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!

Supersonic Death Monkey – Blueprints for Destruction Ep

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

L.A. Guns Reunion and New Album ‘The Missing Peace’!

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’!

Album Review – Mastodon ‘Cold Dark Place’ EP

I know I know, I’ve written a ton about Mastodon lately.  But that’s because there’s a lot to write about.  With their number one album ‘Emperor of Sand’ coming out in the spring.  And yesterday they released ‘Cold, Dark Place’.  An Ep consisting of songs that didn’t make the ‘Once More Round the Sun’ or ‘Emperor of Sand’ albums.  And it’s good.  Really really good. Continue reading Album Review – Mastodon ‘Cold Dark Place’ EP

Mr. Big – ‘Defying Gravity’ Album Review

The year started out slow.  But once June hit it seems like every band and their dog is now releasing new material (not that I’m complaining).  I just wasn’t expecting it.  The other matter I wasn’t expecting was a new Mr. Big album. Continue reading Mr. Big – ‘Defying Gravity’ Album Review

The Winery Dogs – Dog Years (Live in Santiago) Album Review

There’s a couple of categories that super-groups fall into:  Not particularly good, uninspired, or the ‘Decent, but I was expecting more’ thought.  The latter of which most groups fall into with the exception of Velvet Revolver.  The other exception to that rule is The Winery Dogs. Continue reading The Winery Dogs – Dog Years (Live in Santiago) Album Review

Prong’s ‘Zero Days’, Nailing it Yet Again

Holy hell in a hand basket, where is the lid on Tommy Victor and Prong?  Since 2012 they’ve released five albums:  ‘Carved Into Stone’, ‘Ruining Lives’, ‘Songs From the Black Hole’, ‘X-No Absolutes’ and now ‘Zero Days’.  That’s some serious productivity folks.  And what’s really amazing the consistency of quality through out all of the albums. Continue reading Prong’s ‘Zero Days’, Nailing it Yet Again

Cheap Trick – ‘We’re All Alright’ Album Review

It’s hard to believe that less than 18 months ago I was doing an album review for Cheap Trick’s latest outing ‘Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello!’.  The reason?  Because Cheap Trick have already released a new album with fresh material. Continue reading Cheap Trick – ‘We’re All Alright’ Album Review

Overkill – ‘The Grinding Wheel’ Album Review

For the past 30 years or so Overkill have been delivering solid release after solid release.  Thrash metal at is purest and finest.  After all, a band doesn’t develop a loyal following like Overkill’s writing half assed material.  Their latest album ‘The Grinding Wheel’ is no exception. Continue reading Overkill – ‘The Grinding Wheel’ Album Review