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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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Green Day To Stream First Three Songs Of Tonight’s Nokia Music/AT&T Launch Event Live From Irving Plaza

Green Day To Stream First Three Songs Of Tonight’s Nokia Music/AT&T Launch Event Live From Irving Plaza

| 16 September 2012 | Reply

September 15th, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Reprise Records’ Green Day have announced that they will stream the first three songs of their concert at tonight’s Nokia Music / AT&T launch event live from Irving Plaza beginning at 10:00pm EST. The video stream will be available on the band’s Facebook page on a tab video powered […]

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN ASSUMES BASS DUTIES FOR TREMONTI ON UPCOMING TOUR

WOLFGANG VAN HALEN ASSUMES BASS DUTIES FOR TREMONTI ON UPCOMING TOUR

| 16 September 2012 | Reply

(September 13, 2012 – New York, NY) – Alter Bridge/Creed guitarist/songwriter, Mark Tremonti, is gearing up for his first ever tour with his band Tremonti in support of his debut solo release, All I Was.  Joining Mark on the tour are Eric Friedman on rhythm guitar, Garrett Whitlock on drums and just announced Wolfgang Van Halen […]

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DANKO JONES Announce Exclusive Competition in Connection with Release of New Album ‘Rock and Roll is Black and Blue’

DANKO JONES Announce Exclusive Competition in Connection with Release of New Album ‘Rock and Roll is Black and Blue’

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

DANKO JONES is set to release their latest effort, Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue, in Europe next/this week (and in the United States on October 9, 2012) and the band are giving fans the chance to win something very, very special. The album will be released in three formats – vinyl (of course!), super jewel […]

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Garbage Kicks Off Run Of U.S. Live Dates Tonight

Garbage Kicks Off Run Of U.S. Live Dates Tonight

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

Los Angeles, CA – September 14, 2012 – After months of extensive international touring, Garbage return to the United States tonight for a run of live dates in support of their highly acclaimed album, Not Your Kind of People, which the band released on May 22, 2012 on their STUNVOLUME record label. This run will also mark the start […]

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Decibel Premieres New LECHEROUS GAZE Song “War Woman”

Decibel Premieres New LECHEROUS GAZE Song “War Woman”

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

Oakland, California’s mighty LECHEROUS GAZE will release its debut full length album On the Skids on October 9 via Tee Pee Records. The follow up to the band’s celebrated, self-titled EP was recorded in Oakland’s Earhammer Studios (Ghoul, Saviours) and is an up-tempo firebomb of awesome riffage, wailing solos, ’70s fuzz tone guitar and grade-A, no-bullshit rock ‘n’ roll. Decibel brings heavy music fans […]

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COMPELLING HARD ROCKERS 10 YEARS TO EMBARK ON “CUTTING LIKE KNIVES” TOUR

COMPELLING HARD ROCKERS 10 YEARS TO EMBARK ON “CUTTING LIKE KNIVES” TOUR

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

(New York, NY) – Within weeks of the release of their new album, MINUS THE MACHINE, compelling hard rockers 10 Years are getting ready to hit the road again for an extensive headlining tour of the United States.  The “Cutting Like Knives” tour will feature support from The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and The Last Place You Look.  […]

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NIRE ALLDAI PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “HELLA BAD” ON VEVO TODAY

NIRE ALLDAI PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “HELLA BAD” ON VEVO TODAY

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

Los Angeles, CA —Virgin Records recording artist NiRé AllDai premiered her brand-new video for seductive dance track “Hella Bad” on VEVO TODAY, click here. Shot in AllDai’s hometown of Los Angeles, the vibrant, fiery performance video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis, who also lensed the eye-popping clip for AllDai’s previous single “Inside Out,” released earlier this year. “Hella […]

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The Festy Experience Hosted by The Infamous Stringdusters, Oct 5-7

The Festy Experience Hosted by The Infamous Stringdusters, Oct 5-7

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

The 2012 installment of The Festy Experience, the annual gathering in Nelson County, Virginia hosted by The Infamous Stringdusters and produced by Cereberus Productions and the Artist Farm, takes place October 5-7, 2012. With the 3rd annual event, The Festy continues to carve a unique and growing niche for itself, with a seamless and authentic integration of great music and outdoor […]

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blessthefall announces North American headline tour!

blessthefall announces North American headline tour!

