It’s an understatement that 2020 was a pretty fucked up year, right? Machine Head was the last live band I saw back in February and a few days after that I found myself in an emergency room with some unexpected surgery to be had (Don’t worry, I’m fine now!) followed by the shutdown across the country. There’ve been ups, downs, and everything in between in 2020 but one constant has been the music. Artists have adapted with some keeping those schedules and releasing new albums despite not being able to tour behind them while others are holding off altogether. Some have done well with the new norm of livestreamed concerts and while I’ve checked out a few, personally they’re just not my cuppa.[Read more…]
Armored Saint Celebrate Four Decades, Still Absolutely Crush On Punching The Sky
Confession time: John Bush was my gateway drug into the world of Anthrax. My musical awakening hit around the mid-’90’s where the Big Four was at a crossroads and, in the case of NYC’s resident Thrash titans, going through a major personnel overhaul as well as a musical one. As I got older I appreciated the old stuff but Bush will always be my guy and underrated albums like Volume 8: The Threat Is Real still stand the test of time and remain in my regular rotation to this day.[Read more…]
Motor Sister (AKA Mother Superior Take Two) Deliver Ride
What do you get when you put the guitarist from Anthrax, the bassist from Armored Saint, and the drummer of The Cult in a room with singer Pearl Aday and the former singer of Mother Superior? Simple: So. Much. Rockin’ out! Like a bluesy/more soulful version of Scott Ian’s The Damned Things, Motor Sister is a new band giving a new spin to some overlooked classics. [Read more…]
Motor Sister Set To Release Debut Album in March, New Single/Pre-Orders Available Now!
It’s probably fitting that I’m just finishing Scott Ian’s autobiography (I’m The Man, out now and available here) when the news about the Anthrax guitarist’s latest project came across my desk. Like Mr. Ian, I learned about Jim Wilson and Mother Superior when they backed Henry Rollins on the Rollins Band album Get Some Go Again. Ian went a step further with Wilson by forming Motor Sister which also features Pearl Aday, John Tempesta, and Joey Vera in its ranks. [Read more…]