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Phil Lewis From L.A. Guns Discusses New Album, Reunion With Tracii Guns and More!

Phil Lewis From L.A. Guns Discusses New Album, Reunion With Tracii Guns and More!

Mar 19, 20198 min read

XS ROCK: So I’ve had a chance to listen to the new album, The Devil You Know and it’s fantastic. It sounds just like what I remember from listening to the first two LA Guns albums years ago. It’s kind…

Doug Aldrich Talks About Burning Rain Album, Whitesnake, Ronnie James Dio and More!

Doug Aldrich Talks About Burning Rain Album, Whitesnake, Ronnie James Dio and More!

Mar 11, 201916 min read

When your resume’ includes playing in both legendary rock bands, Dio and Whitesnake, you know you’re doing something right.  That’s definitely the case with Doug Aldrich. With a long history of playing and creating incredible songs with bands like Lion,…

Whatever Happened To Fastway's Original Singer Dave King?

Whatever Happened To Fastway’s Original Singer Dave King?

Feb 6, 20192 min read

When Dave King joined Fastway he was relatively unknown at the time. Fastway was put together by Motorhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke and UFO bass player Pete Way.  The name Fastway was a combination of the “Fast” from Eddie Clarke…

Top 15 Christian Metal Bands Of The 80's

Top 15 Christian Metal Bands Of The 80’s

Feb 1, 201911 min read

01. Stryper-Stryper has to be at the top of this list. Not because I think they’re the best, but because their contribution to Christian metal is the equivalent of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest in the non-christian metal…

Legendary Metal Drummer Ken Mary Talks With XS ROCK

Legendary Metal Drummer Ken Mary Talks With XS ROCK

Jan 10, 201913 min read

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with legendary drummer Ken Mary.  Over the years, Ken has played with some of the best bands around, including Alice Cooper, Accept, House Of Lords, Chastain, Fifth Angel and most…

Monte Pittman Talks To XS ROCK

Monte Pittman Talks To XS ROCK

Nov 11, 20181 min read

Recently, I had the chance to sit down backstage and talk with Monte Pittman. Monte’s out on the road with Sebastian Bach and supporting not one, but two great new albums that were recently released on Metal Blade Records. If…

Ministry Guitarist Sin Quirin Discusses New Project 3 Headed Snake With XS ROCK

Ministry Guitarist Sin Quirin Discusses New Project 3 Headed Snake With XS ROCK

Oct 27, 20181 min read

Ministry guitarist Sin Quirin has just released a new EP by his side project “3 Headed Snake”. If you haven’t had a chance to hear it yet, go check it out! It’s killer classic metal in the vein of Judas…

Interview With Patrick Stone From Budderside

Interview With Patrick Stone From Budderside

Feb 28, 201813 min read

Recently, I had the chance to catch up with Patrick Stone, lead vocalist for Budderside. I spoke with him just before he was going on stage to perform as the opener for L.A. Guns on their latest tour. He invited me me…

XS ROCK Interview With Geoff Tate

XS ROCK Interview With Geoff Tate

Nov 30, 201714 min read

Geoff Tate seems to be sort of an enigmatic person for a lot of people. Always a bit mysterious and probably often misunderstood. Prior to meeting Geoff for the first time, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I have…

Michael Sweet Talks With XS ROCK

Michael Sweet Talks With XS ROCK

Oct 23, 201711 min read

Michael Sweet (Stryper) and George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob)  have reunited once again to create Unified, the second album by Sweet & Lynch. I had the chance to sit down and talk with Michael Sweet about the new album, working…

Interview With Legendary Drummer Carmine Appice

Interview With Legendary Drummer Carmine Appice

Oct 22, 201712 min read

Carmine Appice is a legend in the world of rock drummers. Over the years he has played with a virtual who’s who list of artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, King Kobra, Blue Murder, Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Pink Floyd, Michael…

