interview by Michael McCarthy I love going to see bands I grew up with like Tesla, Poison, Warrant, Firehouse, Lynch Mob and so many others who’ve reunited during the last several years. Or just plain never went splitsville. These guys still kick as much ass as they ever did and some sound even...Read more
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interview by Michael McCarthy The End machine – that’s how they stylize it – is a new band featuring some familiar players, namely George Lynch and Mick Brown of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, Jeff Pilson of Dokken, Dio and Foreigner fame and Robert Mason of Lynch Mob and Warrant fame. Some listeners...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy One of the many reasons why I love Enuff Z’Nuff is that they’ve always been prolific. To the point that they’ve been able to release four back catalog albums over the years, bringing their total number of studio albums to 15 when you count their smokin’ hot new album...Read more
Revolution Saints is another project that comes courtesy of Serafino Perugino, who wanted to highlight acclaimed drummer Deen Castronovo's vocals. Deen has been in such bands as Journey and Bad English in the past, but always as a drummer. Thankfully, Serafino knew he could sing and put him...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Today we have the second and final part of my in-depth interview with Eric Martin, the amazing frontman of Mr. Big. It’s my hope that it will get you excited to hear their new album, which is released today on July 21st, 2017 via Frontiers Records! Even if the only...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy As you may recall, I wrote a concert review of a Mr. Big show I caught at Mohegan Sun Casino a few weeks back. Finally getting to see them live after being a fan since 1989 was a dream come true. I’d seen almost every heavy metal band back...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy It’s no secret that Warrant are one of my favorite heavy metal bands. They’ve been one ever since I saw the video for their first single, “Down Boys,” on MTV back in the later part of the ’80’s. Their blend of melodic vocals and sonorous music has always impressed...Read more
If you like old school heavy metal you're in for a real treat with this one. It'll have you dreaming about hanging out on Sunset Strip in the hair metal heydays even if you've never actually been to Los Angeles. It's cool like that. A...
interview by Michael McCarthy all photos by David Butler II I could sit here and tell you that I’ve been a fan of House of Lords from the beginning, but that wouldn’t be entirely true. While I did see some of their early videos on Headbanger’s Ball – Saturday nights at midnight on...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Stephen Pearcy is famous for being the lead singer of the heavy metal band RATT, which has just reunited with plans to do some live dates and, hopefully, a new album. Aside from being the vocalist, Stephen is the one who named the band and founded it and was/is...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Tyketto is one of those bands who debuted in the early ’90’s and happened to be good looking, long-haired guys so they were lumped in with hair bands when in reality they were more like a Journey or Night Ranger or Styx. Of course, there were some similarities to...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy I have a confession to make. I’ve been getting pretty bored with most of the music that’s coming my way via publicists. Everything starts to sound the same after a while. You get so many bands all going for the same sound. Lately it’s a lot of indie bands...Read more
Wyatt Blair is a dude from the Los Angeles area who digs the Top Gun soundtrack and Def Leppard. According to his LA Weekly profile, he's all about Kenny Logins. His album will be out on August 5th via Lolipop/Burger Records. In the meantime, fist pump...
interview by Michael “Ant Man” McCarthy Any self-respecting fan of ’80s metal will surely recall Ted Poley as the charismatic lead singer of Danger Danger, the band with the similarly titled big singles “Naughty Naughty” and “Bang Bang.” Perhaps I should remind you that he had the best blonde hair of the era?...Read more