Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

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 […]

Todrick Hall and Pussy Riot Headline an Amazing Night of St. Pete Pride

By Brian Craig & Randy Cook Florida’s largest LGBTQ+ Pride celebration in St. Petersburg, FL is back and bigger than ever for the 20th anniversary of St. Pete Pride Month. Prior to the world shutting down for the COVID pandemic, the last iteration of this event’s parade drew over 265K attendees. This year’s celebration is sure […]

Underoath Ends Their Tour With A Hometown Show 

It’s not often that a local band plays back-to-back packed shows at Jannus Live. But there isn’t a local band quite like Underoath. The Tampa based Metal band ended a nearly 1 month North American tour Sunday night on hometown turf. The final two stops of the ‘Voyeurist’ tour was a weekend residency at Jannus […]

Danny Wimmer Presents Is Pleased To Announce Bourbon & Beyond Is Back For 2022!

The World’s Largest Bourbon & Music Festival Returns To Louisville For Four Full Days September 15-18 At Highland Festival Grounds At Kentucky Exposition Center Bringing Together World-Class Music With The Best Food & Spirits That Kentucky’s Bourbon Country Has To Offer Including Lineup Of Classic Rock, Americana, Alt Rock And Bluegrass, Plus Bourbon Workshops, Culinary […]

Head Banging on the High Seas on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise (MORC)

After returning home from the Monsters of Rock Cruise (MoRC) on February 14th, I had spent a solid four and a half days after work organizing my photos into a daily chronological order. I was able to post a photo gallery of my favorite shots from each day as a daily best of before leaving […]