Alter Bridge Continue To Build Their Fortress – An Interview with Guitarist Mark Tremonti

Alter Bridge have set out on another U.S. jaunt this month to support their most recent CD, Fortress. This will be your last chance to see Alter Bridge for this year…or so they say anyway. I mean, technically, you can see any member of Alter Bridge whenever you really want. …

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North Jersey Notes: Reality Suite, Mother, Madysin Hatter and More!

When I saw that the band Reality Suite was performing a full set of Mötley Crüe songs on Oct. 24 at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ with my bros from Audio Empire, who will be performing a full KISS set in full KISS makeup, I obviously became curious of this …

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Interview with Stryper: Michael Sweet Unleashes The Yellow And Black Attack … Again!

When I think about the band Stryper, I think about high school for some reason. I’m not sure why since I typically listened to bands like Mötley Crüe, Metallica and Skid Row, but for some reason I still always liked Stryper. It could be that one of my best friends …

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Inked Out: New Jersey Tattoo And Music Festival

Every September, one event that I look forward to is Mario Barth’s Inked Out Tattoo and Music Festival. Yeah, the name of the festival is the same as my column, but it is what it is, right? Anyway, it’s one of the conventions that I actually look forward to because …

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North Jersey Notes: Rory Kelly’s Triple Threat, Apathy, Audio Empire and More!

A couple of weeks ago, I stopped in at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ to see my bros from The Dirty Stayouts perform their second set of the day, plus my bro, Steve “Zipperhead” Murafsky, was promoting the show, and he’s been trying to get me to come …

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North Jersey Notes: Craving Strange, Borgo Pass, New Day Dawn and More!

I was looking at some of the shows coming up within the next few weeks and I noticed that my bros from Killcode were playing at Santos Party House in NYC on Oct. 2, but with the exception of my bros from Long Gone Day, I wasn’t familiar with the …

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North Jersey Notes: Ironbound, Dead Fish Handshake, Aurin and More!

One of the most bad-ass guitar players on the North Jersey scene is none other than “Big” Tim Allen, whom I’ve been watching since his days with Tru Smoke Diezel, Split Vision, and A Lesson In Violence. Well, A Lesson In Violence ended abruptly sometime last year and Tim was …

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North Jersey Notes: Corevalay, Voodoo Terror Tribe, Syka and More!

One of my favorite bass players on the scene, mainly known to the rest of us as just AJ, recently reached out about this new project he’s been a part of. The name of the band is Corevalay. And since AJ has been one of my bass brothers for …

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Inked Out – SallyAnn Salsano – The Queen Of ‘Tattoo Nightmares’

A reality TV artist who’s been in the middle of reality TV controversy for many years as the executive producer of MTV’s Jersey Shore and Snooki & JWoww, SallyAnn Salsano is also connected to the tattoo industry. For those of you not in the know, SallyAnn’s show Tattoo Nightmares

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North Jersey Notes: Elected Kings, Another Distraction, Rahway and More!

The guitarist from a new band out of Nyack, NY recently reached out to me, since his band plays a lot of North Jersey gigs. The name of the band is Elected Kings, and that guitarist’s name is Alfi Alverez. Reluctantly, I gave the band a listen three weeks …

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