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LRI Book Review: “Here We Are Now, The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain”

April 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
LRI Book Review:  “Here We Are Now, The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain”

“There’s a sadness in armchair quarterbacking a life that has already been lost”-  Charles R. Cross   Charles R. Cross’s  ”Here We Are Now” is a new book about the lasting impact of Kurt Cobain.  At 181 pages its not at all a comprehensive look at the band or the man, nor does it pretend [...]

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Faster Pussycat’s Chad Stewart and Ace Von Johnson: “There are a LOT of new Faster Pussycat fans; it has been interesting seeing the fanbase diversify”

April 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Faster Pussycat’s Chad Stewart and Ace Von Johnson: “There are a LOT of new Faster Pussycat fans; it has been interesting seeing the fanbase diversify”

Faster Pussycat rose out of the same L.A. sleaze metal scene that produced Guns N’ Roses and countless other Sunset Strip acts in the late 80s.  The band experienced a couple of lineup shuffles over the decades  but has remained fairly stable in recent years with its current lineup featuring original singer Taime Downe.  The [...]

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Bobbie Brown: “It’s scary and sad and I have to say that Jani should be here today”

April 4, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Bobbie Brown:  “It’s scary and sad and I have to say that Jani should be here today”

  For Longtime readers of this page or anyone wise to hair metal pop culture,  Bobbie Jean Brown needs no introduction.  Bobbie is currently promoting both her reality show “Ex Wives of Rock” and her telltale autobiography  “Dirty Rocker Boys”, which is good fun (Think 50 Shades of Grey on Aquanet and Meth).  I recently [...]

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Monte Pittman: “When I got my first guitar, all the thrash bands were just coming out so that had a massive impact on me. “

April 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Monte Pittman:   “When I got my first guitar, all the thrash bands were just coming out so that had a massive impact on me. “

In all truth, Monte Pittman’s new album on Metal Blade, “The Power Of Three” is one of the all-around best records this year.   Monte has made a name for himself from years of working with artists as diverse as Prong and of course his high profile gig as Madonna’s guitar player (he started out [...]

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Album Review: Twisted Sister, 3CD “You Can’t Stop Rock and Roll”, “Come Out and Play” and “Love Is For Suckers”

March 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Album Review:  Twisted Sister,  3CD “You Can’t Stop Rock and Roll”, “Come Out and Play” and “Love Is For Suckers”

Featuring three “must-have” albums for 80′s classic metal fans, this new 3CD set from Armoury Records  is culled from the bulk of Twisted Sister’s studio output for Atlantic Records (with the exception of the obvious mega-hit “Stay Hungry”).   As a longtime Twisted Sister fan, I have all these releases on various formats and prefer this package [...]

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Saliva vocalist Bobby Amaru: “He chose to leave the band and you can’t fault the guy for that just like you can’t fault the band for wanting to move on.”

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Saliva vocalist Bobby Amaru:  “He chose to leave the band and you can’t fault the guy for that just like you can’t fault the band for wanting to move on.”

Platinum rockers Saliva burst out of the Memphis, Tennessee area to national success in 2001 with their second album “Every Six Seconds” and a series of chart topping follow ups.  The band regrouped with new singer Bobby Amaru after original lead singer Josey Scott split to pursue a Christian music career a few years back [...]

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