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The Web ROCKWiRED
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DECEMBER 8, 2017
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http://www.rockwired.com/CapitalORed.jpgkay, we're at it again! With the absence of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE, we here at ROCKWIRED.COM are filling that void by re-launching our podcast series ROCK SHOW. Back in late-August, the show was launched as a means of complimenting our monthly magazine  by featuring music and interview excerpts from the bands who  have been featured on the site and the magazine. With ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE on an indefinite hiatus we felt it important to bring back ROCK SHOW as a weekly show featuring all new music and interview excerpts with the bands and artists behind the music. On the latest edition of ROCK SHOW, we feature music from SILVERTUNG, RED VELVET CRUSH, MANHIGH, JANGLING SPARROWS and JACOB CADE.
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DECEMBER 6, 2017

ROCKWiRED NOTES: MANHiGH
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http://www.rockwired.com/ManhighPic.jpghttp://www.rockwired.com/CapitalIRed.jpg got GABRIEL GAMBINO going in a recent phone conversation when I described the sound of his new band MANHIGH as QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE on peyote. The man knows me well enough to know that such a comparison from me comes from the heart. For the past seven years, I've come to know GAMBINO as the front man of the alt-rock band THROW THE TEMPLE and have seen the band's evolution from demo makers into a serious touring band (one of the few out of Albuquerque these days) with an LP (ANYWAY BUT DOWN from 2015) that had the potential to go the distance. This was a band that seemed determined to break out of the Duke City and make a dent in the world of active rock sharing the touring stage with bands like ACIDIC. Mysteriously, the band ceased operations and  despite my prying GAMBINO has been tight-lipped as to the reasons for the demise.

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DECEMBER 5, 2017

MUSiC ViDEO BLAST: eM
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http://www.rockwired.com/SomebodySometimes.jpghttp://www.rockwired.com/eM.jpgis that rare artist in the realm of electronic music that boasts the very earnestness and spark of artists such as  KATE BUSH, MADONNA and SINEAD O'CONNOR. On eM's official facebook page she lists these artists as influences and you can hear it in her signature hypnotic style. Having sung since the age of six, this chanteuse from Melbourne Australia has applied her voice to such musical endeavors as choirs, rock bands, acoustic duos and working with djs. Her voice can do anything but int he past few years, the pulsating sounds of electronica are where she is most comfortable these days. Already, she has given us something to look forward to in the coming year with her forthcoming EP SOMEBODY SOMETIMES. The roll out is planned for January 11th and eM is confident in the material she will be presenting. "I feel I am a unique artist and with each release I evolve, better and bolder." says eM "I love getting feedback good or bad. I'm not out to please people but if they love a track, I am happy! This EP flows really well from start to finish, I am hoping people pick up on that." Preceding the release is the haunting A WORLD OF POSSIBLE and it's simple-yet-striking video. 

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DECEMBER 4, 2017
ROCKWiRED NOTES: JACOB CADE
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http://www.rockwired.com/WhatsYourProblem.jpghttp://www.rockwired.com/CapitalHRed.jpgitting the road with a band like BOBAFLEX is a big deal in the active rock world. In fact it's one hell of a glory gig, especially for a lean mean 19 year old kid who knows a thing or two about looking good wielding an ax and playing the shit out of it. Young men getting swept up in the rock n roll lifestyle has historically made for some exciting , salacious adventures filled with women, adulation and drugs. Somewhere in that mess is rock n roll. The temptations are many in that lifestyle but we've got every confidence that JACOB CADE can resist the excesses and temptations and maintain the upward trajectory that he is on. At 19, CADE is already an artist with past. He has two albums behind him and is now on the verge of releasing his latest EP HUNGER in the coming year. This forthcoming release marks a shift in creative approach as CADE gets a little help in the songwriting department from the likes of RACHEL BOLAN of SKID ROW and LZZY HALE of HALESTORM along with producer MICHAEL WAGENER behind the recording console. Preceding the release of the EP is the punchy first single WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?

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NOVEMBER 29, 2017
MUSiC ViDEO BLAST: RED VELVET CRUSH
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http://www.rockwired.com/CapitalB.jpgehind the band RED VELVET CRUSH is the steely determination of it's frontwoman JILLIAN RISCOE. Nothing has been able to deter this young woman from living the rock n roll dream. We first became acquainted with her back in 2009 when she was a solo artist plugging her self titled solo album. Many spend their lives in rock band after rock band and eventually find their voice as a solo artist, but RISCOE felt that having a band was the way to go. Along with guitarist and co-songwriter DANIEL MENDALA, she formed RED VELVET CRUSH and let the world in on their dynamic approach to music. Is it rock with a pop sensibility or is it pop with a rock n roll attitude? It's hard to care about what order it goes in when you've got something this catchy. RED VELVET CRUSH released their debut EP SMOKE AND MIRRORS in 2013 and are now knee deep in the promotion of their follow up EP CRYSTAL CLEAR which takes their hard driving pop rock sensibilities a giant step forward as evidenced by their latest single and music video STATE OF EMERGENCY.

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NOVEMBER 28, 2017
DAMNiT GiLLEY: THE CHROMA DiViDE
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http://www.rockwired.com/CapitalTOrange.jpgHE CHROMA DIVIDE, how did you come up with the bands name and how long have you been together?
NICK:
We came up with the name amongst a few others. This one just kind of felt right. We like to blend different genres, kind of like colors in a painting. Each individual part stands on its own, but together it comes together as one. And that's what we are trying to accomplish. Establishing our own sound, but doing it our own way.

Tell me a bit about yourselves, how did all of you meet and group together to form the band?
CAMERON: We're from small town CHINA GROVE, NC. We've all played together in some capacity. This is the first time we've all been together in the same project though. We just got tired of trying to fit a certain genre. We wanted to make our music, and create our own sound. We've been overwhelmed by the support we've gotten. It's really motivating us to push our own limits and create something spectacular.
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NOVEMBER 28, 2017

ROCKWiRED REViEW: RUMBLE - THE iNDiANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
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http://www.rockwired.com/RumblePoster.jpghttp://www.rockwired.com/CapitalT.jpghe roll out and subsequent universal acclaim for the documentary film RUMBLE - THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD couldn't have come at a worse time for me. ROCKWIRED's supplemental publication ROCK IS RED MAGAZINE - which covered American Indian and first Nations contemporary music - was going under and seemed to signal the demise of our monthly publication ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE. News of this brand new documentary seemed like a ray of hope for me as an American Indian music journalist. I wanted to reach out to REZOLUTION PRODUCTIONS - the team behind the documentary film - and get their story on the pages of ROCKWIRED. Numerous interview requests were sent to REZOLUTION and the film's directors CATHERINE BAINBRIDGE and ALFONSO MAIORANA, only to be  greeted by radio silence. Was this any way to treat the first American Indian-owned rock music publication?
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NOVEMBER 26, 2017

ROCKWiRED SPECiAL FEATURE: TiNA TURNER
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http://www.rockwired.com/TinaTurnerBirthday.jpghttp://www.rockwired.com/CapitalW.jpgeary are we as a publication in bringing up the dearth of female voices in rock these days. We could say that what we need is another rock n roll hero like the woman born ANNA MAE BULLOCK in an unincorpated township in Tennessee called Nutbush, but you'd roll your eyes at the pun, as you are probably doing now, and thinking "There isn't gonna be another TINA TURNER." Who needs another TINA TURNER when we've still got the  real thing walking this green earth?  Retired, happily married and living in Switzerland, TURNER has boasted one of those few musical careers that have reached legendary proportions and had the sort of biblical backstory worthy of CECIL B. DEMILLE's TEN COMMANDMENTS. Forget the Old Testament stuff. The unwanted sharecroppers daughter from the backwoods of Tennessee made her way to St. Louis where she became enthralled with local music star IKE TURNER and his KINGS OF RHYTHM. It turned out the little girl from Nutbush had one hell of a RAY CHARLES growl  and soon found herself at the center of the action. With that voice, BULLOCK cut the single A FOOL IN LOVE and the TINA TURNER (a name inspired by the amazonian heroine SHEENA QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE) persona was born. As a duo, IKE AND TINA TURNER enjoyed sporadic success on the charts with such classics as their high octane rendition of PROUD MARY to the all out ruckus of NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS, but it was their blistering live set that put them in a class all by themselves. And of course there is  the dark matter of the violent marriage that TINA found herself in with IKE. Years of abuse came to an end of July 4, 1976 when following a bloody brawl with IKE, TINA walked away with 36 cents to her name and a resolve to take on the world on her own terms. Years of financial and professional struggle followed but the world would soon find out that TINA TURNER was a fighter. That fighting spirit proved useful when putting together a solo music career that would defy the odds of race and age. The often times elusive second act proved to more successful than the first go around and came complete with multi-platinum albums, record-breaking sell out tours, eight GRAMMY wins and a movie about the woman's life in which the actress playing her  (ANGELA BASSETT) was nominated for an OSCAR. Now there is talk about a musical coming to the WEST END stage.

