I had to opportunity to have a conversation with Accept's founding guitarist Wolf Hoffmann about the band's upcoming live release, touring the world, making videos, photography, and much more... Read More »
Concert: Stryper’s 30th Anniversary Tour of THWTD >> October 31, 2016, House of Blues, Chicago, IL The now legendary Christian metal pioneers, Stryper, brought their scary-great brand of melodic hard rock and metal music to the beautiful House of Blues in downtown... Read More »
Interview: Stryper’s Michael Sweet I recently spoke to Stryper’s Michael Sweet for a second time during the band’s historic 30th Anniversary tour of their best-selling To Hell With The Devil album. Michael discussed what it was like during Stryper’s meteoric... Read More »
Concert: Stryper’s 30th Anniversary Tour of THWTD >> October 18, 2016, Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA Hard rock heavyweights Stryper brought their brand of uplifting melodic metal to the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA on 10/18/16. The band is... Read More »
Concert: Stryper & Firehouse >> September 23, 2016, Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL Allegiant. Ardent. Committed. Devoted. Resolute. That’s how I’d describe the fans and the scene at a Stryper show… It’s intense, and definitely something worth experiencing for yourself if you haven’t... Read More »
Interview: Michael Sweet of Stryper Maintaining a long and successful career in any business, but especially in the entertainment business, isn’t easy. To consistently keep people’s attention and entice them to return to your work, and your art is... Read More »
Album Spotlight: One Sided War (2016) by Michael Sweet Honestly (pun intended), album “reviews” that go on and on gushing how great it is drives me nuts. If you’ve read any of my other “reviews,” you know I tell it like it... Read More »
Concert: KISS & The Dead Daisies >> August 20, 2016, BMO Harris Bank Center, Rockford, IL KISS… the mere mention of the band’s name typically brings with it polarizing reactions. People either throw up the rock ‘n’ roll horns in deference,... Read More »
Concert: Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, & Tesla >> August 6, 2016, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI I think some people forget… I mean it’s been 30 years or more since their heyday, so I believe it’s easy to forget just how big... Read More »
Concert: Heart, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, & Cheap Trick >> July 19, 2016, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, Chicago, IL Billed as the “Rock Hall Three For All,” the package of Heart, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Cheap Trick is... Read More »
Concert: The Winery Dogs >> June 30, 2016, Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL The power trio known as The Winery Dogs roared through the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL on June 30th to a near capacity crowd. To some,... Read More »
Interview: Richie Kotzen of The Winery Dogs I had the opportunity to speak with Richie Kotzen during The Winery Dog’s final leg of their U.S. tour in support of their second album, Hot Streak. The tour, which began in... Read More »
Concert: King’s X >> June 24, 2016, Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL King’s X is more than a band; it’s an institution… For nearly 40 years, they’ve been one of the most consistent and brilliant hard rock acts out... Read More »
Book Spotlight: The Heroin Diaries (2008) by Nikki Sixx Let me start with this statement and opinion: Nikki Sixx...
Chief: A word used by men to describe other men whom they secretly disdain.
Bob Dylan: Music industry legend known for his sociopolitical folk songs of the 1960's, and for winning a late-20th century Grammy Award in the category of "guy who sounds most like a hamster would sound if a hamster could, in fact, sing."