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Fred Phillips’ Best of 2015 (Hard Rock + Metal): Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Queensryche

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2015 (Hard Rock + Metal): Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Queensryche

Picking a Best of 2015 list wasn’t easy. A few albums were outstanding, but I sometimes had a hard time finding new music that connected.

Iron Maiden – Book of Souls (2015)

Iron Maiden – Book of Souls (2015)

‘Book of Souls’ is a good by comparison to recent Iron Maiden efforts, but within the context of their entire catalog, it’s mediocre at best.

Songs about Phone Numbers by Tommy Tutone, the B-52’s, Steely Dan + others: Gimme Five

Songs about Phone Numbers by Tommy Tutone, the B-52’s, Steely Dan + others: Gimme Five

Remembering those times when Steely Dan, Tommy Tutone, the B-52’s and others dialed up some phone number-focused rock songs.

Iron Maiden, “Speed of Light” from Book of Souls (2015): One Track Mind

Iron Maiden, “Speed of Light” from Book of Souls (2015): One Track Mind

Unfortunately, I’m not hearing the energy and power of classic Iron Maiden. It can be done, though. Judas Priest proved that last year.

Iron Maiden’s 1988 masterpiece Seventh Son of a Seventh Son changed everything

Iron Maiden’s 1988 masterpiece Seventh Son of a Seventh Son changed everything

‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son,’ released on April 11, 1988, started a journey. Iron Maiden is now a part of me, and I am a part of what’s kept them around.

Gimme Five: Replacement metal vocalists who worked, from Ronnie James Dio to Bruce Dickinson

Recent discussions about the current Queensryche debacle have me thinking about what happens when bands implode, tempers flare and members are either fired or take their ball and go home.

New Music Monday: Cowboy Junkies, Papa Grows Funk, Steve Lehman, Tommy Bolin

Monday morning offers another chance to dig into the bounty of new music scheduled for release this week, a list topped by Cowboy Junkies, Justin Townes Earle, Papa Grows Funk, Steve Lehman and Tommy Bolin.

Various artists – Welcome to the Nightmare: An All-Star Salute to Alice Cooper (2012)

Originally released as Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper on Deadline Records in 1998, this collection of covers has recently gotten a repackaging from Cleopatra Records with a few extra tunes

Half Notes: Bruce Dickinson – Tyranny of Souls (2005)

by Tom Johnson It’s hard to believe that, in 2005, the voice of Iron Maiden was still able to pull it off. More than 20 years after joining Maiden in the wake of Paul Di’Anno’s dismissal, Dickinson was still the “air-raid siren” he had been back then — his voice hardly showing any age except for in the very highestRead More

Iron Maiden – Death On The Road (2006)

It took a while before Iron Maiden’s Death on the Road finally appeared — having been pulled at the last minute due to some kind of catastrophic pressing errors on the discs. Iron Maiden fans who wanted this thing waited and waited, patiently enduring month after silent month of absolutely no word at all. At times, it seemed as ifRead More