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Tom Keifer is our guess for an exclusive RMS interview. To read our discussion, click here.

The Goo Goo Dolls return home for an amazing show at Darien Lake, NY. For review and photos, click here.

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Interview - Alice Cooper band - Nita Strauss

Throughout his career, Alice Cooper is notorious for always having some of the most talented musicians in the business play in his band. Recently, when Cooper needed a bright new star to replace (ex-Michael Jackson) guitarist Orianthi, who was leaving to join Richie Sambora’s band, he picked the most talented - and quite frankly, hottest looking guitarist out there - Nita Strauss.

The 27 year old L.A. native was no stranger to fans of hard rock music. She was one of the guitarists in the all-female Iron Maiden tribute band, The Iron Maidens.  Nita was also responsible for performing the national anthem at all of the home games this past season for the KISS owned arena football team - L.A. KISS.  In addition, she was a session guitarist for many years.  

Nita Strauss is a true rock star, with amazing guitar skills, a hard work ethic, and great stage presence.  She instantly wins over new fans every time she steps on stage.  It’s just a matter of time before she is regarded as one of the top guitarists in rock music.  

What follows is an exclusive RMS interview with Nita Strauss.  During this conversation, we discussed how she became the newest member of the Alice Cooper band, and much more.

For interview, click here.


Interview - Tom Keifer

Tom Keifer, who is best known as the voice and brains behind multi-platinum, glam-metal band, Cinderella, has been actively touring during the last two decades. However, he has not released any new material. This was mainly due to an ugly lawsuit Cinderella had with a new record label that they signed on with during the late 90s. But, early last year, Keifer finally released a new album. However, it wasn't with his band, Cinderella. Instead, it was a well-crafted, classic rock influenced solo release entitled, 'The Way Life Goes.’ Fans and critics praised this record for it's great songwriting and musical diversity. Many feel this album is one of Keifer's most brilliant moments of his career.

Tom Keifer has been touring this summer with his outstanding solo band. His live performances consist of a good mix of classic Cinderella songs, and many from his solo release.

What follows in an exclusive RMS interview with Tom Keifer. During this discussion, we talked about his 'The Way Life Goes' CD, his future plans with Cinderella, and much more.

For full interview, click here.


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.


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.


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.