Be My Quarantine Valentine

Last year, on Valentine’s Day 2020, thousands of exhausted and happy rockers were disembarking from the 10th annual Monsters Of Rock Cruise, AKA MORC X. Rock legends had performed for their dedicated fans, and love was all around us.

This year, on Valentine’s Day, not so much. To help you get through, here are 14 “Be My Quarantine Valentine” collectibles for your enjoyment. Cut them out, share them with your sweetie, post them on your …

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 …

Quarantine Dreams – Fantasy Festival Friday – Ghost – Avatar – In Flames – Europe – H.E.A.T

Six months into the 2020 global pandemic, and I have literally started dreaming about attending festivals, photographing concerts, and interviewing artists. Music festivals and live concerts have been postponed, rescheduled and canceled, sometimes all three. As the fall events have finally been eliminated, and the winter rock cruises have been pushed into May, I have no idea when I will be lucky enough to cover an actual concert again. In the meantime, GameOn.media presents Fantasy …

The Joy Of Live Music Performance – Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2020

Doro – Monsters Of Rock Cruise ©2020 Johnnie Crow Photos

The pandemic that has rocked the world has silenced the music venues, arenas and parks that routinely allow lovers of music to do what they enjoy the most. While many artists have taken to interacting with and performing for their fans online, there is still something missing, which all are desperate to have return.

Tesla – Monsters Of Rock Cruise ©2020 Johnnie Crow Photos

There …

Sweden’s H.E.A.T Brings Back Glam with “H.E.A.T II” Album

H.E.A.T ©2020 Johnnie Crow Photos

I recently discovered the Swedish rock band H.E.A.T on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise, which primarily features the biggest glam metal acts of the 1980’s. This newer band has that retro sound and attitude and was a perfect fit. Their latest album “H.E.A.T II” is an incredible achievement, reminiscent of Dokken, Asia, Survivor and pre-Slippery Bon Jovi. If Sylvester Stallone had made Rocky V in 1989, this album could have …

Monsters Of Rock Cruise X – 2020

Winger © 2020 Johnnie Crow Photos

The holy trinity of guitar gods – George Lynch, Nuno Bettencourt, Reb Beach. The greatest voices in rock – Miljenko Matijevic, Gary Cherone, Kip Winger, CJ Snare, Jeff Keith. Legendary drummers – James Kottak, Brian Tichy, Rick Allen. Guitar clinics, comedy shows, artist Q&A’s, late night karaoke with rock stars. What has all of this and more?

Extreme © 2020 Johnnie Crow Photos

The 10th annual Monsters Of Rock …