Zinny Zan first made his mark on the international music scene as a frontman for the band Easy Action at the age of eighteen, after cutting his teeth in Sweden’s booming music scene.
Kings of Prog Rock? Maybe. The world’s great power trio? Definitely. Rush will always be a polarizing band. Likewise, Rush will always be unique. Their steadfast refusal to conform to a popular, or mainstream sound, or any particular uniform approach to recording, and making music resulted in one of the most varied, and storied careers in all of Rock music.
“Time” is another win for Leol, whose street cred is steadily rising on the scene, with two knock-it-out-of-the-park singles under his belt, it will be a great pleasure to watch his career unfold from here.
Recently, we caught up with veteran bassist, Greg Smith. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his origins, working Ted Nugent, Billy Joel, Alice Cooper, and a whole lot more.
Free Jazz made it possible to create music with no rules. Through this boundless genre, one can construct their own syntax, figuring it out on the spot, leading the band through means of melody, constant active listening, and contact with each band member.
A tremendous amount of attention is given to Tommy Thayer’s career as KISS’ lead guitarist, and rightfully so. This said, if we dig deeper and peel back the proverbial onion, we uncover an over forty-year career in music through which Tommy Thayer has made a truly massive impact on Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music.
From a young age, Brian James Fox knew he wanted to play the drums, and after moving cross-country from Milwaukee to California, cutting his teeth on the Orange County club circuit, and making his way in various cover bands to make ends meet, Fox joined forces with starcrossed guitar virtuoso, and former KISS and Black Sabbath alumni, Mark St. John, and David Donato, along with Mark’s brother, Michael Norton, to form White Tiger.
When it comes to Oasis, say what you will, but they had the tunes, and the guts that we will remember, and when the day comes that the Gallagher brothers decide to take the stage again — make no mistake — the world will be watching their every move, with bated breath, and their contemporaries will be marking the day with green-eyed envy. Fans, rivals, and critics alike, will be, as they say — Mad Fer It.
If you can’t listen to “Silent Night” one more time this season keep reading. Below we will examine five highly underrated and/or non-traditional tracks to enjoy while you slurp up your eggnog, rip open your presents and decorate your tree.
At the end of the day, whether or not we are aware of them, Mark Stein is bringing to light issues that need to be brought up, talked about, and rectified through music, and a message of hope, peace, and togetherness.