KISS – ’78 Solo Albums, Hollywood style (Album Review, KISSmas in July)

KISS – ’78 Solo Albums, Hollywood style (Album Review, KISSmas in July)

Five decades ago, the biggest band on this continent, a free nation, conceived in Liberty, dedicated themselves to the proposition that all bands are not created equal.  Although Abraham Lincoln had died 113 years prior to KISS embarking on the seemingly impossible journey of releasing 4 solo albums on the same day, I think he would’ve been proud of how far our country had come along.  Can you imagine Lincoln in Ace’s makeup? So, to…

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STRYPER – God Damn Evil (Album Review)

STRYPER – God Damn Evil (Album Review)

I am not a religious fanatic.  I am not a devil worshipper (although I have partaken in many of his sanctioned activities).  I’ve been deemed a gift from heaven (never mind that the person was very drunk). I’ve been called the Anti-Christ (which may be a bit more accurate, but I had just terminated that person’s employment). You could easily hear me singing at the top of my lungs (in my car… in the key…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 11: The bonus disc, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 11: The bonus disc, Album Review)

*Past reviews* Click here for Disc 1 Click here for Disc 2 Click here for Disc 3 Click here for Disc 4 Click here for Disc 5 Click here for Disc 6 Click here for Disc 7 Click here for Disc 8 Click here for Disc 9 Click here for Disc 10 An unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 9, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 9, Album Review)

*Gene Simmons Vault Past reviews* Click here for Disc 1 Click here for Disc 2 Click here for Disc 3 Click here for Disc 4 Click here for Disc 5 Click here for Disc 6 Click here for Disc 7 Click here for Disc 8 The unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene Simmons during the Los Angeles Gene Simmons…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 3, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 3, Album Review)

Click here for the Gene Simmons Vault Disc 1 review available at Decibelgeek.com Click here for the Gene Simmons Vault Disc 2 review available at Growinuprock.com *Update* I have received a couple of questions that I wanted to answer for the folks reading these reviews. Question: How is the sound quality of the recordings in The Vault? Answer: I heard Julian Gill (Kiss FAQ) put it best “… it varies.  Paul Stanley loved 24-track recording…

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JUNKYARD and LITTLE CAESAR Live in Indy (Concert Review)

JUNKYARD and LITTLE CAESAR Live in Indy (Concert Review)

It’s funny how things work out sometimes. Every once in a while, all the pieces fall into place, and something really cool happens… Earlier this year, my husband’s favorite band, Junkyard, were announced to be playing at The Rockpile in Toronto. Since Chris (my husband) had been spending so much time in Canada, while we were working on my immigration to the US, and Junkyard being his favorite North American band, we figured it was a…

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RATT Discussion with Alexi Lalas – Ep259

RATT Discussion with Alexi Lalas – Ep259

Soccer legend Alexi Lalas joins the guys this week for a RATT Discussion; breaking down all eight studio albums and discussing the history of the band. RATT was one of the most notable bands to emerge from the burgeoning Sunset Strip era of the early 1980’s. From the self-titled EP that earned them a roster spot on Atlantic Records to the breakthrough success of Out of the Cellar, RATT let the world know early and…

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MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE Changed My Life.

MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE Changed My Life.

The seeds of the traveling concert addiction for me officially began with something called the Monsters of Rock Cruise, more affectionately known as MORC in 2012. (MORC 2012 Recap Article) After seeing the lineup for that inaugural voyage I said to myself “self it will be the end of your life if you’re not on that ship”. I also said, “you’re an idiot, that’s a long way to go and an assload of coin to…

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This 1992 Live Video of Pantera is the Greatest Thing You’ll See All Week

This 1992 Live Video of Pantera is the Greatest Thing You’ll See All Week

In a sea of poorly shot, horrible sounding phone videos uploaded to Youtube, it’s a breath of fresh air when you stumble upon something good. It’s even better when you stumble upon an amazing live video of a rising Pantera playing a theater in Hollywood in 1992. Uploaded by a user named Concert Matrix 3.0, the video (most likely filmed on VHS tape) was uploaded in 2013 and boasts in the description that it’s a…

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