Breakerbox

Breakerbox teams with Wounded Warriors for touching music video

I remember the moment I first heard the song “Miss You” from Breakerbox. I had downloaded their songs months before, but I was driving along a deserted road in Idaho this past summer when “Miss You” came on the car radio speakers via my iPhone shuffle feature. It was so honest. The music and lyrics arrested my heart. It was one of those “whoa” moments when you think to yourself,…

Skillet

Rock act Skillet brings “Back From The Dead” to Marvel’s Monsters Unleashed!

Skillet’s “Back From the Dead” serves as the musical backdrop for Marvel Comics’ latest comic book series, Monsters Unleashed! The track, which is top 20 on the Active Rock Building, Active Rock Rolling and Active Rock Published Charts, is found on their chart-topping album Unleashed. Frontman and lifelong Marvel fan John Cooper, alongside his bandmates,  got the spotlight on “This Week in Marvel” podcast, recorded at Marvel’s Headquarters in New York City. Masterfully mixing animated…

L’AFFICHEUR debuts ++solo++ album

L’AFFICHEUR is a band project from Switzerland with a new album out called ++solo++. It’s straight ahead rock with intense drumming, crashing cymbals, lots of cool guitar work and driving beats. L’AFFICHEUR is French for “bill poster.”  The brainchild of L’AFFICHEUR is composer Ronny Egger. His process is this: come up with ideas for songs and then find helpers to craft them into full-fledged recordings to be heard the world over. As a…

Lookingdoor is Barnabas Nagy and Daniel Nagy

LOOKINGDOOR is a rock duo of singer-songwriter/guitarist Barnabas Nagy and drummer Daniel Nagy. They started to make music together in 2005 and decided to form a band. And yes, they are brothers. An Internet search for Barnabas Nagy turns up his website. On there  you can get to know more about his views on faith and life. Interestingly, he writes on topics including marriage and sexuality, as well as evidence…

Alt-Rock from Desert Chariot

You never know where you’ll meet your bandmates. In the case of the alt-rock band Desert Chariot, two of the band members met in an unlikely place: a shoe store in downtown Denver. A couple years ago, Ian McGonigal and Daniel Patchin both worked at the same shoe store. They got to talking and discovered they had a lot in common musically. Both were interested in rock music, playing guitar,…

Davide Pannozzo, Clapton’s heir?

One listen to Davide Pannozzo’s song, “You Got Me Floating,” and I am convinced he’s Eric Clapton’s heir. He has the voice and the musical chops to not only live up to the standard Clapton has set in blues-rock music, but also the youth to keep that style popular among younger guys and gals. With a name like Davide Pannozzo (instead of, say, Dave Pann), if you were to guess…

1980s Songs and Artists and Interviews

Classic 1980s songs being discussed by the artists who performed them and made them hits? Where? On YouTube, thanks to Boom 97.3 Toronto. With the “Behind the Vinyl” series, now’s your chance to hear from 1980s artists like Spandau Ballet, Howard Jones and Taylor Dayne, as they talk about their huge hit songs– while the record plays! Here’s Spandau Ballet talking about “True.” It was quite a departure for the…

David Bowie Diverse Music Maker

David Bowie died. A music legend, an icon, an artist…He was many things to many people. I knew him for certain songs. I could say some words about his life, but I’d rather you listen to him singing and see him performing. Here are some David Bowie songs people should know: “Tonight” with Tina Turner “I’m Afraid of Americans” “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy” with Bing Crosby “Fame” “Changes” “Heroes”…

Creed

Creed Three CD Set

Bicycle Music Company/Concord Music Group released an all-new Creed compilation entitled With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective on November 20, 2015. The Creed three CD set features the radio singles from all four of Creed’s studio albums and collects for the first time all the band’s soundtrack hits, rarities, live and studio acoustic versions in addition to three previously unavailable demos. With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective’s Disc One covers the…

Jolly Band Seeks Subscribers

Have you heard of the band Jolly? Can you imagine doing something you love so much, touring the world, entertaining audiences, but still being broke afterward? Unfortunately, the music business today is really messed up. How many bands can survive when so many people download their songs for free, see their videos and perhaps even their concerts for free? Meanwhile, other people get paid, somehow, from promoters to venues, booking…