Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

This week we look at 1996, a year that celebrated the past while looking to the future. In part 1, we dig into the first half of 1996; and it was a busy six months. January includes stories on the evils of Alternative Rock and near fatal incidents involving some big name celebrities. Additionally, it included new releases from ACCEPT and Mr. Big. We head into February of 1996 by discussing some fantastic rock releases….

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25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck (1992)

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck (1992)

1992. What comes mind for you when you think of that year? Nirvana‘s Nevermind reached number 1 on the Billboard charts. Vince Neil quit Motley Crue… right after being fired. Mariah Carey sang at her live performances. Whitney Houston married Bobby Brown and started doing crack.  Metallica and G N’ R went on a co-headlining tour that included a riot in Canada after James Hetfield burned his hand on some pyro while Axl Rose refused to go onstage until he…

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The Mad Mad Ones – Down The Rabbit Hole (Album Review)

The Mad Mad Ones – Down The Rabbit Hole (Album Review)

Wisconsin band The Mad Mad Ones describe themselves as “…a little bit old school Sabbath, a little bit punk, a little bit Indie, and a little bit alternative”, which is appropriate.  Formed in 2010, the band is made up of Ted Fox (Guitar/Vocals), Nick Bretl (Drums), Jeff Sandbom (Guitar) and Ryan Anderson (Bass).  They cite a slew of Stoner and Grunge bands as influences and their sound certainly echoes these influences, but in a unique…

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Conversation with Perry Richardson – Ep227

Conversation with Perry Richardson – Ep227

Former FireHouse bassist Perry Richardson sits down with Chris & Aaron to discuss his career in rock music. In this hour-plus discussion, Perry shares stories of his early history with bands such as Maxx Warrior and Nantucket. He then moves on to discuss the formation and rise of FireHouse. On the success of the singles ‘Don’t Treat Me Bad’ and ‘Love of a Lifetime,’ FireHouse’s self-titled debut album took off; selling over 2 million copies….

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25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

1991.  Was that really 25 years ago? I was a sophomore in college. About to be dumped by my girlfriend who in hindsight was a total bitch.  And of course going to spend a large amount of my time and disposable income in music stores.  The year started with the thankfully brief Gulf War.  Which motivated Yoko Ono to gather a bunch of celebrities and her son to record a rendition of “Give Peace A…

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