If You Think Rock is Dead, You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About.

Some say rock music is dead - it's certainly much harder to hear it on the radio these days with all the rock stations going away from playing rock music anymore.. (Photo Illustration: Gene Natale, Jr.)

Nicki Minaj. Lady Gaga. Justin Bieber. These are just a few of the so-called “Hot AC” artists that dominate the radio and television airwaves today. It seems like yesterday that rock bands like Nirvana or Stone Temple Pilots dominated the air..so what happened? Continue reading

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[Photos] Deadiron at Peabody’s 3.10.12

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Deadiron Deadiron, live in concert at Peabody’s Concert Club in Cleveland, OH on 3.10.12 for their CD Release show for “Out of the Rust and Ruin”. (Photo Credit: Gene Natale, Jr. / 88.7 WJCU)

Judas Priest – 2011 WNCX Hall of Fame Nominee

Scott Travis, Rob Halford, and Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest (Photo: Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

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

Former Skid Row Singer Sebastian Bach Displaced After Irene

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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