He was one of the most original and greatest rhythm guitarists of all time. His sound helped create a band who’s sound is instantly recognizable. His name was Malcolm Young, one of two brothers who defined a timeless hard rock sound with power chords, fury and youth filled rage in a little band known as AC/DC. Continue reading Malcolm Young – Jan 6, 1953/Nov 18, 2017
Supersonic Death Monkey, great band name, hailing from ‘parts unknown’ (really it’s Derby, UK) and consisting of: Josh Morgan (vocals and guitars), Dave Bishop (drums) and Luke Lawrence (bass) have released their debut recording. A short but kick ass Ep entitled ‘Blueprints for Destruction’. Continue reading Supersonic Death Monkey – Blueprints for Destruction Ep
On Tuesday, November 7th many Americans took to the polls in statewide local elections. And there were many surprises at the end of the day. The biggest being Danica Roem. A transgender heavy metal frontwoman presiding residence in Virginia’s 13th district. Continue reading Metal Frontwoman Danica Roem Elected to House of Delegates Seat in Virginia
Alice In Chains. They have some of the most memorable hard rock and heavy metal hits from the 90’s and 2009 and beyond. With their unique sound combining Black Sabbath style metal, Simon and Garfunkle folk vocal harmonies, soul and themes of depression, hopelessness and drug abuse made Alice In Chains one of the most unique and influential bands to exist. Continue reading Top Ten – Alice In Chains Songs
Heavy metal and superhero films. In many cases they’re a synonymous combination. Whether it’s the mood of the film or the literal soundtrack they seem to go together. Continue reading Most Metal Superhero Films
Halloween and metal. Seems like a synonymous combination. Much like coke a cola and pizza or coffee and toast. So every Rocktober it’s good to take a moment and listen to the metal bands that spook us the most. After all, Black Sabbath did create their sound (the original metal sound) with the idea of scaring people. Continue reading Top Five Halloween Artists to Jam on Oct 31st.
She’s one of the most bad ass guitarists alive today. She’s a decedent of classic composer Johann Strauss. She’s graced the covers of many guitar magazines and has been ranked the #1 female guitarist alive. Continue reading The Ladies of Metal – Nita Strauss
Man, this second half of 2017 has just been one bad ass album after another. And the debut from new supergroup side project Sons of Apollo is no exception. Consisting of: Former GNR and now Art of Anarchy guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, veteran rock vocal powerhouse Jeff Scott Soto, Mr. Big, Winery Dogs, Racer X and any other project you can think of bassist Billy Sheehan and former Dream Theater members (surprise!) Mike Portnoy and keyboardist Derek Sherinian. Continue reading Sons of Apollo – ‘Psychotic Symphony’ album drop. Hopefully not the only one..
Oh, the rock and metal ballad! It’s one of the corner stones of the hard rock and metal world. It can make or break an album. And it can also make and/or break a bands career. Depending on the band of course. Continue reading Top Ten – Ballads!
It is a question that has plagued hard rock and metal lovers for 30 years. A question that keeps some up at night rolling and sweating in their own nightmares. Where does the ‘Guns’ in Guns N’ Roses come from? Well, it comes from the bands first guitarist Traci Guns. Continue reading L.A. Guns Reunion and New Album ‘The Missing Peace’!