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NOVEMBER 20, 2017
ROCKWiRED NOTES: JANGLiNG SPARROWS
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http://www.rockwired.com/140Nickels.jpghttp://www.rockwired.com/CapitalW.jpgith the release of  140 NICKELS by the roots americana band JANGLING SPARROWS, front man and songwriter PAUL EDELMAN has found himself in an exciting place creatively. Music making, even in these lean musical times, is a painstaking art that comes with an equally painstaking process. With all of the work that goes into creating songs, it's easy to forget that one needs to make some money and more importantly - connect with an audience.  On 140 NICKELS, we don't feel that EDELEMAN and the JANGLING SPARROWS will have any trouble connecting with an audience that is hungry for music that speaks to the good, bad and ugly that goes with the dodgy territory of love and life. EDELMAN is a committed pro both vocally and on the lead sheets and proves, even in a time when music is a taken-for-granted commodity, that there are troubadours out there that are worth the time and attention given to such dearly departed rockers as TOM PETTY.  File the album 140 NICKELS somewhere in between PETTY'S WILDFLOWERS and JOHN HIATT's BRING THE FAMILY.

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NOVEMBER 17, 2017
ROCKWiRED NOTES:
ELANTRiS

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http://www.rockwired.com/ThisSacrifice.jpghttp://www.rockwired.com/CapitalW.jpge have to admire the creative gumption of ELANTRIS. The Lisbon, Ohio-based band, formerly known as BLACKTHORNE, boast a sound that is described as 'symphonic' metal powered by the high octane vocal perofrmances of  front man THOMAS ULLOM and front woman LINDSAY VICTORIA KETCHUM. Giving the band it's symphonic flourish is keyboardist MARK LIBER, who put down the guitar when the band band changed it's name and got lost in the endless sounds and textures that were available to him through the keys. Yes, these guys got a whole lot more ambitious with their heavy metal, but according to MARK LIBER finding the audience proved challenging until the band did what ever band does to survive in these lean musical times - hit the road. At the time of this interview, ELANTRIS was on the road, performing their ambitious musical set before audiences who like their metal to be more theatrical and  sonically nuanced. This live set is largely informed by the reformed/retooled band's debut album THIS SACRIFICE. The self-produced catalog of epic heavy metal mastery isn't for casual listening. This opus is a musical journey worthy of HOMER featuring such standout performances as CAPTIVATE and SEAS OF TORMENT.

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NOVEMBER 9, 2017
ROCKWiRED SPECiAL FEATURE: FRONT  & CENTER 2017

http://www.rockwired.com/FrontAndCenter2017Heading.jpg http://www.rockwired.com/CapitalTRed.jpghe Autumn season has always been an important one for ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE. Not only is it the time of year that we roll out our KICKING AX list. We also roll out our FRONT & CENTER list which highlights our publication's favorite front men in rock. For the better part of rock n roll's illustrious history, the music has always benefited from the kinetic energy created between a lead singer and a guitar player. Look at MICK JAGGER and KEITH RICHARDS. Consider ROBERT PLANT and JIMMY PAGE. Or how about ANN and NANCY WILSON? We could go on and on. This year's FRONT & CENTER list heavily compliments the list of guitarists in the KICKING AX feature and according to editor-in-chief BRIAN LUSH, it's one of life's happy little accidents. " There is a lot of cross-pollination between the two lists. " says LUSH "But that speaks to the chemistry generated by these bands. It's that very chemistry that keeps rock n roll going despite all the times that someone like GENE SIMMONS has declared it dead."
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NOVEMBER 8, 2017

ROCKWiRED NOTES: ALARM FOR WAR
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http://www.rockwired.com/EnemiesOfTheState.jpghttp://www.rockwired.com/CapitalW.jpghen I spoke with BUGGY, the thirteen year old rapper fronting the band ALARM FOR WAR, it was the 16th anniversary of 9/11. I have gotten used to feeling old when I speak with some of these bands and artists that have been profiled on ROCKWIRED throughout the years, but there was something that unsettled me about this young subject. BUGGY, a kid from Crystal, Minnesota, never lived in a world before 9/11 so the chaos and the dysfunction that he addresses on his rambunctious debut EP ENEMIES OF THE STATE is coming from a very real place.  What better way for  a young man to vent his frustrations and deliver a message of "hope and truth" than the blistering sound of rapcore metal? Is this beyond his years? Could be, but in an age when many believe that the youth of American grow up too damn fast, maybe an EP like ENEMIES OF THE STATE has dropped at just the right time. Engineered by BRIAN BART (LOGIC RECORDINGS), edited and mixed by GRAMMY winner JR. McNEELY and mastered by BRAD BLACKWOOD, ENEMIES OF THE STATE showcases the band's potent musical chops and BUGGY's lethal sense of rhyme and vocal prowess. With a starting point like this, BUGGY's career could go anywhere. Let's just hop that the young man's idealism stays intact.
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NOVEMBER 3, 2017

FOR iMMEDiATE RELEASE: JACOB CADE
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here is a new name about to burst on the rock scene, that mixes the styles of LED ZEPPELIN and GUNS N' ROSES - and that name is JACOB CADE. :Energetic rock n' roll with a modern twist" is how this singer/guitarist/band leader from Colorado likes to describe his music. And from late November through early December, rock fans in the northeast will be able to get a glimpse of this talented performer, as he will be opening shows for BOBAFLEX.

"I am so stoked to be going on the road with BOBAFLEX," says CADE. "This will be the first experience for me being out and playing every night. I can't imagine how much fun I will have. Sort of a mini-dream come true! I'm jumping in circles right now. Fans should expect the band and I to come out and give it all we've got. It's going to be an energy filled, in your face, kick ass piece of entertainment. I guarantee whoever comes to see us will be mind blown." 
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NOVEMBER 1, 2017

DAMNiT GiLLEY: POLARiTY
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hings have been very eventful for POLARITY with the release of ACTION POTENTIAL not too long ago, how would you describe your emotions both going into the album and it's release? 
It's certainly been one hell of a roller coaster ride. Overall a great learning and memorable experience. Initially starting off with feeling excited and hopeful to finally just a feeling of satisfaction and relief. It did take alot longer than we expected it to with regards to production time. Fortunately we feel it was definitely worth the long wait!
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OCTOBER 30, 2017

DAMNiT GiLLEY: HORROR FiLM DiRECTOR SHANT HAMASSiAN
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IGHT OF THE SLASHER was released to a lot of critical acclaim, where does it stand now a year later in 2017?  
At this point, NIGHT OF THE SLASHER has been selected in over 185 festivals, has won over 50 awards, and has become OSCAR eligible. The short film premiered as a VIMEO STAFF PICK (the first horror film to do so on that site), and featured as SHORT OF THE WEEK, and FILMSHORTAGE. The short film online is still growing and slowly reaching half a million views cumulatively across all platforms including VIMEO, FACEBOOK, and YOUTUBE. I still receive emails from festivals and events to showcase screenings of it! 

Since NIGHT OF THE SLASHER, do you have any other projects that you have been working on or are you working to piece together a feature length film? 
NIGHT OF THE SLASHER was always a proof-of-concept for a feature film, but right now, the developments on that are under wraps.
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OCTOBER 30, 2017

ROCKWiRED.COM'S ROCK SHOW: ROGER CAPPS

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t the core of a every kick ass rock band is a strong, sturdy bass player and they don't get stronger and sturdier than ROGER CAPPS. For ten years, he laid down one mean four string in support of that GRAMMY-winning rock n roll coloratura PAT BENATAR. This guy goes all the way back that woman's cabaret singing days as part of the jazz quartet COXON'S ARMY in Richmond, Virginia. When BENATAR was getting too big for RICHMOND she moved to New York City to pursue that often times elusive rock n roll dream, and invited CAPPS with her to help develop a sound that was going to capture the ears of a record company and get this woman's career to the next level. CAPPS and BENATAR developed an electrifying night club act at the comedy club CATCH A RISING STAR and caught the ears of the big boys at CHRYSALIS RECORDS. Before anyone could blink, BENATAR was signed and the woman's rock n roll vision came to fruition thanks to NEIL GIRALDO - a young hot shot guitar player fresh off of a recording and touring gig with RICK DERRINGER. As the bass player in BENATAR's band, CAPPS traveled the world, co-wrote such tracks as HELL IS FOR CHILDREN and played on all of BENATAR's platinum albums IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1979), CRIMES OF PASSION (1980), PRECIOUS TIME (1981), GET NERVOUS (1982), LIVE FROM EARTH (1983) and TROPICO (1984).
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OCTOBER 29, 2017

DAMNiT GiLLEY: HORROR FiLM DiRECTOR TYLER HALL
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YLER HALL start off by telling me about yourself. What made you want to get into the movie industry?
My upbringing was fairly normal other than the amount of horror films my parents allowed me to watch and what age I watched them at. The earliest memory I have watching a horror film was when I was 5 years old sitting on my Father's lap. I remember a dark endless tunnel, sounds of the undead echoing about and a cold loud shatter of a firearm. You guessed it, my first horror movie I ever watched was GEORGE A. ROMERO'S "DAY OF THE DEAD". After that first encounter with a true horror film, I was completely hooked. Like most kids, I loved HALLOWEEN and truly anticipated the holiday each year. I remember my mom always helping me piece together my costumes instead of buying them at the store because store bought costumes weren't creative enough for me. I always wanted to be something completely different then all my other friends and to be quite honest, I was very competitive. During my Highschool years the faculty would hold a homecoming week costume contest each year and I would be brainstorming ideas for my costume weeks in advance. I needed to entertain and I wanted my costumes to be good and better than the ones I had created in the past. I won every year. I guess that's where a lot of my creative side comes from though, I guess it all comes from my mom. Her and I would stay up for hours making different Halloween props and costumes. I really think my adolescence and love for the holiday really sparked my interest in becoming a filmmaker. I just couldn't imagine a better and more unique childhood. 
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OCTOBER 24, 2017

