Interview- Phil Lewis

Interview
Phil Lewis
Vocalist/Guitarist
LA Guns
Girl
Tormé
Interviewed March 2019
By: Joseph Suto

LA Guns hot on the heels of their 2017 release The Missing Peace are at it again with The Devil You Know which comes out March 29 on Frontiers Records. The live band currently consists of singer Phil Lewis, guitarist Tracii Guns, bassist Johnny Martin and rhythm guitarist Ace Von Johnson. As we went to press it was just announced that drummer Shane Fitzgibbon will be leaving the band for a great opportunity working with Rick Rubin. The band has tapped Guns’ former Brides of Destruction band mate Scott Coogan to replace him. We caught up with Phil Lewis and he gave us a rundown on the new album and a few other interesting LA Guns tidbits. Continue reading

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Interview with Yardbirds Jim McCarty

In Conversation With…
Jim McCarty
Drummer for Yardbirds
Box of Frogs
By: Joseph Suto

The Yardbirds were one of the pioneers for playing the type of music they played. With such diversity that featured not only blues but also included jazz, folk, rock, pop, and raga to name a few, they were an inspiration to many bands who are still relevant today. During the 1960s the band at various stages featured such guitars greats as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and James Patrick Page. Solidifying the foundation of the band were drummer Jim McCarty, bassist Paul Samwell-Smith, multi-instramentalist Chris Dreja and singer Keith Relf. Continue reading

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Buffalo Shows Disturbed And Three Days Grace That Rock Is Still Alive

Concert Review
Disturbed
Three Days Grace
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, NY
Saturday March 2, 2019
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Over 10,000 rock and rollers turned up for the Disturbed show at KeyBank Center this past Saturday. While it may have helped having Three Days Grace on the bill as well as being on a Saturday night, Buffalo was sorely in need of a good kick-ass show and they got it from both bands. Basically Disturbed took a page out of Motley Crue’s book by playing the east coast in the dead of winter with no other competition on the road and they were rewarded. One look at Disturbed’s stage set up and you knew that KeyBank Center was the place to be Saturday night. Continue reading

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Glass Tiger Reimagine Catalog With Stripped Down Affair

Concert Review
Glass Tiger
Bears Den
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Niagara Falls, NY
Friday February 22, 2019
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The Bears Den came alive to the sounds of Canadian rock band Glass Tiger this past Friday. It marked the band’s first Buffalo/Niagara Area show since 2014 when the band played the Seneca Events Center at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Vocalist Alan Frew led the band through a 105-minute set which featured many stories as well. Continue reading

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Kowalczyk And Company Put On Inspiring Performance At Fallsview

Concert Review
Live
The Avalon Theatre
Fallsview Casino Resort
Niagara Falls, Onatario
Friday February 9, 2019
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

When vocalist Ed Kowalczyk stated to the sold out Fallsview Casino crowd that this year marks Throwing Coppers 25th anniversary it seemed like he almost couldn’t believe it as much as I. It is so hard to fathom that the album that put the band on the map and got the whole ball rolling is that old. The album has a unique distinction for climbing to #1 after it first hit the album charts (52 weeks) thus making it the third longest gap to do so in the Billboard Album Chart history. Continue reading

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Cheap Trick Continue To Cement Live Legacy

Concert Review
Cheap Trick
Fallsview Casino Resort
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Friday January 18, 2019
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

For our first show of the new year it was one for the books. The band from Rockford, Illinois Cheap Trick took over the Fallsview Casino Friday night. Take it over they did with as solid of an 80-minute set as you will find from a band from their era. Not only did Cheap Trick dazzle, they did so with the best sounding show I’ve ever heard the band play. Continue reading

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