Living it up on ShipRocked 18:

Imagine yourself visiting a sun-soaked small city that floats to and from scenic destinations inhabited by dozens of amazing rock bands. It’s the kind of place where you get a big bear hug from guitar God Zakk Wylde while grabbing your morning coffee (actually happened), a place you can enjoy a late-night ice cream with…

Marty Friedman's new album and Detroit gig:

Guitar master Marty Friedman (Megadeth/Cacophony/Solo) will be playing a gig at the Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield on Wednesday August 9th. I spoke to Marty on Thursday (August 3rd) about his new album, Wall of Sound, his 13th solo record, the current tour and his life living in Japan. Enjoy – Steve Black

Def Leppard Interview as Hysteria turns 30:

On August 3rd of 1987 Def Leppard released their 4th studio album Hysteria, now nearly 30 years later to the day (August 4th) the band will celebrate their top selling landmark album with the release of several ultimate 30th Anniversary editions. The reissue will be available in multiple formats: the 1-CD "Vanilla" version, a 3-CD…

Alter Bridge interview with Myles Kennedy

Myles Kennedy is one of the premier talents to emerge in the last 15 years. In this new Chop Shop interview with our old friend, we discuss the new Alter Bridge album The Last Hero, the band’s upcoming US Tour, the ShipRocked Cruse which departs in January plus Slash and Myles' solo album. Enjoy the…

Rik Emmett interview

To me personally, Rik Emmett is one of the most influential artists or musicians ever. Rik and his band at the time Triumph were life-changing to me during my teen years. Rik was the first “rock star” I ever met. He was also part of my first back-stage experience, and Triumph was my first concert…