Category: Music

RATT Singer Delivers A ‘Thrill’ With New Album

View To A Thrill, the latest solo disc from RATT rocker Stephen Pearcy, is a virtual tour de force of 80s-style hard rock hooks. From the frenetic opener “U Only Live Twice” to the infectious “Sky Falling,” an Out Of The Cellar-era-sounding powerhouse (think “In Your Direction” with a splash of “Wanted Man“), all the way to the funky groove-laden closer “Violator,” the album succeeds in its quest to take the listener back to the...

Kix’s ‘Blow My Fuse’ Turns 30

One of the more underrated hard rock records (and groups, as well) of the 80s, Kix’s platinum-selling Blow My Fuse is the latest album to get the deluxe treatment aimed at diehard fans longing for something extra from their favorite artists’ catalogues. The seminal work, originally unleashed on audiences back in 1988, was the Maryland-bred band’s most successful offering and it only takes one listen to figure out why. From the opening drum beats of...

Blondie Has ‘Havana Affair’ with Cuba ‘Events’ in 2019

Blondie is going to Havana in 2019. The band will host a four-day, all-inclusive cultural event, Blondie in Havana, March 14-18, 2019. The Cultural Exchange will include visits to the city’s museums, performances and visits with some of Cuba’s artists and musicians, two Blondie concerts, a photography and architecture tour of Havana and more. “We’ve never been to Cuba, though we’ve always hoped to get there someday,” said founding Blondie guitarist Chris Stein in a...

Alter Bridge With An Orchestra Live In London

Recorded over the course of two sold-out shows at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall back in October of 2017, hard rock mainstays Alter Bridge have released their latest live album, out September 7, aptly titled Live At The Royal Albert Hall, through Napalm Records. And although it’s not the first recording of its kind for the Orlando, Florida-bred quartet, this one has a unique hook, in the form of a few extra backing musicians –...

The Dead Daisies ‘Rise Up’ Again At The Highline

It’s been exactly one year since The Dead Daisies last played the Highline Ballroom in New York City. And although it would have been difficult to believe at the time, the talented supergroup has become even tighter than they were during their last visit to the Big Apple. Led by the powerful throaty vocals of one-time Motley Crue singer John Corabi, the band’s set on Tuesday, August 28, consisted of a healthy mix of cuts...

New York Metal Fans Still ‘Mad About’ Slaughter

If there was only one word to describe Slaughter’s recent headlining performance at The Space at Westbury, ‘loud’ would be fitting. The metal quartet, led by former Vinnie Vincent Invasion vocalist Mark Slaughter, brought their raucous show to Long Island, N.Y. on Wednesday, August 15, and proceeded to thrash the eardrums of the hundreds in attendance, in a set that while a tad short, clocking in at just over an hour, was made up for...

‘Kick’ing It With Saigon’s Bieler in New York City

Saigon Kick co-founder Jason Bieler, in the midst of a string of one-man acoustic performances, recently proved once again why the singer-songwriter’s gigs have been so well-received by everybody who attends them. More of a sporadic schedule of shows than a full frenetic flock of back-to-back dates, Bieler is clearly having a copious amount of fun at the informal events. His enthusiasm for his solo jaunts was distinctly evident on July 14 at the Rockwood...

Retro Futura: A Journey Back to the 80s

Totally awesome would be the most appropriate description of the predominantly UK-centric version of the annual Retro Futura concert, the all-1980s package tour that celebrates the decade known for big hair, bold fashion, and bombastic music. The NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Long Island, NY, played host to the popular multi-act event on Friday, the 13th of July – but for those in attendance, the night was anything but unlucky. This year’s edition features six...

Make Your Dreams Stick with Post-it® Brand and Hailee Steinfeld

This week Post-it® Brand kicked off their “Make Your Dreams Stick” back to school campaign with singer/actress, Hailee Steinfeld. The campaign hopes to inspire students to dream big this upcoming school year by writing down their goals. By simply writing down your goal, you are 42% more likely to achieve it. During the Post-it® Brand event, students from the New York City chapter of national non-profit After-School All-Stars experienced an exclusive Q&A with Hailee and...

Rick and Morty Get Soundtrack Treatment this Fall

Adult Swim is releasing a 26-track “Rick and Morty” soundtrack on September 28 via Sub Pop. The Rick and Morty Soundtrack features songs from Mazzy Star, Blonde Redhead, Belly, Chaos Chaos, original scores by the show’s composer Ryan Elder and two new tracks from Canadian artist Chad VanGaalen and experimental Hip-Hop group Clipping. Available as a standard CD, vinyl and digital release, a deluxe box set will also be released November 23. The deluxe double...

Funko Feeds the Masses with Pop Culture Cereals

Franken Berry, Boo Berry and Count Chocula will always have a place in our sugar-induced, morning cereal hearts, but now Beetlejuice, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and other retro, horror and comic characters are joining the breakfast ranks. Creators of Funko Pop! vinyl figures, Funko is upping the cereal ante with a collection of 40 pop culture-themed cereals, FunkO’s, debuting this summer. In partnership Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC’s Super Heroes Batman and Batgirl, The Lord...

Quiet Riot ‘Feel The Noize’ in New York

They were the first heavy metal band to top the Billboard album charts, with Metal Health, in 1983. They had a string of successful music videos in the MTV-saturated 80s. They toured with some of the most elite acts in rock, such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Whitesnake. Today, in 2018, Quiet Riot is still making records, they’re still out on the road, and they’re still raising hell. But nowadays, there’s a major difference....