Tag Archives: Tony Franklin

JANI LANE – Catch A Falling Star

April 1, 2016

Deadline 2007 / Cleopatra 2016 Late WARRANT warbler’s renditions of heavy rock classics – inspired and otherwise. In his 47 years, Jani Lane amassed an amazing body of work that has yet to be properly anthologized, and this disc is … Continue reading

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Joel Hoekstra: Not Superstitious

June 22, 2015

From standing in in FOREIGNER to standing tall with WHITESNAKE now, it’s surprising that Joel Hoekstra‘s not a household name within a classic rock community but a musicians’ musician – yet the situation’s been rapidly changing lately. The final milestone for the … Continue reading

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Two Appices, two ex-WHITESNAKE bassists, two ex-RAINBOW singers: two new projects

February 26, 2014

Lately, legendary drummers Carmine and Vinny Appice have been very much busy – and not only duetting with each other. The skin-hitting brothers are both involved in a supergroup at the moment. The first, RATED X, who pretty much finished laying down their debut, … Continue reading

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Hard rock heroes pay tribute to Michael Jackson

December 8, 2013

Out around the time of Halloween but evergreen enough to be interesting beyond the Yuletide period, “Thriller: A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson”  sees the hard rock veterans play the late great artist’s best pieces. Which is only logical given Michael’s … Continue reading

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Interview with TONY FRANKLIN

February 3, 2013

September 2000 – How many instruments do you play? I have played many instruments over the years including the drums, piano, clarinet, oboe, flute, bagpipes, xylophone, glockenspiel, recorder, upright bass, guitar, organ, and of course the bass. So how many … Continue reading

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