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Bruce Springsteen – ‘Letter to You’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch Just last year Bruce Springsteen released Western Skies, a concept album based around Americana themes – particularly cowboys of the old west, the ultimate symbol of American folklore. This was perhaps fitting for an artist who grew up in the ‘50s, the era during which that sort of mythology was the… Read more

Bon Jovi – ‘2020’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage “Livin’ On A Prayer” was its own global mantra throughout 2020, its lyrics still bitingly relevant as income disparity grows and essential workers find themselves in the shoes of Tommy and Gina, showing up for work while dreaming of something different. Jon Bon Jovi’s actual idea of 2020, however, is a… Read more

Blue Öyster Cult – ‘The Symbol Remains’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Mark Weiss Blue Öyster Cult are probably best known for “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, a Top 20 hit in 1976 and now a longtime staple of classic rock radio (not to mention the focus of the popular “I need more cowbell!” Saturday Night Live sketch featuring Christopher Walken). Yet that song – and… Read more

Alicia Keys – ‘ALICIA’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Milan Zrnic The legend of Alicia Keys has taken on a life of its own as she grows into a new phase in her illustrious career. She is one of a handful of artists who can handle the gravitas of a mononym without advertising herself as such, Alicia finally capitalizes on that renown… Read more

2016 Throwback Gallery: Rock Allegiance Festival (Day Two)

‘Rock Allegiance’ Festival 9/18/16 at Talen Energy Stadium Chester, Pennsylvania Anthrax Chevelle Crobot Death Angel Devour The Day Ghost HELLYEAH Killswitch Engage Kyng Of Mice & Men Pierce The Veil Sevendust Slayer Twelve Foot Ninja Volbeat  Photography by: Steve Trager

Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Tickets to My Downfall’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Universal Music Group Richard Colson Baker has already had four top ten albums as a rapper. However, for his current release Baker, professionally known as Machine Gun Kelly, reloads and switches ammo to take aim with a full rock album. His previous albums have included some singing, but mostly provided by guest vocalists…. Read more

LANY – ‘Mama’s Boy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Stefan Kohli Los Angeles-based and Nashville-born band LANY is embarking on a fresh new journey with their third album mama’s boy. The album is full of alternative rock, dreamy lite-pop and acoustic guitar that expands the honest virtue of their songwriting by mixing in ideas from new collaborators like Russian-American singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan… Read more

2016 Throwback Gallery: Rock Allegiance Festival (Day One)

‘Rock Allegiance’ Festival 9/17/16 at Talen Energy Stadium Chester, Pennsylvania Avatar Baroness Breaking Benjamin Buckcherry The Cavalera Brothers Chevy Metal Dinosaur Pile-Up Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy Motionless in White Sick Puppies Skindred The Apocalypse Blues Revue The Word Alive Trivium Young Guns  Photography by: Steve Trager