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10 Quick Ones with MATTHEW NEVITT of MESSAGE FROM SYLVIA - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with MATTHEW NEVITT of MESSAGE FROM SYLVIA – March 2017

We get Message From Sylvia lead singer Matthew Nevitt to answer our 10 Quick Ones… 1. Tell us a little about your new self-titled album “Message From Sylvia”.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material, or that […]

10 Quick Ones with DR. LEIF KJøNNSFLEIS of TROLLFEST - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with DR. LEIF KJøNNSFLEIS of TROLLFEST – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “On the seventh day, God rested, but on the seventh album, TROLLFEST does no such thing. Delivering one Helluva concept album, the mad scientists have conjured up a veritable feast for your ears with a line-up  including, but certainly not limited to, a full brass section, an old Norwegian […]

CD REVIEW: MAPS TO THE HOLLYWOOD SCARS - Volume One [EP]

CD REVIEW: MAPS TO THE HOLLYWOOD SCARS – Volume One [EP]

Label: New Ocean Media – DIGITAL ONLY Release Date: February 17, 2017 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur What do you get when you take an American Idol runner-up and toss him into a project with a killer guitarist from a legendary metal band?  You get the latest project from James Durbin and Alex […]

VEVO Premieres One Of A Kind Global Video "Ringer" From The Unlikely Candidates

VEVO Premieres One Of A Kind Global Video “Ringer” From The Unlikely Candidates

NEW YORK, NY (March 27, 2017) – Today, VEVO is world premiering the new music video from Fort Worth, TX alternative rock band, The Unlikely Candidates for their song “Ringer.”  Watch it HERE.  “Ringer” is currently #31 on the Mediabase Alternative Chart and climbing, #3 on the Mediabase “Rate The Music” Male 18-34 Alternative ranking, and has almost 450,000 listens on Spotify. The video represents a massive global effort by the band who […]

LIVE: JAMMIN' FOR JOSEPH f/ Eli Young Band & William Michael Morgan – March 22, 2017

LIVE: JAMMIN’ FOR JOSEPH f/ Eli Young Band & William Michael Morgan – March 22, 2017

Venue: The Fillmore Detroit City: Detroit, MI Date: March 22, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Team Joseph in conjunction with 99.5 WYCD held their annual Jammin’ For Joseph concert / fundraiser in Detroit at The Fillmore and the evening was full of great music, fun moments, and tributes to amazing kids […]

CD REVIEW: EDENBRIDGE - The Great Momentum

CD REVIEW: EDENBRIDGE – The Great Momentum

Label: Steamhammer / SPV Release Date: February 17, 2017 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I really dig a lot of symphonic metal, but I typically have to be a little choosy.  Sometimes a lot of it runs together or just doesn’t fit correctly into the genre.  The latest from Edenbridge fits perfectly and this […]

The Rolling Stones Proudly Present  Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America

The Rolling Stones Proudly Present Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America

New York, NY (March 23, 2017)–On May 26, 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America by The Rolling Stones — a documentary film by Paul Dugdale. Released on DVD and Blu-ray [MSRP $26.98 Blu-ray, $21.98 DVD], the film was given a strictly limited theatrical release around Europe in September 2016 and broadcast on Channel […]

ANDY SUMMERS - Tune in on Facebook Live to Watch Sold-Out Roland/BOSS Event

ANDY SUMMERS – Tune in on Facebook Live to Watch Sold-Out Roland/BOSS Event

Los Angeles, CA, March 22, 2017 — Tickets for legendary multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning guitarist Andy Summers performing live at the GRAMMY Museum® on Thursday, March 23, 2017, are officially sold out, but fans around the world can be part of the evening by tuning in to the Roland/BOSS Facebook Live stream here: https://www.facebook.com/BOSS/videos/10155151148298588/. The event, presented by Roland […]

10 Quick Ones with TONY PICCOLI of IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with TONY PICCOLI of IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION, last seen on tour with Norwegian Prog Metal outfit Circus Maximus in 2016 have since released their critically acclaimed sophomore album Triumphia on Luxor Records. Triumphia has been described as having “…tons of melody, outstanding vocals …and superior songwriting skills” by WeLoveMetal.com. TheProgMind.com says of the album, “… you can tell this album was made with […]