ROCKWiRED NOTES: FELiX Y LOS GATOS
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http://www.rockwired.com/CapitalIRed.jpgn recent years, Albuquerque, New Mexico has become the land of BREAKING BAD and BETTER CALL SAUL. As one who lives in the "Duke City",I feel  it's better to be known for two bad-ass televsions shows than it is the place where BUGS BUNNY forgot to make a left turn.  This dry, arid, mountainous setting is on the map in a big way when it comes to televsion production, but I always felt that the music scene here deserved just as much attention. Maybe the lack of exposure speaks to the fact that there are no music scenes in the age of the internet and social media, but that hasn't stopped FELIX PERALTA  from making a decent penny making and performing music here and throughout the country. He and accordion player D.B. GOMEZ form the creative core of FELIX Y LOS GATOS - a musical act with a sound as wide and expansive as the American Southwest. Covering a wide range of sound from blues, bluegrass and zydeco, FELIX Y LOS GATOS have been an in-demand live act in the Land of Entrapment and beyond. In the coming year,  the band is set to release their forthcoming album which they've recorded at the legendary BLUE CAT STUDIOS in San Antonio (days before Hurricane Harvey struck the region). The new album will mark the band's evolution from troubadours-for-hire to full fleged recording artists with an enviable sense of musicality and  a mission to bring their distinctive Southwest sound to a much broader listening public.

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OCTOBER 23, 2017
ROCKWiRED'S 30 MOMENTS: PAT BENATAR
http://www.rockwired.com/PatBenatarHeading.jpg http://www.rockwired.com/PatBenatarInsert.jpghttp://www.rockwired.com/CapitalIRed.jpgn an era filled with the so-pop-it-ain't-country glamour of TAYLOR SWIFT and the quirky, cheeky stylings of KATY PERRY, it's hard to believe that there was a time when women who sang hard rock once topped the charts. Acts like the female-fronted HEART, the playful, powerchord approach of JOAN JETT and the ethereal STEVIE NICKS have had their day in the upper reaches of the charts and all of those women have made it into the ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME. (NICKS was inducted as a member of FLEETWOOD MAC) The one woman who hasn't even made it onto the "to be considered" list is a four-time GRAMMY winner with seven platinum albums to her credit. And she was the first female artist on MTV. Yes, PAT BENATAR, the woman with a four-octave range, stuck it to the rock n roll boy's club with a sound that was forceful and feminine and evidence of her infleunce on the firmament of hard rock is felt today with such standards as HEARTBREAKER, HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT, HELL IS FOR CHILDREN, FIRE AND ICE, LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD and WE BELONG still permeating the airwaves through classic rock radio. With a track record like this, it's a surprise to us that this dame didn't make it into the HALL OF FAME ten years ago. But with some of the decidedly non-rock n roll entrants of recent years, it has us wondering if that HALL OF FAME racket even deserves the name "rock n roll".
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OCTOBER 22, 2017

DAMNiT GiLLEY: TESTAROSSA
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ESTAROSSA, you were formerly known as GRACEFUL REGRET. What brought about the name change?
We had a slight personnel change as well as a slight change in vision for the band. Things have gotten so heavy and uptight in both the world and and the music scene lately, we decided we wanted to create music and a vibe to combat that. We are a brazen, unashamed, simplistic, rock-n-roll party band. We want people to have a good time at our shows, not hear us sing songs about how bad our home life is and how our parents are making us get jobs. The TESTAROSSA is one of the sexiest cars made during the decadent 80's. That's the vibe we are going for, sexy and decadent. It's ironically very new and refreshing in today's scene. Funny thing is, FACEBOOK wouldn't let us change our band name for over a month because they claimed we were misleading people (whatever that means). It was a major ordeal.
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OCTOBER 18, 2017

ROCKWiRED NiTE OUT - SOCiAL DiSTORTiON
http://www.rockwired.com/SocialDistortionHeading.jpg http://www.rockwired.com/CapitalAOrange.jpgFEW MONTHS SHY OF THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY, FULLERTON PUNKERS SOCIAL DISTORTION COME THROUGH ABQ. ON THEIR SUMMER 2017 TOUR. It had been a long time since SOCIAL DISTORTION had come through Albuquerque. Long enough that I had pretty much thought that short of my going to some 3-day festival in Milwaukee or some damn place to catch a 30-minute set, my hope of seeing the legendary punkers was out of the question, forever to be put in that category of acts I never got to see. Fortunately for myself and many others like me, I was wrong, and on September 6th I finally had my chance.
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OCTOBER 16, 2017

ROCKWiRED SPECiAL FEATURE: KiCKiNG AX 2017
http://www.rockwired.com/KickingAx2017Heading.jpg http://www.rockwired.com/DaveBatesKickAx.jpghttp://www.rockwired.com/CapitalEOrange.jpgvery October, for five years now, ROCKWIRED.COM has given props to the seminal instrument in rock n roll and to the men and women who pick one up and play the hell out of it. This year, ROCKWIRED has picked twenty such ax-wielders who are doing their duty in keeping rock n roll alive and kicking. This annual list never comes easily and ROCKWIRED's editor-in-chief BRIAN LUSH is pleased with this year's list and the wide range of sounds, textures and tones from each of these most valued players. "Every year is different" says LUSH "Some names are very familiar to thsi list and some are brand spanking new. Not only does this list celebrate all of the pomp and theatricality that comes with being a guitarist in a rock band, but speaks to the musicality and the determination of each of these players. I'm super excited by this list of musicians that we have come up with for 2017."
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OCTOBER 11, 2017

ROCKWiRED Q&A: MiLiTiA VOX
http://www.rockwired.com/MilitiaVoxHeading.jpg http://www.rockwired.com/MilitiaVoxAOM.jpghttp://www.rockwired.com/CapitalLOrange.jpget's face it. THe LP is a dying art in an age where attention spans are limited to memes, tweets and two-minute STAR WARS trailers. And lets not even bring up the roll out for an LP. These days, you've got to make a massive impression with a single and a music video and goth rock siren MILITIA VOX has done so with her latest offering NYCTOPHILIA, a dark exploration into the human psyche and it's ability to haunt the streets late at night. Thematically, the moody single recalls the creepy, crawly theatricality of ALICE COOPER's WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE and the showmanship and hellbent delivery of SIOUXSIE SIOUX of SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES. Both the single and video have earned the woman raves from such sites as AFROPUNK.COM and have proven that the singer - famed for her vocal prowess for the JUDAS PRIEST tribute band JUDAS PRIEST - has a delivery and an artistry that is all her own.
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OCTOBER 10, 2017

ROCKWiRED Q&A: BOBAFLEX
http://www.rockwired.com/Bobaflex2017Heading.jpg http://www.rockwired.com/EloquentDemons.jpghttp://www.rockwired.com/CapitalAOrange.jpgnyone who says that rock n roll is dead ain't listening to the right bands. In a time when everyone is watching what they say in fear of retaliation from folks who spend way too much time on social media, you've got rock bands out there that are letting it all hang out in a way that's gonna get them some backlash from this group of people or that group of people, and a band like BOBAFLEX is leading the pack. Truth be told, these guys have been in the game since the turn of the century, so we're talking over seventeen years-plus of sex, drugs and the very music everyone claims is dead. There is is no posing here. The rabble-rousing is genetic. The band's founders - the brothers McCOY (lead singer MARTY and guitarist SHAUN) are direct descendants of the McCOY family famed for their epic feud with the HATFIELDS back in the 19th century. Family history aside, the band BOBAFLEX have proven time and time again that they are survivors in a music business that's been pumping everything it's got into pop tarts and pretty boys instead of anything with balls attached to it. A testimonial to the band's fighting spirit is their latest album ELOQUENT DEMONS.
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OCTOBER 9, 2017

ROCKWiRED SPECiAL FEATURE:
http://www.rockwired.com/PumpingIronFirstPage.jpg With a movie like PUMPING IRON, the GEORGE BUTLER documentary that broke bodybuilding and ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER into the mainstream, you see some heart on display, but you also see unbridled ambition. The film was released in 1977 and focused on the 1975 IFBB MR. UNIVERSE and the 1975 IFBB MR. OLYMPIA  championships. 1977's STAR WARS may be the film remembered most for it's epic battle but PUMPING IRON  had an epic battle of it's own. In one corner, you had the ultimate alpha male. A 6'2", 235 pound Austrian guy with mighty arms, shoulders and pecs. Just as broad as the man's shoulders was his smile which brandished a gap in his teeth. And that voice, high and gentle, ran contrary to his herculean physique  and pronounces v-sounds like f-sounds and  r-sounds like ah sounds. At the time of the filming, SHWARZENEGGER was a four time MR. OLYMPIA winner.
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OCTOBER 5, 2017

ROCKWiRED SPECiAL FEATURE:
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http://www.rockwired.com/StandIntro.jpgIn my adult life, the whole notion of being a gentlemen is one that I have clung to and still do today. If, for no other reason than to hear compliments for my chivalry. And domestic violence? The notion of a man hitting a woman to exert some sort of power and control is one that sickens me. But what if the woman hits first? What if the gentler sex is the aggressor?

