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THE 2013 MELROCK AWARDS

THE 2013 MELROCK AWARDS

Welcome to the 2013 MelRock Awards.

Thanks again for reading and the great enthusiasm for these awards each year. For anyone new to this - this is not a vote or a poll; this is my own personal take on the music and news that I covered on MelodicRock.com over the course of 2013. These are my favourite songs, my favourite albums and whatever else...

In listing these artists and also handing out some awards, it is my hope as always that it will help remind folks of some music they missed or help them appreciate some of the artists behind the music for their efforts in 2013.
Enjoy the read and do let me know what you think!

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1

W.E.T.

Rise Up

Following up an acclaimed debut is no easy task, but these guys moved from a project to a band with this excellent sophomore release. A tougher, more cohesive album that contained some more stunning melodic rock songs.

 

2

 

Harem Scarem

Mood Swings II

This has to be the best effort at re-recording a classic album/old material by any band yet. The guys captured the energy and vibe of the original and still managed to add a few little twists. And the three new songs were as stunning as possibly could be.

 

 

 

3

 

7th Key

I Will Survive

A sum of its parts more than individual highlights, but in the end it was everything that folks expected from the highly accomplished pair of Greer and Slamer. A more technical and progressive slice of melodic rock this time around, and so much depth to the production.

 

 

4

Degreed

We Don't Belong

With hardly any promotion and a label that disappeared soon after the release of this album, the Swedish lads still managed to push a genre forward with a highly addictive and memorable set of songs that helps modernize the classic melodic rock sound we all love.

5

The Poodles

Tour De Force

Proof that a band can still continue to learn and improve, even on their fifth outing. The band struggled with the album prior to this, but stormed back to the forefront of Scandi melodic hard rock here.

6

 

 

Magnus Karlsson's FreeFall - Magnus Karlsson's FreeFall

- Powerful, passionate and right in your face from start to end!

7

 

 

 

Eden's Curse - Symphony Of Sin

- From diversity comes the rewards...and EC storm back with their most melodic work yet.

8

 

 

Adriangale - Suckerpunch

- Great to have these guys back and.

9

 

 

Heaven & Earth - Dig

- The return of classic rock - in a truly classic sense. An epic album right out of 1977.

10

 

 

The Winery Dogs - The Winery Dogs

- You can teach an old dog new tricks! An inspired pairing of musicians here. /font>

11 House Of Shakira - Pay To Play
12 Steve Lukather - Transition 
13 Vega - What The Hell 
14 Find Me - Wings Of Love 
15 Revolution Road - Revolution Road 
16 The Theander Expression - Strange Nostalgia 
17 John Elefante - On My Way To The Sun
18 Newman - Siren 
19 Brett Walker - Straight Jacket Vacation 
20 Faith Circus - Turn Up The Band  

 

21 Covered Call - Impact
22 Stryper - No More Hell To Pay
23 Fergie Frederiksen - Any Given Moment 
24 Crashdiet - The Savage Playgound 
25 Royal Hunt - A Life To Die For 
26 N.O.W. - Bohemian Kingdom 
27 Burning Rain - Epic Obsession 
28 Deep Purple - Now What?! 
29 Sparklands - Tomocyclus 
30 Jesse Damon - Midnight In The Garden Of Eve  

 

31 Bai Bang - All Around The World
32 Laneslide - Flying High
33 Tainted Nation - F.E.A.R
34 Tom Kiefer - The Way Life Goes
35 FM - Rockville
36 Fate - If Not For The Devil
37 Pretty Maids - Motherland
38 Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose 
39 Coney Hatch - Four
40 Robin Beck - Underneath 
 

 

Honorable Mentions: (in no particular order)
  • Dream Theater - Dream Theater
  • LRB - Cuts Like A Diamond
  • Guru - White
  • Hardcore Superstar - C'mon Take On Me
  • ColdSpell - Frozen Paradise
  • Code Of Silence - Dark Skies Over Babylon
  • Redrum - Victims Of Our Circumstances
  • Houston - II
  • Michael Schenker - Temple Of Rock
  • Dream Theater - Dream Theater
  • Bombay Black - Bullets And Booze
  • Edge - Heaven Knows
  • Mad Max - Interceptor
  • Human Fortress - Raided Land
  • Reckless Love - Spirit
  • Pink Cream 69 - Ceremonial
  • Gary Schutt - Moving Parts
  • Arc Angel - Harlequins Of Light
  • Snowfall - Cold Silence
  • Fair Warning - Sundancer
  • Jorn - Symphonic
  • Vertical Horizon - Echoes From The Underground
  • Starship feat. Mickey Thomas - Loveless Fascination
  • Ra - Critical Mass
  • Angelica - Thrive
  • James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance
  • Daryl Braithwaite - Forever The Tourist
  • Rage Of Angels - Dreamworld 

