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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

The Last UFO Show In the Region Was Awesome

by Alex Lloyd Gross UFO have been kicking ass as a band for the past 50 years.  It’s time to call it quits.  Lead singer Phil Mogg is about ready to retire and enjoy life.  So the music icons got together for the final Last Orders  world tour and said their farewells. Last night, February

Zak Stevens New Project Has A Familiar Sound To It

by Alex Lloyd Gross Do you like the band Savatage?  Ever wonder what happened to them?  Some members went on to play in Trans Siberian Orchestra.  Now, Zak Stevens took on a side project called Archon Angel and their debut record is called Fallen.  One of the key tracks on this is called “Return Of

Denny Laine Was On Top Of His Game At City Winery

By Alex Lloyd Gross Denny Laine,  the musician that played with the Moody Blues and was a member of Paul McCartney’s Wings in the 1970’s  played a local, intimate show at the new City Winery. This newly opened concert venue is located at 10th and Filbert Streets in center city Philadelphia.  There are two rooms.

Frankie Banali Talks About New Quiet Riot Album Out Today

By Alex Lloyd Gross Last week as journalists from across the globe were preparing to speak with Quiet Riot drummer and founding member Frankie Banali about his health and his new record, Banali was awakened by a call from California Emergency Management . “prepare to evacuate”. That was due to the out of control wildfires

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