FOREIGNER – Live at Coronado Theater in Rockford IL (Photo Gallery by Alex Dale)

FOREIGNER – Live at Coronado Theater in Rockford IL (Photo Gallery by Alex Dale)

FOREIGNER – 40th Anniversary Tour (Alex Dale) Alex Dale recently captured the energy of Foreigner, when they stopped by the Coronado Theater in Rockford Illinois. Alex gave the following summary: “Foreigner rocked the Coronado Theater in Rockford IL Friday to a sold out crowd! Although this is their 40th Anniversary Tour the crowd was full of diehards, who have been fans from the beginning to kids who heard of them through their parents! Foreigner also…

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13 Facts About SAXON, BLACK STAR RIDERS (Concert Review)

13 Facts About SAXON, BLACK STAR RIDERS (Concert Review)

I had the pleasure of seeing the triple bill of Black Star Riders, Saxon, and Judas Priest on April 11th at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, CO.  Fellow writer Bakko just reviewed this concert last week and I agree with his opinion of the show, especially about Priest. You can read that review HERE.  In an attempt to not be repetitive, I am going to offer 13 observations and “facts” about the show.  I…

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THE IRON MAIDENS – Trees, Dallas, TX (Concert Review)

THE IRON MAIDENS – Trees, Dallas, TX (Concert Review)

In August of 2017 I purchased tickets to see The Iron Maidens and finally my daughter and I were lucky enough to get to see them live in Dallas this past Saturday! The show consisted of three cover bands total. The first was a local Dio cover band called Holy Dyver. I am not a Dio fan, so I can’t rate the accuracy with which they covered the songs. But I know that they played…

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SHARK ISLAND – The 666 Lounge, London UK (Concert Review)

SHARK ISLAND – The 666 Lounge, London UK (Concert Review)

It is no secret to anyone that has even heard my name, that Shark Island are my favorite band and I have had a long obsession with them since I was 15 years old. They are yet another one of those bands that I had to wait 28 years to finally see in the UK. As with many of the bands of that era, I first discovered them on Raw Power, (an hour-long music programme…

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THE DEAD DAISIES – Burn It Down (Album Review)

THE DEAD DAISIES – Burn It Down (Album Review)

The Dead Daisies were an interesting musical force for me when I first heard about them a good while back. Me personally, I love a good supergroup, sometimes they can be messy but when they work they lay waste to other bands before them. They came to my attention back when Australian rock singer John Stevens (former singer with Noiseworks and INXS) was then fronting the band. It’s a shame he left because he has…

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EPICA: The United Principle Tour – Glasgow ABC1 (Concert Review)

EPICA: The United Principle Tour – Glasgow ABC1 (Concert Review)

Thoughts in advance of the Epica show: On an absolutely atrocious night of rain in Glasgow where roads round about were closed causing traffic chaos Dutch symphonic metallers Epica brought their United Principle tour to the ABC 1. Despite all that, there was a healthy crowd that turned up to catch the band play a set that centred around their last album The Holographic Principle. I confess that I found it a difficult album to…

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST to hit UK in November (News)

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST to hit UK in November (News)

Michael Schenker Fest is coming to Britain with six dates being announced for November. One of those is a festival date at Hard Rock Hell in Wales. The solo dates start in Glasgow Scotland and finishing in Manchester England. The band are made up of Michael Schenker, Chris Glen, Ted Mckenna (both of course ex-Sensational Alex Harvey Band) and Steve Mann (ex-Lionheart) and also feature no less than 4 vocalists in Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet,…

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Mick Sweda & Toby Wright Look Back on Bulletboys Debut (Albums Unleashed) – Ep317

Mick Sweda & Toby Wright Look Back on Bulletboys Debut (Albums Unleashed) – Ep317

Guitarist Mick Sweda and engineer Toby Wright join the guys this week to reflect on 1988’s Bulletboys album. Produced by the Ted Templeman for Warner Bros Records, the album reached #34 on the Billboard 200 chart. Correspondingly, the band received heavy rotation from MTV. The videos for ‘Smooth Up in Ya’ and ‘For the Love of Money’ were ever-present at the time. Bulletboys Mick shares the story of how he, bassist Lonnie Vencent and vocalist…

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THE DARKNESS – Colorado 2018 (Concert Review)

THE DARKNESS – Colorado 2018 (Concert Review)

A Darkness concert can be described in one word: FUN. I witnessed the Hawkins brothers and company at the Gothic Theatre in Denver this past Saturday.  It was sold out with 1,200 fans of all ages packed into every square inch of the venue.  I was extremely thankful I had press passes; after I left the photo pit I found a nice spot right of stage to enjoy the show vs. fighting for a view…

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JUDAS PRIEST Brings Firepower To The Armory (Concert Review)

JUDAS PRIEST Brings Firepower To The Armory (Concert Review)

The Twin cities and greater Minnesota Metal Community were represented well at the Minneapolis Armory on April 2nd, as Judas Priest brought their Firepower Tour to the North Star state.  Renovated and revamped as a concert arena for last February’s Super Bowl, the Armory is starting to line up a lot of heavyweight concerts, with Priest being one of the early headliners.  Bringing along Black Star Riders and Saxon for this trek, there is sure…

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