I spent a lot of quality time with Bloodgood in the late 1980s. It was around the time that Stryper rose to fame and Christian metal exploded as a subgenre on labels like Frontline Records.
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Boston is back for one of its rare forays into new music. Only, this time — despite the typical years-long wait — Tom Scholz included some polished up previously released stuff, as well.
Keith Jarrett on guitar? Yes, Keith Jarrett on guitar, as well as bass and drums. Also, Black Sabbath back on stage with Ozzy Osbourne. Which one do you think has more overdubs?
Since the death of vocalist Ray Gillen and the end of Badlands, we haven’t heard much from Jake E. Lee.
Ugly Kid Joe very likely doomed their career with the way they came on to the scene. First there was the name, a jab at second- or third-tier hair metal act Pretty Boy Floyd.
I’ll make a confession at the top of this review that will invalidate my opinion in the eyes of many Nightwish fans, but I didn’t really like the band with Tarja Turunen.
I’m not sure that this shouldn’t be a WTF Wednesday entry instead of a One Track Mind, but Alestorm has a long and sordid history of strange cover songs.
I was a big fan of Soil’s breakthrough 2001 album Scars, with its infectious hit “Halo.” As much as I liked that record, though, the band seemed to fade quickly for me.
Motorhead gears back up, while a series of favorite acts get the splashy reissue treatment. It is, in fact, a huge week for reexaminations of classic rock recordings.
Paul McCartney is sounding as Paul McCartney as ever, making for an infectious return to rock after years away. Lonnie Smith is also tracing his own roots, only in this case it’s soul-lifting organ jazz.