Donavon Frankenreiter Heads through Florida for his 2016 Tour starting March!

Check out below for a complete list of dates to catch Donavon live!

CD Review: Leslie West “Soundcheck”

If you are a long time Mountain/Leslie West devotee then “Soundcheck” will fit perfectly in to your music collection.

Lamb of God/Anthrax- Philadelphia, PA Concert Review

The historic venue was packed to the rafters with energetic metals fans who were more than ready to live up to their “Killadelphia” name sake.

Concert Review: Wizards of Winter “The Magic of Winter” – Syracuse, NY

The night proved to be a great extension of the Christmas holiday as the night’s performance took you on a magical music adventure which made for a very enjoyable concert experience.

R.I.P. Motorhead’s Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister 1945-2015

The Media Mikes crew would like send our heartfelt condolences to all the friends, family and band members of Lemmy. He will truly be missed.

Concert Review “Winter Warriors Tour” Rochester, NY

The bill which featured Black Fast, Nekrogoblikon, Havok and Battlecross was certainly not one for the faint of heart as all 4 bands commanded the crowd’s attention before pummeling them with a barrage of bombastic sonic landscapes.

Dr. Dilznik and the Last Rekrute Release the First Video from Their New Album

“SOS – Stuck on Stoopit,” the fourth and final installment of the Stoopit series, scheduled for release this coming Spring.

Wizards of Winter’s Fred Gorhau talks about album “The Magic of Winter”

Guitarist for Wizards of Winter

Latest Video for “The Blame Game” from City of the Weak

Cody Hoffman & City of the Weak the video showcases not only the band’s music but also the immense visual appeal that the band carries.

CD Review: Slayer “Repentless”

Clocking in at just over 40 minutes, what “Repentless” lacks in run time it makes up for in guitar riffage,

Concert Review: GWAR “30 Years of Tourment” Rochester, NY

Very apparent that Mr. Brockie left some extremely large latex and goo covered shoes to fill

White Zombie’s Sean Yseult talks about her exhibit at Sacred Gallery in NYC, “Retrospective”

Co-founder/bassist for the heavy metal band White Zombie

Drummer Anton Fig talks about re-release of solo album “Figments”

Drummer for David Letterman’s house band the CBS Orchestra

Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon talks about new album “Kill the Flaw”

Lead vocalist of heavy metal group Sevendust

Testament’s Alex Skolnick talks about new band Metal Allegiance and their debut album

Guitarist for the legendary thrash metal band Testament

CD Review: Sevendust “Kill the Flaw”

“Kill the Flaw” doesn’t reinvent the wheel but instead it capitalizes on the strengths Sevendust are known for

CD Review: Motorhead “Black Magic”

“Bad Magic” is the latest offering from the band and sadly I just couldn’t get into the album

CD Review: Against Me! “23 Live Sex Acts”

Features 23 live tracks which were recorded during various shows from the bands tour last year

Audiotopsy’s Greg Tribbett talks about debut album “Natural Causes”

Former Guitarist from Mudvayne and Hellyeah

CD Review: Metal Allegiance: “Metal Allegiance”

I really have to tip my hat to Mark Menghi for pulling this off and I hope that more of these albums will follow.

CD Review: Terror “The Twenty Fifth Hour”

Terror once again proves why they are easily one of my favorite hardcore bands out there.

Concert Review: Earth, Wind and Fire/Chicago – Kansas City, Missouri

After three and a half hours the bands said goodnight to an adoring crowd who gave them a much deserved ovation.

Concert Review: Slipknot “This Summer’s Last Stand Tour” Darien Center, NY

With a line up this impressive the energy outside was running high and as the night progressed each act did a great job building on that energy.

CD Review: Lamb of God “VII – Sturm Und Drang”

“VII: Sturm Und Drang” the bands most well rounded release to date

CD Review: Royal Blood “Royal Blood”

Though I found the album didn’t quite capture all the power of the groups live element it certainly comes pretty close.

CD Review: Ghost “Meliora”

“Meliora” is a decent album. Will it appeal to everyone? Probably not.

Concert Review “Alternative Buffalo 107.7 Kerfuffle 2015” Buffalo, NY

The unique surroundings proved to be the perfect setting for the annual music festival which featured 10 bands and a variety of local vendors

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe talks about new album “Resolution” and his memoir “Dark Days”

Lead singer of Lamb of God

Concert Review: Breaking Benjamin “Dark Before Dawn Tour” Big Flats, NY

Throughout the bands 22 song set the band took time to show their appreciation for the crowds support throughout the numerous bouts of bad weather leading up to the bands performance.

Concert Review: Foo Fighters “Break a Leg Tour” Citi Field, Flushing, NY

There were certainly many highlights of the evening’s performance and the band did a spot on job of giving the fans their money’s worth

Concert Review “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” Orlando, FL

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses was a delicious meal for the ears and eyes

David Gilmour to Release New Album, “Rattle That Lock” Friday, September 18, 2015

The “Live 2016” appearances will be David Gilmour’s first live concert dates since the “On An Island” tour in 2006

Howie Fields and “Big” John Wallace discuss music and Harry Chapin

Drummer Howie Fields and bass player “Big” John Wallace answser a few questions about Harry Chapin and his music.

