3 Doors Down to Release ‘The Greatest Hits’, Then Hit the Road for U.S. Tour

3 Doors Down are set to release their first ‘best-of’ collection, entitled The Greatest Hits, via their long-time record label Republic Records on November 19, 2012.  The collection features nine monster #1 hits that have been remixed and re-mastered, along with three all-new tracks. Billboard recently released the Top 100 Songs for The… Continue reading

Hard Rock Acts Lead Class of 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2013. The list is very hard rock-heavy this year, with Rush, Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and Deep Purple (FINALLY) leading the ballot. One can’t help but think that Deep Purple are… Continue reading

The Black Keys Release ‘Tour Rehearsal Tapes’ EP of Studio Sessions

Today, The Black Keys released a six-song EP of live studio recordings from December 2011. The songs were recorded from practice session in preparation for their 2011-2012 tour. The 6-song EP, titled Tour Rehearsal Tapes, features four songs from their current album, the multi-platinum El Camino, and two songs from their 2010 Grammy… Continue reading

Touring with The Pain – Redlight King at Uproar Festival 2012

Festival days are a grind, and at Uproar Festival this year I caught up with a band that has been grinding it out on almost all the major U.S. festivals this year, Redlight King. After a long tour run that included stops at Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma, Rock On The Range, the band has hopped… Continue reading

Charm City Devils Bring The Sin to Chocolate City at Rock Allegiance

It’s a tough job to kick off a festival show bright and early at 1:00pm, but somebody’s gotta do it. At Rock Allegiance 2012, it was Charm City Devils who were called upon to get things off to a running start. Later on in the day, I sat down with frontman John Allen to reflect… Continue reading