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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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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!

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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.


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.

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Interview - Styx - Lawrence Gowan

One of the most dynamic and entertaining bands on tour right now is classic rock legends- Styx. The band, which currently consists of classic line-up members Tommy Shaw - guitar/vocals, and James Young - guitar/vocals, along with Canadian progressive rock superstar, Lawrence Gowan - keyboards/vocals, Todd Sucherman - drums, and Ricky Phillips - bass, has been rocking fans all summer long with a hit-filled set list and a high-energy show.

Although the summer might be winding down, one of the most anticipated shows of the season is still to come. On Tuesday, August 19th, Styx will be rocking the music fans of WNY with a concert at the award winning Artpark in Lewiston, NY. A few tickets for this event can be purchased here.

What follows is an exclusive Rock Music Star interview with Lawrence Gowan of Styx. During this interview, we discuss the upcoming show at Artpark, and much more. Here's what Lawrence had to say:

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Concert review - Sebastian Bach - Braun's Concert Cove, Akron, NY - 08-07-2014

Review/photos by John Jeffrey

Akron, NY - Last Thursday night, Sebastian Bach - THE ORIGINAL VOICE OF SKID ROW (as he demands
to be referred to as these days) - performed to what looked like a small, but rabid crowd of approximately 500 "American Metalheads." Although I think Bach's draw on a Thursday (week) night was respectable, the audience seemed dwarfed inside of Braun's massive Concert Cove.  At 44, Bach proved that he still has 'it' and seems to finally have a stable lineup backing him up.  For awhile, Bach seemed to be going through a midlife crisis, as he seemed overly obsessed with having these younger "boy band" type guitar players (first Nick Sterling and then Jeff George).  Wiping the slate clean and only keeping longtime drummer Bobby Jarzombek, Bach brought out the "Big Guns" with the addition of the ever talented Brent Woods (Vince Neil) on guitar and returning on bass was Rob Deluca (Spread Eagle).  The band performed a rocking 80 minute set and was by far the loudest band I've ever heard play at Braun's Concert Cove.

For full review, click here.