7/22/2017 - Just saw Winger a few hours ago at the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun and holy cow... what an amazing band live. Add Kip Winger to the list of 80's singers that still have it!!! Reb Beach is one of the most underrated guitar players I have ever heard... brilliant on album and even better live. See them if you get the chance!!!
7/21/2017 - I love the Beatles and there are a LOT of Bealtes tribute bands out there... but the best and most accurate I have ever seen is 1964! The Paul guy is a righty who plays lefty to be as acurate as possible. The song selections are no later than 1966 or so... and they even did my two favorite Beatles songs, 'And Your Bird Can Sing' and 'Nowhere Man'. See them if they come to your town!!!
7/19/2017 - Just saw Iron Maiden for the 7th time but the first time since 1988 in Mansfield, MA. Opening the show was Ghost who were brilliant and I though Maiden still delivered it live, but I wasn't in love wit the set list that was heavy into BOOK OF THE DEAD... not a great album in my opinion.
6/28/2017 - Recorded a supersized episode of 53:5 - THE OFFICIAL STRYPER PODCAST and now the least favorite part.. the edits. But, I will have the July show in the hands of the band and Jeff (the webmaster) and then soon... in your ears.
6/26/2017 - Finished and have reflected on RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL. First off... wow. I thought the book would be full of the sexual exploits of the band but that was very little. What I got was how professional the band were, how drugs ruined a good thing, how crappy they treated Michael Anthony and how David Lee Roth was more professional and 'business like' than I thought.
6/20/2017 - Just picked up RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL, by Noel Monk. Monk was the manager of Van Halen during the David Lee Roth era and you know he has some amazing stories and insight into a band that for the most part has remained very private about things within the organization.
6/18/2017 - Happy Father's Day to all you fathers out there. There is nothing better in the world than being a dad. I had an awesome one show me by example what it took to be not only a great father, but to be a great man!
6/12/2017 - Congrats to my beloved PITTSBURGH PENGUINS for winning the 2018 Stanley Cup. This was a hard fought series that at anytime could have gone anyway, but thanks to a puck off the back of Pekka Rinne, it went our way. My hope is that the rabid fan base in Tennessee isn't fair weathered and keeps the momentum going.
6/4/2007 - Just did an interview with Steve Brown of Trixter and Tokyo Motor Fist. After just a 40 minute phone call (20 of that being the interview) I am now a bigger fan of the man, his music and everything he does.
5/27/2017 - After seeing Volbeat open up for Metallica i am now hooked sooooo bad. Went out and bought every Volbeat cd there was and wow, what an amazing group!
5/25/2017 - THE PENGUINS ARE GOING BACK TO THE STANLEY CUP!!! All CAPS much needed for that one!
5/20/2017 - Although I'm not a big Metallica fan I did have a great time in Foxboro at Gillette Stadium seeing them. Interesting to note the only other time I saw Metallica was in Foxboro at the old Sullivan Stadium. They put on a heck of a show although I did feel a slight disconnect in such a massive crowd.
5/12/2017 - I just received two new discs from Frontiers Music; the unfamiliar UNITED by Harem Scarem and one I have been waiting for, SECOND SKIN by Snakecharmer. After a few listens to UNITED my two word review... HOLY CRAP!!! This album contains some incredible hooks, big vocals and some finely crafted songs. Much in the style of bands like House Of Lords, Europe and Winger... UNITED features 11 songs that are all amazing, all unique but creates a well balanced listening experience. Easily one of my Top 5 albums this year. I will have a full review in the June episode of The Radio Eclectic! In the meantime go get this album.... NOW!!!!
5/10/2017 - I just recorded and submitted the latest episode of '53:5 - The Official Stryper Podcast'! Dare i say it... it's a keeper. I'll let you know when it's posted. In the meantime, go to www.stryper.com and check out some cool stuff... and in the store, with any $20.00 purchase you get a copy of THE COVERING... FREE!
5/8/2018 - no shows or concerts this weekend but i got a lot to do!!! get the yard ready for summer, record TWO episodes of Secret Identity, ONE episode of 53:5 and catch up on a LOT of television.
5/6/2017 - had an excellent and super fun time today at Hudson Valley Comic Con in Pougheepsie, New York! my thanks to everyone involved for making it not only a fun but profitable time. I will be so friggin' back in 2018!!!
4/29/2017 - just got home from Y & T at the palace Theatre in Stafford, CT and holy crappers... they were amazing! other than UFO, the most underrated band ever in the history of the earth.
4/27/2017 - hanging out with Jimi Bell and BJ Zampa (House Of Lords) at Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun enjoying the classic sounds of Vixen. now i have to go backstage? and now i have to interview Roxy petrucci and Share Ross? ooohhhhh ok!
4/22/2017 - just got back from Avon Con at the Avon Public Library and holy cow... what an incredible event. Any show that makes the guest feel appreciated for what they bring to the table is always a must!
4/18/2017 - a few days away from AvonCon '17 at the Avon Free Public Library in Avon, CT. Hope y'all can make it out!!!
4/16/2017 - Happy Easter everyone!! As a Christian this is THE holiday for us... a time for family and reflection. it also marks my 27th year of sobriety.
4/14/2017 - had an amazing time once again at the Wolf Den at Mohegan Son watching Matthew and Gunnar Nelson perform their tribute to their late father, the amazing Ricky Nelson. WOW!!!! Amazing show.
4/12/2017 - getting my notes ready for a new podcast i'll be doing.... stay tuned!!!
4/7/2017 - this weekend i will be appearing at Super Megafest in Marlborough, MA. joining me this weekend will be artist Andrew Edge who will have his amazing prints with him, so please come by and check us out!!! i'm not sure where we will be so when you get there, just start yelling!!!
