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10
Sep

CRUZH - Cruzh (Review)

    Great to see Frontiers investing in new talent and this month sees a double header of more Swedish melodic goodness. First up is Cruzh (crush) – a new three-piece (with a guest drummer) delivering an album of polish Scandi AOR with a strong keyboard driven 80s sound. Think very early Bon Jovi mixed with the keyboards of Only Child, but with the vocals of REO’s Kevin Cronin gone glam? That make any sense whatsoever?   There is an aspect of sugary sweetness that might be a tad too sweet for some. And I do think the vocals can be a weak point within some areas on the album – the glam angle is played up on some songs.  
 
Sat
10
Sep

TESLA - Mechanical Resonance Live (Review)

  I love this album from the bottom of my heart. Well, the original at least! Mechanical Resonance is I think, one of the greatest debut albums of all time. It’s still the best Tesla album ever (although their catalogue is wonderfully consistent) and it’s hard to believe its 30 years old. Recorded over the course of a tour of the USA, the original 12 songs are compiled here in order of that magnificent debut in a very nice tribute to it.   The band is still kicking ass and there was never going to be any question of how good these songs were going to sound. They rock of course!
 
Fri
09
Sep

MEAT LOAF - Braver Than We Are (Review)

  Braver Than We Are is apparently Meat Loaf’s last album. Even if that wasn’t the intention, once the fanbase gets hold of this, that will be the end result. This is a career killer. The bravest aspect of this release is how anyone other than Meat Loaf would want to put their name on it. And I don’t say any of this lightly. I’ve had the album advance for nearly 2 months now and I have to force myself to play it to review. Now, before the abuse from card carrying Meat Loaf fan club members starts – people who maybe have never read this site before – let’s get a couple of facts straight.  
 
Fri
09
Sep

LOVE/HATE Explore 'Before The Blackout' on AOR Blvd Records

  AorBlvd Records are pleased to release Love Hate – Before The Blackout. A collection of demos recorded from 1986 – 1987. The cd also features liner notes by industry legend Dave Reynolds (Classic Rock/ Kerrang)   Looking back  at bands formation and recording history that  goes further back into the early 1980’s, starting  off as Data Clan who recorded an extremely rare EP and even performed a short tour of Japan.   In the Later half of the 1980’s together with a hard working attitude the band established a reputation on the tough Sunset Strip club gig scene, drafting in Ratt bassist Juan Croucier to produce working demos. 
 
Thu
08
Sep

GLENN HUGHES Gets Heavy To 'Resonate' With Fans

  Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the highly anticipated twelfth original Glenn Hughes album "Resonate" - released on Friday 4th November 2016. The album dovetails Glenn’s UK and European tour with American Grammy Award winners Living Colour, which kicks off in the UK on Tuesday 8th November (see tour dates listed below). A true vocal and musical icon of our times, in the past couple of years Glenn concentrated again on his solo career. Sold out crowds were the order of the day, while touring non-stop throughout 2015, with shows in South America, Europe, UK, Japan and Singapore.  
 
Thu
08
Sep

20FROM20 (1996-2016) - 20 Underrated But Essential Melodic Rock Albums

  2016 is of course the 20th Anniversary of MelodicRock.com – my online presence began in October 1996 with a basic news website (under a couple of different names) before the domain MelodicRock.com was adopted in 1998 (or thereabouts!)...   To celebrate 20 years covering the music we all love, I am posting a number of 20FROM20 features, counting down some of the best music and artists of the last 20 years, 1996-2016.   So let’s get started!     20 LESS KNOWN YET ESSENTIAL MELODICROCK ALBUMS YOU REALLY SHOULD OWN FROM THE LAST 20 YEARS…  
 
Thu
08
Sep

RockPages Talks To Donnie Van Zant

    RockPagesGR have interviewed Donnie Van Zant, brother of Johnny and of course the great Ronnie...talking about his recent album with Johnny, the chance of working with him again on a new album, Van Zant's turning to country on album three, his retirement, the tragic plane crash in '77, childhood and the stories about Ronnie's ghost...

You can find the interview here: http://rockpages.gr/en/interviews/item/4630-van-zant

Here are some extracts...

 
Thu
08
Sep

R.I.P TKO's Michael Alexisch

  Sad news once again - delivered by TKO's Brad Sinsel:   "Just got sum news that comes as a bit of a shock. My lifelong friend & frequent band mate Michael Alexisch (later changed to Alex) has passed.He always had the best jokes, even when the going got rough. He's the tall one in this photo blk hair behind me... He leaves this world a lesser place..."   R.I.P Michael
 
Thu
08
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JEFF PILSON (Dokken)

  FOREIGNER and returning to DOKKEN bassist JEFF PILSON guests on Ep. 257 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-257-jeff-pilson-dokken

In the show's only interview, Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson talks about his upcoming return to Dokken, the possibilities for a new album, on 'doing it for the money' and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

 

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