Cover Photo Courtesy of http://www.mastodonrocks.com/ Live Shots by Momma Dukes taken at the Paramount NY

Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor. Their musical style features progressive concepts and unique instrumentation. All four members participate in vocals, creating a unique blend of singing styles and voices. (Continue Reading)

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Judas Priest


Judas Priest – Redeemer of Souls Tour at The Paramount NY

Review, photos and cover layout by Momma Duke’s (cover photo provided by JP management)
On November 5th and 6th the Paramount NY (an intimate venue that holds 1500) was sold out both nights so that Long Island metal fans could watch one of the greats perform – Judas Priest! (Continue Reading)

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Pop Evil


Cover Photo and Bio/Press Release provided by Pop Evil’s Publicity Manager, Live Photos by Momma Dukes Taken at the Food Truck Rock Carnival in Clark NJ (Continue Reading)

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Beat Street Sept 2015


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“Making you feel like there is a better tomorrow”
Photos and review by Momma Dukes

The band originally started as 2 piece acoustic act and when they split up, Ian decided to re-brand himself and take his music in another direction. Deciding to start a PosiCore band – (definition meaning music generally Hardcore with Positive lyrics hence the slang “PosiCore”), Ians songs are generally uplifting, and about inner strength. (Continue Reading)

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Bio & Cover Photo provided by Nonpoint- Live Shots by Eric Tier

Nonpoint only becomes fiercer with each subsequent album. Their eighth full-length offering and second for Razor & Tie, The Return, is no exception either. After 18 years in the game, the Florida quintet sustains the same energy that sparked its foundation back in 1997. The riffs crack with neck-snapping intensity, the bass and drums forge an unmatched groove, and the vocals rapidly recount stories of pain and perseverance. (Continue Reading)

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Rock on The Range 2015


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Reported by Deb Schmid.  Photos submitted by photographer Jason Squires and Nonpoint photo supplied by Eric Tier.


May 15th -17th– 3 days, 3 stages the 9th Annual Rock on the Range Music Festival at the Mapfre Stadium in Columbus Ohio, surpassed any rock event that I have ever attended.

Having had the opportunity to be surrounded by some of the Music Industries greats as well as upcoming talent, and to report on this was a nice surprise indeed – In spite of Mother Nature’s sporadic crying fits, it was an amazing weekend for all who attended.  (Continue Reading)

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Papa Roach


Papa Roach Live at the Paramount NY

Review and Photos by Michael Zinn Photozinnthesis

I can remember hearing Papa Roach’s “Last Resort” around 2000 and thinking, OK, the crossover Metal/ Rap Genre has reached mainstream levels! The song is catchy and the production is well polished. It definitely put them on the map. (Continue Reading)

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Started in 1993 Genre: Hip Hop-Blues, Band Members: Garrett Dutton aka G. Love – vocals/guitar/harmonica, Jim Prescott aka Jimi Jazz – bass. Jeffrey Clemens aka Houseman – drums

Tart, Tangy, Smooth, and oh so lip-smacking Sweet! Aaah yes, time to praise the almighty summer sippin’ thirst quencher, being served straight up G. Love and Special Sauce style, ice cool and always refreshing. Releasing records containing soul drenched tracks pouring out their blues infused hip-hop, which people have been trying to label for years. The best advice – don’t try to tame it or claim it; it’s simply their sonic trademark, instantly recognizable and addictively delicious. (Continue Reading)

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Anthony Jude Pero


p047-wWe here at FTM were shocked and devastated to hear about the passing of AJ Pero. AJ was a friend to both G-Man and I. A short time ago, when AJ could find a few spare moments, we featured a monthly column written by him that targeted helping our young people to get through growing pains, peer pressure and especially teenage bullying. AJ created the column to help our youths realize their dreams and believe in themselves when others didn’t. The column was inspirational and written directly from the heart of a person who shared his own struggles and how he learned from life’s cheap shots.   (Continue Reading)

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Skid Row’s New Lead Singer


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Skid Row has announced that Johnny Solinger was released from the band.  With that being said Snake Sabo has stated that Skid Row’s new lead Singer will be Tony Harnell – famed lead vocalist for TNT.

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The Misfits

Photo by Mick Rock © 2011 http://www.mickrock.com

Photo by Mick Rock © 2011

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St. Valentine’s Day Massacre at The Paramount NY

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre show at the Paramount NY on a Friday the 13th in February was indeed an interesting one.  The intro music was the theme music from “Friday the 13th –Which led to the opening song of Halloween, followed by Hybrid Moments and Horror business. Seeing the generations of “fiends” in the audience interactions with the music and moshing including the youngest who couldn’t have been more than 10 years old, (and who Jerry Only pointed out during the show.) to the oldest probably being me… it was indeed a VERY reactive show.  (Continue Reading)

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Photos by Momma Dukes

ARTIST BIO:  Umphrey’s McGee Brendan Bayliss: Guitar, vocals Jake Cinninger: Guitar, vocals Joel Cummins: Keyboard, piano, vocals Ryan Stasik: Bass Kris Myers: Drums, vocals Andy Farag: Percussion. After 16 years of performing over 100 concerts annually, releasing seven studio albums and selling more than 3.3 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels and attend to their lives as husbands and fathers. But you’d be wrong. (Continue Reading)

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Celebrate the Life & Music of RONNIE JAMES DIO


