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!!
When I first heard that Gene Simmons was trying to copyright the Rock and Metal devil horn symbol I nearly lost it. This time he’s gone too far. Sure, in the beginning of KISS he had some great ideas Continue reading Dear Gene Simmons: Stop Trying to Copyright Everything!
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
Fucking Rolling Stone Greatest lists!! Why do I even bother reading them? Every time there’s a new 100 greatest guitarists list I keep thinking ‘maybe they’ve gotten better’. But it never happens. Continue reading Rolling Stone’s Terrible 100 Greatest Guitarists List.
It’s been 22 years since we’ve had a real Van Halen album. And that’s really sad. The last real album was 1995’s ‘Balance’. Continue reading Lack of Output from Van Halen
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’?
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