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    by L.A. Guns
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  • Runnin' with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen
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Monday
Aug112014

Concert review - Sebastian Bach - Braun's Concert Cove, Akron, NY - 08-07-2014

Review/photos by John Jeffrey

Akron, NY - Last Thursday night, Sebastian Bach - THE ORIGINAL VOICE OF SKID ROW (as he demands
to be referred to as these days) - performed to what looked like a small, but rabid crowd of approximately 500 "American Metalheads." Although I think Bach's draw on a Thursday (week) night was respectable, the audience seemed dwarfed inside of Braun's massive Concert Cove.  At 44, Bach proved that he still has 'it' and seems to finally have a stable lineup backing him up.  For awhile, Bach seemed to be going through a midlife crisis, as he seemed overly obsessed with having these younger "boy band" type guitar players (first Nick Sterling and then Jeff George).  Wiping the slate clean and only keeping longtime drummer Bobby Jarzombek, Bach brought out the "Big Guns" with the addition of the ever talented Brent Woods (Vince Neil) on guitar and returning on bass was Rob Deluca (Spread Eagle).  The band performed a rocking 80 minute set and was by far the loudest band I've ever heard play at Braun's Concert Cove.

For full review, click here.

Thursday
Aug072014

Interview - Framing Hanley - Kenneth Nixon

Framing Hanley is a dynamic alternative rock band that is hell-bent on making it big. The Nashville, TN based quartet, led by front man, Kenneth Nixon, recently released their third record, ‘The Sum of Who We Are.’ This release is filled with big hooks, intense, passionate vocals, and great well-crafted, melodic rock anthems.

Framing Hanley also has a notorious reputation for putting on a high-energy show, resulting in them winning over music lovers at every concert. Their fan base has become extremely loyal, so much that they help finance the band's new release.

What follows is an exclusive RMS interview with Kenneth Nixon. During this interview, we discuss the writing process in the band, their new album, and much more.

For interview, click here.

Thursday
Aug072014

Concert photos - Heart - Artpark, Lewiston, NY - August 05, 2014

Lewiston, NY - Tuesday night was another incredible evening of live music at Artpark, when classic rock legends, Heart, entertained an appreciative, nearly sold out audience. The Seattle based band, led by sisters, Ann and Nancy Wilson, played a 90-minute, note-for-note, perfect, flawless set that consisted of many of their classic hits from the 70's and 80's.

For full review and more photos, click here.

Monday
Aug042014

Concert review - Rockstar Mayhem Festival - Darien Lake PAC - Darien, NY‏ - July 29, 2014

Review and Photos by Diana MacDonald
 
Darien, NY - Tuesday's overcast, yet calm skies were a fitting ominous backdrop for the return of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival to the Darien Lake PAC.  Like the other writers for RockMusicStar who covered the "Rockstar" festivals in the past, I really had to pick and choose which artists I wanted to cover, considering the amazing amount of talent which was performing on the four different stages set up amidst the concert grounds.  To make matters worse, not only were there sets which overlapped one another, but this year, there were times when there would be two bands playing at almost the same exact time slots (mostly on the Sumerian Records and Victory Records stages).  Being outdoors, and the stages not being far enough away from one another, the bands who were playing early on in the day wound up having their sound severely compromised, with everything sounding muddled.  The headlining 'main stage' bands really benefited by being the sole acts performing onstage during each of their respective time slots, and all sounded amazing.

For full review, click here.

Monday
Aug042014

Interview - Savoy Brown - Kim Simmonds

Kim Simmonds may not be the most famous musician in rock music, but he is definitely one of the most influential- either directly, or indirectly. The 66-year-old Welch guitarist was a British blues/rock music pioneer, starting in 1966, when he formed the band, Savoy Brown. The band relentlessly toured the USA during the late 60’s and 70's, and along the way, survived many line-up changes. But, even though the band had developed a great reputation for an outstanding live show, they never had the big mega hit that took them to the superstar level of popularity.

For decades, Simmonds continued touring and recording, never once giving in to any of the current music trends. He stubbornly stuck to his guns, and never compromised his musical integrity to make a quick buck.

Currently, Simmonds is back on tour with Savoy Brown, in support of a brand new, classic blues-style record, entitled, ‘Goin' to the Delta.’

What follows is an exclusive RMS interview with the legendary musician, Kim Simmonds. During this interview, we discussed the ‘Goin' to the Delta’ record, his outlook on touring, and much more.

To read this interview, click here.