Inked Out: Skin Design Tattoo – Las Vegas, NV

Last month, my wife and I hit Vegas for a week, and usually what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but this time, I couldn’t keep this gorgeous tattoo shop a secret. My wife had this itch to get a new tattoo while in Las Vegas, so she did some …

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North Jersey Notes: Rad Horror, One Hundred Thousand, Behind The Bullet, and more

RAD HORROR—Cranford, NJ

I recently received a Facebook message from a dude named Anthony Peterpaul. Now, I thought I was the only one in the music biz with two first names as my name, but this dude was blessed with three first names as his name. I’m the one who’s …

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North Jersey Notes: Triple Addiction, Negative Sky, Raftree, and more

TRIPLE ADDICTION—Hillsborough, NJ

Mike Camp from Jersey Campfire Productions did it again! He’s introduced me to another great and young North Jersey band who called themselves Triple Addiction. I was curious after seeing some pictures with Mike and the band after a recent Tenth Street Live show in Kenilworth, NJ. …

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An Interview With Sixx:A.M.: Feeling Blessed

Back in May, I got to sit down with James Michael and Dj Ashba from Sixx:A.M. to discuss their new CD, Prayers For The Damned. “Sixx” months later, I got to talk to the man who is single-handedly responsible for me picking up a bass guitar and becoming addicted …

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North Jersey Notes: Ethan Brosh Band, Ender, Full Scale Riot, and more

ETHAN BROSH BAND—Suffern, NY

This Friday night (11/25), the Ethan Brosh Band was added to the Joe Lynn Turner show at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ featuring my band Rahway and Fragile Sky. Needless to say, my interest was piqued, and I had to check Ethan Brosh and his band. …

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North Jersey Notes: The Scandals, Brand Of Julez, Killcode, and more

THE SCANDALS—Bayonne, NJ

How do bands like these, fall through the cracks? I found another gem in North Jersey and they call themselves The Scandals. I was scouring the Internet for a band to feature this week and these guys showed up with their raw punk rock sound that you …

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North Jersey Notes: Swampbox, Ides Of God, Panzie*, and more

SWAMPBOX—Bridgeton, NJ

One of the bands I always wanted cover, but was a little reluctant to because they’re really a South Jersey band (but I would like to see them get some gigs up here in North Jersey, because I think you guys would really like them) is a group …

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Inked Out: Artist Of The Year 2016

Russell Kelley – Handsome Devil Tattoo Company, Saddle Brook, Nj

Last year, I went back to my hometown of Saddle Brook, NJ, to visit the town’s very first tattoo shop, Handsome Devil Tattoo Company, which is owned by artist Russell Kelley, fellow Saddle Brook High School alum. I’ve been following …

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North Jersey Notes: Behind The Bullet, Experiment 34, Weapons Of Anew, and more

BEHIND THE BULLET—Astoria, NY

So, I just found out that my brothers, David Alexander and Tony Ortiz, formerly of Dead Letter Box, A Lesson In Violence, and Auraborus, have a brand new band that they’ve been playing with called Behind The Bullet. First of all, I love these two dudes! …

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North Jersey Notes: Blackwater, Orbynot, Robots And Monsters, and more

BLACKWATER—East Brunswick, NJ

A couple of weeks ago, I went to hang with my bro and former That Metal Show co-host, Don Jamieson, at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ, since I hadn’t seen him in a while. I didn’t know any of the bands playing that night, but …

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