Author Archives: Josh Chaikin

Raiding the Rock Vault: Now in Residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known as a party destination, and one of the wildest places in town is the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. And why not? Rock and roll is the biggest on-going party. It seems only appropriate that Raiding the Rock Vault, the show that tells the story of classic rock, would find its home here. After first opening ...

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Poison the Parish Tour featuring Seether, Letters from the Fire, and Big Story

Seether Letters from the Fire Big Story   Howdy-ho from the pit! We’re back again, this time to recount the Poison the Parish tour featuring Seether, Letters from the Fire, and Big Story. The Uptown Theater hosted this grouping of hard rock acts on Tuesday, August 8th Every day when I drive home, I pass the Uptown Theater. Usually when ...

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Gods of Metal Slay Kansas City

  Slayer https://www.slayer.net/   Lamb of God http://www.lamb-of-god.com/ Behemoth http://behemoth.pl/ The unholy trinity of Lamb of God, Behemoth, and Slayer landed on Kansas City last Tuesday. The three acts defiled the city airwaves with a show heavy on nostalgia, but in the best way possible. All three bands are legends among the metal community, and rightfully so, as they continue ...

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JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE NEW MOBILE GAME, ‘JUDAS PRIEST: ROAD TO VALHALLA’ IS AVAILABLE TODAY

Sony Music Entertainment and legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest announced today that “Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla,” a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available in the App Store. Game download link to App Store here: http://apple.co/2uG3i3n The app features stunning new visuals and gameplay set to the iconic songs “Halls of Valhalla,” “Breaking the ...

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Ann Wilson Presents Heart-felt Tribute to Her Influences, and Hits

People born between May 21st and June 20th are categorized as Geminis based on Astrology. Some people really buy into the notion that when you were born tells a lot about you based on the position of the sun and planets. I don’t exactly subscribe to that school of thought, but it is said that Geminis are often artistic people, ...

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25th Anniversary of Rockfest in Kansas City

Ah, Rockfest. For the past 25 years, Kansas City’s rock station, 98.9 The Rock, has put together what has become North America’s largest one day music festival. While most people would agree that the 25th anniversary is worth celebrating, and a look back on the past 25 years is wholly appropriate. That Rockfest brought in many acts that have played ...

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Collective Soul Adds Summer Tour Dates with Our Lady Peace and Special Guest Tonic

Multi Platinum Band Back in Studio Working on 10th Album Collective Soul has added dates to their summer tour schedule, with shows slated in June with Our Lady Peace and special guest Tonic. Fan Club presale tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 18 at 10 a.m. (all times local); Spotify presale is Thursday, April 20; tickets for the general public ...

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May Metal Mayhem at the Midland – Opeth, Gojira, and Devin Townsend Project

  Another weekend and another loud rock show to report. This time, it was the likes of Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, and Opeth, who brought more metal than a scrapyard to the Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland in Kansas City. First to the stage was Devin Townsend Project. This project is the brain-child of Devin Townsend of Strapping Young ...

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FOGHAT ANNOUNCE BIG PLANS FOR 2017

Fans of one of classic rock’s all-time great acts, Foghat, have a lot to look forward to this year, the 40th anniversary of Foghat’s Double Platinum album FOGHAT LIVE!  To celebrate the occasion these veteran rockers are releasing LIVE AT THE BELLY UP yet another great live performance from last year’s show at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, ...

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2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees YES Featuring JON ANDERSON, TREVOR RABIN, RICK WAKEMAN ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Rock icons Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are proud to announce that effective immediately, they will officially be known as ‘YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman’, which is the name they will be touring under in North America during the latter half of 2017.    “It’s very simple,’ explains band founder and vocalist Jon Anderson. “The fans want ...

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