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Wednesday
Dec072016

Review - Kiss - Monster Mini Golf's first ever 'KISSmas' party

By John Jeffrey

Las Vegas, NV - This past Saturday, Rock Music Star was on hand for the KISS Monster Mini Golf's first ever 'KISSmas' party, located at the mini golf's new location, inside of the beautiful Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.  In this current age of paid meet & greets (KISS being one of the first to pioneer these highly debated fan packages), to be able to meet a member of KISS for free, is truly an early KISSmas present for their fans.  The event had a great turn out, as many on hand were KISS Kruise attendees from all around the world, and what seemed like fans from the whole western US, Canada, and people flying in from as far away as Japan.

 

For full review and photos, click here

Monday
Nov072016

Not very rock and roll hobbies of the world's biggest rock stars

Not very rock and roll hobbies of the world's biggest rock stars

Have you ever wondered what some of the world’s most famous and talented rock stars do in their downtime? We may think that they live very rock and roll lifestyles with extreme hobbies such as skydiving and bungee jumping –but this is not always the case. Having looked into some of our favorite rock stars, their hobbies are a bit less rock and roll than we had imagined. Here are the five top unusual, and not very rock and roll hobbies of the world’s biggest rock stars.

Johnny Rotten

Johnny Rotten, the Sex Pistols member rock star has a very unlikely hobby; Bingo! Who would have thought that a game so fun would be something on the top of Mr. Johnny Rotten’s hobbies? The 60 year old has confessed to being a big bingo fan. And we cannot blame him, bingo has recently been experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity, especially with the best bingo games now being available online too.

Mick Jagger

Rock Star Mick Jagger is a huge Cricket fan. It is most certainly not a very rock and roll sport, and we had him pegged for more of a boxing or a wrestling fanatic –but no, Mick loves his Cricket! Jagger enjoys going to watch Cricket matches while overseas when the English team are playing. While Cricket is his favorite, Jagger is reportedly also a football and tennis fan too!

Ozzy Osbourne

Painting is something that Ozzy Osbourne loves to do! It may seem hard to believe that Ozzy likes to paint. But music and art are both creative, and Ozzy’s painting style has a dark side to it. But wow, can he paint! It may not seem like a very typical rock and roll type of hobby, but Ozzy is not painting rainbows and butterflies, that is for sure!

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was an avid reader, having loved science fiction especially. It is hard to imagine one of our all-time biggest rock stars sitting cuddled up with a book. In addition to science fiction, Hendrix also loved children’s books too. Jimmi apparently loved reading fairy tales, as well as childhood favorites such as Winnie the Pooh and Hans Christian Anderson’s collection of children’s stories.

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart’s unlikely hobby is model train collecting. Yes, you read correctly –Rod Stewart likes to collect model trains. He has been dedicated to this hobby for over two decades now, making this something he takes very seriously. He has a complete replica of New York’s Grand Central Station, which is his prized possession.

So there you have it, five super famous rock stars who have very unlikely not so rock-and-roll hobbies. Hopefully you learned something new today about some of the world’s greatest rock legends! It goes to show that people are multi-faceted and can have multiple interests. Just because someone is a rock star, it does not mean that they do not have a softer side.

Monday
Oct032016

Concert review - Alice Cooper - First Arena, Elmira, NY - September 26, 2016

Review by John Jeffrey, photos by Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

Elmira, NY - Aside from a period during the 80's (up through the mid 90's), you can always pretty much guarantee that an Alice Cooper show is nothing short of spectacular.  From the over the top theatrics, to the sheer dedication of the multiple incarnations and lineups of the Cooper solo band - replicating all of classic material the way the fans expect it to sound - Alice Cooper is perhaps the most consistent live act in the history of rock and roll.

For full review. click here

Saturday
Sep102016

Interview - The Dead Daisies - John Corabi 

By Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

The Dead Daisies, the classic-rock influenced super group - formed by Australian businessman, aviator and musician Dave Lowy- have increasingly earned the respect from many music fans and critics alike.  Since their inception in 2013, the band has gone through many line-up changes.  However, The Dead Daisies current line-up is the strongest one yet.  In addition to Lowy, The Dead Daisies currently consist of all-star musicians: John Corabi (Motley Crue, Union) - vocals, Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, DIO, Hurricane) - guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) - bass and Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner) - drums. 

The Dead Daisies are currently opening for KISS on the "Freedom to Rock" tour, performing to thousands of people every show.  Also, their recent hard rockin' release,"Make Some Noise," produced by acclaimed producer-Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry) - is certainly making some noise of its own.  This impressive 12-track recording is brilliantly produced, and really brings out the skills of each member to a higher level.  'Make Some Noise,' could very well be the best rock record released this year.

We, here at RMS, had the opportunity to hang out with this amazing band in Rochester, NY on August 29, 2016.  We witnessed their acoustic in-store performance, and then their opening for KISS, kick-ass, 45-minute set. 

What follows is an exclusive interview with John Corabi, vocalist of The Dead Daisies.  Here's what John had to say:

For interview, click here. 

Tuesday
Sep062016

Concert review - Def Leppard - Darien Lake PAC, Darien, NY - August 23, 2016

Review / photos by John Jeffrey

Darien, NY - As summer winds down, on the last day of August 2016, one of the most anticipated concert tours made it's way to Western New York.  The triple bill of Def Leppard, Reo Speedwagon and Tesla rolled it's way into the Darien Lake PAC last Wednesday night.  This bill, while almost identical to the lineup which came to Darien Lake last year (Reo Speedwagon were the less than palatable replacement for last year's Styx), did not fail to excite the masses, as the concert drew approximately 13,000 - not too shabby for a rock concert on a week night.

For full review, click here