In the past few years, moments have been caught on video and shared on social media showing some rather thuggish behavior on the part of women. In one video, that had made the rounds on social media, a black mother got in the face of a mall security guard who yelled at her kids to keep quiet. The further the woman got into the security guard's face, he warned her, "you better back up!" As this was going on, her children, toddlers at the most, taunted the guard with "That's why you gay!" Eventually the woman resorted to hitting him, leading the security guard to shoot her with a taser gun, sending the belligerent woman into shock and a comical tumble sideways, bringing to mind the fall of a redwood tree. As a result, the woman's children were left screaming, crying and jumping up and down as onlookers started questioning the guard for his course of action. When the story blew up on social media, there were those that questioned the man's need to use a taser on the woman in front of her children, but there were many who came out in support of the guard. 

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http://www.rockwired.com/EloquentDemons.jpgSEPTEMBER 30, 2017 - The polls have closed for ROCKWIRED.COM's recent ARTIST OF THE MONTH campaign. Voters from all over the North America  made their vote count and  BOBAFLEX is  ROCKWIRED.COM's 82nd ARTIST OF THE MONTH winner. This is the band's second time winning the title. Anyone who says that rock n roll is dead ain't listening to the right bands. In a time when everyone is watching what they in fear of retaliation form folks who spend way too much time on social media, you've got rock bands out there that are letting it all hang out in a way that's gonna get them some backlash from this group of people or that group of people, and a band like BOBAFLEX is leading the pack. Truth be told, these guys have been in the game since the turn of the century so we're talking ovr seventeen years-plus of sex drugs and the very music everyone claims is dead. there is is no posing here. The rabble-rousing is genetic. The band's founders - the brothers McCOY (lead singer MARTY and guitarist SHAUN) are direct descendants of the McCOY family famed for their epic feud with the HATFIELDS back in the 19th century.
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

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illennials get a hard rap. In most cases that rap is deserved but you do have whipper snappers who take inspiration from the music and the wisdom of their elders. This is the case of the ax-wielding, lap-steel playing twenty-year old HEATHER GILLIS. She is a brand new talent but her chops were earned the hard way. She began paying her dues on the road under the tutelage of ALLMAN BROTHERS drummer, the late-BUTCH TRUCKS as part of his band FREIGHT TRAIN. Now she's got a band of her own and at the time of this interview, she was gearing up for her band's tour of the Northeastern of the United States.

ROCKWIRED had a chance to catch up with HEATHER GILLIS before the start of her tour. Here is how the interview went.

You are weeks away from kicking off your tour. What is all going through your head?
I'm really looking forward to it. I moved to Atlanta a couple of months ago and I've got a new band that I'm working with. We've actually been on the road for a little bit already and so far it's been great. I'm looking forward to heading up tot he Northeast and play for the folks up there. We've met a bunch of people and it'll be nice to get up there and see some familiar faces and make some new friends.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - DiSHWALLA
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It also gave the band a one-hit wonder status, which was unfortunate. I felt that songs such as CHARLIE BROWN'S PARENTS and MISS EMMA PEEL deserved equally heavy rotation. Eventually post-grunge gave way to this or that pop-thing-y and DISHWALLA got lost in the mix despite a steady stream of albums that deserve reconsideration , but how likely is that with a public transfixed by THE VOICE. But why get lost in the past when you've got an amazing new album such as JUNIPER ROAD, where the band brandishes a raw, punchy rock sound and the vocal chops of their new front man JUSTIN FOX.

ROCKWIRED had a chance to speak with keyboardist JIM WOOD regarding the band's latest release. Here is how the interview went.

JUNIPER ROAD has been out for about a month now and the critical responses to it look like they've been good. How do you feel about the finished work?
Every time we have a new album, it's always my favorite. But standing apart from all of that, JUNIPER ROAD in by far my favorite album of ours. When we finished it I couldn't listen to any of it for  a month. I just couldn't hear it for what it was at all. After about a month, I started listening to it and it's the first DISHWALLA album that I play over and over again. It's in the CD player of  my truck and I rock out to it when I'm driving around. I haven't done that with any DISHWALLA record, ever.

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http://www.rockwired.com/RockShow3Bar.jpgSEPTEMBER 14, 2017 -  Finding the balance between new music that is coming ROCKWIRED's way and stuff that is happening in entertainment is a tricky thing, but with this latest issue of ROCK SHOW, I  feel like a balance has been achieved. So much has happened in the previous week. I even had the chance to step out and see a movie. No one is more surprised than me  that the movie that I stepped out to see was IT. I've never been big on STEPHEN KING. I've always been more of a sci-fi person than a horror fan, but the 1990 ABC-TV mini-series STEPHEN KING's IT made an impression on me. In this latest episode of ROCK SHOW, I discuss my thoughts on the film and how it compares to the 1990 miniseries.  

I also caught the premiere of FOX's new dramedy series THE ORVILLE, SETH MACFARLANE's tribute to STAR TREK. Coupled with that will be a discussion on my anticipation for the upcoming CBS ALL ACCESS series STAR TREK DISCOVERY. In the months since the the announcement of the new STAR TREK series, it has inspired a swarm of hatred from fans if comment sections on this or that website are to be believed. Personally, I'm more excited for this show than I was back in 1987 when STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION was about to get rolled out. I'm excited to see a STAR TREK with action sequences and  cinematic special effects and dare-I-say "lense flare". Better than endless debates on interstellar diplomacy and positronic mumbo jumbo.  And so what if the Klingons look different?

A last minute subject brought up on the show was SINEAD O'CONNOR's appearance on DR. PHIL. I personally think that DR. PHIL is worst find  that OPRAH has ever made and it's my hope, that the Irish lass gets all of the help that she needs. Music can't afford to lose another artist. 

This episode of ROCK SHOW also comes the closest to reaching the proposed running time of 90 minutes. While the previous  episode gave us an idea of how we were going to continue. In this issue we start implementing those changes.


TODAY'S PLAYLiST:
ELANTRiS -  ASCENSiON
ELANTRIS is one of the bands that will be featured on the cover of our November 2017 issue which hasn't been released yet. That issue will be our STAR WARS issue and the band's Wagnerian approach to metal, make them a perfect fit for that issue. In this episode we spin the song ASCENSION and you'll hear  an interview clip with the band's keyboard player MARK LIBER.

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - VAJRA
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We were finally able to catch up with PINNA over the phone as she was visiting her parents in Upstate New York, away form the rigors of running a band and booking shows. The relaxation seems well deserved as the band's latest single THE MIRROR continues to perform well on radio markets throughout the Country while the haunting music video gives viewers a taste of the band's bewitching live performances.

It seems like you guys are on tour after tour these days but it seems to be coming together with the success of THE MIRROR on radio.
It feels great! It's pretty awesome! The crazy ideas I've had in my head, people are responding to in a good way. It's overwhelming and it's tiring. It's like a train running at sixty miles an hour but I wouldn't trade it for the world. This is what I do. This is what has to happen. You've got to be all in and you've got to push from all ends. It's been great. It's always great to see the country. I can be myself. I feel that I can be at home where ever I am. I'm used to different spaces and I like that. It's challenging to navigate different subcultures. You start to shed your ego because you learn more about yourself and why you do what you do. Financially, it's really difficult. You can't work while you're on tour. We don't make much money when we are on tour. We're barely covering our costs. It's rough , but we do it. We know that we're building something.

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - AVENGED SEVENFOLD
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http://www.rockwired.com/AvengedSevenfoldInsert.jpg http://www.rockwired.com/CapitalS.jpgo, I've been late getting to Florida's A DAY TO REMEMBER. Honestly, I had passed them over as just another metalcore, nu metal band, that doubtlessly was talented, but not really doing much of anything new or exciting. That's my fault. I should know better than to do that. While I did not hear anything that I would say was anything new, there certainly is a large amount of excitement from ADTR. Especially reflected in the youth. My daughter is a fan of the band, as is my niece and her friend that I was lucky enough to have accompany me to the show. When I got a good look at ADTR, I was less than enthusiastic about what was to come. Trendy hair-dos and skinny jeans do not make a rock star in my view, but who the hell am I to judge? Besides all that really matters is the music, not the appearance. Still, skinny jeans?
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SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - STATiON
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ROCKWIRED had a chance to speak with guitarist CHRIS LANE regarding the new single and hints of what people can expect form their forthcoming album. Here is how the interview went.

How do you feel about the press and the positive reaction to the new single ALL YOU NEED IS A HEARTBEAT and the music video?
We've had this song for a while. I've always liked it and I'm just happy that it's out. People seem to like it as well. It's been on our live set for a while. When we decided to release the song we knew that the people who are STATION fans were going to know it. And now, they have a recorded version of it. The reaction to the song and the video has been great. It's been a while since we released new music and we were very nervous about it. Every time we release something new, it's a brand new day. You hope that people will care and we've been very, very fortunate to have people care. It's been a nice experience."

