SLAYER – Final World Tour. Photo Gallery by Randy Salazar

August 21, 2018

Slayer is currently out on the 2nd leg of their Final World Tour. They made a roaring stop in Texas and Randy Salazar was there to capture the moment. Check out photos from their show:   Slayer Lamb of God Anthrax Testament   You can head over to for tickets and VIP packages. It’s now or never. Second leg: North America (July 26th – August 26th) w/ Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Napalm Death


Monoplasma introduces itself to the nation….live!

August 16, 2018

    Patrick O’Heffernan (Los Angeles) In the video for their song “Te Llevo”  the two founding members of Monoplasma, Hector Geronimo and Cesar “El Vampira” Lopez,  are reading a comic booklet in a Volkswagen while they tourthe country.  The booklet, a copy of the one slipped into hard copies of the single ”Te Llevo”,  described the “#tourintermidable”,  a national tour they have embarked on to present themselves to audiences nationwide.  The presentation is necessary even though both Geronimo and Lopez were familiar faces to legions of fans in both Europe and the United States.   Lopez was the guitarist for Jaguares, Azul Violeta,  and Maná, the most popular Latin band in history.  Geronimo, named  Best Vocalist of 2016 by HG Radio Mexico, was a the vocalist and frontman for Moebio, the Madrid-based alternative rock band that filled stadiums throughout Europe. Separately each artist has toured dozens of cities, played hundreds of concerts, and met thousands of fans.  Now, as Monoplasma, they are introducing themselves to fans old and new across North and Latin America  When I sat [Read More]


Armored Saint with Act Of Defiance at the Backstage in Munich

August 16, 2018

(08/07/2018) Last Tuesday I went out for a classy night of Metal music. Armored Saint did us the honor of playing in Munich again. And a special show that was, because they played one of their most popular records ‘Symbol Of Salvation’ in it’s entirety. During the show, the band honored and remember the one man, who played a big part in the success of this record – Dave Prichad, who died in 1990, way before the actual release of the record. Armored Saint were accompanied by another Metal Blade Records band, Act Of Defiance. Act of Defiance was formed in 2014 by ex-Megadeth members guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover. They were joined by Matt Bachand (guitarist for Shadows Fall) on bass and singer Henry Derek (ex-Scar The Martyr). So far they have released two records. While every member of the band is a very experienced musician, they’re still working on forming a fan base, which they surely extended that night. Here are some pictures of a fabulous night: Act of Defiance   [Read More]


Vicious Rumors set to kick off Digital Dictator 30th Anniversary Tour on August 31st at House of Rock!

August 13, 2018

  Power metal band Vicious Rumors are set to return to where it all started back in 1979…  right here in the Bay Area. They are gearing up for their Digital Dictator 30th Anniversary Tour which is set to kick off at  Rock Star University House of Rock on August 31st. They will be playing their album Digital Dictator in its entirety and so much more. We asked founder and lead guitarist, Geoff Thorpe about what fans could expect out on this tour, Geoff explained,   The fans can expect an old School classic night of  American Heavy Metal from VR with a historic night in Metal for SR. VR started in Santa Rosa back in 1979… it’s pretty crazy when I think about how long ago it was! The band started as a local band playing high schools and clubs and has gone on to record 13 studio albums including 3 albums on Atlantic Records,  3 live albums, toured all over the world, performing with Metallica,  Aerosmith, Scorpions, Judas Priest , Dio, Sabbath, so many [Read More]


Legendary guitarist Ace Frehley delivers spectacular non-stop ROCK show at Mystic Theatre in Petaluma

August 6, 2018

Last night was a night to remember. We were at the beautiful Mystic Theatre in Petaluma for the Ace Frehley concert. The venue has such rich history with a nostalgic decor, along with an amazing sound system and a fantastic staff.  The crowd was anxious and excited to catch Ace out on his tour. The night kicked off with one of our favorite guitarists, Tommy Odetto. We have been following him since his Bad Jones days and it is amazing to see how great his music has evolved as well as his career.  Check out some photos of Tommy Odetto and his band by our Rockin Ryan:   The fans went wild when Ace and his band took the stage and what a band it is! You have Chris Wyse (The Cult, Owl) on bass and vocals, Richie Scarlet (The Emperor of Rock and Roll) on guitar and vocals, and Scot Coogan (Lynch Mob, Lita Ford) on drums. They were spot on as their kick ass rock n roll sound resonated through the Mystic, stirring [Read More]


PHOTO GALLERY: Niall Horan WOWS Shoreline crowd with his Flicker World Tour

August 5, 2018

  Last night Shoreline was filled with the shrills and screams of adoring fans as Niall Horan brought his Flicker World Tour to the Bay Area.   Country superstar Maren Morris will support. She is featured on “Seeing Blind,” a track from Horan’s debut solo album, Flicker. Flicker (Capitol Records) entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 and topped the iTunes Top Albums chart in 61 countries. It includes the Platinum-certified hit singles “This Town” – which has sold more than three million track equivalent units globally – and “Slow Hands,” which went straight to No. 1 in 44 countries and topped Billboard’sMainstream Top 40 chart.  It was quite a night for great music and you can check out photos below: Maren Morris Niall Horan: Tour Dates: 8/5       Irvine, CA                                FivePoint Amphitheatre 8/7       Los Angeles, CA                      Greek Theatre 8/8       Los Angeles, CA                      Greek Theatre 8/17     Chula Vista, CA                       Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 8/18     Las Vegas, NV                         The Pearl Concert Theater 8/20     Morrison, CO                           Red Rocks Amphitheatre 8/22     Kansas City, MO                      Starlight Theatre 8/23     St. Paul, MN                             Minnesota State Fair 8/25     Maryland Heights, MO             Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 8/26     Noblesville, IN                         Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 8/28     Clarkston, MI                           DTE [Read More]

Music News

Take a listen to the 2nd track, You Don’t Own Me off Ann Wilson’s upcoming solo album

August 3, 2018

Ann Wilson is gearing up for the release of her new album, Immortal on September 14th via BMG. The album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay tribute to some of ANN‘s influences and friends who’ve recently passed and whose music poignantly lives on. Ann has just released the second track, You Don’t Own Me which is a powerful and stellar interpretation of Lesley Gore‘s fearless 1963 hit “You Don’t Own Me”–featuring the esteemed Warren Haynes on guitar.  The song is also available as an instant-grat track with album pre-orders, starting today; click here to access. Take a listen to the new song here:   Ann comments about the song to Billboard, “I think that song has come to be way more universal now. It could be the anthem of anyone who wants respect, anyone at all, not just women. I think we’re in a time where we’re having a discourse now as a culture about who people really are and how it’s important to accept people, and so I thought the song really fits. I think it’s really meaningful in today’s world.” More about [Read More]