Interview With Chris Jericho WWE Superstar & Vocalist For Fozzy

Interview With Chris Jericho WWE Superstar & Vocalist For Fozzy

Oct 4, 20179 min read

Today I sat down with Chris Jericho. Pro wrestler, rock singer, writer, podcaster and the list goes on and on. Chris is a multi-talented guy and was great to interview. We talked about his latest album, Judas by his band…

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Stryper Blames Tim Gaines’ Barrage Of Disrespectful Comments, Post And Tweets For His Dismissal

Sep 3, 20172 min read

Stryper have posted the following regarding Tim Gaines termination from the band: A MESSAGE FROM STRYPER Dear fans and friends,We wish Timothy Gaines nothing but the best, and we will always remember the history and the good times that we…

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Tim Gaines Confirms That He Has Been Fired From Stryper

Aug 31, 20172 min read

Here’s the latest news direct from Tim Gaines about his dismissal from the Christian metal band Stryper: Howdy folks, Here is a KNAC interview that I gave with Faithsedge vocalist Giancarlo Floridia, earlier this week. This is the “official” unofficial…

XS ROCK Interview With Quiet Riot's Frankie Banali

XS ROCK Interview With Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali

Jul 23, 201715 min read

XS ROCK: So, Quiet Riot now has James Durbin as lead vocalist. I’ve had a chance to listen to Road Rage and I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people. I was surprised that he was able to…

XS ROCK Interview With Buckcherry Vocalist Josh Todd

XS ROCK Interview With Buckcherry Vocalist Josh Todd

Jul 20, 201715 min read

Recently, I received an advanced release for Josh Todd & The Conflict’s debut album, “Year Of The Tiger”. Most of you probably know Josh and guitarist Stevie D from the band Buckcherry. Buckcherry is still alive and well, but I’ve…

Interview With Warrant’s Robert Mason

Interview With Warrant’s Robert Mason

May 12, 20179 min read

XS ROCK: Hey Robert! It’s a pleasure to talk with you. I’ve been a fan for many years. I want to talk about the new Warrant album in a moment, but first, let’s go back to the beginning for a…

Interview With Kobra Paige Of Kobra And The Lotus

Interview With Kobra Paige Of Kobra And The Lotus

Apr 29, 201711 min read

     Without a doubt, one of the best metal bands to hit the scene in the last ten years has to be Kobra and the Lotus. If you’ve never heard them, stop reading this now and go to iTunes,…

Interview With Former Sister Sin Vocalist Liv Jagrell

Interview With Former Sister Sin Vocalist Liv Jagrell

Apr 22, 201710 min read

    In my opinion, one of the best metal bands to come out after the year 2000 had to be Sister Sin. Each album seem to be better than the one before it as the band continued to release…

Interview With Ex-Guns N’ Roses and Art Of Anarchy Guitarist Bumblefoot

Interview With Ex-Guns N’ Roses and Art Of Anarchy Guitarist Bumblefoot

Apr 16, 201717 min read

Recently, I reviewed the latest album by Art of Anarchy called “The Madness”. Which you can read here.  Needless to say I was blown away by it. When I got the chance to interview guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, I was thrilled.…

Interview With Alex Grossi From Beautiful Creatures and Quiet Riot

Interview With Alex Grossi From Beautiful Creatures and Quiet Riot

Apr 13, 201712 min read

Today I had the privilege to sit down and talk with Alex Grossi. Most of you probably know Alex as the guitarist in Quiet Riot. But Alex is quite the journeyman of rock n’ roll and always seems to have a…

Interview With Night Ranger's Jack Blades

Interview With Night Ranger’s Jack Blades

Mar 4, 201712 min read

Jack Blades Talks To XS ROCK About New Night Ranger Album, His Career and More… Rewind back to the year 1982. I was in middle school and I had gotten a part time job so that I could buy my…

Interview With David Reece

Interview With David Reece

Feb 19, 201714 min read

XS Rock readers know that I’ve recently been raving about the debut album by Sainted Sinners featuring David Reece (Accept, Bonfire, Bangalore Choir). Well, today I had the chance to talk with him about his new band, his past work…

Interview With Jack Russell

Interview With Jack Russell

Jan 14, 20178 min read

XS ROCK: So tell me about your great new album “He Saw It Comin”. I just did a review on it recently and in my opinion, it’s some of the best material that you’ve ever done. Does the title reference your…

Happy Birthday To Ratt Vocalist Stephen Pearcy Who Turns 64 Today!

