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BUCKCHERRY – CONFESSIONS

by Brian McKinny

Buckcherry is an L.A. sleaze rock band that got its start emulating bands the likes of Guns & Roses, Motley Crüe, and L.A. Guns, and not much has changed with Buckcherry since the beginning.  The unusual Christian-themed …

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Trapt – Reborn

by Brian McKinny

Trapt is a post-grunge, nu-metal band from Los Gatos, California that caught my attention with their 2002 release of their self-titled album, ‘Trapt’.  The first of three singles on the album was ‘Headstrong’, a raucous anthem that …

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Going Xotic

Gene Baker of Music Insider Magazine tries out Xotic Pedals, EP Boost, SP Compressor, BB- preamp, BB- preamp w/MB, and BB +. Clean channel on Two Rock Eric Gales amp, Baker B1 model guitar.…

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HATESHOP – The Purist

by Brian McKinny

Hateshop is a dark, heavy metal band that is making some big waves in the Central Coast of California.  Do not let the name throw you, or you’ll be missing out on some high quality metal.  Their …

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JP Woodtone Tele Saddles


Gene Baker of Music Insider Magazine checking out some of John Page’s JP Woodtone Tele replacement saddles. Actual wood Tele saddles, compensated for each string for improved intonation, the wood saddle softens the trebles lightly. Try Ebony or Vera wood …

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SOUNDGARDEN – ‘KING ANIMAL’

by Brian McKinny

When Soundgarden was in their heyday during the 90’s, there wasn’t a bigger fan of the band anywhere to be found on this spinning blue rock we call the Earth than I was. The eclectic time signatures, …

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Coheed & Cambria – The Afterman: Ascension

by Brian McKinny

Coheed & Cambria are the pride of Nyack, New York in the Hudson River Valley. They’ve brought a fresh take on the fusion of the post-metal, hardcore, and progressive rock genres. What truly makes them unique is …

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Dimitri’s Rail – Back To You

by Brian McKinny

Dimitri’s Rail is a band from Texas that is on a successful surge this year. They’ve garnered their first Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song with the release of their single, “Will Never Break”.  They’ve opened for …

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Hoobastank – Fight or Flight

by Brian McKinny

Fight or Flight is the fifth release from Hoobastank, and it is their first album since leaving Universal Records to take the independent label route, hiring Gavin Brown to produce their new album and take them into …

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