Check out the video Miss Murder by AFI!
After listening to the video below, I would have never guessed Skillet to be a CCM group.
Check out the video below and let us know what you think.
Check out the London band, Big Linda, and their video, I Don’t Even Like You. You can find the band on myspace here!
Check out the new video Faith, by Voodoo Six! For more information on the band, check out their website!
Are you ready to be bitten by the Danko Jones bug? Check out the video for incredibly infectious tune, First Date!
Check out Meldrum’s video, Purge. This is from the album, Blowin’ Up The Machine, which is in stores now!
Check out the new video by Raliegh, North Carolina’s Widow.
Check out the Nick Black Band’s new video, Sorry!
Check out the new video, XOXOXO, by Canada’s Secret and Whisper!
Check out the latest video by Australian Rockers, Rose Tattoo, “Man About Town”!
Check out Fumble’s new video, Burning Down.
A Nervous Wreck opened for The Bulletboys last Thursday night. I have seen this band a few times, in the past. Either my Samuel Adams was distorting my perception, or they were much better than the last time I seen them play live. They had a tight set that included covers of Motley Crue, L.A. Guns, Poison songs and a few of their own original tunes.
The Bulletboys returned to Cincinnati, Ohio’s The Blue Note for the first time in many years. It has been 12 years since I have seen the band perform. Marq Torien is the only original member of the band. I knew this going into the show, so I didn’t expect a whole lot, but I have been a fan of this group for a while, so I came to check out the concert anyway.
The band arrived a little late, as they just drove in from Yonkers, NY, but they were still able to put on a solid show. Marq may be the last original member of the Bulletboys, but he proves to be the most important one. Torien’s voice hasn’t changed one bit since the band’s debut CD from 1989. The band backing him up was very good, and Torien also proved to have some pretty good skills on the six string as well.
The band played a short but tight set that included, Talk To Your Daughter, THC Groove, Rock Candy, For the Love of Money, Hard as a Rock, Hell on My Heels, Kissin’ Kitty, Hang on St. Christopher and the mandatory Smooth Up In Ya.
Torien mentioned during the show, that they will be on the road later this year with…….The Foo Fighters.
I enjoyed this show, and will certainly catch them again this summer when they go back on tour. I got the chance to talk to Marq and the rest of the band, after the show. They seem pretty excited about their new CD coming out this year, and their up and coming tour this summer.
There are a few dates remaining on this short club tour. Don’t miss them when they head your way!
I hope you enjoy the videos below!
Check out The Binges video, Motorcycle Song below!
Loudness has released a new video, for their up and coming CD, Metal Mad.
Check it out!!
The most famous of the Other Guy’s would have to be, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson.
After the death of Bon Scott, Brian Johnson joined AC/DC in 1980. Back in Black is still AC/DC’s most successful album today!
Former Black N’ Blue front man, Jamie St. James replaced Jani Lane as singer of Warrant in 2006. The band released one album, with St. James, Born Again. This appears to be the last recording with Jamie, as all of the current news points to a Warrant reunion (to be announced on March 4th) with Jani Lane.
I still remember the day when I heard Pull Me Under on the radio for the first time. I was out of town for business in Detroit. The DJ didn’t say who it was, but I was immediately blown away. I had to know who this was, and quickly.
Images and Words was the release that opened up the world of progressive metal for this listener. At the time of this album’s release, glam metal was on the decline. Progressive metal offered listeners something new, and Images and Words, quickly put Dream Theater on top of the progressive metal scene.
Images and Words is Dream Theater’s second release, and the first for singer James Labrie. The first CD, When Dream and Day Unite, didn’t take off, and the band’s singer Charlie Dominici was fired. The band didn’t start gaining success until James Labrie joined the group.
I did not start paying attention to this genre of metal until I heard this album. Images and Words offers a somewhat unique style that was certainly ground breaking to me, and many others. The musicianship on this record is nothing short of stellar. John Petrucci showcases his awesome guitar skills, and Mike Portnoy proves to be one of the best drummers out there. James Labrie’s great voice ties it all together for one nice package.
There are a few songs that blend well with mainstream metal including Pull Me Under, Another Day, and Take the Time. It isn’t until later in the album where you find gems like Metropolis Part 1, a nine minute monster of a song that seems to fly by. Dream Theater can craft heavy tunes, and turn on a dime, and create music that is AOR quality. They back up their tunes with incredible live performances. For this listener, Images and Words is still an extraordinary listening experience. This release is essential for all progressive rock and metal fans.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Pull Me Under
2. Another Day
3. Take The Time
5. Metropolis – Part 1 “The Miracle And The Sleeper”
6. Under A Glass Moon
7. Wait For Sleep
8. Learning To Live
Dream Theater is:
James LaBrie – vocals
John Myung – bass
John Petrucci – guitars, vocals
Mike Portnoy – drums, percussion, vocals
Kevin Moore – keyboards
In 1993, Asphalt Ballet was pushed by their record label into adapting a more grunge style and look, in order to stay current. Gary Jeffries left the band. He wasn’t interested in the new modern sound or look. New singer Tommy Dean was brought on board, and the band’s second album, Pigs was recorded. The album tanked, but I thought it was kind of cool.
