Listen To BAD RELIGION Frontman's 'Backroads Of My Mind' Song From 'Millport' Solo Album

Greg Graffin, frontman of the iconic Los Angeles punk band BAD RELIGION as well as a renowned author, will release a brand new solo album titled “Millport” on March 10 via Anti-. The “Millport” song “Backroads Of My Mind” can be streamed below. The track is described in a press release as an “energized and uplifting country rock song with exquisite vocal choruses and some crisp guitar from SOCIAL DISTORTION guitarist Jonny ‘Two Bags’ Wickersham.” Graffin says of the song: “Those old roads, like my memories, have… long been neglected and lately are in decline. Inspired by the country-rock classics … Continue reading

FRANCES BEAN COBAIN Writes Message To KURT COBAIN On His 50th Birthday

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, posted an emotional tribute to her father online on Monday (February 20), on what would have been his 50th birthday. Frances wrote on Instagram, “Today would have been your 50th birthday. You are loved and you are missed. Thank you for giving me the gift of life. Forever your daughter, Frances Bean.” Kurt Cobain was just 27 years old when he died in 1994 at from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Frances Bean, who is now 21, was only one year … Continue reading

ALCYONA SKY Feat. Ex-AMORAL Guitarist BEN VARON: Listen To 'No Cure' Song

“No Cure”, a brand new song from ALCYONA SKY, the Finnish band featuring former AMORAL guitarist Ben Varon, can be streamed below. The track is taken from ALCYONA SKY‘s forthcoming debut album, due later in the year. Sometimes good things happen by accident, on their own. ALCYONA SKY, a new band comprising of familiar faces from the Finnish rock scene, is a good example of just that. “After the previous AMORAL album, ‘Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows’, was completed in the spring of 2013, my plan was to take the summer off from writing and also to take a little … Continue reading

Triple Threat – ANNIHILATOR

Jeff Waters may be a mega fan of Eddie Van Halen, but his career indicates he is, to certain effects, the Prince of metal. Other than from the bottom of a finished bottle of Buffalo Trace bourbon downed by yours truly in the midst of this review, where does that ridiculous claim come from, you may ask? Well, Waters is not only an unparalleled master of the frets, as the late Prince was, but both musicians have made it a point, for one reason or another, to surround themselves with a vast array of players. In ANNIHILATOR‘s case, that’s a … Continue reading

Bringer Of Pain – BATTLE BEAST

The members of Finland’s BATTLE BEAST are bona fide rock stars—well, metal stars, to be more accurate—on their home turf, and 2017 will see the band embark upon its first North American tour, in a quest to expand the band’s fanbase. The tour kicks off in spring and supports the group’s fourth album: “Bringer of Pain”. It’s a significantly more streamlined effort compared to 2015’s “Unholy Savior”. BATTLE BEAST is still obviously a heavy metal band, though a hard rock pace, structure and appeal encapsulates that core in place of the previously prominent archetypal power metal structures. There is indeed … Continue reading

ICE-T: DONALD TRUMP Is 'The Ultimate Con Artist'

In a brand new interview with Playboy.com, BODY COUNT frontman, hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T was asked if he was surprised that Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency. He responded: “I think we all were surprised that Trump won, because dude be lying. He’s a motherfucker. He didn’t never show his taxes. He’s the ultimate con artist. He’s the kind of rich person, when people say they don’t like rich people — that’s what they mean. I know Richard Branson, I know Mark Cuban — billionaires that you can sit up and kick it with. But Trump is an … Continue reading

Heavy Fire – BLACK STAR RIDERS

It’s not often one band, made of constituents from another, gets praised for emulating the latter. Yet BLACK STAR RIDERS has freely recreated THIN LIZZY for a modern generation, one who missed out on THIN LIZZY‘s glory days. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch “Jailbreak” or “Cowboy Song” on a gimmicky deep-cut weekend via FM classic rock radio, which has criminally relegated THIN LIZZY to the one-hit-wonder ranks. Whether you dig it or not, there’s a reason THIN LIZZY carries on without its Yoda. Ditto for why BLACK STAR RIDERS exists on the side, and, it might be argued, better realizes … Continue reading

Songs of Darkness and Despair – BILL & PHIL

“Dooooooooog will hunt!” One thing about running your own horror festival, the residual effects are seemingly limitless. Phil Anselmo, who’s been inadvertently dogging the underground press with his multiple doings, has yet another project to unveil. It’s a unique endeavor, and a pretty damned cool one, at that. Picture, if you will, the actor who portrayed two cult favorite villains, Chop Top and Otis, scrawling autographs for a group of fanboys, when the host of the Housecore Horror Fest and PANTERA/SUPERJOINT/DOWN (fill in the Anselmo alma mater blanks yourself) vocalist becomes an unexpected musical ally. Most horror nuts will attest, … Continue reading

Maybe Tomorrow – MIKE TRAMP

I hesitate to be “that guy” by starting this review as many writers no doubt have over the years when coming to a Mike Tramp project, but unfortunately, needs must. You’re likely unaware that the Danish dynamo has done a ton of work outside of WHITE LION. That band had a quick, profitable run from 1985 through 1991 where “Wait” became the ultimate lovesick puppy’s cry jam. Dropping a final get-together album in 2008, “Return of the Pride”, Mike Tramp and WHITE LION separated for good. Hardly loafing about in wait for the world to revive “Pride” as its rock … Continue reading

The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues – JOHN GARCIA

Post-KYUSS, John Garcia‘s been on a bit of a roll. You have UNIDA, you have SLO BURN, VISTA CHINO and HERMANO. Additionally, John Garcia has been collaborating with THE CRYSTAL METHOD, KARMA TO BURN and DANKO JONES while dropping a solo album in 2014. Garcia even had a brief reunion in 2005 with former KYUSS mate Josh Homme, making a stage appearance at a QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE gig. That’s a lot of material to nick from if you want to strip down and let it hang for an acoustic album, which is what Garcia does on “The Coyote … Continue reading