Some YouTube Surfing

I was sitting yesterday morning surfing through my YouTube feed and bookmarked the following:

Sons Of Apollo

An all star line-up featuring PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN. One of my favourite singers fronting a band that sounds like early Dream Theater, should be a dream come true? I’ve listened to this a couple of times and I’m not sure its working for me. Maybe when I listen to the whole album it will click.


Of course, I’m a sucker for pure AOR and Boulevard are one of those bands that I always had on my list to check out, but never did. I guess I can now.

Robin Beck

Still love the voice, but this song isn’t that special.

Dan Reed Network

A little funk AOR is always welcome.

Eden’s Curse

Not sure why, but it looks like Eden’s Curse have re-recorded their debut album.


I was reading about these guys in the latest edition of Powerplay magazine. Always welcome in small bursts.

Exit Eden

Whilst the idea seems great, I guess it all depends on how much you like your pop songs messed with, assuming you are familiar with them in the first place!

Crazy Lixx

A bit of cheese is welcome.


Quite a few weeks after Brett Richey got in touch to say that they have a new album out, I finally got a chance to check it out.

Dream Theater expand into games

Dream Theater have created a video game called “The Astonishing” for PC, Mac, Android and iOS. The guys are obviously taking lessons from Kiss in exploring all mechanising opportunities!

Rock Candy Releases


Rock Candy latest releases will include the following:

  • Warrant – Cherry Pie
  • Warrant – Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich
  • Mother’s Finest – Iron Age
  • Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – Live
  • Frank Marino – What’s Next
  • Frank Marino – The Power of Rock and Roll
  • Frank Marino – Juggernaut

Empire Re-issues

Pride & Joy records are to re-issue the albums from Empire who were the brain child of German guitarist Rolf Munkes. The band released 4 albums between 2001 and 2007. Their 2nd album, Trading Souls, is re-issued on 26 May 2017.