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
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
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
Shot over the course of three years, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne is an unrivalled look into the mind of legendary rock icon Ozzy Osbourne. God Bless Ozzy Osbourne tells the life story of Ozzy, as seen through the eyes of his youngest child, Jack Osbourne, who worked alongside directors Mike Fleiss and Mike Piscitelli. During the documentary, Ozzy recounts his troubled youth, his early career with Black Sabbath and the impact of fame and addictions on his first marriage. Viewers will also witness the second chapter of his life as a family man with Sharon, during which his addictions grew to a frightening level, as well as hear Ozzy and his children explain his attempts at staying clean, ultimately resulting in more than five years of sobriety. Music fans will also see live performances from around the world, including rare behind the scenes clips of Ozzy on and off stage, in his dressing rooms pre-show, to his nights in a series of hotel rooms. Throughout God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, audiences are given an inside look into the life of a rock star, from the good times to the bad.
It also features additional previously unseen footage not seen in the theatrical release including new interviews, classic archive footage of Black Sabbath and OZZY OSBOURNE, along with a Q&A with Ozzy and Jack Osbourne and behind the scenes footage from the Tribeca Film Festival.
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On February 22nd guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck released his new concert DVD and CD titled Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul. Jeff Beck’s concert tribute to the iconic guitarist was recorded this summer at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. Jeff Beck paid fitting tribute to Les Paul celebrating what would have been the pioneering guitarist’s 95th birthday by playing his friend and mentor’s music, along with classic tunes from the era, in the same Times Square nightclub that Les Paul played every Monday for 14 years, before his death in August 2009.
In celebration of the release we have 3 DVDs and 3 CDS to give away! In this tribute performance, Jeff Beck is joined in many of the tracks by Imelda May, Gary US Bonds, Brian Setzer, and Trombone Shorty.
The CD of this exclusive show features 20 live tracks from the evening, including songs such as “Bye Bye Blues”, “New Orleans”, and “How High The Moon”. The DVD features 27 tracks as well as bonus footage and interviews.
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For more on the release watch the trailer below:
On September 29th, the Slipknot camp will release their new DVD (sic)nesses. The DVD captures their June 2009 appearance at Download Festival in front of 80,000 fans. 30 cameras were on hand to capture every possible angle of the band as they motored through their parade of hits; the cameras also caught the fans on tape, as they are just as crucial an element of a Slipknot show as the band members themselves.
Perhaps most importantly, (sic)nesses is one of the final major performances for founding member Paul Gray, who tragically passed away in May 2010. While initially unintended, the concert is a testament to the legacy of Gray, where fans can enjoy a lasting glimpse of the bassist doing what he loved most.
Additionally, the DVD also includes a 45-minute behind the scenes documentary created by band percussionist Clown, as well as all four music videos from the All Hope Is Gone cycle.
Here’s the track listing:
4. Wait and Bleed
5. Get This
6. Before I Forget
8. The Blister Exists
9. Dead Memories
10. Left Behind
13. Everything Ends
18. Spit it Out
Audible Visions Of (sic)nesses
45 minute film directed by M. Shawn Crahan that captures Slipknot on the road during the All Hope Is Gone cycle
2. Dead Memories
Reviewed by: Roger Scales
On September 29th Steve Vai’s live DVD “Where The Wild Things Are” will be released. Recorded in Minneapolis the DVD is an assault on the senses featuring not only Vai’s handy work but violinsts Alex DePue and Ann Marie Calhoun as well as a collective group of impressive musicians to complement Vai.
Always thinking of his fans first, Vai’s number one goal was to entertain the masses and stimulate the senses – all of them. Everyone involved in the performance is emotionally invested and Vai hopes that they can provoke the same of their audience.
Always a few steps ahead of everyone else, Vai has been a complete innovator with everything he does and is constantly pushing creative boundaries. It’s almost impossible to believe that it was over 25 years ago that Vai’s first solo cd “Flex-able” was released.
The always honest and charming Steve recently took some time to talk to us about the new DVD, other projects he’s got in the works, and of course, bees!
Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | August 2009