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Album Review: CJ Ramone – American Beauty

by Dave Burke in Album Reviews 0

Artist: CJ Ramone   Release: American Beauty   Label: Fat Wreck Chords   Genre: Punk / Rock   Release Date: 3-17-17  Rating: 8/10     In 1989 Christopher Joseph Ward was hand-picked by punk legends The Ramones to fill [...]


Live Rock

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 […]



It would come as no surprise if anyone would accuse Seether of being highly influenced by Nirvana, Alice in Chains and a bunch of other grunge heroes. With a sound which can be found among... Read more →

Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band which was formed in Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK. Their current line-up consists of: Oliver Sykes (lead vocals, keyboards), Lee Malia (lead guitar), Matt Kean (bass), Matt Nicholls... Read more →


Halestorm is an American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith.   Read more →


In 2010 the UK band Bastille was formed in London by William Farquarson, Chris Wood, Dan Smith and Kyle Simmons and the name originated from the birthday of Dan Smith which fell on the 14th... Read more →

Rob Zombie

Robert Bartleh Cummings aka. Rob Zombie was born on January 12 of 1965. He is an American musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. As a solo artist, he has released five studio albums, three... Read more →


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 →