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Sammy Hagar
"A Journey Through The History of Rock" Featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, & Vic Johnson
Tuesday, 7/29/2014
Artpark Amphitheater
Lewiston, NY
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We caught up with Richard Fortus of The Dead Daisies and Guns n' Roses. To read our conversation, click here.

Rod Stewart and Carlos Santana play the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY. Check out our exclusive photos from the event here.






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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.

Thursday
Jul172014

In tribute - Johnny Winter - February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014

The staff of RMS is deeply saddened to hear of the death of one of our favorite musicians - Johnny Winter. We were fortunate to have had the opportunity to review, photograph and interview this rock/blues legend.

RIP Johhny Winter. Your music will live on forever.

For our interview with Johnny Winter, click here.  Seneca Niagara casino 2011 show review, click here.

Tuesday
Jul152014

Concert review - The Dead Daisies - Darien Lake PAC, Darien, NY - 07/13/2014

By Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

Darien, NY - The Dead Daisies, the super group consisting of all-star musicians Richard Fortus (Guns n' Roses)- guitar, Jon Stevens (Inxs)- vocals, David Lowy- guitar, Dizzy Reed (Guns n' Roses)- Keyboards, Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy)- bass and Brian Tichy (Whitesnake)- drums, opened for the Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company show at Darien Lake PAC last night. The band played a short, but intense 30-minute set, that included songs from their debut E.P., along with a crowd-pleasing and hard-hitting rendition of the Beatles classic, "Helter Skelter." The band has a “No-frills classic rock” sound, with a bit of a modern edge.

Over the next few months, the Dead Daisies will be getting a ton of exposure, not only on the Lynyrd Skynyrd/Bad Company tour, but also as the opening band on the KISS/Def Leppard tour, starting on Aug. 2th. So, if you plan on attending any of those shows, get there early. You will not want to miss rock music's new sensation- The Dead Daisies.

For more concert photos of the Dead Daisies' Darien Lake performance,  please click here.