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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 BERNARD-P. BOYER of HERE ARE THE LIONS – August 2018

10 Quick Ones with BERNARD-P. BOYER of HERE ARE THE LIONS – August 2018

| 7 August 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Emerging music group, Here Are The Lions, just recently released a new single, “Unsatisfied”. HATL is a unique combination of electronic, alternative rock and urban groove music. Additionally, their music has global influences from UK pop and rock to American R&B and rap, from European electronica to Asian pop.”  We get […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: LORDS OF ACID – Pretty In Kink

MUSIC REVIEW: LORDS OF ACID – Pretty In Kink

| 7 August 2018 | Reply

Label: Metropolis Records Release Date: May 18, 2018 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur On their latest – and 6th studio offering – Lords of Acid have demonstrated that they stick to what they love, what they know, and they can be consistent disc after disc.  Disc opener “Break Me” comes pushing through the […]

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INTERVIEW: CHRIS MOTIONLESS of MOTIONLESS IN WHITE – July 2018

INTERVIEW: CHRIS MOTIONLESS of MOTIONLESS IN WHITE – July 2018

| 7 August 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW BY: RACHEL CRAIG Vans Warped Tour, July 30 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Motionless In White is currently playing on the final full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour, and they have been a huge supporter of the tour’s impact on the music industry since they first started playing it in their […]

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10 Quick Ones with JÜRGEN BREFORTH of MAD MAX – August 2018

10 Quick Ones with JÜRGEN BREFORTH of MAD MAX – August 2018

| 7 August 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “The first single “Beat Of The Heart” stands out among the eleven songs on the forthcoming album 35 for a number of reasons. On one hand the track could be described as the 2018 successor of Mad Max’s most important hit “Night Of Passion,” and on the other hand the band members have made their longstanding dream […]

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10 Quick Ones with KEVIN AMANN of BURN RIVER BURN – August 2018

10 Quick Ones with KEVIN AMANN of BURN RIVER BURN – August 2018

| 3 August 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Pavement Entertainment partners with hard rock band Burn River Burn for the release of their Neüstonia album, available for purchasing and streaming. The album appeals to fans of classic hard rock to grunge. The band aims to produce a sound they define as “next level heavy rock,” meaning “crushing riffs, soaring vocals, steam train like […]

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10 Quick Ones with NICK PALMA of ANOTHER DAY’s ARMOR Armor – August 2018

10 Quick Ones with NICK PALMA of ANOTHER DAY’s ARMOR Armor – August 2018

| 3 August 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Another Day’s Armor is a Rock / Alternative Metal band from New York. Combining the huge, mainstream sound of arena rock with borderline metal instrumental work, the band started to create a buzz for themselves with debut singles “Reflections” and “Simple As Sin.” Coming off the momentum of the […]

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10 Quick Ones with DAVID WILLIE of IRONCORE RESISTANCE – July 2018

10 Quick Ones with DAVID WILLIE of IRONCORE RESISTANCE – July 2018

| 28 July 2018 | Reply

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard fans might find? Our latest release is our 3rd album release ever and the first […]

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INTERVIEW: THE WORLD OVER – July 2018

INTERVIEW: THE WORLD OVER – July 2018

| 27 July 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW BY: RACHEL CRAIG The World Over stopped by Knoxville for the first time during their Warped Afterparty Tour to perform well-loved favorites from their Mountains EP, along with brand new songs from their upcoming album. Inviolate from Atlanta provided support for the show (including front woman Kadria’s stunning sword-balancing routine), along with Knoxville’s own […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: SHINEDOWN – Attention Attention

MUSIC REVIEW: SHINEDOWN – Attention Attention

| 26 July 2018 | Reply

Label: Atlantic Records Release Date: May 4, 2018 Rating: 10/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur On their sixth release, Shinedown has taken their game to the next level.  On Attention Attention, they have created a disc full of songs that weave together to create a theme and vibe, but also stand alone as strong tracks that […]

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LIVE: GODSMACK / SHINEDOWN – July 22, 2018

LIVE: GODSMACK / SHINEDOWN – July 22, 2018

| 25 July 2018 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: July 22, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) When Shinedown and Godsmack announced a co-headlining tour to promote both bands latest releases, everybody that knows rock and roll knew this would be one of the biggest tours of the summer.  When the DTE date […]

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LIVE: LINDSEY STIRLING – July 13, 2018