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http://www.rockwired.com/footstomp.jpgSEPTEMBER 7, 2017 - We are two shows into the run of our new podcast series ROCK SHOW and I feel like we've  found ourselves. I'd say "finally", but that implies that it was a long, long search. As you make your way through this new episode,  you're going to hear something signature. You are going to hear a stream of consciousness coming through the speakers salted and peppered with  some hard rocking tunes from the likes of BOBAFLEX, ZEROKING, MILITIA VOX, EDGE OF PARADISE and others. In the same way that ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE is taking on more challenging story ideas outside of music, our new podcast is going to be a reflection of the times that we're living in and and provide a humorous look at what is going on in the world and withing the walls of ROCKWIRED MEDIA. In this episode alone we discuss the stories that we're working on for the upcoming October issue which include a 40th anniversary retrospective of the documentary classic PUMPING IRON, which made ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER an icon, re-defined masculinity and made the sport of Bodybuilding not seem so fringe-y.  We will also be discussing a story that we're working on for the upcoming issue on the MEN'S RIGHTS MOVEMENT and the women who have take center stage. In this show you will hear interview excerpts with the movements two leading women KAREN STRAUGHAN and JANICE FIAMENGO. Outside of the goings on with ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE, the show will touch on what has been happening in the news lately, particularly with BURNING MAN and the story of JOEL OSTEEN closing the doors of his megachurch to people suffering from the flooding in Houston.
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SEPTEMBER 4, 2017

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http://www.rockwired.com/CapitalT.jpghe rah rah rah of punk music is just the thing that our country needs in these chaotic times marked by the threat of nuclear war, a serious divide and a President who think that white supremacist torch bearers are good. Given the shaky political and social landscape, why is a band like KITTENHEAD not more well know? The band's sound is rooted in the energy and spirit of punk, but there is a hell of a lot more than that on the band's raw and rambunctious debut album. Produced by PAUL ROESSLER (SCREAMING TREES, NINA HAGEN), the band's innate punk smarts illuminate on tracks such as TUESDAY and the politically charged TIN MAN, but the reach of this band is proved with the ballad (or power ballad if you wish) ENOUGH. Setting the band apart from other punk rock fair is the classical training of both vocalist KIVI NEIMI and bassist/guitarist DEE DEE LEE. Non-indicative of such classical training is the band in-your-face live show which has earned them raves up and down the Pacific Coast.

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SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - LiViNG COLOUR
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The theme that runs through the band's forthcoming release is that of blues music and the stories that it has had to tell for well over a century, but don't discount this effort as something rootsy or studied. This exploration of the blues utilizes every strength in this band's musical arsenal from VERNON REID's blistering yet nuanced axmanship, singer COREY GLOVER's pyrotechnic, soulful delivery, DOUG WIMBUSH's thumping bass slappage and WILL CALHOUN's thunderous drums. In their examination of the blues everything from ROBERT JOHNSON to NOTORIOUS B.I.G. gets it's due ans the results electrify and resonate. ROCKWIRED had a chance to catch up with COREY GLOVER of LIVING COLOUR and talk about the forthcoming album. Here is how the interview went.

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

http://www.rockwired.com/FrontAndCenter2017PressHeading.jpg http://www.rockwired.com/FrontAndCenterClip.jpgThe month of October has always been an important one for ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE. It's the month that we roll out our KICKING AX list but this year, we are coupling it with our FRONT & CENTER list which highlights our publication's favorite front men in rock. For the better part of rock n roll's illustrious history, the music has always benefited from the kinetic energy created between a lead singer and a guitar player. Look at MICK JAGGER and KEITH RICHARDS. Consider ROBERT PLANT and JIMMY PAGE. Or how about ANN and NANCY WILSON? We could go on and on. Sure, the decision to combine both features in one massive issue was due to the fact that ROCKWIRED chose to hold back on our September issue, but form a pure rock n roll stand point, combining a feature on front men with a feature on guitarists seems to make all of the sense in the world. This year's FRONT & CENTER list heavily compliments the list of guitarists in the KICKING AX feature and according to editor-in-chief BRIAN LUSH, it's one of life's happy little accidents. " There is a lot of cross-pollination between the two lists. " says LUSH "But that speaks tot eh chemistry generated by these bands. It's that very chemistry that keeps rock n roll going despite all the times that someone like GENE SIMMONS has declared it dead."
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AUGUST 30, 2017

http://www.rockwired.com/KickingAx2017PressHeading.jpg http://www.rockwired.com/KickingAxClip.jpgEvery October, for five years now, ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE has given props to the seminal instrument in rock n roll and to the men and women who pick one up and play the hell out of it. This year, ROCKWIRED has picked twenty such ax-wielders who are doing their duty in keeping rock n roll alive and kicking. This annual list never comes easily and ROCKWIRED's editor-in-chief BRIAN LUSH is pleased with this year's list and the wide range of sounds, textures and tones from each of these most valued players. "Every year is different" says LUSH "Some names are very familiar to thsi list and some are brand spanking new. Not only does this list celebrate all of the pomp and theatricality that comes with being a guitarist in a rock band, but speaks to the musicality and the determination of each of these players. I'm super excited by this list of musicians that we have come up with for 2017."
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AUGUST 29, 2017

http://www.rockwired.com/October2017PressHeading.jpg The 62nd  issue of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE  will be delivering a knock out rock n roll punch by combining two special features in one spectacular issue. KICKING AX and FRONT & CENTER have always been trademark features of our publication. This year they will occupy the same issue. This man-sized issue will also feature an article on the Men's Rights Movement, a retrospective of the bodybuilding documentary PUMPING IRON and a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming documentary METAL MISSIONARIES!!!
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ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE has been ambitious in the past, but we've never had plans this big before. Perhaps that goes with the  territory of being a publication on the rise. After five years of being in operation, perhaps it just makes sense to try something new and  exciting. Just check out the cover  for the upcoming Ocotber 2017 issue! In all honesty, we have no idea why we chose to illustrate the bands that will be featured in this upcoming issue , but it seems to speak volumes of our publication's desire to shake things up slightly.  Our August 2017 issue arrived late and as a result, there will be no September issue, but we will be making up for that in October with some heavy hitters. BOBAFLEX  is a band that has come to symbolize rock n roll's recklessness and undying spirit in a world where you have curmudgeons such as  GENE SIMMONS ringing the deathknell. For over a decade now, the band has played to audiences in the tens of thousands throughout the United States and Europe and have built a dedicated following on the strength of their electrifying live sets and a series of albums  that walk line between hard and heavy rock n roll and shock. Their latest album ELOQUENT DEMONS just may be the best yet from these committed road dogs.

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AUGUST  28, 2017
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AUGUST 28, 2017 - Well kiddies, here you have it! This is the very first edition of our brand new weekly show ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE'S ROCK SHOW. We admit it's not the most inspired title but it gives you an idea  of what to expect with this new weekly program. This latest endeavor by ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE is not much of a new endeavor. It's more of a rebranding of our previous podcast series ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES. We feel a title like . Since 2010, ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES lasted for over 700 editions and featured music and interviews with various active rock artists such as WAYLAND, BOBAFLEX, ADELITA'S WAY, EDGE OF PARADISE, ANOTHER LOST YEAR, SAINT MOTEL, SHALLOW SIDE, BONZ, ADLER, STAR OFF MACHINE, ZEROKING, A.D.D., EMPERORS AND ELEPHANTS, STATION, ELISIUM, RED TIDE RISING, SILVERTUNG, MAXXXWELL CARLISLE, CITY OF THE WEAK, VAJRA, ELISIUM, MILITIA VOX and  DIAMOND LANE. Now, ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE has decided to scale back with a weekly podcast that still delivers on the music and exclusive interviews but also seeks to entertain it's audience. Isn't rock n roll all about keeping folks entertained?

ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE'S ROCK SHOW is going to be a work in progress. Of course it will be a show about spinning new music from today's leading active rock artists but ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE's Editor-In-Chief BRIAN LUSH promises that there will be some surprises along the way. "Just as we are getting more adventurous with our content in our monthly magazine, we want this new weekly show to be just as exciting." says LUSH. "Given the doubts about rock n roll's prospects these days, we feel it is our duty to make a rock music show that is all about fun and agenda-free. The only agenda here is rock n roll."
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AUGUST 27, 2017
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(AUGUST 27, 2017 - Albuquerque, NM) For seven years and over 700 shows, ROCKWIRED.COM's flagship podcast ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES has come to an end. The ending has been a most unceremonious affair here at ROCKWIRED simply because the online media company ROCKWIRED MEDIA LLC is now in the process of developing a new weekly 90 minute show called ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE's ROCK SHOW which will feature, music and interview excerpts from bands throughout North American and  around the world.
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AUGUST 27, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - OWL COMPANY
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The album HORIZON sounds like it was a long time coming. You released your first single in 2015 and now it's 2017. What's all going through your head regarding this upcoming release?
We're amazed with it. We had such an amazing time recording it. As band we're all really good friends so the whole recording process was very smooth.  We hate this kind of over-produced kind of stuff. We wanted to do something that was really raw and rough and I think that we got it. We're very excited with it and we can't wait to get people to listen to it and enjoy it.