 

THE BEST METAL / PROG ALBUM:
  1. Magnus Karlsson's FreeFall - Magnus Karlsson's FreeFall
  2. Tainted Nation - F.E.A.R.
  3. Dream Theater - Dream Theater
  4. Royal Hunt - A Life To Die For
  5. Human Fortress - Raided Land
  6. James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance
  7. Jorn - Symphonic
  8. Pamela Moore - Resurrect Me
  9. Death Dealer - War Machine
  10. Stormzone - Three Kings
BEST DEBUT ALBUM OF 2013:

..(New Band/Artist/Solo Debut, Not Project)

  1. The Winery Dogs - The Winery Dogs
  2. The Theander Expression - Strange Nostalgia
  3. Tainted Nation - F.E.A.R.
  4. Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose
  5. Laneslide - Flying High
  6. Code Of Silence - Dark Skies Over Babylon
  7. Angelica - Thrive
  8. Rage Of Angels - Dreamworld
  9. Sparklands - Tomocyclus
  10. Snowfall - Cold Silence
  11. De La Cruz - Street Level
  12. LaValle - Dear Sanity
BEST COMPILATION OR LIVE ALBUM:
  1. Def Leppard - Viva! Hysteria
  2. Europe - Live At Sweden Rock
  3. John Waite - All Access! Live
  4. Whitesnake - Made In England
  5. Lita Ford - The Bitch Is Back, Live
  6. Nightwish - Showtime, Storytime
  7. Ted Nugent - Ultralive Ballisticrock
  8. Hartmann - The Best Is Yet To Come
  9. Great White - 30 Years, Live From The Sunset Strip
  10. Axel Rudi Pell - Live On Fire
BEST RE-ISSUE/ARCHIVE RELEASE:
  1. Sammy Hagar - Standing Hampton/VOA/Three Lock Box/Sammy Hagar (Japan Re-Issues)
  2. HSAS - Through The Fire (Japan HM-CD Re-Issue)
  3. Crashdiet - The Demo Sessions (Indie)
  4. Blue Murder - Blue Murder (Rock Candy)
  5. Stan Bush & Barrage - Stan Bush & Barrage (Rock Candy)
  6. Honeymoon Suite - HMS, The Big Prize, Racing After Midnight (Rock Candy)
  7. Alcatrazz - No Parole From Rock n Roll, Live Sentence – No Parole From Rock'N'Roll, Disturbing The Peace, Dangerous Games (Metal Mind)
  8. Streets - Streets, Crimes In Mind (Rock Candy)
  9. Various Titles - Swedish Metal Classics (EMI Digital Sweden)
  10. Lou Gramm - Long Hard Look (Rock Candy)
2013 SONG OF THE YEAR
  1. Harem Scarem - World Gone To Pieces

    Classic melodic rock. Period. Brilliant, infectious and my most played song of 2013!

     

  2. W.E.T. - Walk Away

     

  3. Degreed - What If


     
  4. Harem Scarem - Anarchy


     
  5. Revolution Road - Shooting Star

     

  6. W.E.T. - What You Want
  7. 7th Key - I Will Survive
  8. Newman - Feel Her Again
  9. Degreed - Blind Hearted
  10. Revolution Road - Wings Of Hope
     
  11. Royal Hunt - A Life To Die For
  12. W.E.T. - Broken Wings
  13. John Elefante - On My Way To The Sun
  14. House of Shakira - Bending The Law
  15. Find Me - Dancing To A Broken Heartbeat
  16. Robin Beck - Wrecking Ball
  17. Steve Lukather - Judgement Day
  18. Degreed - Access Denied
  19. House of Shakira - Pay To Play
  20. Adriangale - The Black And Blue
     
