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(Guitar God: AKA “Guitar Hero”. A guitarist known for extraordinary skill, flash, style and influence.) Since March 20, 1967 -the day Jimi Hendrix first set his guitar on fire during a performance at The Astoria in London, many other legends have joined that exclusive fraternity. One name I believe that shall be included within […]
Ever heard the expression “it’s nice to be wanted”? No one can relate to it more than Ryche Green. Hailing from Maineville, Ohio, Ryche has drummed for numerous performers such as The Bullet Boys, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, Bang Tango, Ron Keel, and Pink Velvet Krush -just to name a few! Undeniably a hard-working and […]
I’ve discovered so many Artists with unlimited potential over the past few years. The latest is Los Angeles, California’s Lit Soul. Comprised of founding member Rob Chevelle (lead vocals & rhythm guitar) along with Ty Dennis (drums), Johnny Fortune (lead guitar), and Kostas (bass), the band has returned with their second release of 2021 entitled […]
Taking society upon their own terms with zero fear comes Nashville, Tennessee’s Lola Montez.
Blasting their way out of the American central states with the intensity of a wrecking ball smashing through concrete is St. Louis, Missouri’s 13 Grit. Since first joining forces in 2020, the band includes Sean Quidgeon (guitars), Nick Elmore (lead vocals), Brian Shifferdecker (bass), and Ryan Riggs (drums). Despite being together for relatively a short […]
Toronto, Ontario has always been a hotbed of musical talent for decades. In the past, artists such as Rush, Triumph, Max Webster, and Sebastian Bach (just to name a few) have made an everlasting impact on this City, while cementing their legacies as some of Canada’s greatest musical exports of all time.
All of us have dreams, but in order to make them become a reality, it takes much determination sacrifice and hard work.
On the evening of October 19, 1989, More than 900 rabid fans gathered inside Toronto’s legendaryRock ‘N’ Roll Heaven to witness the birth of a musical phenomenon known as Slash Puppet -who would foreverinfluence not only this city’s hard rock / heavy metal scene, but also others spread across Canada. Although Slash Puppet’s career was […]
From the moment I first saw a photograph of legendary bassist Billy Sheehan within the pages of Guitar Player magazine advertising Di Marzio pick ups way back in 1985, I was soon addicted to his band Talas and I’ve remained a massive fan of theirs in the decades since. Although I was saddened […]
Blasting out of the greater Toronto area with the impact of a mallet on concrete, Ugly Melon have returned with a vengeance -unleashed on their second album entitled “Just A Man”. Since their inception in 2014, Ugly Melon who are comprised of Lu Cachie (lead guitar), Tony La Selva (vocals), Franklin Wyles (drums), […]
One band that has knocked “The Count of Rock” flat on his ass with their God-given musical talent is Sonic X. Upon their emergence back in 2004, Sonic X (Joseph Cumbo – bass, Lawrence Falcomer – guitar, & Joey Greco – drums/vocals) have amassed for themselves a surge of interest from legions of fans who […]
One of the most promising artists that I’ve had the privilege of speaking to recently is Dom Mar Kz. An exceptional talent who has been applying his multi-instrumental skills ever since the early 1990s, Dom has stepped his game up big time with the release of his latest album entitled “Destiny.” Always a […]
Dedication, focus, and self-discipline are the three essentials that are mandatory for self-success. A prime example of this philosophy is Kire Najdovski. Since arriving on American soil from Macedonia 14 years ago, Kire has paid numerous dues in his adopted home -Rochester, New York. His sacrifices have been rewarded with an opportunity to join none […]
Riffs that kill combined with a look that thrills are a no better way to describe Ted Axe. A seasoned Veteran who has trekked the world and accumulated an outstanding list of accomplishments in the process that will make even the harshest of Critics say “wow!”. After years of fronting such bands as The Action […]
Being a Musician requires natural talent, discipline, and an intense dedication to their profession. But how about if you’re also a full-time Actor? Many Rockers have extended their talents from the concert stage over to the various screens numerous times in the past 60 years. But one man who has turned up it several notches […]
Hamilton, Ontario. A City that has produced hard men, and like the steel produced in its Foundries, a rich musical history that is beyond heavy. However, the one Band who is determined to succeed as it’s the greatest Champion of all time is Sarasin. With the release of their brand-new CD entitled “Raise the Pain,” […]
Ever heard the expression, “Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder” or “You can’t judge a book by its Cover”? of course you have. But tell me, does this same philosophy apply when it comes to purchasing music or sparking one’s interest in a new Band or Artist? For me personally, a CD or […]
Like the classic AOR, anthem goes, “Rock and Roll is a Vicious Game.” For many Musicians, the endless hours of rehearsals along with traveling to and from shows on top of writing and recording while maintaining a day job can take an excessive toll and challenge their dedication towards music. So imagine what a pressure cooker […]
In the first of a series that will appear exclusively for Ball-Buster Music, “The Count of Rock” goes behind the scenes in what promises to be a most revealing and compelling look at other elements within the Music Industry! For many Musicians, performing in front of a live audience is the ultimate high which goes […]