MARGARITA MONET from EDGE OF PARADISE (Interview)

MARGARITA MONET from EDGE OF PARADISE (Interview)

Stoic Dave recently had a chance to spend a few minutes with  Margarita Monet from Edge of Paradise. Margarita talks about the new single “Shade of Crazy“, their experience working with the legendary Michael Wagener and Bob Kulick, what’s on tap for the remainder of 2016 and beyond and much more. Check out the interview below as well as the official video for “Shade of Crazy”. Los Angeles California based Symphonic/Heavy Metal band Edge of Paradise was created in…

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THE DEAD DAISIES – Make Some Noise (Album Review)

THE DEAD DAISIES – Make Some Noise (Album Review)

The Dead Daisies – Reloaded and ready to Make Some Noise The Dead Daisies are reloaded and in top form, as they prepare for the release of their upcoming album, Make Some Noise. Out are Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, and vocalist Jon Stevens. In are veteran rocker John Corabi and guitarist extraordinaire, Doug Aldrich. Rounding out the current line-up are Brian Tichy (drums), Marco Mendoza (bass), and David Lowy (guitar). Top to bottom, this is…

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KISS: Freedom To Rock, Colorado Springs, CO

KISS: Freedom To Rock, Colorado Springs, CO

I’ll always remember where I was on March 28th 1988. It was on that date nearly 30 years ago, I experienced my first KISS concert. It was the Crazy Nights tour and I was 3rd row center. On that night my lifelong commitment to the KISS Army was cemented. As I watched KISS from the front row at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO, I was reminded of that night and why KISS is so special. It…

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Sixx:A.M – Prayers for the Damned, Vol. 1

Sixx:A.M – Prayers for the Damned, Vol. 1

What a difference a death makes. On December 31, 2015, Motley Crue was effectively given its last rites, at least for the foreseeable future. With that death, Sixx:A.M. was finally allowed to spread its wings and soar. Up to this point, the band was, for better or worse, a Nikki Sixx side project providing a musical soundtrack to his literary and photography projects. Sixx:A.M. was resigned to share the spotlight with The Crue and, more importantly,…

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Interview with Kobra Paige from Kobra and the Lotus

Interview with Kobra Paige from Kobra and the Lotus

I recently had a chance to spend a few minutes with Kobra Paige from Kobra and the Lotus prior to their headlining show in Phoenix, AZ. If you haven’t heard of this band out of Canada then you definitely should. The band have just released their second major label record, an EP of covers titled Words of the Prophets. The EP follows up their critically acclaimed 2014 full-length album, High Priestess. My first introduction to Kobra…

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KISSmas In July: KISS unplugs and unmasks

KISSmas In July: KISS unplugs and unmasks

KISS unplugs and unmasks, Stoic Dave meets his hero and Eric Singer does an Aaron Camaro impression It’s fair to say this was one of the most anticipated KISS related events for me in recent memory. Having never attended the KISS Kruise or one of the VIP acoustic sound checks, seeing the band acoustically was going to be first for me and I could hardly wait. Billed as “An Acoustic Evening with KISS”, the venue…

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No Guts, No Glory: Whitesnake Purple Album

No Guts, No Glory: Whitesnake Purple Album

  It’s been said that with higher risk comes higher reward. Whitesnake definitely takes some chances and swings for the fences with their latest release, The Purple Album. As the name implies, The Purple Album has Coverdale and company revisiting classic tracks from his days in Deep Purple MK III and IV. Coverdale has stated that the origins of the album were born from a recent failed attempt at a reunion with Deep Purple founder…

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The Scorpions dig into the vaults on Return to Forever

The Scorpions dig into the vaults on Return to Forever

    Return to Forever is the latest release by German rock icons, The Scorpions. The record is a combination of both new songs and previously unfinished songs from various periods in the band’s 50-year career. Not the heaviest of albums, but classic Scorpions all the way. Musically, the performance is strong as always. The chemistry is evident as current line-up has been together for over a decade. It’s mind-boggling how well Klaus Meine’s voice has held up so well…

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Revolution Saints: A Great Album and a Missed Opportunity

Revolution Saints: A Great Album and a Missed Opportunity

When I first heard that Doug Aldrich (Lion, House of Lords, Huricane, Dio, Burning Rain, Whitesnake, Raiding the Rock Vault), Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades) and Deen Castronovo (Hardline, Bad English, Journey) were joining forces and releasing a record under the name Revolution Saints, to say I was excited would be an understatement. Perhaps I was a bit too excited. Don’t get me wrong, Revolution Saints self-titled debut is an excellent record. In my view,…

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Ace Frehley Invades Anaheim: An Ace Frehley Show Review

Ace Frehley Invades Anaheim: An Ace Frehley Show Review

The last time I saw Ace play was with KISS was in 2000 on the KISS Farewell Tour and, as been well documented, he was not in very good form. His playing was sloppy, even by Ace standards and, by that time, he was simply mailing it in. That performance was reminiscent of the last two times I saw Ace solo, 1993 and ’94. Both times he was a mess and both times I left the club feeling sad and disappointed….

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