One of the best bands you have never heard of ! Look for an expose in the near future of them but for now be happy with a photo of the day !Ladies and gentleman we present Palaye Royale
One to watch for in 2016
One to watch for in 2016
One of the best pop cultures events to attend , make plans now
Pittsburgh ,PA-The folks at Wizard World continued their 2016 Comic Con tour with a stop in the Steel City this weekend including the final day of today . The pop culture company gives the opportunity to fans of all ages to come together and celebrate their inner geek .The cosplay events to the dealers room to the panel discussions and celebrities is what makes Wizard World the apex of comic con organizations and Pittsburgh was no different.
The celebrities gave intimate details of the productions and their lives including the time to answer fans questions. Some of my favorite were when Kevin Sorbo was asked to shave his chest during the audition process of Hercules and working with the legendary Anthony Quinn.
The always entertaining Jonathan Frakes gave an intimate question and answer session with the fans including walking among them and meet them and answer questions .It was the highlight of the event for us as we have been following his career for a long time from his Star Trek The Next Generation days to his early work in North & South.
The cosplay family was in full force with some of the best costumes I have ever seen .
The show continues today at the Pittsburgh Convention Center and if their is a Wizard World convention is your neighborhood make sure you make plans to go !
Doctor Strange -Movie Review
I had the opportunity the see an advance of the film before it comes out next week .I must say that I entered the viewing with an open mind , I was not a fan of the comic or the previous film incarnations as I have never viewed either. In addition I was not the biggest fan of Benedict Cumberbatch as I have only watched him in Star Trek Into Darkness and I didn’t care for the antagonist in that film. However with that open mind I can honestly say two words . Nailed it , that is exactly what he did , the man is an excellent actor with the diversity to play drama and action and all the emotions that go into it . He gives the character a true portrayal as man going thru the trials of life both success and failure with some tragedy and triumph thrown in for good measure .This is a wonderful take on the original subject matter and will please generations to come . The rest of the cast did a great job as well with Rachel McAdams proving she is not just a pretty face but a talented and versatile actress. I give the movie four out five stars .
The story of the film is Stephen Strange, an acclaimed neurosurgeon, loses the use of his hands in a car accident. His former lover and co-worker Christine Palmer tries to help him move on, but the arrogant Strange instead wants to heal his injuries. After months trying experimental surgeries on his hands, and using all his resources, Strange seeks out Jonathan Pangborn, a paraplegic who mysteriously was able to walk again. Pangborn directs Strange to Kamar-Taj, where he is taken in by another sorcerer under the Ancient One, Karl Mordo. The Ancient One shows Strange her power, revealing the astral plane and other dimensions such as the Mirror Dimension. Strange begs her to teach him, and she eventually agrees despite his arrogance, which reminds her of Kaecilius.
Legendary and multi-Platinum rockers STYX–Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo—are back on the road for their 2016 tour.
This show features a set list packed with hit songs, classic tracks, and fan favorites, including “Lady,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Rockin’ The Paradise,” “Come Sail Away,” “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),” “Renegade,” and “Suite Madame Blue.”
At each tour stop, Rock to the Rescue—spearheaded by Tommy Shaw’s daughter, Hannah and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by the band, whose mission is to build strong, healthy communities through the support of grassroots organizations across the country–researches local nonprofit organizations and picks one to see if they are interested in volunteering to help the band sell $10 tickets for a drawing to win a signed STYX guitar at the shows. They give these organizations a percentage of the sales as their way of supporting their cause and thanking them for supporting the band’s cause.
Rock To The Rescue was founded on the principle that our communities are stronger when we work together in mutual aid. Having played thousands of shows in the last 15 years, STYX has been strongly connected with communities across the country. With local fans and community members making an effort to join in support of STYX, it is important to the band to actively participate in these communities as well. What makes Rock to the Rescue unique is that they work on a grassroots level with small groups, giving real support to real individuals who are creating positive changes in their communities. Rock to the Rescue is building initiatives in the areas of music education, health and well-being, disaster relief and aid, and animal welfare and rescue.
Rock to the Rescue originally started in 2001 as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and is the brainchild of STYX singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw and REO Speedwagon singer/keyboardist/guitarist Kevin Cronin. The two musicians brought together bands and artists such as Bad Company, Journey, Survivor, Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others to be part of “Volunteers For America” concert events in Dallas and Atlanta that ultimately raised over $775,000 for victims of 9/11, as well as the Port Authority police department in New York City.
In 2014, Rock To The Rescue raised $10,000 for the Philadelphia Fire Department Local #22 Widows Fund at the “Soundtrack of Summer” show (with Foreigner and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder) in Camden, NJ on July 3, as a thank you to the local fire department for cooling down STYX’s burning crew bus the day before. And in 2013, Rock To The Rescue hosted a sold-out concert with STYX, REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, Survivor, Richard Marx and Larry The Cable Guy, in Bloomington, IL at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum that raised $450,000 for victims of the horrible storms in Illinois. Also in 2013, Rock To The Rescue presented the Boston One Fund with a check for $108,000 for victims of the Boston marathon bombings as a result of funds raised during the “The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express” tour with STYX, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent.
On November 19, 2015, Rock To The Rescue donated $25,000 to The Sweet Stuff Foundation to help victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. In honor of the musicians and crew who lost their lives in the attack at The Bataclan music venue in Paris where Eagles of Death Metal were performing, from that date through December 31, 2015, Sweet Stuff dedicated all money received directly to the surviving families of those who passed away, including that of the band’s merchandise manager, Nick Alexander. The Sweet Stuff Foundation was founded by Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, who is also a key recording member of Eagles of Death Metal.
