Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider talks about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames latest exhibit “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics”

Dee Snider is the out spoken, wild hair front man of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Dee is currently one of the subjects in a recent exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame titled “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics”.

Concert Review: “Rock N’ Derby” Schaghticoke, NY

With more and more multi-day festival popping up around the country it’s hard to figure out which ones are the real deal and which ones are merely just jumping on the band wagon. I am here to tell you that “Rock N’ Derby” is in fact the real deal.

Album Review: Poison Headache “Poison Headache”

Fans of the trio’s previous works and various groups will certainly want to pick up a copy of “Poison Headache”.

Hardcore legend Harley Flanagan talks about his debut solo album “Cro-Mags”

Punk mainstay Harley Flanagan is often recognized as one of the most influential members of the NY hardcore/punk scene of the early 1980’s.

Album Review: Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy “Songs From The Garage”

When a performer crosses mediums it can go one of two ways, either really well or in the case of “Songs From the Garage” really bad.

Guitarist Phil Sgrosso talks about his new band Poison Headache

Former As I Lay Dying guitarist and current Wovenwar guitarist Phil Sgrosso talks about his latest project Poison Headache.

A Tribute To John Lennon Benefits Local Families Living with Disabilities

Imagine John, a benefit concert for Lift Disability Network, will be performed Saturday, May 21st at 6:00pm on the lawn of The Bear Club at Keene’s Point in Windermere, FL

Album Review: Pierce the Veil “Misadventures”

“Misadventures” combines Pierce the Veils energetic, genre blending sound with internal struggles that the bands fan base can surely all relate to.

Corey Beaulieu of Trivium talks new album and Summer Festivals

Trivium co-guitarist Cory Beaulieu discusses the bands latest album, their upcoming performance at the inaugural “Rock N’ Derby” event and his thoughts on the changing tour landscape.

Album Review: Hatebreed “The Concrete Confessional”

If you are looking for something to kick start your senses grab a copy of “The Concrete Confessional” and go to town!

Murder! Murder! Fans Can Now Pre-Order the First EP from Cult Film Composers

The star of Repo! The Genetic Opera and Songwriters of The Devil’s Carnival explore early American killers in a rustic new concept album

Album Review: Rob Zombie “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”

Some impressively wordy titles are about all you will find in the latest release from Rob Zombie.

Greg Bell talks about working with Sirius/XM on Radio Classics

Host of Radio Classics on Sirius/XM

Live Review: Ace Frehley, F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes Barre, PA

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley made a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes Barre, PA on April 15th, as part of a 12 show east-coast run promoting his latest album release titled “Origins Vol.1”

Comedian Margaret Cho discusses her new album “American Myth”

Actress/Musician/Comedian Margaret Cho tells us about the album, her current project with Amazon.com and about just what happened at The Stress Factory on March 26th.

Bella D. talks about her new album titled “The Crystal Ceiling”

Bella D. pushes the boundaries of artistic hard rock with a unique signature blend of operatic vocals and intricate steampunk themed storytelling.

Fat Mike of NOFX talks about the bands new book “The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories”.

Fat Mike bassist/lead vocalists for California punk rock band NOFX and owner of Fat Wreck Chords.

CD Review: 3 Doors Down “Us And The Night”

The 11 tracks which make up the groups sixth studio album all have potential to be hits as the album is spilling over with pop like hooks which are set nicely against a rock and roll background making for a great listening experience.

CD Review: Ace Frehley “Origins Vol. 1”

It doesn’t matter how dedicated of an Ace fan you are “Origins Vol. 1” is a must have for any fan of hard rock music.

CD Review: Zakk Wylde “Book of Shadows II”

For long time fans of Zakk dating back to the old “Pride and Glory” days this is a no brainer to pick up.

Reunited Guns N’ Roses announce Cities for upcoming tour

Reunited Guns N’ Roses release city names for upcoming summer tour.

DVD Review: Judas Priest “Battle Cry”

Though not the first live concert performance release from metal gods Judas Priest it is however the first live release from the band to cover material from practically every album including “Redeemer of Souls”.

The Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards Fueled by Monster Energy Announces 2016 Award Show Categories & Nominees

As announced last month, the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy will air live on TV and social media on the evening of July 18th from Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH

Concert Review: Bermuda’s “Marcho Man Tour Part II”

Despite it being a rather cold night in Syracuse the bands and a handful of dedicated fans filled the small multi use venue for a night of metal musings.

Murder and Melody in America: “The Devil’s Carnival” Composers Debut Trailer for a Dark New Opus

Icons of cult cinema, Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) and Saar Hendelman (The Devil’s Carnival franchise) pull the trigger on a new, twisted musical world, American Murder Song.

Book Review: Barney Hoskyns “Small Town Talk”

If the cast of characters listed on the cover doesn’t grab your attention then skip this book entirely as any fan of music will certainly know at least one or two of the characters who fill “Small Town Talk’s” 402 pages.

CD Review: Brian Fallon “Painkillers”

Brain Fallon’s first attempt as a solo artist comes off completely genuine and harkens back to the singer/songwriter era of the early 60’s but with a modern twist.

Book Review: Lita Ford “Living Like A Runaway”

“Living Like a Runaway” is a quick read that keeps the reader’s attention over the course of its 272 pages.

CD Review: Steel Panther “Live From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage

Yes some of the sexual innuendos used in “Live From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage” have started to become a bit tiresome however the catchiness of Steel Panthers songs are what keep me coming back time and time again.

Guitarist Paul Gilbert talks about Great Guitar Escape 3.0

guitarist/co-founder of the rock group Mr. Big

Concert Review: Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers

The night was part storytelling and part music as both set of performers aimed to provide the audience with a nights worth of entertainment.

Concert Review “Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY”

I can’t wait until the show is in town again. Go get your tickets. GO!

Anvil’s Steve “Lips” Kudlow talks about the album “Anvil is Anvil”

Steve “Lips” Kudlow is the lead singer and guitar player for the heavy metal group Anvil.

CD Review: Anthrax “For All Kings”

If you are looking for heavy, the latest offering from Anthrax will certainly fulfill that need.

Lamb of God announce U.S. Headline Tour with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity

LAMB OF GOD Announces U.S. Headline Tour with CLUTCH and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

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