Since their formation in 1983, there can be no doubt that Stryper have become the most celebrated Christian metal band of all time. Comprised of Michael Sweet (guitar/vocals), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums), the band, which has been delivering music to the faithful for nearly three decades, will begin work on an album of all new material early next year.
Cinderella, the '80s band that broke out of the Philadelphia glam music scene and brought us songs like "Shake Me," "Nobody's Fool" and “Shelter Me,” continue to bring their brand of hard rock, blues and metal to audiences nearly three decades later.
Two decades, thousands of touring miles and many albums later, rock band MxPx embarked on their 20th anniversary tour this summer, shortly after the release of their ninth studio album, Plans Within Plans.
Ever since the first Metal Massacre compilation in 1982, Brian Slagel has left an indelible mark on the world of heavy metal. In his thirty years as the head honcho over at Metal Blade Records, Slagel has overseen the rise of some of metal's most enduring acts, including Cannibal Corpse, Gwar, Amon Amarth, the Black Dahlia Murder, King Diamond and more, not to mention featuring the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Ratt and more on the early editions of the Metal Massacre compilation.
Although it has been six years since the release of Everclear's last studio album, 2006's Welcome to the Drama Club, the band -- now in action for 20 years -- are back with an album that explores new sonic horizons while sounding very much like vintage Everclear.
Ann and Nancy Wilson are arguably two of the most influential women in rock and roll. The sisters, Heart's heart and soul, struck it big in the '70s with hit albums like Dreamboat Annie, Little Queen and Magazine, not to mention a string of unforgettable singles ("Crazy On You," anyone?) that are still considered classic rock mainstays.
Guitarist Rob Balducci released his debut album, Balance, in 1995 and quickly gained national attention for his technique and compositional skills. By the time of his second release, Mantra, he was signed to Steve Vai’s Favored Nations label. Since then, he has released two more albums, Color of Light and Violet Horizon.
There's a famous and oft-parodied scene in the 1976 satirical film Network in Peter Finch's character yells, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" The scene may have nothing to do with music, but in a different context, it could serve as a perfect summation of the music on the upcoming debut album from Chicago's The Ex Senators.