Lust ‘N Lies – Pot Boiler EP

There’s a trend happening in the music industry these days.  New bands and artists in the rock/metal and hip hop/rap camps are usually doing one of three things:  A.)  They’re not using real instruments, have no knowledge of forming a craft with discipline and only care about being famous, B.)  They’re trying really really really hard to ‘push’ the boundaries of music which often results in sacrificing song quality, or C.)  They do indie rock.  Enter Lust ‘N Lies Continue reading Lust ‘N Lies – Pot Boiler EP

Concert Review – Gun’s N Roses Live at Dodger Stadium

It’s safe to say that Guns N Roses have roared out of the depths of mediocrity with the biggest comeback the industry has seen in years.  While all isn’t completely right (No Izzy Straddlin), things are very excellent in the GNR camp. Continue reading Concert Review – Gun’s N Roses Live at Dodger Stadium

Dokken – The True Originators of 80’s Pop Metal

When you think of the Los Angeles metal bands of the 80’s who comes to mind?  Motley Crue?  Ratt?  W.A.S.P?   Poison?  Guns N Roses?   Maybe even Armored Saint.  While all these bands are terrific and have made their mark in the heavy metal community, the scene wouldn’t have kicked off without a group called Dokken. Continue reading Dokken – The True Originators of 80’s Pop Metal

Best Band You’ve Never Heard – Enuff Z-Nuff

Very few people have heard of Chicago’s Enuff Z-Nuff.  The band was a common case of irresponsible marketing in the late 80’s and early 90’s.  Instead of being placed with the growing alternative metal movement they were lumped in with the dying hair metal phenomenon. Continue reading Best Band You’ve Never Heard – Enuff Z-Nuff

In Defense of…Judas Priest’s ‘Turbo’

By the time 1986 rolled around for the Judas Priest, they had been through a lot.  Rob Halford had been through the deepest trudges of alcohol and pain pill addiction.  His former boyfriend couldn’t take the pressure of the record industry keeping their relationship closeted and shot himself in the head; right in front of Halford. Continue reading In Defense of…Judas Priest’s ‘Turbo’

Rant – What’s With the Label ‘Grunge’?

I never really understood what ‘Grunge’ really is.  Is it an actual genre of rock music?  Or is it a term that was created by the record industry to describe a collective of bands that have nothing to do with each other, other than the fact that they are from Seattle. Continue reading Rant – What’s With the Label ‘Grunge’?