Friday, June 24, 2011

Check It Out! ~ Nick Sterling

     Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and Kesha....Unfortunately, THAT is what most teen-to-20 something people are listening to. However, that is also the reason that when you see someone who's 20 years old and into true rock n' roll, it is just so freaking cool. And that someone is the one and only Nick Sterling.

     Nick, who began playing guitar when he was 7, released his first album, Ten, when he was (how fitting) 10. Also, how many 10 year olds can say that they've performed with Alice Cooper? However, Alice Cooper isn't the only big time musician that Nick has performed with. He's also performed with Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Cheap Trick, Cinderella, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Gary Hoey, Peter Frampton, Gavin Degraw, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Jackyl, and Guns N' Roses. Talk about bragging rights....


     In 2005, he released his second record, Life Goes On. Sterling not only played all of the instruments on the album, but also performed the vocals and recorded it himself.

     His latest album, Invisible, was released in 2010. Invisible has, I think, taken Nick's music in a slightly different direction. It's still rock, but you can tell that there were a lot of other styles that influenced him as well.

     As of 2009, Nick is Former Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach's new guitarist. Nick first performed with Baz in December '09 when they opened for Alice Cooper.

     So what do you think of Nick? Are there any other artists that you love that you think people should know about? Let me know by commenting or e-mailing me at  Follow me on Twitter @FrontPaigeMetal and "Like" at

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Where Are They Now? Evanescence

     Five years since their last album, Evanescence will be releasing their 3rd studio album on October 4, 2011. If (you have been living your life under a rock) and aren't familiar with the band, they were founded by lead vocalist Amy Lee and former lead guitarist and songwriter Ben Moody. The band released their debut album, Fallen, in 2003. With hits like "My Immortal" and "Bring Me To Life", over 17 million copies of the album were sold worldwide. In 2006, they followed up Fallen with their sophomore album, The Open Door, which included the singles "Call Me When You're Sober" and "Lithium".
     Their musical style has been described by different critics as some form of goth rock. Amy Lee has said, "We're definitely a rock band, but the twist is that the band's music is epic, dramatic, dark rock." On a personal note, I just have to say that as dark as the music itself is, Amy Lee's vocals are equally haunting and beautiful. As far as I'm concerned, she is one of the greatest rock vocalists of our generation.
     Talking about the upcoming album, Lee stated that she wrote some of the songs on harp including the ballad "Secret Door" and "My Heart Is Broken". Another song, "Oceans", "starts with a big, low synth and a vocal, then the band kicks in," says Lee. "It's big and lush. We've been having a lot of fun playing that one especially." Concerning the theme of the album, Lee also said, "I get inspired by nature. The ocean's been a theme. Brokenness has become a little bit of theme, without necessarily offering a solution."
     After undergoing numerous lineup changes, the band's current members are Amy Lee (lead vocals, piano), Terry Balsamo (lead guitar), Troy McLawhorn (rhythm guitar), Tim McCord (bass), and Will "Science" Hunt (drums, programming).

Friday, June 17, 2011

Check It Out! ~ Duff McKagan's "Believe In Me"

     This is the first post of the new column I'm starting. It will be posted every Friday; It's called "Check It Out!" (Yes, I know, NOT the most original title. But hey, it fits, doesn't it?) Here at Check It Out! I'll be telling you about artists, albums, and DVDs that are an absolute MUST! Anyway, Check It Out!'s debut post is about none other than Duff McKagan....
     Now, Duff is (obviously) best known for his work in bands such as Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, but also for his solo project Loaded. Duff has also had other solo projects, and that is what I'm going to be talking about. In 1993, Duff released his first solo album titled "Believe In Me". With guest appearances by Slash, Matt Sorum, Dizzy Reed, Gilby Clarke, West Arkeen, Jeff Beck, Sebastian Bach, Snake (Sabo), Rob Affuso, and Lenny Kravitz, this album has got edge. From punk rock to sweet ballads, Duff has a little bit of everything on this record. What's most impressive? He played almost all of the instruments on the album himself. As if you didn't know before, this man has got some major talent!

"Believe In Me" Featuring Slash:

"Just Not There" Featuring Slash:

"Trouble" Featuring Sebastian Bach, Snake and Dizzy Reed:

"The Majority" Featuring Lenny Kravitz:

     So, what do you think of Duff's album? Comment below. Are there any other artists, albums, or even DVDs that rock and you think people should hear about? Let me know. E-mail me at Follow me on Twitter "Like" on FB

Wednesday, June 15, 2011



     The first of the Rockstar Uproar tour dates have been announced! The tour runs from August 26-October 15. This year's festival lineup includes headliners Avenged Sevenfold along with Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, Escape The Fate, Sevendust, Black Tide, Art of Dying and The Black Cloud Collective.


