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
 
 
 
 
 

FRANK DIMINO
'Old Habits Die Hard'
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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


FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

'For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records' now available for pre-order


On August 29th, Metal Blade Records and BMG will release For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records - written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel with Mark Eglinton, and featuring a foreword by Metallica's Lars Ulrich. Celebrating the storied label's 35th anniversary, For the Sake of Heaviness is an inside look at how Slagel built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom's non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music that it is today. 

To pre-order For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records, please visit: http://smarturl.it/mbr35th - where an exclusive box-set is available, with the following contents: 
--For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records book
--For the Sake of Heaviness cassette
--Metal Blade Records 35th anniversary bookmark
--bookplate autographed by Brian Slagel
* box dimensions: 9.375" x 6.375" x 1.25" 

See below for the For the Sake of Heaviness cassette track-listing: 
SIDE A
1. Fates Warning "Guardian"
2. Lizzy Borden "Lord of the Flies"
3. Omen "Holy Martyr"
4. Cirith Ungol "Black Machine"
5. GWAR "Gor-Gor"
6. Cannibal Corpse "Stripped, Raped, and Strangled"
7. Six Feet Under "War Is Coming"
SIDE B
1. Mercyful Fate "Egypt"
2. King Diamond "Voodoo"
3. The Black Dahlia Murder "Funeral Thirst"
4. Unearth "Black Hearts Now Reign"
5. Amon Amarth "Twilight of the Thunder God"
6. Visigoth "From the Arcane Mists of Prophecy" 

For the Sake of Heaviness pulls back the curtain to reveal the definitive look at how Metal Blade began, what they've accomplished, and where they're going. Slagel reveals the early advice he gave that helped guide Motley Crue's career; how he helped Metallica replace their bassist - twice; his detailed work on Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper re-issues; his behind-the-scenes role in the careers of Slayer, GWAR, Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Goo Goo Dolls, and Lamb of God; and his unlikely ventures with kindred metal heads - from hockey star Ken Baumgartner, to celebrity chef Chris Santos, to The Howard Stern Show's Richard Christy, to comedians Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson and Jim Breuer.  

Metal Blade Records online:
http://metalblade.com
https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords
https://twitter.com/MetalBlade
https://www.youtube.com/MetalBladeRecords
https://instagram.com/metalbladerecords

BLAZE BAYLEY ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN SUPPORT OF ‘ENDURE AND SURVIVE (INFINITE ENTANGLEMENT PART II)'


Over the years, a whole new appreciation has developed for the “Blaze Bayley era” of Iron Maiden - which resulted in such classic albums as 1995’s ‘X Factor’ and 1998’s ‘Virtual XI’ (and the singles “Man on the Edge,” “Lord of the Flies,” “The Angel and the Gambler,” “Futureal,” and an all-new track on 1996’s Best of the Beast comp, “Virus”).

And recently, Bayley (who was also the singer for another highly-respected rock band, Wolfsbane) has released his latest solo effort (a second in a trilogy of release), entitled ‘Endure and Survive (Infinite Entanglement Part II).

Check out the video of the new song, “Escape Velocity,” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJTXqHA2eYs&feature=youtu.be

And with the album’s release comes the announcement of an extensive North American tour, which starts August 9th on the east coast, and will run to September 9th on the west coast.

“I'm so excited about coming to USA and Canada for the ‘Endure and Survive’ part of my ‘Infinite Entanglement’ tour,” explains Blaze. “I have great memories of touring there with Wolfsbane and Iron Maiden. I'll be doing a few songs from those days and some songs from my new albums. As a thank you to my fans for waiting so long for this tour, I will be doing a free meet and greet after every show, signing any CDs and albums that I'm featured on. I'm fitting in as many towns and cities as I can on this tour and I'm hoping it will be possible to tour USA and Canada every year if fans want me to return.”

Soon, North American fans will be able to hear Iron Maiden classics and solo material performed on stage by one of the great rock singers of recent times, Blaze Bayley!

