MR. BIG – Defying Gravity (Album Review)

MR. BIG – Defying Gravity (Album Review)

Mr. Big is a band that I always thought should have been Mr. Bigger. These guys have all the makings of a super stellar mega band. Amazingly soulful, emotional melodies delivered through the great vocals of Eric Martin, ridiculous shredding lead guitars and bass lines courtesy of Paul Gilbert and Billy Sheehan, and solid drums and backing vocal harmonies from Pat Torpey. Like many other bands of this era, hit ballads like “To Be With…

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RIVERDOGS – California (Album Review)

RIVERDOGS – California (Album Review)

Sometimes a band full of talented musicians is pulled apart by opportunities too substantial to deny, no matter how much promise and critical acclaim they garner with their debut album. Such was the case with the Riverdogs in 1991, when they made the difficult decisions to move forward in different directions. After the release of the Riverdogs’ self-titled debut album in 1990, guitarist Vivian Campbell signed on with Def Leppard, while bassist Nick Brophy went…

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Is The Ultimate KISS Tour Coming?? (KISSmas in July Fantasy Blog)

Is The Ultimate KISS Tour Coming?? (KISSmas in July Fantasy Blog)

I recently came into a billion dollars, and I said to myself, “Self, I have a bunch of extra money and I love rock and roll. How can I put some of this money to good use? I know, let’s coordinate the ultimate reunion tour for one of my all-time favorite rock bands KISS!!” In the back of my twisted and completely delusional mind, I can hear The Kiss Army members rejoicing all over the…

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WOLFPAKK – Wolves Reign (Album Review)

WOLFPAKK – Wolves Reign (Album Review)

On May 5th, 2017, AFM Records released Wolves Reign, the fourth release from the all-star hard rock/metal project called Wolfpakk. Wolfpakk’s first release was a self-titled debut in 2011. The collaboration between Sweeney and Voss continued with two more releases before dropping Wolves Reign. Experienced musicians Mark Sweeney (ex-Crystal Ball) and Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker) assembled a big cast of well-known musicians to contribute to the band’s most recent outing. Some of the…

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THE UNITY – The Unity (Album Review)

THE UNITY – The Unity (Album Review)

Power Metal rockers The Unity released their first album on May 5th via Steamhammer / SPV. The new group was founded by Gamma Ray members Michael Ehré (drums) and Henjo Richter (guitar) and rounded out with powerful Italian vocalist Gianba Manenti, guitarist Stef E, bassist Jogi Sweers and keyboardist Sascha Onnen. Richter was part of the Hamburg power metal outfit for some twenty years, while Ehré played with artists like Firewind, Uli Jon Roth, and…

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Under The Influence Of AC/DC (Blog)

Under The Influence Of AC/DC (Blog)

Are you currently under the influence of ear-splitting, good old-fashioned bluesy Rock ‘n’ Roll? Then you’re probably listening to AC/DC or one of the many bands under their influence as well. This week the Decibel Geeks release Episode #284, with yours truly as the guest host, exploring the influence of AC/DC and bands that picked up on their iconic sound. There is no doubt in my mind that AC/DC is one of the all-time greatest hard…

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KIP WINGER Acoustic Concert Review (Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta)

KIP WINGER Acoustic Concert Review (Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta)

In the 80’s, if you were into hard rock, then you were for sure familiar with Winger and their string of hits flooding radio and MTV, tunes like “Seventeen,” “Miles Away,” and “Headed For A Heartbreak.” Many dismissed the band and its leader Kip Winger as mere hair band pinups. To those of us in the know, this was complete and absolute bullshit. Anyone with half an ear who has listened to these records or…

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MARK SLAUGHTER – Halfway There (Album Review)

MARK SLAUGHTER – Halfway There (Album Review)

 Normally when I am asked to review a record, there is a fair amount of research I like to put into making sure I’m familiar with the artist and the record I am reviewing. Mark Slaughter is an artist I already knew a lot about going back to the Vinnie Vincent Invasion days and consistently following him throughout his career. Am I a fan? Given my previous statements, yes; but I will also add I…

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Labÿrinth – Architecture Of A God (Album Review)

Labÿrinth – Architecture Of A God (Album Review)

Frontiers Records, the Italian label that brought back many of the 80’s hard rock bands and artists we love including the likes of Warrant, Night Ranger, Stephen Pearcy, Jack Russell’s Great White, and House Of Lords, has also done a good job introducing the world to a variety of different hard rock and metal acts from all over the world. Labÿrinth is an Italian power metal band that has been around since the early 90’s….

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ADRENALINE RUSH – Soul Survivor (Album Review)

ADRENALINE RUSH – Soul Survivor (Album Review)

I love Halestorm, but every female-fronted hard rock outfit out there does not necessarily sound like them. Often times people want to make connections to music when describing a look or sound. Since Halestorm are the flavor of the month in female-fronted hard rock bands, it’s the first description people grab to make that connection. That’s OK, because Swedish melodic hard rockers Adrenaline Rush consisting of Tave Wanning (lead vocals), Sam Soderlindh (lead guitar, vocals),…

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