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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Essential Tracks #2 – GUNS N ROSES (Feature)

Essential Tracks #2 – GUNS N ROSES (Feature)

    With the reformation of three-fifths of the classic Appetite for Destruction line up done and dusted in the live arena and talk of a new album on the way featuring Slash, Duff and Axl, we take a look back at the band’s back catalogue and pull out the lesser-known tracks that I personally think are essential and often overlooked. One thing we won’t be doing is pulling the obvious tracks from Appetite for Destruction. In…

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SLASH with MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS – Living The Dream (Album Review)

SLASH with MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS – Living The Dream (Album Review)

Living the dream, one track at a time… Slash‘s output during his tenure as Guns ‘n Roses’s lead guitarist is probably my least favourite of everything he has put his name to, with the exception being the masterpiece that is Appetite for Destruction. When he released his first Slash’s Snake Pit album It’s 5 ‘O Clock Somewhere way back in 1995, I personally thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. From there, after…

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Conversation with Brent Fitz – Ep319

Conversation with Brent Fitz – Ep319

Veteran drummer Brent Fitz joins us this week for an entertaining talk about his life and career. Born in Winnipeg, Brent  took to music early. After learning drums to a steady soundtrack of bands like RUSH, Fitz was playing the club circuit at age 15. Ultimately, a gig with Canadian band Streetheart gives Brent the confidence to make the leap to Los Angeles in 1996. Brent Fitz   In the 20+ years since arriving in…

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New Noize – Current Rock News & Discussion Ep315

New Noize – Current Rock News & Discussion Ep315

All the rock news that’s fit to spit this week is covered with New Noize! 2018 is off to a roaring start with tons of stories coming from the rock world as well as some incredible releases. We’re happy to dish it up and serve you our opinions. Judas Priest is possibly the top story in the rock/metal community right now. Sadly, Glenn Tipton recently announced a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease; forcing him to sit…

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GUNS N’ ROSES – Live at Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH (Concert Review)

GUNS N’ ROSES – Live at Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH (Concert Review)

GNR – THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY 26 years ago, a 16-year-old Jeremy (that’s me!) and some buddies headed out to our first concert – Guns n’ Roses for their Use Your Illusions tour (with Skid Row opening!). Izzy was still in the band at that point (for a few more months anyway), but Steven Adler was gone. That concert was simply amazing. Even factoring the nostalgia of my first concert, I remember being…

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LAST BULLET – 80-69-64 EP (Album Review)

LAST BULLET – 80-69-64 EP (Album Review)

“When we hit the stage we make it our responsibility to get your hips shaking, your heart racing and your head banging.”  These Canadian rockers have been around for seven years….I am afraid I know little more than that.  I know they are made up of Bryan Fontez, Brenden Armstrong, Michael Silva, Will Shannon, Chris Galaz, but have no idea who plays what…Maybe update your bio guys? Anyway, regardless of who does what, this EP…

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MICHAEL MONROE – The Best (Album Review)

MICHAEL MONROE – The Best (Album Review)

Living in Canada, I don’t get much opportunity to see Michael Monroe, founder, and vocalist for Finnish glam rockers Hanoi Rocks, in concert. However, a couple of years back I was fortunate enough to catch Monroe 3 times, thanks to the Sweden Rock Festival and the Monsters of Rock Cruise. Although he was in his 50’s Monroe dashed from one end of the stage to the other throughout his entire set and I was memorized….

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30 YEARS LATER – A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY LUTHIER, KRIS DERRIG

30 YEARS LATER – A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY LUTHIER, KRIS DERRIG

May 14, 2017, marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of Kris Derrig.  A kind-hearted guitar nerd of the most adorable kind, Kris Derrig built arguably the most famous Les Paul in the world today – Slash’s 1959 Les Paul replica.  If you love Appetite For Destruction, you love the sound of this guitar.  If you’ve seen the “Welcome To The Jungle” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” videos, you’ve seen this guitar.  Cruelly, Kris Derrig…

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GnR Swing Their Katanas in Tokyo

GnR Swing Their Katanas in Tokyo

Guns n Roses – Saitama Super Arena, Jan. 29, 2017 They don’t call it a Super Arena for nothing. Under a cavernous roof in the second largest indoor arena in the world, 35,000 people were spread around a giant floor space, which was packed with chairs (no General Admission tickets for this show) to see GnR, and they didn’t disappoint. I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend the money on Axl and company until I…

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