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.

A Guitar Resurrection…

The Rock & Roll Gods do indeed smile down upon me from time to time... My Niece Megan and her Husband Jeff gifted me a Peavey DW-3 acoustic guitar they ran across, since neither of them play. They've both seen my t-shirt which reads, "You can never have too many guitars", more than once. True story, … Continue reading A Guitar Resurrection…

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

Review: Ballads and Love Songs

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

Top 10 Most Overrated Drummers of All-Time

I've read so many "best of all time" musician lists online, and 90% of them are total bullshit. I'm sure you've run into a few yourself, where you've felt the same way. A word of advice: At the very least ignore anything originating from Rolling Stone magazine, as they don't know their asses from their elbows. … Continue reading Top 10 Most Overrated Drummers of All-Time

Fun With Isolated Music Tracks

If you pay any attention to my Facebook timeline at all (and I certainly don't blame you if you don't), you're already aware of my fondness for isolated music tracks from a given song. It's really interesting stuff to listen to, and you can find tons of examples on YouTube. So, screw it, I thought … Continue reading Fun With Isolated Music Tracks