The KiLLeR DWaRfs. A Hometown Legend.

The KiLLeR DWaRfs. A Hometown Legend.By Kate Campbell. I’m two weeks home from the Monsters of Rock Cruise and the music just hasn’t stopped!! My American friends are quite envious because it really does seem that a lot of the bands followed us back to Canada. Slaughter played The Rockpile the first weekend I was home and Y&T the second weekend. Now heading into the Easter weekend, I get to see one of my all…

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Queensrÿche in England – With Queensrÿche's Own Kate Campbell

Queensrÿche in England                                                                                    by Kate Campbell So, here I am, after much anticipation – I am finally in England. The pinnacle moment of my trip is less than 48 hours away now and to say I’m excited doesn’t even scratch the surface.This trip was, to say the least, spontaneous. After suffering the huge disappointment of Queensrÿche not being booked on the Monsters of Rock Cruise in 2014, and after I had booked my trip in anticipation of…

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Up From the Ashes. A review of the new Queensryche CD and the events leading up to it.

I remember now. I remember how it started… I remember it clearly, feeling the air rapidly being sucked out of my body, leaving me light-headed and a little nauseous. My worst fear had come true. My one true love in life…dead! It was all clearly detailed on Eddie Trunk’s Facebook page, so it was undoubtedly the truth. He is, after all, the all- knowing metal aficionado. I’d heard the rumors for quite some time that…

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Guess Who's Back In Town. A Killswitch Engage Concert Review

  For me, 2013 is rapidly becoming the year of the concert – just as I had intended. I was determined that this year I would have no regrets. I wasn’t going to say “I wish I’d been there.” I would be there! Every concert I want to see, I will see. So far I’m living up to my word — and I’m having a blast doing it. The early part of the year has brought a lot…

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My Son the Hurricane

Recently, my good friend Dawn contacted me and asked me if I was free to help her on June 9th. She didn’t tell me why, she simply told me that she desperately needed my help all day and night. As luck would have it, I was indeed available, and agreed to help her without any clue as to what she needed. All she would say at first was “You’re gonna hate me after it’s over! You’ll…

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Feel The Balls Of Steel. A Steel Panther Concert Review.

It was Thursday night and as our work day drew to a close, we began putting the finishing touches on our outfits for the Steel Panther concert. My trusty sidekick Victoria and I had been looking forward to the show for weeks now. Last time I saw Steel Panther it was the first opportunity in two and a half decades I had to wear my much coveted leather lace-up pants, so the wardrobe standard was set pretty…

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Yngwie Who?

The doors of the Phoenix Concert Theatre opened a little later than scheduled leaving an enormous crowd lining the sidewalk of Sherbourne St. in Toronto, buzzing with the anticipation of seeing guitar legend Yngwie J. Malmsteen. I had overheard one of the doormen say it had taken longer than anticipated to load in and set up Yngwie’s thirty seven Marshall amps hence the almost hour long delay to get inside. The crowd didn’t seem to mind…

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Battle of the Rÿche.

With no doubt in my mind as to who the real Queensrÿche are (yes, I am a little biased having seen the Todd LaTorre version twice recently), I went last night to the Chrome Showroom in Las Vegas to see the other Queensrÿche perform. I was curious to see the performance level of the “super band”, and the quality of show provided by the self proclaimed “man responsible for the entire Operation Mindcrime album”. I…

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