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Monster Magnet’s Dave Wyndorf: “When we first started playing complete album sets I realized I finally had the crowd I had always wanted”

April 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Monster Magnet’s Dave Wyndorf:  “When we first started playing complete album sets I realized I finally had the crowd I had always wanted”

Monster Magnet recently brought their 2014 tour to Australia earlier this month and is preparing for a run of European tourdates this summer.  If you haven’t heard the band’s latest album “Last Patrol” it is worth checking out as it is easily one of the band’s finest moments in a deep catalog of albums.  I […]

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Album Review: Hellion, “To Hellion and Back”, New Renaissance Records

April 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Album Review:  Hellion, “To Hellion and Back”, New Renaissance Records

Hellion- “To Hellion and Back”- Hellion was born in 1982 and was part of the underground metal scene beginning to bubble over in the Los Angeles area.  Take the heaviness and occult imagery of W.A.S.P. and mix in a lethal dose of classic metal riffage and melody delivered by a female singer and its easy […]

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Michael Schenker: ” It was almost like we had been preserved for all these years to do this record and tour together.”

April 15, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Michael Schenker:  ” It was almost like we had been preserved for all these years to do this record and tour together.”

Michael Schenker is flying high again, out touring the world in support of his album, “Bridge The Gap”, an appropriate title for the latest effort from the legendary guitarist from Hannover, Germany.  ”Bridge The Gap” is an exciting, hard rock album with all the finesse you would expect from Michael and outstanding performances from his […]

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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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