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'80s Rock

Interview with Delta Rose – Featured Band of Warped Tour

May 8, 2013

Last week when we were down in Los Angeles for the Golden Gods Awards we went to the Revolver Golden Gods Aftermath Party at The Viper Room.  What was even better about this night was that, Delta Rose was going to be opening up for Heaven’s Basement.  Delta Rose is one of our featured bands from the Warped Tour 2013 and we had a chance to interview them right out on the Sunset Strip. Truly a place where these guys belong. They bring out true old school rock and roll just like many of the bands that I have been featuring.  So, when people say, “Where is our Rock and Roll?’  All you have to tell them is check out Delta Rose! Here is our interview: I love the energy and enthusiasm these guys have. It is no wonder they recently got endorsed by Gibson. They are also working on the completion of their debut music video which is being shot by none other than the great Rob Fenn. Rob’s work has become unparalled in [Read More]

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Breaking News

The Music Junkie Press “After Golden Gods Awards” Awards!!

May 7, 2013

Well I am home from my trip to the 5th Revolver Golden Gods Awards which took place last week at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles. I hope all of you had a great time watching the Black Carpet and the award show live on XBOX, Facebook or AXS TV.  There was so many great stories to share from that night, some we may have to keep quiet; but all in all it was a fantastic show. Sadly, hours before the Black Carpet, we got word of the passing of the great Jeff Hanneman from Slayer who died at the young age of 49 from liver failure. The night soon became filled with stories about Jeff and tributes to our fallen hero. Many drinks were shared and toasted to the life of Jeff and he will be greatly missed. Many awards were given out and here is the list of who won: BEST GUITARIST presented by Epiphone    John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo) BEST DRUMMER presented by Drum Workshop   Arejay Hale (Halestorm) PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST presented by Dean [Read More]

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Bands

Time to rock out to The Jaded

April 29, 2013

The Jaded It has been quite some time that I can say that my old stomping grounds, San Francisco has produced a great rock and roll band. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of great things have come from San Francisco.  Sourdough soup bowl from Boudin’s.  Seafood at the Wharf.  The Stinking Rose. Fun nights at Candlestick. but a great rock band…. not in a while… until now. We had the pleasure of seeing San Francisco rock band, The Jaded up here at the Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa. These guys just bring old school rock and roll and wrap in everything from funk to old school sound, that just has you wanting more and more.  The Jaded is Jimmy Steal aka Sergio on vocals/rhythm guitar, Matt Notter on bass, Downey Orrick on lead guitar/backing vocals and Elliot Starno on drums and percussion.  These four come together to send you into rock and roll bliss with their sound. We had the chance to catch up with The Jaded at their recent show at the [Read More]

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Bands

Interview with Sam Hughes of The Sammus Theory

April 28, 2013

These past couple of days I have found myself listening to the new album by The Sammus Theory, “Entitled Anonymous”. On April 23rd, they released their third album and it is by no surprise outstanding.  This album really delivers strong hooks, heavy power and is filled with their passion to rock. The Sammus Theory is Sam Hughes on Vocals, Kyle Welnel on rhythm guitar, Jeremy Tabor on lead guitar, Brent Gilliland on bass and Marshall Harrod on drums. Together they create the powerhouse rock that will have you engaged from the first song to the last. I will get you a full review of this CD soon but for now  I wanted to share an interview we recently had with Sam Hughes. You can check it out here:   Head over to their website where you can get your own copy of “Entitled Anonymous”. You can get your digital copy, physical copy or my preferred: BOTH!  Tell me which are some of your favorite songs. So far, I really love, “Scarlet Letter Devil”, “Entitled Anonymous” and [Read More]

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Concerts

Hard Rockers “Heaven Below” continue their rise

April 28, 2013

All my friends here in California already know about this great hard working rock band, Heaven Below but now it is time for EVERYONE to know about them. My son Ryan had met their lead singer and guitarist, Patrick Kennison at NAMM 2012 and we  had their music blasting on our 7 hour drive home.  They have such an intense energy throughout their songs as they deliver “in your face rock” which we all need more of now and days. Heaven Below rose from Los Angeles and has not stopped since. We had the chance to see them earlier this year at House of Blues Anaheim during NAMM 2013 and the place was packed. They always bring such a great crowd and if you ever see them coming to a town near you; Fly, Drive, Walk or Crawl to get to that show. You will be infused with high octane levels of rock and roll and will now be part of the Heaven Below family.   You can get to know more about Heaven Below [Read More]

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Concerts

Interview with Adam Hall of Another Lost Year

April 24, 2013

Last year I told you about a great new band, Another Lost Year from North Carolina.  They have been doing non stop shows and their songs have been getting a lot of great airplay. We had the opportunity to interview guitarist, Adam Hall and we wanted to bring that interview to you.  Also I have included below my original post on this great band.  So check out the interview with Adam where you can learn about which was the most influential rock albums for him, or one of his favorite moments from the Showboat RockFest last year or when are they coming back to the West Coast!  We thank Adam for his time. We hope you can all check the tour schedule on their website  or on my list below, and catch their adrenaline filled concerts. Enjoy, Marisol     ______________________Repost of August, 8, 2012______________________ Allow me to introduce you to a great new band that hails from Charlotte, NC,  “Another Lost Year”. Once you take a listen, I am sure you will be hearing a [Read More]

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Alternative Rock

Justin Furstenfeld opens his heart on his Open Book Tour

April 8, 2013

A few months ago I told you about how one of my favorite singers announcing his solo tour to highlight the release of the third edition of his book! Yes, Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October. You can read that post here. Well, I can’t wait to tell you how everything went. First, remember when I told you I took my son Rockin Ryan to see Blue October in November 2012 and how Justin loved Ryan’s jacket and Ryan was going to make one?? Read that post here.  Well, Ryan spent the past two months making one for Justin and couldn’t wait to give it to him at the show last Friday at The Observatory in Santa Ana. We set out for the 7 hour drive right after dropping Brandon off to school, perfectly scheduled to arrive at 3:45 in plenty of time for the Meet and Greet and Soundcheck. Well, we didn’t calculate the 10 miles per hour traffic from LA to Santa Ana. 9 hours later! We arrived late at 5:25 and missed most of the [Read More]