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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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NEWS: THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT Is Bringing The “Firepower” To The U.S. For A New Tour Dates

NEWS: THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT Is Bringing The “Firepower” To The U.S. For A New Tour Dates

| 27 July 2016 | Reply

“If Rock ‘n’ Roll is to be saved, or even needs saving, bands like this will lead the way…The band comes across as if they were spoon fed classic guitar rock since the day they were born, and the beauty is that they are 100% real – nothing slick, nothing corporate about them…organic…Yup, this is […]

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NEWS: EXTREME CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF CLASSIC ‘PORNOGRAFFITI’ ALBUM

NEWS: EXTREME CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF CLASSIC ‘PORNOGRAFFITI’ ALBUM

| 26 July 2016 | Reply

July 25, 2016 — Last year marked the 25th anniversary of Extreme’s classic multi-Platinum, Grammy® nominated PORNOGRAFFITTI, the definitive album of the band’s career. To mark the anniversary, PORNOGRAFFITTI LIVE 25 / METAL MELTDOWN will be released September 23 by the award-winning production company Rock Fuel Media in association with Loud & Proud Records as part of their four-part […]

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NEWS: NINA SIMONE film WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? To Be Released – September 2

NEWS: NINA SIMONE film WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? To Be Released – September 2

| 25 July 2016 | Reply

New York, NY (July 25, 2016)—Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Oscars®, Best Music Film at the 2016 Grammy Awards, and winning Best Documentary at the American Film Institute Awards in 2016, documentary film What Happened, Miss Simone? connected with critics and fans alike with its deep examination of the legendary Nina Simone.  […]

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CD REVIEW: KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – Generation Goodbye

CD REVIEW: KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – Generation Goodbye

| 22 July 2016 | Reply

Label: AFM Records Release Date: July 22, 2016 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur It’s always fun to discover a new band that has come across your desk or computer previously, but didn’t grab your attention.  Kissin’ Dynamite definitely grabbed my attention with their latest release, Generation Goodbye.  Disc opener and title track “Generation Goodbye” […]

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LIVE: GARBAGE – July 19, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: GARBAGE – July 19, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

| 22 July 2016 | Reply

Venue: The Mill & Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: July 19, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett It had been 20 years since Garbage came to Knoxville and their return was long overdue. Despite it being a Tuesday night, there was a large crowd and a weekend vibe. It was a diverse audience with […]

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NEWS: DEEP PURPLE Live At The NEC To Be Released On DVD, Digital Formats – August 26, 2016

NEWS: DEEP PURPLE Live At The NEC To Be Released On DVD, Digital Formats – August 26, 2016

| 22 July 2016 | Reply

New York, NY (July 21, 2016)—On September 14, 2002, hard rock pioneers Deep Purple took the stage for a landmark concert at the NEC in Birmingham, England to bid farewell to founding member and keyboard legend Jon Lord. On August 26, Eagle Rock Entertainment will deliver this very concert with the release of Live At The NEC on DVD and Digital formats […]

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CD REVIEW: SALIVA – Loves, Lies & Therapy

CD REVIEW: SALIVA – Loves, Lies & Therapy

| 22 July 2016 | Reply

Label: uMe Release Date: June 10, 2016 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Saliva is still out there touring and better yet, still recording.  The band has had changes in personnel over the years, but has settled into a certain sound and they have embraced it on their latest release.  “Trust” opens with the line […]

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CD REVIEW: KIDSONFIRE – KidsonFire

CD REVIEW: KIDSONFIRE – KidsonFire

| 21 July 2016 | Reply

Label: Independent Date: June 20, 2016 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Indie EP’s can go either way the minute you drop it into your CD player and hit go.  Lucky for me, the new EP from KidsonFire went the right way.  Opening track “Kids On Fire” kicks things off with attitude and fun […]

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INTERVIEW: JOE LOUIS WALKER, July 2016

INTERVIEW: JOE LOUIS WALKER, July 2016

| 20 July 2016 | Reply

Blues man Joe Louis Walker has been a mainstay on the Blue circuit for decades, and  he isn’t slowing down anytime soon as he is still out promoting his latest release, 2015’s Everybody Wants A Piece.  We were able to spend some time with Joe via the phone lately and had a killer conversation… Toddstar: […]

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NEWS: JOURNEY “Live In Manila” DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and Digital Formats – September 9, 2016

NEWS: JOURNEY “Live In Manila” DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and Digital Formats – September 9, 2016

| 19 July 2016 | Reply

New York, NY (July 19, 2016)— Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the release of Live In Manila from internationally beloved American band Journey on September 9, 2016.  Originally released on DVD in 2009, Journey Live In Manila is now being reissued in North America as a DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and digital formats, and is […]

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INTERVIEW: LOGAN RASKIN of The Raskins, July 2016

