ALBUM REVIEW: Nestor – Teenage Rebel


Do you yearn for the eighties? Do you wish the world and its music had never changed since the decade of miners’ strikes, shoulder pads, and synths? Well, the Nestor are the band for you, and they have just released their second album Teenage Rebel on Napalm Records. Formed in 1989 but going on hiatus and not releasing their debut Kids in a Ghost Town until 2021, Teenage Rebel mashes together Glam Metal, AOR, and everything eighties Rock had to offer into one cheesy-as-hell time capsule. 

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Supergroup Black Country Communion Shares a New Single and Video “Stay Free” – New Album “V” Incoming


Black Country Communion, the iconic rock supergroup featuring the talents of Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, and Derek Sherinian, is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of their highly anticipated fifth studio album, V, available worldwide on June 14. To celebrate, fans are treated to the immediate release of the album’s heavy funk lead single, “Stay Free,” out today on all major streaming platforms. Watch a teaser for the upcoming music video here.Continue reading


Ozzy Osbourne, Jane’s Addiction, Lenny Kravitz are Nominated For The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Class 2024 


The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has seemingly favored fewer and fewer Rock bands and very few Metal bands. They have announced their nominees for the class of 2024 and it does include Ozzy Osbourne as a solo artist, (he was inducted in 2006 with Black Sabbath) Jane’s Addiction, Lenny Kravitz, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Oasis, on the Metal and Rock side along with Mariah Carey, Cher, Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. & Rakim, Kool & the Gang, A Tribe Called Quest, Sade, and Mary J. Blige are all potential inductees. The fan voting which only counts for 1% towards induction, is open now. Continue reading


Michael Fonfara, Keyboard Player and Producer for Foreigner and Lou Reed, Has Died


More sad news to report as Michael Fonfara, keyboard player and producer for Foreigner and Loud Reed. He died in a Toronto hospital on January 8, 2021, due to complications from his two-year battle with cancer. He was 74. According to a report from Blabbermouth.net, Fonfara, was born in Stevensville, Ontario in 1946, the former Lou Reed keyboardist/bandleader appeared on nine of Reed’s albums between 1974 and 2005, including his highest-charting U.S. album (#10) “Sally Can’t Dance” on RCA, as well as “Rock And Roll Heart”, “Street Hassle”, “The Bells” (which Fonfara executive produced) and “Growing Up In Public” that was co-written and co-produced by Fonfara for Clive Davis’ Arista Records in 1980. More recently he worked with Downchild. 2018 Juno Award (Canadian equivalent of a Grammy Award) winners Downchild include some of the most well-respected musicians in Canada, who have performed together for over 25 years — guitarist, harmonica player, leader and co-founder of the band Walsh, lead singer and harmonica player Chuck Jackson, Pat Carey on tenor sax, Mike Fitzpatrick on drums, Kendall on bass, and Fonfara on keyboards. Fonfara is survived by his wife Avril, his daughters Ashley and Ciara and his grandchildren Brooklyn, Camden, Jamie and Jaxon. RIP.

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Foreigner to Headline The First Socially Distant US Music Festival – The Frontyard Festival 


Hard Rock legends Foreigner will headline the USA’s first socially distant music festival at The Frontyard Festival, on March 23 and 24, 2021, at Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, Florida. Tickets are on sale now at the link below. Foreigner has sold over 80 million records in their career on the string of hits such as “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

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EVENT RECAP: Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Commemorates 10th Anniversary with Awards Gala and Concert


The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, commemorated the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala held on February 20, 2020 at the Avalon Hollywood. Hosted Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show, SiriusXM Trunk Nation), the organization recognized honorees in eight categories—each named after songs written by Ronnie James Dio–who have played a role in either Dio’s legacy or that of the charity. Live entertainment was provided by Ronnie James Dio’s live band Dio, featuring vocalists Tim “Ripper” Owens and Oni Logan, and band members Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Scott Warren and Bjorn Englen, and highlighted by the vocals and visuals of Ronnie James Dio. Los Angeles comedian Brian Posehn, in addition, his comedic duties, performed a song from his upcoming GRANDPA METAL album accompanied by Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), while local rockers Sadie & the Tribe opened the festivities with their set. Check out these EXCLUSIVE photos by Tyler Kanode of Brilliant Reverie Photography. Continue reading


Foreigner’s Classic #1 Single In The Film “Good Boys”


Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogan, The team behind Superbad, The Interview, and AMC’s Preacher have scored a hit with “Superbad for Tweens” Good Boys. The movie features the 1980s iconic Classic Rock song “I Wanna Know What Loves Is” by UK group Foreigner. Written y guitar legend Mick Jones, the song was a number one song in the USA and UK as charting in fifteen other countries.

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Airbourne and Jesse Dayton added to Ramblin Man Fair


Spirit Of Rock Presents the 2019 Ramblin’ Man Fair just added two more names to its already impressive lineup. Acclaimed rockers Airbourne join the bill, along with young Country renegade Jesse Dayton. This is with a lineup already led by Foreigner, The Darkness, Black Stone Cherry, The Wildhearts, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Living Color, Anathema, Riverside, Beth Hart, Richie Kotzen, Orange Goblin, The Obsessed, Crobot and more! Ramblin man takes place at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent UK on 19th, 20th& 21st July 2019.Continue reading


Anathema, Riverside, And Pain Of Salvation Added To Ramblin Man Fair


More bands have been announced for the Blues, Folk and Prog Rock extravaganza that will be the Spirit Of Rock Presents Ramblin Man Fair 2019. Anathema, Riverside, and Pain Of Salvation (all joining the “Prog In The Park” day) join already announced headliners Foreigner and Beth Hart. The fest takes place at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent UK on 19th, 20th & 21st July 2019 and tickets are on sale now. Continue reading