine

    Breaking Benjamin officially closed down the summer concert series in a colossal way Monday, September 16th when they headlined a stacked line-up featuring Three Days Grace, Chevelle, Diamante, and Dorothy. The show started shortly after 5 pm which was ridiculously early for a rock concert, let alone one that is being held on a weekday. However, the crowd began to

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  • RUBIKON –The Record - album review

    Boston area noise makers Rubikon have cranked out records reflecting their philosophy of "no rules but their own" for 18 years, combining country, rock, metal and whatever else suits their fancy in the studio at the time. Late 2019 brings us The Record, a collection of tunes that for the unheard ear might seem foreign on the same record, even

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

    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 a full Southern California moon

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Press Releases

  • Metallica To Headline All Five Danny Wimmer Presents Hard Rock Festivals In 2020

    Metallica To Headline All Five Danny Wimmer Presents Hard Rock Festivals In 2020 With 2 Performances & 2 Different Set Lists At Each Event Danny Wimmer Presents is proud to announce that rock icons Metallica will exclusively headline all five of the premier independent producer’s hard rock festivals in 2020 in a unique collaboration unprecedented for any American festival promoter

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  • Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, Bob Seger Highlight Ghost Hounds' Breakout Year

    On the heels of an opening performance with the Rolling Stones this summer, and the announcement of upcoming performances with ZZ Top and Bob Seger, Pittsburgh rock band GHOST HOUNDS has announced details of ‘Roses Are Black,’ their new album out November 5th, 2019.  Featuring guest appearances by Slash, Kenny Aronoff, Reese Wynans, and Michael Rhodes, ‘Roses Are Black’ was

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  • Zakk Wyldes's Pride and Glory S/T + 5 New Tracks!

    October 4, 2019 -- Before there was Black Label Society, there was Pride & Glory. Known at the time as a Zakk Wylde side project, Pride & Glory and their debut S/T record would lead to what Berzerkers worldwide now know as Black Label Society. Pride and Glory was Wylde's first self-fronted project, before releasing his first solo album, Book

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  • LIFE OF AGONY Releases Blistering New Single "Black Heart" (watch)

    Hard rock and crossover metal veterans, LIFE OF AGONY, are set to release their critically acclaimed new album, The Sound of Scars, on October 11, 2019 with Napalm Records. Following the hit singles, Scars, and the recently premiered Lay Down, the NYC-based icons have just unleashed a brutal as hell track before The Sound of Scars drops next week! Musically

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  • HELLOWEEN - "United Alive" OUT NOW! + Release New Live Video For "Future World" (watch)

    Today, HELLOWEEN release their new live album/ DVD United Alive & United Alive In Madrid, that means that from now on, we can all revisit the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR every night without even leaving the couch. What is served, is no less than the greatest hits from 30 years and a breakneck trip through the entire HELLOWEEN repertoire – a 14 month metal quake, featured on the

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  • MACHINE HEAD - Announce New Line-Up - Hollywood Palladium Performance

    Head Cases, please welcome Vogg Kiełtyka and Matt Alston to the MACHINE HEAD family! MACHINE HEAD are proud to announce the two new full-time members who will be performing the first set of the upcoming 3 hour "Evening With" / 'Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary tour, with the 2nd set will be performed by original BME-alumni Chris Kontos and Logan Mader. Band visionary and mastermind Robb Flynn states, "it is an honor to perform alongside Matt and Vogg, these

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  • MISERY LOVES CO. Presents Their New Album ZERO (preview)

    Sweden’s leading industrial metal band is back after 19 years! Misery Loves Co shaped the industrial metal scene during the 90’s and became critically acclaimed among the global music press as well as a household name among many fans. Everybody took the band to their hearts when they heard the band’s unique and innovative mix of aggressive industrial metal mixed

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  • Queensryche Release Lyric Video For "Propaganda Fashion" (watch)

    Rock icons Queensrÿche have just released the lyric video for "Propaganda Fashion." Check out the lyric video, which is off the band's most recent full-length album The Verdict: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpaMb26CAGg&feature=youtu.be "Hello, Queensryche fans! Here's our lyric video for the song "Propaganda Fashion." Lyrically it surrounds a political message used to persuade an audience, in order to make something appear more powerful,

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  • GWAR Announces “Use Your Collusion” Holiday Tour Dates

    Merry Xmas Human Scum!  So you’ve finally wiped your chin clean of Santa’s jolly old “elf gravy” and finished shovelling your faces full of baked goods. Well, your Lords and Masters GWAR are set to bring their very special brand of holiday cheer, to your shit hole town!  Starting December 27th in Washington DC and running through New Years Eve

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  • Clutch Announce Annual Us Holiday Run Tour Dates

    Clutch announce December 2019 tour dates for their annual US Holiday Run Tour. The tour kicks off December 27th at Bogarts in Cincinnati, OH and ends with a special New Years Eve show at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. Main support on all dates will be The Steel Woods from Nashville, TN. Damon Johnson, guitarist/singer songwriter will open all shows except Asheville, NC.  Our good friends Tyler Bryant and

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  • Godsmack - Sunday, October 13, Citizen's Business Bank Arena In Ontario

    GODSMACK's latest dates, with Halestorm supporting, kicked off September 20 in Green Bay, WI and wrap October 18 in Tulsa, OK. The band--Sully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass], and Shannon Larkin [drums]--have spent more than a year on the road, both in North America and throughout Europe in support of their WHEN LEGENDS RISE album (BMG). WHEN