  21. The Theander Experience - Conception Of Life
  22. 7th heaven - We Live Life Young
  23. N.O.W. - I'm Alive
  24. Royal Hunt - One Minute Left To Live
  25. Rage Of Angels - Over And Over
  26. Eden's Curse - Unbreakable
  27. Crashdiet - California
  28. Degreed - Inside of Me
  29. AOR - Secrets In The Shadows
  30. Eden's Curse - Evil & Divine
     
  31. Newman - Scar Of Love
  32. John Elefante - This Is How The Story Goes
  33. Faith Circus - Sunshine Radio
  34. The Winery Dogs - Elevate
  35. Tainted Nation - Never Promised You Anything
  36. Steve Lukather - Do I Stand Alone
  37. Bai Bang - Gonna Make It
  38. Jesse Damon - Black Widow
  39. Deep Purple - A Simple Song
  40. Brett Walker - Reaching For The Stars
     
  41. Covered Call - Lorainne
  42. Gary Schutt - Half A World Away
  43. Eden's Curse - Break The Silence
  44. Rage Of Angels - See You Walking By
  45. Faith Circus - Inside The Circus
  46. The Theander Experience - Strange Nostalgia
  47. Covered Call - When The Lights Are Out
  48. Revolution Road - Pretending Hearts
  49. Arc Angel - California Daze
  50. Laneslide - Flying High
     
  51. Dogface - Back On The Street
  52. Fergie Frederiksen - When The Battle Is Over
  53. Fergie Frederiksen - Price For Loving You
  54. LaValle - Don't Cry
  55. Reckless Love - Night On Fire
  56. Dream Theater - The Looking Glass
  57. The Poddles - Shut Up!
  58. Coney Hatch - Revive
  59. Covered Call - Hold On
  60. Adgriangale - Could Have Been Me
     
