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)

New Album Review – Ty Tabor ‘Alien Beans’

Well, 2018 is certainly off to a strong start with new metal and rock material.  First up for new album reviews this year is the enigmatic Ty Tabor’s stunning new solo album ‘Alien Beans.’  A double disc adventure through funk, metal, melody, balladry, emotion, technical guitar skills and sheer bad assery. Continue reading New Album Review – Ty Tabor ‘Alien Beans’

Metal Anniversary – 34 Years of Van Halen’s ‘1984’

It’s one of the most popular albums of all time.  Not just in hard rock circles, but in all of modern music.  Selling in an excess of over 20 million units, Van Halen’s ‘1984’, relased on Jan 9, 1984, is a landmark record in the quest to popularize heavier forms of music. Continue reading Metal Anniversary – 34 Years of Van Halen’s ‘1984’

Judas Priest Strike Lightning With New Single ‘Lightning Strike’.

After a fairly silent 2017, Judas Priest have roared back at a million miles per hour.  Delivering their full first single of the their new album ‘Firepower’, ‘Lightning Strike’.  And it’s freaking awesome. Continue reading Judas Priest Strike Lightning With New Single ‘Lightning Strike’.

Brad Gillis – The Unsung Ozzy Guitar Player

We all know the big name guitar players of Ozzy’s storied solo career:  Rhodes, Lee, Wylde and Gus G.  But what is often overlooked is the brief time in Ozzy’s early solo years post Rhodes and pre Lee.  That brief period of time, spanning no more than ten months, belonged to guitarist Brad Gillis. Continue reading Brad Gillis – The Unsung Ozzy Guitar Player

New Ty Tabor Singles – Tasty as Usual

Ty Tabor of King’s X and The Jelly Jam is gearing up for a big double disc solo release, ‘Alien Beans’.  Since 2006 Tabor has released four solo albums, an EP and an ‘almost’ live album.  And 2018 is looking to have a big start for the seriously underrated guitar player/song writer. Continue reading New Ty Tabor Singles – Tasty as Usual

Have A Rockin’ Christmas with Cheap Trick!

When it comes to rock bands releasing Christmas albums I’m always skeptical.  It certainly is always good for a smile.  Particularly in the case of Twisted Sister doing a Christmas album.  But this year Cheap Trick have composed a Christmas rock record that’s actually worthy of purchase.  I mean, it’s really good.  Continue reading Have A Rockin’ Christmas with Cheap Trick!