Review: Steve Vai – Vai/Gash Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group (January 27th, 2023 CD, February 24th, 2023 LP) Reviewer: David Mark Pearce From what I understand, when Steve Vai wrote this he just wanted to come up with stuff that represented his love of riding his Harley Davidson motorbike etc and with that he succeeds. His friend John […]

Roxanne have released a video for new song ‘Keep On Keepin’ On‘, which features Jeff Scott Soto. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming new album ‘Stereo Typical‘. ‘Stereo Typical‘ will be released via Rat Pak Records on February 24th. You can pre-order various bundles: here Not many bands can say they are releasing […]

Tempt have released their cover of Queen’s iconic masterpiece ‘We Will Rock You‘ for distribution to all DSPs. The single release which was mixed by Grammy Award winner Chris Lord-Alge follows the band’s successful premier of the song’s video that highlighted the incredible response that they received on their European tour. Dr Sir Brian May has blessed Tempt’s version of […]

The 4 albums that made Dokken one of the ‘80s top rock bands collected together as a box set (available in LP or CD formats) from BMG, ‘The Elektra Albums 1983-1987‘ (review here). Available now, the limited edition set includes Dokken’s million-selling, worldwide charting first 4 studio albums (‘Breaking the Chains’, ‘Tooth and Nail’, ‘Under Lock and Key’, and ‘Back for the Attack’) as a either a 5LP or 4CD set. This era features the classic line-up of Don Dokken (vocals), George Lynch (guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass), and “Wild” Mick Brown (drums), and all have been newly remastered by Andy Pearce (Black Sabbath, Motorhead). Additionally, the LP box features 180g black vinyl.   Both LP & CD box sets include: Breaking The Chains (1983) – US #136 Includes […]

Mike Ross releases the official video for the first single from his brand-new 12-track album, ‘Third Eye Open’ (due out spring 2023). Mike hasn’t so much started the ball rolling as fired a first cannonball salvo with the albums debut single ‘The Preacher’. Full of raw rock energy and colour, ‘The Preacher’ hits the listener hard, right from the word go.  What’s more, Mike is aided and abetted by guest vocals from Brit rocker Jack J Hutchinson who had this to say about the track. ‘With soaring vocals and fuzzy guitar he lays it all on the listener with a cautionary tale of learned lessons and new roads to walk, Mike has delivered a 3 minute slab of southern infused rock’ The visual accompaniment for ‘The Preacher’ brings alive the vibrant energy of a big rock gig; with stage lights blazing, hands raised from an audience drawn into the spell of the music and moment, raising their hands high in classic rock, sign of the horns salutes. If this first single is anything to go […]

Internationally renowned guitarist Ana Popovic has built her career on defining and describing, on her own terms, the essence of American music, simultaneously pushing limits, bending genres, and reinventing her music and herself with each new record. Not surprisingly, she can claim any number of notable accolades and achievements from the highest quarters of the music industry. She’s shown her […]