LIVE: LINDSEY STIRLING – July 13, 2018

| 25 July 2018 | Reply

Venue: Ruoff Music Center City: Noblesville, IN Date: July 13, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (www.jeffrey-everett.com) This was my first Lindsey Stirling concert and I went in with knowing a bit of her background and that she played the violin. We sprung for one of the VIP tickets which included a question and answer […]

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INTERVIEW: RICH ROBINSON of MAGPIE SALUTE – July 2018

INTERVIEW: RICH ROBINSON of MAGPIE SALUTE – July 2018

| 23 July 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “THE MAGPIE SALUTE-featuring three former members from the now-defunct The Black Crowes (Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien)-will release their debut studio album HIGH WATER I on Friday, August 10 and hit the road this summer in its support, stopping locally in DETROIT on SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 at […]

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10 Quick Ones with ADRIAN GALYSH – July 2018

10 Quick Ones with ADRIAN GALYSH – July 2018

| 23 July 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Rock Guitar virtuoso ADRIAN GALYSH has revealed the first single, “So Close… So Far,” off of his upcoming Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition. Due out July 10, 2018, Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition will include completely re-recorded tracks, the remastered original record, and bonus live tracks.” We get Adrian to discuss new music, influences, and more […]

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10 Quick Ones with ADAM RAMEY of DROPOUT KINGS – July 2018

10 Quick Ones with ADAM RAMEY of DROPOUT KINGS – July 2018

| 23 July 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Just a few weeks ago, the Arizona-based six pack DROPOUT KINGS released the single “Scratch&Claw”of their debut album AudioDope which will be released on August 10 via Napalm Records.” We get Adam to discuss new music, influences, and more in our 10 Quick Ones… 1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan […]

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10 Quick Ones with KEITH ANSELMO of AKADIA – July 2018

10 Quick Ones with KEITH ANSELMO of AKADIA – July 2018

| 23 July 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Louisiana based rockers AKADIA have announced summer show dates that will take them through several venues this summer in support of their new single “Turn Away.” Akadia will kick off the tour at the Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival in Mansfield Ohio July 13-15 with Akadia burning up the stage on July 14 at 1:30 pm. An official […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: MY INDIGO – My Indigo

MUSIC REVIEW: MY INDIGO – My Indigo

| 17 July 2018 | Reply

Label: Indigo Music under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management GmbH Release Date: April 20, 2018 Rating: 9.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur As a huge fan of Within Temptation, I was floored to hear about this release from Sharon den Adel and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  From the first time I put […]

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INTERVIEW: SHANNON LARKIN of GODSMACK – July 2018

INTERVIEW: SHANNON LARKIN of GODSMACK – July 2018

| 17 July 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “This summer, rock fans across the country should be prepared to be rocked hard when the GODSMACK/SHINEDOWN co-headlining tour comes their way. Produced by Live Nation, the six-week outdoor amphitheater tour stops locally in DETROIT on SUNDAY, JULY 22 at DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE. The two multi-platinum rock groups are touring in support of their new […]

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INTERVIEW: JON SPENCER – July 2018

INTERVIEW: JON SPENCER – July 2018

| 13 July 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “JON SPENCER, THE BLUES EXPLOSION MAN who put the BELLBOTTOMS on BABY DRIVER! The Top Cat who spread the Secret Sauce in BOSS HOG! The Rockabilly Right-Hook from Heavyweight Outlaws HEAVY TRASH! The Swank-Fucking Master of PUSSY GALORE! Jon Spencer is back! Often imitated, never duplicated, the original NYC underground-rock legend returns from […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE MELVINS – Pinkus Abortion Technician

MUSIC REVIEW: THE MELVINS – Pinkus Abortion Technician

| 11 July 2018 | Reply

Label: Ipecac Recordings Release Date: April 20, 2018 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The Melvins have always found a way to stand out in the musical crowd, whether releasing solo style album ala KISS, or incorporating a multitude of guitarists or drummers on different releases.  On their 27th studio album – Pinkus Abortion […]

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9 Quick Ones with SAM HARMON of VOID VATOR – July 2018

9 Quick Ones with SAM HARMON of VOID VATOR – July 2018

| 10 July 2018 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Los Angeles, CA based heavy metal rock band VOID VATOR has announced their SOUTHWEST 2018 TOUR. Launching July 19th in Las Vegas, the tour will wind through Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico before winding down Phoenix on July 28th. The band has also released the official music video for “Until it’s Gone,” […]

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