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Author Archive: Todd 'ToddStar' Jolicoeur

ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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10 Quick Ones with ALAN SACHA LASKOW of EVERY HOUR KILLS – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with ALAN SACHA LASKOW of EVERY HOUR KILLS – June 2018

| 21 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Progressive Metal band EVERY HOUR KILLS has released a new single, “Illusorian,” off of their upcoming EP, Fragile Machine. Originally premiered on Gear Gods, “Illusorian” features Andrew Ivashchenko (Shokran) and Mattias IA Eklundh.  The new EP titled Fragile Machine to be released on July 6th, 2018, explores the questions of what comes next in human evolution. What […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE AMORETTES – Born To Break

MUSIC REVIEW: THE AMORETTES – Born To Break

| 20 June 2018 | Reply

Label: Steamhammer / SPV Release Date: April 6, 2018 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The Amorettes have released a new disc… who am I kidding, I had never heard of them until this disc came out, but I am so glad I know who they are now.  This twelve track disc has been […]

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LIVE: BAD WOLVES – June 8, 2018

LIVE: BAD WOLVES – June 8, 2018

| 20 June 2018 | Reply

Venue: The Machine Shop City: Flint, MI Date: June 8, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Mirak Habbiyyieh ” order_by=”pid” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] BAD WOLVES LINKS: OFFICIAL SITE FACEBOOK TWITTER

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10 Quick Ones with PETER KNORN of FARGO – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with PETER KNORN of FARGO – June 2018

| 20 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Things might have turned out differently. For example if Peter ´Fargo-Pedda` Knorn hadn’t written a book about his life as a musician, band manager and label boss, bringing back  memories of his first band Fargo. The group, that’s the conclusion following the publication of ‘Bis hierhin und so weiter, […]

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INTERVIEW: DEEN CASTRONOVO of THE DEAD DAISIES – June 2018

INTERVIEW: DEEN CASTRONOVO of THE DEAD DAISIES – June 2018

| 17 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “THE DEAD DAISIES just shot a music video for the band’s next single “DEAD AND GONE” at Black Box Music (Rammstein, 30 Seconds To Mars, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson) in Berlin.  Their album BURN IT DOWN has entered the charts around the world! Led by a #6 in the US Billboard Heatseekers Chart, #10 in the […]

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LIVE: THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – June 12, 2018

LIVE: THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – June 12, 2018

| 16 June 2018 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: June 12, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Thirty Seconds To Mars is touring America supporting their latest disc… America.  Jared and Shannon Leto recruited a great set of opening bands to kick each performance off, including their show this week in Detroit.  […]

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INTERVIEW: RICKY PHILLIPS of STYX – June 2018

INTERVIEW: RICKY PHILLIPS of STYX – June 2018

| 16 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “STYX is giving their loyal fans a new release in July. The highly anticipated reissue of their critically acclaimed first new studio album in 14 years, THE MISSION, on July 27 via Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. The two-disc package will include a CD of the original album, as well as a Blu-ray […]

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10 Quick Ones with FAREWELL TO FEAR – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with FAREWELL TO FEAR – June 2018

| 15 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Farewell to Fear released their new album, entitled Voices. The album is available through Pavement Entertainment and can be downloaded and streamed digitally, as well as purchased in select independent record stores. Farewell to Fear was born out of the huge black hole that mainstream rock radio left during the absence of […]

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LIVE: POISON – June 8, 2018

LIVE: POISON – June 8, 2018

| 13 June 2018 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: June 8, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Not many bands roll through town on a summer tour that blow me away with a lineup, but when Poison’s Nothin’ But A Good Time Tour 2018 hit Detroit, I couldn’t wait to see three […]

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INTERVIEW: RIKKI ROCKETT of POISON – June 2018

INTERVIEW: RIKKI ROCKETT of POISON – June 2018

| 12 June 2018 | Reply

What’s better than checking out Poison on a Friday night in Detroit?  Getting up Saturday morning afterward and chatting with none other than Poison drummer Rikki Rockett.  After a killer show at Pine Knob (DTE Energy Music Theatre), the band moved on to Chicago and I headed home.  The next morning, I waited for Rikki […]

