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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The ROX Radio New Year's Eve Special

 

The ROX Radio New Year's Eve Show is now online! 2 hours of rock music to help ya'll say feck off 2021, hello 2022!
https://www.spreaker.com/user/roxradiouk/nyeshow21

Monday, December 27, 2021

Live Review: Kingdom Of Madness, Newhampton Arts Centre, 18 December 2021

 

Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton, 18 December 2021


A High Calibre performance from the ex-Magnum stars!


The band Magnum should be no strangers to any self-respecting rock fan. Formed

in the 70s and still going strong, they have seen quite a few quality musicians

come and go and produced some outstanding music.


Kingdom of Madness is made up of Magnum alumni, pooling together their incredible

musical talent to play those classic Magnum songs again, with their own style.

Heading the band is keyboard player extraordinaire, Mark Stanway who is joined by

Micky BARKER  drums  

Richard BAILEY   keyboards, flute

Mo BIRCH  vocals, percussion 

Mark PASCALL vocals  

Brian BADHAMS  bass, vocals  

Alan BELL  guitar


The band work so well as a unit that for all intense and purposes, this IS Magnum, just another

variant if you will. They are just as capable (if not more!) and of course these guys (and girl) have the

Magnum so fully "get" each song and now how to perform it to its best.


The Newhampton Arts Centre in Wolverhampton paid host to Kingdom of Madness tonight (the only show in 2021) to a loyal, excitable crowd who welcomed the band onstage with the kind of roar you get in Wolverhampton! 

The set was split in two but any concerns of a loss of momentum were quickly dismissed. The band held the audience's attention throughout. They were rockin' this joint with a heady mix of prog and rock.

All the classics were played from the best eras of Magnum from Kingdom of Madness itself through to Rockin' Chair with the likes of On A Storyteller's Night, Midnight (a personal fave) and Changes in between. Each song was performed impeccably and with an enthusiasm not often seen in Magnum itself. These people are enjoying playing their classic songs and attacking them with renewed musical ideas and style. The slower songs were warm and flowing; the harder songs were fast, punchy and tight. The vocals were shared by newcomer Mark Pascall (who was awesome!) and Mo Birch. They have their own vocal range and style which works well and together they have a depth and range that Bob
Catley would struggle with to be frank.


Playing only his second gig with the band, Alan Bell played a blinding show on guitar. He attacked each song with a force and musicianship that puts any Magnum guitarist to shame. He was having a ball tonight and was on fire, especially on "Kingdom of Madness" itself. He nailed it! It was so refreshing to hear these songs played with a higher level of musicality and technique. Bell rings like a bell!


Of course, we have to talk about Mark Stanway. This guy is a maestro on keyboards and piano. He was a technique and musical ability that Magnum are nowadays sorely missing. He is every bit as good, if not better, than he has ever been. Note-perfect and creative throughout, Mark is a pleasure to watch AND hear. His sound and keyboard parts are so integral to these songs and his didn't miss a trick.


The rhythm section was also incredible. Drummer Micky Barker (who treated us to an awesome drum solo) and bassist Brian Badhams were tight and focused throughout. Never dull and always driving, these guys gave a tighter, heavier "thump" to the classic Magnum songs we know and love.

It was also lovely to see Richard Bailey in the band playing flute, keyboards and a little guitar. He is so talented and a true musician.

All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable trip down Magnum memory land, courtesy of Kingdom of Madness. Do yourself a big favour and see these live. You will NOT regret it. They're playing some more shows in 2022 so go see them!  


Carrie-Anne Grove.


Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Roxie and Eddie Christmas Show!

 

The Roxie and Eddie Christmas Show on ROX Radio
Join Roxie and Eddie for 90 minutes of metal,mirth and mayhem plus tunes old and new for a cool yule!
https://www.spreaker.com/user/roxradiouk/roxmas-show-21

Friday, December 17, 2021

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Eric Gales Tour Announced plus new album "Crown"

 Eric Gales reclaims his blues crown with new tour and album



Critically acclaimed blues rock guitarist Eric Gales will tour the UK in March and April 2022. Tickets for all dates are available from www.thegigcartel.com. The tour follows the January 28th release of Gales’ forthcoming studio album “Crown” produced by and featuring Joe Bonamassa. The album will be released by Provogue.

Special guest on all shows is celebrated British Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant. Hailed as a national blues treasure,” Bryant recently released his 12th studio album The Rage To Survive via Jazzhaus Records.