TOUR DATES:

W   8/9 in Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville, Theater
Th  8/10 in Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
F    8/11 in Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Su  8/13 in Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
T   8/15 in Syracuse, NY @ Sharkey’s
W 8/16 in Montreal, Quebec @ Piranha Bar
Th 8/17 in Ottawa,Ontario @ Brass Monkey
F   8/18 in Quebec City, Quebec @ L’Anti
S   8/19 in Toronto, Ontario @ Rockpile
Su 8/20 in London,Ontario @ East Side Bar and Grill
M  8/21in Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
W 8/23 in Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
F   8/25 in Janesville, WI @ Backbar
S   8/26 in Bolingbrook, IL @ Tailgators
Su 8/27 in St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
W 8/30 in Ft. Worth, TX @ Rail Club
Th 8/31 in Austin, TX @ Come and Get it Live
F   9/1 in Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North
S   9/2 in San Antonio, TX @ Rockbox
M 9/4 in Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
T  9/5 in San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Th 9/7 in Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s  
F   9/8 in Portland, OR @  Bossanova Ballroom
S   9/9 in Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
blazebayley.net

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Pat Torpey of Mr Big Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 339 - Defying Gravity

Mr. Big just set loose their latest upon the world with “Defying Gravity”. This week Richie sits down with Pat Torpey to discuss the new album, touring, Mr. Big History, and what the future holds for Pat.



Track of the week comes to us from perennial FoM favorites Primal Fear off their new live set Angels of Mercy - Live in Germany.


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Derek Oliver Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal as Our Kerrang! Project Continues.



Episode 336 - Kerrang! Episode 5

Our Kerrang! project continues this week as we bring you a discussion with Derek Oliver. Derek was best known as the melodic metal guy back in the day. These days Derek is still making a mark in music. First with his label Rock Candy Records which reissues some great lost gems and as of late he is also the guy behind Rock Candy Magazine. 


See what Rock Candy Records has to offer at: rockcandyrecords.com/  and also be sure to check out the new Rock Candy mag which carries on in the fine tradition of Kerrang at: rockcandymag.com/

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Noise Records Historian David Gehlke guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 337 - Noise Records


Great show this week as we bring you a chat we had with David E. Gehlke the author of “Damn The Machine - The Story of Noise Records”. This is definitely one metal story that must be told and David does it in style with a massive book that’s a must for any metal fan. It’s summer reading time so if you want to get yourself a copy direct from David head to his site at DeliberationPress.com or you can always head to Amazon or also it’s carried by SPV in Europe via the mighty NuclearBlast.de



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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 335 - We The People

Adrenaline Mob just released their third full lengther ”We The People” and this week we have none other than guitarist Mike Orlando on the show to talk about that and much more. Check out adrenalinemob.com for upcoming tour dates and more. 


Also on the show this week we welcome vocalist Austin Dickinson from British young guns As Lions (aslionsband.com). These guys have been touring the crap out of their latest "Selfish Age" and we managed to catch them while driving to their next date.


Track of The week is from the self titled release from Swiss metal sensation Burning Witches. Check out their campaign at Pledgemusic.com/projects/burningwitches



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John Corabi of The Dead Daisies Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 334 - John Corabi

On May 19th The Dead Daisies released their first live album “Live & Louder”. 16 tracks of great originals sprinkled with some classic covers recorded during their 2016 through the UK and Europe. As listeners know we really are big supporters of the band and it was great to get John Corabi back on the show to give us the rundown on the album and what else is in store from the band. Along the way John does give us some other teasers on some other stuff he’s been involved with too.



Wanna get more info and perhaps some Dead Daisies swag including the new disc? Head to thedeaddaisies.com

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Warrant's Erik Turner & Robert Mason on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 333 - Warrant

Hot on the heels of the release of Warrant’s latest “Louder Harder Faster” we bring you talks with both Erik Turner and Robert Mason. These guys are out on tour right now and if ya want all the tour info and more head to warrantrocks.com .



