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INTERVIEW: JOHN CORABI – October 2021

INTERVIEW: JOHN CORABI – October 2021

| 14 October 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Journeyman vocalist John Corabi had already been cutting his teeth in the hard rock world for nearly a decade when he landed the high-profile gig of replacing Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil in 1992. Although his tenure with the group proved to be a brief one, Corabi earned a reputation as a go-to frontman and […]

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UPDATE ON RICHIE FAULKNER:

UPDATE ON RICHIE FAULKNER:

| 6 October 2021 | Reply

We have an update on Richie – see below in Richie’s own words…. Maniacs… I’ve always been grateful for the opportunities I’ve been presented with.  I’ve always considered myself THE most fortunate man ever – to be able to play my favourite music – with my favourite band – to my favourite people around the […]

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INTERVIEW: AL PITRELLI and JEFF PLATE from TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – SEPTEMBER 2021

INTERVIEW: AL PITRELLI and JEFF PLATE from TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – SEPTEMBER 2021

| 5 October 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “For an entity that exists to celebrate the holidays with a combination of poignancy, finger-blistering electric guitars and enough smoke and lasers to rival a Kiss show, losing the 2020 touring season was especially disheartening to Trans-Siberian Orchestra. But after going virtual last year as an only option due […]

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**PREMIER** Taylor Rae – “Never Gonna Do”

**PREMIER** Taylor Rae – “Never Gonna Do”

| 28 September 2021 | 3 Replies

    Powered by insightful, poetic and deeply personal lyrics, Taylor Rae’s music is propelled by a voice that, while wholly unique, could best be described as a sizzling folk, jazz and blues hybrid of Norah Jones and Grace Potter. The singer calls her musical style soul and roll: “It’s not really soul music; it’s […]

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LIVE: LUKE BRYAN FARM TOUR 2021 – September 18, 2021

LIVE: LUKE BRYAN FARM TOUR 2021 – September 18, 2021

| 21 September 2021 | Reply

  Venue: Kubiak Family Farm City: Fowlerville, MI Date: September 18, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) With a plethora of concerts hitting Michigan on a mid-September Saturday night, there were a lot of options available… but only one that jumped out at me as a must see show.  Luke Bryan’s Farm […]

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Sanny Veloo releases first solo single, The Human Race Ain’t Worth Saving

Sanny Veloo releases first solo single, The Human Race Ain’t Worth Saving

| 16 September 2021 | Reply

Sanny Veloo, ex-Empra, Final Eclipse, The SUNS, Boredphucks, has released his first solo single, The Human Race Ain’t Worth Saving. It’s the first of three singles he’s planning to release this year, and comes complete with a hilarious video clip shot on an iPhone XR. The Human Race Ain’t Worth Saving is about the self-destructive […]

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LIVE: KISS – August 25, 2021

LIVE: KISS – August 25, 2021

| 28 August 2021 | Reply

Venue: Huntington Center City: Toledo, OH Date: August 25, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Hmmm… KISS is playing in Toledo, a little over 2 hours from me.  Should I hit that show or wait a week and  see them hit a venue about an hour away in MI?  I cannot think […]

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An Exclusive Excerpt from Jeff Apter’s new book: BAD BOY BOOGIE: THE TRUE STORY OF AC/DC LEGEND BON SCOTT

An Exclusive Excerpt from Jeff Apter’s new book: BAD BOY BOOGIE: THE TRUE STORY OF AC/DC LEGEND BON SCOTT

| 24 August 2021 | Reply

An Exclusive Excerpt from Jeff Apter’s new book: BAD BOY BOOGIE: THE TRUE STORY OF AC/DC LEGEND BON SCOTT   Presented by 100% ROCK MAGAZINE with kind permission of publishers Allen & Unwin Australia. This is an edited extract from Bad Boy Boogie: The true story of AC/DC legend Bon Scott by Jeff Apter, Allen […]

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INTERVIEW: DAMIAN DARLINGTON from BRIT FLOYD – AUGUST 2021

INTERVIEW: DAMIAN DARLINGTON from BRIT FLOYD – AUGUST 2021

| 11 August 2021 | Reply

  According to a press release (for the tour that was to occur last year and was rescheduled for 2021): “The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and more… including the iconic song “Echoes,” performed ‘note-for-note’ and in it’s entirety. Brit Floyd, “The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” returns to the stage in 2020 to perform its […]

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INTERVIEW: LAWRENCE GOWAN from STYX – JULY 2021

INTERVIEW: LAWRENCE GOWAN from STYX – JULY 2021

| 3 August 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “The legendary rockers–James “JY” Young (lead vocals, guitars), Tommy Shaw (lead vocals, guitars), Chuck Panozzo (bass, vocals), Todd Sucherman (drums, percussion), Lawrence Gowan (lead vocals, keyboards) and Ricky Phillips (bass, guitar, vocals)– released their 17th album CRASH OF THE CROWN June 18 on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe, which […]

