Covers of the Week + Holen Magroin’s Top 11 Covers

Hello all. Just yesterday I had the pleasure and the honor of being a part of The Lebrain Train again. As you could reasonably infer by looking at the title of the post, or just being a regular viewer of Lebrain, today we’re doing a follow-up to that. We’ll also be featuring Holen’s covers listContinue reading “Covers of the Week + Holen Magroin’s Top 11 Covers”

Song of the Week- Smoke on the Water

Deep Purple song of the weeks are always difficult on account of how many live albums they have. It’s a blessing and a curse. But today we have their most famous song. Not my favorite, but definitely a really great song. So let’s begin. Top 5 Renditions 1- Rock Aid Armenia Kinda cheating a bitContinue reading “Song of the Week- Smoke on the Water”

Bloopers of the Week

Hello again everyone. This week I had the honor of appearing on the latest episode of The Lebrain Train (found here) discussing some of the best bootlegs we knew. As the conversation progressed we also delved into why bootlegs are great, and one of the reasons was all the things that wouldn’t make an officialContinue reading “Bloopers of the Week”

Song of the Week- The Evil That Men Do

I’ve been on a bit of a Seventh Son kick lately, and “The Evil That Men Do” is my favourite of the singles. As such, this song of the week was pretty easy to pick. Now let us begin. Top 5 Renditions 1- Sao Paolo 1996 When it comes to contrarianism, go big or goContinue reading “Song of the Week- The Evil That Men Do”

Iron Maiden: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Review)

As promised, today we look at a metal classic. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, the end of an era in the Iron Maiden discography. I’m sure you’ve all heard it so I won’t bore you with the descriptory details too much and instead focus on why I love the songs. Admittedly, opener “Moonchild” takesContinue reading “Iron Maiden: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Review)”

Rock Aid Armenia: Smoke on the Water- The Metropolis Sessions (Review)

In 1988 Armenia was hit by an earthquake and it devastated parts of the country. In 1989 a group of musicians came together to form Rock Aid Armenia. They recorded a number of songs to release as singles with the aid of raising funds for the affected areas. The most well-known and high profile ofContinue reading “Rock Aid Armenia: Smoke on the Water- The Metropolis Sessions (Review)”

Song of the Week: Fear of the Dark

Welcome everyone, top yet again another song of the week. Today we’re tackling my favorite Iron Maiden song (well it was, until I knew too many that it was too difficult to pick a favorite). Anyway, let us begin. Top 5 Versions 1- A Real Live One This is the first version of the songContinue reading “Song of the Week: Fear of the Dark”

Song of the Week: Iron Maiden

Song of the Week expectantly returns again this week, and features our first Iron Maiden song, “Iron Maiden” itself. The 80’s unholy trinity (song title=album title=band name) is known for finishing the main set of every Maiden show with a spectacular display of both theatrics and musicianship. As such, we’ve quite a few renditions toContinue reading “Song of the Week: Iron Maiden”

Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast Tour Setlist Discussion (Ramble)

Welcome to the first post classified as a “Ramble”. As the title suggest I shall spend it opining on Iron Maiden’s setlist for their latest tour. Some thoughts on Maiden tours in general though will come first. The first is that Maiden setlists are very unadventurous for the most part. The second is that IContinue reading “Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast Tour Setlist Discussion (Ramble)”

Various Artists: Ian Paice’s Sunflower Superjam Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Review)

The rock world is no stranger to high publicity fundraising supershows. Prince’s Trust Rock Gala, Live Aid, Heartbeat ’86, Rock Aid Armenia, to name a few. But one of them has wrongly slipped under the radar far more than deserved: 2012’s Sunflower Superjam. A concert (and dinner, for some of the attendees) organised by JackyContinue reading “Various Artists: Ian Paice’s Sunflower Superjam Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Review)”

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