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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   

Interview: Aryn Jonathan Black of Scorpion Child

Interview: Aryn Jonathan Black of Scorpion Child I had the opportunity to talk with lead singer, Aryn Jonathan Black from the excellent Austin, TX band Scorpion Child. Aryn and I discussed Scorpion Child’s anticipated second album titled Acid Roulette... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 22 May 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Northern Invasion 2016

Concert: Northern Invasion 2016 >> May 14th & 15th, 2016, Somerset, WI And an invasion is exactly what it was in Somerset, WI on May 14th & 15th, 2016. Since the innaugural festival was such a success, selling out with... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 22 May 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Interview: Brian “Head” Welch of KoRn

Interview: Brian “Head” Welch of KoRn “Head” Welch from KoRn… if his name and band aren’t attention-getting enough, his diverse talents (even beyond his work in KoRn) definitely are.  I’m always intrigued by people who take risks and share their... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 21 May 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Halestorm & Lacuna Coil

Concert: Halestorm & Lacuna Coil >> May 17, 2016, Adler Theatre, Davenport, IA As a veteran rock fan, photographer, and journalist, Pennsylvania’s Halestorm has certainly been on my radar for several years, but for scheduling reasons, I hadn’t been able to get... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 19 May 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Scorpions & Queensryche

Concert: Scorpions & Queensryche >> May 10, 2016, Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO Rock icons, the Scorpions packed the Fabulous Fox Theater in downtown St. Louis on May 10th. Currenty on their 50th anniversary tour, the Scorpions stacked the... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 15 May 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Musician’s Corner: Crock Stars

The Musician’s Corner® > Psychology for Success In Music What often seems common in knowledge is uncommon in practice. Nowhere is this more evident than in what I call the “crock star” music business. I define “crock stars” as up-and-coming musicians who are basically full-of-it... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 11 May 2016 | Musician's Corner® | No Comments   

R22-5: Just Got Lucky

Everyone’s heard the aphorism: Be careful what you wish for… you just might get it. Some call it “getting lucky.” Others call it hard work. Sometimes it’s a little of both as indicated by the equation: Luck = Preparation +... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 01 May 2016 | R22 | 2 Comments   

Musician’s Corner: “Seeing Things” the RockStarWay™

The Musician’s Corner® > Psychology for Success In Music The following is an excerpt of my keynote presentation of the same name… this message is designed to be an eye-opener, reminder, and motivator geared for musicians, artists, and bands. I often get asked about my best... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 16 April 2016 | Musician's Corner® | No Comments   
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