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DVD Review: KISS – Rock The Nation Live

Kings In Satan’s Service was the first band I ever really worshipped as a young and impressionable pre-teenager, so they will always hold a special place in my heart – kind of like that first girl you ever loved. Sure, you may barely remember her face now, but oh the memories seeing her again might invoke. In 1975, I was ... Read More »

Eric Johnson – Live From Austin TX (DVD Review)

For those of you lucky enough to have taped the original airing on PBS back in 1988, you should be pleased to know that Eric Johnson‘s complete Austin City Limits performance has finally been released on DVD. If you really hurry, you just may find some unsuspecting fan on EBAY still willing to shell out a few bucks for that ... Read More »

DVD Review: Rush – R30, 30th Anniversary World Tour

So what if Rush has more live albums and videos now than they do studio albums. I’m not complaining, especially on the video side. That would be like saying, "well I already saw Rush in concert once, so why would I want to see them again". Rush is my favorite live band, and you don’t even have to sit in ... Read More »

DVD Review: Queen + Paul Rodgers – Return Of The Champions

When I first heard about Queen, well, Brian May and Roger Taylor, coming out of retirement for the first time since Freddy Mercury’s death, I can’t say that I was all that interested. Especially since they chose Paul Rodgers to handle the vocal chores. I mean come on! Rodger‘s is certainly one of the greatest rock singers of all time, ... Read More »

DVD Review: Evergrey – A Night To Remember, Live 2004

After a successful North American tour opening for their brothers in metal, Children Of Bodom and Iced Earth, Evergrey has stepped up to the plate with this headlining gig filmed on October 9, 2004 at the historic Storan Theater in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden – and they damn near hit a home run. Throwing all caution to the wind, ... Read More »

DVD Review: Journey – Live In Houston 1981, Escape Tour

You know that there is some bad blood between Steve Perry and his old bandmates when you see no mention of this new concert DVD on the official Journey website. Perry produced the thing and probably hurt some feelings along the way by not asking his old friends for help. This release has garnered huge fanfare because it captures the ... Read More »

Larry Carlton & Steve Lukather – New Morning, The Paris Concert (DVD Review)

1987 was year that I was first really introduced to the music of Larry Carlton, thanks to an Armed Forces Network (AFN) segment that always featured the song "Smiles And Smile To Go" from his brilliant, 1986, all-acoustic album Alone/But Never Alone. I’ll never get that song out of my head. Of course I immediately ran out got the thing, ... Read More »

DVD Review: G3 – Live In Tokyo

I caught this G3 tour, the first time around, back in 2001 at the magnificent Warner Theater in Washington, DC. I couldn’t have been more psyched about this show, as John Petrucci was my favorite "new-school" guitarist, based on his phenomenal work with Dream Theater, and Joe Satriani and Steve Vai were two of the greatest instrumental-rock guitarists on the ... Read More »