Sometimes it is best to just let the music do the talking. This is definitely the case with Steve Vai's extraordinary instrumental Building The Church. It is the opening track to his 2005 album Real Illusions: Reflections. Steve Vai has long been known for his out of this world guitar skills. He is also a … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Steve Vai – Building The Church
Much like Stryper, Mortification is a bold, in your face Christian metal band. Whereas Stryper opted for melodic metal, Mortification has predominately produced extreme metal. Primarily known as a death metal band, Mortification has also released thrash metal albums, as well as more traditional heavy metal albums. Regardless of the metal subgenre the one constant … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Erasing The Goblin By Mortification
What will it take for fans to fully support the solo output of Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks? The lack of substantial support for any of his solo projects is baffling. His band mates, (Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett) have all found varying degrees of commercial success outside of Genesis. Somehow that … Continue reading Tony Banks, What Will It Take?
As a long time fan of Steve Hackett I am quite happy for his current success. His recent Genesis Revisited tours have proven to be quite popular. He recently announced another Genesis Revisited tour for 2018. It would seem that he is pleased to be playing in front of larger audiences. Hearing his brilliant touring band play … Continue reading My Fantasy Steve Hackett Setlist
I recently had the great pleasure of seeing Queen + Adam Lambert in concert. Wow, what a phenomenal show! Brian May, Roger Taylor, Adam Lambert and the entire band rocked. During the band introductions long time keyboard player Spike Edney received light, polite applause. Based on the response it was apparent that many were not … Continue reading An Appreciation For Queen’s Spike Edney
The latest album by Styx, The Mission, have been out for about two months now. The Mission is an album that was LONG overdue. After spending some time with this great album, here are a few thoughts. I will be totally honest, I did not think the band had it in them to produce new … Continue reading Album Spotlight: The Mission By Styx
John Hackett initially came into the public eye in the 1970's. His exquisite contributions to Steve Hackett's early solo albums proved to be invaluable. John Hackett would soon join his brother's touring band, playing flute, rhythm guitar and bass pedals. Many know John Hackett only as Steve Hackett's flute playing younger brother. Make no mistake, … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Checking Out Of London By John Hackett