Megaforce Records co-founder Marsha Zazula Succombs To Cancer

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Marsha Zazula is a legend in the world of hard rock music, who lost her battle with cancer on Friday, January 10, 2021.  Survived by her husband Jon and daughters Danielle, Rikki and Blaire, and five grandchildren, Marsha left an indelible mark on every life she touched.
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Marsha’s influence in the Thrash Metal genre is far reaching. Under Marsha’s creative direction the genre was born and artists like Metallica, Anthrax, Testament and Overkill

New York Dolls Guitarist Sylvain Sylvain Dies at 69

The glam rock legend had been battling cancer since 2018.

Sylvain Sylvain [Bobby Bank/WireImage]

New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain has died. The legendary glam rocker lost his battle to cancer Wednesday after a three-year fight. He was 69.

Sylvain revealed the diagnosis back in April 2019.

“First the bad news,” he stated. “For about a year now, I have been battling cancer. Then the good news: I have an upcoming surgery with a great …

Jonny Lang Cancels All Appearances Indefinitely

The GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist has been suffering from vocal issues.

Jonny Lang [Matt Bishop Photo]

Jonny Lang has cancelled all of his upcoming confirmed appearances, per doctor’s orders. The GRAMMY Award-winning blues guitarist and singer has been suffering from vocal issues over the past year. Unfortunately, the issues have not improved. Lang continues to hope for a natural recovery at some point in the future. Until then, no future plans to perform live or record …

Five Fave: 2020 Rock Albums

2020 has been an atypical year for the music industry. The usual album and tour cycles have been turned on their heads. Some bands chose to hold their albums for when touring starts up again. Some bands found creative ways to release their albums, many with livestreams to go with it. Other bands took the opportunity to record and release unexpected music, and much more of that will be coming in 2021. This year, we …

Five Fave: Inspirational New Year’s Resolution Songs

What are New Year’s Resolutions? People are always analyzing their intentions, adjusting their behaviors, and attempting to improve their lives. Whenever a new year begins, we give ourselves permission to start over, to let go of our past failures to better ourselves. We wipe the slate, delete the logs, swab the decks, clear the clutter, and resolve to do things differently.

Foo Fighters ©2019 Johnnie Crow Photos

What do we need to keep our resolutions …

Five Fave: 2020 Rock Albums From Familiar Favorites

2020 has been an atypical year for the music industry. The usual album and tour cycles have been turned on their heads. Some bands chose to hold their albums for when touring starts up again. Some bands found creative ways to release their albums, many with livestreams to go with it. Other bands took the opportunity to record and release unexpected music, and much more of that will be coming in 2021.

Plenty of our …

Five Fave: 2020 Mainstream Metal Albums

2020 has been an atypical year for the music industry. The usual album and tour cycles have been turned on their heads. Some bands chose to hold their albums for when touring starts up again. Some bands found creative ways to release their albums, many with livestreams to go with it. Other bands took the opportunity to record and release unexpected music, and much more of that will be coming in 2021. Heavy Metal has …

Alto Reed, Bob Seger Sax Player, Dies At 72

The Silver Bullet Band member lost a long battle with colon cancer.
Alto Reed [© Michael Weintrob]

Alto Reed, saxophone player for Bob Seger, has died. Reed passed away in his home after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 72.

Seger released a statement on his official Facebook page.

“It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our lifelong friend and band mate, Alto Reed. Alto passed

Five Fave: 2020 Metal Albums You May Have Missed

2020 has been an atypical year for the music industry. The usual album and tour cycles have been turned on their heads. Some bands chose to hold their albums for when touring starts up again. Some bands found creative ways to release their albums, many with livestreams to go with it. Other bands took the opportunity to record and release unexpected music, and much more of that will be coming in 2021. In doing research …

Five Fave: 2020 Metal Albums You May Have Missed

2020 has been an atypical year for the music industry. The usual album and tour cycles have been turned on their heads. Some bands chose to hold their albums for when touring starts up again. Some bands found creative ways to release their albums, many with livestreams to go with it. Other bands took the opportunity to record and release unexpected music, and much more of that will be coming in 2021. In doing research …

Pre-Metal Sounds – The Seeds of Heavy Metal

This year we celebrate 50 years of Heavy Metal, whose birth is credited to Black Sabbath, who released their self-titled debut on February 13, 1970 and quickly followed that up with “Paranoid” released on September 18, 1970. “Paranoid” featured the title track, “Iron Man” and “War Pigs”, three of the all time enduring classics. Sabbath did not spontaneously combust out of a vacuum. The 1960’s had many artists who were planting seeds, and cultivating the …