I'm absolutely floored, and literally in tears. My hero has passed, and what a totally monumental loss for the music world it is. Neil was voted best Rock drummer so many times by "Modern Drummer" magazine that he became no longer eligible for that tally. As anyone who's seriously listened to or witnessed this man … Continue reading The Death of a True Legend
My good friend and audio engineering mentor Christer Karjalainen, owner and operator of the KC Sound Studio in Turku, Finland, was kind enough to send me a copy of their latest production. Following is my review of this exceptional album. As far as Rock music in general goes, Finland has quite the reputation when it … Continue reading New Album from KC and SLY Sound Studios – RUN: Works of Man
In the words of the immortal Wayne Campbell: "No Stairway? Denied!" Sorry about that... In the end, at least he finally got his beloved Stratocaster. What follows is a live performance of a tune from my top Led Zeppelin album, which among other masterpieces contains my top Zep song of all-time. Yep, gonna have to watch … Continue reading New Live Video: Led Zeppelin – Madison Square Garden 1973
Performed during the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2003 in the land Deep Purple made famous with "Smoke On The Water", this is the finest live performance of this song that I've ever had the pleasure of viewing. This video is dedicated to my recently departed Brother Art Horning who was my very best friend for … Continue reading New Live Video: Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath
An awesome performance of the title track that's without a doubt my favorite Stryper album, filmed at the “Java Rockin’ Land” Festival in Indonesia, back in 2010. Have a phobia about "Christian Metal"? Your loss... Click here to view, over on the "Cygnus Studios Local Videos" > "Live Concert Footage" page.
Legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio joins forces with two of the Godfathers of Heavy Metal, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath, along with journeyman drummer Vinny Appice for an epic, 15 minute version of the title track. All are in awesome form here. If you're into classic Metal, this will blow you away. “Heaven … Continue reading New Live Video: Dio, Iommi, Butler, Appice
Warning: I've no doubt that certain folks will find these songs "corny", and for that matter maybe this entire post as well. That said, if you're not into this type of music, better stop reading now. But bear in mind, always explore every musical genre you can find. Otherwise, you're likely missing out on some wonderful stuff … Continue reading Review: Ballads and Love Songs