Tag: Mid 80s

Y & T at The Coach House, Sat. April 21st!

Before Motley Crue, before Ratt, even before there was a Metallica, when Y&T formed in the early 1970s, they set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the most popular heavy rock bands of the ’80s, at the birth of their careers, opened shows for headliners Y&T; and they all cut their …

SHOCKWAVE SKULL Sessions: Big 4 Part 2 of 3

The REAL BIG 4 Episode (Part 2 of a 3 part special). This continues where Episode #48 left off. Featuring the same cast: Returning guest and esteemed UK metal author Joel McIver, Craig Locicero from Bay Area thrash titans Forbidden and metal mogul Michael Huntsman join host Bob Nalbandian on yet another heated discussion thrashing out the Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax discography …

THE RODS and DIO DISCIPLES to Tour Together

One band that many veteran metal heads feel should have hit the big time was New York’s The Rods. Comprised of members David “Rock” Feinstein (guitar/lead vocals), Garry Bordonaro (bass/vocals), and Carl Canedy (drums/vocals), The Rods would go on to open arena shows for such renowned groups as Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Judas Priest, Ozzy …

Gibson.com’s Top 50 Guitar Riffs of All Time – #20-11 (Vids)

Gibson.com has announced #20 – 11 Top Guitar Riffs of All Time.  There’s a bit of magic in that mystical combination of notes that makes up a good riff. And there’s no perfect formula for success. Sometimes it takes a pile of rapid-fire shots to do the trick. In other cases, it only takes three. …

A Fine Memento For A Momentous Occasion 100%

Having decided to travel to Warsaw, Poland, to be at the inaugural ‘Big 4’ event I was eagerly anticipating the release of this boxset, not least because as a vertically challenged individual I was able to see very little from my position 300 yards back at Bemowo Airport on that historic day in mid-2010. This …

Paradise Rock Club Gets A Facelift

-From Boston.com It was cursed from the stage. It was maligned from the audience. For a lucky few it was a handy leaning post. And now the pole that used to block the view of the stage at the Paradise rock club on Commonwealth Avenue has been rendered moot. A look back at some memories …

PROFILE: Phil Anselmo

Philip Hansen “Phil” Anselmo (born June 30, 1968, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American musician who is best known as the lead singer and frontman for the heavy metal band Pantera. He is currently the frontman for the Louisiana-based metal act Down. He is also the owner of Housecore Records. Hit Parader ranked Anselmo …

Dirty Penny

California glam rockers DIRTY PENNY look and sound like they just walked off Sunset Boulevard in the mid-‘80s. A style influenced by Mötley Crüe, Poison, LA Guns, Guns N’ Roses, et al. The sex-crazed, booze-hound friends have shot a fresh wad of flavor into the sound of the often-praised but equally ridiculed metal subgenre. The …

Vader’s Peter W. Talks Up Latest Video Plans

VADER’s mainman Piotr “Peter” W. has issued the following update: “Welcome Metal Maniacs!!!! VADER — as you see — is still on the road.  Two controversial but great festivals in Kiev (Ukraine) with SODOM and ARCHENEMY and in Poland (Hunterfest) with MOTÖRHEAD and TARJA TURUNEN are already behind us.  Now we fly to southern Italy …

RIP David Taylor: 12/5/64 – 6/30/09

David Taylor, frontman of 80’s rockers DRIVE, has passed away at the tender age of 44…an official press release concerning the matter reads as follows… “David Taylor was the lead vocalist for ’80s hard rock band, Drive. Formed in Houston, Texas by Rick Chavez and Mercy Valdez, Drive soon found their voice in a young …

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