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We caught up with Richard Fortus of The Dead Daisies and Guns n' Roses. To read our conversation, click here.

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Wednesday
Jul302014

Concert photos - Sammy Hagar - Artpark, Lewiston, NY - July 29, 2014

Lewiston, NY - Just got back from the Sammy Hagar concert. What a great night! The crowd of approx. 9000 was treated to a great evening of classics from Sammy's solo career, his hits from Van Halen, a Montrose classic and several Led Zeppelin songs. His band consisted of ex-Van Halen bassist- Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham on drums and Vic Johnson. I will have a full review up asap. But for now, check out some of the photos that I took... click here.

Thursday
Jul242014

Concert preview - Sammy Hagar to headline Artpark, Lewiston, NY - 07-29-2014

Artpark's award winning "Tuesday Concert series" returns to what it does best on this upcoming Tuesday, and that's classic Rock. And there is no better musician to get the summer party re-started in Lewiston, NY than the "Red Rocker"- Sammy Hagar. The 66 year young at heart rocker, who in addtion to his solo career, enjoyed great success in Van Halen from 1986-96 and prior to VH, the ground breaking band, Montrose (from 1973-75), will be joined by all-star musicians Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot, ex-Van Halen) - bass, Vic Johnson - (Sammy Hagar band) - guitar and Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin reunion) - drums.

Sammy and his band will be playing a unique show, consisting of songs from Sammy incredible 40 year plus career. His setlist for this tour consists of hits from his time in Van Halen, his solo career and a good number of Led Zeppelin songs.

If you are a fan of Classic rock, this is a show not to be missed!

Low price tickets for Sammy Hagar's "A Journey Through The History of Rock" are still available here.

Sunday
Jul202014

Concert review - Megadeth - Artpark, Lewiston, NY - July 15, 2014

Review - John Jeffrey, photos - Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

Lewiston, NY - This past week, the heavy metal veterans, Megadeth, lead by benevolent leader and task master - Dave Mustaine - brought their musical fire and fury to Artpark's "Tuesday in the Park."  Unfortunately, "Metal" seemed to have scared off the masses, as the show's light attendance only seemed to comprised of the group's most hardcore following.  Quite a shame, as Megadeth not only put on one of the best Artpark concerts I've ever attended, but performed perhaps the best sounding show I've seen out of all of the Megadeth tours I've attended since the early 1990's.

For full review and photos, click here.

To check out the remaining summer shows at Artpark, Lewiston, NY click here.

Saturday
Jul192014

Concert review - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Darien Lake PAC, Darien, NY, - July 13, 2014

Photos/Review by Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

Darien, NY- The Lynyrd Skynyrd/Bad Company co-headlining tour touched down in Darien, NY last Sunday evening. Both legendary bands are celebrating their 40th anniversaries. While they drastically differ, stylistically: Lynyrd Skynyrd are the originators of American Southern rock, and Bad Company was 2nd to Led Zeppelin as England's most popular blues rock export. The 9,000 people of all ages in attendance didn't take sides; they showed equal appreciation for both bands.

For review and more photos, click here.

Friday
Jul182014

Interview - Dead Daisies / Guns N' Roses - Richard Fortus

The Dead Daisies are a newer, classic rock influenced band that demands your immediate attention. The band was formed in 2012 by Jon Stevens, former vocalist of INXS, and successful businessman turned rocker, David Lowy. Soon after, Richard Fortus, the guitarist of Guns N' Roses, was brought into the mix. Over the last two years, an incredible array of talented musicians have played in the band. This list includes Darrly Jones, bass player of the Rolling Stones, and multi-instrumental musician, Charley Drayton. Currently, the line-up includes, Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses)- keyboards, Brian Tichy (Billy Idol band)- drums, and Marco Menoza (ex-Thin Lizzy) on bass. The band has an EP out, entitled 'Face I Love,' and although it only consists of four tracks, it's definitely worth checking out!

The Dead Daisies just completed a string of dates opening up for the Bad Company/Lynyrd Skynyrd tour. On August 2nd, they will hit the road again as the supporting act for the KISS/Def Leppard tour. If you plan on going to this tour, get to your seats early; you will not want to miss the Dead Daisies.

What follows is an exclusive RMS interview with the Dead Daisies and Guns N' Roses guitarist- Richard Fortus. This interview was conducted on July 11th, one day after the Dead Daisies played their first show opening for Bad Company/Lynyrd Skynyrd.

For interview, click here.