Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lita Ford Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 347 - Lita Ford

Last time Lita Ford graced our microphone was was almost five years ago on Episode 96 when she released “Living Like A Runaway”. We tried to get her on again when she was promoting her autobiography but no luck for that one. Fate however decided to finally give us a break and Richie was able to connect with her recently for an exceptional chat on the past, present and future for Lita.



For all your Lita info and social media links head to: LitaFordOnline.com and be sure to catch her on her current run of tour dates.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Projected's John Connolly Talks Up "Ignite My Insanity" on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 346 - Projected

Sevendust & Projected guitarist John Connolly joins us this week to talk all about the new release from Projected “Ignite My Insanity” which was released via RatPak Records. Projected, which also consists of Vinnie Hornsby (Sevendust), Scott Phillips (Alterbridge), and Eric Friedman (Tremonti) went all out and released a double album of great new music and John’s here to give us the inside track.


Get a great deal on a Projected bundle at: RatPakRecordsAmerica.com



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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Jack Starr & Ned Meloni of Jack Starr's Burning Starr on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 345 - Stand Your Ground

This week we have bassist Ned Meloni and guitarist Jack Starr from Jack Starr’s Burning Starr joining us. They just released “Stand Your Ground”, an album of classic metal. Jack and Ned talk all about the album as well as Burning Starr history and plans for future world domination.



Track of the week comes to us from Masterplan off their latest on AFM Records “PumpKings”.



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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Vinnie Moore & Serious Black's Urban Breed Guest on This weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 344 - Vinnie Moore

Two great guests this week. First up Richie talks with Vinnie Moore from UFO about their new covers album “The Salentino Cuts” due out in September 


Also this week that I had the pleasure to talk once again with Urban Breed as power metallers Serious Black bring out their third release on AFM entitled “Magic”.

Find UFO online at UFO.band for tour dates with Saxon and plenty of UFO merch.

Hit Serious Black up at Serious-Black.com and you’ll find their tour dates and other great stuff.


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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sylvie Simmons Returns To Focus on Metal as We Bring You Kerrang! #7



Episode 343 - Kerrang! Episode 7


Our Kerrang! project continues this week as we bring back journalist Sylvie Simmons. Yep, Sylvie had so much great stuff that we couldn’t fit it all in one episode so we brought her back for more (you can thank us later). If you liked her on Episode 341 you are really gonna like this one too. Find out everything she’s up to at SylvieSimmons.com

Here's a great shot Sylvie shared with us from her LA correspondent days with Kerrang!


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Billy Sheehan & RavenEye's Oli Brown Guest on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 342 - Billy Sheehan & Oli Brown

Bassist extraordinaire Billy Sheehan graces us with his presence this week as he calls in to talk about the latest from Mr Big “Defying Gravity” and Winery Dogs “Live in Santiago”. 

Also this week we have Oli Brown from UK band RavenEye calling in while on tour here in the states for their first full length Frontiers release “Nova”.


Track of the week is form our friends in Broken Teeth off their latest EMP release “4 On The Floor”

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Journalist Sylvie Simmons is Our Guest This Week On Focus on Metal



Episode 341 - Kerrang! Episode 6


Our Kerrang! project continues this week as we bring you a discussion with journalist Sylvie Simmons. Sylvie wrote for Sounds and Creem in addition to being the L.A. correspondent for  Kerrang! and these days you can find her writing for MOJO Magazine. Sylvie had so many great stories that this is just the first part of what she related to us. Find out everything she’s up to at SylvieSimmons.com

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Riverdogs Bassist Nick Brophy is Our Guest This Week on Focus on Metal



Episode 340 - Riverdogs


Riverdogs just released their latest “California” via Frontiers Records and this week we have bassist Nick Brophy on the show to give us the complete story. That chat starts at roughly the 27:47 mark.


