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Chuck Mosley (Original Faith No More Frontman) Reintroduces himself at The Viper Room

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August 17th, 2016 - The Sunset Strip / West Hollywood, CA Review by Tony Santiago / Photos by Hollywood Rock Photographer Robert De Anda
Chuck Mosely, born and somewhat raised in Hollywood, California finally gets his chance to play the infamous Viper room. Playing music for over 40 years and selling millions of records in his lifetime does not phase Chuck nor does he let it slow him down or his musical ambitions. With over 30 dates left on his first solo tour in years, Chuck and co have paved out quite a lengthy tour schedule. I got a chance to meet up with him before the show at the Viper. I'll have an interview to post shortly. I could tell he was nervous but I could also tell he was pumped for the show. 
His tour is being totally self managed by Douglas Esper, his right hand man.  With the help of Douglas and a few new additions to the group, they pulled off an enjoyable evening of all the songs we love and remember. The newer songs had some kick and a nice bite to them as we…

Guitar God Marty Friedman returns to The Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood

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Saturday August 26th, 2017 - Photos by Hollywood Rock Photographer Robert De Anda
Marty Friedman graced us mere mortals with his presence on the Sunset Strip this past weekend, and brought The Fine Constant and Scale the Summit with him to treat us to a night of instrumental magic. 













Hemlock Rock the Roof off The Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood!

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The Whisky A Go Go - August 14, 2017. Photos by Hollywood Rock Photographer - Robert De Anda
More than twenty years after it's formation, Hemlock prove that they can still put on an awesome metal show.  The Las Vegas band hit the road again on their Skele-Tour with an impressive 48 show regional tour.  The show at the Whisky is a little over the halfway mark for the tour, however, based the the incredible energy the band brought on stage, you would never believe it.

Setlist: - Nobody Knows - No Time for Sorrow - Conniption Fit - Scam Artist - Becoming - To Submerge Another - Pipebomb - No $ No Love - Living in Fear - Desire to Kill - Obsession - All The Heroes Have Gone & Died - The Only Enemy - Revolution - Sour - Kill Your Children
Hemlock is: - Chad Smith - Vocals / Bass Guitar - James Gelber - Guitar / Backing Vocals - Jesse Akers - Guitar / Backing Vocals - Brian Smith - Drums















Foo Fighters - The Sky Is A Neighborhood

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The second track out now from the new album ‘Concrete and Gold’ coming 09.15.17 Video directed by Dave Grohl.

The boys in A7X are at it again - releasing a song and video of their version of The Beach Boys' 1966 classic hit, "God Only Knows."

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"Of all these new songs we've recorded, this one was the most difficult in terms of figuring out an arrangement.  Figuring out the middle vocal melodies was also challenging. We wanted to make the song a little darker by adding a flanger and some haunting vocal nuances. The Beach Boys have always been an influence, so it was fun to tackle this one from arguably the best album of all time, 'Pet Sounds.'"  - M. Shadows The release of the song marks their fifth addition to the continually-expanding album, "The Stage"

Hull-based Punk three piece Three Day Millionaires have revealed new single, 'Fakin It', listen now!

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An unforgiving punk rock track that takes you by the hand and doesn’t let go. No matter how much you scream! 

Commenting on the new material, front man Daniel Harrison says “Lyrically I just wanted to get the point across. I'm bored of watching bands get up on stage and play a half arsed set to a paying audience, accompanied with backing tracks. It's bullshit! It's embarrassing! It's something that we don't want to see in music. We should give the crowds the respect they deserve and keep the standards high. Why are bands scared to go on stage and hit a few wrong notes? Everything is becoming too 'clinical'! If bands would rather use auto tune and samples, then we've got a fucking problem.” 

Legendary MISFITS Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein to Join GWAR The Blood of Gods Tour; AS WE DIE Tour 2017 Dates Announced

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Beginning October 20 in Richmond, VA, Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will be joining "the Scumdogs of the Universe," GWAR, on The Blood of Gods Tour, along with Ghoul and U.S. Bastards, for 13 dates spanning the East Coast and Midwest up to the Sioux City, IA show November 4. DOYLE then continues his reign of terror with his AS WE DIE WORLD TOUR 2017 supporting the band's new album, As We Die, an EMP Label Group/ Monsterman Records release in stores or online at Doyle Official and EMP Merch. Picking up November 6 in Fargo, ND, the tour finishes up November 11 in Flint, MI (more dates to be announced).


GWAR The Blood of Gods Tour W/ Ghoul, Doyle and U.S. Bastards Dates:
10/20 @ The National - Richmond, VA
10/21 @ Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
10/22 @ Opera House - Toronto, ON *
10/23 @ Mr. Smalls - Millvale, PA
10/25 @ Arizona Petes - Greensboro, NC
10/26 @ Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
10/27 @ Toad’s Place - New Haven, CT
10/28 @ Palladium - Worce…

Ryan Quinn (The Voice) Pays Homage to Chris Cornell with Poignant Cover of "Say Hello to Heaven"

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Gifted Singer/Songwriter Ryan Quinn--The Voice Season 10--has released a video of his stirring rendition of the Temple of the Dog hit single "Say Hello to Heaven" in homage to the late Chris Cornell. Shot, recorded and edited by Frank Briggs in North Hollywood, CA, each layer of Quinn's stunning tribute was a complete take, including vocals, with no pitch correction or fixing.


Chris Cornell was the reason I started singing. I was absolutely devastated by his death. Since Chris had such a profound influence on my life, I wanted to figure out how I could honor his life and genius. This was my attempt at a 'thank you. - Ryan QuinnRyan Quinn is a singer/songwriter and Top 24 Finalist on Season 10 of NBC’s “The Voice" currently based in Los Angeles, CA. His debut EP, "Some Dream," was released in September 2016. "Some Dream" is available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, CDBaby, and Amazon. Ryan began his musical career as a drummer, but slowly shifted…

ALTER BRIDGE RELEASE LIVE VERSION OF "METALINGUS"

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With three more weeks to go until ALTER BRIDGE's long awaited album Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities (out on September 8th worldwide via Napalm Records) will finally be released, the band has released another live track from the upcoming 3-disc collection. The live version of one of the band’s most popular tracks, “Metalingus,” is available below. Fans who pre-order the digital version of the album will receive an instant download of the track as well. The digital version is available here: http://smarturl.it/LiveAtTheO2.


The studio version of the song "Metalingus" was originally recorded for ALTER BRIDGE's debut album One Day Remains. The song reached a whole new audience when it was selected as the official entrance theme of WWE superstar Edge back in 2004! Those years following, would have the song played weekly on television right up until the day he retired in 2011 and is still used every time he returns even until today.
Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities is avai…

VANS WARPED TOUR POMONA PART 2 BY AUBRIANNA CROUSE!

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One of the best parts of covering Warped Tour each year is that it is one of the few times I get to shoot along side my 16 year old daughter Aubrianna who has covered Warped for three years now, but 2017 she covered it all on her own and as her Father I could not be prouder to show off her work!! At 16 I was throwing rocks at trains and here is my awesome daughter killing it once again! Please enjoy her gallery!!!
ROMANCE & REBELLION













ANDY BLACK