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    Quick Tiques! Tara Lynch/Evil Enough (Self-Released)

    TARA LYNCH/Evil Enough (Self Released) Some solid rock/metal from this band with some great lead vocals by Tara Lynch and impressive lead guitar work by her as well. Strong and catchy tunes make this a winner in my book. The songs have a ton of feeling to them and it is like Tara is making […]

    By Chris Forbes

    June 19, 2018

    If You Can Find It, Buy It.

    It was two score (that’s forty years) (I think) and several tens of thousand dollars ago (of that I’m sure) that I decided to get into the Record Business. For real. (Sort of.) I mean, Frank Zappa, Frank Sinatra, even those Beatles had their own labels. Why not me ??! So armed with nothing but […]

    By Gary Pig Gold

    June 4, 2018

    Quick Tiques! Simon Phillips / Protocol

    SIMON PHILLIPS/Protocol (Phantom Recordings) This I found to be annoying as all it was, was a bunch of senseless of guitar soloing and this got boring quickly. The songs weren’t strong at all. Yes the playing it top notch and the guys in the band are talented as hell, but when the songs aren’t catchy […]

    By Chris Forbes

    May 20, 2018


    To celebrate James Newell Osterberg Jr.’s 71st (!!) Birthday on April 21st, I popped into the trusty ol’ Pig Player a DVD whose opening credits state, and I quote, “On September 3, 2010, Iggy and the Stooges performed Raw Power live in Monticello, New York. Six fans filmed the concert and interviewed Iggy and the […]

    By Gary Pig Gold

    May 1, 2018

    Quick-Tiques! BILLION DOLLAR BABIES/First Ever Live Show Flint 1977

    BILLION DOLLAR BABIES/First Ever Live Show Flint 1977 (Gonzo Multa Media) By Chris Forbes This group features some members of the Alice Cooper group, and this release features their first show ever. They did put out one album in 1977, and I assume a bunch of tunes on this are on that album. The tunes […]

    By Chris Forbes

    April 20, 2018

    Quick Tiques! Security Project / Contact (7D Media)

    SECURITY PROJECT/Contact (7d Media) Want an amazing progressive metal band this is. Sort of like a mix of Voivod meets Rush and throw some Yes into the mix too. Security Project is a live recording from April 2017 and unlike some prog bands where the material is far out in outer space that it is […]

    By Chris Forbes

    April 12, 2018


    In the summer of 2005, a package arrived at the Hollywood offices of Highway 61 Entertainment from London with no return address. Inside were two mini-cassette audio tapes dated December 30, 1999 and labeled The Last Testament of George Harrison.   A voice eerily similar to Harrison’s tells a shocking story: Paul McCartney was killed […]

    By Gary Pig Gold

    April 1, 2018


    Foreigner is an English-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones ex-Spooky Tooth and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm. Jones came up with the band’s name as he, McDonald and Dennis Elliott were British, while Gramm, Al […]

    By Angel Alamo

    March 27, 2018

    Metal To The Core! Your Guide To Metal Promotion… Well Somewhat

    For this month’s column I reached out to some Underground labels, bands, and people and Asked this: When you release something these days how do you go about promoting it? Kostas Sustainvanos Promo song on YouTube, ads in magazines, interviews, promo copies to printed magazines, digital pak to webzines. Flávio Oliveira: That’s the way everyone […]

    By Chris Forbes

    March 14, 2018

    THE TRACY G GROUP / Tramp (MVD Audio)

    This is one of those groove metal bands that I can’t stand. It is like Pantera, but not as trashy and I can’t stand bands like this. They all sound the same and this is not catchy and not good at all. The singer isn’t bad, but the music is pointless and goes nowhere fast. […]

    By Chris Forbes

    March 9, 2018

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