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Thursday
Sep182014

CD review - Beasto Blanco - "Live Fast, Die Loud" 

by John Jeffrey
 
When speaking with one of the greatest drummers in rock and roll about the creative aspect of music - specifically regarding song writing - I learned that at times, there can be a tendency to wear your musical influences on your sleeve.  KISS drummer Eric Singer could not have been more right when it comes to his former Alice Cooper band mate, Chuck Garric, and his new band, Beasto Blanco.

For full review, click here.

Thursday
Sep112014

THE CREATORS OF 'INSIDE METAL: THE PIONEERS OF LA HARD ROCK AND METAL” DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES, WHICH FEATURES THE BIGGEST NAMES OF '80S METAL, OFFERS METAL FANS A CHANCE TO BE INCLUDED IN THESE HISTORICAL MOVIES THOUGH FANBACKED

THE CREATORS OF 'INSIDE METAL: THE PIONEERS OF LA HARD ROCK AND METAL” DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES, WHICH FEATURES THE BIGGEST NAMES OF '80S METAL, OFFERS METAL FANS A CHANCE TO BE INCLUDED IN THESE HISTORICAL MOVIES THOUGH FANBACKED

The early '80s metal scene in Los Angeles has become legendary, as it spawned such worldwide headliners as Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Dokken, W.A.S.P., and originally, Metallica (before the latter relocated to San Francisco). And the new documentary, 'Inside Metal: Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal,' chronicles the entire scene.

Directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Metalrock Films, 'Inside Metal' features all-new interviews with countless bands and artists that thrived on the scene, and tell its story, first hand. To ensure that this killer documentary receives the attention it deserves, a fundraising campaign has been set up atWWW.METALROCKFILMS.COM - which will help strengthen the film's distribution, marketing and promotion.

This groundbreaking movie features exclusive and candid interviews with members of Metallica (Lars Ulrich), Ratt (Stephen Pearcy), Dokken (Don Dokken), Quiet Riot (Carlos Cavazo), W.A.S.P. (Chris Holmes), Megadeth (David Ellefson), Great White, (Jack Russel), Y&T, (Dave Meniketti), Stryper (Michael Sweet) and Armored Saint (Joey Vera).

'Inside Metal' is about giving fans the real inside story from the behind the scenes world of metal and hard rock with in-depth interviews, ultra-rare concert footage and photographs, and an original music score from that era; in this no-holds-barred, never before seen, recollection of untold stories.
To check out some sneak previews, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlzWl795u0E

Early feedback has been exceptional, including renowned video director Jonas Åkerlund (who has worked with the likes of Metallica and Ozzy) raving, "This film captures an era that catapulted metal into the spotlight and takes the audience on a wild ride down memory lane. After watching it I wanted to get in my time machine and experience those days for the first time. You’re hit with a potent nostalgia, a time I thought we couldn’t get back, not until I saw this film. I can’t get enough of this shit, what an amazing film to watch over and over again, well done!"

Metalrock Films ask - and want - real and serious metal fans to be a part of this historic documentary and spread the word that this was the scene where it all began, ground zero.  "Our Fanbacked campaign will raise the direly needed financial support to bring this film to one and all in the US and Internationally in order to pay for the marketing and promotion to get it noticed by the general public. We want to bring this film to your theatre, town, bar, club and living room! Unite and support us. We have created some one of a kind opportunities for our friends and fans to participate with us in birth of this film. Get your name on the screen and let the world know that you support metal and the bands that create it. Help us tell the story of the music you love and let the world know you love it. Join in the festivities of our, and your, accomplishments by being at the premiere of the movie and interact with the artist that participated in its creation. Commemorate your participation with a plaque, t-shirt, poster or other limited edition merchandise items that says 'Metal Rules.' Keep checking back as we add more tasty premiums."

And thanks to you and your donation, 'Inside Metal' will finally get the true story of the scene heard - worldwide!

To make a donation, go to:

WWW.METALROCKFILMS.COM

www.fanbacked.com

Tuesday
Sep092014

Concert review - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Darien Lake, Darien, NY - September 7, 2014

Darien, NY - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers returned to Darien Lake PAC on Sunday evening for hit-filled, two hour-long performance. This was the 63-year-old, Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee's first performance at Darien Lake since his two shows in 2010. Although this show failed to sell out, possibly due to the high ticket prices, Petty proved to the 13,000 in attendance that he is still a relevant music force, four decades into his career. 

For full review, click here. 

Thursday
Sep042014

Concert review - Motley Crue/Alice Cooper - Darien Lake PAC - Darien, NY - August 31, 2014‏


Review/photos by John Jeffrey
 
Darien, NY - If I had to pick one word in the dictionary to sum up the career of Motley Crue, the word I would pick is "excess."  In their formative years, it was the 'excess' makeup, hair, platform boots and volume that skyrocketed Motley Crue to become perhaps, the biggest rock band in the 1980's.  At the same time, 'excess' is what also caused the members of Motley Crue to lose almost everything they gained, including their sobriety, wives, almost their lives, and even the death of their friend, Razzle Dingley (Hanoi Rocks).  "All Bad Things Must Come to an End" (the subtitle to what they are calling "The Final Tour"), is a very fitting description to the show they brought to the Darien PAC on the final night of the first leg of their Farewell
Tour.

For full review, click here.

Wednesday
Sep032014

Concert review - Jeff Beck / Tyler Bryant - Seneca Allegany Casino, Salamanca, NY - August 29, 2014

Review/photos - by Joe Saccomanno

Salamanca, NY - As the sun was setting last Friday night, Jeff Beck walked onto the outdoor stage at the Seneca Alleghany Casino, with a gleaming white Fender Telecaster in hand, and did what he simply does best - play guitar. For the next two hours, he absolutely hypnotized the near capacity crowd with his six-string prowess.

 For full review and more photos, click here.