Judas Priest. Heavy Metal Firepower.

Vocalist Rob Halford still can soar. It is remarkable that someone with his longevity can still reach a significant top range as a singer. When guitarist K.K. Downing left the band in 2011, I had difficulty with the idea of the group continuing on without him. Given that Glenn Tipton was continuing at the time, […]

Music of the 80’s

Image courtesy of Google Play The reflections of the music of the decades past will be a unique commentary from fans about what they heard. Like all music, it is subject to interpretation. Each era reflects some positive progression. The music of the 1980’s is one decade era offering an amazing look into where things […]

Rebels and Renegades

This grand old classic punk rock record remains one of my personal faves. Glenn Danzig in my view is still one of the greatest vocalists.  Part of my identity was shaped by having a broad range in musical taste. There is very little that has changed about the kind of music I enjoy. Listening to […]

In Memory, Chris Cornell

Photo: Associated Press      Everything great that will be said about Chris Cornell in grief, has already been said about him in life. Many times over. That is how remarkable an artist he was.      Chris Cornell was the voice of most of my own personal soundtrack for my teen years. Something I […]

In Memory – Geoff Nicholls

Geoff Nicholls was known mainly as the longtime keyboardist for Black Sabbath. Onstage, backstage or off to the side stage, his textural playing remains an important historical part of heavy metal’s most influential band. Nicholls’ performances were initially noteworthy for enhancing Sabbath’s revitalized return in 1980 when the first of the Ronnie James Dio Era records were […]