Issue #163 ORIANTHI
Featuring: . Also Included Orianthi, Gilby Clarke, Enuff Z'nuff, The Dead Daisies, Miss May I, Legendary Photographer Ed Caraeff, Iron Maiden, Trivium, Epica, Sabaton, Gunshine, Staind, Goo Goo Dolls, Blue October, Derek Sherinian and Friends and Much More.

Articles in the 2022 Issue

Interviews

  • ORIANTHI & Her Relentless Pursuit of Passion

    The entertainment industry is a stratified society. The higher up the “A-List” an artist ascends, the more layers surround them. A manager, publicist, booking agent, attorney…all are gatekeepers in various ways. When a high-level musician is doing a phone interview, sometimes their “people” will place the call on their behalf. Usually, that call will come in to the writer as

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  • MISS MAY I - A Sit-Down with Levi Benton

    Born and bred in the heart of 2000’s metalcore, Troy, Ohio natives Miss May I have made a triumphant return with their new release, Curse Of Existence.  Put on the map because of their incredible musicianship, the lineup consisting of vocalist Levi Benton, lead guitarist B.J. Stead, rhythm guitarist Justin Aufdemkampe, bassist and clean vocalist Ryan Neff, and drummer Jerod

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  • ED CARAEFF - Accidentally Almost Famous

    Most music fans are familiar with Cameron Crowe's 2000, fictionalized, semi-autobiographical movie, Almost Famous.  In the movie, Patrick Fugit plays a version of Crowe, who as a teenage, high school student, gets a writing assignment from Rolling Stone Magazine, to go out on the road with an up and coming band.  It was a sensational, however largely true account, of

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  • GUNSHINE - Loaded and Ready To Shine

    At a time when the historical Sunset Strip seems to be slowly losing its nostalgic energy and the era of 80’s metal is becoming a thing of the past, along comes Florida-based rock band Gunshine. With bands like Greta Van Fleet and Dirty Honey blazing into the music scene with their classic rock sound, Gunshine is a continuation of what

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  • PATRICK DOVAL - Deconstructing The Soulless Machine

    Sometimes the most profound statements come from what may seem like the least likely of sources.  For the last two and a half years, there have been many a statement ejaculated via the air waves, in print, and most significantly, through social media.  March of 2020 appeared to have ushered in the era of living room pundits.  The echo chamber

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Reviews

  • LAMB OF GOD - Omens - Album Review

    Lamb of God is back!  The metal giants from Richmond, Virginia have made a triumphant return with the release of their new album Omens.  Full of life, LOG shows that they continue to sharpen the edge of metal and can still produce the cutthroat sound that has propelled them into the echelon of music.  Building upon the commercial success of

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  • THE GASÖLINES - Death or Eternal Glory - Album Review

    On their sophomore release, Death or Eternal Glory, the Norwegian rockers The Gasölines deliver a blistering repudiation of the decades long decline of raw rock n’ roll. The album is a blunt hammer to overproduction, oversampling, and the autotune of current productions. As Morten Nilsen, key songwriter for the band, makes clear, “I've been very specific that I want all

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  • SABATON and EPICA - Live! and Epic at Arizona Financial Theatre

    This was the perfect show for any soldier in Call of Duty. The glam inspired metal fusion of Sabaton and Epica provided quite a thrilling spectacle for onlookers as they dazzled the crowd with blisteringly beautiful vocals and wartime imagery that won’t soon be forgotten. Saturday evening, September 24, 2022 will surely be a date to remember as thousands of

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  • STAIND Live! - Yaamava Casino

    Staind rose to fame in the last few years of the twentieth century.  With a propensity for mixing brooding, dark lyrics with crunchy guitar riffs, the Massachusetts quartet forged quite a following for themselves.  Although less active as a collective for the last 12 years, they still find time to tour on occasion.  This is all dependent on lead singer

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  • GOO GOO Dolls and BLUE OCTOBER Live! - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    What better place to spend a beautiful end of summer evening in Cedar Rapids, Iowa than at the McGrath Amphitheatre for a Goo Goo Dolls show? Well, the weather was beautiful. We won’t mention the slight bug issue as the sun went down on the Cedar River. Besides, some good music and a few cold beverages and those little nuisances

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  • DEREK SHERINIAN AND FRIENDS Live! - at The Grape in Ventura

    Derek Sherinian is a keyboardist of some renown.  Not necessarily a household name, unless you are in the music industry, but there's a better than average chance you've heard his playing.  Having worked with the likes of Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, Michael Schenker and Yngwie Malmsteen, to name just a few, his list of credits reads like a who's who of

