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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

INTERVIEW: JOSH TODD of JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT - July 2017

INTERVIEW: JOSH TODD of JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT – July 2017

According to a recent press release: “JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT have unveiled the powerful new music video for the title track off their debut album, Year of the Tiger, out September 15th on Century Media Records. The clip, directed by the renowned Chris Cuffaro (Pearl Jam, George Michael), is the first of three videos shot as a mini-concert […]

10 Quick Ones with SCOTT WILSON of SAVING ABEL - July 2017

10 Quick Ones with SCOTT WILSON of SAVING ABEL – July 2017

According to a recent press release: “Bassist/Producer Scott Wilson, who, after over six years, and as the band’s second longest standing member, recently announced his departure from Tantric. Wilson, now bassist for SAVING ABEL, released the following statement regarding the situation surrounding his exit from the band.” We get Scott to answer our 10 Quick Ones about new music, his […]

10 Quick Ones with JUNO REACTOR of JUNO REACTOR & THE MUTANT THEATRE - July 2017

10 Quick Ones with JUNO REACTOR of JUNO REACTOR & THE MUTANT THEATRE – July 2017

According to a recent press release: “Trance/Electronic Pioneer and Legend Juno-Reactor has unveiled the debut single off of his upcoming Juno-Reactor & The Mutant Theatre full-length album, Mutant Land. Originating from the elaborate 2016 Ozora Festival commissioned performance, Juno-Reactor & The Mutant Theatre has been developing as a visual and auditory experience eclipsing even the […]

LIVE: ROB ZOMBIE– July 9, 2017

LIVE: ROB ZOMBIE– July 9, 2017

Venue: Centennial Terrace City: Sylvania, OH Date: July 9, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Gotta love when a rocker you love swings through town (well, close to town) and plays a venue that is perfect for their show.  When Rob Zombie announced he was playing Sylvania, OH’s Centennials Terrace for one […]

10 Quick Ones with PHIL CHAMBERLAIN from TO SPEAK OF WOLVES - July 2017

10 Quick Ones with PHIL CHAMBERLAIN from TO SPEAK OF WOLVES – July 2017

According to a recent press release: “To Speak of Wolves will release their new album Dead in the Shadow via Solid State on July 21. The band has teamed up with Revolver to share the very first taste of music from the album by premiering the song “Haunt Me.” Additionally, To Speak of Wolves will spend the weeks leading up to the album’s release and […]

10 Quick Ones with BRANDON EISENBEIS and DAVE ORTON from VARSITY WEEK - July 2017

10 Quick Ones with BRANDON EISENBEIS and DAVE ORTON from VARSITY WEEK – July 2017

According to a recent press release: “Los Angeles, California’s alt-pop quartet Varsity Week is thrilled to announce their debut EP, If Only You Knew, is set for release on June 23, 2017 via Another Century Records (Century Label Group/Sony). The five song EP was produced by Jim Kaufman [Atlas Genius, Night Riots, Anti-Flag] and Kenny […]

LIVE: THE TOTAL PACKAGE featuring NKOTB wsgs Paula Abdul & Boyz II Men – June 29, 2017

LIVE: THE TOTAL PACKAGE featuring NKOTB wsgs Paula Abdul & Boyz II Men – June 29, 2017

Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills City: Auburn Hills, MI Date: June 29, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) NKOTB dusted off their Total Package tour once again, this time with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men in tow.  As the minutes clicked off the clock nearing show time, the swarm of […]

CD REVIEW: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS - Prevail I

CD REVIEW: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – Prevail I

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: May 12, 2017 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I was first aware of Kobra And The Lotus when they signed to Gene Simmons’ short-lived Simmons Records reboot.  While that disc was a bit heavier than my normal fare, I always kept this band on my radar… and Prevail […]

INTERVIEW: JOE COTELA of DED - June 2017

INTERVIEW: JOE COTELA of DED – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “If you’re not pissed off, then you’re not paying attention. Heavy music is alive and Ded is bringing back the aggressive spirit that is authentic to the genre.  “There is an honesty and a “fuck you” about hard core music that I don’t feel as often anymore” says lead singer Joe Cotela.  Ded […]

LIVE: JOURNEY wsg ASIA – June 25, 2017

LIVE: JOURNEY wsg ASIA – June 25, 2017

Venue: The Huntington Center City: Toledo, OH Date: June 25, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Hall Of Fame Rockers Journey brought separate worlds together underneath their stage lights when they rolled through Toledo the other night for a SOLD OUT show at The Huntington Center.  With Asia in tow, the bands […]

