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?
A few days ago the legendary metal gods Judas Priest had to make a heartbreaking announcement. They will be going out on tour to support their latest album ‘Firepower’ without their commanding guitar chief Glenn Tipton. Continue reading Judas Priest to Set Out On Tour Sans Glenn Tipton
Another big loss for the rock world. Particularly the drummers. This past Wednesday Pat Torpey, most notably from Mr. Big and David Lee Roth’s solo outing, moved on from this world to the next. Continue reading R.I.P. Pat Torpey: Dec 13, 1953-Feb 7, 2018
Look out folks and get ready for nothin’ but a GREAT time! Hard rock legends Poison are teaming up with other hard rock legends Cheap Trick for a summer tour in U.S. Continue reading Upcoming Tour – Poison & Cheap Trick
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’
It’s been 35 years since the formation of the baddest metal band of all time. Even if you’re not a huge Slayer fan there’s no denying their badassery. Continue reading Slayer Embarking on Major Farewell Tour
After about 17 years of existence, i-tunes has finally struck a deal with legendary band Def Leppard. Out of all the bands, I never understood why Def Lep wasn’t on i-tunes. Especially since their first three albums were in need of some serious remastering. Continue reading Def Leppard – Finally on I-Tunes!!
It’s been a long long time since anyone has heard a peep or seen a limb of the once legendary 80’s guitarist Vinnie Vincent. But this weekend at the Atlanta KISS convention in Georgia the man, myth and legend resurfaced to face pressing questions about where he’s been. Continue reading The Return of Vinnie Vincent
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’
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)