Shock Rock

MMM Thoughts: Where is the Future of Rock Music Headed?

Photo Credit: Chuck Berry via Universal Attractions (artist management) “Hail, hail rock and roll // Deliver me from the days of old.” – Charles Edward Anderson Berry Rock and roll always had a problem orienting itself from the beginning. It is the musical product of a dozen styles of American music blended through time and… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Alternative Rock Bands You Should be Listening to in 2022

Mark Josephson, Executive Director of the New Music Seminar said back in 1988 that “alternative music has real strength, real quality, real excitement, and it has to be socially significant, as opposed to Whitney Houston, which is pablum.” That’s a great explanation of what started during the late-‘70s to early-‘80s as college radio features like Dead Kennedys… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The Top 10 Most Memorable Rock Cover Songs

In the rock era alone, there have been many, many cover versions recorded and released. From live-only interpretations to deep album cuts, to #1 hits (even the Beatles, who we’ll get back to in a minute, started as a cover band). In some cases, artists’ cover songs are well-known just because the original already proved… Read more

2000s Throwback Gallery: Ozzfest 2003

Ozzfest at the Tweeter Center Camden, New Jersey Chimaira Cradle of Filth Disturbed Killswitch Engage Korn Marilyn Manson Motograter Shadows Fall Voivod Photography by: Steve Trager

King Diamond – ‘The Institute’ Concert Review

Photo Credit: Steve Trager It’s hard to pinpoint the brilliant musical success of King Diamond after establishing himself as a solo artist for over twenty years and his career thus far being nothing short of stellar. Many diehard fans know his distinct voice from the days of Mercyful Fate, which propelled King Diamond into a… Read more

King Diamond: ‘The Institute’ Tour 2019

King Diamond at Tower Theater 11/10/19 Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Website: www.kingdiamondcoven.com  Photography by: Steve Trager