5 Star: Alan Parsons - From the New World
Parsons returns with an excellent new album that will please his longtime fans and bring new ones into the fold.

Hot In The City: Steve Earle- Kings of Thrash (Megadeth)- More
Our spotlight on the music scene in Arizona looks at upcoming concerts coming to town thanks to the Phoenix-based concert promotion company Danny Zelisko Presents

RockPile: Spotlight on Cleopatra Records
Cleopatra Records is one of our favorite labels here at RockPile. The imprint consistently releases exciting titles by known groups and developing acts alike, some of which is vintage and some of which is newly-recorded

Green Day, Maneskin Highlight Final Day Of Lollapalooza 2022
The fourth and final day of Lollapalooza 2022 was something the festival has not seen in its seventeen years in Chicago

Lollapalooza 2022 - Day Three Report
Lollapalooza begins to reach its peak on Saturday every year. It is the third of four days and the first day of the weekend for many, so the festivals streets tighten, and the crowds are much larger earlier in the day

Lollapalooza 2022 - Day Two
Day two at Lollapalooza was one of the best in the festival's history. Women ruled the day with expressive, gut wrenching and uplifting performances that remind us that behind every problem in the world is a woman who can fix it

Chuck Wright - Chuck Wright's Sheltering Sky
Wright has been a sideman for everyone from Alice Cooper to Slash to Gregg Allman but the bassist is perhaps best known for his work as a member of Quiet Riot.

Metallica Tops Lollapalooza 2022 Day One
Lollapalooza's four-day festival makes it distinctive and an outlier, especially with a backdrop of the city and the first day did not disappoint.

On The Record: Brian May - Another World
Here's a reissue of the long out of print second solo album from Queen guitarist Brian May, originally released in 1998.

Caught In The Act: The Tubes Live In Chicago
Special guest photographer Roman Sobus caught The Tubes In The Act during show at Park West on Saturday, July 9, 2022, in Chicago.

Live: Festival d'ete de Quebec Day 11: A Whole Lotta Soul - Rage Against The Machine, Alexisonfire, more
Day 11 of Quebec City's annual musical celebration saw an unexpected display of power from some very soulful acts as well as powerhouse shows from Alexisonfire and Rage Against the Machine.

Live: Festival d'ete de Quebec Day 10: Punk Rockers and Pop Stars
There's always a wide variety of music on tap on any given day of the Festival d'ete de Quebec (FEQ), the huge annual music festival that takes place every summer in Quebec City, Canada

Caught In The Act: The Black Crowes Live
Rob Grabowski caught The Black Crowes In The Act during show at Ravinia on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, in Highland Park, Ill. Check out Rob's great photos!

Sites and Sounds: Roots N Blues Festival
It's long been one of the most highly-anticipated music festivals of the early autumn and folks throughout the nation's heartland are ready for this year's edition of the Roots N Blues Festival

Caught In The Act: The Stadium Tour: Def Leppard- Motley Crue- Poison- More
Rob Grabowski and Tom Antonson caught Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison and more In The Act during the Chicago stop of The Stadium Tour at Wrigley Field on Friday, July 8, 2022.

Live: Festival d'ete de Quebec Day 9: Female Artists Electrify the Night
Well into its 12-day run, Quebec City, Canada's massive Festival d'ete de Quebec (FEQ) presented an exciting evening of music from female artists and female-fronted groups on July 14, 2022.

Sass Jordan - Bitches Blues
Thirty years ago Jordan released her Racine album and hit big with "Make You a Believer" and "You Don't Have to Remind Me" and it was evident then that she had the voice for and an affinity for the blues.

Sites and Sounds: Sixthman Cruises Roundup
Sixthman has announced a stellar line-up for the 2023 sailing of the Outlaw Country Cruise. Here are details on that cruise and some of Sixthmans other upcoming cruises including KISS, Keeping The Blues Alive and more.

