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Reviews and Features For September 2022
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall This live recording from 1970 took on a sort of mythical status as it was lost for 50 years and nobody really thought that it would ever be found and released. But miracles do happen Read the full Creedence Clearwater Revival - Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall review

RockPile: Ladies Edition Linda Gail Lewis, Mary Fahl, More In this edition of RockPile we salute music made by women and new releases from Linda Gail Lewis, Mary Fahl, Chastity Brown, Alice Austin and Susie Suh. Read the full Ladies Edition Linda Gail Lewis, Mary Fahl, More review

Quick Flicks: Schemers Schemers is a fast-paced and fun film about how a young man builds a concert promotion business after an injury to his leg causes him to realize that hell never be a professional football (soccer) player Read the full Schemers review

Pink Floyd - Animals 2018 Remix Pink Floyds Animals was given the remix treatment in 2018 and is now available in 5.1 Surround Sound for the first time. Read the full Pink Floyd - Animals 2018 Remix review

Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea: Mediterranean Part 2 There was still plenty of fun to be had during the second half of this years sailing of the Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea: Mediterranean cruise and fans were loving every minute of it Read the full Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea: Mediterranean Part 2 review

Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea: Mediterranean Part 1 The second sailing of Joe Bonamassas Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea: Mediterranean cruise took place August 23 - 28, 2022 aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Jade Read the full Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea: Mediterranean Part 1 review

Quick Flicks: The Beatles and India Many fans of the Fab Four know that the Beatles spent time in India in the late 1960s, seeking spiritual enlightenment, and for George Harrison in particular, seeking knowledge of the Indian music that he was fascinated by Read the full The Beatles and India review

The Blues: Kat Riggins- Todd Sharpville- The Strongman Blues Remedy Kevin tells us about news Blues releases from Kat Riggins, Todd Sharpville and The Strongman Blues Remedy Read the full Kat Riggins- Todd Sharpville- The Strongman Blues Remedy review

Caught In The Act: Bush Rock Chicago On August 24th, nearly 9,000 fans packed the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL. for a late season show with Bush, Breaking Benjamin, and Alice In Chains Read the full Bush Rock Chicago review

Caught In The Act: Sammy Hagar and the Circle Rock Chicago Rob Grabowski caught Sammy Hagar and the Circle In The Act during a show at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. Check out Robs review and photos Read the full Sammy Hagar and the Circle Rock Chicago review

Reviews and Features For August 2022
Graham Nash - Live: Songs for Beginners and Wild Tales After decades of enjoying the original studio albums fans now have a chance to revisit these great records here where Nash plays both albums in their entirety and in order Read the full Graham Nash - Live: Songs for Beginners and Wild Tales review

Sites and Sounds: Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach For fans of rock music it is like a dream to step into the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach. Memorabilia is everywhere you look and these are museum-quality items. Read the full Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach review

Caught In The Act: Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock Soldier Field Rob Grabowski and Tom Wojcik caught the Red Hot Chili Peppers In The Act at Soldier Field in Chicago on August 19th. Check out Toms review of the show along with Robs great photos! Read the full Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock Soldier Field review

Road Trip: Temple of Poseidon, Greece The ancient Greeks couldn't have picked a better location to erect a monument to honor Poseidon, the god of the seas in Greek mythology. Read the full Temple of Poseidon, Greece Road Trip

Caught In The Act: Duran Duran Rock Chicago Saturday night, August 20th the United Center played host to one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames newest inductees, Duran Duran. Read the full Duran Duran Rock Chicago review

Travel News, Trips and Tips: Late Summer 2022! We check out new books about popular European destinations and other goodies including the Puffer Hug! Read the full Late Summer 2022! review

Dr Fever Returns to Rage Against The Machine In Pittsburgh Longtime antiMusic writer Dr. Fever returns to give us his rundown of the recent Rage Against The Machine and Run The Jewels shows in Pittsburgh. Read the full Dr Fever Returns to Rage Against The Machine In Pittsburgh review

Box Sets: Voivod - Forgotten in Space - (5-CD + DVD) This box set focuses on the beloved Canadian bands output from the mid to late 1980s, collectively known as the Noise Records years Read the full Voivod - Forgotten in Space - (5-CD + DVD) review

Sites and Sounds: Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion This festival is so much fun that it takes two states to contain all the merriment! This three-day music blowout takes place in the twin cities of Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia Read the full Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion review

Caught In The Act: I Love The 90's Tour Rob Grabowski caught the I Love The 90s tour Featuring Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Rob Base, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, and Young MC In The Act during show at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Ill on Sunday, August 7th. Check out Robs great photos! Read the full I Love The 90's Tour review

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. Read the full Alan Parsons - From the New World review

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 Read the full Steve Earle- Kings of Thrash (Megadeth)- More review

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 Read the full Spotlight on Cleopatra Records review

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 Read the full Green Day, Maneskin Highlight Final Day Of Lollapalooza 2022 review

Lollapalooza 2022 - Day Three 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 Read the full Lollapalooza 2022 - Day Thee Report review

Lollapalooza 2022 - Day Two Day two at Lollapalooza was one of the best in the festivals 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 Read the full Lollapalooza 2022 - Day Two review

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. Read the full Chuck Wright - Chuck Wright's Sheltering Sky review

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

Reviews and Features For July 2022
On The Record: Brian May - Another World Heres a reissue of the long out of print second solo album from Queen guitarist Brian May, originally released in 1998. Read the full Brian May - Another World review

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. Read the full The Tubes Live In Chicago review

Live: Festival d'ete de Quebec Day 11: A Whole Lotta Soul - Rage Against The Machine, Alexisonfire, more Day 11 of Quebec Citys 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. Read the full Festival d'ete de Quebec Day 11: A Whole Lotta Soul - Rage Against The Machine, Alexisonfire, more review

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

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 Robs great photos! Read the full The Black Crowes Live review

Sites and Sounds: Roots N Blues Festival Its long been one of the most highly-anticipated music festivals of the early autumn and folks throughout the nations heartland are ready for this years edition of the Roots N Blues Festival Read the full Roots N Blues Festival review

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. Read the full The Stadium Tour: Def Leppard- Motley Crue- Poison- More review

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

Sass Jordan - Bitches Blues Thirty years ago Jordan released her Racine album and hit big with Make You a Believer and You Dont Have to Remind Me and it was evident then that she had the voice for and an affinity for the blues. Read the full Sass Jordan - Bitches Blues review

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. Read the full Sass Jordan - Bitches Blues review

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 Robs great photos! Read the full Blues On The Fox Festival- Buddy Guy and more review

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 Read the full Creedence Clearwater Revival review

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 Toms review and Robs photos! Read the full Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Live In Ill review

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

By Land, By Sea, The Zombies Are Coming! The Zombies are coming, and theyre coming for you, my friend! But this is good news since were talking about the legendary British Invasion band and not the creepy undead that stagger their way through countless horror films. Read the full By Land, By Sea, The Zombies Are Coming! review

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 Robs great photos! Read the full Marcy Playground, Cracker, and Ike Reilly review

Journey - Freedom Its been more than a decade since Journey released a new studio album but theyve really done right by their fans here with the 15-track Freedom, appropriately enough dropping during Independence Day week Read the full Journey - Freedom review

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