True Guitar God, Legend Eddie Van Halen 1955 – 2020

October 6, 2020

Truly the most iconic, influential guitarist, Eddie Van Halen passed away. His son Wolfgang Van Halen confirms his death with a heartbreaking post on Instagram:     View this post on Instagram   I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop. A post shared by Wolf Van Halen (@wolfvanhalen) on Oct 6, 2020 at 12:26pm PDT The last time we saw Eddie perform was back in 2015 whenVAN HALEN delivered an epic full on ROCK N ROLL set at Shoreline Amphitheater we went as a family to cover their show at Shoreline. It was such a memorable night for all of us. He was truly my husband and sons’ idol. He is the [Read More]

Band of the Day

SPOTLIGHT BAND: Get to know Burning Pools and watch their new video!

October 5, 2020

Allow me to introduce you to Burning Pools, the band is led by former Smashing Pumpkins bassist Ginger Pooley. Together with her band they share a long list of studio and touring credits and collectively have worked with rock legends like Tom Morello, Siouxsie Sioux, Gwen Stefani, Morrissey, Liz Phair, Tegan and Sara, and bands like Jane’s Addiction and Weezer. They have just released a video for their song Bang, Bang.  You will instantly get hooked on their fuzzy rock vibe and have you in anticipation of their new EP. About the band She and husband Kristopher Pooley had been demoing songs showcasing Ginger’s penchant for empowering protest lyrics clothed in pop hooks, when they decided to reach out to guitarist Max Bernstein. He promptly added some tracks with a sub-octave fuzz permanently in the “on” position. Instantly, the three decided that Kris (a keyboard player by trade) would dust off his drum kit as this was not a synth operation —and a band was born.  They’ve also had their hands in the pop world, [Read More]

New Music

SEETHER takes the #1 Spot at Rock Radio with new single Dangerous

October 5, 2020

#1 Spot SEETHER has taken the #1 Spot at Rock Radio with their new single, Dangerous. The song is the lead single off their album,  Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (“If You Want Peace, Prepare For War”) which was released August 28 via Fantasy Records. The milestone marks the multi-platinum rock band’s 16th #1 song and 20th Top 5 hit over the course of their impressive 20-year career. Check out the Video Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellumis available in CD, vinyl and digital formats. For special offers and exclusive merchandise, visit SEETHER’s online store HERE. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, SEETHER will also release three of their classic albums–Disclaimer II, Karma and Effect, and Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces– on vinyl for the very first time on November 13, 2020 via Craft Recordings. Released early in the band’s remarkable run, these albums exemplify the distinctive musicianship and song-craft for which SEETHER are best known and helped solidify them as one of the most successful hard rock bands in the world. Pre-orderDisclaimer II, Karma and Effect, and Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces on vinyl HERE. Make sure to visit their social media sites so [Read More]

Patrick O'Heffernan

Roundup: The Hot Half dozen for October 5, 2020

October 5, 2020

  Patrick O’Heffernan,  Host, Music Sin Fronteras  radio   From 70 submissions this week, my Hot Half Dozen   Coming Undone, single, video, lyric video by Eric Zayne. Always a musical powerhouse, Zayne blows you apart with bulldozer beats, spiritual touches, and insane lyrics in this new song.  Checkout the lyric video and wear earphones.  He is a master at all levels.  Stream on Spotify. The Album, by Black Pink, with contributions by Selena Gomez, Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Victoria Monét, and others.  I don’t usually like manufactured groups doing manicured pop, but there is a reason they have streamed 1.8 billion songs:  they are very good. Their writers are snappy, rappy, and clever.  Their music is anything but canned.  They rock and you should listen. Available on all platforms. Mann Mein Aman,  single and video by Ricky Kej,  Salim Sulaiman  and IP Singh. If you have not sampled India’s rock, this will convince you to get on board.  Powered by  three megastars of the subcontinent’s rock scene, this musical celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s [Read More]


Nick Perri shares a sneak peek trailer for his upcoming concert, Live at the Drive In

October 5, 2020

The Music Industry has truly taken a huge hit during Covid-19 shutdown. But thankfully, so many artists have kept us sane with their live streams and virtual concerts. Later this month, Nick Perri and The Underground Thieves (Trio) will be holdling their pay-per-view concert, Live at the Drive In. Video To get you ready for this upcoming event, check out the sneak peek trailer for the concert event of the month.   Watch Event You will have three ways to watch the event. Watch on: Instagram: Facebook: Youtube: Tickets Friday October 16th2 Showtimes:Viewing #1 – 2pm EST / 7pm GMT (London)Viewing #2 – 9pm ESTTickets start at $10   If watching the show isn’t rockin enough, how about a chance to win a Gibson Firebird?  With each ticket purchased, you will be automatically entered to wina GIBSON FIREBIRD.  Proceeds will benefit the band, crew, and a portion will also be donated to MusiCares   Make sure to visit the social media sites for the latest news. Information & Links Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: [Read More]

Gear Highlight

Best Pedals From NAMM 2020

October 5, 2020

Every year, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) puts up the most awaited music gear and equipment promotion event in America. This year is no different. And it’s been an especially awesome year for effects pedal-hogging guitarists. So, let’s take a closer look at some of the best pedals NAMM featured at the start of 2020. Nobels ODR-1 VIDEO: This beloved overdrive pedal needs no introduction. As Tonebox’s Nobels ODR-1 review notes, the pedal is already world-famous for its natural, tube amp-sounding overdrive and high dynamic sensitivity. For that reason, the German makers of the now-classic effect unit improved on it in the only way they could. The overdrive pedal now comes with an internal Bass Cut switch, which gives it even more tonal range over the low end that it had before – as if guitarists needed any more reasons to put the Nobels ODR-1 on their pedalboards. As any session musician will tell you, there’s nothing better than a feature you didn’t know you needed until it was put there. It’s a useful improvement that [Read More]



October 5, 2020

New Release Former Candlelight Red guitarist Jeremy Edge is quickly establishing himself as an axe slinging guitarist/singer, stretching his musical horizons beyond hard rock and metal.  Deko Entertainment (ADA/Warner Music Group) has just released his new release, The Jeremy Edge Project, which features guest performances by Brandon Yeagley (Crobot), Brett Hestla (Dark New Day), and master blues guitarist Josh Smith. It is available for streaming and download, as well as all major outlets on both CD and Limited Edition Vinyl.  The album features 9 tracks – varying from bluesy and soulful ballads to in your face rock grooves with blazing guitar. He has just released a video for the lead off track on the record “Firedancer”, which already has people taken notice of this blistering track. Video Check out the video for the new track: The album The opening track on the album, Firedancer Intro is a guitar explosion that could easily be mistaken for a long-buried Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughn track that was recently discovered. This leads into Firedancer, a straight-head hard rocker that would be most familiar to [Read More]