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The Final Countdown: 5 Underrated Guitarists of the 80s Hard Rock & Heavy Metal-Era

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.

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An Interview with Jaime St. James of Black ‘N Blue

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.

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An Interview with Dave Evans of ACϟDC

In the 47 years since his departure from ACϟDC, Evans has endured a winding musical journey. He may never elude the ACϟDC label, but these days, he’s thrilled doing things his way, touring the world, producing new music, and making his mark as a solo artist.

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An Interview with Punky Meadows of Angel

Prior to breaking his silence of more than 30 years to announce his return to the spotlight, Punky Meadows assumed he’d been long forgotten.

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KISS Guitarists Ranked

You hear a lot about “mood music.” Well for me, the music of KISS is “any mood music.” So, today I’ve done just that. KISS Guitarists Ranked, will run through my personal ranking of the group’s lead guitarists.

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An Interview with Steve Fossen of Heart

Recently, I sat down with veteran bassist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Fossen to discuss, among other things, what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his time in Heart, his passions outside of music, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.

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An Interview with Shawn Sonnenschein of Black ‘N Blue

Recently, I sat down with veteran lead guitarist Shawn Sonnenschein to discuss, among other things, what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his time in Black ‘N Blue, his passions outside of music, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.

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An Interview with Will Porter

Will Porter’s ability to conjure up the past while simultaneously keeping his music fresh enough to push forward is a talent that is truly singular to him. As such, it’s no surprise that the press and critics alike have finally caught up with Will during his reissue campaign for his now acclaimed album Tick Tock Tick.

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An Interview with Bill Toms of Hard Rain

While it’s hard to put a finger on any one sound that defines “American music,” the compositions of Bill Toms are as close a template as any.

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An Interview with Mike Tramp of White Lion

Mike Tramp put pen to paper on a lifetime contract to Rock ‘N’ Roll nearly five decades ago. Tramp, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, first arrived in New York City in 1982 with his band Lion, intent on fulfilling his dream of becoming a rock star.

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