Outside the Concord Theatre, in scorching summer heat, the famous El Train whizzing by every 3 minutes (50 yards away), fans screaming to him as we talked, this was as Chicago death metal awesome as is possible.
Big, bright, and boisterous. Madison, Wisconsin’s Alliant Energy Center lived up to its name Saturday night, with legendary Tesla opening the festivities, setting the bar extremely high for REO Speedwagon and Def Leppard.
It was a set up. A bait and switch. Misleading and improperly represented to the nth degree. I knew what I was getting just from what I could see and read. I interpreted it all and came to the conclusion about what I was getting into. Pure cheese.
From an early age they sacrificed. Hours and hours morphed into years and years, polishing their crafts, honing their talents, hopeful to emerge as the best of the best. Representing towns, states, even countries, these special individuals wore identifying colors, waved flags that denoted their uniqueness.
Your boss can take his micro-managing bad breath and endless stupid ideas that are a road to nowhere and stick it under his half-priced toupee. With your check in hand and the entire weekend to jam out, liberation has come.
She was only 15 years old. A beautiful girl, she walked the halls of our high school befriending everyone, seemingly happy and healthy. Tremendous in the classroom, a loving sister and daughter, her future appeared as bright as her smile. That’s what we all thought.
I’m back, Jack!” After a well needed vacation from my problems, it’s time to join the rest of the radio team and kick some heavy metal ass. For over half the country (United States at least), it has been hotter than hell for over a week straight. Cool off?
Perhaps one of the most diverse albums I’ve listened to this year, Norwegians, Oceans of Time, brings the latest chapter in their successful career titled Trust. After hearing the tumultuous journey from start to end, I myself also have built trust for the band with this latest solid release.