MommaDukes_DioCelebrate the Life & Music of RONNIE JAMES DIO:

A Series of 5th Anniversary Memorial Activities Planned in

Los Angeles – May 15-17, 2015

MAY 15:

Rock & Bowl Celebrity Charity Event at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, CA

MAY 16:

Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Memorial Service and Celebration of Ronnie’s Music

@ Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, CA

MAY 17:

“Ride For Ronnie” Motorcycle Ride from Glendale Harley Davidson to Los Encinos Park for BBQ and Live Music

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the voice of Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio, is planning a weekend of activities in Los Angeles to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the singer’s untimely death from gastric cancer on May 16, 2010. The weekend will include a public Memorial Service, as well as a Celebrity Bowling tournament and the inaugural “RIDE FOR RONNIE” motorcycle ride and BBQ, according to Dio Cancer Fund Co-Founder/President, Wendy Dio.

A FREE public Memorial Service will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, May 16 to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Ronnie’s passing. Several former band members and friends who worked with Ronnie over his illustrious career are expected to speak and perform his music. As seating for this event is limited, if you are interested in attending, please send an email, along with your name, phone number and the number of seats to: info@diocancerfund.org

The weekend will kick off on Friday, May 15 with a Celebrity Rock ‘n Bowl tournament at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City.  It will be a fun evening of bowling, entertainment and a silent auction, which will include bowling pins autographed by Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, YES, Anthrax, Metallica and many others.

All events lead up to the inaugural “RIDE FOR RONNIE” motorcycle ride and BBQ on Sunday, May 17. Riders will depart from Harley-Davidson of Glendale and ride to Los Encinos Park in Encino, where they will be treated to food, live music, raffle/silent auction and more. Fans who don’t ride are welcome to attend just the BBQ!

Further information on registering for the “RIDE FOR RONNIE” and purchasing tickets for Celebrity Bowling and the BBQ will be available shortly. Check back at the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund website www.diocancerfund.org for updates.

A privately funded 501C3 charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised close to $1 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects.

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Jefferson Starship


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Story & Live performance photos by Momma Dukes

November 7th Jefferson Starship played at the Paramount NY in Huntington.  This bands history as most know started as Jefferson Airplane. PAUL KANTNER, along with MARTY BALIN founded JEFFERSON AIRPLANE in 1965. THE AIRPLANE were the biggest rock group in America during the 1960s and the first San Francisco band to sign a major record deal, paving the way for other legends like GRATEFUL DEAD & JANIS JOPLIN. They headlined the original WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL in 1969 and like THE BEATLES with whom they are critically compared, lasted a mere 7 years … though their influence and impact on rock music continues well into the 21st century. (Continue Reading)

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Rock on the Range 2015


Rock On The Range 2015: Linkin Park, Slipknot & Judas Priest lead lineup of over 60 bands May 15-17 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio

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Date: December 1, 2014
From: Kristine Ashton-Magnuson
Rock On The Range 2015: Where Rock Lives



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TSO Christmas Attic


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The Christmas Attic Tour Live for 2014

Review, cover layout and photos by Momma Dukes

For all of you not in the spirit for the holidays, I suggest you get yourself some tickets to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra when they hit your town…you’ll get your spirit back.  My first experience with TSO was absolutely mind blowing! The photos shown here were from last’s year’s show, but I can tell you that you will get the same amazing music, light show, and a story song as a rock opera that will leave you amazed with the newest tour for 2014. Read more below from TSO creator Paul O’Neill about this year’s tour and go and get your tickets before they sell out!

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Uveitis Benefit


Twisted Sister benefit concert-along with Kill Code and Adrenaline Mob raises thousands for the Uveitis Foundation.

Story and photos by Momma Dukes

September 5th – Best Buy Theatre New York City.

Twister sister lead guitarist Jay Jay French has been an advocate and major fundraiser for the Ocular Immune Uveitis Foundation since his daughter was diagnosed with disease. This benefit concert raised thousands of dollars to help fund research for a cure of a disease called Uveitis and was the second concert that Jay Jay French along with his band mates from Twisted Sister has performed with proceeds benefiting OIUF, and it probably won’t be their last.   (Continue Reading)

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Robin Trower


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Review and photos by Momma Dukes

Born March 9th, 1945 in London England, Robin got his first guitar when he was about 14, for a Christmas present, and went from there. His story started in the mid sixties when he began his recording career in the Southend rhythm and blues band the ‘Paramounts’. (Continue Reading)

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Anders Osborne at Great South Bay Music Festival


Anders Osborne as Featured in Full Throttle Magazine-Cover shot by marcmillmanphotosFor the Swedish-born Osborne, the blues wound up enchanting him at an early age. After hitchhiking around the country at just 16-years-old, Osborne landed in New Orleans, where he would play in local clubs acquiring a real knack for the music along with a following of fans. On Sunday, July 21st Osborne performed at the Blue Point Brews stage to his many fans, playing material from his latest album, last year’s “Peace”.

This was a first for me hearing Anders Osborne.  I have to be honest, I never heard of him.  But I will tell you that I now will never forget him. His performance entrenched my soul. I didn’t just hear him play, I felt it.  Even though I wasn’t familiar with his music it already felt like it was a part of me. His next New York appearance will be at the Brooklyn Bowl in December, and I plan on being there, and so should you. (Continue Reading)

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