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Iris – Interview

By • Nov 13th, 2014 • Category: Artist Interviews

Interview by William Simpson StageShottz Magazine: For the fans that have not heard of Iris yet, tell me a little about the band and how it all started. Reagan Jones: We’re an electronic, song-based band out of Austin, TX and NYC, comprised of myself and Andrew Sega. I write songs and Andrew composes and produces [...]



METAL GREATS, THE RODS, RETURN WITH AN EXPANDED REISSUE AND SOLO ALBUMS

By • Nov 4th, 2014 • Category: StageShottz News

Over the past few years, a whole new generation of headbangers has discovered the mighty metal of the Rods. And their history lesson will noww continue, as a pair of vintage Rods-related releases were recently reissued digitally. Originally unleashed in 1986, ‘Heavier Than Thou’ and ‘Hollywood’ (the former featuring singer Shmoulik Avigal – formerly of [...]



Static-X Founder Wayne Static Passed Away At Age 48

By • Nov 2nd, 2014 • Category: StageShottz News

November 1, 2014 - Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as WAYNE STATIC, passed away at the age of 48. WAYNE STATIC was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career. Wayne was scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next several months. No additional information is available at [...]



IRIS Release Long Anticipated RADIANT LP!

By • Nov 2nd, 2014 • Category: Feature Articles

October 28, 2014 – Experimental Synth Pop duo IRIS have released their long awaited fifth studio album, RADIANT on Dependent Records! A relaxed Electropop gem with thick bass lines, unique vocals, and infectious melodies, RADIANT reinforces the duo’s position as one of the most talented and ubiquitous figures in the alternative pop world.   About [...]



MARKY RAMONE’S BLITZKRIEG ANNOUNCES NYC SHOW TO CELEBRATE RELEASE OF LEGENDARY DRUMMER’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY

By • Oct 30th, 2014 • Category: StageShottz News

There are few bands as widely respected and as influential as the Ramones. And now, the group’s long-time drummer is gearing up to unveil his long-awaited autobiography, ‘Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life As A Ramone,’ which will be released on January 13, 2015, via Touchstone Books. And what better way to celebrate the book’s arrival [...]



Tulsa Comes “Alive” with Pearl Jam

By • Oct 9th, 2014 • Category: Live Show Reviews

Article and Photos by Jennifer Reid New life was brought to the BOK Center as Pearl Jam made their first ever appearance in Tulsa, OK on October 8, 2014. A simple yet fascinating stage welcomed the crowd of over 19,000. 10 bulbs inserted with LED lights of blue, green, and white hung from the rafters, [...]



First Annual Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville. KY

By • Oct 8th, 2014 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews

Article by William Simpson   Louisville, Kentucky is known for its horse races and baseball bats but the weekend of October 4th and 5th, it transformed to the hub of rock and metal by hosting the first annual Louder Than Life Festival.  Along with great rock music the Louder Than Life festival celebrated local whiskey, [...]



Louder Than Life Festival – Image Gallery

By • Oct 8th, 2014 • Category: Image Gallery

Live performance photos of the The Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on the weekend of October 4 and 5, 2014 by William Simpson.



Ringo Starr and his All Star Band – Image Gallery

By • Oct 7th, 2014 • Category: Image Gallery

Live performance photos of former Beatle Ringo Starr and his All Star Band at The Joint at Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoam on October 2, 2014 by Jennifer Reid.



Hearts get mended with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

By • Oct 1st, 2014 • Category: Live Show Reviews

Article by Jennifer Reid A religious experience of the musical sort took place on a cool Sunday night in Tulsa, OK. With two legendary acts under one roof that is the BOK Center, spirits were moving. With no introduction, Steve Winwood subtly rounded the stage and approached his organ. It wasn’t until he was seated [...]