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Reviews and Features For January
Heroes & Monsters - Heroes and Monsters

Heroes & Monsters - Heroes and Monsters

Many fans will be familiar with members of the trios lineup of singer and bass man Todd Kerns (Slash and the Conspirators), guitarist Stef Burns (Y&T, Alice Cooper) and drummer Will Hunt (Evanescence.)

Jared James Nichols - Jared James Nichols

Jared James Nichols - Jared James Nichols

Nichols has a stated goal here of playing in different styles to reflect his influences and it works nicely, theres a very cohesive feel to the album.

Sicard Hollow - Brightest of Days

Root 66: Sicard Hollow - Brightest of Days

But like the music of the Grateful Dead that its inspired by, just dig it and dont hurt your head trying to figure it out

Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros. - Live in Colorado, Vol. 2

Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros. - Live in Colorado, Vol. 2

Founding member of the Grateful Dead Bob Weir continues to bring music to Deadheads by working with various entities

Amazing Grace: Country Stars Sing Songs of Faith and Hope

Box Sets: Amazing Grace: Country Stars Sing Songs of Faith and Hope

We listen to a fabulous collection of inspirational songs by country music stars both current and past.

David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band - Live at the Capitol Theatre

David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band - Live at the Capitol Theatre

Longtime Crosby fans will be absolutely delighted that the singer has released his first ever live recording

Linda Ronstadt- The Flying Burrito Brothers- Danceland

Root 66: Linda Ronstadt- The Flying Burrito Brothers- Danceland

For this installment of Root 66, Kevin takes a listen to new releases from Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Danceland

Brigitte Eve

MorleyView: Brigitte Eve

When Gene Simmons announced that Rock was dead a few years ago, apparently he had not yet heard Brigitte Eve.

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Comes to Tempe

Travel News, Trips and Tips: Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Comes to Tempe

Our travel news this time out is hot and tasty! Its deep dish! Lou Malnatis Pizzeria has opened in Tempe, Arizona.

Reviews and Features For December
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Live at the Fillmore (1997)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Live at the Fillmore (1997)

Heres a nice treat for fans of the late rocker as the 2-CD set Live at the Fillmore (1997) presents many hits along with a host of cover versions of famous songs that influenced Petty.

Robin Lane

MorleyView: Robin Lane

Morley had the opportunity to connect with Robin Lane recently to talk about her new record, Dirt Road to Heaven.

Root 66: Brother Brothers, 3 Pairs of Boots, John McCutcheon and Ethan Daniel Davidson

Root 66: Brother Brothers, 3 Pairs of Boots, John McCutcheon and Ethan Daniel Davidson

Our spotlight on roots music listens to new releases from the Brother Brothers, 3 Pairs of Boots, John McCutcheon and Ethan Daniel Davidson

Santa's Jukebox

Santa's Jukebox

Ho ho ho its almost time to go! Ive got my sleigh loaded, my reindeer well fed, and my playlist all set! Heres a peek at some of the tunes Ill be listening to as I make my rounds.

Rock Reads Edition Part 2

Holiday Gift Guide: Rock Reads Edition Part 2

We suggest giving the gift of a music-related book this holiday season- here are six that are hits with us, including Elton John, Rob Halford, John Lennon, Sun Records, Frank Zappa and more.

More Stocking Stuffers

Holiday Gift Guide: More Stocking Stuffers

Still need a gift or two for your holiday celebrations? Here are a few ideas for you, including something that everyone can use --- an incredible device to help ease aches and pains.

More Great Gifts For 2022

Holiday Gift Guide: More Great Gifts For 2022

Were pretty sure that someone on your list would love to have one or more of these goodies, and we begin our list with something just for folks who are always mixing things up!

Q101 Pop Up with The Struts

Caught In The Act: Q101 Pop Up with The Struts

Rob Grabowski caught The Struts In The Act during a Pop-Up concert for Q101fm Chicago at the Cubby Bear on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, in Chicago, Ill.

Passport: DOGO du Togo

Passport: DOGO du Togo

DOGO du Togo is the stage name of Massama Dogo, a native of Togo who has lived in the United States for some time where he fronted the Afropop outfit Elikeh.

World Cup Have You Craving Qatar? Here Are Doha Highlights In Photos

World Cup Have You Craving Qatar? Here Are Doha Highlights In Photos

Whether youve wanted to visit Qatar for a long time or have more recent yearnings stirred by watching the 2022 FIFA World Cup on television, Qatar and its capital city Doha are home to treasures both ancient and very modern

Rock Reads Edition Part 1 - Bowie- Beatles- Allman- More

Holiday Gift Guide: Rock Reads Edition Part 1 - Bowie- Beatles- Allman- More

If you have someone on your holiday gift list who loves music and loves reading about the folks who make it, here are some new books that theyll absolutely love!

Reviews and Features For November
Spoiler NYC - Banned in 38 States

Spoiler NYC - Banned in 38 States

Spoiler NYC is led by Alan Robert, who is also the co-founder of Life of Agony, and its fast and noisy album (Banned in 38 States) is one wonderful burst of aggressive punk rock

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Our stocking stuffer suggestions for this holiday season includes something that'll be a big hit with fans of the Beatles!

Live from Celebrity Theatre: Dave Mason

Live from Celebrity Theatre: Dave Mason

Rock journeyman and founding member of Traffic Dave Mason brought his World in Changes Tour to Phoenix on November 19 for a show at the historic Celebrity Theatre

On The Record: Night Crickets- Drowning Pool- Slinky Vagabond

On The Record: Night Crickets- Drowning Pool- Slinky Vagabond

Our spotlight on vinyl spins new releases from Night Crickets, Drowning Pool and Slinky Vagabond.

Root 66: New Riders of the Purple Sage- John Fusco- Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

Root 66: New Riders of the Purple Sage- John Fusco- Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

For this installment of Root 66, Kevin takes a listen to releases from New Riders of the Purple Sage, John Fusco, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

On The Record: Tobias Berblinger - The Luckiest Hippie Alive

On The Record: Tobias Berblinger - The Luckiest Hippie Alive

The Luckiest Hippie Alive is a fine album from a talent that hopefully will not be overlooked again now that fans have a second chance with this reissue. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

Caught In The Act: Taylor Dayne

Caught In The Act: Taylor Dayne

Rob Grabowski caught Taylor Dayne In The Act during show at the Piazza on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Aurora, Ill. Check out Rob's great photos!

RockPile: Spotlight on Deko Entertainment

RockPile: Spotlight on Deko Entertainment

One of our favorite labels here at RockPile is Deko Entertainment who've recently released awesome records by Dianthus, Little Caesar, separate releases from former Blue Oyster Cult stars Joe and Albert Bouchard, pop star Tiffany and more

Live: Dropkick Murphys Rock Phoenix

Live: Dropkick Murphys Rock Phoenix

Boom! The sound of a simulated cannon shot rang out in the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix as a light show dazzled and Dropkick Murphys launched into the first song of their set, "Ten Times More."

Pat Travers - The Art of Time Travel

Pat Travers - The Art of Time Travel

The Art of Time Travel thoroughly demonstrates that Travers is still adept at the art of guitar and fans will love it.

Live: The Who Hits Back In Phoenix

Live: The Who Hits Back In Phoenix

One of the most-revered rock bands of all time thrilled a capacity crowd Oct. 30 as The Who brought their "The Who Hits Back!" show to the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix.

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