My Diligence – Sun Rose

I love a good ‘first person possessive adjective’ band name. My Chemical Romance, My Vitriol, My Dying Bride…it suggests a dark drama within. My Diligence doesn’t get the juices flowing in quite the same fashion, but the rampant category-defying experience this Brussels collective provides is anything but weary drudge. Continue reading

Superfjord – All Will Be Golden

Finnish Prog Rock merchants Superfjord have the kind of name that should cement immediate status as cult legends. Somewhat marvelously, they also sound as if the last forty-five years have never happened. The powerful resonance of the music they produce has, incredibly, seen the band embraced by BBC Music, and second album All Will Be Golden (Svart) could leave the average rocker wondering if this is finally an avenue into awards that have previously excluded our genres. Continue reading

Von Hertzen Brothers – War Is Over

The Von Hertzen Brothers have been much covered and much admired across the digital pages of our humble vehicle, in particular, the excellent New Day Rising (Spinefarm). Two years on, and they’re back with the very ambitious War Is Over (Music Theories/Mascot), which further evidences their classic and prog rock sensibilities, and ability to combine them into sumptuous whole pieces. Continue reading

The Third Annual Ride for Ronnie: Live At Harley-Davidson of Glendale, California

 

Eddie Money, by Meg Loyal Photography

 

The Third Annual “Ride For Ronnie” Motorcycle Rally and Concert took place earlier last month and raised $40,000 for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Attended by motorcycle enthusiasts and rockers by equal measure; bikers, bands, and fans young and old represented to raise money in memory for late heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio  of  Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell, and Rainbow fame, who passed away from Gastric Cancer in 2010. Continue reading

The Jimmy Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced Album Turns 50

Fifty years ago this week, The Jimmy Hendrix Experience exploded on the scene with the release of their début album Are You Experienced (Track Records), and changed music forever. A critical and commercial success at the time, the album stands today as one of the most innovative and enduring records ever released, with a musical shadow that is still inspiring new guitar players today across every genre of music. Continue reading

Peal Jam, Tupac Shakur, Yes, Joan Baez And More Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

 

Last night the Rock N And Roll Hall Of Fame held their annual Induction Ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Among the inductees were Peal Jam, Tupac Shakur, Yes, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Nile Rogers, and Journey with Steve Perry. Geddy Lee of Rush inducted Yes and played with the band in place of Chris Squire who died in 2016. The event also included a special tribute to Prince by Lenny Kravitz, tributes to Chuck Berry by ELO, Shakur, who died in 1996 and the all-star jam. Watch some videos below from the ceremony! Continue reading

2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez and Tupac Shakur


Photo by Trebmal Photography

The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been revealed. Continue reading