I worried going into Sweet and Lynch’s ‘Only to Rise’ about the way Michael Sweet and George Lynch would mesh. I shouldn’t have.
Articles by: Fred Phillips
ARO is light years away from the squawky, attention-hungry hot messes that Aimee Osbourne’s sister Kelly has unleashed on the music world.
Judas Priest’s ‘British Steel’ and ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ get the praise, but a new reissue of ‘Defenders of the Faith’ shows it’s their equal.
Jackson Taylor’s ‘Cantina del Diablo’ reminds us that underneath the fun-loving, boozy persona we often see, there’s a damned good songwriter.
This entirely unexpected Meghan Trainor cover doesn’t display the maturity of Bob Wayne’s last album. But it’s a fun and funny few minutes.
Sure, Marilyn Manson has a new record out, and we plan to get to it eventually. But first let’s recognize just how good ‘Mechanical Animals’ was.
Jamey Johnson has released his first new non-holiday song since ending a prolonged dispute with Mercury and launching his own label.
A new Circle II Circle release whets my appetite for this summer’s Wacken, which will be headlined by the reunited Savatage.
This previously unheard song from former Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott proves to be a bittersweet listen.
Bob Wayne, Sturgill Simpson, Whiskey Myers and Whitey Morgan are included in Fred Phillips’ Best of 2014 list for country and Southern rock.