January 2012

RIP Mark Reale of Riot

Another hero gone. Mark Reale, band leader of Riot for so many years has died. It’s staggering to look back at the number of fantastic metal classics this guy has been not only part of, but the main songwriter of…. Continue Reading →

Tony Iommi Diagnosed with Lymphoma

Along with the rest of metal fans, I hope Tony gets through this OK and lives a great many more healthy and productive years. Best of luck Tony. “With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with… Continue Reading →

King’s X Touring the USA in 2012

One of my favorite bands, King’s X, will tour North America this spring for their first West Coast run in three years with a tour named the “First Church Of Rock And Roll”. The four-week trek will start on March… Continue Reading →

Helstar Turns 30

US speed metallers Helstar have announced that they will be celebrating the band’s 30 year anniversary by recording an upcoming show for a DVD. The band issued the following: “Happy new year everyone! Can you believe that 2012 marks 30… Continue Reading →

Captain Beyond Guitarist Dead at 63

Guitar player Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt, a Bradenton native who founded CAPTAIN BEYOND, died from a respiratory infection Monday at Manatee Memorial Hospital. He was 63. Captain Beyond’s self titled album from 1972 is one of the best hard rock records… Continue Reading →

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