One of the best virtuosos on guitar has announced he will be doing a November tour.He has shared the stage with Yngwie Malsteem and Jake E Lee, if you want to see guitar done to the extreme , we recommend checking out this tour.
11/16 Waterloo NY – Lizard Lounge (featuring Jim Crean)
11/17 Syracuse NY (Liverpool) – Sharkey’s Bar(featuring Jim Crean)
11/18 Toronto ON, Canada – The Rockpile
11/19 Ottawa ON, Canada – The Brass Monkey
11/20 Buffalo NY, Rockin’ Buffalo Saloon (featuring Jim Crean)
11/25 Teaneck NJ, Mexicali Live (with Joe Lynn Turner)
11/26 Highline Ballroom, NYC (with Joe Lynn Turner)
11/27 “89 North Patchogue”, Long Island NY (with Joe Lynn Turner)
TWO-CD SET FEATURES 18 SONGS TAKEN FROM AVENGED’S BEST-SELLING WARNER BROS. ALBUMS INCLUDING CITY OF EVIL, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, NIGHTMARE AND HAIL TO THE KING,
INCLUDING COVERS AND RARITIES
October 21, 2016 (Burbank, CA) – On December 2 Warner Bros. will release a best-of compilation package of Avenged Sevenfold’s biggest Warner Bros. hits to date. The two-disc set, titled The Best Of 2005-2013, features 18 songs from Avenged Sevenfold’s best-selling Warner Bros. albums released between 2005 and 2013 including City Of Evil, Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare and Hail To The King. The package also features a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid”, originally on the Warner Bros. tribute album Covered, A Revolution in Sound as well as two original songs that Avenged Sevenfold wrote for video games: “Carry On” (Call Of Duty II) and “Not Ready To Die” (Call Of The Dead). The album will be available at all physical and digital retailers on December 2.
While at Warner Bros., Avenged Sevenfold achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums – including their 2005 platinum breakthrough City Of Evil, 2007’s Avenged Sevenfold, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts, and two consecutive No 1’s on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, Nightmare (2010) and Hail To The King – achieving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. They have also scored a series of Top 10 singles at multiple formats, including “Bat Country,” “Almost Easy,” “Scream,” “Nightmare,” “Welcome To The Family,” “So Far Away,” and “Hail To The King,” and their latest, “Shepherd of Fire.” The band, which hails from Huntington Beach, Calif., have become known for their spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals.
Avenged Sevenfold The Best of 2005-2013:
Bat Country (City Of Evil)
Beast And The Harlot (City Of Evil)
Seize The Day (City Of Evil)
Critical Acclaim (Avenged Sevenfold)
Almost Easy (Avenged Sevenfold)
Afterlife (Avenged Sevenfold)
Dear God (Avenged Sevenfold)
A Little Piece of Heaven (Avenged Sevenfold)
Welcome To The Family (Nightmare)
So Far Away (Nightmare)
Hail To The King (Hail To The King)
Shepherd of Fire (Hail To The King)
Walk (Diamonds In The Rough)
Flash Of The Blade (Diamonds In The Rough)
Paranoid (Covered: A Revolution In Sound)
Carry On (Call Of Duty: Black Ops II)
Not Ready To Die (Call Of The Dead)
Editor note . I had the chance to see a recent Coheed and Cambria performance, not only was I amazed by the pure talent ,I was dumbfounded by the die hard fans that came to the show, some from Texas drove to Ohio for this show . That has something to about the bands drawing power and with that I wanted to give you one ultra fans perspective . Ladies and Gentleman I present Chelsea ,please enjoy .
Coheed and Cambria; where do I even begin?
When I hear Coheed and Cambria, especially the tantalizing tenor vocals of Claudio Sanchez matched with the intense progressive rhythm of their harmonious rock and roll, it brings me back to the the nostalgic days of teenage skateboarding and other shenanigans. Coheed and Cambria has hands down been my favorite band easily since freshman year of high school.
Coheed and Cambria is deeper than music. It’s a story set in a comic and played through melody. A performance art form like no other, it’s a unique science fiction concept you have to experience in both mediums to fully grasp. Coheed and Cambria is a tale of the Amory Wars, Heaven’s Fence, man and machine, human nature, and definitely not for the “faint of heart”.
Most fans I’ve met, including myself, are diehards. I’ve seen tattoos adorn peoples bodies, fans who travel miles and miles to see them play live, and epic record and memorabilia collections. Coheed and Cambria has such a loyal fan base because it’s more than just music. It’s a entire universe, an epic story of love and danger, and the best damn band I’ve ever had the privilege of hearing.
An event honoring 1992 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Johnny Cash.
Grammy-winning producer, author and singer, John Carter Cash will serve as executive bandleader of the 21st Annual Music Masters concert. Alongside John Carter Cash, keyboardist Tony Harrell will serve as the band director. Harrell, a veteran studio musician has laid down tracks for Johnny Cash and country royalty Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams Jr. and Ray Price. He’s also appeared on many top records and recorded with such superstars as Vince Gill, Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, and dozens others.
Acts & artists scheduled to appear:
The Oak Ridge Boys
Mike Ness of Social Distortion
L.A. punk band X
WS “Fluke” Holland