Children of Bodom Leader Passes Away

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Sad news to report as Children of Bodom leader Alexi Laiho passed away in his home in Helsinki, Finland last week. Laiho was the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band. He was widely regarded for his guitar skills landing on many lists of being one of the top guitarists on many international lists and polls. Here are some photos we took from the Rockstar Mayhem Festival that took place in 2013 at the Darien Lake PAC. Continue reading

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So Long 2020! A Look Back At Who We Lost

Retrospective
By: Joseph Suto

 

 

To say 2020 was a bad year for many is the understatement of the century. Live music came to a complete halt hurting not only the artists and their crew but venues across the world. Putting on a show involves many other businesses such as catering, security, lightning and sound etc. To make matters worse we lost some really great artists this past year. Here is the list of these artists that are now gone but far from forgotten. Continue reading

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Top Concerts From 2020

Top Concerts From 2020
Annual Countdown
By: Joseph Suto

 

 

The year 2020 started off very good with a slew of great concert announcements. Fans looked forward to spending their summer at their usual hot spots of amphitheaters, arenas and for many great festivals and outdoor events. But once March hit things took a turn for the worse when the pandemic roared in full force, putting an immediate end to many planned summer tours. Every few hours it seemed Live Nation was sending out press releases announcing postponed or cancelled tours. Continue reading

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Our Top 5 Holiday Songs

Top 5 Holiday Songs
December 24, 2020
By: Joseph Suto

It seems with each passing year we get more and more Holiday songs to enjoy for the Christmas season. Here we ranked our all-time favorite original songs as well as picked out two new songs released this year which should become classics.

1. Christmas All Over Again- The song was written and performed by Tom Petty. The song appears on A Very Special Christmas 2 album released in 1992. This song is infectious and has also been recorded by The Goo Goo Dolls this year. Continue reading

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Album Review- AC/DC- Power Up

Album Review
AC/DC
Power Up
2020
Columbia Records
**** 1/2
Review: Joseph Suto

A very wise friend once told me you can’t really judge an album properly until hearing it at minimum five times. This has been a guideline I still follow to a “T” some thirty years later. Affectionately and appropriately I have deemed this as the Langerman Method in his honor. This ties in perfectly to the new album from AC/DC. Power Up is the band’s latest album and their first since 2014’s Rock Or Bust. After just one listen I could honestly say it is clearly the band’s best complete album since Flick of the Switch. Continue reading

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CD Review- Dennis DeYoung

CD Review
Dennis DeYoung
26 East: Volume 1
2020
Frontiers Music
By: Thom Jennings

When I interviewed Dennis DeYoung a few years ago he said he was working on a new concept album. The concept was “don’t suck.” That album has arrived, and it doesn’t suck.

DeYoung has done a masterful job promoting 26 East, Vol. 1. When I first heard that the album had an official release date I contemplated reaching out to Dennis’ manager-who has always been extremely accommodating over the years-but I decided I wanted to experience this album just like I did with all of those Styx albums in the good old days. On vinyl, and on the date it was released to the public. Continue reading

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