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Music Review: Dio – ‘A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993’

For weeks I’ve been listening to the new 'A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993' box set from Rhino Entertainment and regretting time lost. As opposed to the usual “greatest hits” collection approach to a box set with interspersed unreleased alternate takes, 'Decade' is simply the first six albums from Ronnie James Dio’s solo career, remastered and repackaged with some amazing new artwork from longtime Dio cover artist, Marc Sasso.

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Concert Review: Babymetal at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA July 15, 2016

Babymetal's fan base is understandably devout and they are growing with each show and each album. Don't be surprised if by next year they are headlining their own nights at music festivals worldwide. If you have the chance to see them, do not pass it up.

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Music Reviews: Pentagram – ‘First Daze Here’ & ‘First Daze Here Too’ [2016 Remastered Edition]

Pentagram's resurgence and growing popularity in recent years is rooted in one basic fact: They are one of the pioneers of "American" hard rock/heavy metal. And it all began with these two compilations of their earliest material, recorded between 1972-1976, now newly remastered with full lyrics, band history and some rare mixes. Basically, it is hard rock heaven.

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The Best Music of 2015, by Charlie Doherty (Starring Clutch, Ryan Adams, Beach Slang, Bruce Springsteen, and More)

2015 wasn't a year for landmark releases, but there were some rather impressive outings from veterans and newbies alike.

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