And when you say "raw sound" are you inferring that you guys produced this yourself or did someone help you behind the recording console?
We did everything by ourselves. I have a recording studio here in Brazil so we took our time in putting these songs together. The whole process of putting this album together was amazing. It was the sort of experience that you couldn't have if we had to pay for the studio time. You know what I mean? This was all done on our own time. So, we're very happy with the results.

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AUGUST 26, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - iRON MAiDEN
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When your city is the 112th stop of a 117-date tour, playing in 36 different countries, on six of the Earth's seven continents, you don't really expect much in the way of overindulgence on the band's part. To be fair, most of us can relate to being close to the end of a project, or deadline in our own jobs, the excitement has passed, we just want it over. We're tired and just want to go home. Maybe we're phoning in the last of our work. With that in mind, we can't really hold it against a band of musicians that are going through the same experience, right? I mean if we're being fair, right? Okay, maybe we do hold it against them. After all, we're fans. We've bought the albums, the merchandise, and paid exorbitant ticket prices for the show. They owe us. Right? Right! Well, maybe we should reexamine our thinking about that, but in the meantime, if getting the most of your dollar is a priority, go no further than IRON MAIDEN.
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AUGUST 25, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - KiLLSET
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Do I call this album S.T.F.U. or SHUT THE FUCK UP?
The album title has a couple of different meanings. It could mean "shut the fuck up"  but there is a hidden track on the album and people can buy the album to figure out the second meaning.

And the album debuts on July 7, at the RAINBOW ROOM. How do you feel about the finished work?
I'm really excited. We're going to have this cool little CD release/listening party. People will finally get to hear the whole album, We've dropped some singles and music videos and I'm really excited to get people to hear the full product and hear the diversity of the album.

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AUGUST 25, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - WAYLAND
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http://www.rockwired.com/waylandintro.jpgThe new single is amazing and the news of a new album is exciting. This is the first time you  guys have released a collection of music since the beginning. You guys had been focusing on singles only.
Yeah, we're very proud of the album. We were working on singles for a while. We were building our fan base in that way and also by doing a lot of touring. Each single we released would bring us around the country twice. We were using that opportunity to develop ourselves as a band on the road, being on different stages every night. We were on the road for 250 nights a year for the last five years. After all of that we finally felt like it was time for a full length album. Even though that's really not the thing to do int he industry right now, but we're kind of purists when it comes to traditional rock n roll. All of our idols like THE STONES and ZEPPELIN and even THE FOO FIGHTERS are still putting out full length records. We also felt like all of our fans deserved a collection of music and more importantly we wanted to have it. We wanted to have fourteen songs on an album.

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AUGUST 6, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - ANNiE LENNOX
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Whether it was a bit of robo-emailing or a mistake made by a twenty something who didn't know any better, the story of ANNIE LENNOX being scouted by a radio station gave us quite the laugh. LENNOX had gone out of her way to dismiss the correspondence as a scam, but not before having a little fun with it. Yes, scams that take advantage of up and coming music artists are everywhere but why this was sent to a four time GRAMMY, GOLDEN GLOBE and OSCAR winner has us scratching our heads.

We're quite confident in assuming that "KYLIE" - the contact in that laughable email - is a six-foot-two fellow behind a computer in his parents basement, but it sounds like the sort of oversight that would get made by a millennial named "KYLIE" I even have a friend in that age bracket who thought that the person who sang SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) was a guy. Millennials and their lack of pop culture has reached a critical point. I don't expect these brats to ever bring us back to the moon, but I'd like to teach them a thing or two about one of pop's most enigmatic performers. Are you listening, KYLIE?

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AUGUST 2, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - G TOM MAC
TAKEN FROM THE JULY 2017 iSSUE OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE!!!
http://www.rockwired.com/LostBoysMusical.jpg Being the child of some rather restrictive parents in the Summer of 1987 was a challenge. There were so many fantastic movies that had come out such as ROBOCOP and RUNNING MAN, but the one that got me the most excited was THE LOST BOYS. I was around the same age as the COREYS (HAIM and FELDMAN) and the notion of sexy, leather-clad vampires terrorizing a Southern California coastal community seemed like a new, exciting slant on the vampire sub-genre of horror. Unfortunately for me, the film was rated R and I was forbidden to see such a film but with some slick maneuvering, I got to see the film with a friend and his parents, without my mom and dad ever finding out. All of my expectations for the film were succeeded. The vampires were sexier. KIEFER SUTHERLAND was a most menacing villain, the romance between JASON PATRIC (MICHAEL) and JAMI GERTZ (STAR) was electrifying and the antics of the COREYS struck the perfect balance between fear and laughter.
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JULY 22, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - NEVER i
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http://www.rockwired.com/NeverI.jpg NEVER I, what made you decide on the band's name?
NEVER I is the title of a song by THE CHARIOT that we interpreted as being synonymous with selflessness. A perspective we strive to hold true in our lives and the music we make together.

Can you tell me a bit about yourself and each member of the band, what do you bring to the table?
CLINT thumps. HAYDEN jams. CONNOR is a wiz. KOTA funks. Anonymous singer hollers. 

Who are your biggest influences both musically and personally?
Musically we'd have to go with bands like NORMA JEAN, UNDEROATH, and THE CHARIOT. Personal influences include LEONARDO, DONATELLO, MICHAELANGELO, RAPHAEL, and of course MASTER SPLINTER.

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JULY 21, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - SiGNALS OF BEDLAM
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http://www.rockwired.com/SignalsofBedlam.jpg ESCAPING VELOCITY is a fantastic album and now that's it's out there for people to take in how do you feel about the finished work?
CERO:
If you're doing your job right you're always going to look back on the things that you've done with glasses that allow you to see all of the mistakes. So for everything I've ever done it's hard for me to look back and kind of enjoy it. I always look back on things and think about the things that I could improve. So I think we're all really proud of it but at the same time we use it as a tool for things that we want to develop in the future and improve upon.

And how about you TOM? Do you look back on what you've released with a critical eye as well?
TOM:
I don't know. That's kind of a hard question to answer. I'm really proud of it. I was like a ton of work and it's the firs thing that we've created as a band that I feel was distinctively the product of all of us. It's funny looking back on it now too because we're not quite the same anymore and we can hear all of the things that we did and you might go "Oh, I might do things differently now." It's not just a reminder of things to improve upon. It's more like it a snapshot of us at the time and that was how we approached things then. And now I'm wondering how we do things differently now.

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JULY 21, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - A WAR WiTHiN
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You have this great CD out BELIEVE. Now that the album has been out there for a little bit how do you feel about the finished work?
I'm really proud of that record. I joined the band halfway through as they were working on that record. When I joined and saw what they were working on I thought the whole thing was awesome and was glad to be apart of this. I was able to put some touches on the song SLAVE. The piano parts that you hear are mine. That was really cool. I'm really proud of how we covered a bunch of different bases on that album. We didn't stick to one specific genre. That was cool!

Who all did you guys work with in terms of production?
For the BELIEVE record, we tracked it all ourselves and then it was mixed by JOEY STURGIS and half of it was mixed by two other people - NICK and JOSH.

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JULY 17, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - BLAMESHiFT
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You guys are a part of the UNDISCOVERED:ROCK compilation that is out there but I notice that your contribution to it is an older song.
Yeah, the track was picked by the guy who actually set up the compilation. It's just one of the songs from us that he really likes and he requested that we use that for the compilation. Our first choice would've been our new single off of our new release but he thought that OPERATING TABLE would help diversify what the compilation is. It's an older song but we still feel that it's a great song. It was a track that was a little under the radar for us form that album and we always felt that it could've gotten more exposure and this compilation gave us that chance to give that song a little bit more love. We never shot a music video for it and we never really gave it a real push and this compilation gives that song that extra recognition.

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JULY 16, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - ANDREW W. BOSS
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INVINCIBLE is about to get it's official release, and now that all of the work that went into it is behind you, how do you feel about the finished work?
I think the album is amazing and I really think that a lot of people are going to like it.

Who all helped you behind the recording console?
I worked with my executive producer JIM FOGARTY out of Westfield, Massachusetts. He's got a couple of albums behind him from artists such as ALL THAT REMAINS and a KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. I arranged the album but he mixed and mastered and he came up with some ideas here and there that really worked out. My drummer COREY did a lot of the drum tracks and we had both JEREMY TABOR and JOHN BOSS on guitars. JIM did some bass work and so did FLIP. We had a handful of people working on this, plus there are some guest spots on there. For the title track we had PABLO VIVEROS of CHELSEA GRIN on bass and guitars. He did all of the music and I did the vocals on top of that. Even though it says ANDREW W. BOSS, a lot of people helped in putting it together. That's why I think it turned out so good.

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JULY 3, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - LULLWATER
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Your live EP THE SEATTLE SESSIONS is an interesting listen. Now that it's out there for everyone to hear, how do you feel about the finished work?
I feel very surprised by it. It brings me back to 2013 when we recorded it, and the songs are different from the ones off of our official LP REVIVAL. It's its own thing. It was recorded in a  couple of days at LONDON BRIDGE STUDIOS and we had a good time with it. It;'s different feel for the songs than we're used to. It's cool to look back and hear how we were playing these songs in 2013. After three years of playing them, it's interesting to to hear how our approach to them has changed.

