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Ranking The Albums: Bruce Springsteen (15 - 11)

He meekly crawled onto the scene in 1973 with an album that received little fanfare. He would journey forward to become one of the most famous musicians in the history of rock and roll. What has been left behind so far is a body of work that not many...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Feb 8, 2016

Ranking The Albums: Bruce Springsteen (18 - 16)

He meekly crawled onto the scene in 1973 with an album that received little fanfare. He would journey forward to become one of the most famous musicians in the history of rock and roll. What has been left behind so far is a body of work that not many...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Feb 1, 2016

How Much Would You Pay For A Guns N Roses Reunion?

In recent conversations with Metal Eddie and Rob Rockitt I’ve discussed the potential possibilities of Guns N Roses reuniting. Everyone has heard the rumors that Slash and Axl are speaking again, which has all fans hopeful that the band will finall...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Dec 28, 2015

Review: Quiet Riot - Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back

Fans seeking the definitive Quiet Riot documentary that unveils even the tiniest of details about the band’s history will not find it in Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back. Those fans would be best suited watching the Quiet Riot episode...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Nov 23, 2015

Reflections On...New Jersey

In 1988 Ryo Vie was an inexperienced romantic in bloom who also had an obsession with music. Music had been my life since the age of 3. It was always a part of my world, always there for me, and never let me down. Music was something that always made...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Nov 16, 2015

Monsters Of Rock Cruise Announces 2016 Lineup

This February’s Monsters Of Rock Cruise has me real hopeful for bands that will appear at M3 in 2016. Usually a lot of bands that play the Monsters Of Rock Cruise find their way to M3. This year’s lineup for the cruise looks incredible! There are...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Nov 1, 2015

Reflections On...(Music From) The Elder

This recollection is more of a reflection on my journey to owning (Music From) The Elder and less about the actual album itself. And although it’s been ridiculed and despised by some, (Music From) The Elderis not a horrible record. And it certainly...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Sep 8, 2015

Movie Review - Straight Outta Compton

I won’t mince words with this review. Straight Outta Compton is a masterpiece. The movie is a perfect portrayal of South Central Los Angeles, California, during the late 80s and early 90s. The film does an exceptional job at paining the all too rea...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Aug 23, 2015

The Greatest Album Is...Women And Children First

Every band that has been around for a while and released great records runs into this debate; what is their greatest album? The greatest album is…is a column dedicated to tackling that age old question. What is the greatest album recorded by Van Ha...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Apr 8, 2015

Warner Brothers Signs Duran Duran To Global Recording Contract

Warner Bros. Records (WBR) announced that it has signed a global recording contract with international superstars Duran Duran. Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor have just completed work in Lon...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Mar 30, 2015

The Breakfast Club Celebrates 30th Anniversary

This Spring - the Brat Pack is back! The Breakfast Club is celebrating the film’s 30th anniversary this year!No other director captured adolescents coming to age quite like John Hughes. His 1985 hit film The Breakfast Club centers around five stude...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Mar 10, 2015

Review: Extreme - Pornograffitti Remastered

Ever since I first heard the piano notes and a woman’s voice crying out “Francis…!” I have been in love with Extreme’s second album. I owned the original on cassette before upgrading to CD years later. And now, the band has released a remas...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Jan 14, 2015

The Greatest Album Is...Pump

Every band that has been around for a while and released great records runs into this debate; what is their greatest album? The greatest album is…is a column dedicated to tackling that age old question. What is the greatest album recorded by Aerosm...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Jan 7, 2015

Devil City Angels - Debut Album Available For Pre-Order

Rock's newest supergroup, Devil City Angels, announced today that their debut album is now available for pre-order through PledgeMusic, the world's leading direct-to-fan platform. Although the album is not set to arrive until early 2015, Devil City A...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Dec 30, 2014

Extreme II: Pornograffitti Gets 25th Anniversary Treatment

Extreme II: Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale) first came out on A&M Records in August 1990, the follow-up to the band’s 1989 debut. The album is considered, according to the newly penned liner notes by Metal Hammer’s Malcolm Dome contai...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Dec 10, 2014

MONEY FOR NOTHING - A History of the Music Video

REMEMBER WHEN MTV SHOWED MUSIC VIDEOS? A NEW DOCUMENTARY, MONEY FOR NOTHING, RECALLS THE RISE OF THE ART FORM AND WHAT HAPPENED TO ITMONEY FOR NOTHINGA History of the Music VideoSongs by Top Artists Help Tell This Story of the Music-and-Film Marriage...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Oct 7, 2014


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