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Show Review: Joe Satriani @ Macomb Music Theatre, Mt.Clemens, MI 09/22/2013
What more could possibly be said about Joe Satriani and his long and glorious career? Joe Satriani is the guitarist of guitarists. Ranked among the best of our times, between his two platinum and four gold albums he has delivered album after album of amazing guitar instrumentals as well as touring with G3 and Chickenfoot. His recent solo tour behind the “Unstoppable Momentum” album is undoubtedly another epic notch in the Satriani belt, and another must see concert on the bucket list of any true music or guitar lover. His all-star band of guitarist/keyboard player Mike Keneally, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann define the epitome of what quality rock music is about today. As I stood side-stage and reveled in the music, I became completely mesmerized by the spot on accuracy and pure energy of these musicians. Read More

Ticket Giveaway: Win a pair of tickets to see Reverence at one of the following four dates in Europe!
Reverence and National Rock Review have teamed up to offer a pair of guest list spots over their next four dates in Europe. To enter for your chance to win a spot on the guest list for you and a friend, click on one of the links next to the tour date you want enter. Winners are chosen at random. Read More

SAXON, FOZZY, and HALCYON WAY @ The Machine Shop, Flint,MI 09/20/2013
The Machine Shop is without a doubt one of the best venue’s in the Midwest, continuously drawing a great crowd and booking bands from the metal motor pool of some of the best rock bands from yesterday and today. Friday, Sept. 20,2013 was no exception with two strong support acts: Fozzy, and Halcyon Way and one of the all time great British Metal bands, Saxon, headlining. The Machine Shop was packed with enthusiastic rockers of all ages and a mixed crowd of metal (and wrestling) fans. Read More

Concert Review: Dio Disciples In Michigan

For well over 30 years, Ronnie James Dio lived and breathed to create Metal Music. Ronnie James Dio was a true metal icon and he was most certainly one of the most beloved and well respected purveyors of the Metal Genre that began in the mid 70’s and early 80’s. His passing in 2010, seemed to signify the end of an era. But, in the fine tradition of the genre that Ronnie helped create the DIO DISCIPLES carry the Metal torch in his honor and memory. I feel it is unfair to even call the DIO DISCIPLES a “tribute” band as it seems to lessen the true depth of who and what this band is about. The DIO DISCIPLES are comprised of musicians and personal friends of RJD. The lineup of musicians who have played in the DIO DISCIPLES since the formation of the band in 2011 reads like a who’s who of metal spanning (4) four generations of the genre including former members of DIO’s band, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Lynch Mob (just to name a few). Their set list includes songs by DIO, RAINBOW and BLACK SABBATH. This is certainly far more than a tribute band… it is DIO himself reincarnated in the echoes of the instruments played by his former friends and bandmates. I can’t even raise a horn-fisted R.I.P. for Ronnie because after attending two incredible nights of Metal that was delivered so flawlessly by the DIO DISCIPLES I know that Ronnie James Dio is not dead… he is alive and well and lives on in the soul of his fans and in this band. Read More

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