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Saturday
May072011

Photo Gallery - The "Avalanche Tour" - featuring: Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm, Skillet - Mohegan Sun Arena, CT - 05-01-2011‏

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Thursday
May052011

Interview - King Kobra - Carmine Appice

Rock music drum legend, Carmine Appice has been going at it for 45 years now. Over that period of time, he has performed with some of the most talented and popular performers on the face of the earth. That list includes Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Ted Nugent, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Stanley, and many more. Although Carmine has played with some true music legends, one of Carmine’s most favorite musical projects of his impressive career, was his 80’s glam-metal band called, King Kobra.

Recently, Carmine brought almost all of the original line-up of King Kobra back together, along with ex-Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt vocalist, Paul Shortino, handling the vocal duties. Original vocalist, Mark Free, underwent a sex operation years ago, and now goes by the name Marcie Free. He/she currently sings in the band Unruly Child. The other members of King Kobra did not have sex changes, who are: Mick Sweda – guitar, Johnny Rod - bass and David Michael Phillips - guitar.

This past Tuesday (5/3/11), King Kobra released their first CD in over two decades. The self titled CD was released by Frontiers Records, and features some of the most crafted tracks that band have ever written.

What follows is an exclusive interview with the 'King' of King Kobra - Carmine Appice. During this interview Carmine discusses the events that led the band to getting back together, the new CD and much more.

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Tuesday
Apr262011

Interview - Black 'n Blue - Jaime St. James

Jaime St. James, lead singer of Black 'n Blue, is in a unique position these days.  With Black 'n Blue having only minimal success in their initial decade run (1981-1989), Jaime is ready to reintroduce Black 'n Blue to the masses, with a new CD, entitled "Hell Yeah!"  Although, there have been a few live, and demo compilations released over the years, "Hell Yeah!" is the first new 'studio' album, to be released by the band in 23 years.  In a lot of ways, Black 'n Blue will be a new band for many listeners, as this prospect seems to have Jaime St. James excited, and ready to write a new chapter for Black 'n Blue.  As they say, "Old things become new again."  This couldn't be truer for "the Saint."
 
On April 23rd, Jaime spent a good portion of his morning, talking to us here, at RockMusicStar.Com.  We discussed his Black 'n Blue past, the new album, his short time in Warrant, and his psychic KISS powers (you'll have to read it to believe it).  Jaime is far from a saint (LOL), but genuinely a good guy, from the tainted 80's rock music scene
.

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Monday
Apr252011

Concert Review - Jeff Beck - UB Center of the Performing Arts, Amherst, NY - 04-22-2011

Jeff Beck – Paganini with a Strat
By Guitarist/Composer Alyn Syms

There are guitarists, and there are great guitarists, and then there is Jeff Beck, in a class of his own. In my opinion, the best there is. An innovator and virtuoso , like Paganini, he is the most celebrated guitar virtuoso of his time, and has made his mark as one of the pillars of modern guitar technique. He did it all with style, class and cool. And if you’re not cool, you have no business playing the guitar to begin with.
I’ve always admired Jeff Beck’s approach to guitar playing and his fundamental dedication to prowess on his instrument. I listened to his earlier albums with a good set of headphones on and played with the balance control to isolate his guitar work and was struck by the clarity of his sound and skillful attack. It was said about him that he didn’t play faster than others but further. Speed for speed's sake is for hacks anyway, if a listener can’t hear what you’re playing, then both you and what you are playing is meaningless, just an ego trip, at their expense. What Jeff Beck plays and the way he plays it is Composition, the medium of Masters, not ordinary musicians.

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Thursday
Apr212011

Interview - Graham Bonnet

Graham Bonnet, the 63 year old vocalist, who has played in bands with the likes of Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai, has plans to bring his current version of the resurrected lengendary group, Alcatrazz, into the spotlight once again.  Bonnett first gained notoriety in the world of Heavy Metal in 1979, when he joined Ritchie Blackmore’s band, Rainbow.  While with Rainbow, he toured the world and recorded one album, which contained the hit single “Since You’ve Been Gone.”  

After Rainbow, Bonnet hooked up with MSG, which featured guitar god Michael Schenker.  With MSG, Bonnet recorded one album “Assault and Attack.”  However, it was once again, "one and done," as Bonnet only lasted one gig with the band (details of this can be read in the following interview).  

In 1983, Bonnet decided to start his own band.  His goal was to form a band that was similar in style to that of Rainbow.  He recruited 2 members of the band New England, snagged Alice Cooper’s drummer, and discovered an upcoming Swedish guitarist in the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen.  Dubbed Alcatrazz, the group released their debut album, “No Parole for Rock n’ Roll."  As they began to gain a loyal following, Yngwie’s inflated sense of self worth caused havoc within the ranks of the band, and as a result, they had no choice but to terminate his employment.   

Alcatrazz didn’t miss a beat without Yngwie.  They soon after recruited another guitar star-Steve Vai.  With Vai, Alcatrazz recorded “Disturbing the Peace,” a record that Bonnet is still very proud of to this day.  Unfortunately , Vai only lasted one record and tour with the band, as he was recruited by David Lee Roth for his solo band.  

Currently, Bonnet is once again in Alcatrazz, with a line-up consisting of Howie Simon - guitar, Tim Luce - bass and Jeff Bowders – drums.  After playing a handful of shows in Russia last year, the band just played a great gig last month at Mohegan Sun's Wolf Den, in Connecticut.   Alcatrazz has plans to do more touring, and record a new CD in the near future.  

What follows is an exclusive interview with Graham Bonnet.  During this conversation, we discuss his time with Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz and what lies ahead.

For interview click here