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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… Read more »

Hard Rock Virtuosos BOMBER Sign Worldwide Record Deal with Napalm Records!

Napalm Records is proud to announce the outstanding hard rock outfit BOMBER as their newest signing! Since the release of the debut EP “Arrival” in 2017, the four-piece from Malmö, Sweden has been making waves and turning heads with their unique blend of hard and classic rock, combined with catchy hooks and top-notch guitar solos. BOMBER’s hard rock… Read more »

(Watch) Myles Kennedy Releases Topical Animated Music Video For “Get Along” From His Upcoming Sophomore Solo Album The Ides Of March

With the release of his sophomore solo album a few weeks away, Myles Kennedy is unveiling another official music video from The Ides Of March. The new video is for the album opener “Get Along” and is an animated short film based on an idea created by Kennedy and brought to life by director/animator Ollie… Read more »

Rockin’ the City of Angels 396-Page Book Features Best of SoCal Concerts in the 70’s Including a Dozen Major Shows at the “Fabulous” Forum!

“Rock Gods were the musicians whose legends loomed larger than life, deities to fans who worshipped at their alters. They roamed the continents in the 1970s: some, like the Who and the Rolling Stones, starting the decade with established careers; others, such as Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, building their huge followings as the decade progressed…. Read more »

NAMM 2016–Eddie Kramer

Of the tens of thousands of people who attended NAMM 2016, the majority probably spent most of their time amongst the crowds mobbing the major product manufacturers. The booths representing makers of guitars, basses, effects pedals and drums were packed shoulder-to-shoulder from the moment the show opened at 10:00 am until it closed at 5:00… Read more »

Brimstone Coven premieres new track, “Beyond the Astral”, via

On January 29th, West Virginian dark occult rockers Brimstone Coven will release their first full-length album, Black Magic, via Metal Blade Records! In anticipation of their debut, the band has premiered a new track, “Beyond the Astral”, today with, which can be heard here: Brimstone Coven comments: “‘Beyond the Astral’ is about leaving… Read more »


“HUDSON…play dirty, bluesy, swagger-infused rock and roll…It’s got driving bass lines, chugging drumbeats, whiskey-soaked vocals, slide guitar, harmonica… basically it’s totally…bad-ass.” –Chris Gonda,, August 19, 2015 HUDSON–the emerging Los Angeles-based four-piece rock ‘n’ roll band–have announcedthat their five-track sophomore EP CAST OUT will be released independently Wednesday, October 21 via iTunes and the band’swebsite…. Read more »

Doro To Bring “30 Years – Strong & Proud” Anniversary Tour To North America

Having celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the first time she took the stage this past May with a two-night live concert party in her hometown of Düsseldorf, Germany in addition to shows throughout Europe, the U.K., and in Latin America, multi-decade recording artist & legendary metal maven DORO PESCH will be bringing her career-spanning… Read more »

DEBORAH BONHAM – The Spirit is Alive and Well

It isn’t something that everybody has to deal with, but can you imagine being related to someone who is an important part of a seminal rock band that has ascertained legendary status?  Juggling with the fallout of such circumstances is the situation that Deborah Bonham found herself confronted with.  This isn’t a story of woe,… Read more »


The sister of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham has earned her stripes as she unveils the fourth studio album in her canon of solo work.  If you’re familiar with Fate of Nations by Robert Plant and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, the Cajun and folk subtleties, the underlying blues and the overall ability to incorporate some… Read more »