4/2/2017 - just saw UFO and Saxon a little while ago and holy cow... what an awesome show. AAAANNNNNDDDD i got to show Phil Mogg, Andy Parker and Rob Da Luca my UFO book and well.... they loved it!
4/1/2017 - april fools!!! i got nothin'
3/19/2017 - well... it looks like i'll be doing a music podcast!!!! details to come...
3/16/2017 - i am still so psyched and nuts about SUPERMAN!!! before now there were only two runs that mattered. the John Byrne era was and is the definitive Superman and is a must read. Next is Joe Kelly's amazing run in ACTION COMICS is brilliant! and now...
3/14/2017 - i have been blown away by the latest (or soon to be released) album from House Of Lords called SAINT OF THE LOST SOULS! album of the year so far...
3/12/2017 - went to, saw and interviewed Uli Jon Roth lat night at the Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY. the show was awesome and Uli couldn't have been any cooler and down to earth. The thing that sucked was losing an hour, leaving the club at 2 AM and losing an hour... home for 22 minutes and then off to work.
3/10/2017 - today i woke up early (on a day off) and drove down to Wethersfield, CT to interview guitarist Jimi Bell from House Of Lords. The band have a new album coming out and it it gonna kick... like their last three have. Jimi is an amazing guy with a story that should be a book..... hmmmmmmm.......
3/7/2017 - The past two days have been frigid and insane cold and today it's like 50 degrees but feels like 80!
3/5/2017 - i wrote up a story at www.secretidentitypodcast.com about why wrestlers are so cool. after spending some time with Mick Foley... i'm still convinced wrestlers are the coolest people.
2/24/2017 - updated the PIX and BOOKS page today as i listened to the latest cd from Kansas called THE PRELUDE EXPLICIT and wow... this cd is amazing. it has the feel of classic Kansas with a nice fresh feel.
2/22/2017 - just read a couple of amazing comics today; SUPER SONS (DC) and PLANET OF THE APES / GREEN LANTERN (Boom and DC). amazing how much i have been loving comic books lately, especially the DC Rebirth!
2/20/2017 - sad to see that one of my favorite guitar players Michael Schenker (UFO / MSG) is fighting with his older brother, Rudolf. Michael is claiming that Rudy copied him and stole ideas from him and brought them to Scorpions. I hate seeing this...
2/10/2017 - so sad to hear of the passing of Richard Hatch. Richard was an amazing guy who was so passionate about BATTLESTAR GALACTICA that any time i spent with him... made me more passionate about BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. he will be missed...
2/8/2017 - UFO - YOUR 'FAVORITE BANDS' FAVORITE BAND is all set and a proof copy is on the way. very excited!!! i worked hard on this and can't wait to see the finished product.
2/6/2017 - and congratulations to my beloved New England Patriots on winning (ho hum) another Super Bowl! this game was one for the ages and brought me emotionally to the brink and back!!!
2/4/2017 - finished and submitted the latest episode of '53:5 - The OFFICIAL Stryper Podcast' last night and now to get the cover all set for my UFO book, due in April!!! Very excited!!!
2/2/2017 - put together my feelings about the loss of John Wetton, an incredibly talented musician, a loving soul and a dear friend. you can check it out at www.secretidentitypodcast.com. this was incredibly hard to write and i hope i did right by 'oinkle john'.
1/31/2017 - so sad to hear the news of my friend and one of my favorite musicians passing away today. i'm struggling with the words now but i will post something soon.
1/24/2017 - 531,000 + 8,008=5318008 or boobies (tee hee). just figured that one out. oh yeah... flip the calculator... and oh yeah, PASTOR CHOP is gonna be funny.
1/22/2017 - ... and congrats to Christian and Anabelle on their announcement that they are with child. morning sickness aside... this is awesome news.
1/22/2017 - this may not be very newsworthy BUT... i'm standing next to Allan J right now at Amazon. he has been recently promoted and a better partner i couldn't have. and no... i'm not putting that because he is standing right next to me! or am i?
1/20/2017 - uploaded UFO - YOUR 'FAVORITE BANDS' FAVORITE BAND to the publisher earlier than expected. i still need to do some edits but it may be easier to do them in a physical book form.
1/18/2017 - i will be adding a bunch of signings and appearances on the TOUR page sometime next week. i wasn't planning on doing a ton of shows but apparently... i already am!
1/16/2017 - y'all know how much i love Black Sabbath and you know how much i love McDonalds!!! well... the band MAC SABBATH (it is as good as it sounds) are gonna be at the WORCESTER PALLADIUM in March!!! oh, i'm so friggin there. Looking to get interviews for Secret Identity and 53:5. www.officialmacsabbath.com
1/10/2017 - got a LOT of concerts coming up... UFO, Saxon, Uli Jon Roth, Helloween, Anthrax... a great time to be an old metal fan!
1/8/2017 - finally feeling better after a couple weeks of feeling like death! I bit the bullet and went to the doctor, got on a z-pack and feel so much better. site will be updated with some new appearances this weeks so stay tuned!!!
1/6/2017 - ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA and the premier of the new series THE MICK. win and win!!!
1/4/2017 - five favorite monthly comic books? USAGI YOJIMBO, SUPERMAN, AQUAMAN, STAR WARS and FLINTSTONES! there, i just said that!!
1/2/2017 - so here we are with another year and more fun and craziness. big news is that i have finished my writing of my latest book, UFO - YOUR 'FAVORITE BANDS' FAVORITE BAND. this book will chronicle the history of the bands albums with reviews of them and every song. i'm very excited about this because i love music and bopoks about music. a great cover by Andrew Edge and 'presto'.... an awesome book! should be out in march!