Friday, April 21, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ROGER WATERS’ Is This The Life We Really Want? set for global release Friday, June 2

Roger Waters, the creative power and songwriting force behind Pink Floyd, announces his first rock album in 25 years, Is This The Life We Really Want?. The album will be available for pre-order on April 21 and released globally on Friday, June 2 on Columbia Records.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

PROJECTED: Album teaser!

Projected is a super-group consisting of John Connolly (Sevendust), Scott Phillips (Alter Bridge/Creed), Vinnie Hornsby (Sevendust) and Eric “E-ROCK” Friedman (Tremonti)

New release coming soon on Rat Pak Records!

MOD HIPPIE debuts "Psycho Romeo" video featuring all-star cast!

Southern California's very own Mod Hippie - the music collective masterminded by singer/songwriter Doug McGuire (The Leeks/Volkwood Ghost) - has just debuted the second video from the sophomore album BIG WOW (Karma Frog Records). Directed by Mike Schnee (PU$$YCOW/Chissum Worthington/Volkwood Ghost) the video for "Psycho Romeo" features Doug assisted by a super group of talented friends including David Marks (The Beach Boys), DJ Bonebrake (X/The Knitters), Teresa Cowles (Dragster Barbie/Ben Vaughn/featured performer in Love & Mercy), Adam Marsland (producer/Cockeyed Ghost/Chaos Band) and Pop wunderkind Jason Berk. 

By the grace of God and modern technology, you can watch it here.... RIGHT NOW!!!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017




     If you are familiar with veteran UK band Sad Lovers & Giants, then I am confident that you are already a fan. For those who have yet to experience SL&G, then pay close attention – they are soon to become your favorite new/old band. On May 5, 2017, the always-amazing Cherry Red label will be releasing WHERE THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH: THE BIGGER PICTURE 1981-2017, a five CD set that is a must-have if you are a fan of SL&G and ‘80s Post-Punk and New Wave music in general. The band’s legacy is celebrated in this set which contains pretty much all the tracks from their albums EPIC GARDEN MUSIC (1982), FEEDING THE FLAME (1983), THE MIRROR TEST (1987), HEADLAND (1990), TREEHOUSE POETRY (1991) and MELTING IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME (2002) plus singles, EP tracks, radio sessions and  rarities. A stunning set to say the least.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

REX SMITH: ROCK AND ROLL DREAM box set reviewed!


     When I bring up the name Rex Smith, many people – usually over 40 years of age - instantly remember him as a teen idol, soap actor, balladeer, hard rocker, TV host or stage actor. Oddly enough, they are all absolutely correct! While he may never have achieved ‘household name’ status all over the world, he is still fondly remembered for quite a few things. For the time being, I’m going to set aside his TV, film and stage work (Street Hawk, Grease, Solid Gold, As The World Turns, Pirates Of Penzance, etc) and focus on his Rock/Pop music career in the ‘70s and ‘80s, all of which is included in the six CD box set ROCK AND ROLL DREAM: 1976-1983. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

JOURNEY: Why they remain the ultimate AOR band!

Why they remain the ultimate AOR band

    I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. I believe you should love whatever music you love, and not be ashamed. I love it all equally. I have all of Andy Williams’ albums as well as the entire CAN catalog. And I love Buzzcocks just as much as I love Neil Sedaka. To me, there’s no difference between Van Morrison and Van Halen – they have both made great records. My love for The Carpenters is as strong as my passion for The Beatles. And how could I not love both Elvis Presley AND Elvis Costello? Finally, I sure do love recent Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Journey! Whether casual readers were aware of it, there was a Journey before vocalist Steve Perry joined the band, and there’s been a Journey since he left, but let us focus on the band’s commercial heyday for a few paragraphs, shall we?