‘The Secret Sessions’ Will Hopefully Be Anything But A Secret After Record Store Day

Courtesy: Rouge Records By Philip Sayblack Record Store Day is almost here, and this year’s celebration of all things vinyl offers audiences plenty to applaud from one genre to the other.  Friday Music is releasing a special Jeff Beck vinyl titled Truth.  Sundazed Music has a new singles compilation record titled 16 All-Time Greatest Hits.  For rap fans, Nature Sounds is releasing a special...

April 16th, 2018
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Eagle Rock To Release New Clapton Retrospective This Summer

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/Eagle Vision/Universal Music Group By Philip Sayblack Universal Music Group and Eagle Vision, the video branch of Eagle Rock Entertainment, have partnered to release a new retrospective on the career of legendary guitarist Eric Clapton. Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars is scheduled to be released June 8, 2018.  The documentary tells the story of Clapton’s hugely...

April 13th, 2018
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John 5 & The Creatures’ New Live Recording Is “Alive”, But Sadly Not Kicking

Courtesy: 60 Cycle Hum Records By Philip Sayblack Roughly one year ago this month, guitarist John 5 (Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth, Rob Zombie) and his band The Creatures were performing at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, Pennsylvania in support of their then brand new album Season of the Witch.  That concert went on to be the basis for the band’s recently released live recording It’s...

April 13th, 2018
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‘Big Tings’ Is A “Big” New Effort From Skindred

Courtesy: Napalm Records By Philip Sayblack Veteran rock act Skindred returns later this month with its seventh full-length studio recording.  Big Tings is scheduled to be released Friday, April 27 via Napalm Records, and will come almost a year and a half after the release of its most recent album Volume(2015).  This 10-song record picks up right where Volume left off, with all of the same bombast...

April 12th, 2018
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Comedy, Heart, Bonus Content, Combine To Make ‘Doctor Detroit’ One Of 2018’s Top New Movie Re-Issues

Courtesy: Shout! Factory.Universal Pictures By Philip Sayblack Truly diversely talented actors are hard to find in the current era of entertainment.  Sure, there are good actors, both male and female, but finding actors who show true diversity and talent within that diversity is difficult to say the very least.  Thinking briefly, some of the names that come to this critic’s mind are the likes of...

April 12th, 2018
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Black Stone Cherry Selling Exclusive Signed Test Copies Of ‘Family Tree’

By Philip Sayblack Black Stone Cherry has a very special gift for its fans as everyone counts down to the release of its new album Family Tree. The band has made available for sale 49 signed test copies of Family Tree on vinyl.  Test copies are used to check the sound quality of an album before it is officially released on vinyl.  More often than not, very few test copies of any album are ever...

April 11th, 2018
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Shout! Factory, Twitch To Celebrate ‘Home Movies” 19th Anniversary With Full Series Marathon

By Philip Sayblack Shout! Factory and Twitch have teamed up for yet another classic TV marathon.  This time it’s a modern classic series. Home Movies: The Complete Series Bingefest launches April 26 at noon eastern/9 a.m. PT.  The three-day marathon will feature all four seasons’ episodes as well as plenty of bonus material.  Those bonuses include select episode commentary and interviews with...

April 11th, 2018
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Corky Laing Discusses “Pompeii: The Secret Sessions” with MUEN Magazine!

Contributor’s Note:  It is pretty well documented that legendary drummer Corky Laing of Mountain should belong on the who’s who list of drumming in rock music history.  After all, Mountain, along with Black Sabbath and Judas Priest.  On Record Store Day, Corky Laing is releasing “Pompeii:  The Secret Sessions”, which will feature the singles “Knock Me Over” and “Growing Old With...

April 11th, 2018
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Smithsonian Channel Announces Release Date For New Civil War Doc

Courtesy: Smithsonian Channel/Public Media Distribution By Philip Sayblack Smithsonian Channel is taking audiences back to the Civil War next month with a new documentary on DVD. Civil War 360 is scheduled to be released May 1.  The three-part documentary tells more stories from the Civil War from the vantage point of the Confederacy, the Union and from the slaves caught in the middle of the conflict. The...

April 11th, 2018
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PBS Presenting Rarely Told WWII Story In New Doc Next Month

Courtesy: PBS/Public Media Distribution By Philip Sayblack The atrocities committed against Jews before and during World War II has been well-documented throughout the decades.  It has been presented time and again in so many books, movies and documentaries.  Now this May, PBS is bringing to DVD a new, rarely told story of Jews in WWII in the new documentary GI Jew: Jewish Americans in World War...

April 9th, 2018
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