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, […]

Music Piracy Declines as Music Industry Reveals the True Problem

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According to an Italian rights organization, Spotify and YouTube – not piracy – remain the music industry’s worst problem. In 2014, the United States Trade Representative removed Italy from the Watch List in its Special 301 report.  The Watch List tracks the countries that don’t do enough to combat piracy. In a special announcement, the […]

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 […]

‘ABCs of Metallica’ Illustrated Book


Metallica have fans of all ages, but it’s always a good idea to reach out to the younger generation as soon as possible. With the new book “The ABCs of Metallica,” they may have just paved the way. The band just announced their new book, which will hit shelves and online bookstores on Nov. 26. […]

Opening night of Queen + Adam Lambert North American tour

There was buzz in the air on opening night for the Queen + Adam Lambert North American leg of The Rhapsody Tour. Why? With no new music and a set list that has remained pretty stable since the band first headed out on the road — first with Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers and then American […]

Iran’s “Confess” Sentenced to 14+ Years in Prison for Playing Metal

Iranian metal guerrillas Confess have been sentenced to 14 1/2 years in prison by the Revolutionary Tribunal of Tehran. For the crime of playing metal, frontman Nikan Khosravi has also been sentenced to 74 lashes. In 2015, Confess made headlines worldwide after being arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Musicians Nikan Khosravi and Arash Ilkhani were […]

10 Metal Subgenres That Need Serious Explaining

Most people know the terms “heavy metal” and “death metal,” even if they can’t tell what the actual difference is between the two. Some people have a working knowledge of other more well-known but still under-the-radar metal subgenres, like thrash and black metal. Then there are metal subgenres that are almost exclusively known by learned […]

Chris Fehn Demands His Slipknot Lawsuit Move Forward

Former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn has requested his lawsuit against the band move forward after he sued the group over touring and merchandise revenue earlier this year. Fehn was dropped from the act in March in an official statement that said, in part, “Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot.” That month, Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor […]

Buckcherry Unveil Final 2019 North American ‘Warpaint’ Tour Dates

Buckcherry have announced the third and final leg for their “Warpaint” tour. The California rockers have mapped out the last 16 North American concerts of 2019, which begins on Sept. 6 in Northfield, Ohio and wraps on Sept. 26 in Corpus Christi, Texas. See the dates below. The group’s summer tour is in full swing […]

For West African rock band “Tal National” music industry navigates “extreme vetting” of foreign artists

Some foreign performers are having to delay or cancel their concerts because the consular officers at U.S. embassies require more documentation before issuing visas. These artists are being asked to provide 15 years of their travel history, employment history, past and current social media handles, email accounts and addresses. This so-called “extreme vetting” is making […]

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Metallica + Guns N’ Roses on Forbes Highest-Paid Celebrities List

A lot of very popular bands go on world tours that last several years long. But does that make them one of the highest-paid in the world? For Metallica and Guns N’ Roses, apparently so – they’ve made Forbes 2019 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities list. (Essential guide to singing in key and vocal strength training get Singorama) Both […]

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