Track of the week comes from Sweden in the form of Crazy Lixx and one off their latest release “Ruff Justice”. Get your Lixx at crazylixx.com


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kurdt Vanderhoof & Jarvis Letherby on this Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 332 - Metal Demon

A double header this week as we bring you a chat with Kurdt Vanderhoof as Metal Church releases “Classic Live” via RatPak Records.


If that wasn't enough metal for ya we also we talk once again with Jarvis Letherby as Night Demon sets loose their latest “Darkness Remains”.


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

House of Lords guitarist Jimi Bell Guests on The Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 331 - Jimi Bell

House of Lords just released “Saint of The Lost Souls” and this week we have guitarist Jimi Bell on the show to give us the whole story on the album. Jimi also regales us with some great stories from the eighties including a great Ozzy recollection. Get more info at HouseofLordsBand.com



Track of the week is from past FoM guests Wolfpakk from their new one on AFM  “Wolves Reign”. Find em’ at Wolfpakk.net


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Metal Journo Howard Johnson guest on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 330 - Kerrang! Episode 4


This week we continue our Kerrang! magazine project as we bring you a chat we just had with Howard Johnson. Howard had a wealth of great stories for us and we are sure you’re going to enjoy everything he has to say. These days Howard is involved with the great Rock Candy Mag. They just put out issue 1 and you can get yourself a copy by going to rockcandymag.com/

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

DIAMOND HEAD TO TOUR THE STATES WITH FIRST EVER USA FESTIVAL APPEARANCES


One of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, Diamond Head, will be returning to the States for tour dates in May and in August. From May 17-27, the band - led by co-founding member/guitarist Brian Tatler - will be playing headline shows (and two dates with Ross the Boss, as well as a performance at the Legions of Metal Festival in Chicago with Armored Saint, and an appearance at Rocklahoma in Oklahoma). And then from August 19-25, Diamond Head will return to the US for another festival appearance (Psycho Vegas 2017 in Las Vegas), as well as additional headlining gigs. 

“Excited to be back in the US this spring, playing songs from the new album ‘Diamond Head’ along with many classics from Lightning To The Nations, Borrowed Time & Canterbury’.” -Brian Tatler, 5/4/17

As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, Diamond Head came up in the same scene as eventual global headliners Def Leppard and Iron Maiden. And while Diamond Head did not achieve the same commercial success as the aforementioned bands, they did influence countless subsequent musicians - especially Metallica, as it was a then-teenaged Lars Ulrich that befriended the band early on and became a major fan. Subsequently, Metallica has covered such Diamond Head classics as “Am I Evil,” “Helpless,” “The Prince,” and “It’s Electric” multiple times - on multiple platinum releases.

In addition to performing these classics at their upcoming U.S. shows, expect to also hear material performed off their latest release - 2016’s self-titled offering. Their seventh studio albums overall, the album has become one of their most critically acclaimed of their entire career - as evidenced by Classic Rock Magazine saying, "It just fu*kin' rocks in glorious timeless fashion" and Metal Hammer simply adding, "This is rather excellent."

And soon, many U.S. fans will get to see the legendary Diamond Head on a nearby concert stage. 

"When we made 'Kill Em All', it was just Diamond Head and Motörhead" 
Lars Ulrich - Metallica

"We're a combination of the two heads, Diamond Head and Motörhead. The epic feel is definitely from Diamond Head, while the simplicity came from Motörhead." 
James Hetfield – Metallica

"I'm influenced by the likes of Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page and Brian Tatler". 
Dave Mustaine - Megadeth



DIAMOND HEAD LINE-UP 2017:
Brian Tatler - Guitars 
Rasmus Bom Andersen - Vocals 
Abbz Abberley  - Guitars 
Dean Ashton - Bass 
Karl Wilcox - Drums 

DIAMOND HEAD US TOUR 2017:

Additional dates to be announced shortly.

