Recently by Todd Karella

Remembering Jani Lane (February 1, 1964 – August 11, 2011)

One fans experience
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  I hate to admit it, but my passion for writing just isn’t what it used to be. So when something starts gnawing at my brain and I feel compelled to write something I figure that I had better listen to it. Not only might it be a long time before I have that feeling again, but obviously somewhere deep in my subconscious it must be important. When I heard about Jani Lane’s passing on Thursday night, I was honestly shocked. And I’m a hard person to shock. I texted several of my friends and started looking around the Internet

Review: Nazareth – Big Dogz

The Big Dogz may still howl, but they've lost their bite.
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It’s been 40 years since the band’s first studio album was released, and it wasn’t until their 6th album, Hair of the Dog, in 1975 that they hit it big. Fans of the band will remember such classics as “Beggars Day” and “Please Don’t Judas Me” from this album, but everyone knows the huge hits “Love Hurts” and “Hair of the Dog." No matter how old you are, if you’ve never found yourself driving down the road with the radio cranked and screaming the words “Now you’re messing with a son of a bitch,” you are not a hard rocker.

Review: Duff McKagan’s Loaded - The Taking

It still seems to work despite the vocals...
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The bass player and founding member of both Guns ‘N Roses and Velvet Revolver releases his second album in the band he now fronts. With the massive success of his two previous bands, it’s understandable why hard rock fans are eager to hear the new album. McKagan is on lead vocals and guitar. Jeff Rouse is on bass, Mike Squires on guitar, and drummer Isaac Carpenter rounds out the foursome. The album contains twelve new songs and is produced by Terry Date who has produced numerous albums for other hard rock bands such as Soundgarden, Avenge Sevenfold, Slipknot, Deftones, and