Veteran Bands Replacing Veteran Members, When Is It Too Far?

Van Halen did it.  Alice In Chains did it.  Dream Theater has been doing it for their entire career.  Motley Crue should have done it but the record promoters screwed them.  I’m talking of course about bands replacing original members. Continue reading Veteran Bands Replacing Veteran Members, When Is It Too Far?

Black Sabbath’s ‘Heaven & Hell’ VS. ‘The Mob Rules’

By the time 1979 rolled around the rock masses figured that Black Sabbath was over.  But Tony Iommi and co. had a few tricks up their sleeves.  And late that year they hired former Rainbow and Elf front man Ronnie James Dio. Continue reading Black Sabbath’s ‘Heaven & Hell’ VS. ‘The Mob Rules’

New Album Review – Black Label Society ‘Grimmest Hits’

What a great start to 2018 in the hard rock and metal world!  There’s already been a short string of great albums released and there’s more to come as the year goes on.  Today I’m reviewing the latest Black Label Society album ‘Grimmest Hits’.  And it’s a strong one.  Continue reading New Album Review – Black Label Society ‘Grimmest Hits’

New Album Review – Whitesnake ‘The Purple Tour’ (Live)

Since the 2003 reunion rehearsals of a revamped Whitesnake there have been a slew of live albums.  First was the bonus live disc on the ‘Live, In the Still of the Night’ DVD.  Then the double disc, full set ‘Live…In the Shadow of the Blues’. Continue reading New Album Review – Whitesnake ‘The Purple Tour’ (Live)