Has it really been 20 years since Nevermind? My sources tell me that it has, and September 24, 1991 was the day. An album that would literally define a generation was released. Continue reading
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As September draws to a close, baseball season is coming to an end. The Tribe may not be heading to the playoffs this season, but strangely enough, the Cleveland Indians remained in contention for most of the season despite cutting ties with several high-priced players in recent years. On September 23, Moneyball hits movie theaters nationwide, presenting the story of General Manager Billy Beane of the Oakland A’s and his quest to build a successful baseball team on a budget. Continue reading
Cleveland native Rob Montague (Bro Jovi, Ohio Sky, Shenoah) is back with a new sound. Farewell Song, a 13-track album recorded over a five-year period at Lakewood’s Conquistador Studios. Montague has displayed good musical vision in his past projects, reason enough for any fan of independent alternative rock to give this album a listen.
Hard rock, blues and attitude are what made 2011 WNCX Hall of Fame nominee Guns N’ Roses such a successful band in the late 80s and early 90s. Despite internal tensions that led to the mid-90s departures of all the original members except singer Axl Rose, and a 16-year wait for the band’s album Chinese Democracy, “GnR” managed to create a catalog of songs that have helped to shape the image of rock n’ roll. Continue reading
From Hanover, Germany, the hard rockin’ Scorpions went from humble beginnings struggling to make it as an English-singing band in Germany in the late 60s and early 70s, to the heights of fame as the MTV-christened “Ambassadors of Rock” and world superstardom. Over the years, guitarists Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, and singer Klaus Meine set the world aflame with tracks like “Rock You Like a Hurricane”, “No One Like You”, and “Big City Nights” and have released 17 studio and four live albums, with over 100 million sold worldwide.
Hailing from Birmingham, England, leather-clad Judas Priest were one of the pioneers and mainstays of the heavy metal genre. Despite limited success in the U.K. in the band’s earlier years, the group achieved rock immortality in the U.S. as it shed its earlier bluesy sound for a decidedly heavier tone – British Steel, anyone? Continue reading
Another rocker affected by the storm was former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach. “I am numb, in shock, & devastated to report that my home of 21 years, my house featured on MTV Cribs, has been destroyed, condemned, & deemed uninhabitable due to the extreme flooding courtesy of Hurricane Irene,” the singer reported on his facebook page. Also presumed lost in the flood were master tapes from his days in Skid Row, and various priceless rock memorabilia, including a KISS pinball machine and gargoyles from the 1979 KISS tour. Continue reading