Rock n’ Skull 2016 Final Day…Finally.

Rock n’ Skull 2016 Final Day…Finally.

Finally, we come to the final day at Rock n’ Skull Festival 2016. It’s taken quite awhile to get to this point in the story, but here we go! After our now standard routine of hotel breakfast and returning to the odorous room to kill time before the venue, we prepared for the final day. This day was to be the shortest at Rock n’ Skull 2016, having less bands than on previous days. The leader…

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HOUSE OF SHAKIRA Live (Rock N skull spotlight)

HOUSE OF SHAKIRA Live (Rock N skull spotlight)

One of the first acts to take the stage at The Tree was my fellow Swedes in House of Shakira. There had been a lot of trouble with doors being moved forward 3 hours and the rumor said these gentlemen from Stockholm had been forced to cut their set in half. In the end, they ended up playing past the time limit and an almost full set. There was a duet planned with Martina Edoff…

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Rock n’ Skull 2016: MRF vs. RNS – Day #2

Rock n’ Skull 2016: MRF vs. RNS – Day #2

On this Saturday morning, the official Day #2 of 2016’s Rock n’ Skull event, we made sure to get the hotel breakfast in time. After that, it was back to more hanging out in our by now rather smelly hotel room. Perhaps 5 male rock n’ roll road warriors sharing one room was not the best plan. We spent our time looking over yesterday’s photos, preparing interview questions, writing reviews, blasting tunes and scrolling the…

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JETBOY Interview: Mickey Finn and Billy Rowe (Interview)

JETBOY Interview: Mickey Finn and Billy Rowe (Interview)

While attending the Rock n’ Skull Festival in Joliet, Illinois Decibel Geek staff writer Mikael Svensson teamed up with Jetboy lead vocalist Mickey Finn and guitarist Billy Rowe to find out where Jetboy are heading and a little about the band’s past. I want to thank Mickey and Billy for taking time out of their busy schedule to give us some insight into Jetboy, past, present and future. Let’s start with the archive releases. In the 1990’s and early…

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PRETTY BOY FLOYD live (Rock N Skull Spotlight)

PRETTY BOY FLOYD live (Rock N Skull Spotlight)

One of my most anticipated gigs at Rock n’ Skull took place on Saturday when Pretty Boy Floyd entered the stage at The Tree in Joliet. The band name was taken from the 1960’s biographical film about the notorious outlaw Charles Arthur ”Pretty Boy” Floyd. Often referred to as one of the bands that took the glam image to the extreme and therefore contributed to the scene’s demise. These guys are childhood heroes of mine…

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BABYLON A.D. Live at Rock n’ Skull (Rock n’ Skull Spotlight)

BABYLON A.D. Live at Rock n’ Skull (Rock n’ Skull Spotlight)

One of my friends introduced me to Babylon A.D.‘s self-titled debut in the early 1990´s. I was blown away by the heavy but yet so infectious and melodic sound. These guys wrote one anthem after another and the second album called Nothing Sacred was almost as strong as I was to find out. Unfortunately, the band were a victim of the changing music business of the early 1990´s and the comeback album called American Blitzkrieg…

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TUFF Live at Rock n’ Skull (Rock n’ Skull Spotlight)

TUFF Live at Rock n’ Skull (Rock n’ Skull Spotlight)

Tuff is another one of those very talented hair metal bands that exploded on the music scene a little late to take full advantage of the Sunset Strip and the 80´s music scene. Their major label debut album What Comes Around Goes Around in 1989 is still an album that gets regular spins at my home and is a perfect party starter. One major problem with the Tuff career is that the debut album was…

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Rock n’ Skull 2016: RNS vs. MRF Day 1

Rock n’ Skull 2016: RNS vs. MRF Day 1

Late rising due to the tiresome journey to attend Rock n’ Skull 2016, we caught only the remnants as hotel breakfast was cleared away. With coffee back in the hotel room, we killed time, Olivier from Sleazeroxx and I writing RNS reviews for our respective websites. Shawn and Brian going over endless photos. Mikael going over interview questions. Today is Brian‘s birthday, so that’s an excuse for a couple before noon beers no? Uncle Ron stopped by and…

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Rock n’ Skull 2016: RNS vs. MRF – Pre-Party

Rock n’ Skull 2016: RNS vs. MRF – Pre-Party

…and we’re off! Rock n’ Skull 2016 is well under way and we’re off on a high note after the pre-party! The journey was a little rough as we departed Shawn “Animalize” Irwin‘s house in Oshawa Ontario at 2am. Roaddog The Meister probably had the worst of it. He was at the Tracii Guns show at the Rockpile Toronto on Tuesday night. Then proceeded to go basically straight to work for a 16hr day to turn…

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THE RADIO SUN – Outside Looking In (Album Review)

THE RADIO SUN – Outside Looking In (Album Review)

I first became aware of the Australian melodic rock band The Radio Sun at Melodic Rock Fest 3 in 2013. Seeing them play early one of the days (now that I think about it, they might have played acoustic one day and electric another day) and saying to the promoter Andrew McNeice (and owner of the band’s label Melodic Rock Records) that I really liked them. He mentioned that they had their debut coming out…

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