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Joel Hoekstra Talks New Solo Album

by Alex Lloyd Gross Guitarist, the guitarist for Whitesnake and Trans Siberian Orchestra  has a solo project out, Joel Hoelstra’s 13.  When asked why he would name something 13, he replied,”I’s been the name of the project now since 2015, when I put out ( his first solo release) Dying To Live..  These are basically

Foreigner Gives Back To Road Crew and How You Can Help

by Alex Lloyd Gross Due To COVID-19, no live shows anywhere in the world. Maybe a one off show here and there but nothing that is enough for a band to survive on.  Most big name musicians will be fine.  However, the people that make the show happen might not be fine.  The road crew. 

Reb Beach Talks About His New Record, and His Career

by Alex Lloyd Gross Reb Beach , the guitar virtuoso  has a new record that has just been released. Just in time for the holidays, it makes a perfect gift for any rocker.   Beach was a key member of the band Winger. They were climbing the charts. selling out concerts and then one day in

Martin Barre From Jethro Tull Has A New Double CD Out

by Alex Lloyd Gross Martin Barre, the guitarist for Jethro Tull has a new double CD out called 50 Years of Jethro Tull.  The first CD is Martin and his band doing live in-studio performances of Jethro Tull songs.  Gems such as “Nothing Is Easy”,  “Song For Jeffrey” and a blistering version of “Teacher”. He

Remembering Eddie Van Halen’s Times to Philly Area

by Alex Lloyd Gross The death of Eddie Van Halen has hit most rock fans hard. A knock out gut punch.  His last time in the area was in August 27 2015.  Van Halen played  the outdoor arena in Camden. Man what a show. Deep cuts such as “Dirty Movies”, which was a treat ,

Shirley King Talks About Her New Record and Her Father

by Alex Lloyd Gross Shirley King is the daughter of blues great BB King.   She has a new record out that just came off the press this month.  It’s called Blues For A King.. It features guest musicians that have been inspired by her father. People like Pat Travers. He plays on “That’s All Right

Gene Shay STILL ALIVE in Hospice Care Erroneously Reported Dead

by Alex Lloyd Gross Gene Shay, the iconic Philadelphia fixture at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Radio stations WXPN and WIOQ is still very much alive in hospice care at Lankenau Hospital, with complications from Coronavirus.  As of April 15, 2020 2:15 PM his condition is serious enough to place him in hospice, but he

America Packed the Keswick Theater

by Alex Lloyd Gross It’s February 22, 2020  and it’s just after 8:00 PM. The band America is just about to take the stage at the Keswick Theater in Glenside PA.  for a sold out show.  There is no opening act.  As the lights go down, the band launches into their show. It’s a combination

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