Caught In The Act: Blues On The Fox Festival- Buddy Guy and more
Rob Grabowski caught Buddy Guy, Billy Branch, Mindi Abair, and Melody Angel In The Act during the Blues On The Fox Festival at the RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Ill on June 18, 2022. Check out Rob's great photos!

On The Record: Creedence Clearwater Revival
This single consists of live versions of two very familiar songs from CCR, released here as a limited edition collectible

Caught In The Act: Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Live In Ill
Rob Grabowski and Tom Antonson caught Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire In The Act during their July 2nd concert at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill. Check out Tom's review and Rob's photos!

Box Sets: Dio - Holy Diver (Super Deluxe Edition)
Released on July 8, 2022, two days before what would have been the late metal singer's 80th birthday, here's a treat for hard core fans of Ronnie James Dio's Holy Diver release, his first under the Dio moniker.

Caught In The Act: Marcy Playground, Cracker, and Ike Reilly
Rob Grabowski caught Marcy Playground, Cracker, and Ike Reilly In The Act during show at Piazza on Saturday, June 4, 2022, in Naperville, Ill. Check out Rob's great photos!

Journey - Freedom
It's been more than a decade since Journey released a new studio album but they've really done right by their fans here with the 15-track Freedom, appropriately enough dropping during Independence Day week

Quick Flicks: Chicago Blues Reunion
Filmed at Chicago's Park West Theater in 2008, "Chicago Blues Reunion" brings together a compendium of artists, many associated with the Chicago scene

Caught In The Act: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Rock Chicago
Rob Grabowski caught Robert Plant and Alison Krauss In The Act during show at Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Chicago. Check out Rob's great photos!

Caught In The Act: MixTape Tour - The New Kids On The Block, Rick Astley, En Vogue, and Salt-N-Pepa
Rob Grabowski caught The New Kids On The Block, Rick Astley, En Vogue, and Salt-N-Pepa In The Act during the Rosemont, Ill stop of the MixTape Tour on Friday, June 17, 2022, at the Allstate Arena.

Road Trip: Daytona Beach - Beyond the Sand - Part 2
Daytona Beach, Florida is one of the most popular seaside playgrounds in the entire world, and it is easy to see why.

Inhaler: Dreaming Out Loud
Inhaler is cut from the cloth of post-punk and new wave but on the concert stage, they painted the crowd with big bold swashes of rock n' roll.

Classics: David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Have you ever driven alone on a desert highway, listening to David Bowie's "Five Years" and tears start streaming down your face, as rare as the desert rain now pelting your windshield?

May Erlewine - Tiny Beautiful Things
This album has love as its theme, and for all the rewards that love brings it is sometimes a convoluted road that gets you there

Everclear - World of Noise 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
It would take them a couple years yet before they would start having gold and platinum records but Everclear's road to fame began with 1993's World of Noise, an effort that's been out of print for quite some time

Def Leppard - Diamond Star Halos
This is a band that's far from finished with their muse as their excellent new album Diamond Star Halos proves.

5 Star: Five Star - Ann Wilson - Fierce Bliss
Ann Wilson has put out so much good music away from Heart that it is perhaps unfair to label Fierce Bliss as her strongest solo effort ever.

Caught In The Act: Journey And Toto Rock Chicago
Rob Grabowski caught Toto and Journey In The Act during show at at the Allstate Arena on Monday, May 2, 2022, in Rosemont, Ill. Check out Rob's great photos and Tom Antonson's review!

Caught In The Act: Dirty Honey and Mammoth WVH's The Young Guns Tour In Chicago
Chicago's House of Blues played host to The Young Guns Tour featuring co-headliners Dirty Honey and Mammoth WVH on March 16th.

Caught In The Act: Ghost Live In Chicago
Rob Grabowski caught Ghost In The Act during show at the Allstate Arena on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, in Rosemont, Ill. Check out Rob's great photos!

Slash Week: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Rock Chicago
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators made a stop in the Windy City with the "The River is Rising Tour"