  61. Harem Scarem - Brighter Day
  62. Seventh Key - The Only One
  63. Heaven & Earth - A Day Like Today
  64. Houston - I'm Coming Home
  65. Revolution Road - Revolution Road
  66. Adriangale - The World We Knew
  67. Lost Weekend - Perfect
  68. House of Shakira - Same Old Story
  69. Dogface - Back On The Streets
  70. Hardcore Superstar - Above The Law
Honorable Mentions: (in no particular order)
  • Steve Lukather - Creep Motel
  • The Winery Dogs - I'm No Angel
  • The Winery Dogs - The Other Side
  • The Winery Dogs - Not Hopeless
  • Angelica - Breaking My Heart
  • Angelica - Can't Stop Love
  • Angelica - Nothing Else You Can Break
  • Faith Circus - Turn Up The Band
  • Faith Circus - Restless Heart
  • Houston - Back To The Summer Of Love
  • Houston - Glory
  • Bombay Black - Helluva Time
  • Bombay Black - All The Same In The Dark
  • Bombay Black - Queen Of Denial
  • Bombay Black - Bad Boy
  • House of Shakira - Dopamin Junkie
  • House of Shakira - Two Things
  • House of Shakira - All You Want
  • Arc Angel - Harlequins Of Light
  • Adriangale - Believe
  • Adriangale - When I Said You'd Be The One
  • Black Star Riders - Kissin' The Ground
  • Black Star Riders - Bound For Glory
  • Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose
  • Burning Rain - Sweet Little Baby Thing
  • Burning Rain - My Lust Your Fate
  • Burning Rain - Our Time Is Gonna Come
  • Coney Hatch - Blown Away
  • Coney Hatch - Down & Dirty
  • Crashdiet - Cocaine Cowboys
  • Crashdiet - Change The World
  • Crashdiet - Got A Reason
  • De La Cruz - Turn It Up
  • De La Cruz - Legions On Love
  • Degreed - In For The Ride
  • Degreed - Black Cat
  • Degreed - Just Another Heartache
  • Diamond Dawn - Take Me Higher
  • Diamond Dawn - Cryin'
  • Diamond Dawn - The Hunter
  • Dream Theater - The Enemy Inside
  • Dream Theater - The Bigger Picture
  • Fate - If Not For The Devil
  • Fergie Frederiksen - Last Battle Of My War
  • Fergie Frederiksen - Candles In The Dark
  • Find Me - Road To Nowhere
  • Find Me - One Soul
  • Goo Goo Dolls - When The World Breaks Your Heart
  • Goo Goo Dolls - Caught In The Storm
  • Hardcore Superstar - C'mon And Love Me
  • Little River Band - Cuts Like A Diamond
  • Little River Band - Forever You Forever Me
  • Little River Band - The Lost And The Lonely
  • Magnus Karlsson's Freefall - Freefall
  • Magnus Karlsson's Freefall - Higher
  • Magnus Karlsson's Freefall - Heading Out
  • Magnus Karlsson's Freefall - On Fire
  • Code Of Silence - Dark Skies Over Babylon
  • Pink Cream 69 - Land Of Confusion
  • Pink Cream 69 - Wasted Years
  • Pink Cream 69 - The Tide
  • Place Vendome - The Power Of Music
  • Pretty Maids - The Mother Of All Lies
  • Pretty Maids - The Iceman
  • Pretty Maids - Motherland
  • Ra - Beautiful
  • Ra - Awake
  • Reckless Love - Bad Lovin'
  • Reckless Love - Edge of Our Dreams
  • Reckless Love - Dying To Live
  • Seventh Key - Lay It On The Line
  • Seventh Key - I See You There
  • Seventh Key - When Love Sets You Free
  • Sparklands - The Game
  • Starship feat. Mickey Thomas - It's Not The Same As Love
  • Starship feat. Mickey Thomas - Loveless Fascination
  • Starship feat. Mickey Thomas - What Did I Ever Do
  • Stryper - No More Hell To Pay
  • Stryper - The One
  • Stryper - Water Into Wine
  • The Poodles - Happily Ever After
  • The Poodles - Misery Loves Company
  • The Poodles - Viva Democracy
  • LaValle - Scared To Love
  • LaValle - Break Your Heart
  • 7th heaven - Pages
  • W.E.T. - The Moment
  • W.E.T. - Learn To Love Again
  • W.E.T. - Rise Up
  • Royal Hunt - Hell Comes Down From Heaven
  • Vertical Horizon - You Never Let Me Down
  • Gary Schutt - A Million Miles An Hour
  • Heaven & Earth - Victorious
  • Heaven & Earth - No Money, No Love
  • Paris - Dancing On The Edge
  • Paris - South Of Love
  • Paris - America
  • Reece - Someone Beautiful
  • Human Fortress - Raided Land
  • Maxx Explosion - Devil's Locomotive
  • Maxx Explosion - Falling Away
  • Maxx Explosion - Don't Wanna Break
  • FM - Tough Love
  • FM - Only Foolin'
  • FM - Story Of My Life
  • Newman - Had Enough
  • Newman - When It Comes To Love
  • Brett Walker - What About You
  • Brett Walker - Better Than Goodbye
  • Jesse Damon - Garden Of Eve
  • Jesse Damon - A Chance For Us
  • Jesse Damon - Save Me
  • Guru - Straight To Your Heart
  • Tom Kiefer - Solid Ground
  • Tom Kiefer - It's Not Enough
  • Tom Kiefer - Cold Day In Hell
  • Tom Kiefer - Ain't That A Bitch
  • Eden's Curse - Symphony Of Sin
  • Eden's Curse - Rock Bottom

 

THE BEST MELODIC METAL SONG:
  1. Dream Theater - The Enemy Inside
  2. Magnus Karlsson - Free Fall
  3. Tainted Nation - Dare You
  4. Royal Hunt - A Bullet's Tale
  5. Human Fortress - Child Of War
  6. Death Dealer - Hammer Down
  7. Timo Tolkki's Avalon - A World Without Us
  8. Dream Theater - Surrender To Reason
  9. Jorn - Traveller
  10. Taberah - Burning In The Moonlight
THE BEST BALLAD:
  1. Magnus Karlsson's Freefall - Stronger (feat. Tony Harnell)
  2. Steve Lukather - Once Again
  3. Robin Beck - I Swear The Nights
  4. Heaven & Earth - I Don't Know What Love Is
  5. W.E.T. - Still Believe
  6. Steve Lukather - Right The Wrong
  7. Fergie Frederiksen - How Many Roads
  8. N.O.W. - Strong Enough
  9. Robin Beck - Underneath
  10. Seventh Key - What's Love Supposed To Be
  11. Faith Circus - Tears You've Never Cried
  12. Eden's Curse - Fallen From Grace
  13. Bai Bang - How About Now
  14. John Elefate - This Time
  15. Jesse Damon - Save The World
2013 Best Artwork
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2013 Best Promotional Videos

