Fifty years since they formed, the Scorpions are still going strong. Lounging in retirement isn’t really in the cards. And, for the record, their 2010 Farwell Tour announcement was a bit premature due to the resurgence of interest from a younger audience and the success of their 2010 CD, Sting in the Tail.
Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, and producer Ron Bumblefoot Thal has released his 10th CD entitled, Little Brother Is Watching, late February. The album is an eccentric, upbeat collection of modern epic rock with haunting melodies, huge choruses and witty lyrics about life in the digital age and beyond.
Few rock guitarists have an impressive resume like Michael Schenker – from UFO, to the Scorpions, to the Michael Schenker Group; he has influence generations of guitarists.
At a super-secret location on the outskirts of Anaheim, California, far away from the hustle and bustle of the NAMM convention center, I was transport by limo to hotel room where Zakk Wylde had been held up most of the day meeting with the press to promote his new line of guitars and amps. My missions…to have Zakk enlighten me on his newest business endeavor – Wylde Audio!
After their inaugural voyage on Motörhead’s Motörboat Cruise and a recent addition to the Shiprocked Cruise 2015 in February, Metal Allegiance will also be bringing their musical crusade to the House of Blues in Anaheim, California, on Januray 21st, 2015.
Judas Priest have outdone themselves with their 17th studio album; Redeemer of Souls.
Released on July 8, 2014, metalheads around the globe are already singing its praises.
Recently, guitarist Mike Campese found himself in Italy for the first time where he ran some clinics and visited his Italian relatives. Mike’s a virtuoso o guitar, bless with natural technical abilities that show up on his many CD and DVD releases.
Hamilton, Ontario, based progressive metal band, Varga, has just unleashed their 3rd full-length studio recording, Enter the Metal after 17 years apart. Varga reunited in 2011 and have just released their awesome reunion CD.
Michael Schenker has been called one of the true guitar heroes of all time and has influenced three generation of players. His resume includes historical bands like UFO, the Scorpions, as well as several iterations of his solo group the Michael Schenker Group.
Since their inception, Black Label Society has been at the forefront of hard rock. Their penchant for hard riffs and blazing solos has resulted in a slew of hugely successful albums and a reputation for being a powerful live band.