STYX ‘THE MISSION LANDS AT #6 ON BILLBOARD’S “TOP ROCK ALBUMS” CHART

STYX ‘THE MISSION LANDS AT #6 ON BILLBOARD’S “TOP ROCK ALBUMS” CHART

June 27, 2017 — STYX’s highly anticipated and critically acclaimed 16th studio album, THE MISSION, has rocketed to the top of various Billboard’s charts thanks to a solid album that has connected with their longtime fans as well as new fans who are discovering them for the first time. THE MISSION’s chart positions: #6 Top Rock Albums […]

INTERVIEW: JOHN CONNOLLY of PROJECTED - June 2017

INTERVIEW: JOHN CONNOLLY of PROJECTED – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Coming on the heels of the recently released EPK and album announcement, Projected returns with the video for the debut single “Reload.” The song comes from the band’s sophomore double-length release, Ignite My Insanity, scheduled for release on July 21st via Rat Pak Records. The two-disc collection is now available for pre-order in various configurations at http://www.ratpakrecords.com/Projected as […]

10 Quick Ones with PETER HELLERS from YEAR OF THE LOCUST - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with PETER HELLERS from YEAR OF THE LOCUST – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Hard Rock band Year of the Locust- YOTL has announced tour dates with Devour the Day and Sons of Texas. The tour will kick off on June 27th in Monroe, LA at Live Oaks. In addition the band has released The “MOVIN” ON” music video made from tour footage in 2017 alongside Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, Tantric and Saliva while […]

10 Quick Ones with CHRIS LEWIS from PHEAR - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with CHRIS LEWIS from PHEAR – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “If you long for the sounds of vintage power and thrash metal with a prog twist, then there is a fast-rising band that perfectly fits this description – Phear. Comprised of Patrick Mulock – Lead Vocals, Graham Stirrett – Guitar / Backing Vocals, Tyson Emanuel – Guitar / Backing […]

10 Quick Ones with RUSSELL RAY from VYCES - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with RUSSELL RAY from VYCES – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Los Angeles, California Independent Heavy Active Rock Band VYCES premiered the video for their latest single “Nocturnal” featuring Carla Harvey of Butch Babies on Bravewords.com today! “Nocturnal” was released to all digital media outlets on June 6th and will be on their next EP titled ‘Angels’ due out Fall of 2017. The debut single is currently impacting radio with early adds […]

10 Quick Ones with CHASE MANHATTAN from NIGHT ARGENT - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with CHASE MANHATTAN from NIGHT ARGENT – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Today, Washington alternative pop rock outfit Night Argent announced the release of their highly anticipated sophomore EP, The Fear, set for July 14, 2017 with Outerloop Records. The Fear EP was written and produced by Night Argent (Rainmaker Studios), co-written and produced in part by John Feldmann (Neon Trees, […]

LIVE: AVENGED SEVENFOLD wsg IN THIS MOMENT – June 19, 2017

LIVE: AVENGED SEVENFOLD wsg IN THIS MOMENT – June 19, 2017

Venue: Soaring Eagle Casino City: Mt. Pleasant, MI Date: June 19, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) When Avenged Sevenfold announced a one-off show at Soaring Eagle Casino while in the midst of a huge tour with Metallica, there was no question I wanted to attend this show… these guys have blown […]

10 Quick Ones with ZEB CHRISTENSEN from SCREAMING FOR SILENCE - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with ZEB CHRISTENSEN from SCREAMING FOR SILENCE – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Screaming for Silence have announced tour dates in support of their new, independent release titled House of Glass due out on July 28, 2017. The House of Glass Tour will kick off on the same day, July 28th in Ames, Iowa at DG’s Taphouse and conclude on August 19th in Omaha, Nebraska. The band […]

LIVE: LIVEWIRE LOUD 2017 featuring HALESTORM & SKILLET – June 16, 2017

LIVE: LIVEWIRE LOUD 2017 featuring HALESTORM & SKILLET – June 16, 2017

Venue: Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center City: Flint, MI Date: June 16, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Loudwire Live brought another killer lineup to Flint, MI in 2017.  Who wouldn’t want to see Skillet take the stage just after the dinner hour only to have that followed up by Halestorm? […]

Chicago Open Air With Ozzy, KISS, Korn & More - Set Times Announced

Chicago Open Air With Ozzy, KISS, Korn & More – Set Times Announced

Performance times have been announced for the 40-plus bands playing the second annual Chicago Open Air festival, July 14, 15 and 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. The Chicago Open Air music lineup leads off with a rare U.S. festival appearance from rock legends KISS (headlining Friday) as well as one of the first solo performances from Ozzy Osbourne (headlining Sunday) since the final Black Sabbath tour, where he will […]

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