The video below, Angry Youth, is a track off of the Pigs album.
In 1993, John Bush from Armored Saint became the other guy in Anthrax. John replaced Joey Belladonna as the singer of Anthrax. The band went on to record four CD’s with John Bush: The Sound of White Noise, Stomp 442, Volume 8: The Threat is Real, and We’ve Come For You All.
The video below is the song Only, from The Sound of White Noise.
The band has announced a new singer in 2008, newcomer Dan Nelson.
The band Swedish band, Midnight Scraper has a video out for their tune, Prove Me Wrong.
Check it out below!
One of my favorite CD’s of all time is Tesla’s Mechanical Resonance. I remember the fateful day I picked the cassette (Remember those?) of Mechanical Resonance up, the day this was released. I got it from the now defunct Record and Tape Outlet (RTO) store. Once listen later, I was calling all of my friends, telling them that they needed to pick this one up pronto.
This disc was released when the whole glam metal scene was about to peak. Tesla often gets lumped together with many of the other bands in the hair metal era. I don’t think Geffen Records knew what to do with Tesla at the time, and were wrongly catagorized as a hair metal band.
Tesla was a never a band about hair spray, and glam clothes and makeup. They were, and still are about great hard rock music. Mechanical Resonance is the band’s first offering into the rock world, and it is a damn good one. Twenty two years later and Mechanical Resonance always finds itself at the top of my play list.
Going over the track list, I can’t find one song, that I do not enjoy. Jeff Keith’s vocals always put a smile on my face. Frank Hannon and Tommy Skeoch are easily one of the best guitar tandems to come out of the 1980′s.
I have been fortunate enough to see this band perform these songs live several times, and I haven’t ever been disappointed. Mechanical Resonance is simply an incredible piece of rock, that no fan should be without.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Ez Come Ez Go
2. Comin’ Atcha Live
3. Gettin’ Better
4. 2 Late 4 Love
5. Rock Me To The Top
6. We’re No Good Together
7. Modern Day Cowboy
9. Little Suzi
10. Love Me
11. Cover Queen
12. Before My Eyes
Jeff Keith – Vocals
Frank Hannon – Guitars
Troy Lucketta – Drums
Tommy Skeoch – Guitars
Brian Wheat – Bass
Check out the Crash Kelly video, for the tune, She Gets Away. This song is on the band’s 2005 release Penny Pills.
Did you See the Lunar Eclipse Last Night? If not, watch the clip below. I took pictures of many of the stages of the Eclipse last night. Some of them turned out very good.
The band Semi Precious Weapons has a sound that seems to be heavily influenced by 70′s glam rock.
Check out their video, Magnetic Baby below.
Check out the Australian band Maeder and their video, Business In Me. This song is from the band’s 2007, Self Titled CD on Locomotive Records.
Check out the new video, Scared & Mundane by Progressive Rockers, Tiles!
The Australian band Damnzal, has recorded a video for their cover of the Runaways’ song, Cherry Bomb.
Check it out Below!
Have you heard of Grady, The southern rock band from Austin, Texas?
Check out their video from 2006, Woman Got My Devil.
Rising British rockers The Answer have won the ultimate rock accolade ‘ their song ‘Never Too Late’ is to be featured on the forthcoming Guitar Hero IV Game, due for release in late 2008.
Through an industry song search held at this year’s international Midem conference and hosted by Activision (the company behind Guitar Hero 3 and other huge games such as Tony Hawk Project 8, Call Of Duty and X-Men), The Answer won the vote from over 200 internationally submitted label and publisher artist tracks to have one of their tracks included in the cult game. The present game, Guitar Hero 3 currently features songs from such legends as Iron Maiden, Slayer, Muse, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Weezer and Rage Against The Machine. Come the summer hordes of front-room axe-wielding wannabes will now be trying their hand at this riff heavy classic from their debut 100,000 selling album ‘Rise’.
The search started with music companies at the recent Midem conference putting forward their bands for possible inclusion. Out of the hundreds of hopefuls, 20 were selected by Activision at a conference ‘Listening Session’, where the tracks were played to an esteemed panel consisting of leading worldwide industry executives.
Says James Cassidy, UK head of Alberts, “This is a tremendous honour and privilege for both The Answer and the Alberts label. With a new album due later this year we look forward to taking the band to a whole new level of international success”
Elsewhere, The Answer’s international success continues to build and after a great year in Japan, they were voted as the No.2 Best New Artist 2007 in Player Magazine’s readers pole. The No.1 is a domestic act, therefore rendering The Answer effectively the No.1 international band for Best New Artist’ ahead of KT Tunstall, Mika and The Fratellis! Not bad for four lads from Northern Ireland who without radio support have built a worldwide reputation like no other debut act.
2007 was an incredible year for The Answer who supported Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones and The Who to name but a few. With their profile continuing to grow and with a new album currently being written, 2008 will see them reach the dizzying heights of superstardom that they deserve.
“It’s all here: fretboard-shredding solos, jet engine vocals, a riff which will propel the internal Beavis and Butthead of anyone with warm blood into devil’s horn salutes. Marvellous.”
You can view the video for Never Too Late below!