Let it be known, as a regular concertgoer I am not a fan of livestreamed events. I’ve been supporting and promoting my favorites throughout the pandemic by purchasing what I can in merch and vinyl (And the odd one off CD here and there) but there’s just something about sitting in front of my five-year old laptop and staring at a screen of a band I love a million miles away performing their hearts out to a ghost audience that doesn’t do it for me after trying with Clutch, a band I’ve seen a ridiculous amount of times, earlier in the year.[Read more…]
2020 has caused a lot of reshuffling to release calendars and cancelled most every show imaginable. Even the mighty FOZZY is prone to pandemic woes and while one of front man Chris Jericho’s outfits has thrived and sustained throughout the year thanks to caution, caring, and innovation (We’re, of course, talking about his other job as “Le Champion” over on AEW), his musical outfit has been forced to reschedule tours and push back the release of their upcoming eighth album to 2021.[Read more…]
I don’t like KISS, okay? They just never did it for me for some reason. Much like choosing Megadeth over Metallica and Priest over Maiden, my general “meh” towards all things KISS will not win me any fans/new followers. HOWEVER! I’m a recent convert to the ways of the Fozzy and enjoy the hell out of Chris Jericho in the squared circle so, for me, hearing a cover of a song that I’ve never heard in the first place with Le Champion on vocals is pretty friggin’ groovy.[Read more…]
2020 has a lot going for it already with a slew of stellar albums dropping right at the start AND a year where Ozzy will release new material is a feat in itself. Also on the horizon beyond what we’ve listed below is a new beast from Rawk Gods Aeges (Review coming soon), more maniacal mayhem from Dog Fashion Disco, Megadeth’s triumphant return, and the original members of Static X reuniting to bring the late Wayne Static’s final recordings to light as a whole new full-length due this May. Hell, even Duran Duran will supposedly be back this spring with the follow up to 2015’s Paper Gods!
But I digress.[Read more…]
Let’s get this out of the way first: I don’t like Iron Maiden. At all. In fact, in the great metal arguments of old I choose Megadeth over Metallica, Bush over Belladonna, and Judas Priest over Iron Maiden (Which is mentioned quite a bit in this book I’m about to mention). It’s just how I’m wired! That said, I respect the band and what they do. And even I can admit that “Number of the Beast” is a goddamn infectious metal anthem, although “Run to the Hills” still drives me bonkers. [Read more…]
Who knew Chris Jericho could rawk this well? I guess a lot of you did! [Read more…]