Nostalgia is a powerful force, and Christopher Long’s account of hair metal icons Poison and their 2006 tour puts Ian Koss in a reflective mood.
Where does the time go? Contributing writer Christopher Long reflects on his first decade with Ink 19.
In rural Pennsylvania a pair of gorgeous musicians head out to L.A. and try to make it big in rock and roll.
A quick and witty read, this is a feel-good story from the heart that definitely is worth the read, no matter what your beliefs.
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.
With enough bad blood between the bands to make Keith Richards envious following a transfusion, the Mötley Crüe/Poison/New York Dolls Tour was more of a Deathmatch than a good-time, glam revival. Chris Long snuck in on the action.
Shortly before the Poison frontman suffered serious medical issues, Cindy Barrymore got to see the man in action in Chicago.
Avenged Sevenfold (Warner Brothers). Review by Jen Cray.
Poison’d (EMI). Review by Christopher Long.
What’s the difference between young bands and old bands, and why would you want to be one and not the other? Lynn Wallace talks to Allister and finds out.
Still Hungry (Spitfire Records). Review by Vinnie Apicella.
Ten Songs In The Key Of Betrayal (The Control Group). Review by Addam Donnelly.
Pieces of the Puzzle EP (Memphis Records). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
Kiss,hair bands,tribute,cover,homage,80’s,Whitesnake,Cinderella,Melvins,Styx,Various,Spin the Bottle - A Tribute to Kiss,KOCH Records,Joe Frietze
A Tribute to Kiss (KOCH). Review by Joe Frietze.
Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid (Restless). Review by Matt Cibula.
Elva (Interscope). Review by Stein Haukland.
Ink 19 is proud to host a roundtable discussion on the significance of Andrew W.K. Is he pop’s first “demi-ironist,” or does he just plain “suck”? Christopher R. Weingarten, M. David Hornbuckle, and Ned Davis explore the possibilities in a spirited debate.
The Best of Britny Fox (Columbia/Portrait/Legacy). Review by David Lee Beowulf.
Metal Health (Portrait / Epic / Legacy). Review by Gail Worley.
Recently on Ink 19...
Carl F. Gauze reviews this comprehensive look at the early works of Muppets creator Jim Henson by Craig Shemin.
Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.