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Interview: Wolf Hoffmann of Accept

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 »
Tommy Leu | 19 December 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Stryper 30th Anniversary of To Hell With The Devil – Chicago, IL

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 »
Tommy Leu | 03 November 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Interview: Stryper’s Michael Sweet

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 »
Tommy Leu | 30 October 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Stryper 30th Anniversary of To Hell With The Devil – Sacramento, CA

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 »
Tommy Leu | 25 October 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Stryper & Firehouse

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 »
Tommy Leu | 07 October 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Interview: Michael Sweet of Stryper

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 »
Tommy Leu | 08 September 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Album Spotlight: Michael Sweet-One Sided War

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 »
Tommy Leu | 06 September 2016 | Album Spotlights | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: KISS & The Dead Daisies

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 »
Tommy Leu | 27 August 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, & Tesla

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 »
Tommy Leu | 16 August 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Heart, Joan Jett, & Cheap Trick

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 »
Tommy Leu | 05 August 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: The Winery Dogs

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 »
Tommy Leu | 11 July 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Interview: Richie Kotzen of The Winery Dogs

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 »
Tommy Leu | 07 July 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: King’s X

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 »
Tommy Leu | 30 June 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Behind the Shot: RIPT

Behind the Shot: RIPT… July 2011 >> This is your brain on rock and roll… As a long-time musician myself, I really enjoy and have shot many, many live concerts (big and small) of artists and groups I dig.... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 13 June 2016 | Behind the Shots | No Comments   

Album Spotlight: Scorpion Child-Acid Roulette

Album Spotlight: Acid Roulette (2016) by Scorpion Child Full disclosure: I’ve been a fan of Scorpion Child since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2013. That album gave some hope to those of us who dig heavy, yet melodic... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 10 June 2016 | Album Spotlights | No Comments   

R22-6: Say What You Will

You’ve heard the maxim: “It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it.” Crap I say… that statement is missing the mark significantly because it’s only half right. It’s not only what, but how AND when (or if) you say what you say... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 01 June 2016 | R22 | No Comments   
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