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2013 Artist Awards

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:
Fergie Frederiksen (R.I.P.) & Brett Walker (R.I.P.)
Fergie and Brett win for Vocalists Of The Year not only for their superb albums delivered this year, but for their career spanning influence on the melodic music industry. Both were friends of mine and both will be dearly missed.

Honorable Mentions - Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T), Harry Hess (Harem Scarem), Joe Retta (Heaven & Earth), Robin Ericsson (Degreed), Stefan Berggren (Revolution Road), Nikola Mijic (Eden's Curse), Jamie Rowe (Adriangale).

Past Winners:
2012 - Rick Springfield
2011 - Eric Martin
2010 - Marcie Free
2009 - John Elefante
2008 - Arnel Pineda
2007 - Mike Reno
2006 - Pekka Ansio Heino
2005 - Jorn Lande
2004 - Jeff Scott Soto
2003 - Harry Hess.

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR:
Thorsten Koehne (Eden's Curse)
A guitarist who I think is underrated when it comes to handing out praise for their work, so hopefully this recognition will go some way to correcting that. His work on the latest Eden's Curse record is simply stunning as is his efforts on the previous albums. Impossible to replicate!

Honorable Mentions - Stuart Smith (Heaven & Earth), Steve Lukather, Mike Slamer (Seventh Key), Pete Lesperance (Harem Scarem), Magnus Karlsson (FreeFall), Vic Rivera (Adriangale), Stu Marshall (Death Dealer, Empires Of Eden) and Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs).

Past Winners:
2012 - Eddie Van Halen
2011 - Neal Schon
2010 - Steve Lukather
2009 - Erik Martensson
2008 - Doug Aldrich
2007 - Thorsten Koehne
2006 - Steve Lukather
2005 - Magnus Karlsson

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR:
Mike Mangini (Dream Theater)
A sublime effort on the latest Dream Theater album, giving the band a renewed focus on songwriting and delivering a classic DT album with all the quality and feel of their best work.

Honorable Mentions - Pete Newdeck (Eden's Curse), Richie Onori (Heaven & Earth), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs), Mats Ericsson (Degreed).

Past Winners:
2012 - Alex Van Halen
2011 - Pat Torpey
2010 - Jamie Borger
2009 - Steve West
2008 - The Drum Machine
2007 - Kelly Keagy
2006 - Simon Phillips
2005 - Daniel Flores.

BASSIST OF THE YEAR:
Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs)
Because he's simply amazing!

Honorable mentions - Billy Greer (Seventh Key), Paul Logue (Eden's Curse), Chuck Wright (Heaven & Earth).

Past Winners:
2012 - Wolfgang Van Halen
2011 - Billy Sheehan
2010 - Nalle Pahlsson
2009 - Bruno Ravel
2008 - Matt Bissonette
2007 - Jack Blades
2006 - Marcel Jacob

THE 'ERIC RAGNO' KEYBOARDIST OF THE YEAR AWARD:
Eric Ragno (Jesse Damon, Mecca, London, Redrum, Chasing Violets, Rockers For St. Jude)
Mr. Keyboards is now named the honourary title holder for future Keyboardist Of The Year Awards. So Eric, that means you have to let others have a turn now! Another awesome year for one of the best guys around.

Honorable mentions - Arlan Schierbaum (Heaven & Earth), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Road, Fergie Frederiksen, Silent Force, AOR, LaValle, Laneslide, Axe), Steve Williams (Eden's Curse).

Past Winners:
2012 - Alessandro Del Vecchio
2011 - Eric Ragno
2010 - CJ Vanston
2009 - Darren Wharton
2008 - Eric Ragno
2007 - Eric Ragno.

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:
Alessandro Del Vecchio (Fergie Frederiksen, Revolution Road, Paris, Charming Grace, Code Of Silence)
Moving from Keyboardist Of The Year in 2012 to Producer OTY in 2013. And 2014 looks no less busy for the Italian maestro who is putting his stamp on a number of high profile projects - all of which have come up winners so far!

