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Christian Martucci, creating a scene for great music!

January 6, 2013

Christian Martucci I am excited to tell you about Christian Martucci’s new solo project. I have my IPod filled with great songs from Christian’s past and they are some of my favorite songs. From “Nowhere Ride” by The Chelsea Smiles to “Last Fucking Hope” by Black President and to “Shine”, “Downsider” and “Lights Out” from “Thousand Watt Stare“. Christian is just purely awesome on guitar and vocals. He has such a great unique sound that just draws you in and energizes you. In my previous post from Thousand Watt Stare I described his voice as “Ramones with a touch of Johnny Rotten and a dash of Elvis Costello which is an incredible combination.”   He is like liquid adrenaline running through your veins. Well, Christian is currently getting ready to release his new EP titled, “Man Without a Name”. If you are lucky enough to be in the Los Angeles area you can go to their album release which is scheduled for January 11th, 2013 at one of my favorite old stomping grounds, The Viper Room. [Read More]

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'80s Rock

Jeff George talks about Harlot, Bach & Nothing but a Good Time for 2013!

January 5, 2013

  Jeff George  The guitarist/composer extraordinaire,  Jeff George has a busy year planned ahead of him.  He was hand picked by Sebastian Bach to be his new guitarist in September of 2012 and is also currently in Harlot with Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria. We had a chance to check in with Jeff and get the full scoop on Harlot and what else he has in the works.  We are very excited for the year ahead and can’t wait to hear more from Jeff. ~  Interview with Jeff George ~  Music Junkie Press: Thank you Jeff for taking the time from your busy schedule to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press. We appreciate it and look forward to sharing it with our audience. Jeff George: Hey Mari.. Hey everyone.. Thanks so much for having me! Music Junkie Press: How did it go with your tour with Sebastian Bach and will you be staying on as his guitarist for the new year? Jeff George: It’s been incredible. Baz and I have known each other [Read More]

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'80s Rock

Hotel Diablo is the 11th gift of 12 Days of Christmas Rock!

December 22, 2012

12 Days of Rock Christmas! Day 11  On the 11th day of Christmas my Rock and Roll love gave to me some awesome rock  with Hotel Diablo. This band puts together 80’s inspired rock and roll, complete with the power ballads, shredding guitars, strong vocals and octane level energy! Hotel Diablo was formed in 2011 by one of the hardest working guitarists, Alex Grossi and dynamic vocalist Rick Stitch. These guys then completed the perfect union with precision bass by Mike Duda  and adrenaline fed drums by Mike Dupke. Together they serve up some intense rock  for you that we have all been craving. Earlier this year they released their full length album The Return to Psycho California through Scarlet Records. The album was produced by none other than Gilby Clark of Guns n Roses and Rockstar Supernova. The Return to Psycho California is available through Itunes or Amazon.  You are going to love this album. Here is one of my favorite songs from the album, “Psycho, California” This is a band you will have to keep [Read More]

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'80s Rock

Day 10 is Jettblack for 12 Days of Christmas Rock

December 21, 2012

12 Days of Rock Christmas! Day 10  On the 10th day of Christmas my Rock and Roll love gave to me some off the hook hard rock with Jettblack from across the pond. Okay my 80’s and 90’s Rock lovers out there, here is another awesome high powered, energy driven rock band that you are going to fall in love with. I promise on this one! These guys deliver the goods and by the way, it is so nicely packaged… Jettblack are four rockers from High Wycombe, England and started back in 2007.  They have cited their influences as “Anything up until 1994”.  Well these guys have been touring Europe and we are waiting for our turn to Rock out to this fantastic band.  Their music has everything from hot guitar licks, smoking riffs, melodic chorus, heavy basslines and rockin drums. Then you add all the incredible vocals and in time you are rocking heavy and asking yourself why didn’t you hear these guys sooner.  Well better, sooner than never. Jettblack is Will Stapleton on Vocals, Guitar, Tom [Read More]

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'80s Rock

Day 9 brings CrashDiet for 12 Days of Christmas Rock!

December 20, 2012

12 Days of Rock Christmas! Day 9  On the 9th day of Christmas my Rock and Roll love gave to me some sexy glam rock from Crashdiet.  I have been transported back in my time machine and I am walking down the Sunset Strip in the mid 1980’s. Up and down the strip I can catch a show, anything from Glam Metal, Hair Bands, or even some Punk shows. I have my favorite pair of fringed white Zodiac Boots, bright zebra print top and my short pink skirt. Of course I have my hair in my high upstyle and tons of hairspray. I am ready to check out some bands and rock out. That is what Crashdiet brings back to me. All my favorite memories of partying and rocking out in the 80’s but now I can enjoy that same feeling while listening to this Swedish “sleaze rock” band. They are like that second shot of whiskey, it feels great but be prepared for some fun and trouble. I have had some deep discussions with others [Read More]

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12 Days of Christmas

The Veer Union is the 7th gift for 12 Days of Christmas Rock!

December 18, 2012

12 Days of Rock Christmas! Day 7 On the 7th day of Christmas my Rock and Roll love gave to me a sneak peak of  new music by The Veer Union. I have loved The Veer Union from the moment I first saw them open up for Puddle Of Mudd at Slim’s several years ago.  I still remember it as if it was yesterday. We were towards the back since we were going to sit down and get some dinner before heading to the front for Puddle Of Mudd. We had ordered our nachos and drinks and had just started to eat while the band took the stage. First thing that catches your eye is Crispin, the lead singer with his possibly 12″ awesome mohawk!  Within a few minutes they were all set up up and we were still snacking away. Then they started to play and within the first 30 seconds, we left our food and table to rush to get up front to really see this band.  It was love at first sound [Read More]

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12 Days of Christmas

Day 6 brings us Tracer for the 12 Days of Rock Christmas!

December 17, 2012

12 Days of Rock Christmas! Day 6 On the 6th day of Christmas my Rock and Roll love gave to me an incredible treasure from down under called Tracer. This one took me by surprise since the second I heard it, I was grinning from ear to ear as if I had just won the lottery. I quietly crept into Rockin Ryan’s Garage to plug in my favorite pair of Marshall headphones so I could really take a good listen to this band. I needed to make sure what I was hearing was just as awesome I thought it was… Well verdict IN. YES, it was. It was a gift of sweet classic rock soaked in grungy sweat that just tickled my senses! Judging from the intense and larger than life sound that Tracer  delivers, it is hard to believe that it is just three guys in this band. Michael Brown has flawless vocals and wields out some excellent riffs and high energy solos and hooks on the guitar. Pat Saracino is also on vocals and dominates [Read More]