• Plasmatics – Live! Rod Swenson’s Lost Tapes 1978-81

    Plasmatics – Live! Rod Swenson’s Lost Tapes 1978-81

    Raw video documentation of the Plasmatics evolution from buzzy punk band at CBGB’s to pyrotechnic madness at Bond’s Casino.

  • Nothin’ to Lose

    Nothin’ to Lose

    Once upon a time, long ago, KISS was a rock band. This story recounts how four unlikely guys from New York first came together during the early 1970s and literally changed the face of rock and roll.

  • Kiss

    Kiss

    Monster (Universal Music Company). Review by Christopher Long.

  • Baroness

    Baroness

    Yellow & Green (Relapse / Release. Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • Kiss

    Kiss

    After forty years, Kiss proved they are still the Hottest Band in the Land, as they blew the ever-living crap out of Christopher Long at a Tampa show.

  • Stryper

    Stryper

    Mightier than Motley and prettier than Poison, ’80s So-Cal metal missionary poster boys Stryper returned to Orlando for some arena-rock-style praise and worship. Long time fan Christopher Long was in the front pew.

  • Urge Overkill

    Urge Overkill

    Rock & Roll Submarine (UO Records). Review by Sean Slone.

  • Stimulators

    Stimulators

    Loud Fast Rules (ROIR). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Pop Evil

    Pop Evil

    Displaying obvious old-school influences, Michigan’s own Pop Evil proves that the true cock-rock spirit of rock and roll is alive and well. Christopher Long reads the medical chart.

  • Bret Michaels

    Bret Michaels

    Shortly before the Poison frontman suffered serious medical issues, Cindy Barrymore got to see the man in action in Chicago.

  • Rock Sugar

    Rock Sugar

    Reimaginator. Review by Joe Frietze.

  • Good Shoes

    Good Shoes

    No Hope No Future (Brille Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • Winter NAMM 2010

    Winter NAMM 2010

    With almost 90,000 registrants and over 1,300 exhibitors, this years’ Winter NAMM showcased the latest in musical gear and broke a couple of records while doing it. Elianne Halbersberg shares some highlights.

  • And Party Every Day

    And Party Every Day

    Sex, drugs, music, money, and power are the key ingredients of this behind-the-scenes tell-all surrounding the rise and ultimate demise of Casablanca Records as told by the legendary label’s executive vice president, Larry Harris.

  • Ace Frehley

    Ace Frehley

    Anomaly (Bronx Born Records). Review by Christopher Long.

  • Papa Roach

    Papa Roach

    Whoever says rock stars are dead hasn’t seen Papa Roach lately. Their recent Orlando appearance with RED was a true-blue, rock and and roll spectacle!

  • Black Diamond

    Black Diamond

    Beware the wrath of a KISS superfan scorned! Christopher Long reviews the 10th anniversary edition of Dale Sherman’s biography of the Creatures of the Night.

  • Slipknot

    Slipknot

    While recognized more for their skin-crawling costumes than for their music, Slipknot are a speed metal band worthy of a little respect — as Jen Cray discovered recently at the Orlando date of the band’s current arena tour.

  • Steve Weinberger

    Steve Weinberger

    First-time author and rock-concert veteran Steve Weinberger has written perhaps the funniest overview of the mosh-pit population ever. Like a mad scientist, Weinberger categorizes and analyzes every species of concertgoer in No Air Guitar Allowed, painting them with deft satirical strokes and a surprisingly empathetic eye. Ink 19 and Weinberger discuss how he spent years of his life illustrating the differences between KISS and indie-rock fans.

  • Iron Maiden

    Iron Maiden

    On their Somewhere Back in Time Tour Iron Maiden resurrects songs from the greatest era of their long career: the 1980s. Jen Cray flew from Florida to New Jersey to catch one of the tour’s limited U.S. dates.

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