Honorable mentions - Dave Jenkins (Heaven & Earth), Paul Logue (Eden's Curse, Code of Silence), Erik Martensson (W.E.T.), Mike Slamer (Seventh Key), CJ Vanston (Steve Lukather)

Past Winners:
2012 - Erik Martensson
2011 - Kevin Shirley
2010 - Steve Lukather, CJ Vanston, Steve MacMillan
2009 - Erik Martensson
2008 - Dennis Ward
2007 - Dennis Ward
2006 - Harry Hess & Pete Lesperance (Harem Scarem)
2005 - Dennis Ward
2004 - Fabrizio V.Zee Grossi
2003 - Tommy Denander.

2013 Rest In Peace

Lou Reed, George Kristy (White Widdow), Jan Kuehnemund (Vixen), Fernando Perugino Sr. (father of Frontiers Records president Serafino), Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult), Peppi Marchello (The Good Rats), JJ Cale, Shaun Kirkpatrick (Bronz), Magnus Kristensson (Mister Kite), Petra Degelow (Bad Sister), Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Jeff Hanneman (Slayer), Michael Sundén (Swedish rock n roll manager for the likes of ColdSpell and others), Richie Havens, Chrissy Amphlett (The Divinyls), Storm Thorgerson (cover artist), Andy Johns (Producer), Peter Banks (Genesis), Clive Burr (Iron Maiden), Alvin Lee (Ten Years After).

Worst Of 2013

ALBUMS:
 

  1. Bret Michaels - Jammin' With People I Paid A Lot Of Money Too
  2. Boston - Life, Love & Hope
  3. Sammy Hagar - Sammy Hagar & Friends
  4. Thunderfuck & The Deadly Romantics - Starfucker
  5. Tribute Albums - All Of Them! Down at the Whiskey: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe's Greatest Hits - 1981 - 2013; Still of the Night: A Millennium Tribute to Whitesnake; Fly Like An Eagle – An All-Star Tribute To Steve Miller Band; All-Start Tribute To The Who; All-Star Tribute To Supertramp.
  6. Amaze Me - Guilty As Sin
  7. Hedley - Wild Life
  8. Berlin - Animal
  9. Kingdom Come - Outlier

WORST ARTWORK:

 

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2013 WTF?

W. T. F!

Boston - underdone. That one word should sum that whole release up. My review was very critical, yet some others called for my 65% to be further reduced by tenfold! I did receive one single email in the album's defence - a lengthy letter outlining all the reasons why my review was too critical and the score too low, but nothing could ever change my mind there. I'm convinced it will be the final Boston release. Not even the cover art was worthy of the Boston name. Good one Tom!

Bret Michaels - if he's got any friends left after that last solo release I'd be surprised. I can't imagine anyone will ever be talked into future 'special guest' slots on any recording projects. Just get Poison recording again already!

FireFest - final fling indeed. Can't say I blame them. Busting your ass to put on a huge event like that with no financial backing or sponsorship and working within a finite pool of bands that folks will pay to see is a hard task. I should know! MRF4 will likely be the last one for a while also - not because it has/will lose money (not so) - but merely because the investment required to bring in bigger names is too much of a risk without corporate backing. Simple economics. It's a hell of a job to put together, so time for a year off.

I guess we know who won the battle of the Queensryche's!

7th heaven had their own brush with lead singer disease in the form of former Idol contestant Anthony Fedorov. They continue their search for a new long term frontman.

Yngwie Malmsteen issued his own version of history with his Relentless memoir, but the Anders Tengner written unofficial one is far better! www.amazon.com

Note to Jon Bon Jovi - you can run your corporation as you see fit, but don't expect fans to want to buy shares in your corp without question if your MVP isn't there - don't forget what made the corporation what it is today!

Is there a silly band name than State Cows? Please no more naming bands with farm animals.

Best speech EVER - Alex Lifeson for the Rush Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame induction - www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKuO1FpCWRI.

Worst album title for 2013 - Michael Des Barres - Hot And Sticky Live. And the cover does him no favors either...

 

Air Drums. That is all.

 

 
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