With the recent passing of CHRIS CORNELL and EP like THE SEATTLE SESSIONS kind of has an eerie resonance.
Yeah. We're I'm actually in Seattle right now. It's been really somber. CHRIS CORNELL was that iconic, legendary singer that I grew up idolizing. It's so odd. It's so weird. When I was on the flight to Seattle the news broke and everyone was just bummed out. It was really surreal. You wake up one morning and look at the news and you find out that CHRIS CORNELL has passed away. It's weird. SEATTLE SESSIONS was done on a whim as we were touring. Seattle has always been that city and place that we've always gravitated toward. It's the history of  the city itself that gets to us, and the history of all of the people that have ever recorded at LONDON BRIDGE STUDIOS and all of the music that was made there.

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JULY 3, 2017
ROCKWiRED NiTE OUT FEATURiNG YNGWiE MALMSTEEN
http://www.rockwired.com/YngwieInsert.jpg Whether you love Albuquerque, or hate it, one thing that we have going for us is geography. Sitting right on the infamous Big-I, where Interstates 25 and 40 meets, is hugely advantageous to music lovers in the area. While Albuquerque does have a couple of high volume venues, that draw in major tours, we often miss out on the smaller ones. We do have venues to accommodate these shows, nonetheless we often get skipped. On a near weekly basis, I'll read about a band announcing a tour, and excitedly check the dates only to find Albuquerque missing from the list. Occasionally, however, a band's management will realize that there are three days off between a Las Vegas, and a Dallas show, and have a gig booked in Albuquerque, on short notice. This was the case with Yngwie Malmsteen's World on Fire Tour that came to Albuquerque June 8th at the Historic El Rey Theater.
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JULY 3, 2017

ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - DEREK DAViS
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REVOLUTIONARY SOUL is a very ambitious LP in a time when people are releasing EPs and singles these days. The fact that it's an LP is an accomplishment in itself.
Yeah. People have suggested to me that I just release a single instead of an album and I'm like "What's that?" A single is not a work of art.  I could put out one of those once a week. I grew up on albums. I can't see myself doing a single at a time.

And now that the album is out there for everyone to hear, how do you feel about the finished work?
I listen to a lot of stuff. There are some parts I'd do over again but all in all I'm really happy with the album from start to finish. I'm also happy with some of the critical responses . I had let people that I've known for years listen to the album before it was released. If any of them said "I don't know about this", I wouldn't have released it.  But everyone thought it was great . You never know if something you've been working on is only going to resonate with others but this album is a universal soul, funk, rock type of a thing. I'm very happy with it.

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JUNE 25, 2017
http://www.rockwired.com/JeffreyHalford2017.jpg For the better part of a decade, JEFFREY HALFORD has maintained a reputation for issuing music that speaks to the plight of the working man and the high and lows that come with both love and life. In these times, doing so successfully is a tall order, given the "share and share-a-like" mentality of that pervades anything having to do with music. But at least we can count on JEFFREY and his HEALERS standing out by a mile with an electrifying live set which they have managed to take throughout the United States and Europe. A year ago, everything  had felt like it had reached a zenith with the songwriter and band issuing their finest album to date, RAINMAKER. The album boasted a full, rich, vintage sound with HALFORD demonstrating songwriting chops the size of JOHN HIATT. Now, the band is back (well, three of them anyway) with a gritty surprise of an album called LO-FI DREAMS, where HALFORD and the band move from the refinement of their previous album to the raw, reckless rock n roll sound that made the genre dangerous sounding in the first place."I dig it!" said HALFORD, when we spoke over the phone regarding his latest catalog of music. "I know it's a cliche, but you wait for the magic to come into the room and it did. The last album RAINMAKER was pieced together in pain. I couldn't get the mixes right and the whole project killed me. Not to say that I hated that album. I loved the album, but the way the whole thing came together was difficult. After that, I got a trio together and went to Europe to do some shows. When we came back we got into the studio and recorded the new one live. There was a real focus to what we did in the studio and you can hear it on the album."
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JUNE 20, 2017

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  MARiSSA LAMAR OF HiGHLAND KiTES AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW EP
i'M NOT WEAK!!!
When we spoke with MARISSA LAMAR of HIGHLAND KITES, we asked her what she wanted people to come away with after they had heard the music on her band's latest release I'M NOT WEAK. To paraphrase her response, one of the points that she brought up was that she didn't want people to be brought down by her music, given the heavy themes that are on display within this mesmerizing EP. Given the execution of these songs, which recalls the haunting production and songcraft of works by DANIEL LANOIS and BRIAN ENO, it is hard for us to see the music reducing a listener to sobbing mess. We hear music that uplifts, and because of that I'M NOT WEAK is nothing short of a miracle. Music is more that just something to do for LAMAR. It was a means of survival. Music got her through the years she struggled against Lyme Disease and the struggle turned her into a songwriter with a confessional quality that is unparalleled. Damned if we can find a anything like HIGHLAND KITES in the current indie set, and that's a good thing. It makes the reward of discovering an EP like I'M NOT WEAK all the more sweeter.
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JUNE 20, 2017

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  MARCUS AND SiMON BENJAMiN OF THE  SHRiMPS AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW EP
ABSTRACTS AND KEYWORDS!!!
Let's face it. Indie music has come to mean music that is acoustic based and conveys a sense of longing and introspection. The term almost has nothing to do with the fact that the music is coming form a band that isn't signed to a major label. The subtlety of this sound is even used to push goods and services such as PANERA BREAD, SABRA and UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX. Yes, "indie music" has gone the way of "alternative rock" in terms of not meaning anything anymore, so when a duo like THE SHRIMPS is described as such, it does the duo and their music a massive disservice. This isn't introspective music. It's extroverted music! THE SHRIMPS are comprised of the brothers BENAJAMIN, and their musicality is proudly displayed on their new EP ABSTRACTS AND KEYWORDS. MARCUS and SIMON BENJAMIN take their queue from that other English songwriting partnership of LENNON and McCARTNEY and deliver songs that run deliver on melody, hook and that punchy lyric that proves to be elusive amongst the greater "indie rock" crowd. If you were ot hear these blokes in coffee shop. you'd put to your i-phone, stop your conversation with so and so and really give these guys a listen, and in the era of social media, that is really fucking doing something.
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JUNE 1, 2017

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  JOHN STRiCKLAND OF LULLWATER AND SPiNS OF THEiR TAKE ON THE PEARL JAM CLASSiC RELEASE!!!
The recent passing of SOUNDGARDEN's CHRIS CORNELL has been a blow to the music industry and has left many asking 'why'? Unfortunately the phenomenon of charismatic front men from the Seattle area passing before their time is due has cast an eerie pall over a city famed for bringing back rock n roll's uncompromising edge. From the opposite end of the country (Athens, Georgia to be exact) is the band LULLWATER who have taken tremendous inspiration from the sounds of Seattle and one can hear that inspiration on the band's previous efforts LULLWATER and REVIVAL. If their back catalog hasn't convinced you, than their forthcoming release SEATTLE SESSIONS will. Their embrace of the Seattle sound is worn proudly on the band's sleeve in this live recording where the band's cover of the PEARL JAM classic RELEASE. You can call this forthcoming EP a grunge tribute but LULLWATER manages to keep these solid performances raw and unflinching, on their own terms.
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MAY 31, 2017

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RETURNS WiTH AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH DANIEL "RAGMAN" HUDSPETH AND COREY BETTELYOUN (OGLALA LAKOTA) OF UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE!!!

The element of surprise is what keeps a publication like ours going, and we've got to say that the Martin, South Dakota - based heavy metal band UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE has indeed surprised the hell out of us with an electrifying live set that they had put on recently at the ALBUQUERQUE CENTER FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE. At the moment that band is on a tour throughout the Southwestern United States in promotion of their brand new single FALLEN STAR and while this series of shows is taking place in small venues, we feel that it is only a matter of time before the venues and the band become much bigger. UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE is a band made up of varying members of local South Dakota bands RAZOR CHAIN, NUCLEAR DECADENCE and LOST IN IRRELEVANCE. Together, these Lakota brothers-in-arms are determined to bring their brand of metal to the masses and leave a profound impression on listeners throughout Indian Country and beyond. 

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MAY 29, 2017

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  FRANK MiGLiORELLi OF FRANK MiGLiORELLi AND THE DiRT NAPPERS AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW RELEASE
BASS, DRUMS, GUiTARS AND ORGANS!!!
There are all kinds of professions that are keeping the music industry an industry. You've songwriters and  producers and the heads of independent record labels but none of those professions and business models would mean anything without the actual music makers creating the very thing that separates this industry from everything else. Before becoming the owner of  the indie label  RAVE ON RECORDS, FRANK MIGLIORELLI had written and recorded an extensive catalog of music used for advertising agencies, video game projects, children's publications and television. Eventually, MIGLIORELLI made that life altering decision to start writing music for himself  and after listening to FRANK MIGLIORELLI  & THE DIRT NAPPERS latest release BASS, DRUMS, GUITARS AND ORGANS, we are indeed grateful. The straight-ahead production and approach to rock n roll  showcases MIGLIORELLI's strength's as a songwriter in the vein of JOHN HIATT and the band's considerable chops.  The band's rhythm section is comprised of TONY TINO on bass, PHIL CIMINO on drums and ERIC PUENTE on percussion. Rounding out the sound are JEREMY BAUM on organ,  ANDY STACK and DUCAN CLEARLY on guitars, MIKE BOOKER HEAPHY on steel guitar and backing vocals but SHERRYL MARSHAL, STEVE CHIZMADIA and DAN PELLETIER. With such a wide cast of talent, BASS, DRUMS, GUITARS AND ORGANS brings rock n roll back to the days when it truly popped with melodies, hooks and a spirited delivery. Some things never should've gone out of style.
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May 5, 2017

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  MEGAN FLECHAUS AND CUTS FROM HER NEW RELEASE
NEW!!!

