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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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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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10 Quick Ones with NICK DEES of HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with NICK DEES of HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD – June 2018

According to a recent press release: “Houston, TX Rock Band HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD has released the official music video for the title track off of their 2016 released EP, Save Me. Directed, Filmed, and Edited by Blake Ralston at Out of Mind Imaginations, “Save Me” introduces fans to HOH’s unique live experience in advance of their tour run with The Bunny The […]

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10 Quick Ones with THE COLOUR YOU – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with THE COLOUR YOU – June 2018

According to a recent press release: “Alternative Rock Band THE COLOUR YOU has released the official music video for their single, “Set Me Free.” Originally premiered on Alternative Press Facebook Live, “Set Me Free” was filmed and directed by Sidney Lee Lopez. The Colour You is an American rock band from Baton Rouge, LA. Formed in 2016, TCY puts […]

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LIVE: SEVENDUST – May 27, 2018

LIVE: SEVENDUST – May 27, 2018

Venue: The International City: Knoxville, TN Date: May 27, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (http://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Sevendust is at a career high after the recent release of their latest album in May called All I See Is War, bringing their recent tour to The International. The show began with Madame Mayhem, who belted catchy songs with an […]

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10 Quick Ones with THE BEAST OF NOD – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with THE BEAST OF NOD – June 2018

According to a recent press release: “Intergalactic Death Metal Band THE BEAST OF NOD has released their debut album, VAMPIRA: DISCIPLE OF CHAOS with an accompanying comic book for fans of Sci Fi and vicious metal. To showcase the Boston based group’s unique style and musical vision, they’ve also released a lyric video for the single “Behold! … But […]

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10 Quick Ones with CHARLY – June 2018

10 Quick Ones with CHARLY – June 2018

We get singer / songwriter / guitarist Charly to discuss new music, influences, and more in our 10 Quick Ones… 1. Tell us a little about your latest release Awareness.  What was the driving force behind the songs you composed for this EP? Awareness underlines the moment I realized my songs could be about something else, something bigger […]

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INTERVIEW: CARLTON “BUBBA” McMICHAEL – May 2018

INTERVIEW: CARLTON “BUBBA” McMICHAEL – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “Richmond, Virginia-based rockers Red Reign are ready to unveil a brand new video, for one of the standout tracks from their self-titled EP – “Red Reign.” Specializing in a sound that recalls vintage rock and metal acts of the mid to late 80’s, the striking video and rocking song are a perfect representation […]

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