Concert Review: Heart “Music=Love Tour”

As the set progressed both Ann and Nancy took turns at the mic introducing the numbers and giving some background on some of the more personal songs.

Starset’s Dustin Bates talks about debut album “Transmissions”

Lead singer for rock band Starset

CD Review: Phinehas “Till The End”

The latest offering from Phinehas is an album you can throw on and listen to over and over again without it becoming stale or repetitive.

CD Review: Starset “Transmissions”

As the album progresses listeners are bombarded with distorted guitars and catchy choruses that with ease get stuck in your head.

CD Review: Lynch Mob “Rebel”

Ever since the group’s reunion in 2008 Lynch Mob has continued to once again grow with each album they release and “Rebel” is no exception

Concert Review: The Rolling Stones @ Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

They bill themselves as “The Worlds’ Greatest Rock and Roll Band,” and last Saturday night the Rolling Stones more then lived up to that title…

Concert Review: Rob Zombie “Super Monster Sex Action Tour 2015”

Each time Rob Zombie takes the stage he does not disappoint and this night’s show was no different

Concert Review: “Transgender Dysphoria Tour 2015” Buffalo, NY

(Against Me!)…the band sounded killer as always which made for a really great night of music.

CD Review: Tremonti “Cauterize”

Even though I found the first half of the album to be a bit redundant as a whole “Cauterize” is a rawkus 10 track release

Anti-Flag’s Chris No. 2 talks about new album “American Spring”

Bass Guitarist for Anti-Flag

Blu-ray/CD Review “Melissa Etheridge: A Little Bit of Me: Live In L.A.”

With Etheridge’s last live release clocking in at over 2 hrs. and packed with bonus footage there was certainly something’s left to be desired.

CD Review: Nekrogoblikon “Heavy Meta”

Even if you are not a fan of the whole goblin perspective “Heavy Meta” is strong enough to stand on its own as a solid extreme metal album.

Jason Becker talks about new signature products and collaboration with Guitar Player Magazine

Legendary Guitarist with Cacophony

Concert Review “Abominator Tour 2015” Syracuse, NY

The night proved to be a unique and up close experience that the Syracuse crowd seemed to really enjoy.

Coal Chamber’s Mikey Cox talks about new album “Rivals”

Drummer for heavy metal band Coal Chamber

Testament’s Chuck Billy talks about signature line of vaping pens “The Chief”

Vocalist for the legendary bay area thrash metal band Testament

Steve ‘N’ Seagulls’ Puikkonen talks about debut album “Farm Machine”

Drummer for the Finnish bluegrass/rock/metal band Steve ‘N’ Seagulls

CD Review: Good Riddance “Peace in Our Time”

From start to finish “Peace in Our Time” held my attention and made me want to get up and move.

CD Review: Coal Chamber “Rivals”

Long time Coal Chambers fans who have been wishing for the release of new material prayers have been answered as “Rivals” will certainly meet their expectations.

Witness Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker and More on the 2016 Axes & Anchors Cruise

Cruise with Today’s Greatest Guitar Gods – Setting Sail February 20, 2016 from Miami, FL

Announcing the Second Annual “Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards” Fueled by Monster Energy Drink

Set for July 22, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH

CD Review: Anti-Flag “American Spring”

Solid song structure consisting of catchy choruses and thought provoking verses make this an album that gets in your head and stays there

CD Review: Revolve “The Road to Here”

With such a solid effort from the bands first attempt I am anxious to hear what they will do next as the future seems bright for Revolve.

The Runaways’s Cherie Currie talks about latest solo album “Reverie”

Lead singer in The Runaways

Prong’s Tommy Victor talks about new album “Songs From the Black Hole”

Lead singer/guitarist for the heavy metal band Prong

Robben Ford talks about new solo album “Into the Sun”

Guitarist/Collaborator with Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and Kiss

Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn talks about directing the film “Mall”

DJ in rock band Linkin Park

Fall to June’s Ben Badger talks about newest album “

Lead singer of Fall to June

CD Review: Judas Priest “Defenders of the Faith” 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Though I wasn’t a fan of all the discs from the “Defenders of the Faith” 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition I found the live portion of this release more than made up for it.

