Scorpions!! CHANGE YOUR CONCERT SET!!

So I saw the Scorpions about two years ago at the L.A. Forum.  It was the bands 50’th anniversary tour!  50!  I figured I had to go.  It was a great show and the band sounded tight.  Sure, there was a little down tuning because Klaus Meine is in his late 60’s.  But they were only down a step and the songs retained their urgency and excitement.  Continue reading Scorpions!! CHANGE YOUR CONCERT SET!!

Alex Lifeson – The Unsung Hero of Guitar

When it comes to guitar heroes the same names always fuckin pop up:  Slash, Joe Perry, Slash, Dimebag Darrell, Slash, Ace Frehley and Slash.  Of course, those aren’t the only names and I recognize that Slash, Perry, Frehley and Darrell are all legends and great players.  But there’s a name that gets overlooked all the fucking time in the Rock and metal world.  And it bugs the hell out of me. Continue reading Alex Lifeson – The Unsung Hero of Guitar

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’?

Rant: The Atrocities of Modern Popular Music

It’s an understatement to say that the top 40 today is insulting. This doesn’t mean that every person needs to be listening to metal. It doesn’t mean that there needs to be a new metal album in the top ten every month. What it does mean is that music should be more interesting than a piece of chalk. Continue reading Rant: The Atrocities of Modern Popular Music