TRACY G – Tramp (Album Review)

TRACY G – Tramp (Album Review)

TRACY G – Bio I’m always curious what an artist, usually a guitarist, might sound like when he or she leaves their previous gig as a corporate employee or a full-fledged band member. And most of the time, I’m shocked at how different they sound on their own.  The first time I can remember anxiously awaiting a guitarist’s solo work was Vinnie Vincent.  Looking back, I guess I was expecting a somewhat close facsimile of…

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Hello Oasis, Goodbye Ramones, and Welcome Back Van Halen (Sorta) – 1996 Year in Review Pt2 Ep306

Hello Oasis, Goodbye Ramones, and Welcome Back Van Halen (Sorta) – 1996 Year in Review Pt2 Ep306

We’re back this week to tackle July through December for our 1996 Year in Review Pt2. July sees Layne Staley taking the stage for the last time. The Alice in Chains vocalist would overdose after a show in Kansas City, MO and never perform live again. Also in July, the Spice Girls hit big while scientists clone the first sheep. We’re not saying there’s a connection. We also aren’t saying there isn’t one. We discuss…

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Craig Goldy Defends Holo Dio Tour

Craig Goldy Defends Holo Dio Tour

The HoloDio is officially on tour and there are at least a few naysayers.  Don de Leaumont of elegantly named The Great Southern Brainfart made a Facebook post on December 10 suggesting that Craig “put an end to this shitshow,” to which the guitarist responded with: “You’ve missed the whole point. It’s your way that disrespects Ronnie, and you think it’s what I’m doing that disrespects Ronnie.” Grab some popcorn.  The exchange continues; Don:  Craig, my name’s Don…

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The End Of Summer 2017 Part One – GRAND ROCKTEMBER V

The End Of Summer 2017 Part One – GRAND ROCKTEMBER V

The state of Minnesota is about as land locked from any oceans as any place in North America  you can get.  And the small town of Hinckley is about as  central a location in the state as you’re going to get.  With all of these rock n roll cruises, it’s almost fitting that this is the location for many of those same bands to perform over a weekend on solid ground.  The population of Hickley…

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Hall of Heavy Metal History Awards 2017 (News)

Hall of Heavy Metal History Awards 2017 (News)

After many years of deserving heavy metal bands and artists getting snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, the hard rock/heavy metal industry will have its own rock and roll hall of fame as the first ever Hall of Heavy Metal History awards gala and induction ceremony will take place at the Anaheim Expo Center in Anaheim, California, USA on January 18, 2017. PRESS RELEASE Metal Blade Records (Celebrating their 35th Anniversary), Scorpions, and the…

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LAURA SUCHAN The Ultimate Sinner of Ozzy’s Boneyard

LAURA SUCHAN The Ultimate Sinner of Ozzy’s Boneyard

“Hey, what’s up… I’m Laura from Oshawa, Ontario Canada and today I’m the Ultimate Sinner on OZZY’S BONEYARD!” that’s how I started my stint as the December 8, 2016, Ultimate Sinner on Ozzy’s Boneyard, the hard and heavy classic rock station on Sirius XM network. Back in July 2016, I applied to be the host of the Ultimate Sinner show. If chosen I would have the opportunity to share 5 of my favorite tunes and…

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Demolicious vol2 – Ep255

Demolicious vol2 – Ep255

The guys are back this week to bring you a bunch of rare ear candy from some of your favorite bands with Demolicious vol2 – Ep255. Awesome tracks from legends such as Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, AC/DC, DIO, and Scorpions are included. Demolicious vol2 also features some great unreleased gems from White Lion, Type O Negative, Skid Row, Killer Kane/W.A.S.P. and Angora. On top of all that, the guys share a short clip of a…

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1974 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep251

1974 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep251

Chris and Aaron are going back in time this week for the 1974 Year in Review Part 1; an hour-plus of pop culture, news stories, classic commercials, and loads of the music that made the first half of the year awesome. In this long form journey through the wayback machine, your host spin classic tracks from Foghat, Humble Pie, Sweet, Deep Purple, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Queen, Rush, Aerosmith, Budgie, Elf, The New York Dolls,…

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Candlemass – Death Thy Lover EP (Album Review)

Candlemass – Death Thy Lover EP (Album Review)

I am pretty familiar with the great Candlemass album 2009’s Death Magic Doom and part of this was the fantastic vocals of Robert Lowe.  Having lost touch with Swedish doomsters after this record, I was unaware that they now have singer Mats Levén on board… I was expecting more epic sounding doom from the band, with exceptional vocals, but no, this EP hits below such watermark releases, with the vocals of Levén a real disappointment. …

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Lords of Black – II (Album Review)

Lords of Black – II (Album Review)

Lords of Black-fronted by Ronnie Romero who everyone knows is fronting Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow this year, and with Tony Hernando (guitars) and drummer Andy C (both originally from the Spanish band Saratoga) have just issued their second release aptly titled II on Frontiers Records. The album starts with an intro titled “Malevolently Beautiful” which leads into the first proper track of “Merciless” which is an epic sounding track filled with lots of fast guitars and piercing vocals. I am immediately…

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