W   5/17 Columbus, OH      Ace of Cups
Th  5/18 Indianapolis, IN     The Headquarters w/Ross The Boss
F    5/19 Rock Island, IL      RIBCO
S    5/20 Chicago, IL            Legions of Metal Festival w/Armored Saint 
Su  5/21 Savage, MN          Neisens w/Ross The Boss                 
M   5/22 Joliet, IL                 The Forge
T    5/23 Newport, KY          Southgate House
Th  5/25 Springfield, MO     Nathan P Murphy's
S    5/27 Pryor, OK              Rocklahoma Festival                    
S    8/19 Las Vegas, NV      Psycho Vegas 2017 Festival
W   8/23 Portland, OR         Bossanova Ballrooms
Th  8/25 Seattle, WA           El Corazon


FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Robin McAuley Returns to the show on this weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 329 - Robin McAuley

Vocalist Robin McAuley returns to the show this week. We haven’t talked to Robin since late 2015 but as usual; the guy stays pretty busy. Besides the relaunch of Raiding The Rock Vault Robin has also been doing dates with Michael Schenker as part of Schenker Fest. In fact they just did a multi format release of the Tokyo show in late March. Keep track of Robin at his site robinmcauley.com/ 

See if the Schenker Fest is coming near you at michaelschenkerhimself.com/


Get all the Rock Vault and tix at raidingtherockvault.com/


Track of the week is from past FoM guests Helker from their new one on AFM  “Firesoul”. Find em’ at helker.net/



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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bobby Blitz of Overkill on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 328 - Overkill

Overkill recently released their latest “The Grinding Wheel” on Nuclear Blast. The band just finished the US run of their Killfest tour and are getting ready to make their way to Europe in June. Richie caught up with the band at their second to last US date in Worcester Mass and had a chat with Bobby Blitz.

Find all things Overkill over at their official site: wreckingcrew.com



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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

dUg Pinnick of KXM on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 327 - dUg Pinnick

Rat Pak Records just released the sophomore effort from KXM “Scatterbrain” This week we have bassist and vocalist dUg Pinnick as our guest to discuss the release as well as give some insight into future plans with King’s X.


Keep up with dUg at: dugnation.net/ 

Order up your own copy of “Scatterbrain” at ratpakrecordsamerica.com/kxm


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Kerrang! #3 with Steffan Chirazi on This weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 326 - Kerrang! Episode 3


This week we continue our Kerrang! magazine project as we bring you a talk we had with Steffan Chirazi. Stefan had lots of candid stories about his time working for Kerrang! and we think your gonna like them. These days Steffan is best known as the editor of “So What” and for his continued work in metal journalism.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Brad Gillis From Night Ranger Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 325 - Night Ranger

On March 24th Night Ranger released “Don’t Let Up” via Frontiers Records. Brad Gillis gave us a call to talk about the new release and what’s up for the coming year with Night Ranger. Find out all the info on the band at nightranger.com



Track of The Week is From Sinner off their latest “Tequila Suicide” on AFM Records.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bumblefoot from Art of Anarchy Guests On This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 324 - Art of Anarchy

Art of Anarchy just dropped their sophomore release “The Madness” and Ron Bumblefoot Thal dropped by to discuss it with us, Find out more about Bumblefoot at http://www.bumblefoot.com/in


Track of the week this week comes courtesy of Frontiers as we bring you a cut from Stephen Pearcy’s “Smash” album. 


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Joel Hoekstra Makes a Return Appearance on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 323 - 1987 With Joel Hoekstra


Joel Hoekstra has dropped by Focus on Metal in the past. Most recently to promote the last Joel Hoekstra’s 13 release. This time around he dropped by to have a bit of discussion about some of the great metal releases that came out in 1987 with us as well as a bit of chat about the latest Monsters of Rock cruise. Find out more about Joel at joelhoekstra.com/



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