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Van Halen

Van Halen

10 Things You Didn't Know (or Don't Want to Know) About Van Halen!

1. Although founding member Michael Anthony had officially parted ways with Van Halen in 2006, the bassist's ousting from the group can be traced back to 1998's pitiful Van Halen III. Anthony played on only a handful of tracks on III and had little, if not zero input in the writing process despite being credited with full songwriting involvement.

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Worldview

Worldview

Worldview - The Chosen Few (2015)

M24 Music Group/Ulterium Records - May 26, 2015

Now this is one that struck me on the spot. Worldview is the brand new project consisting of famed metal veterans from iconic bands Sacred Warrior, Deliverance and Recon. Indeed, the weight of the band is rooted in the gospel section of heavy metal, but let's cast that aside for Worldview, because if you don't you might miss out on one of the finest powerhouse releas... [Read More about Worldview]

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 2015

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 2015

he Mayhem Festival is a touring metal festival that takes place during the summer. The inaugural season took place in 2008; the festival has since become an annual event across the United States and Quebec, Canada. The tour has been sponsored by the Rockstar Energy Company since the time of its inception. It was assembled by Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, and by John Reese (who is Lyman's partner on the Taste of Chaos tour).

All of the touring gr... [Read More about Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 2015]

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Jennifer Lopez  

A.K.A. - Jennifer Lopez’s 10th album and her first for Capitol Records

A.K.A. – Jennifer Lopez’s 10th album and her first for Capitol Records – is out today and she’s celebrating its release with a series of high profile television appearances. Last night s... [Read More]

 

Sledge Leather  

Leather Leone, remember her? She once was ruling the metal wasteland as one of the leading female voices of heavy metal. The voice of Chastain who added fuel to the metallic fire of David T.'s amazing shreds and killer riffs, also recording an acclaimed solo record "Shockwaves," before vanish... [Read More]

 

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals  

Philip Anselmo, legendary frontman of Pantera and Down, will release his career-first solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, on July 16 via his own Housecore Records (MRI/Megaforce). Walk Through Exits Only will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl.

Produced by Philip Anselmo and Mich... [Read More]

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Stereophonics  

When I found out Stereophonics was coming to Chicago, I practically sprung out of my chair and straight into a colleague of mine....who by the way was carrying three full and hot cups of hipster brand coffee. (*Oops.) But, I was SO excited!! I mean, who wouldn't be?! -- It's Stereophonics! ... [Read More]

B.B. King  

The thrill may be gone at times, but the King keeps going. B.B. King played the Chicago House of Blues, this past Thursday and Friday, to sold out crowds of adoring fans. While he did play an hour and a half set, he didn't seem to be on his top game.

B.B. King, ... [Read More]

Garth Brooks  

I have to start with saying "WOW." I saw Garth Brooks live in 1996 performing in Lansing, Michigan. He was just as good 18 years ago as he was tonight. The house was packed floor to ceiling. Not one person sitting in their seat. Almost every person knew every word to every song. Garth started ... [Read More]

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Beyonce (2013)  

The Queen of Pop has stunned us all yet again. Friday the 13th at midnight, Beyonce released her long awaited fourth album self-titled “BEYONCE” via iTunes. The 32 track visual record was a total shock to her fans and to the music industry, for there has never been an artist in history to release... [Read More]

De Staat - Vinticious Versions (2014)  

Unlike their name proclaims, De Staat is not performing their music in Dutch. That being said, this band has established international fame with their infectious rock/crossover tunes with stoner guitar walls and Britpop infected harmonies, which landed them slots on acclaimed festivals as Lowland... [Read More]

Cherie Currie Reverie  

The Cherry Bomb is Back

Cherie Currie is back with her brand new album release – Reverie. It has been over 35 years to hear the incredible vocals of Cherie, but the wait was well worth it.

Most music lovers know of the all-female band The Runaways. Back in the late seventie... [Read More]

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B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash 2014   Allstate Arena - December 6, 2015 featuring Ariana Grande, Pharrell, 5SOS, Martin Garrix, Lil Jon, MKTO and Rixton... [Read More] [View Gallery]
Slayer  

"Fuck all that shit; Slayer was fucking awesome!"

What can be said about tonight that hasn't already been written? Metal isn't dead, the crowd was fantastic, and the band simply rocks. Slayer has been out there since the 80s, and unlike another all too obvious heavy metal band out there, the years and success haven't corrupted the energy or quality of Slayer's performance.

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Zola Jesus  

Zola Jesus Performed to a Sold Out Crowd at The Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago on Jan.16, 2015.

Nika Roza Danilova who goes by the name of Zola Jesus performed at The Athenaeum Theatre as part of Tomorrow Never Knows Festival 2015.

You asked what is this festival you never heard of...It was started by Schubas’ and now runs by both Schubas' & Lincoln Hall’s as a winter music fest mixes acclaimed, up-&-coming, local & national indi... [Read More][View Gallery]

Movie Reviews Movie Reviews Movie Reviews
Into The Woods (2014)  

Into The Woods (2014)

Into the Woods takes a spin on several classic fairy tales with a modern twist and brings them together into one musical journey. I found this movie starting out on a journey that just kept falling apart as every scene past or note was sung which brings the story into some very suggestive, adult themed tones that is definitely not for the entire family. I sat down with my wife and 6 year old and were looking forward to another Disney classic but found ourselves extremely disappointed. From the beginning the characters and story aren't interesting and are quite jumbled leaving an uneasy feeling with how they tarnish beloved stories that have been part of the Disney legacy....[Read More]

Thirst (1979)  

Thirst (1979)

Kate Davis seems to be living an ideal life. However, unbeknownst to her, she just happens to be a long lost descendant of the notorious Countess Elizabeth Bathory. And she's just been targeted to join a mysterious cult of rich tycoons who believe they are vampires. Kate obviously doesn't think that thats a good idea of course so they kidnap her and take her to their complex in the country where they literally bleed the young underclass dry....[Read More]

HBO HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES COSTCO EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL GIFT CARDS  

HBO HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES COSTCO EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL GIFT CARDS

Through the end of January, Costco customers have access to a one-of-a-kind new gift card that allows them to choose which season from their favorite HBO series they want to instantly redeem in Digital HD after purchasing. For $23.99, the card offers a choice of series and seasons of hit HBO series including Game of Thrones, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and True Detective, redeemable via the Flixster Movie Store. While Digital HD business continues to grow and many consumers have already discovered the convenience of owning content digitally, this card is the perfect opportunity for HBO fans who want to test the waters of digital ownership to start their collections. The card also makes a great gift, since the recipient gets to choose the program that he or she wants to download....[Read More]