August 26, 2011   Camden, NJ   Susquehanna Bank Center   ON SALE: 6/24
August 27, 2011   Scranton, PA   Toyota Pavilion                  PRE-SALE STARTED     
August 28, 2011   Boston, MA    Comcast Center                 ON SALE: 6/30
August 31, 2011  Washington DC  Jiffy Lube Live                 ON SALE: 6/24
September 3, 2011  Tampa, FL  1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre   ON SALE: 6/24
September 4, 2011  Biloxi, MS   Mississippi Coast Coliseum   PRE-SALE STARTED
September 5, 2011  Houston, TX   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion  ON SALE: 6/24
September 10, 2011  Buffalo, NY  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center  ON SALE: 6/24
September 11, 2011  Hartford, CT   The Comcast Theatre                ON SALE: 6/30
September 14, 2011  Toronto, ON   Molson Amphitheatre              ON SALE: 6/24
September 16, 2011   Pittsburgh, PA   First Niagara Pavilion           ON SALE: 6/24
September 17, 2011  Indianapolis, IN  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre  PRE-SALE 
September 21, 2011  Cleveland, OH    Blossom Music Center         ON SALE: 6/24
September 23, 2011  Omaha, NE        WestFair Amphitheater         ON SALE NOW
September 24, 2011  Kansas City, MO  Sandstone Amphitheater    PRE-SALE 
October 9, 2011       San Diego, CA       Cricket Amphitheatre        ON SALE: 6/25

More dates will be announced soon. I will post them ASAP. For more info go to



Monday, June 13, 2011

Like What You See?

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Recap of Adler's Appetite Show

     Hey guys! First of all, let me apologize for taking so long to post this. My computer was down all morning. Therefore, it was out of my control. Anyway, enough of my babbling. This past Friday, Adler's Appetite (Steven Adler- drums, Chip Z'nuff- bass, Patrick Stone- vocals, Michael Thomas- guitar, Lonny Paul- guitar) played a gig at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY, and I was lucky enough to go. Well, let me tell you...THEY ROCKED IT! The guys have great chemistry on stage. It was definitely reminiscent of the early days of Guns N' Roses. They mostly played songs off of GnR's debut album "Appetite for Destruction", but they also played other Guns classics as well as a few original songs, including AA's single "Alive".
    For me personally, it was an amazing night! Why, you ask? Well, let's see....Patrick held my hand, TWICE, sang with me, and even talked to me as the intro for "My Michelle", and Steven sang the chorus of "Sweet Child O' Mine" to me and gave me a drumstick at the end of the show. Needless to say, I was in heaven! Aside from that though, the show was very intimate in the sense that they really had a great connection to everyone in the audience. Patrick even had the audience sing "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" back to him. (Below is a short clip of Steven and Patrick playing "Knockin' On Heaven's Door". Sorry in advance for my crappy filming job.)


  Here are some photos I took at the show:

                                                         Steven Adler

                                                              Chip Z'Nuff

                                                        Patrick Stone

                                                       Michael Thomas

Lonny Paul

     I know that for me, hearing Guns n Roses's songs live was amazing! I have to admit, they are the band that first made me fall in love with rock and who also inspired me to want to become a musician myself. Getting to see Steven was so amazing! He is and always has been my favorite drummer.
     So what I want to know is do you agree? Is Steven YOUR favorite drummer or is there someone else? Comment below. Also, let me know if there are other musicians/bands that you want to hear about.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

R.I.P Dee Dee Ramone

Dee Dee Ramone (September 18, 1951- June 5, 2002) was the legendary bassist of the Ramones. Also the main songwriter, he is credited with writing many of the band's most famous songs including "53rd & 3rd", "Commando", Rockaway Beach", and "Poison Heart". Although he was originally the band's lead vocalist, his inability (at the time) to sing and play bass simultaneously resulted in original drummer, Joey Ramone, taking over as lead vocalist. Dee Dee was the band's bassist and songwriter from 1974 through 1989.

He struggled with drug addiction throughout much of his life, especially heroin. On June 5, 2002, Dee Dee Ramone passed away of a heroin overdose.

Much like the other founding members of the Ramones, Joey and Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee's legacy will live on in future generations of punk rockers. Their influence on rock n' roll is undeniable.

R.I.P. Dee Dee Ramone