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the GazettE from JAPAN is our Tuesday Travels Band

August 6, 2013

Get ready for some great ROCK N ROLL from JAPAN!! Today’s Tuesdays Travels takes us to a band that started back in 2002 in Kanagawa, Japan. The GazettE is described as visual kei rock which has been characterized by the use of varying levels of make-up, elaborate hair styles and flamboyant costumes, often, but not always, coupled with androgynous aesthetics.  Well whatever it is I really LOVE the sound of The GazettE.  They will be releasing a  new single, “Fadeless” on August 21st and a new album sometime in October. Check out a video for their song, Remember the Urge:   The GazettE features  the vocals and rhythm guitar of Ruki (ルキ), guitar by Uruha (麗), acoustic guitar and backing vocals by Aoi (葵), bass and piano by Reita (れいた) and drums and backing vocals by Kai (戒).  They are also embarking on a World Tour that is selling out as quickly as the tickets are being sold. Make sure to check them out and visit their Youtube channel where you can listen to a lot more of their songs. I will keep [Read More]

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Halestorm release new video for “Here’s To Us”

August 6, 2013

Halestorm has finally released the long awaited video for “Here’s to Us“. We had been hearing about the release for a couple weeks now but I guess they wanted to keep our anticipation growing.  Check out the video which is for their song, “Here’s to Us” which was released last spring on the band’s second album, “The Strange Case of…”      Lzzy Hale explained more about the song to Rolling Stone magazine: “We wrote this song literally as our personal anthem. We’ve been through a lot together as a band, and we’ve learned to celebrate the low times as well as the highs.  It’s about toughin’ out and respecting the journey for us, and that’s how we have kept it together as a foursome for 10 years!  Here’s to us!” I swear when I see the thumbnail for the video I can’t help but think that Lzzy Hale reminds me of Tony Montana’s sister from Scarfare!   Also make sure to check out the upcoming tour dates for Halestorm.  ~ Marisol   Information & Links: Website:  www.HalestormRocks.com  [Read More]

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Track listing for Alter Bridge new album “Fortress”

August 3, 2013

I have been waiting for the new Alter Bridge album!! The new album titled “‘Fortress” is set to be released on September 30th in the UK, October 1st in Italy and October 8th in the United States.  Hey I may have to fly to London for my copy early! It was reported on the TheAlterBridgeNation.com website that their single, “Addicted to Pain” will be released on August 20th. If you can’t wait until then, the single will be premiered on BanditRock on August 12th. BanditRock is Sweden’s rock radio station and you can visit their site here: http://www.bandit.se/ Tonight, Brian Marshall, the kick ass bassist of Alter Bridge, posted on his Facebook page the track list of the album “Fortress”. Check it out here: So now I am insanely anxious about this one! I hope Brian doesn’t get put in Isolation for sharing this with us.  (insert laugh) I will keep you updates as we get more news! Also, I am including the list of the upcoming tour dates that we have so far. ~ Marisol [Read More]

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'80s Rock

Top Twenty Music Videos from 1982

August 1, 2013

1982… For me… what a year… Freshman/Sophmore year at the all girls Catholic School Notre Dame in Belmont, California. I begged to go to the local public school after going to private uniform schools for the past 8 years but no luck…. So the best part is I remember we had MTV. We had just got it and I was glued to it the fist couple weekends that we had it. I remember we were vacationing at the house we rented every summer in Lake Tahoe and we got up there and they had the MTV channel. My whole world changed!! It happened to be the weekend where they spent most of it broadcasting Todd Rundgren Utopia concert but I got enough music videos to beg my Father to get it for us when we got back. Upon returning, our area was the new recipients of MTV and it gave me all the entertainment that I needed.  So here is my Top Twenty Music Videos from 1982. 20. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor 19. [Read More]

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A Story Beneath releases new video for “All in My Head”

August 1, 2013

One of my favorite bands that I told you about in a post back in May  that includes an interview with Phil Goff, has recently released a video for their kick ass song, “All in  My Head” which is from their new EP Beneath the Skin, and you can check it out here: A Story Beneath is an incredible band from Santa Clarita, California. Phil Goff is on Guitar and Vocals, Toddy Libby on Bass and Keys, and Markus Flick on drums. These three guys come together with driving rhythms, melodic chords blended with some powerful rock reminiscent of Silverchair, early Tool and Incubus but they definitely have a sound of their own.  Once you start listening to them, believe me, you might not stop. I told you about one of my Go To songs which is  “Chamelion”. This song just gets up in me and has me revived in an instant.  You can get their new EP right on CDBaby here. So make sure to check them on their social media sites and check out their new [Read More]

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Mesmerizing Blues by the Dave Jackson Band

August 1, 2013

If you enjoy really good classic rock and roll, you can always pick up the blues influences. From the great music of Blues, Rock and Roll was born and what I really enjoy is when I find some good kick ass rockin blues. I would like to introduce you to my recent find that I have been enjoying, the Dave Jackson Band. Dave delivers intense grooves wrapped in spellbinding solos that you are magnetically drawn to.  We had the opportunity to talk with Dave Jackson and we are pleased to bring you that interview:  * * * * * * * * * * * * Music Junkie Press: Thank you so much Dave for talking with us here at Music Junkie Press. How old were you when you first started playing guitar? Dave: I grew up in Africa and when I was five years old, I made my own guitar out of a tin box, part of an old broom handle, some nails and rubber bands and I just went out and played.  I [Read More]

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Treat yourself to down and dirty outlaw ROCK with Dead in 5!

July 31, 2013

It is that time of week where you have your eyes set on the weekend and can’t wait to let yourself loose and have some fun. Well of course, with all good times you need to have some good music! Well I have a band that is just perfect for you, whether you plan on raising some hell, partying or just sitting back and enjoying some true rock.  Dead in 5 from Detroit is the band and they are here to please your need, with melodic hard rock fueled by Detroit muscle.  They have a sound that is a combination of anything from Soundgarden to Black Stone Cherry, to The Cult and everything in between. Who is Dead in 5? Well first you have Robert Libres on Vocals, Brent “Lucky 7” Hall on Guitar, Dana “Deadly” Forrester on Bass, Peter “The Terminator” Seglund on Guitar and Ryan “Schimdog” Schimming on Drums.  I have been enjoying their single, “Burn My Eyes” from their debut CD which is now available through Amazon, ITunes, CD Baby or right [Read More]