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    Concert For Ronnie Montrose DVD

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock you are aware that guitarist Ronnie Montrose passed in 2012. Montrose was known for his influential guitar work which influenced many a rock guitarist worldwide. I mean who doesn’t own...

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    The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun

    As if The Rolling Stones needed to issue another live DVD, here comes their latest greatest hits bonanza Sweet Summer Sun. Dubbed ‘The World’s Greatest Rock & Roll band’ you might agree of disagree. What you can’t...

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    Lita Ford – The Bitch Is Back…Live

    Lita Ford’s 2012 release Living Like A Runaway was a return to form from the derailment that was the disastrous Wicked Wonderland record. Living Like A Runaway found Lita picking up where she left off in late...

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    Dream Theater – Live At Luna Park

    Dream Theater as you know put on a marathon concert. It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary that they play a show that runs in the area of 180 minutes. That’s an average show for these guys....

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    Stryper – No More Hell To Pay

    Stryper made a smart decision releasing The Covering in 2011. A collection of cover songs from artists like Kiss, Black Sabbath, Van Halen and Scorpions, The Covering allowed Stryper to give a nod to the bands that...

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    Queen – The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert

    If you’re a true classic rock fan you’re a Queen fan. If you’re a Queen fan you’re familiar with the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert which was organized by the surviving members of Queen; guitarist Brian May,...

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    Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers Live

    Deep Purple’s Mark II lineup reunited in 1984 after having disbanded bitterly years before. While the Mark II incarnation of the band wasn’t the first it certainly was the most beloved by fans and considered ‘the classic’...

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    Metal Church – Generation Nothing

    I’ve heard Metal Church called a ‘legendary’ band—in Seattle, Washington and the Northwest perhaps they were. Don’t get me wrong, Metal Church’s first two records Metal Church and The Dark with David Wayne on vocals are metal...

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    Beasto Blanco – Live Fast Die Loud

    Beasto Blanco is fronted by longtime Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric who in addition to tackling lead vocals on this project also handles guitar duties in the band. Beasto Blanco is clearly influenced by the sleaze meets...

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    Black Label Society – Unblackened

    Zakk Wylde was discovered by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne when he auditioned for the vacancy left by Jake E. Lee. Wylde made his debut with Ozzy’s band on the No Rest for the Wicked album in 1988....

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    Ministry – Enjoy the Quiet – Live At Wacken 2012

    I’m a huge Ministry fan – I have to point that out. I also must point out that Al Jourgensen should have let Ministry end on somewhat of a high note in 2008. The band issued a...

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    Annihilator – Feast

    To be honest I lost track of Annihilator after the Alice In Hell and Never, Neverland records. The albums that came after were for the most part mixed bags at best; the revolving door of singers and...

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    The Winery Dogs – The Winery Dogs

    What happens when bassist extraordinaire Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Talas, Niacin, David Lee Roth) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, Transatlantic) form a trio with guitarist John Sykes (Whitesnake, Blue Murder, Thin Lizzy) and then...

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    Newsted – Heavy Metal Music

    When I last caught up with Jason Newsted this spring he had just issued the Metal EP with his new band Newsted. While Newsted isn’t known for his vocal abilities, he’s a monster bassist, a huge metal...

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    Dave Rude Band – The Key

    Guitarist Dave Rude has been a member of Tesla since 2006, though still known as ‘the new guy’ to fans he’s a seasoned musician that landed the gig due to his stellar play and vocal abilities. Rude...

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    Philip Anselmo & The Illegals – Walk Through Exits Only

    Philip Anselmo’s anticipated solo album Walk Through Exits Only has finally seen the light of day. The record has been issued through Season of Mist and Anselmo’s imprint Housecore Records. If you have been expecting Anselmo to...

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    King Kobra – II

    In this day and age how often does a band from 80s reform release the strongest record of their career and then follow it up with an bigger more grandiloquent effort? It’s a rarity. Add King Kobra...

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    Queensryche – Queensryche

    Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past 12 months you’re fully aware that Queensryche have a new voice at the helm—former Crimson Glory front man Todd La Torre who is a dead ringer for the...

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    Black Sabbath – 13

    The reunited Black Sabbath have issued their new album titled The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers are one man down as drummer Bill Ward was unable to come to terms with the rest of the Sabbath...

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    Megadeth – Super Collider

    There’s no doubt that there are a hell of a lot of Dave Mustaine haters out there. I can’t really say I blame them the guy is one of the biggest crybabies in metal. The guy single-handedly...