Warrant – Hitting “Louder Harder Faster”

Warrant – Hitting “Louder Harder Faster”

If you’re any kind of rocker you’ve probably sung the words ‘’She’s my Cherry Pie…” many times over the years, some times even when completely unnecessary.  Warrant’s second studio album by the same name of the hit single rocketed up the charts and made the band pretty famous, until the grunge scene took over the […]

House of Lords – Saint of the Lost Souls

House of Lords – Saint of the Lost Souls

House of Lords Wins with Saint of the Lost Souls House of Lords 11th album pays homage to their days of old with heavy synth and keyboards surrounding the famed sound of guitarist Jimi Bell.  The album, “Saint of the Lost Souls,” starts off with mid-tempo power ballads making you wonder if they’ve lost their […]

Anthony Cullins Featured at The Thunderbird Sessions

Anthony Cullins Featured at The Thunderbird Sessions

16-year-old Anthony Cullins (a.k.a. The Fallbrook Kid) is just now able to drive a car by himself, but he’s been driving the hearts (and ears) of Southern Californians for almost his entire life!   Hmm…I wonder if that’s why the title of his first solo album is “Hittin’ All Cylinders”…or was is that just coincidence?  Either […]

Maps To The Hollywood Scars Volume One Is Rock-Incarnate

Maps To The Hollywood Scars Volume One Is Rock-Incarnate

I keep hearing Rock is dead, and then I hear music like this and call BULL!  Rock is alive and well, and Maps To The Hollywood Scars’ first EP, Volume One, gives you just that.  From moment one, that crunchy guitar and steady rock beat makes your toe start tapping and you chin to start […]

Helion Prime Isn’t Just A Planet Anymore, it’s a Galaxy of Rock

Helion Prime Isn’t Just A Planet Anymore, it’s a Galaxy of Rock

After debuting what some regard as the “Best debut albums of recent years,” Helion Prime is back with a new female lead and some more sci-fi power metal.  Following the departure of Heather Michele, Kayla Dixon was recruited for this new album, and hopefully future albums to come.  “Her charm and talent will no doubt […]

The Thunderbird Sessions

The Thunderbird Sessions

Oceanside is home to something you don’t see just everywhere in Southern California…and analog recording studio!  Thunderbird Analog Studios is located on Freeman St. in the heart of Oceanside and carries with it a considerable history.  This, owner Thomas Yearsley proudly claims, is the fourth location for this historic studio.  Walking in, you can just […]

Stephen Pearcy Returns After 7-Year Hiatus

Stephen Pearcy Returns After 7-Year Hiatus

Southern California’s own Stephen Pearcy has finally returned after a 7-year hiatus.  The RATT founder/singer is back with another solo album that definitely is his best one to date.  Smash, available now for purchase, is about as close as Pearcy has gotten to his former RATT days.   With a heavier sound and more of that […]

Kelly McGarry Presents YYZed at House of Blues San Diego

Kelly McGarry Presents YYZed at House of Blues San Diego

The night was a Tributonathon!  Is that a word?  If not, it surely describes February 10th at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA.  That night, we heard the music of Rush, Rage Against the Machine, Foo Fighters, and a killer testament to…Testament!  Did you see what I did there? Well…you should’ve been there […]

Richie Sambora and Orianthi (RSO) Set The Tone At NAMM 20017

Richie Sambora and Orianthi (RSO) Set The Tone At NAMM 20017

NAMM 2017 saw many new and exciting unveils…but one that really got my blood pumping was Orianthi and Richie Sambora, who were set to perform the first night in the courtyard that connected the two hotels and the Anaheim Convention Center.  The wind was beginning to pick up, but that didn’t stop people from coming […]

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