Judas Priest Deliver The Firepower In Youngstown

Concert Review
Judas Priest
w/Saxon and Black Star Riders
Covelli Centre
Youngstown, Ohio
Thursday March 15, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

“The Priest is back” exclaimed singer Rob Halford a few songs into the band’s concert Thursday evening. Judas Priest put on a clinic in front of a crowd of about 4,500 metal heads inside the Covelli Centre in Youngstown , Ohio. The show was just the second night of the band’s Firepower tour, their first tour since late 2015. Much to my surprise the band did not appear to show any signs of rust due to their extended layoff as they appeared to be in mid-tour form already. Continue reading

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Interview- Robbie Crane

Interview
Robbie Crane
Black Star Riders
Ratt
Vince Neil Band

 

The Black Star Riders make their long awaited return to the Buffalo Iron Works on March 14. Fronted by lead vocalist and guitarist Ricky Warwick. The band also features guitarists Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) and Damon Johnson (Brother Cane), bassist Robbie Crane (Ratt) as well as drummer Chad Szeliga (Breaking Benjamin). Do not miss this show right in downtown Buffalo in the friendly confines of the Iron Works. We recently caught up with bassist Robbie Crane check it out. Continue reading

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Interview- Jeff Scott Soto

In Conversation 

Jeff Scott Soto
Vocalist
Sons of Apollo
TSO
Jeff Scott Soto Band
W.E.T.
Yngwie Malmsteen
Journey

Sons of Apollo recently completed a warm-up trek to ready themselves for their highly anticipated world tour that starts in April. Buffalo was been selected as one of the cities for the warm up shows and the band did not disappoint putting on a raving performance. We had a chance to talk to lead singer Jeff Scott Soto recently to discuss Sons of Apollo as well as talk with him about his career in the music business. Continue reading

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Fans Accept Goods Delivered By Dirkschneider

Concert Review
Dirkschneider
Montage Music Hall
Rochester. NY
Monday March 5, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

It was one last time around for Udo Dirkschneider Monday evening at the Montage Music Hall in Rochester, NY. No he is not retiring but after this Back to the Roots tour he is putting a close on playing the Accept songs. He will focus on his other material going forward. For this tour he is pulling out all the stops, playing deep cuts and a few songs he hasn’t played in years. Continue reading

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Halestorm Returns To Rochester Brings Stone Sour Along For Ride

Concert Review
Stone Sour
Halestorm

The Main Street Armory
Rochester, NY
Sunday February 11, 2018
Photos: Jenipher

 

Halestorm returned to Rochester a few weeks back. It was considered a makeup date from their show which was supposed to take place in October. Due to Lzzy Hale’s illness the band had to cancel at the last minute. The other bands on the bill New Year’s Day and Greta Van Fleet. We were on hand for both shows. Corey Taylor and Stone Sour made up for the trouble. The lone disappointment was Halestorm did not headline and played an abbreviated set from what they would have had they headlined. Overall most fans left the venue in good spirits. Continue reading

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Interview: Marillion Guitarist Steven Rothery

Interview
Steven Rothery
Guitarist
Marillion
Wishing Tree
Steve Rothery Band
By: Joseph Suto

 

Marillion last played a show in Buffalo in June of 1990. They finally returned this past Thursday and put on a show that will not be forgotten anytime soon. We were fortunate to sit down and talk with guitarist Steve Rothery who has been with the band since day one. Continue reading

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