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10 Quick Ones with DAN MARAZITA of MY SECRET CIRCUS – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with DAN MARAZITA of MY SECRET CIRCUS – June 2018

| 12 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “My Secret Circus (MSC) mesh together Alt’ metal, rhythm and catchy vocals to create a distinctive sound. Taking you on a ride of energetic anthems, this Melbourne, Australia rap/rock outfit are now about to launch their new music to the world. The forth-coming recorded music has been a work in […]

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10 Quick Ones with MARTY CASEY – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with MARTY CASEY – June 2018

| 12 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Since the time Marty Casey shot to fame as a runner­up on hit CBS reality TV show Rockstar: INXS, his brand of rock ‘n roll has been ever­ evolving. Former L.A. Guns bandmate Tracii Guns describes Marty as “a charismatic front man with a golden voice, incredible drive and impeccable songwriting skills,” Marty’s long […]

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10 Quick Ones with ALEX LEHNEIS of GLASS LUNGS – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with ALEX LEHNEIS of GLASS LUNGS – June 2018

| 12 June 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Glass Lungs are set to release their debut, Impermanence independently on June 29th.   The album was recorded alongside producers Mike Watts and Frank Mitaritonna (The Dear Hunter, Glassjaw, Hail The Sun). The album will be available for pre-order shortly! Glass Lungs is a band from Brooklyn, New York that blends indie and post-rock with celestial guitar […]

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10 Quick Ones with SKYND – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with SKYND – June 2018

According to a recent press release: “Electronic infused industrial duo SKYND have released their debut track “Elisa Lam.” Accompanying the song is the unnerving and eerie video, which was created and directed by TallyHo! The video premiered via Cryptic Rock. The video depicts the real life tragic and mysterious events of the ill-fated night in 2013 in which Elisa Lam was found […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: FM – Atomic Generation

MUSIC REVIEW: FM – Atomic Generation

Label: Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release Date: March 30, 2018 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur FM has done it again – their knack of releasing great melodic rock is better than most bands that are pigeon-holed into that genre.  Disc opener “Black Magic” kicks the doors open on this disc, and the combination of […]

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INTERVIEW: JOHN CORABI of THE DEAD DAISIES – June 2018

INTERVIEW: JOHN CORABI of THE DEAD DAISIES – June 2018

According to a recent press release: “THE DEAD DAISIES are returning to North America!  After a Sold-Out Tour across the UK & Europe, the band are looking forward to rocking out with their US & Canadian fans! Their current single “RISE UP” is climbing the US-Active Rock Charts and being used extensively in NASCAR promotional […]

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LIVE: BEHEMOTH – May 27, 2018

LIVE: BEHEMOTH – May 27, 2018

Venue: Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill City: Sterling Heights, MI Date: May 27, 2018 Photographs by: Mirak Habbiyyieh ” order_by=”pid” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] BEHEMOTH LINKS: OFFICIAL SITE FACEBOOK TWITTER

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10 Quick Ones with DIAMANTE – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with DIAMANTE – June 2018

According to a recent press release: “Diamonds are like artists; no two should be alike. Enter Diamante. With iridescent sapphire hair, a show-stopping voice, runway-ready fashion swagger, and an empowering message, the Boston-raised and Los Angeles-based Mexican-Italian-American sonic heroine brings a new (and blue) fire to rock and alternative music. Serendipitously, her name might as well have […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: GODSMACK – When Legends Rise

MUSIC REVIEW: GODSMACK – When Legends Rise

Label: BMG Release Date: April 27, 2018 Rating: 10/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Godsmack is a great band that has been in my collection and on my radar since the release of their major label debut disc back in 1998.  Having listened to (and picking up a copy) of each of their releases, I was […]

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LIVE: JOHN WAITE – May 26, 2018

LIVE: JOHN WAITE – May 26, 2018

Venue: Lexington Village Theater City: Lexington, MI Date: May 26, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Not many artists can claim hits with various bands, supergroups, and as a solo artist, but John Waite can.  A storied career with The Baby’s, a #1 single with Bad English, as well as a smash #1 solo […]

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