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LEE AARON Rockpile 2019 (Concert Review)

LEE AARON Rockpile 2019 (Concert Review)

Karen Greening, better known to Canada and the world as Lee Aaron “The Metal Queen”, just finished a three date concert stint. The shows, Ottawa, Toronto, and Niagara Falls saw Aaron supporting her latest album Diamond Baby Blues. The album, reviewed by my CGCM Podcast co-host, Wallygator also made his top ten of 2018! Check out Wally‘s words here: Lee Aaron – Diamond Baby Blues (Album Review). I personally have witnessed Aaron on stage in…

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ROSS THE BOSS – Rockpile Toronto (Concert Review)

ROSS THE BOSS – Rockpile Toronto (Concert Review)

This is a bit of an elusive event for me. Knowing the day I had laid out before the concert, I expected I may not make it. For the second time. I was on target to see ROSS THE BOSS at Legions of Metal in May of 2017. That day didn’t pan out either and I departed the venue prior to his headlining set. Never the less I find myself on the Toronto subway heading…

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PHEAR Strikes at The Rockpile in Toronto (Concert Review)

PHEAR Strikes at The Rockpile in Toronto (Concert Review)

Fear not my friends…metal flames burn brightly in Mississauga Ontario. The Toronto suburb is home to meal band Phear. Spelt with a “ph” like phat…meaning cool? Works for me. Nothing to be afraid of here despite what you may have heard on the CGCM Podcast about frontman Patrick Mulock being a scary guy. There may also have been other inappropriate chatter concerning genitalia. Those that know, know. Those that don’t…might want to maintain that blissful…

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L.A. GUNS/Diemonds Live! (Concert Review)

L.A. GUNS/Diemonds Live! (Concert Review)

A number of years ago, I watched as one of my all time favorite bands splintered apart in an intense and honestly ugly situation. For quite some time, years actually there was essentially 2 active versions of LA GUNS. I am not sure if they were the first band to create such a situation but they certainly weren’t the last. Great White, Queensryche and more recently Ratt have found themselves in similar situations. Some will…

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Inside The Burn – CHEMICAL BURN Interview – Alexander Rowe

Inside The Burn – CHEMICAL BURN Interview – Alexander Rowe

The small town of Stratford, Ontario isn’t exactly renowned as a rock n roll town. That may be about to change as a four piece band calling themselves Chemical Burn are aiming to change all of that. I was introduced to Chemical Burn earlier this year courtesy of their most excellent Smoking Mirrors EP (see review click here) and on July 10th, I was fortunate enough to catch them live when they were support for 80’s…

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LÖVE RAZËR – The Sunset Strip is Alive at Rockpile

LÖVE RAZËR – The Sunset Strip is Alive at Rockpile

Set to take the rock world by storm, Windsor, Ontario’s Löve Razër are a band you need to see. Furthermore, I, for one, really believe they have the power to do it! The Sunset Strip is alive and well in these youngsters. All you need to do is take a gander at the video for their song “First Class Bitch” to see that. However, the best experience is, of course, the live performance. To date, Löve Razër have played…

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RIOT V – Life as a Citizen of Rock City

RIOT V – Life as a Citizen of Rock City

Any Toronto area rock fan can relate to a post from The Rockpile’s Steve Hoeg on Facebook when he says “Anyone ready for a show announcement?” It gets our adrenaline pumping in anticipation and excitement. However this day, never in a million years did I expect that announcement to be RIOT. Holy Shit! I immediately asked fellow Decibel Geek staffer Rich “The Meister” Dillon if I could do the show including the write-up. Not normally…

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CHEMICAL BURN – Get Off The Couch, Rock is Alive and Well!

CHEMICAL BURN – Get Off The Couch, Rock is Alive and Well!

Hot summer nights and live rock and roll, quite possibly the greatest combination since Jack and Coke. Last night proved just that, when Chemical Burn took to the stage at Toronto’s Rockpile. A couple of months ago, Chemical Burn‘s debut CD Smokin Mirrors landed on my lap and since then I have anxiously awaited an opportunity to catch these boys live. So when I noticed they were on the bill in support of heavy metal legends…

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Ratt’s Juan Croucier Ratt ‘n’ Rolls The Rockpile

Ratt’s Juan Croucier Ratt ‘n’ Rolls The Rockpile

The Rockpile has done it  yet again folks! My favorite club in Toronto, they have consistently time after time been able to present awesome rock shows and lure bands up to our neck of the woods here in “The Great White North”. This time, it was Ratt’s Juan Croucier who made the trek north of the border. Nevermind att the “name” business that’s rampaging the social media web sites involving former bandmates Warren DeMartini, Stephen…

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KiLLeR DWaRfS Thrill a Packed Rockpile Bar

KiLLeR DWaRfS Thrill a Packed Rockpile Bar

Each and every KiLLeR DWaRfS concert is a revered experience, having seen them in small clubs to large festival stages, but Saturday, September 19, 2015, promised to be an electric, extra special event! The evening’s concert by the Canadian heavy metal champs The KiLLeR DWaRfS was set to include a one song performance featuring the original 1983 KiLLeR DWaRfS lineup! This would mark the first time in over 30 years that vocalist Russ DWaRf and “Pirate” drummer…

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