10 Quick Ones with BEN HAZLEWOOD - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with BEN HAZLEWOOD – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Pop powerhouse Ben Hazlewood is ramping up to his new EP, EOS, with the release of a new single, the catchy and impassioned “Sail Away” which premiered on Friday with Impose Magazine.”  With the single out about month now, we get Ben answer our 10 Quick Ones… 1. Tell us a little about […]

BONNAROO UNVEILS “THE OTHER”

BONNAROO UNVEILS “THE OTHER”

(MANCHESTER, TN) Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is excited to announce The Other, an all-new experience devoted to dance and hip-hop premiering at this year’s installment. The 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place June 8 – 11, held as always at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 750+-acre farm and event space located […]

INTERVIEW: RICHIE KOTZEN - March 2017

INTERVIEW: RICHIE KOTZEN – March 2017

There are guitar guys that get tons of press and release really good discs – then you have guys like Richie Kotzen who pump out killer material on disc after disc under his own name as well as a multitude of bands and projects and get little to no press, yet continue to do so […]

LIVE: BRIT FLOYD – March 14, 2017 (Detroit, MI)

LIVE: BRIT FLOYD – March 14, 2017 (Detroit, MI)

Venue: Detroit Opera House City: Detroit, MI Date: March 14, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Brit Floyd is a band that pops on my radar every time they pass through town, or even close.  While having grown up more of a metal fan, I have the utmost respect for most classic […]

10 Quick Ones with JACK DOOLAN of CYPHER16 - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with JACK DOOLAN of CYPHER16 – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “London natives CYPHER16 have risen up the ranks in their native UK throughout the last few years, amassing a devoted following which has afforded them the opportunity to perform at numerous festivals around the world, and to catch the eyes and ears of reputable music publications and tastemakers. Now, after the […]

10 Quick Ones with MAISY KAY - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with MAISY KAY – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Avant-Pop artist Maisy Kay has released the official video for her single “Enough” with a premiere on Paste Magazine. In the video, the LA-via-UK singer faces off against the reflections of inner demons, representing the internal critics that all of us, and most especially artists, struggle against.”  With “Enough” fresh on the air […]

INTERVIEW: CAROLINE WESTENDORP of THE CHARM THE FURY - March 2017

INTERVIEW: CAROLINE WESTENDORP of THE CHARM THE FURY – March 2017

Amsterdam based metalband THE CHARM THE FURY recently announced their sophomore album, The Sick, Dumb & Happy, which drops this Friday on March 17th via Nuclear Blast. After a few misfires, we were finally able to grab lead singer and growler Caroline Westendorp to discuss the bands latest release, her influences, and what pissed her off early in her career.  Sit […]

NEWS: THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH EXTENDS “LIFELINE” TO RADIO

NEWS: THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH EXTENDS “LIFELINE” TO RADIO

Rock favorites Thousand Foot Krutch have charted nine Active Rock hit singles since going independent in 2012. The aggressive follow-up to the band’s 2014 album, OXYGEN:INHALE, EXHALE has already sparked the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame video and hit single, “Running With Giants,” while its hard-hitting follow-up single, “Push,” broke down barriers and remained Top 15 on SiriusXM Octane’s Big ‘Uns Countdown chart […]

10 Quick Ones with MAGNUS HENRIKSSON of ECLIPSE - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with MAGNUS HENRIKSSON of ECLIPSE – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Two years after the successful release of the “Armageddonize” album around the globe, Eclipse have established themselves as rising stars with audiences in Australia, Japan, America, and Europe (including the 3.5 million viewers who saw Eclipse’s debut on Swedish national television at Melodifestivalen 2016). With the musical development and maturity shown across the board […]

CD REVIEW: DEREK DAVIS - Revolutionary Soul

CD REVIEW: DEREK DAVIS – Revolutionary Soul

Label: Apocalypse Records Release Date: March 7, 2017 Rating: 7.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The latest release from Derek Davis caught my eye as it was billed as the latest from the lead singer of Babylon A.D.  I dug the band’s music and was hoping to get a little more of that lost rock […]

10 Quick Ones with STEVE HAWKINS of CHROME MOLLY - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with STEVE HAWKINS of CHROME MOLLY – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Chrome Molly made a bid for stardom in the mid to late 1980s, opening for Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne amongst many others, playing the legendary Marquee Club over 20 times and headlining the CBGB in New York.  How do you take a band that has been performing and […]

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