Archive for July, 2010

  Good news blew in on a breeze of Jack and Coke this morning when Mario Escovedo emailed from San Diego to report the Dragons are dusting off their leather pants and reuniting for a pair of rowdy gigs at San Francisco’s Thee Parkside July 30-31. From there, the rock-n-roll kamikazes set their sights on […]

  Fans of Thin Lizzy, Bon Scott and Peter Criss’ cowbell will want to drink a beer with tough guys Danko Jones. A Canadian trio that won’t soon be mistaken for Triumph, blood-sweatin’ Danko Jones has proved to be a show-stealer at prestigious European rock festivals (not to mention a formidable opener on Guns N’ Roses‘ recent […]

I’ve seen more than 20 Buckcherry concerts, which could probably get me arrrested for stalking if the boys weren’t so loyal to one of their earliest hardcore fans. Thanks, guys! Last weekend in San Antonio, Buckcherry once again rolled out the rock and some hella hospitality as headliners of the 99.5 KISS Summer Swelter festival. […]

Scorpions: A Fantastic Farewell!

Posted: 24th July 2010 by admin in Reviews
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To put it politely, the Scorpions F$#@&*! kicked ass Friday night in San Antonio. If this indeed is a final farewell tour and not a prolonged goodbye KISS (although KISS continues to be stellar in concert), then the Scorps left me floored. “Make it Real,” an obscure gem from 1980 and one of my all-time […]

This may come as a soul-crushing buzzkill, but there’s more to life than chicks and booze. So says Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd who phoned last week from a gig in Minnesota to discuss the sober side of life and Buckcherry’s bid to help those impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  On Finding Sobriety: […]

The Scorpions bring their final farewell tour to San Antonio’s AT&T Center tomorrow (Friday, July 23) for one last must-see blowout (blackout?). A revamped Ratt opens the show. The Scorps are promoting a fine swan song of a new album titled “Sting in the Tail” and will, of course, take you by force with a […]

 The recent relaunch of 2Fast2Die has been heavy on ’80s metal, so news from the Social Distortion camp made my inner punk feel lucky. After all, as the name implies, 2Fast2Die loves the Ramones as much as the Crue. Newly signed to Epitaph Records, Social D. is finishing up its seventh studio album and preparing […]

After going round and round in the quest for a second guitarist (Michael Schenker, John Corabi, Kerri Kelly, Alex Grossi and even Tracii Guns for one hot minute), Ratt seems to have made the perfect choice in former Quiet Riot six stringer, Carlos Cavazo. A formidable talent who replaced the late, great Randy Rhoads in Quiet […]

Got an email from guitarist Billy Rowe informing me that his band JETBOY plugs in at the Midwest Rockfest this Saturday, July 24, in Wichita, Kansas. JETBOY, you may recall, once ruled the mid-‘80s Hollywood club scene alongside Poison and Guns N’ Roses until record industry politics spiraled the band into turmoil and obscurity (c’mon, […]