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Press Releases

Photos

Hollywood Spotlight

  • DEAD DAISIES Live! - The Vermont in Hollywood w/Special Guests

    Hollywood is no stranger to music venues.  There are several iconic clubs that dot the Sunset Strip, like The Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy and The Viper Room.  In addition, there are a few theaters like The Palladium, The Pantages and The Fonda.  All of these sites find themselves within the confines of West Hollywood.  There is a relative newcomer

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  • IRON MAIDEN Live! - With Special Guest Trivium

    Iron Maiden continued their mammoth Legacy Of The Beast World Tour with two stops in Anaheim at The Honda Center.  The second of those dates was on Thursday, September 22nd.  Having presumably been interrupted by the events of 2020-2021, the metal pioneers continue to spread their brand of theatrical metal amongst the masses.  You don't hear of rock or metal

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  • Steel Panther Crown Spyder As Their New Full-Time Bassist

    Just as England recently announced a new King, California rock legends Steel Panther have crowned Spyder as the new R.O.L.E…Ruler Of Low End.  The story of Spyder and Steel Panther is like one pulled from any great American love story. If you have seen The Notebook or Jaws, then you know exactly what we mean. Spyder and the guys have known each other for decades. But it was in 2018

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  • Guns N’ Roses Releases 'USE YOUR ILLUSION I & II' Box Set On November 11

    UME/Geffen celebrates Guns N’ Roses’ incredible musical legacy with GUNS N' ROSES - USE YOUR ILLUSION I & II, the ultimate box set for the band’s 1991 multi-platinum releases Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II. Set for release on November 11, 2022, GUNS N' ROSES - USE YOUR ILLUSION I & II SUPER DELUXES feature a total

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  • (video) Hollywood Nightmare....Straight off the streets

    Hollywood Nightmare is one of the heaviest bands, straight from the streets of Hollywood CA. Since their first EP release, Scary AF back in 2019 and several singles, the band has gained momentum and established a reputation for themselves in the music industry. They have appeared on radio stations, magazines, and shared stages with big industry names like: Escape The

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  • Steven Adler Brings Appetite for Destruction Back to the Sunset Strip

    Thirty-five years ago, Guns N’ Roses ignited a rock n’ roll revolution with the release of the multi-platinum album Appetite for Destruction. Featuring Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Steven Adler guiding the way on the drums, GNR redefined the hard rock genre. For years bands like Guns N’ Roses thrilled audiences at clubs like the legendary Whisky a Go

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  • (video) Rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES Release New Single "Saviour II"

    Black Veil Brides have released a brand new single “Saviour II.” This is the first single from the upcoming EP “The Mourning” due to be released on October 21st via Sumerian Records and was produced and mixed by Erik Ron (Godsmack, Bush and The Faim) at Grey Area Studios. You can watch the video HERE and listen to the single HERE. The video was directed by

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  • (video teaser) L.A.-Based Left Of The Slash Sign With Epictronic

    Left Of The Slash has signed with Epictronic Records (The Orchard/Sony/Warner Chapel) to release their debut LP entitled “WON” due out on September 30th, 2022. Left Of The Slash, is an alt-rock band based in Los Angeles, California. Founded by Stephen Reid Nemeroff in his hometown of New York City in 2005, Left Of The Slash was conceived as an

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  • OZZY OSBOURNE Confirmed For In-Store Signing Saturday, September 10 At Fingerprints In Long Beach, CA

    To celebrate his new PATIENT NUMBER 9 album (out September 9 on Epic), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has confirmed a special in-store appearance and signing at Fingerprints in Long Beach, California on Saturday, September 10, the day after the album’s release. Attendees will need to pre-order a copy of PATIENT NUMBER

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  • Mac Sabbath Brings 2022 Pop-Up-Drive-Thru Tour to Ravenous Fans Across America Beginning September 27th

    “The waiting is over! I mean When it comes to “drive-thru metal”, who needs waiters!?! With our debut album release we are about to “pop-up” all over the states for the first time in years! So head over for a triple decker helping of the cheese you need! on sale now!” - Ronald Osbourne MAC SABBATH will return to the

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  • (video) Los Angeles Rockers Hello Stranger EP True Belief Out Now

    On the heels of 2021’s Social Dissonance, this year brings the 3 song True Belief EP from Los Angeles band Hello Stranger. Born out of the pandemic, “we had these incredibly topical, salient songs we had been working on for months, but it was difficult to get into studios or collaborate with producers,” recalls Sam. “As many other artists did during that time, we decided

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