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RMS's John Jeffrey talks to glam-metal superstar- Mark Slaughter. To read this interview, click here.

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Monday
Jun292015

Interview - Kissing Candice - Joey Simpson

Long Island, NY horror-metal band, Kissing Candice, will be releasing their first recording, ‘Blind Until We Burn,’ on Victory Records today.  This intense and brutal 13-track tour de force will certainly appease any fan of nu-metal or hard rock.  This Slipknot-influenced, mask-wearing band consists of Joey Simpson (Vocals), Tommy Sciro (guitar), Walter Dicristina (guitar), Mike Grippo (bass), and Tommy Vinton (drums).  This group is currently winning over legions of fans on this year’s "RockStar Mayhem" tour.

What follows is an exclusive RMS interview with one of Metal's future stars, Joey Simpson.

For interview, click here.

Monday
Jun222015

Concert preview - Cheap Trick , Peter Frampton - Artpark, Lewiston, NY - 06-23-2015

Summer has just started, but perhaps the most exciting show of the season will be on June 23 when classic rock icons, Cheap Trick and Peter Frampton perform outdoors at Artpark in Lewiston, NY.  Both artists have an impressive catalog of hits, many of which will be performed on this evening. If you love classic rock and hanging with thousands of music loving fans on a warm summer evening, Artpark is the place to be on this Tuesday. Tickets are very inexpensive at only $17.00 and can be purchased by clicking here.

Thursday
Jun182015

Interview - Straight Line Stitch - Alexis Brown

Straight Line Stitch, the Knoxville, Tennessee metal band, was on the path to becoming one of the biggest groups in metal several years ago. They had build up a substantial following, with performances on the RockStar Mayhem tour in 2011, and Alexis Brown, the band's singer/songwriter, was regarded as one of the hottest chicks in Metal.  

But, over the last few years, Straight Line Stitch has faced a ungodly amount of adversity, with countless line-up and record company changes, and other intense internal struggles. While many would walk away, Alexis Brown sublimated her frustration into songwriting. The result is an intense, brutal, and beautiful six-song EP entitled, ‘Transparency,’ which will be released on June 30th, on Pavement Entertainment.

The resurrected Straight Line Stitch is currently in the midst of rocking hundreds of people a night on the "Civil Unrest" tour, which features Ill Nino, and many other great rock and metal bands. Later this summer, the band plans to embark on a headlining tour.

What follows is an exclusive RMS interview with Straight Line Stitch's Alexis Brown.

For full interview, click here.

Tuesday
Jun162015

Concert preview - Three Days Grace - Artpark, Lewiston, NY - July 17, 2015

Multi-platinum, modern rockers, Three Days Grace, will be kicking off their 2015 North American summer tour, performing on the outdoor stage at Artpark in Lewiston, NY this Wednesday. This will be their very first time playing this prestigious venue. The Canadian quartet just returned from a very successful European tour, which included a performance at the Download Music festival in the UK, with the likes of Motley Crue and KISS.
 
Three Days Grace, who formed in the small Canadian town of Norwood, Ont., impressively have almost 8 million facebook "likes." They released their fifth studio album, 'Human,' last March 31st. This was the band's first release with vocalist, Matt Walst, who replaced original vocalist and founding member, Adam Gontier, in 2012.

While many music critics, and even some fans, thought the band was over when Gontier left, Matt Walst has done a great job of stepping in and helping the band, not only to survive, but most importantly reach the next level of popularity. Matt Walst's high energy performances and crafty songwriting, coupled with band members: Barry Stock-guitar, Neil Sanderson-drums,and Brad Walst-bass, niche for finding the perfect hooks and groove, helped put Three Days Grace back on the top of the list of the most entertaining and important bands in rock music.

This promises to be an amazing show, and great start to the 2015 summer concert season. Tickets for this event are still available and can be purchased by clicking here.

Monday
Jun082015

Interview - Slaughter - Mark Slaughter

Twenty seven years ago I interviewed Mark Slaughter for the first time.  Mark (who at the time was the vocalist for the Vinnie Vincent Invasion) was the second professional musician I had ever interviewed (Eric Carr from KISS being the first), and the ironic thing was that the interview happened almost by accident - or perhaps incident would be a better word - as I was actually scheduled to interview Vinnie Vincent that day in 1988.  But as fate would have it, the very week my interview was scheduled, just happened to be week that the Vinnie Vincent Invasion played their final gig, and soon after, disbanded.  Mark being the pro (and cool guy) he is, did not want to leave me disappointed, and stepped in and did the interview in place of a very disgruntled Vinnie.
 
From that point on, I watched Mark Slaughter's career sky-rocket, as out of the ashes of the VVI, he and Dana Strum formed Slaughter, one of the most musically talented bands to come out of the early 90's "hair band" scene.  While Slaughter's popularity has had it's peaks and valleys like most bands from their genre, Slaughter still remains intact today, and is one of the few bands that still exists today that has remained true to itself, as they never tried to hop on any musical band wagons.  The world remains a better place without a Slaughter "grunge" record!
 
On May 22, 2015 Mark Slaughter released his first ever solo record, 'Reflections In A Rear View Mirror.'  In our recent interview with Mark, he revealed that doing a solo record was merely done out of convenience, as he had the time and the opportunity to work with producer extraordinaire, Michael Wagner, and recorded all of the vocals and instruments (minus drums) himself.  Mark has no intentions on disbanding Slaughter, and in fact, the recording and release of 'Reflections' appears to have Mark more inspired than he's been in years, and this spark in his creativity may even lead to a new Slaughter release.  Read on for the rest of our conversation with Mark, as he talks about the recording of his solo record, his upcoming plans with Slaughter, his disdain for "brickwalling" and compressed music in general (ie: MP3s), and of course, the infamous Vincent Cusano.

For interview, click here.