Eric Gales takes his rightful place at the head of the blues-rock table as he announces Crown, his career-defining new album. The hotly tipped new studio album finds Eric opening up like never before, sharing his struggles with substance abuse, his hopes about a new era of sobriety and unbridled creativity, and his personal reflections on racism. Five years sober, creatively rejuvenated, and sagely insightful, the songs on Crown are delivered with clarity and feature Eric's personal experiences and hope for positive change. This is Eric at his most boldly vulnerable, uncompromisingly political, and unflinchingly confident.

The first single off the album, the slinky I Want My Crown, opens with a fanfare of elegant lead guitar virtuosity before slipping into a funky groove. Here, with playful bravado, Eric sings about finally getting his due while also admitting his self-sabotaging past. Clean and focused with guitar in hand, he eyes the crown and goes for it, battling powerhouse blues warrior Joe Bonamassa in a Rocky-like epic fight. Triumphant horns spur on the excitement as the pair unleash barrages of jaw-dropping blues-shred with each player’s passages feeling like the final fury of a July 4th fireworks explosion.

Eric Gales is a blues firebrand. Over 30 years and 18 albums, his passion for the music and his boundless desire to keep it vital has never waned, even when his own light dimmed due to his substance struggles. Since 1991, the Memphis-born guitarist has blazed a path reinvigorating the blues with a virtuosity and rock swagger that have him being heralded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix. He was a child prodigy with bottomless talent and fierce determination, and at just 16 years-old released his debut, ‘The Eric Gales Band,’ on Elektra Records.

He’s earned high praise by guitarists’ guitarist and household name axe men such as Joe Bonamassa, Carlos Santana, Dave Navarro, and Mark Tremonti. In addition, he has held his own with some of the greatest guitarists in the world, including Carlos Santana at Woodstock 1994, Zakk Wylde, Eric Johnson, and a posse of others as a featured guest touring with the Experience Hendrix Tour.

Gales’ 2019 album The Bookends was written over a nine-month period, the album was recorded at Recorded at Studio Delux, Van Nuys, California, The Doghouse, Woodland Hills, California, Blakeslee Recording, North Hollywood. Three-time Grammy-nominated and Emmy Award winning vocalist B. Slade appears on two songs, Something’s Gotta Give and bonus track Pedal to the Metal

His 2017 album, Middle of the Road, reached #1 on the iTunes Blues chart and #4 on the Billboard Blues chart. It made Classic Rock Magazine and Total Guitar albums of the year with the latter saying it was “the album that should define his career.” Classic Rock said, “the notes drip from Gales’ fretboard like warm honey”, The Guitar Magazine exclaimed it’s the “the injection of danger and unpredictability that the blues-rock scene desperately needs”, Blues Matters professed “truly the man is blessed”, whilst Powerplay said “the more you listen to it the more the brilliance of Eric Gales becomes apparent.”

Gales’ story is an incredible one, he was a child prodigy and released his debut album The Eric Gales Band in 1991 as a 16-year-old on Elektra Records. It was the first of 10 albums on a major label through a blistering career. He has released 16 studio albums in total ahead of Crown and a host of other collaborations. He has battled drink and drug issues and spent time in jail in 2009 for possession of drugs and a weapon. Gales proudly tells his story every night before every show, now over two years sober he is creating some of the most breath-taking music he has ever made. Talking about his approach to song writing in this time he reflects. “I guess the songs would answer the question more or less, I definitely don’t have anything clouding my view and it’s definitely a much purer place where its coming from.”

MARCH/APRIL 2022 UK TOUR

WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST DANNY BRYANT

TICKETS VIA THEGIGCARTEL.COM

 

Brighton, Concorde 2

Wednesday 23rd March 2022

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286A Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1EN
www.concorde2.co.uk

Dover, The Booking Hall

Thursday 24th March 2022

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Dover CT17 9FE
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London, O2 Academy Islington

Friday 25th March 2022

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16 Parkfield St, The Angel, London N1 0PS
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Southampton, 1865

Saturday 26th March 2022

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Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR
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Bristol, Fleece

Sunday 27th March 2022

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12 St Thomas St, Bristol BS1 6JJ
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Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

Tuesday 29th March 2022

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Masonic Pl, Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5LB
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Bilston, The Robin

Wednesday 30th March 2022

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20 - 28 Mount Pleasant, Wolverhampton, Bilston WV14 7LJ
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Manchester, Academy

Thursday 31st March 2022

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Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR
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Glasgow, Oran Mor

Friday 1st April 2022

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Top of, Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8QX
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Whitley Bay, Playhouse

Saturday 2nd April 2022

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Marine Ave, Whitley Bay NE26 1LZ
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Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Sunday 3rd April 2022

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33 Queen's Rd, Leeds LS6 1NY
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INCOMING! Tara Lynch

 US guitarist, composer, vocalist and songwriter, TARA LYNCH (a.k.a. “Gui-Tara”), has announced 'Evil Enough' US tour dates as special guest with LAST IN LINE in December 2021 and a European tour as special guest of VINNIE MOORE in January/February 2022.



