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Concerts

Fresh new Hard Rock with Red9

December 7, 2012

It was less than a week ago that I was treated to the music of Red9.  They were chosen by Slash himself to open for him at his show at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles on December 2, 2012.  They were great! I always love checking out the opening bands and I end up finding some of my favorite new music that way.  Red9 is a Southern California rock trio. Just because there are only 3, does not mean they do not deliver a huge sound! These guys are a powerhouse of rock and adrenaline. Red9 is Paul ‘Friz” Frislie on guitars, Giovanni ‘Gio” Fuentes and Jeff on bass and vocals. Together they create a true rock sound and I am hoping for a Bay Area show soon. I am going to need my Red9 Fix! They have a sound similar to Tool and a grungier Nine Inch Nails. Jeff on bass really captivates you with his exploding bass lines and his vocals. Paul just exudes energy while he is ripping out blazing riffs. Gio [Read More]

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Adler breathes new life into Rock ‘n Roll!

December 4, 2012

It is finally here! Yes, the long wait is over. The debut record of Adler titled “Back from the Dead” has been released. This album was produced by Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, Dokken). There is even guest appearances by Steven’s former Guns ‘n Roses bandmate; Slash and the great John 5 formerly of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. The singles “The One That you Hated” and  “Good to be Bad” have been all over the airwaves. This album is filled with great rock and roll and has everything we have been waiting to hear. It is not going to be a surprise if this album puts out more than a handful of hit singles. It is great to have an album once again where you want to buy the complete album and you listen to it from beginning to end. These days everyone seems to be buying singles or only getting to hear a couple songs from an album. Well on this one, you can’t do that because you will miss so many great songs. It [Read More]

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Concerts

From Rocky Roads to Royal Bliss!

October 19, 2012

It is time to enjoy some Royal Bliss! These guys have been around for over 13 years and are a true to rock and roll band from Salt Lake City. Over the years, they have had their share of bumps in the road which includes near death experiences, serious accidents, totaled cars, label changes and so much more. One thing remained constant for them, their passion for their music and staying true to themselves. This shows more than ever with their recent CD/Album Release, “Waiting out the Storm” which is their first release on their own record label, “AIR Castle Records”.  This album truly is all their own creation now that they are on their own label. I love it from it’s harder edgy sound to the emotion driven rock that each song brings out. We had a chance to talk with Neal Middleton, lead vocalist and guitars from the band.  So sit back and get to know Royal Bliss. Music Junkie Press:    Thank you Neal for taking the time out to talk with [Read More]

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Concerts

Learning Guitar from a Rock Star!!

October 8, 2012

So you want to learn how to play guitar? Or do you want to perfect your finger tapping? Or do you want to bust out some blues licks? Or how about just improve your guitar style? Well all these things can be achieved by taking classes from a Rock Star. I am not talking about plugging your plastic guitar into your XBox or your Wii set.. I am talking about the real thing!  How about taking Skype lessons from the very talented awesome guitarist of Art of Dying, Tavis Stanley? Tavis Stanley plays for the incredible band Art of Dying and has been playing and touring for the past 15 years. What great experience you will get by learning from this teacher. He is offering online courses via  Skype and fits them within his busy touring schedule. This is a gem that you have to enjoy. Several months ago, my son started taking guitar lessons from one of my favorite guitarists, Tavis of Art of Dying. As many of you know that band’s music had kept me [Read More]

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Alternative Rock

"Don’t Walk Away" from Mike Trisain!

October 6, 2012

Today I want to introduce you to Mike Trisain who is from New York, New York and is providing us with some great Rock/Edge Metal music . We had a chance to catch up with Mike and we hope you get to know this great musician. His music reminds me of early Billy Idol with a dark side of David Bowie and an edgier Alice in Chains.  I think you are going to enjoy this! Music Junkie Press:  Mike, you are an inspiration to others and your music will always be soul touching and we are grateful for that! Keep giving us such beautiful music to be thankful for. Mike Trisain: First off I would like to thank you for the opportunity to talk with you about my music I really appreciate it. Music Junkie Press:  Can you tell us about how you would describe your genre of music? Mike Trisain:  To sum up my music in a genre I would have to say mostly rooted in Hard rock and heavy metal and add rock folk so you [Read More]

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Get your Rock and Roll Fix with Shotgun Harlot!

September 26, 2012

Sometimes with music today, I long to hear down and dirty ROCK n ROLL!! You know what I am talking about, right? The kind of Rock that has you with your fists in the air, drink in the other hand and just raising some hell with your friends. Those were the good days but wait, they don’t have to be in the past. There is a great band that I saw last month, Shotgun Harlot when they opened up for 12 Stones at the historical Phoenix Theater in Petaluma. You can revisit my review of that night here: “‘Get Infected with 12 Stones”.  That was an awesome night and I really fell in love with Shotgun Harlot. Well I recently had the opportunity to interview Dylan D. Waltz lead singer of the band and here is what he had to say: Music Junkie Press:     How and when did Shotgun Harlot come together? Dylan Waltz:   I was in the process of piecing together a new band when a mutual friend of Joe and [Read More]

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80s

Have you been Kinected yet?

August 25, 2012

The 80’s not only had some great Rock and Roll but it also provided a time to enjoy New Wave and Modern Rock music. Well those times are long gone…. But guess what, there is a great new band out there called The Kinected  that is bringing it all back to life, blended with their own unique sound that is taking the airwaves by storm. It is great feel good music that reminds me of the first time I heard Pet Shop Boys or Duran Duran. They have an amazing  sound that is a fresh blend of rock, pop,  funk and an electro edge. There first single “Hypnotize” from their new album titled Evolution #9 has been dominating airplay on XM Sirius Channel 3 “20 on 20”. It will have you moving and wanting more and more! The Kinected is Ron Anthony on vocals, Alex Zapatier on guitar, Mike B on bass and Marck Mangel on drums. I had the opportunity to interview vocalist Ron Anthony who has such a smooth voice on this album. Here [Read More]