ALICE COOPER – Paranormal (Album Review)

ALICE COOPER – Paranormal (Album Review)

I may be in the minority, but I love when classic rock artists put out new music. I’m not saying I always like the finished product, but I like getting something new. The new Alice Cooper CD Paranormal is one I was really looking forward to, but as much as I hate to say it, it misses the mark. Paranormal had a lot going for it. Great guest stars like ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Deep Purple’s Roger…

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Conversation with Scott Van Zen – Ep280

Conversation with Scott Van Zen – Ep280

Guitarist and KISS co-writer Scott Van Zen sits down with the guys this week for a long-form talk about his life, guitar playing, and the experience of writing with our favorite demon, Gene Simmons. In this hour-plus discussion, Scott talks about his early years in central California. Inspired by a wide cross-section of guitarists ranging from Jeff Beck to Johnny Winter to Ted Nugent to Eddie Van Halen; Scott Van Zen worked his way through…

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HELIX, 63 MONROE, BOBNOXIOUS (Jack Richardson Music Week)

HELIX, 63 MONROE, BOBNOXIOUS (Jack Richardson Music Week)

Jack Richardson Music Week (shows and new release reviews Helix, 63 Monroe, Bobnoxious): London, ON. April 2-9th, 2017 Do you know Jack? Sadly most do not, however, if I mention his protégé you likely do: Bob Ezrin. Yes him, the man behind some of the greatest complete albums in history by some of the larger than life bands in the history of music. Bar none. We are fortunate to have a resounding music scene here…

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Music From The Elder 34 Years Later

Music From The Elder 34 Years Later

“Who steers the ship through the stormy sea?” Ironic that those are the first words you hear. Who indeed was steering the KISS ship during this stormy period? Gene Simmons? Paul Stanley? Bob Ezrin? Cocaine? On November 10th 1981 KISS released their 9th studio album (Music From) the Elder. It would be their first and last venture into the world of concept records. Like a Sasquatch darting across a highway only to disappear into the…

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