Interview With Stephen Pearcy From Ratt

Jan 13, 201711 min read

When I was in high school, I had the walls of my room covered with posters and magazine pages from my favorite bands. No one got more space on those walls than my favorite band, Ratt. When “Out Of The…

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Music Reviews

Watch Video for Hell, Fire And damnation From Saxon's New Album

80s Heavy Metal

The mighty Saxon have returned with one of the best albums in years. Hell, Fire, And Damnation represent everything that I love about Saxon....

Seven Of Sevendust Box Set Review Seven Of Sevendust Box Set Review

Hard Rock & Metal

Sevendust is one of those bands that I listened to originally from their first album and then somewhere along the way about 2 or...

Watch The Video For Dokken's Song "The Fugitive" From New Album "Heaven Comes Down" Watch The Video For Dokken's Song "The Fugitive" From New Album "Heaven Comes Down"

80s Heavy Metal

Dokken returns to release their 13th studio album, ‘Heaven Comes Down’, their first new album in 11 years. During that time Don Dokken had...

Music Reviews

Glenn Hughes is known as “The Voice Of Rock”, and with good reason. After stints in bands like Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and...

Alternative / Punk

Date: August 26th Venue: Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa, FL Filter got the opening spot on the Freaks On Parade tour which also included...

Alternative / Punk

The term “legendary” is often thrown around loosely these days, but the word legendary absolutely applies to the Misfits. The Misfits hit the scene...

Rock Stars…Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

W.A.S.P. was originally known for outrageous antics such as throwing raw meat into the audience and appearing to torture people on a horror-themed stage....

Winger...Where Are They Now? Winger...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

Winger released their debut album “Winger in 1988 and it scored the band its first platinum-selling album. Winger released its second album In the...

Britny Fox...Where Are They Now? Britny Fox...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

Britny Fox was formed in 1985 with “Dizzy” Dean Davidson on vocals, former Cinderella drummer Tony Destra, former Cinderella guitarist Michael Kelly Smith and...

badlands badlands

Hard Rock & Metal

After guitarist Jake E. Lee was fired from Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band, Badlands was formed when Lee recruited bassist Greg Chaisson, former Black Sabbath...

Hurricane...Where Are They Now? Hurricane...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

Hurricane started out in 1983-84 with the original lineup of lead vocalist Kelly Hansen (vocals/rhythm guitar), Robert Sarzo (guitar), Tony Cavazo (bass), and Jay...

Black N' Blue...Where Are They Now? Black N' Blue...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

  Black ‘N Blue was formed in 1981 and released four successful and critically acclaimed albums through Geffen Records including their self-titled debut (1984),...

Alternative-Punk-Electronic

Front 242 Singer Hospitalized

Alternative / Punk

After an incredible 40-plus-year run on the road, Belgian EBM act Front 242 are setting an end to their live concert career, announcing their...

Alternative / Punk

Toxic misogyny, violence against women, and incels are the latest target Al Jourgensen takes aim at in the song “B.D.E.” (aka “Big Dick Energy”)...

Punk Legends Cock Sparrer To Release Their Final Album "Hand On Heart" Punk Legends Cock Sparrer To Release Their Final Album "Hand On Heart"

Alternative / Punk

Punk legends Cock Sparrer announce their 8th and final album on vinyl, splatter vinyl, picture disc, CD, cassette and digital formats! No one (band...

