On May 27, 2022, English hard rock band Def Leppard released their twelfth studio album Diamond Star Halos. Today, the album is exactly one year old. Isn’t it crazy how fast time flows by? I was really excited when Def Leppard announced the album because it was my first new studio release since becoming a... Continue Reading →
Songs with the Same Title – Overkill Edition
It’s time for another edition of my Songs with the Same Title series, and this time I’ll be covering American thrash metal band Overkill because I just wanted an excuse to check out more of their songs. Last time, I covered American rock ‘n’ roll band The Black Crowes, so if you haven’t already, you... Continue Reading →
Aerosmith Announce ‘Peace Out’ Farewell Tour, Yay or Nay?
So, I woke up this morning at 8:00 a.m. and scrolled through my phone as usual. I saw a Twitter notification from Aerosmith with the phrase "PEACE OUT!" Curious, I clicked on the notification and found that the American rock band just announced a farewell tour with The Black Crowes as the opening act. The... Continue Reading →
My Top 10 Album Title Tracks
Album title tracks can be a hit or miss. Sometimes, the title track could be the best song on the album. The title track could also be the worst song on the album. Other times, the title track could be decent, but not great. Take the title track from AC/DC’s Ballbreaker (1995) album as an... Continue Reading →
Are They Still a Band If There’s Only One Original Member Left?
First of all, I know that it’s impossible for original band lineups to stay together forever. Band members fight with each other, some leave, while others are fired; simple as that. However, there are certain occasions where it’s hard to accept a new lineup with only one original member left, especially when members are constantly... Continue Reading →
Songs with the Same Title – The Black Crowes Edition
Recently, I’ve been diving into Steve Gorman’s Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes book, which was released in 2019. I’m taking my sweet old time with it and honestly, it’s really good! There was so much chaos and issues going on with The Black Crowes, and I found their story... Continue Reading →
Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane with Foreigner | Concert Review (Las Vegas Residency 2023)
Foreigner was one of those bands that I never thought I needed to see live until the opportunity arrived. I’ve heard their music throughout my whole life. I’ve heard their songs on American Idol, Pitch Perfect (2012), Glee, and strangely enough, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009). As mentioned in my Blue Öyster Cult... Continue Reading →
The Def Leppard Lowdown: From ‘Drastic Symphonies’ to Rick Allen Being Attacked
Ever wondered what Def Leppard would sound like with an orchestra? Well, get ready to be amazed! According to Consequence of Sound, the English hard rock band has teamed up with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a brand new album featuring reimagined and orchestrated versions of the band’s classic hits and a few deep cuts... Continue Reading →
Up the Irons for Martin Popoff’s ‘Iron Maiden: Album by Album’ Book | Book Review
Iron Maiden is considered one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time. As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, they shook everyone’s core with their self-titled debut album in 1980. While that album and the following release had some decent tracks, it was the band’s third album The Number of... Continue Reading →
Should Richie Sambora Return to Bon Jovi?
Three years ago, when I first got into Bon Jovi, I would’ve said, “heck yes, Richie should definitely return to the band!” Now, I have my doubts. For those of you that don’t know what I’m talking about, Richie Sambora was the guitar player for the American hard rock band Bon Jovi from 1983 to... Continue Reading →