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Lawrence Gowan of STYX talks to RMS about the band's summer tour, his upcoming solo release and much more. For interview, click here.

STYX plays an amazing, sold-out show at Artpark, Lewiston, NY 08/19/2014. For full review and photos, click here.








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Wednesday
Aug272014

Concert review - Dennis DeYoung - Gratwick Park - Tonawanda, NY - August 24, 2014‏

Review/photos by John Jeffrey

Tonawanda, NY - Considering a mere five days prior, Styx sold out Lewiston's Artpark with a paying crowd of approximately 10,000 fans, it was surprising to see original vocalist, Dennis DeYoung, draw only half that amount (if not less) for a FREE show at Tonawanda's Gratwick Park, closing out their summer season of Cornerstone's Niagara River Rocks.

For full review, click here.

Saturday
Aug232014

Concert review - Goo Goo Dolls - Darien Lake, Darien, NY - Aug 22, 2014

Darien, NY - The chart topping, multi-platinum band from Buffalo, NY, The Goo Goo Dolls, returned for a highly anticipated show at the Darien Lake PAC on Friday evening.

For review and many photos, click here.

Wednesday
Aug202014

Concert review - Styx - Artpark, Lewiston, NY - August 19, 2014

Review/photos by Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

Lewiston, NY - This evening certainly was the best of times for rock music lovers in the WNY and Southern Ontario area. The legendary, multi-platinum superstar band, STYX, played an extraordinary 90-minute set in front of an appreciative sold out crowd of 10,000 plus. This was the second last concert for the incredible summer season of "Tuesdays in the Park," at the award-winning Artpark. It seems like each week, the shows get better and better, and the performance this week by STYX was no exception; it was absolutely brilliant!

Stay tuned for full review and more photos, click here.

Monday
Aug182014

CD review - Ace Frehley - "Space Invader"

By John Jeffrey
 
Being a lifelong KISS fan is an easy thing to say, but when reviewing a KISS or KISS-related product, sometimes it's hard not to be bias or to be as objective as you should be.  And when Ace Frehley is your number one influence and inspiration as a guitar player, it's even harder to admit that one of your heroes just released a new CD that just doesn't cut the mustard.

For full review, click here.

Saturday
Aug162014

Concert review - Kiss/Def Leppard/Dead Daisies - Darien Lake, Darien, NY - Aug 13, 2014

Review/Photos by John Jeffrey
 
Darien, NY - KISS brought the legacy of their 40 year recording career and the bragging rights of being "The Hottest Band in the World" to Darien Lake's PAC in front of a packed crowd on Wednesday night.  Arguably, the most iconic band from the 1970's, KISS teamed up with the uncrowned kings of 1980's radio rock, Def Leppard.  While the combination of the two bands looks great on paper, and the pairing of KISS and Def Leppard on tour together has been rumored for years (roughly going back to 2006, when both bands were inducted together into "VH-1's Rock Honors" that same year), seeing these rock and roll giants back to back was nothing short of amazing, and by far, is the best package tour of the year.

For full review and more photos, click here.