BULLETBOYS / LÖVE RAZËR @ The Rockpile

BULLETBOYS / LÖVE RAZËR @ The Rockpile

When I was a teenage pup there was a music video TV show called Toronto Rocks. On Wednesdays, the show was Midweek Metal Mania and every week I would get my fix of Sunset Strip rock videos. Every Wednesday I would park myself on the couch to see the newest songs from the newest bands all sporting leather and spandex and fishnets and mascara. A time when Rock Stars actually looked like Rock Stars! Well…

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JEFF MARTIN of The Tea Party Live In Etobicoke (Concert Review)

JEFF MARTIN of The Tea Party Live In Etobicoke (Concert Review)

We are back to our home away from home. The Rockpile has become a regular place to see some great shows. Tonight’s guest is Jeff Martin – the lead singer of Canadian 90’s band The Tea Party. Without his band backing him up it was a more personal Jeff Martin with his variety of acoustic guitars. We got in around 8:45 and I have not seen this place packed so early. With missing the first…

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Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime: Live at The Rockpile Toronto

Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime: Live at The Rockpile Toronto

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime Live at The Rockpile West Toronto Ontario Canada I have been a fan since 1983 when I first saw the “Queen Of The Reich” video hit the TV stations. It has been 25 years since I saw Queensryche front row center at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Lots of controversy in the last few years with the band and their lead singer doing his own version of the…

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Derek St. Holmes at The Rockpile!

Derek St. Holmes at The Rockpile!

So, let me start off with a quick synopsis of The Meister and Mr. Ted Nugent. Some may call it “classic rock” but for me The Nuge has always been considered “dock rock”. Why? Well, because when I was somewhere around 16-20 and was up at a friend’s cottage in Northern Ontario on weekends sitting with a beer (probably a horrible Molson Golden smuggled from the fridge behind his father’s back) on the dock at…

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Appetite For The Rocket Queens: A Concert Review

Appetite For The Rocket Queens: A Concert Review

Where were you when you first heard “Welcome To The Jungle”? Do you remember? I do. Guns n’ Roses‘ Appetite For Destruction album had a severe impact on the formative days of my youth and was literally a soundtrack to our after school hours. My childhood friend and I had a hold of the record long before most anyone else had even heard of Guns n’ Roses, before it became a huge smash, before “Sweet Child O’ Mine” became…

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Corabi’s Motley Crue ’94 Experience…

Corabi’s Motley Crue ’94 Experience…

Well the rumors of my disappearance are now put to rest. It’s been quite a while since I have contributed anything to the Decibel Geek Army, today breaks the silence “Don’t tell me to turn it down!”. When I first got wind that John Corabi was bringing his “Motley 94 Experience” Tour to Toronto’s Rockpile, I vowed that NOTHING would keep me from seeing this show. As soon as they announced the date, I called…

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Brighton Rock Takeover – Ep163

Brighton Rock Takeover – Ep163

This week’s episode marks the third time that the “Hoser Heavy Metal Twins” have taken the reigns of the Decibel Geek Podcast. Once again Wally “Wallygator” Norton and Rich “The Meister” Dillon are back with a new batch of Canadian homegrown hard rock and heavy metal. Joining the Decibel Geek website writers turned hosts are two very special guests guitarist Greg Fraser and bassist Stevie Skreebs from Canadian bands Brighton Rock and Fraze Gang. “Roadtrip!”…

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To Hell And Back: Hellion in Toronto

To Hell And Back: Hellion in Toronto

Photo Gallery by Brian Ronald “Queen of Scream”, Ann Boleyn brought her 2014 version of Sunset strip icons Hellion into Toronto on October 17, 2014.  The Rockpile West was the scene of the crime so to speak and Hellion blew the roof off the place despite the weaker attendance.  Hellion dates back to Los Angeles, California in 1982 when they formed with the original line-up of vocalist Ann Boleyn, guitarist Ray Schenck, drummer Sean Kelley,…

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Tom Keifer (The Way Life Goes)

 40 Tom Keifer Photos by Rebekka Brennan Anyone having read many of my previous concert reviews will know that a good portion of the awesome concerts that I have been able to catch are thanks to a club in Toronto called the Rockpile.  Actually there’s now two of them, one at each end of the east/west subway line and I’ve received comments from all around the world saying how they wish they had a Rockpile…

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A Power Overload With Brighton Rock

A Power Overload With Brighton Rock

Well, last week and for the few weeks prior, I have worked more that a 65 hour work week opening a restaurant.  Saturday, April 27th was the opening weekend and I’m proud to say that everything went great. I needed something to reward myself with after all the hard work and I knew just the thing!  It would be tight, but I was determined and knew that I could make this happen.  As things wound…

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