Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

The Scorpions Bring A Blackout To Tampa

Hurricane season started early this year in Tampa, but it wasn’t because of the weather as the Scorpions brought their Rock Believer tour to Amalie Arena on Wednesday night. The Scorpions also brought some thunder with them as Thunder Mother opened for them after Whitesnake dropped off the bill due to continuing and unfortunate medical […]

Rocking With The Monsters On The Mountain

With an invitation in hand to come and check out the 2022 Monsters on the Mountain music festival, my ‘Jedi behind the lens’ friend Brian (B Man) and I made travel arrangements and the day of could not get here soon enough. We would be flying into Knoxville, TN and then had a ride pre-arranged […]

Video Interview with Sabian Lynch of Alpha Wolf

While attending Blue Ridge Rock Fest, I had the very special opportunity of interviewing guitarist, Sabian Lynch, from Alpha Wolf. If you haven’t heard of Alpha Wolf then you should stop right now and check them out. I highly suggest, Akudama or Ulta-Violet Violence from their most recent album, A Quiet Place to Die. Alpha […]

Rammstein Sets Soldier Field In Chicago On Fire

After the painful wait of over two years due to Covid restrictions worldwide, Rammstein finally made it to Soldier Field in Chicago, as part of their current North American stadium tour this past Saturday night (September 3rd). A fair question for people to ask is “Was it worth the wait?” I can answer that with […]

Blue Ridge Rock Festival Is Back With A Vengeance

Blue Ridge Rock Festival is back again with one of the most amazing lineups that any US based festival has ever seen in the rock and metal community. This year boast tons of special sets including reunions of bands who haven’t performed together in years (God Forbid, Kittie, Shadows Fall, A Skylit Drive), anniversary sets […]

Sonic Slam 2022 Tour Sends Shock Waves in Fort Myers, Florida

Article & Photos by Randy Cook & Travis Failey The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers, FL was our destination on Sunday, July 24th to attend the rock concert tour of the summer in “Sonic Slam 2022.” Now you may think that the Stadium Tour featuring Motley and Def Leppard was the tour […]

TIM “RIPPER” OWENS TAPS JAMEY JASTA TO PRODUCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM

FANS ARE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROJECT  Grammy-nominated vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest) has started working on new music produced by Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Nick Bellmore (Jasta, Dee Snider) that will feature his heaviest songs yet.  Watch the album teaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np552glb9jI Players on the effort include Nick Bellmore (Dee Snider/ex-Toxic Holocaust on drums), Charlie Bellmore (Dee Snider/ex-Toxic Holocaust on guitars), […]

Tom Keifer, L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat are Bringing The Sonic Slam 2022 Tour To Florida

Tom Keifer is fired up to tour for 2022 and he’s bringing along some veteran bands to provide support. L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat will join the #keiferband when they hit Florida this weekend starting in Melbourne on Friday, then Ormond Beach on Saturday night then hitting Fort Myers Sunday night for what they’ve dubbed the “Sonic Slam” […]

Pour Some Shout at the Devil on Me

The Stadium Tour Review from a Fan in the Stands by Randy Cook Never in my life had it taken three years from the date of a concert announcement for the day of the show to finally arrive but that is where I find myself this July 8th morning. The “Stadium Tour” featuring co-headliners Def […]

Purple Gurl Reigns and Surprises Many At The Saint Petersburg Pier

On June 25th, 2022 after the ST. Pete Pride Parade of 2022, My friend Brian and I happened back to the St. Pete Pier where we saw the concert the night before and discovered more bands were playing this evening. We headed to the stage area as the local, all female Purple Gurl was announced and they immediately started […]