It’s the 34th Anniversary of The US Festival ‘Heavy Metal Day’ – I was there…a recap

It’s the 34th Anniversary of The US Festival ‘Heavy Metal Day’ – I was there…a recap

May 29, 2017

Today is the 34th Anniversary of the 1983 US Festival. The US Festivals (US pronounced like the pronoun, not as initials) were two early 1980s music and culture festivals sponsored by Steve Wozniak, formerly of Apple Computer. The first was held Labor Day weekend in September 1982 and the second read more...

Randy Rhoads books document the Quiet Riot years and his life and career (video)

Randy Rhoads books document the Quiet Riot years and his life and career (video)

Sep 16, 2012

"Randy Rhoads: The Quiet Riot Years", a new book from QUIET RIOT's personal photographer/lighting director Ron Sobol, will be released later this year via Red Match Productions. As a bonus, this book comes with a 90-minute DVD documentary with multiple bonus features. Among those features are read more...

Emphatic kick ass on cover of Quiet Riot’s ‘Metal Health’

Emphatic kick ass on cover of Quiet Riot’s ‘Metal Health’

Mar 22, 2012

I just came across this version of Quiet Riot's 'Metal Health' by a band I am a fan of: Omaha, Nebraska's Emphatic. The band cut this track for the soundtrack of the 'Footloose' movie remake soundtrack, but it was only on extended versions of the album. Current artists covered each of the songs read more...

US Festival Heavy Metal Day 1983 Anniversary is today! Memories and a recap…I was there!

US Festival Heavy Metal Day 1983 Anniversary is today! Memories and a recap…I was there!

May 29, 2011

Today is the 28th Anniversary of the 1983 US Festival. The US Festivals (US pronounced like the pronoun, not as initials) were two early 1980s music and culture festivals sponsored by Steve Wozniak, formerly of Apple Computer. The first was held Labor Day weekend in September 1982 and the second read more...