Articles By: Randy Cook

The Dead Daisies In Full Bloom at Jannus Live

The Dead Daisies brought their ‘Like No Other – US Tour 2021’ to Janus Live in St. Petersburg, FL on Saturday, September 25thin support of their latest studio release ‘Holy Ground’ from earlier this year.  Also on the bill was The Black Moods and metal comedian extraordinaire Don Jamieson. I had purposefully gone into this […]

Judas Priest Celebrates its 50th at “Warlando” in Orlando

The Warlando Metal Festival featuring the legendary Judas Priest as the headliner thundered into the Orlando Amphitheater on Saturday, September 11th, 2021. With a stacked lineup that would make any metal head quiver with anticipation, I was giddy once I found out I was headed to cover the festival. Judas Priest was touring in support […]

REO Speedwagon Continues to Roll With The Changes

REO Speedwagon rolled into town for a near sold out performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall on July 21, 2021. Fans were treated to a night of rocking remembrance as the band touched upon several of their releases and of course played their still to this day radio popular anthemic hits. Surprisingly for as much as […]

Zebra Shows Their Stripes and Their Chops In Largo

The legendary hard rocking power trio Zebra rocked the house with two shows this past weekend, June 5th & 6th, at the Central Park Performing Arts Center in Largo, FL. I do not use the term “legendary” lightly for the simple fact that this band has maintained their original member lineup dating back to 1975. […]

Joe Bonamassa Plays the Blues and More at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Joe Bonamassa played at Ruth Eckerd Hall on March 29th  in a special socially-distanced power trio performance. This is the first time Joe Bonamassa has performed in a power trio live in almost 20 years and this was only the second show on a very limited six show tour. This concert showcased his rare 3-piece […]