Monthly archives: April, 2016

Black Hearts And Sick Minds: An Interview With Acey Slade

In the blood-spattered back-alley knife fight that is today’s music industry, not many artists have the desire, let alone the luxury of walking away from a full-time gig. When a musician ditches a steady, high-profile slot in a Hall of Fame band to go solo, you know that he or she is propelled by something

Friday Happy Hour Playlist: Iron Maiden

I’m off to see the majestic Iron Maiden at the L.A Forum tonight. There’s just not enough room in the galaxy to contain all of my stoke. To celebrate, here’s the setlist they’ve been playing on the current leg of the Book Of Souls tour. It’ll be like you’re right there with me!    

The Darkness Are The Best-Kept Secret Of The Fortysomethings

Sunday night I covered The Darkness in San Diego for Classic Rock magazine. It was a rare two-hat gig where I wrote the review and did photos as well. To be honest, I’ve always enjoyed The Darkness but it’s been an awfully long time since I’ve piled up a stack of Darkness tracks and gone

Prank Phone Callers Are Trolling The Ever Loving Hell Out Of America’s Burger Kings

It’s Friday night and you’re finishing your shift at Burger King. As if that’s not an eye-watering kick in the balls already, a panicky firefighter calls the restaurant, frantically yelling that a gas leak has been reported in your building and that somebody needs to start smashing out the windows to release the gas buildup,

Friday Happy Hour Playlist: Life Doesn’t Have To Make Sense

This is not a list of metal songs.