TARA LYNCH says: "Obviously, touring on this album was cut short by the pandemic and I want to be able to hit all territories with Evil Enough before I drop my new material."

US tour dates with LAST IN LINE:

December 2021

Dec 16 - Angola, IN - The Electric Room
Dec 17 - Harrison, OH - The Blue Note Harrison
Dec 18 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop

EUROPEAN tour dates as special guest of VINNIE MOORE:

January 2022

JAN 13 LET IT BEER - ROME, ITALY
JAN 15 IL PEOCIO - TROFARELLO, ITALY
JAN 16 BLUESIANA - VELDEN, AUSTRIA
JAN 17 DÜRER KERT - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
JAN 18 BLUE NOTE - NOVE MESTO, SLOVAKIA
JAN 19 REIGEN LIVE - VIENNA, AUSTRIA
JAN 20 BOUNTY ROCK CAFÈ - OLOMOUC, CZECH REPUBLIC
JAN 21 KINO REGIS - BOCHNIA, POLAND
JAN 22 STARY DOM - DOMECKO, POLAND
JAN 23 BERGKELLER - REICHENBACH, GERMANY
JAN 24 MEISENFREI - BREMEN, GERMANY
JAN 26 7ER CLUB -MANNHEIM, GERMANY
JAN 27 Q-FACTORY - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
JAN 28 CACAOFABRIK - HELMOND, NETHERLANDS
JAN 29 ZIK ZAK - ITTRE, BELGIUM
JAN 30 SOUTH OF HEAVEN - BILZEN, BELGIUM

February 2022

FEB 02 HIRSCH - METZINGEN-GLEMS, GERMANY
FEB 04 DOWNTOWN - HAMBURG, GERMANY
FEB 05 LOUHISALI - ESPOO, FINLAND

Musicians with as many talents as Tara Lynch (nickname: “Gui-Tara”) are a rare find. The American multi-instrumentalist sings, plays the electric and the acoustic guitar, as well as the bass, drums and piano, in addition to composing her own material from an early age. At the same time, she enjoys an excellent reputation among her colleagues and not only deployed her own skills on her current album Evil Enough but was supported by international stars such as Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio)Tony MacAlpinePhil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol)Mark Boals (Dokken/Yngwie Malmsteen, Ted Nugent)Brent Woods (Vince Neil/Sebastian Bach)Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) and Björn Englen (Quiet Riot/Yngwie Malmsteen) as guest musicians. “They all welcomed the opportunity to play the songs I wrote and each guest put their own special vibe and feeling into each track, making them sound just perfect!”

And indeed Tara Lynch has succeeded in recording an outstanding rock album in Evil Enough, which – despite the renowned guest contributions – focuses mainly on her expressive voice, her intelligent, elegant guitar style and her mature songwriting. Says Tara: “I prefer to think of the guitar as a form of art and not just a tool to create music with, which is why there are four instrumental tracks on Evil Enough. My musical taste varies widely, and though I’m a huge fan of the instrumental guitar genre, my favourite bands have a vocalist and a guitarist that really takes advantage of melodies and not just pure shred.”

For this reason Lynch, who has studied with Steve Vai (Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Black Country Communion, Joe Bonamassa), among others, relies primarily on inspiration and instinct, despite her accomplished technical skill: “What you hear is exactly what comes out of me without any pre-programmed ideas. I have lived quite a colourful life thus far and have lots of things to talk about, so when I write my music I just say it like it is. I do the same with my guitar playing. I’m not out there to impress anybody, just to tell my story and hope that people enjoy what they hear and can even relate.” And that’s exactly what she’s achieved in all ten songs on Evil Enough. Care for some examples? ‘Antidote’ is the first single and official music video released from the album. Tara: “This track tells the story of an all too familiar situation for a lot of people where the one closest to them hurts them so much that they resort to welcoming the company of others as an antidote.”

In March/April 2019, Tara embarked on her EVIL ENOUGH TOUR in the UK & Ireland as special guest of UFO where the crowds filled each and every venue to capacity to see Tara open each night, which is very unusual for an opener! The tour was a great success.

