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DVD/BluRay Review: Guns N Roses “Live at the Hard Rock Casino” (UMe)

July 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
DVD/BluRay Review:  Guns N Roses “Live at the Hard Rock Casino” (UMe)

  Just released today, Guns N Roses new DVD 3d/bluray disc is definitely not your father’s Gnr video. Its been eons since the band has released an official longform video, in fact that release was the “Use Your Illusions” VHS tape. Axl, Dizzy and the new guns are presented here in high def, blazing 3d […]

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Alice Cooper director Reg Harkema : “I cannot honestly think of a band that symbolizes the cultural shift from the 60s to 70s better than Alice Cooper “

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Alice Cooper director Reg Harkema : “I cannot honestly think of a band that symbolizes the cultural shift from the 60s to 70s better than Alice Cooper “

After a successful theatrical run, the great new Alice Cooper documentary “Super Duper Alice Cooper” has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray with a ton of bonus footage and extras.  The movie takes a dramatic look at the rock icon from his earliest beginnings to the heights of rock-stardom and was created by the team […]

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Record Review- TESLA- Simplicity- eOne music/Tesla Electric Recording Company

June 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Record Review- TESLA- Simplicity- eOne music/Tesla Electric Recording Company

Tesla- Simplicity- eOne Music/Tesla Electric Recording Company, 2014      I’ve been writing about rock since Tesla’s breakthrough second album and as the decades have passed the band has continually proven to be one of the few bands of their era that just “get it”. The guys have always marched to their own beat, stuck […]

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Night Ranger’s Brad Gillis: “I would have loved to have made a studio record with Ozzy but I rolled the dice to play with my brothers in Night Ranger”

June 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Night Ranger’s Brad Gillis:   “I would have loved to have made a studio record with Ozzy but I rolled the dice to play with my brothers in Night Ranger”

Night Ranger has just released their 11th studio album, “High Road” and are currently out on the road supporting it and playing all the hits that made the band a household name for the MTV generation.  All the trademark elements of the Night Ranger sound are evident on “High Road”; the subtle keyboard flourishes, the […]

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Marty Friedman: “It got so good that it was really hard to kind of escape Japan and come out to do tours in other countries.”

June 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Marty Friedman: “It got so good that it was really hard to kind of escape Japan and come out to do tours in other countries.”

After moving overseas and becoming what some media have called “Japan’s version of Ryan Seacrest”,  longtime Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman is back in the U.S.A. via the Prosthetic Records release of his latest solo album, Inferno this past month.   “Inferno” is one of the best guitar-based records I’ve heard in many moons and features […]

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Concert Review- Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus – 5/16/14- Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wi

June 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Concert Review- Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus – 5/16/14- Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wi

Slayer, Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies recently went on a brief run of dates together and we were lucky enough to take in the Milwaukee date at Eagles Ballroom May 16th, a very big room home to many a great metal shows over the years. I would have killed to see this show when I was […]

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