Since we’ve had a few weeks off we also do a bit of discussion on a few shows we went to during the break.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

ANGEL’s FRANK DIMINO DOING A FEW NORTHEAST SHOWS


Legendary singer Frank DiMino of 70s rock group ANGEL will be playing a few shows for his east coast fans in early August. Fans can expect to hear lots of ANGEL classics and songs from his solo album ‘Old Habits Die Hard’. His backing band includes Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint, DC3), Michael T. Ross (Lita Ford, ANGEL), Kevin Kapler (Crazy Town, Dizzy Reed Band), and Fritz O’Hara (The Buzzards, Marky Ramone & the Intruders).
 
VIP Fan Experiences are available at all shows. Attend soundcheck, meet Frank, have your personal items signed, get your picture taken with him, and more! Please visit www.squareup.com/store/FrankDiMino
 
     Date                         Venue                         
8/4/17 Fri.                 Chaplin’s                       Spring City, PA

8/5/17 Sat.                The Chance Theater      Poughkeepsie, NY

8/6/17 Sun.                Dingbatz                        Clifton, NJ
 
 
 
 
 

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JACKYL CELEBRATE SILVER ANNIVERSARY WITH ‘25’ AND TOUR



It’s an incredible accomplishment when a rock band has been successful enough to reach the 25-year mark since the release of their first album.

And this year, raunchy southern rockers Jackyl have accomplished this feat, and are celebrating with an appropriately-titled compilation, ’25,’ which drops July 28 via Mighty Loud Records.


The 18-track set (which can be preordered via the band’s official site, jackyl.com) features such Jackyl radio hits as “Down on Me,” “The Lumberjack,” “Push Comes to Shove,” and “Favorite Sin,” as well as two previously unreleased tracks - a live rendition of “Redneck Punk,” as well as a cover of Black Oak Arkansas’ “Hot and Nasty.”


“At the time we first hit the scene, we were told by quite a few interviewers and fans that we sounded like a cross between Black Oak Arkansas and AC/DC,” explains Jackyl. “While we was very familiar with AC/DC, we were not with BOA. We went back and listened, and were blown away - so much so, that we recorded a cover of one of their most kick ass tunes, ‘Hot and Nasty,’ which is now finally getting its release on this comp.”


First bursting upon the scene with their self-titled, platinum-certified debut album in 1992, Jackyl has made a name for themselves as a killer live band that delivers night after night, and has continued to offer up good old fashioned blues boogie over the years, as evidenced on such subsequent albums as 1994’s gold-certified ‘Push Comes to Shove,’ all the way to their most recent release, 2016’s ‘Rowyco.’


“With this compilation, we are celebrating 25 years of Jackyl rock n’ roll - the fundamentals of rock n roll,” adds Jesse. “And beware - we are not slowing down anytime soon.”


‘25’ Tracklisting:


Down on Me

When Will It Rain
The Lumberjack
Push Comes to Shove
Secret of the Bottle
Dumb Ass Country Boy
Cut the Crap
Kill the Sunshine
My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass
Just Like a Negro (featuring DMC)
Screwdriver
Encore
Favorite Sin
Rally
Just Because I'm Drunk
Redneck Punk (Live) - previously unreleased
Hot and Nasty - previously unreleased

TOUR DATES:


Thursday, August 10, 2017 in Sturgis, SD  Full @ Throttle Saloon 

Friday, August 25, 2017 in Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill
Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Franklin, OH @ J.D. Legends 
Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI @ National H.O.G. Rally/Milwaukee Rally
Friday, September 8, 2017 in Hinckley, MN @ Grand Rocktember V Music Festival 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Ocean City, MD @ Cowboy Coast Country Saloon 
Friday, September 15, 2017 in Heath, OH @ Muddy Creek Saloon
Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Sunrise Beach, MO @ Pickleheads Roadhouse (Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Augusta, GA @ The Country Club
Friday, September 22, 2017 in Savannah, GA @ The Stage on Bay
Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Cocoa Beach, FL @ 80's in the Park 
Friday, November 17, 2017 in Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock
Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Watseka, IL @ Watseka Theatre
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Friday, November 24, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN @ 8 Seconds Saloon
Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Green Bay, WI @ The Green Bay Distillery
Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Dubuque, IA @ Q Casino
Friday, December 1, 2017 in Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop


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