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#albumoftheday = ELISA: ON

Elisa has been one of my favorite artists for over a decade now. In Italy, she’s a superstar, a veritable household name. In a perfect world she’d be just as popular here in the States, which she really should be when you consider that 95% of her music is in English. To that...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: GARBAGE: STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS

Once upon a time — the mid ’90’s to be precise — I interviewed Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue for my hair metal zine, ANT, The Only Cool Magazine That Bites. I asked him what he was listening to lately and he said “Garbage and God Lives Underwater.” I went to Tower Records...
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#albumoftheday = VEGA: WHO WE ARE

A lot of recent albums by the heavy metal bands I grew up with have disappointed me.  The latest Def Leppard album, for example.  I’ve listened to that one at least 15 times and it does nothing for me.  I just can’t get into it.  I think it’s their first terrible album, really. ...
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YOU HAD TO BE THERE: BOSTON CALLING MAY 2016 (PART ONE)

reviews by Michael McCarthy all photos courtesy of Mike Diskin Boston Calling kicked things off on Friday, May 28th, 2016 with three fantastic sets by under-rated singer/songwriter Lisa Hannigan (and Aaron Dessner), the very popular indie artist Sujfan Stevens and the global superstar Sia. Of course, the artists are only part of the...
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NEWS: THE MISFITS ARE REUNITING!

More unexpected than Axl, Slash and Duff reuniting in Guns ‘N’ Roses, the original MISFITS lineup members Glenn Danzig (vocals), Jerry Only (bass) and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (guitars) will reunite for first time since 1983 to headline this year’s Riot Fest. Riot Fest will take place in Denver (September 2-4) and Chicago (September 16-18).  No word...
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KILLER ROCK: Vega – “White Flag”


Vega, Vega, Vega -- how do I begin to describe you? You're a unique one, you, what with your mix of hard rock, classic rock, melodic rock, modern rock and hair metal. It's as though you're trying to appeal to every sort of rock audience all...
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An Exclusive Interview with David Reece of Bonfire

interview by Michael McCarthy Currently, the lead singer of the famous German heavy metal/melodic rock band Bonfire, David Reece is no stranger to the scene. He first shot to fame in 1989 when he replaced Udo Dirkschneider as the lead singer of another German metal band, Accept. He was only with Accept for...
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