The Death of a True Legend

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

A Very Merry Christmas To You, Through The Arts

Here's wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas, from Cygnus Studios to you and yours! While decorating trees, putting up lights, Santa and the like are all great fun, never forget the true meaning of Christmas, that being the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I wanted to help you folks … Continue reading A Very Merry Christmas To You, Through The Arts

New Live Video: Led Zeppelin – Madison Square Garden 1973

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

New Live Video: Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath

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

New Live Video: Stryper – To Hell with the Devil

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.

Local Video Enhancements In Progress

I'm currently in the process of migrating all Cygnus Studios Local Videos to reside directly on this blog server, which should be completed within a week or so. You'll experience a much improved video interface with more function, which will allow you to more easily share videos, toggle HD and full-screen modes on/off, among many other … Continue reading Local Video Enhancements In Progress

New Live Video: Dio, Iommi, Butler, Appice

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