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...

Dwight Yoakam, Palace Theater Greensburg, PA July 23, 2017 Reviewed by Michael Rampa With all of the commercialism and pageantry in modern country music, many wonder how far back one has to go to hear the real thing. Some traditionalists feel so disenfranchised that they will bring up everything from Harry...

The Pittsburgh Penguins dominated the headlines during their Stanley Cup run this month. When the ice was finally covered after clinching Game 6, PPG Paints Arena capped off a Rock and...

U2 doesn’t walk on stage, they just appear. Somehow, even with the floor lights on and with the stages in plain view, Larry Mullen Jr. somehow managed to get to his kit undetected on...

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 AWOL since 2013’s dual release of the modest selling classic rock covers effort “Under The Covers” and “the original...

Rick Monroe Gypsy Soul- 2017 (self-released) Reviewed by Michael Rampa Touring is an expensive undertaking. It’s a good thing Rick Monroe has sponsorships from the likes of corporate...

  There are plenty of guitar gods that go by a single name moniker. Jimi, Eric and Eddie to name a few. But if you expand your search to the eastern hemisphere, an unfamiliar name...

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 AWOL since 2013’s dual release of the modest selling classic rock covers effort “Under The Covers” and “the original...

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....

racker, the new record from legendary musician and songwriter Mark Knopfler, will be released March 17on Verve Records. Tracker marks the eight solo recording from Knopfler, who Rolling...

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...

An eight-member jury has ruled in favor of TAYLOR SWIFT’s counter-suit of former KYGO/DENVER personality DAVID MUELLER, finding he did assault and batter the entertainer. As SWIFT’s suit requested, the jury has awarded her $1. Additionally, the jury found that ANDREA SWIFT, the singer’s...

On SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th,  BRUNO MARS surprised the AUBURN HILLS, MI audience of his sold-out “24K Magic World Tour” by announcing he will donate $1 million from the night’s show...

he ongoing battle between TAYLOR SWIFT and former KYGO/DENVER host DAVID MUELLER has taken a new twist. KMGH-TV/DENVER reports SWIFT’s defence team, “will get to cross-examine...

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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