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DVD Review: Aerosmith / Rock For The Rising Sun

December 29, 2013 by  
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Rock For The Rising Sun
Reviewed by: Roger Scales

Being a big fan of Aerosmith for as many years as I have, it surprised me how few live DVDs the band has released over the years.  Yes, Live Texxas Jam ’78 is excellent but I only own a VHS copy.  Why not release it on Blu-Ray at this point?  Clean it up and add some bonus features?  There must be a plethora of vintage shows from the early days and on through the late 70’s, early 80’s and into the 90’s that must exist. Read more

CD/DVD Review: Ted Nugent / Ultralive Ballisticrock

November 14, 2013 by  
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Ted Nugent

Reviewed by: Roger Scales

Why another Ted Nugent Live Album?  The question should really be ..why the hell not?  Truth be told the Ted Nugent machine is a live artist and the studio albums are really just a vehicle for him to go out and do what he does best and that’s put on a loud, kick ass, politically incorrect, fun, over the top rock show. Read more

CD/DVD Review: Def Leppard / Viva! Hysteria

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Viva! Hysteria
Reviewed by: Roger Scales

I have been hoping for something like this for so long now.  So many bands are taking classic albums and playing them in their entirety both to provide something different for the diehard fan and an added incentive for casual fans to see the band live for the first time.  When it comes to Def Leppard, the choice for some might be Pyromania (1983) or even High ‘n’ Dry ( 1981) but there is no denying that Hysteria (1987) was really their landmark album selling over 20 million copies worldwide.  Read more

DVD Review: Portnoy/Sheehan/MacAlpine/Sherinian: Live in Tokyo

October 15, 2013 by  
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Live in Tokyo
Eagle Rock Entertainment
Reviewed by: Roger Scales

Live in Tokyo was filmed/recorded on November 14, 2012 at Zepp Tokyo. This 95-minute concert is the first release of material from the PSMS (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Tony MacAlpine and Derek Sherinian) supergroup, and it showcases a wide range of instrumental performances from each of the members’ careers and collaborations. The DVD and Blu-ray also offer an exclusive peek at this production with a behind-the-scenes featurette.  Read more

DVD Review: Rainbow / Black Masquerade

October 15, 2013 by  
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Black Masquerade -  Live in Germany at the Rockpalast
Eagle Rock Entertainment

Reviewed by: Roger Scales

When Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple for what would be the final time in 1993, he decided to resurrect Rainbow for a three year period from 1994-1997.  The band recorded one album Stranger In Us All (1995) and toured off and on pretty much right up until 1997 when Blackmore together with his partner Candice Night formed the Renaissance influenced Blackmore’s Night and have had success with that project right up to today.  Read more

Book Review: “Rush: The Illustrated History”

July 23, 2013 by  
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By: Martin Popoff

Reviewed by: Roger Scales

 

I think by most standards and within MOST social circles Rush falls under that category of The Three Stooges, Benny Hill, flatulence, Dr. Who.  In other words – topics most guys find intriguing yet woman (at least the ones in my life) cringe when brought out for even general conversation.  Yet even the most cynical music fan would have to be impressed with Martin Popoff’s Rush: The Illustrated History.  The live photos are stunning, the attention to detail is stellar and the research is some of the most impressive work ever done on any rock band.  Read more

DVD Review: Dio / Finding The Sacred Heart Live in Philly 1986

June 23, 2013 by  
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Finding The Sacred Heart – Live in Philly 1986 DVD
Eagle Rock Entertainment
Reviewed by: Roger Scales

A lot of music both on CD and DVD has been issued or reissued from the career of Ronnie James Dio since his untimely passing, a loss that is still being felt throughout the metal community three years later.  If you were lucky enough to witness Dio’s 1986 tour in support of their 3rd album Sacred Heart  then you were able to witness the largest stage set and most elaborate production Ronnie was ever a part of.  For those of us who didn’t, this new release from Dio Finding The Sacred Heart – Live in Philly 1986 will be the next best thing to being there. Read more

DVD Review: Judas Priest / Epitaph

June 12, 2013 by  
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Judas Priest 
Legacy Recordings
Reviewed by: Roger Scales

What a way to celebrate Judas Priest, the band that have been slamming their way into metal fans ears, hearts and minds for 40 years, than on this brand new live concert DVD taken from their final show of the Epitaph tour at the Hammersmith  Apollo Theater in London, UK 2012.  Not only was it the last show of the tour but it was supposed to be their final bow ..come to find out it was just their final world tour.  Read more

CD/DVD Review: Whitesnake / Made in Japan

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Whitesnake
Frontiers Records
Reviewed by: Roger Scales

When Forevermore was released back in 2011 my initial thoughts were “Coverdale was able to bring back vintage Snake while still sounding fresh and current”.  A ton of credit must go to Doug Aldrich whose contributions to the songwriting stood out even more here than on 2008’s “Good To Be Bad”.  Tracks like “Love Will Set You Free” and “Steal Your Heart Away” are some of the strongest Snake tracks ever.  Aldrich is able to pick up the mantle passed down from Micky Moody, John Sykes, Adrian Vandenberg, Vivian Campbell, Steve Vai and leave his indelible mark on the legacy of one of rocks classic acts.  Read more

Movie Review: An Affair of the Heart, Rick Springfield Documentary / Boston Film Festival

September 23, 2012 by  
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Boston Film Festival
Reviewed by: Melissa Bejer Read more

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