Rock Review Phil & The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock Review Phil & The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Different people hold different opinions on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I hear and understand all of these opinions, both the optimistic ones (such as how it’s such a prestigious honour) to the pessimistic ones (like how it doesn’t really mean anything and it’s arbitrary etc). I consider myself an optimist on the subject. Hell, I spend so much time paying attention to who has been inducted, which members of bands did and…

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Coverdale and Hughes Bring Their Bands to Tokyo

Coverdale and Hughes Bring Their Bands to Tokyo

Just before being selected for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, David Coverdale with Whitesnake and Glenn Hughes with Doug Aldrich visited Tokyo for a couple of shows in November and December. Deep Purple is in a bit of a renaissance right now, thanks to the selection and the continued touring of Coverdale, Hughes and a newer version of Deep Purple (Mark VIII? It’s like the Rocky sequels – I’ve lost count!), and…

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Interview: Radio Exile (Charlie Calv & Chandler Mogel)

Interview: Radio Exile (Charlie Calv & Chandler Mogel)

Keyboardist Charlie Calv and vocalist Chandler Mogel from new hotshot rock band Radio Exile gave the skinny to Decibel Geek about their future plans, influences, being visual and the need to laugh lots! Decibel Geek: Congratulations on the debut Radio Exile album, which I think is fantastic.  How would you position your band in terms of genres, as it is a diverse record? Charlie Calv:  Just hard rock, I think we touch many different elements,…

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VOODOO CIRCLE – Whiskey Fingers (Album Review)

VOODOO CIRCLE – Whiskey Fingers (Album Review)

Halloween is a distant memory, but some magic music is being created by the German band Voodoo Circle, a Classic Rock collective, founded in 2008, as a project of Silent Force guitarist Alex Beyrodt (currently also playing with bands Primal Fear and Sinner).  The band’s “crue” is composed of Alex Beyrodt, together with vocalist David Readman (Pink Cream 69), bassist Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner, and Silent Force), keyboardist Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Silent Force)…

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The EPIC Episode 2 – Ep203

The EPIC Episode 2 – Ep203

Back in 2013, Aaron and Chris set out to do something big, something grand, something…..EPIC. And this week, they’re back to do it again with The EPIC Episode 2. Aaron and Chris return this week to bring you The EPIC Episode 2 featuring great rock and metal songs over 7 minutes long. This hour-plus episode features tons of great music from artists such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Black Label Society, AC/DC, Monster…

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Whitesnake-The Purple Album Deluxe CD/DVD (May 19, 2015)

Whitesnake-The Purple Album Deluxe CD/DVD (May 19, 2015)

  Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio effort, The Purple Album in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album takes it’s material from David Coverdale‘s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple and contains re-imaginings of some of the songs from that era. The current Whitesnake lineup of David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums…

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Deep Purple's Perfect Strangers Turns 30.

1984 saw the return of the classic or “Mark II” lineup of one of the most popular bands in the world: Deep Purple. The waters of forgiveness were set to be tested in 1982 with plans for a comeback album and tour to follow but vocalist Ian Gillan was sidelined by his doctors and ordered not to sing for at least six months or risk permanent damage to his vocal chords, thus canceling the remaining…

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