New Noize 5 – Ep369

New Noize 5 – Ep369

With the ROCKNPOD Expo around the corner, we’re back this week to kick back and talk about some current rock and metal happenings with New Noize 5! There’s some strange doings in the world of Rock and Metal and we’re tackling a few of them this week. In this relaxed discussion we share our thoughts on a guy butt-smuggling a cell phone in jail, the untimely passing of a Sunset Strip legend, an iconic Heavy…

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Dave Glynn’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

Dave Glynn’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

Dave’s Top 10 Albums of 2018 #10. HARDCORE SUPERSTAR – You Can’t Kill My Rock n Roll Best track: “Hit Me Where It Hurts” First up is a veteran band that mixes many styles – funk, punk, Dead Daisies, Aerosmith, Anthrax, and others. With a number of #1 hits and Swedish Grammy awards, they prove they can hold their own in a tough market (it’s a known fact around Decibel Geek that Sweden has the highest percentage…

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Best of 2018 – Ep347

Best of 2018 – Ep347

We hit the ground running in 2019 but looking back at our favorite songs and albums of last year with Best of 2018! If you have friends that say there’s no good music being produced these days just punch them in the nuts and direct them to this episode. In this mega-long episode, we’re turning you onto some incredible rock and metal that came out last year. Best of 2018   Best of 2018 has…

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SHAWN “Animalize” IRWIN’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

SHAWN “Animalize” IRWIN’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

As 2018 quickly comes to a conclusion, it is time to reflect on over 130 new music releases that were discovered this year and to pick my Top Ten for 2018. Bringing these down to my Top 10 has not been an easy task. Some worthy mentions would be new releases from Holter, Tokyo Blade, Magnum, Ten, Stryper, W.E.T., Saxon, Mob Rules, Kamelot, Eliene, Udo, and Red Dragon Cartel. The recap of my last few…

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JEREMY BEDNARSKI’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

JEREMY BEDNARSKI’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

Every year in late fall, I find myself taking care of the leaves in my yard. Whilst not my favorite chore, I use the time to also catch up on the year’s best CD releases to come up with my top ten CDs for the year. 2018 is no different and it’s been a year of two distinct music tracks for me. First are CDs that I shouldn’t or didn’t expect to like, but was…

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1981 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep343

1981 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep343

We’re hopping in the De Lorean and heading back in time this week for our 1981 Year in Review Part 1! So many things happened from January – June 1981 that you’re getting an earful this week! Wendy O. Williams arrested, Steven Tyler cheats death, and the Urban Cowboy fashion movement takes hold. Other stories include Ozzy eating a bird (uncooked), President Reagan in the crosshairs, riots in the UK, and much more. 1981 Year…

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K.K. Downing “I Slowed Down Because People Weren’t Keeping Up”

K.K. Downing “I Slowed Down Because People Weren’t Keeping Up”

During a recent appearance on the Cobras & Fire Podcast, former Judas Priest guitar player K.K. Downing was asked what he thought of Ian Hill’s recent comments that Richie Faulkner (K.K.’s replacement) has added new energy to the band “I’m not totally happy about what’s being said. Ian seems to be making it seem as if none of the  fans are missing K.K. and Richie’s brought a new energy to the band.  I’m going Ian,…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 2 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 2 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday, August 10, continued Continuing with the review of Friday at Bloodstock Metal Festival leads us into both smaller New Blood stage bands. And up to the main headliners for the day in local heroes Judas Priest. It also continues to be affected by a bite that I received on the Thursday night. Which led me to the first aid tent from where I ended up listening to the first lady of…

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BLOODSTOCK: Day Tickets, More Bands, Rock Discos And More

BLOODSTOCK: Day Tickets, More Bands, Rock Discos And More

Bloodstock Day Tickets Released Soon: With under 6 weeks to go Bloodstock Metal Festival have announced that there will be limited day tickets available for those who cannot do the whole weekend. At the same time they have announced a whole batch of new bands for the New Blood Stage, and one alteration for the Sophie Stage, and after hours entertainment in the different tents for those who don’t want to go to bed or…

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JUDAS PRIEST Brings Firepower To The Armory (Concert Review)

JUDAS PRIEST Brings Firepower To The Armory (Concert Review)

The Twin cities and greater Minnesota Metal Community were represented well at the Minneapolis Armory on April 2nd, as Judas Priest brought their Firepower Tour to the North Star state.  Renovated and revamped as a concert arena for last February’s Super Bowl, the Armory is starting to line up a lot of heavyweight concerts, with Priest being one of the early headliners.  Bringing along Black Star Riders and Saxon for this trek, there is sure…

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