KISS has always been a polarizing band that people either loved or hated. Even if you are not the biggest fan, there is one message I want you to take away from this article: Go back to those seldom listen to tracks, by the artist you love, and give them a listen. You might discover a new favorite song and start making your personal “top lists.”
Though his name has been relegated to a mere footnote in the annals of Rock ‘N’ Roll history over the years, Rob Gardner proved to be an integral ingredient to a formula that spawned two iconic Rock acts in the 1980s.
With Jack Blades, Brad Gillis, and Kelly Keagy — three of the core co-founders — remaining at the forefront, Night Ranger returned to its roots on ATBPO, providing their signature vocal hooks and fiery dual guitar work throughout the 12-track album.
By the time he received the inevitable phone call in May, Bob Paré was prepared to put everything on hold for an opportunity of a lifetime. The veteran guitarist had been hand-picked to become the newest member of Maryland’s treasured Hard Rock act, KIX.
Just like any other night, Mark Evans took center stage radiating his infectious energy, while maintaining impeccable attention to detail. His band, Network, was gearing up to do an original set at Enchante Dance Club, in Cherry Hill, NJ.
When it comes to the guitar, speak to me with your playing. Send me a message without actually talking to me. I don’t care how fast you can play, or how many notes you can jam in a 30-second solo. Is that impressive from a technical standpoint? Sure. Does it speak to me personally? Not really.
The 80s was a glorious time for Rock music. A time looked back on with reverence and nostalgia. There are some who feel that the era of Hair Metal was the last great era of Classic Rock. A final, yet monstrous gasp from the beast that is Rock and Heavy Metal.
The Maltese-born frontman would ultimately rise to prominence with the legendary Swiss rock band Krokus after years of toiling in limbo, but Storace was destined for Rock ‘N’ Roll stardom long before becoming a household name across the globe.
Late Warrant frontman Jani Lane once referred to Joey Allen as one of the most underrated guitarists in Rock — a moniker that remains true to this day.
By the time he was 23 years old, Simon Daniels was already an established musician in his native Brazil. Determined to achieve international success, however, Daniels flocked to Los Angeles in 1985 in hopes of capitalizing on a booming music scene.