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Highlights From Rock USA 2017

by Dave Burke in Live Rock 0

Rock USA 2017 Oshkosh, WI. For the second consecutive year the annual Rock USA festival in Oshkosh Wisconsin has catered to the Metal crowd almost exclusively, eschewing the classic rock, grunge and “hair metal” of [...]

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When I heard my favorite radio DJ announce Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Farewell Tour my stomach sank. Yes things change, and I realize the band isn’t the same as it was when those first classic albums were […]

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Highlights From Rock USA 2017

August 30, 2017 0

Rock USA 2017 Oshkosh, WI. For the second consecutive year the annual Rock USA festival in Oshkosh Wisconsin has catered to the Metal crowd almost exclusively, eschewing the classic rock, grunge and “hair metal” of […]

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Tremonti

Tremonti is the band founded by Mark Tremonti, a figure well known in the rock scene, from his guitar duties in Creed and Alter Bridge. Tremonti initially was formed as a solo project, however after... Read more →

Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx was born in San Jose, California on the 11th December 1958, as Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna Jr. to Frank and Deana Feranna. His father deserted his family a short while after and Frank... Read more →

Starset

Starset was formed in 2013 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. They are Dustin Bates' child, which is also a member of Downplay. Taking over the vocals and keyboards, he is the leading songwriter of the band. His interest in space, can be reflected in Starlet's name as well as photo shoots apart from their music itself. Certainly, he is an electrical engineering PhD holder. On July 8, 2014 their debut album Transmissions was released. Their current line-up consists of Bates, as well as Brock Richards on the guitars, Ron DeChant on the bass and Adam Gilbert on the drums. Their musical style is dominated by a strong cinematic atmosphere, blending powerful guitar riffs with electronic and symphonic elements. Hans Zimmer, Muse, Sigur Ros, Nine Inch Nails and Breaking Benjamin have been cited as influences by Bates.... Read more →

Tesla

Members Frank Hannon – lead guitar Brian Wheat – bass Jeff Keith – lead vocals Troy Luccketta – drums Dave Rude – guitar Read more →

Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin is a band which was founded in 1999 by lead singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA. The first line-up also included guitarist Aaron Fink and bassist... Read more →

The Reverend Horton Heat

The Reverend Horton Heat was the brainchild of Jim Heath, the name being originally his stage name and that of his Psychobilly Trio band, based in Dallas Texas. Jim Heath has been called the ‘Godfather... Read more →