Category Archives: News Asylum

Rock is Not Dead: The Legacy Will Survive the Legends

I read with interest PJ Media contributor Ed Driscoll’s in-depth analysis of The Week senior correspondent David Linker’s essay, “The Coming Death of Just About Every Rock Legend.” Driscoll highlighted excerpts that captured the thrust of Linker’s piece, then fleshed-out his own thoughts about how a similar scenario might soon befall the Hollywood film industry. I gave up on Hollywood a […]

Mike Peters Talks About Alternative Rock Band The Alarm

It’s not every day that Cross Rhythms gets a chance to talk to the recipient of an MBE, but that’s what I’m about to do, as my taxi takes me to my designated meeting place – a cheap and cheerful café overlooking Prestatyn marina. Ever before Mike Peters received his MBE for services to charity, […]

Rock Legend Eddie Money Dead at 70

Eddie Money
[Ad_1] Legendary rocker Eddie Money has died. He was 70 years old. The musician’s family confirmed his passing earlier this morning in a statement to Variety. “The Money family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning,” the statement reads. “It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving […]

Korn Has Overcome Tragedy and What Life Throws at Them

Korn Nu Metal Band

In 1996, I remember when I first saw Korn at KROQ’s Weenie Roast at Irvine Meadows, California.. They were there with The Fugees, No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Pepper and yes, Kiss was there to prepare for their reunion tour.  What stood out about Korn was their music and stage approach that caught my attention. […]

Luna Lee’s Tribute to Jimi Hendrix’s Cover of Voodoo Child

Luna Lee

We are huge Jimi Hendrix fans and we like to hear other versions of Jimi’s songs. This one had us floored because the song “Voodoo Child” was being played on a instrument call the Gayageum. Yeah, that’s what we thought! What’s a Gayageum? It’s a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument with 12 strings, though some more […]

Vinyl Records Set to Take Over Recording Industry

Record Player

A report released by the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) last week indicated that vinyl record sales are poised to overtake CD sales by this year. This shall be the first time for this to happen since 1986. By their calculations, Vinyl revenue grew by 12.8% in the second half of 2018 and 12.9% […]

University of Newcastle Offering PhD in Heavy Metal

Why can’t American Universities have scholarships that offer degrees in heavy metal music? I’m sure a majority of us would have gone to college had it been so. An Australian university has announced a new scholarship program that offers students a chance to receive a doctoral degree in heavy metal music. The University of Newcastle […]

Korn’s Brian Welch Teams up with Richter on Signature Strap

Korn guitarist Brian Welch has joined forces with Richter to launch a signature strap. The strap’s design is informed by Richter’s Springbreak I series. It’s manufactured from genuine Nappa leather and sports Welch’s “Sir Headly” moniker embossed on the back. Length-wise, the strap has a width of 2.75-inches and an adjustable length of 38.6 to […]

Dunable Cyclops Double Cutaway Guitar Review

If you think ‘American boutique’ means the place where you get your designer baseball caps, allow Sacha Dunable to set you right. This indie maker is based in southern California, the spiritual home of the electric solidbody guitar, where he crafts mean-looking instruments with the emphasis on quality, playability… and wood. All kinds of wood. […]

CJ Ramone’s Final Punk Rock Roadtrip

Punk Rock

“This year is 30 years since I’ve been touring in a band and it’s a good time to stop,” he says. “There’s just other things I want to do. I’ve been away from my family a lot. I’m still going to record my solo stuff and with other artists and do the odd show, but […]

Let’s Celebrate 50 Years of Rock N Roll

Robin Zander

The fifth and final edition of CannaFest rocked Grand Forks for three days last week, showcasing a lineup of talent that spanned more than half a century of debut albums. On Friday night, Vancouver band Marianas Trench attracted arguably the youngest front-row audience of any act at the festival, but gained many new fans sitting […]

Is Whiskey and Rock ‘n’ Roll Bringing People Together?


‘Sing it!’ ‘Whack for my daddy-o, whiskey in the jar-o…’ Guitar slung low on his hips, Metallica’s James Hetfield stands in front of Slane Castle. In front of him, a crowd of 75,000 sings, on his command, the words to Thin Lizzy’s Whiskey In The Jar. The river Boyne winds behind the castle and in […]

San Diego’s Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls

GIRL POWER For young musicians, that first performance can make or break their desire to continue writing music. A good, supportive crowd is sometimes the difference between a kid continuing to be creative or giving up altogether. This is why we love the idea behind Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego. Every summer, […]

Robert Plant Plays ‘Immigrant Song’ After 20 Years

To end his set at Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival last month, Robert Plant performed part of Led Zeppelin‘s “Immigrant Song,” making it the first time in over two decades the former Led Zeppelin singer’s played the tune live, according to fansite Led Zeppelin News. By that estimation, Plant hasn’t done the classic cut in concert since he last belted it […]