INTERVIEW: Part II with Arjen Lucassen on Ayreon, Rock Operas, Vin Diesel, and Star Trek

Ghost Cult scribe Lorraine Lysen caught up with the great Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon for a wide-ranging interview a few months ago. They chatted about The Electric Castle Live project, the visuals of Ayreon Universe live, working with John de Lancie, rock operas, concept albums, Vin Diesel, Star Trek TNG, upcoming new music, and much more. 
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INTERVIEW: Arjen Lucassen on Ayreon, Past, Present, and Future – Part 1

Ghost Cult scribe Lorraine Lysen caught up with the great Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon for a wide-ranging interview a few months ago. They chatted about The Electric Castle Live project, his entire career, upcoming new music, and much more.  Continue reading

Pearl Jam to Release The “Art of Do The Evolution” Collaboration with Comics Legend Todd MacFarlane

Twenty-two years after legendary rock band Pearl Jam debuted their Grammy Award-nominated “Do The Evolution” music video, the band will release a behind the scenes arrt book, Pearl Jam: Art of Do The Evolution, with exclusive content created for the video by Todd McFarlane, Kevin Altieri, and Pearl Jam this October from IDW Publishing. The message of the art and the resulting video speaks volumes all these years later, especially the social and environmental messages the band promoted with its Yield album and tour. Directed by visionary comics legend Todd McFarlane (Spawn) and veteran animator Kevin Altieri (Batman: The Animated Series), this achievement in animation told a graphic and dark history of the world in four gripping minutes and is widely considered one of the best music videos of all time. The book will retail for $39.99 US / $53.99 CAN and will be a 200-page, full-color hardcover book, coming in  12” x 9″, perfect for your coffee table or Rock den! Continue reading

Watch Pearl Jam’s New Video – “Retrograde”

Legendary rockers Pearl Jam have shared their new video “Retrograde” The track comes from their new album, their eleventh, Gigaton out now via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records/Universal Music Group (read our review here). The new PJ album is their first since 2013s acclaimed Lightning Bolt, released on 2013. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Pearl Jam – Gigaton

The inevitable march towards environmental destruction and a certain perma-tanned incumbent of The White House have lit a spark under Pearl Jam, in part inspiring new album Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records). “The lengths we had to go to then, to find a place Trump hadn’t fucked up yet” Eddie Vedder spits on ‘Quick Escape’, a moody, mid-paced rocker about an environmentally ravaged future. The restrained and subtle power of ‘Seven O’Clock’ is another reaction to modern America, saying that now is not the time for despondency given the situation and “sitting bullshit as our sitting president”. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: March 27th New Music Releases

Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ozzy Osbourne – Ordinary Man

If there’s one name in the annals of rock history known to absolutely everyone, it’s Ozzy Osbourne. It doesn’t matter if you know him from his time with Black Sabbath, his solo career, his reality TV series, his wife, the bat story, or any of the other utterly insane stories which usually start with the excessive consumption of alcohol, or use of illegal substances. The fact is you know the name, you know the face, and you know the legend. Continue reading

Listen to Pearl Jam’s New Single “Superblood Wolfmoon”

Legendary rockers Pearl Jam have shared their new single ‘Superblood Wolfmoon’. The track comes from their forthcoming new album, their eleventh, Gigaton due out on March 27 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records in the U.S. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. The new PJ album is their first since 2013s acclaimed Lightning Bolt, released on 2013. Continue reading