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  • Dream Theater Beer To Be Available During Fall Tour

    Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater are excited to announce that their new beer, created in a partnership with Barrier Brewing Company, will be available at select venues on the upcoming leg of their US tour. The pilsner, Barstool Warrior, has been sold-out since it was first introduced this past summer. Recently, another 300 cases have been

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  • THE CULT Announce December U.S. Tour Dates

    As THE CULT celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal Sonic Temple album, the British group--led by vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy--have announced additional dates through the end of 2019. The new U.S. shows in December follow the band's U.K. dates and support the September 13 release of THE CULT: SONIC TEMPLE 30 by Beggars Arkive.  The band Spirit Animal will join THE CULT

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  • (watch trailer) FOREIGNER Announces 'Double Vision: Then & Now' Reunion Concert CD and DVD

    With more than 80 million albums sold and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world. Now, ‘Foreigner - Double Vision: Then And Now’ takes viewers behind the scenes as original band members join Mick Jones and Foreigner’s current lineup for the very first time in the band’s 40-year history. Both incarnations of the band

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  • New Book Chronicles Career Of Grunge Greats, ‘Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story

    There have been countless books penned about the leading grunge bands - namely, Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Surprisingly, few have been assembled about the mighty Soundgarden. But this is about to change, with the arrival of Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story.   Written by author/journalist (and longtime Soundgarden fan) Greg Prato, the book tells the Seattle band’s complete

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  • Queensryche Announces U.S. Headline Tour With Support From John 5 and Eve To Adam

    Rock icons Queensrÿche are proud to announce "The Verdict" 2020 Headline Tour today! The band will be joined by special guests John 5 and Eve To Adam starting on January 17th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and wrapping up on February 27th in Orlando, Florida. For more information on upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, or VIP packages, please visit

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  • JOHN 5 and The Creatures Confirm 2020 Tour with Queensryche

    Guitar wizard JOHN 5, who spent the better part of 2019 performing in front of sold-out audiences, will kick off 2020 with yet another tour, this time taking JOHN 5 and the Creatures on The Verdict Tour alongside Queensryche. During the tour, which also features support from Eve to Adam, JOHN 5 will also perform select headline dates. The tour

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  • PHIL CAMPBELL - Releases Brand New Song "Swing It" Feat. ALICE COOPER

    Legendary long-time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell will release his first-ever solo record, Old Lions Still Roar on October 25 via Nuclear Blast. Today the iconic guitarist releases the brand new single "Swing It" featuring the god of shock rock, ALICE COOPER on vocals! Watch the official lyric video for the song here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2KCPboU39U&feature=youtu.be Get/stream the song here: https://nblast.de/PhilCampbell-SwingIt ICYMI 'These Old Boots' official music video: youtu.be/S1fOGac2Xso Talking 'These Old Boots' &

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Hollywood Spotlight

  • OHANA FESTIVAL 2019: Sold-Out Crowds Gathered For Fourth Annual Event

    OHANA FESTIVAL--the three-day festival curated by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder--returned to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA this past weekend (Friday, September 27-Sunday, September 29) with a sold-out crowd of more than 45,000 music fans. Beyond OHANA's musical line-up--a mix of powerful headlining sets, standout collaborations and performances from emerging talent--the Storytellers Stage Presented By Zippo In The COVE at OHANA included a

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  • GRETA VAN FLEET - Live! FivePoint Amphitheatre

    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. However, the generational bridge doesn’t

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  • Steel Panther Release New Video; Album Out Today (watch)

    California’s greatest export and professional life coaches Steel Panther are celebrating the release of their new album the only way they know how; with a full-on sensory overload as only the Panther can. The band has released a video for the song “Fuck Everybody” from their latest release. The “not quite 3D” clip was premiered at the band’s record release

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  • QUIET RIOT Drops New Single “Heartbreak City” (listen)

    Legendary hard rock and heavy metal icons QUIET RIOT will release their new album "Hollywood Cowboys,” on November 8th via Frontiers Music Srl. Today, the band has dropped the second single from the album “Heartbreak City.” Listen to it HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlMYGHZsbqM&feature=youtu.be “‘Heartbreak City’ is all about the over the top huge sound of '80's Hollywood Strip rock & roll that made that

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  • Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison's Second Annual Star-studded "Above Ground" Concert Benefitting MusiCares®

    The second annual "ABOVE GROUND" benefit concert, organized by Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), was truly a night to remember. Taking place last week (September 16) at the packed Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, the star-studded event was an immersive evening of art and music celebrating the vinyl album as an art form, and at the same

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  • Convey To Support Chevelle On Tour; City of Skin and Bone Available 11/15

    Los Angeles-based alternative post-rock band, Convey, has announced today that they’ll be heading out on a support run with Chevelle this fall. The band will be joining the tour for 14 dates and their run will begin on November 22nd in Cherokee, NC at Harrah’s Cherokee. Tickets will go on sale September 27th and fans can purchase them here once

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  • FOZZY - Live! Banc of California Stadium

    In the midst of their own headlining tour taking them all over the Southwestern states, Fozzy took a break to play a support gig with legendary Iron Maiden.  Banc of California Stadium was the setting for this stop to perform an interim set between the headliners and The Raven Age.  Chris Jericho and company, the one-time cover band now a

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