INTERVIEW: LOGAN RASKIN of The Raskins, July 2016

| 18 July 2016 | Reply

Two years ago I was able to speak with Logan Raskin just before The Raskins launched their debut release on the world and on the brink of an opening spot on the Motley Crüe tour.  Looking back on that conversation, I was excited to speak with Logan once again, as they drop their new single in […]

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LIVE: HEART wsg Cheap Trick – July 14, 2016 (Clarkston, MI)

LIVE: HEART wsg Cheap Trick – July 14, 2016 (Clarkston, MI)

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: July 14, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Back to back shows from legendary performers, and for tonight’s show it’s Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Heart on the Rock Hall Three For All with teh newly inducted Cheap Trick in tow.  Also on the […]

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LIVE: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES wsg Cheap Trick – July 13, 2016 (Mount Pleasant, MI)

LIVE: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES wsg Cheap Trick – July 13, 2016 (Mount Pleasant, MI)

| 16 July 2016 | Reply

Venue: Soaring Eagle Casino City: Mount Pleasant, MI Date: July 13, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) It’s gotta be a killer lineup to travel over two hours in the middle of the week to see a show these days.  That killer lineup was indeed in place when the Hollywood Vampires, led by […]

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INTERVIEW: DirtFest Organizer MATT DALTON – July 2016

INTERVIEW: DirtFest Organizer MATT DALTON – July 2016

| 13 July 2016 | Reply

Our own Mike Hubbard took the reins and interviewed Matt Dalton… Ever wonder about what it takes to put together a music festival?  I know I have, so I jumped on the opportunity to chat with Matt Dalton, co-owner of Metro 37 recording studio, and organizer of Dirt Fest, an annual hard rock/metal festival in Michigan.  2016’s […]

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NEWS: STYX Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas DVD, Blu-ray out September 2, 2016

NEWS: STYX Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas DVD, Blu-ray out September 2, 2016

| 13 July 2016 | Reply

New York, NY (July 13, 2016)—Internationally renowned multi-million selling rock band Styx will be on full display this summer, when Eagle Rock Entertainment releases Styx: Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas via DVD [MSRP 14.98], Blu-ray [MSRP 19.98], and Digital Formats on September 2. Filmed in high definition, Styx: Live At The Orleans Arena captures the band performing in July 2014, showering […]

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NEWS: INTRODUCING…V² – ‘V²: THE BEGINNING’ PRODUCED BY RON NEVISON SET FOR RELEASE AUGUST 5

NEWS: INTRODUCING…V² – ‘V²: THE BEGINNING’ PRODUCED BY RON NEVISON SET FOR RELEASE AUGUST 5

| 13 July 2016 | Reply

July 11, 2016 — Call them Classic Rock: The Next Generation. V² (pronounced “V-Squared”), consisting of twin 13-year-old virtuosos — guitarist/vocalist Vittorio and drummer/vocalist Vincenzo — cut their teeth on the indelible rock & roll blueprint set forth by the likes of AC/DC, Deep Purple, and Cream, and now they’re creating their own brand of […]

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NEWS: TOTO Live At Montreux 1991 DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and Digital Formats – September 16

NEWS: TOTO Live At Montreux 1991 DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and Digital Formats – September 16

| 13 July 2016 | Reply

New York, NY (July 11, 2016) –At the personal invitation of Quincy Jones and legendary Montreux Jazz Festival founder Claude Nobs to perform at the famed Swiss festival, Toto couldn’t resist the opportunity, resulting in Toto: Live At Montreux 1991. “From the perspective of the members of Toto,” states guitarist Steve Lukather, “the Montreux Jazz Festival is amongst the most revered events staged […]

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LIVE: MODEST MOUSE – July 3, 2016 (Clarkston, MI)

LIVE: MODEST MOUSE – July 3, 2016 (Clarkston, MI)

| 11 July 2016 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: July 3, 2016 Photographs by: Chris Balow (http://www.vitalradar.com/) MODEST MOUSE LINKS: OFFICIAL SITE FACEBOOK TWITTER

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CD REVIEW: TIFFANY – A Million Miles

CD REVIEW: TIFFANY – A Million Miles

Label: Tiffany / Only The Girl, Inc. Release Date: March 31, 2016 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Tiffany.  That Tiffany?  Yep – THAT Tiffany.  No longer is Tiffany Darwish the teen sensation recording poppy teen fodder – as she matured, so did her music.  After growing up and experiencing life, she crafted two […]

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INTERVIEW: MATT SORUM of Hollywood Vampires – June 2016

INTERVIEW: MATT SORUM of Hollywood Vampires – June 2016

Often interview opportunities pop up and you take the call because you feel obligated or want to help push a bands new disc, tour, project, etc.  Every once in a while someone offers to ring you up and discuss a project and you leap at the chance because of the imprint the performer has left […]

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