2014: From a Music Drought to a Rocking Year

Happy New Year! Reflecting back on 2014, it was a rare year for me. Despite travelling a fair bit I never actually left the United States (I re-explored a number of states and got as far as Alaska to tick off all 50 US states). It has been many years since I stayed in only one country for…

These Boots Are Made For Rockin’

In regards to live music, 2013 was a great year for me. The year started out with some gigs in Australia then when I came back to America I saw shows all over the country and even popped up to Toronto in Canada to catch some shows. The following are the major acts I saw…

Slash & Duff together again….oh so briefly for Apocalyptic Love!

July 13th, 2012 Legendary guitarist Slash rolled into Seattle on Friday the 13th, featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators as part of their Apocalyptic Love Tour. There was no bad luck on this night though as their performance in front of a packed and enthusiastic crowd was brilliant! They played a mix of Slash/Myles Kennedy…

Blitzkrieg of the Metal Guitar Gods! \m/(>.<)\m/

What a week! 3 shows, 2 German ex- Scorpions guitar gods and Anvil the forefathers of thrash metal! February 15th, 2012 ULI JON ROTH  “21st Century Renaissance Artist“ Legendary guitarist and singer Uli Jon Roth from Germany was an early contributor to neo classical heavy metal and he is the inventor of the Sky Guitar (which has extra frets and…

Y&T Rocks Metal Madness!!!! \m/(>.<)\m/

Metal Madness! In 1985 as a 14 year old, one of my most prized possessions was a double cassette tape titled “Metal Madness“. It was compiled by well know Australian music historian, journalist and sometime band manager/promoter Glenn A. Baker). The album was the perfect snapshot of nearly all that was good in hard rock/hair…