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Spandex, Hairspray and Ass-Kicking Rock-n-Roll

(photo by Chris Zambello / Rockshot Live)

  Steel Panther and Future Villains, House of Blues, Orlando FL May 13th 2014 Steel Panther rolled into Downtown Disney’s House of Blues in May and quickly reminded a packed house of what it was like being in a rock band in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Steel Panther’s look may take us back to […]

At the Pound with The Winery Dogs

(photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

  Largo, Fla.–Admit it. We all have expectations when we go to concerts. Some meet them. Some don’t. Then there are the rare occasions when a show exceeds, or should I say, blows away your expectations. This was the case Thursday night at the Largo Cultural Center. The Winery Dogs were in town to support […]

Church of Doom 

Carla Harvey, Bucther Babies (photo by Travis Failey / RSEN)

  Revolver Golden Gods Tour: Black Label Society, The Devil You Know and the Butcher Babies The Orlando chapter of the Black Label Society gathered together Wednesday night in Orlando at the House of Blues for mass services. Only this was no ordinary house of worship. The House of Blues rapidly became the Black Label […]

No Sleep For A Wicked Monster

Butcher Babies 01

Rockville 2014 was off  the stage! Heidi Shepherd, Butcher Babies (photo by Chris Zambello Rockshot Live) Jacksonville, Fla. — After a great day of music on Saturday, there wasn’t any time for recovery as Monster Energy’s Fourth Annual Rockville Music Festival kicked off at noon on Sunday.  The weather was a 10: warm, partly cloudy, […]

A Rockville Monster Awakens

A Rockville Monster Awakens

Brian Marshall (left) and Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge (photo by Travis Failey / RSEN) Jacksonville, Fla. — Monster Energy’s Fourth Annual “Welcome to Rockville Festival” took place on April 26th and 27th at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida, and by all accounts, it was a huge success. The keys to this year’s success included […]

A Legend Returns to Shred

A Legend Returns to Shred

  Jake E. Lee has made his triumphant return to the music community. After being out of the limelight since 1996, but still active musically, Lee and his new band, Red Dragon Cartel, are out touring and promoting their self-titled debut. Before hitting the high seas on the Monsters of Rock cruise, Lee and his […]

VH1 That Metal Show: An Interview with Eddie Trunk

Trunk (left) with Don Jameison (center) and Jim Florentine (photo Colin Douglas Gray)

Travis Failey with Rocket Sports & Entertainment talks one on one with Eddie Trunk Eddie Trunk is well respected in the music community. Not only by his fans but by the creators of the music he loves. He recently took time out from taping the 13th season of VH1’s “That Metal Show” to discuss many […]

Winter Home in Clearwater

Winter Home in Clearwater

DUNEDIN, FLA.–Royal Canadian Legion Post 144 presented the colors on today prior to the Toronto Blue Jays-Tampa Bay Rays spring training game.  Post 144 is based out of American Legion Post 7 in Clearwater, Florida during the winter months.

Waiting on a Monster

Waiting on a Monster

Monster Energy’s fourth Annual “Welcome to Rockville” Festival will take place on Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th in Jacksonville, Florida.  Welcome to Rockville boasts a lineup that includes artists that are sure to please all the members of the Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal family.  Metropolitan Park will be the place to be in […]

Sing us a Song, Mr. Piano Man

(photo Frank Colucci)

Tampa, Fla.–The “Piano Man” made Florida his home January 7th through the 22nd with two shows in Sunrise, one in Tampa and finishing up with one in Jacksonville.  I was lucky enough to be at one of these four sold out nights on January 17th.  Friday’s Tampa date was at the Tampa Bay Times Forum […]