Monthly Archives: June 2020

These 10 UK Guitar-Rock Bands Will Make Your Playlists Stronger

In these troubled times, America is home to a wide array of laptop- and synth-focused pop stars. Meanwhile, in the UK (the country that practically invented electro-pop), there’s a new awareness of British guitar-rock bands plugging into guitars and turning up amps. And they brought hooks and riffs to spare. …

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12 hard rock bands who quit in their prime

Breakups are never an easy thing to do. Whenever bands decide to quit, it’s normally at a time when the gas runs out and they don’t feel like they have new music to bring to their fans. On the flip side, lots of bands got into it when the world …

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Metal Supergroup BPMD Cover ‘We’re An American Band’

Metal supergroup BPMD shared their cover of the Grand Funk Railroad classic “We’re An American Band”. The track is from their upcoming feature debut. The band includes Bobby Blitz (Overkill) on vocals, drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo), bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) and guitarist Phil Demmel …

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BPMD releases metal cover of “We’re An American Band”

The wait is coming to an end! BPMD – featuring heavy metal icons Bobby Blitz (Exaggerated) on vocals, drummer Mike Portnoy (The dogs of the cellar, sons of Apollo), bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) and guitarist Phil Demmel (Violenceex-machine head) – are preparing to release their first full album of …

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15 most underrated hard rock bands of all time

Some of the biggest rock bands seem to be in a league of their own. Whether it’s the way they write the riffs or the way they approach the stage, most of the iconic acts of the past have so many signatures that they seem to be ingrained into the …

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Why did the US fund anti-Hugo Chávez rock bands in Venezuela?

On May 28, I shared some documents on Twitter that I obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a quasi-governmental agency created under the Reagan administration in 1983 to carry out efforts of U.S. foreign policy overseas, much of which was …

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