Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Molochs, The Cactus Blossoms, U.F.O., and More

The Molochs/Berlin/March 27, 2017

Lucas Fitzsimons was born near Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was raised in Los Angeles, California. As a youth, he learned guitar chords on the internet, even though he had no guitar. He returned to Argentina at age 12 and found an old classical guitar in the …

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North Jersey Notes: The Inversion Circus, Incognito Theory, Royal Skulls, and More

THE INVERSION CIRCUS—Red Bank, NJ

I came across a cool new band out of Red Bank, NJ, who was actually nominated for Top New Artist at last year’s Asbury Music Awards. The name of the band is The Inversion Circus, and I learned about them because I was invited …

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Kam on Film: ‘The Fate Of The Furious,’ ‘The Promise,’ and What’s New in Theaters

The Fate Of The Furious

Universal Pictures

Rated PG-13 for profanity, suggestive content, and prolonged sequences of violence and destruction

Dom Goes Rogue For Damsel-In-Distress In Eighth Episode Of High-Octane Franchise

There are a number of action films whose opening scenes alone are well worth the price of admission. Taken

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Reality Check: The Trump Doctrine

Spoiler Alert: There Is None

 

“After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy. I felt pretty strongly that they had a tremendous power [over] North Korea. … But it’s not what you would think.”

– President Donald Trump to the Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2017…

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Aquarian Weekly Collection Donated To Springsteen Archives

Bill Chemerka, a former writer and associate editor of The Aquarian Weekly and East Coast Rocker, from 1979 to 1990, donated his 12-year collection of the publications to the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University on April 10.

“It’s a treasure trove of rock …

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An Interview with Def Leppard’s Phil Collen: It Just Gets Better

“I think what happens to people in general is they forget how to be young.”

– Phil Collen

 

Who says you have to act your age? This year marks 30 years since Def Leppard’s fourth album, Hysteria, was released, solidifying the English rock band’s success as one of …

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An Interview With Tesla: Welcome Back, Gladiators

For over 30 years, Tesla have been creating and touring, gracing the world with their talent and inspiration. Now, members Jeff Keith (lead vocals), Frank Hannon (guitars), Dave Rude (guitars), Brian Wheat (bass), and Troy Luccketta (drums) are back en route with Def Leppard. For many fans, this combination doesn’t …

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An Interview With Poison: Rikki Rockett On Poison’s Upcoming Tour And On Looking At Life Through A New Lens

After nearly 10 years, the explosive rock band Poison is set to headline a tour through the United States and Canada. The upcoming shows will celebrate Poison’s greatest hits and fan favorites including “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Talk Dirty To Me,” “Nothin’ But A Good Time,” “Something To Believe …

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An Interview With Matt Pryor: I Won’t Be Afraid

Earlier this year, Get Up Kids frontman Matt Pryor released his fifth solo album, Memento Mori, through Equal Vision Records. Memento Mori is a haunting studio effort that channels a melancholy tone, addressing themes of death and loss. Lyrically inspired through his own personal experiences of losing several loved …

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An Interview With Kreator: Can’t Stop Creating

Hailing from Essen, Germany, thrash metal band Kreator have been gracing stages around the world for about 30 years. This month, they’re back and seem stoked to play another stellar tour here in the States. Members Miland “Mille” Petrozza (vocals, guitar), Jürgen “Ventor” Reil (drums, vocals), Christian “Speesy” Giesler (bass), …

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