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ALTER BRIDGE at Ogden Theatre, Colorado (February 17th, 2020)

According to Alter Bridge lead singer Myles Kennedy, there’s something special about the band playing in Denver. Now that might be something he says every night while changing the name of the city he’s referring to, but judging by the crowd reaction to their show Monday night in Denver, I kind of doubt it. There are many lead singers who…

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CHEAP TRICK at Wind Creek Event Center, Pennsylvania (February 12th, 2020)

Cheap Trick immediately set the bar high on Wednesday, February 12th, as they came out swinging at the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, PA. If you are not familiar with the legendary rockers, they are Robin Zander [vocals], Rick Nielsen [guitar], Tom Petersson [bass], Daxx Nielsen [drums] and touring guitarist Robin T. Zander. It is a testament to the…

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SINGLE REVIEW and INTERVIEW: Watch and hear PROJECT AEGIS’ New Single Featuring LEAH, NEAL MORSE, and Members of THEOCRACY and LOST HORIZON

AEGIS –-ˈē-jəs. A shield or breastplate emblematic of majesty that was associated with Zeus and Athena. Also – protection. About eight years ago, the folks at Ulterium Records had a suggestion for one of their artists. Matt Smith, they said, why don’t you put out a song for charity—with all proceeds going to some worthy cause? Matt liked the idea, being a proponent of faith without works being dead (and he’s got a lot of faith). So the founder/mastermind/front-man of Theocracy plowed straight ahead. He reached out to a number of singers and instrumentalists, provided a song and directions and mixed…

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MEGADETH’s “So Far, So Good… So What!”: A 32 years-old raw, gritty, and angry thrash album, worthy of your hard earned money

The late 1980’s were thrash heaven. Ground was being broken everywhere; landmark and genre-defining classics were falling out of the sky. METALLICA and SLAYER were gods, DARK ANGEL was brutalizing ears and KREATOR were pumping out twisted riffs that made your neck ache and your brain explode. It was raining thrash classics and MEGADETH’s “So Far, So Good… So What!” was no exception. When MEGADETH front-man Dave Mustaine fired drummer Gar Samuelson and guitarist Chris Poland for failing to show up for soundchecks and exhibiting other irresponsible and substance-impaired behavior, the band had to find replacements fast. They were scheduled to…