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

blessthefall are excited to announce their North American headline tour.   The Nut Up or Shut Up Tour is presented by Peter Says Denim, with support from A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, and Skip The Foreplay. The globe-trotting metal warriors kick off their 22 date trek with a stop on the California Metalfest in San Bernardino, CA on November 24.   “We […]

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BLACKGUARD RELEASE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

BLACKGUARD RELEASE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

WHAT:      Canadian power metal band BLACKGUARD are proud to announce their return to Europe, supporting KAMELOT on their upcoming European tour beginning November 2nd in Eindhoven, Netherlands.See a full list of tour dates here. Vocalist Paul Zinay comments “We had a blast conquering North America with Kamelot and now it’s time to conquer some new territories. We are very honored that […]

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SINCLARITY INKS DEAL WITH DO IT RECORDS

SINCLARITY INKS DEAL WITH DO IT RECORDS

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

YORK, Penn. – Alt-rockers Sinclarity have inked a deal with New Zealand-based boutique label DO IT Records. “From my past experiences, I’ve always found it better to release records territory by territory,” said Sinclarity frontman Matt Holmes. “Label Director Paul Marshall has had a lot of success as an artist, promoter, and label exec in […]

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X102.9 Presents The 3rd Annual Big Ticket Fueled By Monster Energy, Sunday, December 2 In Jacksonville, FL; Festival Features Rise Against, Bush, Fun., Silversun Pickups & More

X102.9 Presents The 3rd Annual Big Ticket Fueled By Monster Energy, Sunday, December 2 In Jacksonville, FL; Festival Features Rise Against, Bush, Fun., Silversun Pickups & More

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

The Big Ticket has announced the lineup for the Sunday, December 2 music festival at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL. The Big Ticket will feature performances from Rise Against, Bush, Fun., Silversun Pickups, Of Monsters And Men, Anberlin, Grouplove, Imagine Dragons, Paper Tongues, Joy Formidable, Twenty One Pilots and more. Visit www.thebigticketfest.com for the most up-to-date festival information. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 at 10:00 AM ET at Ticketmaster.com, select Metro PCS stores. Tickets […]

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ShipRocked VIP Trip Giveaway From Monster Energy Launches Saturday, September 15; 10 Years & The Letter Black Added To Lineup

ShipRocked VIP Trip Giveaway From Monster Energy Launches Saturday, September 15; 10 Years & The Letter Black Added To Lineup

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

Monster Energy is giving away a VIP trip for two to the fourth annual ShipRocked, the ultimate rock music cruise vacation which sails from Fort Lauderdale, FL November 27 – December 1. To enter the sweepstakes, go to www.MonsterEnergy.com from Saturday, September 15 through Monday, October 8. The grand prize winner will receive a balcony cabin and VIP passes for two onboard the […]

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Huntress – Spell Eater

Huntress – Spell Eater

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: May 8, 2012 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar With a name like Huntress and a debut disc called Spell Eater, I hope you weren’t expecting the Donny and Marie Variety Hour. This disc is exactly what I expected, and more. You never know what to expect from a debut release […]

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Hardline – Danger Zone

Hardline – Danger Zone

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

Label: Frontiers Records Release Date: May 22, 2012 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar Do you miss the arena sound of great 80’s rock? God knows I do. Luckily, I don’t have to miss it too bad now that Hardline is back on the scene with their latest release, Danger Zone. Big guitars, bigger vocals, and […]

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God Forbid – Equilibrium

God Forbid – Equilibrium

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

Label: Victory Records Release Date: March 26, 2012 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar This is probably the hardest CD review I have ever done. How do you honestly critique songs written and performed by friends of yours? How do you openly discuss a CD in which you are mentioned in the liner notes… TWICE (BIG […]

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Foxy Shazam – The Church Of Rock And Roll

Foxy Shazam – The Church Of Rock And Roll

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

Label: I.R.S. Records Release Date: January 24, 2012 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar Any band that grabs a tour with The Darkness is good in my book. When you couple that with their newest release, you have a band that is seemingly on top of the world. These guys embraced their roots but really took […]

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Flying Colors – Flying Colors

Flying Colors – Flying Colors

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

Label: Mascot Label Group Release Date: March 26, 2012 Rating: 7/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar With this line-up of artists, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  Discovering this release is on a jazz label was even more misleading.  It is jazz, but infused with some killer rock riffs, drums, and arena style vocals.  The rock […]

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Fall From Grace – The Romance Years

Fall From Grace – The Romance Years

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

Label: Road 2 Hell Rekkids Release Date: January 12, 2012 Rating: 6/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar Every once in a while you see a band live that makes you walk over to the merch table and buy a CD or two.  When I saw Fall From Grace open for Eve 6 recently, I found myself talking […]

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Eye Empire – Impact

Eye Empire – Impact

| 15 September 2012 | Reply

Label: Vertusent Release Date: June 19, 2012 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: ToddStar I was really excited when these guys self-released the disc Moment of Impact last year. I wrote a review of that disc at that time and gave it 4-1/2 stars. All this extra material and new songs garners the same number of stars […]

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