In October 2019, TARA continued her EVIL ENOUGH TOUR joining the ranks of artists Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Queensryche and many more, rockin’ the high seas on the MEGADETH MEGACRUISE where she put on her touring show and also participated in a Q&A and artist/cruiser jam session.

November 2019 through February 2020 saw Tara continue her EVIL ENOUGH TOUR in the USA (as special guest of Last In Line) right up until the pandemic lockdowns which brought touring to a halt around the world for the remainder of 2020 through half of 2021.
 
Once the pandemic lockdowns were lifted and live shows resumed, Tara Lynch came back out to headline the HeartSupport stage in September 2021 at the sold out Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, Virginia where 160,000 tickets were sold.
 
Beginning mid-December 2021 Tara Lynch resumes her EVIL ENOUGH TOUR both in the USA (as special guest of Last In Line) and in Europe in 2022 (as special guest of Vinnie Moore).
 
www.taralynch.com
www.facebook.com/TaraLynchOfficial

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

INCOMING! Sartori

 

Satori "Dragons Fire"


The epic full length is nine tracks of neo-classical power metal that are melodic,

technical, and progressive. Led by main composer and guitarist Andy Sartori, with

vocalist Scott Board, drummer Dino Castano and bassist Rod Viquez, the band sets 

the mood for something more than just singing over music.

With grandiose instrumentals and heroic vocals, Sartori creates complex, melodic

tunes that command attention. They are heavily influenced by classical baroque music,

so the band stands as the symphony behind Andy Sartori as the ‘maestro’. What sets

these guys apart from other bands is their music composition. Andy Sartori explains

further:

“We use a lot of arrangements that you won’t find any other bands doing. Lots of

vocals, lots of guitar quartets, duets, and harmony arrangements. My writing is based

on positive vibes, positive lyric content, no criticism, no anger, and I write sometimes

about spiritual content in the matter of being a better human and about life

experiences, personal and in general along with influence from movies and stories I

enjoy... sometimes."

Today, in preview to the album's release, Sartori is sharing the title track and first

single "Dragon's Fire" at the following links:

Visualizer - https://youtu.be/K4JGyxThqTo

Spotify - https://spoti.fi/30FTvMf

Album Pre-order - https://bit.ly/DragonsFire_CD

Digital pre-save - https://bfan.link/Sartori-Dragon-s-fire

Band Line Up:

- Andy A Sartori: Guitars

- Scott Board: Vocals

- Rod Viquez: Bass

- Dino Castano: Drums

Track Listing:

1. Evil Hearts (3:02)

2. One Distant Heart (3:57)

3. From Hell To Heaven (4:10)

4. Little Aria In G Major (Instrumental) (0:37)

5. Devil In Disguise (3:54)

6. Through The Eyes of My Soul (3:48)

7. Castles of Lost Souls (Instrumental) (4:18)

8. Battles In The Distant Lands (3:42)

9. Dragon's Fire (2:57)

Album Length: 30:30

Album Credits:

- Mixed and engineered by Joe Demaio at Shorefire Recording Studios, Long Branch, NJ

- Drums Recorded and Mixed by Giuseppe Di Giola and Dino Castano at Valentino

Recording Studios, Puglia - Italy

- Mastered by Leon Zervos at Studio 301, Sidney - Australia.

- Art Cover by Antonella Troiano.

- All songs composed and written by Andy A. Sartori in cooperation with Dino Castano,

Scott Board and Rod Viquez

- Produced by Andy A. Sartori.

- 2007/2021 All Rights Reserved.

Quick Fact:

Leadman, Andy Anderson Sartori was born in Brazil with Italian roots and has lived all

over the globe, including London and now the United States. His sound is universal and

has recorded music from England to Brazil. Andy Sartori's music is also very popular in

Japan. His biggest influence is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.


For more info:

Rockshots.eu

Facebook.com/Sartori-207460432645058/



INCOMING! Gods of Decay

 


 

GODS OF DECAY Delve Deep Into Their ‘Collective Psychosis’

Collective Psychosis, the first full-length album by the Tokyo-based post-grunge/gothic metal band, Gods Of Decay is an eclectic interlacing of genres, styles, sounds, noises, images, ideas and words. As the guitarist and composer Frost explains, the band’s goal is doing something that no one has done before and he believes that Gods of Decay has managed to achieve individuality and originality the band has been striving for.