Since we're on the subject of crazy, talented seventeen-year olds, we're going to be turning our attention to singer songwriter MEGAN FLECHAUS. As a publication, we've made mention of the fact that rock n roll is no longer the music of the day and that goes double for anything that can be described as folky an introspective but that in no way takes anything away from FLECHAUS' hard hitting new album NEW. Rather than go it alone,with just an acoustic guitar FLECHAUS brings a full band to the proceedings, elevating her knowing and heartfelt songcraft to some pretty rocking heights.
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May 5, 2017

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  RAY GOREN AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW RELEASE
FREE!!!

Ah! A boy wonder who writes and plays every bloody instrument on his latest release! It sounds like a novelty these days but in the case of RAY GOREN, it's just the way that the seventeen year old whipper snapper does business. RAY is certainly no stranger to us here at ROCKWIRED. We practically heard this young man grow up before our very ears with a sound that spans gut bucket blues to all out rock n roll. The kid's musicality is a knowing one and has captured the ear of JIMI HENDRIX's legendary producer EDDIE KRAMER who continues to mentor this one-of-a-kind talent. One his newest  release FREE, GOREN widens his musical palette to include strong R&B and hip hop flourishes.
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May 5, 2017

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  KENNY KEARNS OF RUGBY ROAD AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW RELEASE
RUGBY ROAD III!!!

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of  a moment in time when rock n roll gave itself a grunge-y make under and took a rough and raw approach to getting people to bang their heads. If you're reading this we don't need to drop names or mention that these guys were largely from Seattle. At around the same time there was a jam band out East making there presence known in frat houses on the Villa Nova campus. Such an inconspicuous beginning for a band but didn't the CHILI PEPPERS start out the same way? Aside from gaining a massive following thanks to their electrifying live sets, RUGBY ROAD is a band that has achieved something spectacular. They have stuck it our for over 25 years now and their latest EP RUGBY ROAD III only goes to prove that these committed troubadours are all to eager to keep giving the people what they want - music that can get a crowd going.
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APRIL 25, 2017

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  SiGNALS OF BEDLAM AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW RELEASE ESCAPiNG VELOCiTY!!!

With rock n roll already on shaky ground in terms of it's public acceptance, it is strange to see bands such as SIGNALS OF BEDLAM embracing a high-end progressive metal sound. Historically it has always bands that took the direct and in-your-face approach that got people talking about rock n roll again but we at ROCKWIRED have embraced this band's adventurous, musical spirit which is in full force on their brand new release ESCAPING VELOCITY. CHIKA OBIORA on bass and RICH ABIDOR on drums lay down an intoxicating rhythm section while TOM HOY's virtuosity on the six strings elevates the proceedings to dizzying heights. On top of all of the musical know how is vocalist CERO CARTERA whose innate ability to go from bombastic to plaintive can only be attributed to his significant classical training. Just give the haunting vocal track PIECE OF US a listen and you will hear what an arsenal that band has in the way of a vocalist. But let's not put one man above everyone else. SIGNALS OF BEDLAM is a band with some serious musical ambition and in an age where GENE SIMMONS has declared the genre dead, that is really saying something.
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APRiL 24, 2017

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RETURNS WiTH AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH KRiSTi LANE SiNCLAiR (HAiDA/CREE) AND CUTS FROM HER LATEST RELEASE DARK MATTER!!!
Back in 2014 when  ROCKWIRED first became acquainted with Haida/Cree songwriter KRISTI LANE SINCLAIR, she had just been nominated for what was called the ABORIGINAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD for BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE for her album THE SEA ALONE - a moody collections of songs that showcased SINCLAIR's considerable Classical music training and her fondness for the maudlin rock lyric worthy of BILLY CORGAN at his best. It's no accident that we mention the name CORGAN. It was the SMASHING PUMPKINS that got SINCLAIR excited about the six-string and music making in the first place. From there SINCLAIR went on to study classical music but eventually found her own sound and voice and has released a a catalog of music marked by classical flourishes and rock n roll angst. On her latest INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD nominated album DARK MATTER, SINCLAIR embraces the punk and grunge sounds that got her going artistically in the first place and as a result we are taken on a dark and moody journey that most certainly exhilarates.
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APRIL 19, 2017

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RETURNS WiTH AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH CARLiN BLACK RABBiT (SiKSiKA NATiON) OF  NO MORE MOMENTS AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW RELEASE STiLL GOiNG!!!

In all of the time that we've been doing ROCK IS RED we have feature a punk band here and a punk band there but we've never had anything as hard, heavy and fast as the band NO MORE MOMENTS. Hailing from the Siksika Nation in Alberta, Canada, NO MORE MOMENTS epitomize the D.I.Y. philosophy of punk. Formed in 2009, the band have shown what they are made of on the Calgary music scene and throughout the provinces. Their hardcore punk sound has proven to be a relentless as the band who have given their public something to bang their heads to in the form of two EPs MOMENTS REBORN and MOMENTS NEVER SAY DIE and now the band is riding the wave of their new release STILL GOING. After eight years of being together, the title of their latest EP sums up the band's solidarity and we've gotta give a shout out to the STAR WARS-themed CD cover. Short, blistering sets rules the day on this recording with the stand outs being CALLIN' IN, RETIREMENT PARTY and HANGOVER BLUES. In a time where what's left of rock n roll has become slick and refined, it's nice to hear a band like this keeping it raw. 

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APRIL 18, 2017

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH TiM BABROUR OF BLAMESHiFT AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW RELEASE HEART OF STONE!!!

Rock n roll survival is all about endurance and BLAMESHIFT's ability to survive for well over ten years is truly a testament to the band's creative core of vocalist JENNY MANN and guitarist TIM BARBOUR. Back when ROCKWIRED did a radio show for the rinky dink radio station KTSTFM.COM in Anaheim, California, BLAMESHIFT made a stop at the station on THE JAKE LARSEN show. It was a show that I personally sat in on. At the time, the Long Island-based band had just received an endorsement from TACO BELL and were in the midst of a nationwide tour. Ten years later, the band still make their living on the road and are releasing one album or EP after another one and while the band isn't as TACO BELL fueled as they used to be, they are most certainly living that rock n roll dream that has eluded many. BLAMESHIFT has just released their new EP HEART OF STONE featuring the single MONSTER and the proceedings demonstrate a band that knows who they are and appreciates all that it took to get where they are now. Rock n roll could use more survival stories like this one.
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APRIL 17, 2017
FOR iMMEDiATE RELEASE:
THE FORTHCOMING MAY EDiTiON OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE WiLL FEATURE EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEWS WiTH BLAMESHiFT, SiGNALS OF BEDLAM, REMADA AND A WAR WiTHiN
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TWELVE OF ACTiVE ROCK'S FiNEST BASS PLAYERS GET PROFiLED iN THE 24-PAGE SPECiAL FEATURE MUTHAPLUCKAHS!!!

http://www.rockwired.com/May2017.jpgROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will be celebrating it's fifth anniversary in the month of May with two issues. One will be the regularly scheduled MAY issue celebrating  active rocks's top bass players and the other is the return of the supplemental digital magazine ROCK IS RED - which highlights American Indian and First Nations music makers. The May issue of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will be our annual special issue highlighting our favorite active rock's bass players. Twelve, four-string slingers have been selected and will be profiled in our 24 page special feature MUTHAPLUCKAHS. This issue will mark the fourth year that ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE has made a big to-do for the men and women who keep rock n roll's groove extra tight.  This year there are some familiar names and faces who have made previous lists such as CODY EVAN HOFFMAN of CITY OF THE WEAK,  NICK ERICSON of EDGE OF PARADISE and SCOTT CLARK of CRAWL but we are truly excited by some new bands and their respective bassists such as CHICK OBIORA of SIGNALS OF BEDLAM, TY QUACKENBUSH of MAMMOTH SEED and RICHARD ERWIN of SCATTERED HAMLET. Rounding out the list are bassists from some pretty familiar acts ont he active rock scene such as MIKE LAROCHE of BLAMESHIFT, ZAC BARDSLEY of A AWAR WITHIN, ADAM LOUIS KLEIN of VAJRA and MARK JAMES KLEPASKI of VYCES. In addition to this special feature, the magazine will also profile the bands BLAMESHIFT, SIGNALS OF BEDLAM, REMADA, A AWAR WITHIN and more.  This issue of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will be released MAY 5, 2017 exclusively at ROCKWIRED.COM.

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