This album is clearly better than anything the real Yes have produced in this millennium. What is your emotional reaction to the phrase ‘they are a tribute band’? Most would probably admit to an instinctive negative feeling. After all, where is the creativity in being a tribute band? Despite this stigma, the number and quality..
Ok, I need to start by saying I like Blues Pills a lot, the first two albums were both great in slightly different ways, and I was wowed when seeing them live in late 2018. But.....I have to confess to being curiously underwhelmed by some of this, their third slab of heavy psychedelic blues-rock. I..
PHOTO: Dana Grubb John Lodge - bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for The Moody Blues - recently released a new single called In These Crazy Times (Isolation mix). It’s available to download on Amazon, iTunes, and all usual streaming services. John recorded the track in his home studio in Florida and he performed vocals and guitar..
Nuclear Blast have welcomed back the prodigal sons Primal Fear after a 15-year break in partnership, and the first product of the renewed team speaks for itself. We have grabbed to opportunity for a short talk with band founder and heart – Ralf Scheepers. Ralf is a great, down-to-earth guy, even if he already owns..
And now for something a little different - Jet Jaguar is a relatively new band having formed in 2014 in Cancún, a city in the Mayan region of Mexico. The band’s name was chosen in homage to the Jaguar, a sacred animal for the Mayan people, and it is so obvious that the band is..
World acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian, (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion), one of the most significant keyboard players of the modern era, recently announced the release of his new solo album The Phoenix on the 18th September 2020, his first since 2011’s Oceana. Derek comments: "I truly feel that this is my best solo record to date. Simon and..
Generation Brainwashed is the fifteenth album by American rock legends Enuff Z’nuff in an often glittering career that began in Illinois way back in 1984. As seems to be the ever increasing pattern these days, the only remaining original member is singer and bassist Chip Z’nuff (Gregory Rybarski) with lead guitarist Tory Stoffregen being the..
It is a tough call and as ideas go, bringing the dead 'back to life' and not one to be taken lightly. Thanks to technological advancements being what they are - we have already seen holograms of artists ranging from Dio, Whitney Houston and Roy Orbison 'perform' on tours that travel the world and as..
There are many stars in rock that are known throughout the world, yet for every big name there must be a thousand other musicians equally as important but all working in the background to ensure that the music business actually runs succesfully. We can all name those who should be better known, and Mark Spiro..
Tokyo Motor Fist originally began life as a Frontiers Music project put together as a vehicle for the huge vocal talents of Ted Poley of Danger Danger fame and the mercurial licks of guitarist and producer Steve Brown of Trixter, and their eponymous debut in 2017 was a most impressive melodic rock masterpiece. They brought..