Concert Review: Spending ‘A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper’

All photography credit: Ken Schuler 

(TRR) Honestly, there is not better way to spend any evening than with the legendary Alice Cooper and truly he is showing no signs of slowing down. When we attend a concert we are looking to see a show and that is exactly what Cooper and his band (bassist Chuck Garric, guitarist Ryan Roxie, guitarist Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and drummer Glen Sobel) provide. Cooper has more than earned his …

Fozzy and Through Fire Rock San Diego House of Blues

Images and words by Johnnie Crow

Rock chart-toppers Fozzy featuring Chris Jericho and Through Fire played the House of Blues in San Diego on March 9, 2018. The tour joined up with metal veterans Iced Earth celebrating their 30th anniversary, along with Sanctuary and Santa Cruz. It was a night showcasing several hard rocking styles, all of which entertained the active crowd.

Through Fire blazed through an opening set, revving up the crowd and leaving …

Act of Defiance Kick Off 2018 Tour

Images and Words by Johnnie Crow

Act of Defiance kicked off their spring headlining tour at the Brick By Brick in San Diego, California on March 1, 2018. If you don’t already know, Act of Defiance is a Los Angeles metal band made up of former members of Megadeth, Scar The Martyr and Shadows Fall. They have produced two outstanding albums full of aggression and dynamic flourishes, “Birth and the Burial” and “Old Scars, New …

Killthrax Tour at House of Blues San Diego

Images and Words by Johnnie Crow

Killswitch Engage and Anthrax returned to the House of Blues in San Diego, California on February 13, 2018 as part of their co-headlining Killthrax tour. The venue was sold out and completely full of passionate metal fans. Havok opened the show, the perfect aggressive band to kickstart the crowd into a night-long frenzy.

On this night, it was Anthrax up next and they never disappoint. Charlie Benante’s beats are …

LAS RAGEOUS Music Festival Announces Updated Performance Lineup

LAS RAGEOUS Music Festival
Announces Updated Performance Lineup

Otherwise & New Years Day Join
A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Ghost, Judas Priest & more
Friday, April 20 & Saturday, April 21
At The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

KOMP-FM & Smash Magazine Launch
‘Battle Of The Fans’ Contest For Opening Performance Slot
Deadline To Enter Is January 31

Sin City’s premier rock and metal festival, Las Rageous, has released an updated performance

Louder Than Life 2018 Early Bird Ticket Sale Underway

Louder Than Life 2018
Early Bird Ticket Sale Underway
Limited Number Of General Admission Weekend

Tickets Available For $94.50

An Early Bird ticket sale is now underway for the 5th annual Louder Than Life, to be held Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Champions Park in Louisville, KY.

During the Early Bird sale, a limited number of General Admission weekend tickets are available for only $94.50 (the same as the …

Fourth Annual Northern Invasion May 12-13, 2018 in Somerset, Wisconsin

Band Lineup Announced For
Fourth Annual Northern Invasion
Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018
In Somerset, WI

Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Alice In Chains,
Breaking Benjamin, Stone Temple Pilots, The Used,
I Prevail & Parkway Drive To Perform

All Tickets & Packages On Sale Now

Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle and Alice In Chains lead the incredible lineup for the fourth annual Northern Invasion, Saturday, May 12

Fort Rock Brings South Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience To Fort Lauderdale

Monster Energy Fort Rock
Band Lineup Announced

South Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience
To Feature Performances From
Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack,
Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin
Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018
At The Festival’s New Home In Greater Fort Lauderdale
At Markham Park In Sunrise, FL

Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Shinedown, and Breaking Benjamin lead a powerful talent lineup for …

LAS RAGEOUS Music Festival Returns To Downtown Las Vegas April 20-21, 2018

LAS RAGEOUS Music Festival Returns To Downtown Las Vegas

Friday, April 20 & Saturday, April 21

Featuring A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Ghost, Judas Priest

After a successful debut in 2017, which drew rock and metal fans from around the world with sellout crowds of 10,000 each day, Las Rageous returns for its second year on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. The two-day music festival created by Live Nation will …

The Loudwire Music Awards 2017

 OCTOBER 26, 2017
AVENGED SEVENFOLD, STONE SOUR and IRON MAIDEN WIN BIG AT THE FIRST-EVER
LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS
AWARD SHOW AND LIVE CONCERT FEATURED PERFORMANCES FROM AVENGED SEVENFOLD, IN THIS MOMENT, ANTHRAX, HALESTORM, BODY COUNT, NOTHING MORE, STARSET AND POWER TRIP
SPECIAL COLLABORATIONS OF THE NIGHT FEATURED MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE, JUDAS PRIESTs ROB HALFORD, LITA FORD and HATEBREED’s JAMEY JASTA
Maria Brink of In This Moment and Rob Halford of Judas Priest open the LOUDWIRE

Fronterizo Fest 2017 Thrashes Tijuana

Fronterizo Fest 2017

Images and Words by Johnnie Crow

The first annual Fronterizo Fest thrashed the grounds of Estadio Caliente in Tijuana, Mexico on October 26, 2017. The festival organizers knocked this out of the park on their first try, pulling together acts from across North America to the border town just across the border from San Diego, California. The opening act was Deadly Apples, representing Montreal, Canada with an artistic industrial sound. Next up …

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 – Day Two

Day two of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 belonged to the “maggots”, the fans of Slipknot who showed up en masse despite Slipknot being absent from the lineup. Corey Taylor’s “other band”, Stone Sour, anchored the main stage, centered between the cholo goth of Prayers and the return of metalcore Eighteen Visions on one end, and the grand theatrics of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie on the other.

Ozzfest was hot during the day on the …