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Dio Bassist Jimmy Bain Passes away at 68

Reports are circulating that part of the backbone of those great Dio hits and Rainbow hits, Jimmy Bain, has passed away at the age of 68.  Bain played bass for Ronnie James Dio’s band after Dio left Black Sabbath in 1983 to start his own band.  Along with his bass playing duties Bain also participated [...]


Smokey Robinson is “Crusin” his way into the heart of Tulsa»

Article and Photos by Jennifer Reid The undeniable king of Motown Smokey Robinson set his sights for The Joint at Hard Rock Tulsa and never looked back. With a chill in the January air, Robinson knew how to get the heat started. With a grand center stage entrance, Smokey Robinson emerged with a twinkle in [...]

Billy Gibbons and the BFG’s thrill the City Winery in Nashville»

Article by William Simpson The Sharp Dressed Man himself, Mr. Billy Gibbons, graced the stage of the City Winery in Nashville, TN on January 26 with is Perfectamundo tour.  The ZZ Top guitarist/vocalist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has released his first every solo album and embarked on a tour across the [...]

Dolly Parton – Blue Smoke»

Review by Stratman “Blue Smoke” is the newest offering from Dolly Parton and is the name of the title cut from her 42nd studio album. It is being released through Dolly Records and Sony Masterworks. Dolly has had a career stretching (5) decades in which she has sold more than 100 million records that includes [...]