New York based Jane Lee Hooker released a debut album of blues covers and was then dubbed a blues band. It turns out that the album, No B! is really a cover story. ”At the end of the day, we’re really a rock band,” said guitarist Tracy “Hightop” Almazan. The all-female quintet is stacked with the...

“Records, record stores, the way we made them, that’s all gone now and it’s up to the young musicians to figure it all out” – Joe Walsh Indeed, the musical landscape has changed...

By Michael Rampa and Skyanne Fisher The U.S. Postals never wanted to sound like anyone else. And it’s a good thing, because they don’t. Their blend of rock, blues and punk is pure...

Lindsey Buckingham w, J.S.Ondara Carnegie Music Hall Of Homestead, Munhall, Pa. October 24, 2018 Reviewed by Michael Rampa Fresh off his dismissal from Fleetwood Mac, Linsey Buckingham is now suing his former band for breach of contract. On Thursday, the plaintiff made a very strong case, at least musically,...

Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker Key Bank Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. September 8, 2018 Reviewed by Michael Rampa Lady Antebellum rolled into Burgettstown, Pa. on the wings of a hurricane;...

If there were ever a country music artist who would be justified using hair metal pyrotechnics in a live show, it would be Jason Aldean. But in lieu of the flames, Aldean ignites with...

Morgan Evans’ debut International album is truly a matter of personal preference. It straddles the line between repetitious and tedious. If you like radio friendly, cliched three-minute singles, then this half hour is for you. He is clearly following the formula that powered his international single,”...

Dan +Shay Dan +Shay – 2018 (Warner Nashville) Reviewed by Michael Rampa The track list on Dan +Shay’s self-titled third album has a song crediting Kelly Clarkson as a featured vocalist. ...

  For his ninth studio album, “When The Good Guys Win,” Granger Smith used outside writers for half the 14 tracks. It is appropriate that Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard...

  A collision, a safety car and a Red Bull gamble. Those three ingredients delivered the most exciting Grand Prix in recent memory. Sebastian Vettel led. Then Valtteri Bottas led. But it was Daniel Ricciardo who came out on top when it mattered…. The opening stint of the Chinese Grand Prix was largely...

Gretchen Wilson Ready To Get Rowdy-2017 (Redneck Records) Gretchen Wilson is best known for her 2004 smash hit “Redneck Woman.” She has three No.1 albums to her credit but has been...

by Michael Rampa Formula 1‘s top brass spent the 2016 off season drafting new engine rules in an attempt to allow other teams to catch up to perennial powerhouses Mercedes and Ferrari....

Welsh singer songwriter is Judith Owen is a self-described “dark person.” Her very unabashed struggles with depression have fueled her creativity. It may seem counter intuitive that she is married to Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns on The Simpsons and star of the iconic cult classic, “This Is...

by Michael Rampa Joe Bonamassa is among our greatest living guitar players, and you may not even know who he is. Such is the peril of the blues. The difference in units sold between the...

by Michael Rampa There is an old saying, “Adapt or Die.” The Moody Blues did neither and are celebrating their 50th Anniversary. The group has stuck to its core principles when writing...

iHEARTMEDIA, INC. and CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS have agreed to fully separate CCOH’s business from iHEARTMEDIA, which currently owns 89.1% of CCOH’s outstanding common stock. The separation, expected to place once iHEARTMEDIA concludes its restructuring, is outlined in CCOH’s Form 8-K, filed...

“ THE FIRST SONG FROM ACE OF CUPS – THE PIONEERING  ALL-FEMALE BAND FROM THE 1960s SAN FRANCISCO SCENE. “ACE OF CUPS IS COURSE-CORRECTING ROCK HISTORY.” –THE GUARDIAN “I’VE...

A new edition of Conversations with Tom Petty, first published in 2005, will be made available later this year via Omnibus Books. The book was based on more than a year’s worth of interviews...

POST A COMMENT. After 1,000 votes, the standings: 1) “All Along the Watchtower”- Jimi Hendrix 2) “Comfortably Numb”- David Gilmour 3)”Stairway to Heaven”- Jimmy Page 4)”I’m So Afraid”- Lindsey Buckingham 5) “Do you Feel Like We Do?”- Peter...

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