Raising Hell in KKKalifornia hell

Andrew Jacobs here, Raise your hand if you first heard Aerosmith’s 1975 classic “Walk This Way” via their collaboration on the song with the rap/hip hop group Run DMC in 1986 (and played on this week’s Covers With Attitude show). *raises hand* Although I’d been familiar with rap/hip hop music since 1984 (having seen and thoroughly enjoyed the movie Breakin’ when it was released in the theater that year), it wasn’t until two years later when Run…

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This MONSTER has TEETH!

October 9th, 2012 and KISS have uncaged “MONSTER”, their 20th studio album. I am here to tell you that this Monster has Teeth! Now I will admit to you that I am indeed a complete and unabashed KISS Geek. Live, this band has no rival. They completely wrote the book on delivering the biggest spectacle in rock. That said, it has been many, many years since I have been actually excited to get to a…

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Interview and Review with Gypsy Rose's Michael Ross

This article is written in two parts, the first part was completed Sunday September 30th after speaking with Michael Ross. The second part is an album review of the new Gypsy Rose album from FnA Records “Poisoned by Love”, completed October 8th, 2012. Enjoy. When I was preparing for this interview I put on the “PREY” album from Gypsy Rose and it got me to thinking. Just what is it that makes an album truly…

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my favorite album of 1991 (a.k.a. the best album you never heard in your life)

Andrew Jacobs here, 411 was an early ’90s melodic hardcore band from my hometown of Orange County, California.  And back in 1991, they were not only my #1 favorite band but arguably the most popular Orange County, California hardcore band of that year as well.  To give you an idea of just how popular 411 was, they were the first hardcore band that I ever saw play in front of a quadruple digit number of…

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UNO! Good Clean FUN with Green Day

Back a couple months ago during our “Threesomes” week I informed our readers about Green Day’s plans to release three complete albums, each about two months apart. Well the world has received the first of these, aptly titled UNO! UNO! brings us a dozen new melodic three chord radio friendly “powerpoppunk” songs. To call Green Day a PUNK band at this point would be like calling Bon Jovi a heavy metal band. They indeed were heavily influenced…

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The Metal Heart Beats Once Again – Accept

The Metal Heart Beats Once Again – Accept

THE METAL HEART BEATS ONCE AGAIN For anyone that has not yet discovered the “new” Accept you are seriously missing out!!  Maybe you were unaware that they were back or you by-passed the disc thinking it was just another lacklustre offering from a band struggling to regain their days of glory.  Pay attention!! . Long time band members, Wolf Hoffmann and Peter Baltes along with Herman Frank and Stefan Schwarzmann have recruited the talents of…

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unbelievably good albums with unbelievably bad album covers: KISS – Carnival Of Souls

Andrew Jacobs here, If this were ANY other band, I would have no problem at all with this album cover.  However, because this is KISS, the fact that this looks way too much like a bootleg is simply unacceptable to me. I know full well that the extremely successful reunion tour with Ace and Peter was in full swing in 1997 when this album was released and being as how the Bruce Kulick and Eric…

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Go See The Doctor-An Interview with The Treatment

Go See The Doctor-An Interview with The Treatment

Go See The Doctor Many of you have probably not heard of The Treatment before unless you’ve seen The Tour 2012: Kiss and Motley Crue this summer.  The Treatment is the opening act for the rock giants and I was excited to hear that they were on the bill.  I discovered the CD through a review on another website and always searching for new bands and music, I purchased their debut album This Might Hurt…

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separated at birth?

Of course all or almost all of you are familiar with Pantera’s 1992 metal masterpiece Vulgar Display Of Power but probably very few of you are familiar with The Professionals’ 1981 I Didn’t See It Coming album.  This was a band that Steve Jones and Paul Cook, guitarist and drummer respectively of the Sex Pistols, did after the Pistols imploded in 1978.  While The Professionals’ songs definitely have a nice punk edge, they also have…

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Load The Shotgun – SHOTGUN MESSIAH

Load The Shotgun – SHOTGUN MESSIAH

Shotgun Messiah started out in life known as Kingpin in their Swedish homeland and their CD Welcome To Bop City from 1988 gained them a great following and fanbase there.  They opted to shift their operations to the late 80’s glam scene of Los Angeles in search of fortune and fame that never came.  Upon their arrival, the Kingpin moniker was abandoned and the Welcome to Bop City recording re-worked and re-released under the new heading…

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