“When I’m writing songs, I always focus on the melody in the first place. I tried my best to make all the 13 songs on this album to be as different as possible, be it melody-, rhythm- or even noise-wise. The atmosphere of the album is dark and haunting, revealing the inner darkness of human beings,” – Frost says.

Frost’s heavy and aggressive guitar riffs and raw noise are intertwined with soft beautiful melody lines accompanied by the songs’ digital “heartbeats” which give them a sensuous edge, and an eerie sampling composed by bassist Yorke who joined the band recently. Yorke’s sampling stands out the most in Self-Castigation (SE), the album’s opening track, that unveils the dimension that Gods Of Decay create for themselves and for their listeners. Anna pays homage to her love for modernist literature by partially reciting Baudelaire’s poetry in Self-Castigation (SE) which sets the theme for the rest of the album’s lyrics: a thoughtful exploration of the flawed essence of human beings and the reality they create around them.

“My lyrics reflect the ugly things a human can do and the disgusting traits one can possess. They are a warning to myself: this is who I do not want to turn into, but at the same time I turn my lyrics into a safe haven for my psyche: it is here that I can safeguard my soul. But the lyrics aren’t directed entirely inward. They are very much directed outside, into the world. Above all, they are the critique of the crazy world and society we live in. I went all the way down into the pit of despair and came back seeing things for what they are and this is the story that I share with those who listen. Gods Of Decay’s lyrics are both our malediction and our benediction to the world,” – the vocalist Anna shares.

Gods Of Decay is a thoughtful band, it’s not only about the sound but also about the meaning they seek to convey. There is not a note, not a word in Collective Psychosis that’s there by chance.

“On this album we scattered a myriad of shards of meaningfulness lost in the abyss of absurdity of our day and age. We hid them with metaphors and double entendre and we hope that our listeners enjoy the “treasure hunt” on their journey through the mesmerizingly sinister spaces that make up the world of Gods Of Decay. Seek, and ye shall find.” – Anna invites.

Collective Psychosis | Released December 7th, 2021 via Sliptrick Records

Track Listing:
01. Self-Castigation (SE) | 02. Collective Psychosis | 03. Metamorphosis | 04. Plague | 05. A Hypocrite’s Anathema | 06. Burn Out | 07. Per Aspera | 08. Suffocate You | 09. Malleus Maleficarum | 10. Controlled Mindfuck | 11. Forbidden Fruit | 12. 8th Circle Of Hell | 13. Rain & Gunpowder

All lyrics written by Anna, all music composed by Frost/Anna | Programming by Yorke
Artwork – Vera Ermak | Photographer – Chiroline Evil
Mastering – Ihito Harasawa | Mixing – Frost

Guest musicians:
KAOЯI (from PARADOXX / GEL) – Guitar on track 2
PePe (from ASURA) – Drums on tracks 2, 7
Kose (from AzabuSmith) – Guitar & Bass on track 7

Gods Of Decay are:
Anna – Vocals | Frost – Guitar | Yorke – Bass

Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick

 

Sunday, December 5, 2021

In Conversation....Paul Shortino

 

In the first of a new series, ROX TV presents an in-depth conversation with

rock vocalist and legend, Paul Shortino.

Famous for his work in Rough Cutt, King Kobra, Quiet Riot and much more,,

Paul talks candidly and uncut about his career and his views on rock and the world in general. This is Paul Shortino without boundaries and censorship!

For more info: https://paulshortino.com/


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Friday, December 3, 2021

This week's edition of The Roxie Show on ROX Show




 The Roxie Show on ROX Radio

3 December 2021

2 hours of rock and metal from 60s to present day!
Plus all the latest ROX news and cool stuff.
New edition every Friday

THIS WEEKS SHOW...!

https://www.spreaker.com/user/10954734/roxie-show-3-december-2021

Skid Row - Youth Gone Wild
Blue Murder - Blue Murder
Raven - Battlescarred
When Rivers Meet - Battleground
Daxx and Roxanne - Give It Time
Rainbow - Eyes of the World (original master)
Todd La Torre - Hellbound and Down
Save The Noize 2
David Bowie - Black Tie White Noise (2021 remaster)
UFO - Natural Thing

Tour news

The Alive - High on You
Driver's License - Feelin Fine
Yngwie J Malmsteen - Bedroom Eyes
David Lee Roth - Filthy Little Mouth

News and special dates

Zelbo - Fame and Fortune
Lacuna Coil - Reckless
Victory - Dying in Your Arms
Dio - Rock n Roll Children
Alice in Chains - Them Bones
Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
Joe Bonamassa - Time Clocks
John Lennon - Imagine (Ultimate mix)

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