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LIVE: UPHEAVAL FESTIVAL – July 17, 2021

LIVE: UPHEAVAL FESTIVAL – July 17, 2021

| 22 July 2021 | Reply

Venue: Belknap Park City: Grand Rapids, MI Date: July 17, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) The inaugural Upheaval festival is less than a week old and I am already looking forward to next year’s lineup and show.  Unable to hit opening day, I was at Belknap Park in Grand Rapids chomping […]

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INTERVIEW REVISTED: DAMIAN DARLINGTON from BRIT FLOYD – February 2020

INTERVIEW REVISTED: DAMIAN DARLINGTON from BRIT FLOYD – February 2020

| 13 July 2021 | Reply

  This interview originally ran in February 2020 before the world went to hell in a hand basket and COVID shut everything down.  With new dates rescheduled, we cannot wait to get back out there with Brit Floyd and rock venues and theaters across the US.  See the rescheduled dates in 2021 HERE. According to […]

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INTERVIEW: RICK ALLEN – JUNE 2021

INTERVIEW: RICK ALLEN – JUNE 2021

| 29 June 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Rick Allen became the drummer for Def Leppard at age 15.  As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, two albums with RIAA diamond certification (10 million albums sold) and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: MAMMOTH WVH – MAMMOTH WVH

MUSIC REVIEW: MAMMOTH WVH – MAMMOTH WVH

| 11 June 2021 | Reply

Label: EX1 Records Release Date: June 11, 2021 Rating: 100% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur It was inevitable that a kid with the talented DNA of Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli would wind up somewhere in the entertainment industry.  Wolfgang jumped into the fray playing bass with Van Halen as well as other projects like Mark […]

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SILENT KNIGHT RELEASE POWER METAL COVER OF DREAMS, DEDICATED TO EDDIE VAN HALEN

SILENT KNIGHT RELEASE POWER METAL COVER OF DREAMS, DEDICATED TO EDDIE VAN HALEN

| 4 June 2021 | Reply

SILENT KNIGHT RELEASE POWER METAL COVER OF DREAMS, DEDICATED TO EDDIE VAN HALEN Perth, Western Australia power metall legends Silent Knight have released a supercharged, high-octane cover version of the Sammy Hagar-era Van Halen classic Dreams. Their version of Dreams is instantly recognisable, yet a unique take on the ‘Van Hagar’ favourite, with savage riffs, […]

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INTERVIEW: LEE AARON – JUNE 2021

INTERVIEW: LEE AARON – JUNE 2021

  According to a recent press release: “Multi-platinum, award-winning Canadian vocalist Lee Aaron is back with a collection of 12 brand-new originals that invite you to tune into the heartbeat of your personal radio dial and hear the best of what this rock ‘n’ roll legend has to offer. Like the FM stations that once ruled the airwaves, Radio On! is full of classic, […]

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THE TREWS RELEASE YOUR NEW FAVOURITE SONG – I WANNA PLAY

THE TREWS RELEASE YOUR NEW FAVOURITE SONG – I WANNA PLAY

| 23 April 2021 | Reply

THE TREWS RELEASE YOUR NEW FAVOURITE SONG – I WANNA PLAY By Shane Pinnegar If there’s one thing that every single music fan and musician knows after a year of rolling lockdowns and restrictions and cancelled tours, it’s that we need a bloody good rock and roll show, no matter where we are in the […]

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NORWAY’S RAZORBATS SHARE VIDEO FOR LITTLE MS CRAZY

NORWAY’S RAZORBATS SHARE VIDEO FOR LITTLE MS CRAZY

| 20 April 2021 | Reply

NORWAY’S RAZORBATS SHARE VIDEO FOR LITTLE MS CRAZY Razorbats have released the new single «Little Ms. Crazy» and the accompanying music video. The track is a driving mid-tempo rocker with a cinematic feel to it. «Little Ms. Crazy» is the first new single from the upcoming album «Mainline Rock ’N’ Roll», out April 9 through […]

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LEVARA Debut Brand New Single/Video: “Ever Enough”

LEVARA Debut Brand New Single/Video: “Ever Enough”

| 23 March 2021 | Reply

  LEVARA and Mascot Records present “Ever Enough,” the fourth song and accompanying music video from the band’s debut studio album coming May 14, 2021.  To view, please click here: https://youtu.be/sTxeLdB5Mqg.   Drummer Josh Devine reveals, “’Ever Enough’ was the first song we tracked and finished in the studio. It really set the bar and the […]

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JULIAN ANGEL DROPS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR POWER BALLAD BLEED

JULIAN ANGEL DROPS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR POWER BALLAD BLEED

| 10 February 2021 | Reply

JULIAN ANGEL DROPS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR POWER BALLAD BLEED Julian Angel is keeping quiet about whether new single Bleed – a homage, like much of his work, to the glory of hair metal – is a stand-alone release or part of a possible new album. His YouTube page teases an album, potentially titled […]

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