Social Distortion And Bad Religion Announce Co-Headliner U.S. Tour Social Distortion And Bad Religion Announce Co-Headliner U.S. Tour

Alternative / Punk

Social Distortion’s Mike Ness has posted the following regarding the tour: It gives us great pleasure to announce that in April we will be...

Co-Founder Of The Dictators, Scott Kempner Dead At 69 Co-Founder Of The Dictators, Scott Kempner Dead At 69

Alternative / Punk

The guitarist and co-founder of The Dictators Scott “Top Ten” Kempner has died at age 69 from complications of dementia. He would also co-found...

Shane MacGowan, Pogues Singer Dead At 65 Shane MacGowan, Pogues Singer Dead At 65

Alternative / Punk

Pogues singer Shane MacGowan has died after a lengthy stay in ICU for an infection. A statement on behalf of Shane MacGowan’s wife Victoria...

80s Rock & Pop

80s Music Video Of The Day

Take a trip down memory lane with this list of one-hit wonders on the U.S. charts from the years 1980 and 1981. How many...

Legendary 80s Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces 2024 American Tour Legendary 80s Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces 2024 American Tour

80s Rock & Pop

Adam Ant is pleased to announce his ANTMUSIC 2024 U.S. tour, which commences March 21st in St. Louis, MO. The English Beat will be supporting...

Foreigner And Styx Announce Renegades And Jukebox Heroes Tour With John Waite Foreigner And Styx Announce Renegades And Jukebox Heroes Tour With John Waite

80s Rock & Pop

Foreigner has announced the following: This summer we’re hitting the road with Styx! “We always look forward to being with our buddies in Styx,”...

80s Heavy Metal

Goodwyn was not only the singer but also the guitarist and main songwriter for the band. Goodwyn was widely revered as a great songwriter...

80s Pop Icon Tiffany releases new single “Angels All Around” 80s Pop Icon Tiffany releases new single “Angels All Around”

80s Rock & Pop

Just in time for the Holidays Tiffany is set to release the new single “Angels All Around” and the Limited Edition NEW Shadows cover....

Daryl Hall Gets Restraining Order Against John Oates Daryl Hall Gets Restraining Order Against John Oates

80s Rock & Pop

There’s big drama in the Hall & Oates camp as an ongoing legal battle between Daryl Hall and John Oates continues with Hall gaining...

Hard Rock & Metal News

Watch New Video For Humanoid From Accept's New Album

80s Heavy Metal

Accept has posted the following info about the first single and video from their upcoming new album: HUMANOID UNLEASHED! The first single, the title...

Listen To Brand New Whitecross Song "Man In The Mirror" From New Album "Fear No Evil Listen To Brand New Whitecross Song "Man In The Mirror" From New Album "Fear No Evil

80s Heavy Metal

One of the first-ever Christian hard rock/metal bands is the Illinois-based, Whitecross. The band started in the early ‘80s, touring steadily from 1988 to...

Motorhead Release The Lost Tapes Series As CD Collection Motorhead Release The Lost Tapes Series As CD Collection

80s Heavy Metal

‘THE LÖST TAPES’ SERIES RELEASED AS CD COLLECTION INCLUDING NEW SET FROM THE HALLOWED TURF OF DONINGTON, DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2008 OUT NOW Cassette tapes. Remember...

Judas Priest Announces New Album "Invincible Shield" Judas Priest Announces New Album "Invincible Shield"

80s Heavy Metal

Judas Priest just dropped their newest track from their upcoming new album “Invincible Shield” and it should really appeal to fans of the Judas...

Listen To Brand New Ace Frehley Song "10,000 Volts" Listen To Brand New Ace Frehley Song "10,000 Volts"

80s Heavy Metal

Ace Frehley comments on the new video: THE CHERRY MEDICINE VIDEO IS HERE!! This is one of my favorite tracks on the album, and...

80s Heavy Metal

Def Leppard has released several videos on YouTube showcasing their concert at The Whisky back in 2022. Def Leppard is currently out on tour...