Les Paul 2006 Tribute Concert Comes Up Short In Its Attempt To Honor A Legend

Courtesy: MVDVisual/MVD Entertainment Group By Philip Sayblack Les Paul is an American Master. Period. For decades, Paul has been known as “one of the music industry’s greatest minds, having created one of the industry’s most well-known and respected guitar lines. He also was responsible for recording tech that has become the standard across the board. On June 18, 2006, a concert was held —...

November 30th, 2017
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Ellefson Coffee Company Announces Another Year-End Celebration

Courtesy: Ellefson Coffee Company By Philip Sayblack Ellefson Coffee Company has announced a special new holiday event to celebrate its new retail outlets. The company will hold a special event Dec. 16 at Maverick Coffee in Scottsdale, AZ to celebrate the company’s expansion into that and a number of other stores nationwide. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature a number...

November 30th, 2017
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Combat Records To Rise Again

Courtesy: Combat Records/EMP Label Group/O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Combat Records is coming back. EMP Label Group head Dave Ellefson announced this week that the label, which was one of the seminal punk and thrash labels from the 1980s, has been resurrected and will be part of the EMP Label Group family. The one-time powerhouse label shuttered its doors in the mid-2000s after its...

November 30th, 2017
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The Who’s First Ever ‘Tommy’ Full Concert Will Impress Rock Fans Of All Ages

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment By Philip Sayblack In late spring of 1969, rock band The Who released what has since become one of the most beloved and important albums in its extensive catalogue when it released Tommy. the 24-song, 75-minute opus was a dramatic turning point for the band because it was at a point in its life at which it was growing in age and maturity, and thus trying to stay...

November 29th, 2017
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Sting Gives Audiences Plenty To Appreciate In His Latest Live Recording

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment By Philip Sayblack Veteran musician/actor Sting has been entertaining audiences the world over for the better part of four decades on the stage and screen. Over the course of that time, Sting (A.K.A. Gordon Thomas Matthew Sumner) has earned countless accolades and seemingly endless acclaim for his work. Now with the release of his latest live recording, Live at the...

November 29th, 2017
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Breaking Through Joins Saliva For “Only The Sickest Survive Tour”

Courtesy: O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Up-and-coming hard rock outfit Breaking Through has hit the road alongside Saliva for Saliva’s new tour. The bands hit the road Nov. 24 for Saliva’s “Only The Sickest Survive Tour.” The roughly three-week tour runs through Dec. 16 in El Paso, TX and includes performances in Tucson, AZ; New Orleans, LA; Fresno, CA and other cities. Breaking...

November 25th, 2017
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QUEEN – “News of the World” (40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set)

QUEEN - News of the World (40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set) / Hollywood Records Written by Christopher Long It was 40 years ago this fall season when the legendary British band, Queen, dropped a landmark record. In those days, the rock LP format was truly special – honest and pure works presenting listeners with significant, relevant and deeply personal social and artistic statements. Along with...

November 23rd, 2017
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Spock’s Beard Offers Audiences Another Solid Live Effort In ‘Snow Live’

By Philip Sayblack On Aug. 27, 2002, veteran prog-rock outfit Spock’s Beard released what has since come to be known by the band’s fans as one of its most pivotal albums when it released the simply titled, yet complex concept album Snow. The two-disc record was the last for then front man Neal Morse, who left the band for a solo career not too long after its release. Just this month, the band...

November 22nd, 2017
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Sleep Signals’ New EP Sure To “Wake Up” More New Fans

Courtesy: O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Early this past September, underground rock act Sleep Signals released its latest studio recording, its EP At The End of the World to the masses. The six-song record, which features musical arrangements that will appeal to fans of Avenged Sevenfold, is a strong effort from the Minneapolis, MN-based band. That is due in part to a diverse array...

November 22nd, 2017
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JIMMY BUFFETT – “Buried Treasure”

JIMMY BUFFETT – Buried Treasure (Mailboat Records) Written by Christopher Long In a day when “icon” has become hackneyed to the point of impotence, the name Jimmy Buffett continues to define the term perfectly. An acclaimed singer, chart-busting musician and savvy businessman, Buffett’s greatest gift has always been his keen knack for storytelling – as a songwriter, entertainer and...

November 18th, 2017
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