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Tuesday
Feb022016

Interview - Acey Slade

By Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

During his 16 years as a professional musician, 41 year old, hard rock - multi-instrumentalist, Acey Slade has worked with some of the most groundbreaking acts in rock music. Whether it's playing bass, guitar or songwriting, Acey has an impressive resume, including slints with the following: Dope, Murderdolls, Amen, Billy Liar, Wednesday 13,Trashlight Vision, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Rachel and the Blackstraps. But,in addition to a being a reliable hired hand, Acey also has an impressive catalog of solo material. On Feb 26th, Acey will be releasing his highly anticipated, punk and glam influenced solo record, 'Valentines for Sick Minds.' This was a labor of love for Acey, in that he played almost every note on the release.

What follows is an exclusive RMS interview with one of the coolest rockstar on the planet - Acey Slade.  During this interview, we discuss his new solo release and chat about his time in Dope, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and The Murderdolls and much more!   

For interview, click here

Saturday
Jan232016

Interview - Resurrection Kings - Craig Goldy

By Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

Former DIO guitarist - Craig Goldy, has resurfaced with an exciting new band called Resurrection Kings. In addition to the 54 year old guitarist, Resurrection Kings also consists of noteworthy, hard rock music veterans Vinny Appice - drums, Sean McNabb - bass and Chas West - vocals.  The Resurrection Kings will be releasing their debut album on Jan 29th on Frontiers Records.  This classic rock inspired, 11 track release will appeal to any fan of Whitesnake, Deep Purple and "Dream Evil" era DIO.

For Goldy, this may be his impressive release yet, his guitar tone and playing has never been better.

In addition to Resurrection Kings, Goldy is currently still involved several other projects, including the Ronnie James Dio tribute band - DIO Disciples and a project with vocalist David Glen Eisey, who was also in the band, Giuffria with Goldy during the early 80's.

What follows is an exclusive RMS interview with Craig Goldy.  During this interview we discuss his new project the Resurrection Kings, his time in the DIO band and much more.
For interview, click here.

Saturday
Jan092016

Friday
Jan082016

Rock Music Star - Top 10 of 2015

As the time came upon us, once again - here at Rock Music Star - to compile our Top 10 (rock) music releases of the year, we noticed one startling fact about our own website.  We noticed that we did not have ONE CD review posted on our site in 2015.  While the omission of CD reviews was certainly not completely intentional, it did make us ponder on how this actually came to be. 
 
Looking back, one of the reasons why we decided on not posting reviews on some of the releases we really enjoyed in 2015 was simply due to the fact that many of the interviews we conducted with the artists coincided with their release of their albums.  Considering we thoroughly discussed the albums during the conversation, it seemed kind of redundant and overkill, to post a separate CD review.
 
Aside from that, 2015 was a pretty lackluster year for Hard rock music.  It seems as though the amount of rock releases has really dwindled and some of the more solid stuff, really flew under the radar.  So we really had to go back and check, and double check the list of what came out in 2015, and revisit some of these CDs, in order to come up with this year's, "Rock Music Star Top 10 Rock Releases."
 

To see our list of the Top 10 of 2015, click here

Wednesday
Jan062016

Retro interview - Motorhead - Phil Campbell from 2012

For nearly 40 years, the British heavy metal band, Motorhead, which features Lemmy Kilmister-vocals/bass, Phil Campbell-guitar and Mikkey Dee-drums, have been slaying audiences with their unique brand of no-frills, in-your-face rock n' roll.  While the band had faced a great deal of adversity, dealing over the years with incompetent record companies, crooked accountants and greedy managers, Motorhead has not only managed to survive, but prosper as well. The band is currently more popular than ever, and are now regarded as rock royalty.

Currently, Motorhead is finishing up performing on the "Gigantour," which also features Megadeth, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil. In addition, Motorhead has just recently released a stunning live CD/DVD package entitled, "The World is Ours - Vol 1."  This package documents the band's 2011 performance to a sold out and frantic crowd in Santiago, Chile. This release is a true must have for any fan of metal or classic rock.

Here at RockMusicStar, we had the honor of chatting with guitarist Phil Campbell.  During this conversation we discussed the new CD/DVD, future plans and much more.

For full interview, click here.