JAKE E. LEE is one of the most mysterious rock stars to ever walk the planet. Between living half of his life in exile and the other half melting faces of rock fans all over the world, he has lived an interesting life to say the least. Now he is back with ‘PATINA,’ the second album released from his latest project RED DRAGON CARTEL available November 9th from Frontiers Music SRL. The effort features DARREN JAMES SMITH on Vocals, ANTHONY ESPOSITO on bass, PHIL VARONE on drums, and of course JAKE E. LEE on guitar. ‘PATINA’ is extremely different from RED DRAGON CARTEL’S self-titled release in 2013, as it is more of a band effort. The first album featured many different guests and musicians making cameo appearances from song to song. With ‘PATINA,’ the foursome got in a room and hashed it out together, giving it a much more fluid listen than its predecessor.
Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G. has established himself as one of the premier guitar gods on the planet. Gus is best known for his time as the much coveted axe-slinger for Ozzy Osbourne along with power metal powerhouse Firewind. On April 20th Gus G. will release his second solo effort titled ‘Fearless’ through AFM Records. Gus took the time to sit and talk with me about everything ranging from his upcoming solo album, his biggest influences, his time with Ozzy and everything in between. Interesting to note that Gus stated Ozzy wanted to play both ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’ and ‘Diary Of A Madman’ in their entirety and back to back for the last 4 or 5 nights of the ‘Scream’ in 2011. This interview is a must listen for any Ozzy fan. Hear the entire conversation below. You can pre-order the album here
Greek guitar virtuoso GUS G may be best known for his tenure as Ozzy Osbourne’s lead guitarist, but Gus has now forged his own path with his newest solo venture titled ‘ Fearless’! Available April 20th from AFM Records. ‘Fearless’ is an out of the box, extremely varied album with everything from amazing straight up rockers, to shred-fest instrumentals and everything in between.
Heavy Metal icon OZZY OSBOURNE has announced a farewell tour beginning in May 2018 and running thru 2020. Osbourne‘s farewell tour will kick off with shows in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Those will be followed by a couple of early June dates in Russia before Ozzy embarks on on a month-long European leg, including appearances at most of the summer festivals. The beloved rock icon will subsequently headline a North American concert tour also starting in 2018.
We have finally arrived to the last day of Chicago Open Air. Sunday was the reason many of us made the trip for this huge three day weekend. By the time it rolled around, some fans were calling it “Death Day”. You could definitely understand where they were coming from. There were several heavy hitters taking the stages today including Ozzy and Zakk Wylde, Slayer, Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, DevilDriver, Behemoth, and more. Lots of running back and forth would lead to a very tiring day. Luckily, it ended up being the coolest day of the weekend, which made it a bit more bearable. Continue reading to see our review on the most electric day of the festival. Continue reading →
The second annual Chicago Open Air will bring together an all-star lineup of rock’s top artists on Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. The three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival will feature over 40 performances, including legendary rock artists Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Meshuggah, Anthrax, Clutch, Body Count, and many more. Continue reading →