VITAL Emcee discusses his newest mixtape ‘F.A.G.’ (Free of All Guilt)

Hip-Hop/Rap Musician

Concert Review “An Evening with Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield” Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA

The first collaboration between Mayfield and Avett and hopefully not the last as the magic heard on the album was flawlessly created on stage

Concert Review: John 5 and the Creatures, Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY

Though this may be John’s first tour as a solo artist he’s certainly no stranger to the stage as his 20 plus years of experience in music certainly showed as he worked the audience like a true veteran of the stage

Hollywood Undead Set to Perform at Both Festivals This Spring And Kick off World’s Loudest Month With Official Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville Pre-Party In Jacksonville

Hollywood Undead Unveils New Video for “day of the Dead” Today…

Drowning Pool’s CJ Pierce reflects on the 13th anniversary of album “Sinners”

Guitarist for heavy metal band Drowning Pool

Crazytown’s Seth “Shifty” Binzer talks about new album “The Brimstone Sluggers”

Front man of Crazytown

Monster Energy’s Welcome to Rockville Announces Tequila World and Onsite Sponsor Activites for Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival April 25 & 26

Onsite Sponsor Activities, Tequila World Details, And Interactive Art Installation with Notable Graffiti Artist Risk Announced for Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival

CD Review: Rob Zombie “Spook Show International Live”

Recorded during the “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” tour Rob and his band deliver their signature show right to your living room.

CD Review “Immortal Randy Rhoads- The Ultimate Tribute”

Produced and compiled by Grammy Award winning producer Bob Kulick the album certainly lives up to its title.

Bumblefoot talks about latest solo album “Little Brother is Watching”

Co-lead guitarist with Guns N’ Roses

CD Review: Bumblefoot “Little Brother is Watching”

Bumblefoot takes you on a musical journey that will light up your senses.

Modest Mouse Set to Headline Tampa’s Gasparilla Music Festival 2015

Festival Confirmed for Spring Break weekend- March 7 & 8

Jim Wilson talks about new group called Motor Sister

Guitarist with groups like The Rollins Band, Daniel Lanois and was a founding member of the blues rock band Mother Superior

Oh, Sleeper’s Shane Blay talks about touring with Wovenwar

Vocalist for Oh, Sleeper

Fozzy’s Chris Jericho talks about latest album “You Wanna Start a War”

Frontman of Fozzy

ShipRocked 2015: Party Hard, Vacation Harder!

This year was better than ever with an optional added day on the ship for the Superbowl Sail Away pre-party, but even with that addition, most survivors of this voyage at sea couldn’t get enough!

RED’s Randy Armstrong talks about album “Of Beauty and Rage”

Bassist in band RED

Seth Avett discusses new album “Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith”

Singer/Songwriter

CD Review: Motor Sister “Ride”

Though there is no new material contained on “Ride”, the new versions of songs like “Beg Barrow Steal” and “Fork in the Road” blast our your speakers.

CD Review “Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith”

The recordings have a very natural and warm feel which makes this an album you can put on after a long day and just escape into the music.

Concert Review “Juggernaut Tour 2015” Rochester, NY

Despite weather putting a huge damper on the evening’s attendance the 3 bands that performed demonstrated nothing but sheer professionalism.

Dweezil Zappa talks about Randy Rhoads tribute album “Immortal Randy Rhoads- The Ultimate Tribute”

Guitarist and son of Frank Zappa

When It Was Time To Party, We Partied Hard – An Interview With Andrew W.K.

Musician “Party Hard”, TV Host, DJ, “King of Partying”

John 5 talks about latest album “Careful with that Axe”

Guitarist with with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie

CD Review: John 5 “Careful with That Axe”

You don’t have to be a guitarist to enjoy the over the top instrumentation, eerie overdubs and/or crunching heavy metal rhythms

Vanilla Ice & Coolio Headline Tin Roof’s First Outdoor Concert

I-Drive 360’s Live Music Joint Hosts Concert In Front Of The Orlando Eye

CD Review: NOFX “Backstage Passport Soundtrack”

Fans expecting a greatest hits type compilation should take note as this is certainly not the case

CD Review: Engel “Raven Kings”

“Raven Kings” is certainly no different and could easily the bands most progressive work yet.

CD Review: Black Veil Brides “Black Veil Brides”

The group has appeared to have returned to its roots as “Black Veil Brides” is a straight forward rock/metal album speckled with nods to the bands early influences.

In Flames’ Niclas Engelin talks about touring and new album “Raven Kings”

Guitarist for the Swedish heavy metal band In Flames

Media Mikes’ Music Wrap-Up for 2014

It’s time for our annual year end wrap up where the writers here at the site get together to present our top 5 album releases of the year

“The Dukes of Hazard” star Tom Wopat talks about his new Christmas album with John Schneider

“The Dukes of Hazard”

Grammy Winner, Michael W. Smith talks about new album “The Spirit of Christmas”

Christian Singer, Grammy and Dove Award Winner

Durga McBroom-Hudson talks about working with Pink Floyd on “The Endless River”

Singer/Songwriter, backing vocals for Pink Floyd

Five Finger Death Punch’s Jeremy Spencer talks about his new biography and 2015 plans

Drummer of the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch

Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson and Chris Broderick talk about their work with group Metal Allegiance

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson & Former Megadeth lead and rhythm guitarist Chris Broderick

Vinyl LP Review “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Princess Celestia”

if you are a die-hard “”My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” fan you should make you way to the closest Hot Topic ASAP

The Rods’ Dave “Rock” Feinstein and Carl Canedy talks about new song “Great Big Fake Ones”

David “Rock” Feinstein (guitar and vocals) and Carl Canedy (drums and vocals)