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Interview - Thin Lizzy / Black Star Riders - Damon Johnson

Damon Johnson, Scott GorhamBy Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

Damon Johnson is living his rock n' roll dream.  The 51 year old musician from Monroeville, Alabama has just released an impressive 5 song EP entitled, 'ECHO.'  This release proves that Johnson is a unique, truly well rounded musican, singer and songwriter.  In addition, Johnson will be touring Europe next month with the classic rock band Thin Lizzy, which he joined in 2011 as a co-lead guitarist.

Johnson, first received international acclaim with his band, Brother Cane, which he fronted from 1990-1998.  The debut album from Brother Cane sold over 250k units.  Soon after, Damon began writing with some of music's biggest stars, such as Stevie Nicks, Faith Hill and Sammy Hagar.  This eventually lead to Johnson landing a gig in 2004, as a co-lead guitarist with one of his music idols, Alice Cooper.  While with "the Coop" (how Johnson refers to Alice Cooper), he co- wrote the 2005 album,'Dirty Diamonds.' Johnson rocked and shocked the music world from 2004-2011 performing with the Alice Cooper band. 

Then in 2011, he received a call from Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham asking if he would be interested in joining Thin Lizzy.  It was a difficult decision for Johnson, but with the blessings of Alice Cooper, Johnson decided to leave the Alice Cooper band and take on an even bigger role as an integral part of Thin Lizzy. At first, Thin Lizzy was to only perform classic Thin Lizzy songs, but as time went on, Johnson, Gorham and vocalist Ricky Warwick decided that they wanted to write new music. 

In 2012, the decision was made to let the Thin Lizzy legacy rest, and record new material under a diiferent band name.  They decided on "Black Star Riders" as the new band name.  Since then, the Black Star Riders have released two critically acclaimed records that play tribute to the vintage Thin Lizzy style duo guitar attack, but with a bit more of a modern edge.  This is a band which will be a dominant force in rock music for many years to come. 

What follows is an exclusive interview with Damon Johnson.  In this interview, we discuss his new EP, 'ECHO' and much more. 

For full interview, click here. 



By John Jeffrey
KISS' first appearance on the big screen was in 1979, as Avco-Embassy released the made for television movie, "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" (which originally aired on October 28, 1978), in cinemas outside the United States, with translations of the title, gave the film different monikers.  Mostly referred to as "Attack of the Phantoms," it wouldn't be for another 20 years that we would see KISS in a feature film, as they appeared in the climatic ending of "Detroit Rock City," during a concert sequence no less, performing the title song of the movie.

For full review, click here


Interview - Ted Nugent

By Thomas S. Orwat Jr. 

This summer is going to be a lot louder, now that the Motorcity Madman, Ted Nugent, has announced he is returing to stage after taking last summer off.  Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Ted Nugent is one of a kind, and a true rock music icon.  At 67 years of age, he continues to dominate the stage, with his ferocious guitar playing, legendary songs and controversial stage banter.

The Ted Nugent summer tour kicks off on June 17th, when he headlines the ‘Laconia Fest: Music Motorcycle Fest 2016’ in New Hampshire and will continue all summer long.

What follows is an exclusive interview with the one and only, Ted Nugent!

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Interview - Paul Nelson

By Thomas S, Orwat Jr. 

Grammy award-winning musician, songwriter and producer, Paul Nelson, has stepped into the spotlight with his new solo band, the Paul Nelson Band, and an amazing record entitled, 'Bad Ass Generation.'  After spending a decade as the musical director of the Johnny Winter band, Nelson decided to put together his own kick-ass, classic rock-style band, following the passing of Winter, in 2014.

'Bad Ass Generation,' is a 12 track epic release that shows Nelson at the top of his game.  It's obvious that the many years working with Winter has greatly influenced Nelson, resulting in him becoming one of the most soulful and dynamic guitarists in rock music today.

What follows is an exclusive Rock Music Star interview with rock n' blues guitar star, Paul Nelson.

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Concert review - Foreigner - Seneca Niagara Casino - Niagara Falls, NY - May 13, 2016‏

Review and photos by John Jeffrey
Niagara Falls, NY - As vocalist Kelly Hansen, bassist Jeff Pilson, keyboardist Michael Bluestein, drummer Chris Frazier and guitarists Bruce Watson and Tom Gimbel took the stage as "Foreigner" - minus founding member, guitarist Mick Jones - at the Seneca Niagara Casino on Friday night, this concert was essentially a display of a band becoming more and more comfortable, with not only dipping it's toes, but submerging it's foot into the pool of musical acts who still exist today, and tour without any original members.

For full review, click here.

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