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(Single Mashup Review):  What Kind of Sorcery Is This: MEGADETH/THE JACKSON 5 “Sweating Robins”
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(Single Mashup Review): What Kind of Sorcery Is This: MEGADETH/THE JACKSON 5 “Sweating Robins”

What kind of sorcery does Bill McClintock do with his mashups?  I honestly thought the pinnacle was when he did a mashup of "Round and Round" by Ratt and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye.  Then, Bill took it to the next level with "Sulfur" by Slipknot and "Wannabe" by The Spice Girls.  Just when you think there is NO WAY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH that Bill McClintock outdoes himself, he raises the bar even further with a mashup of "Sweating Bullets" by Megadeth and "Rockin' Robin" by The Jackson 5.  Check it out above!  It will not leave your head ever again!  This man is a total genius!
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 201):  Richard Black of SHARK ISLAND
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 201): Richard Black of SHARK ISLAND

Contributor's Note:  Richard Black of the legendary Sunset Strip band Shark Island appeared on The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 201st episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Richard discusses playing live in Los Angeles at the Sunset Strip and having to compete amongst a sea(no pun intended) of bands with very limited venue space in Los Angeles.  In 1989, Shark Island signed to Epic Records and released their debut album entitled "Law of the Order", which featured the amazing songs "Dangerous" and "Father Time".  The aforementioned songs were featured in the legendary movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and the song "My City" was featured in the movie "Point Break".  After Shark Island, Richard would be in the short-lived supergroup Contraba...
(Mental Health Conversations):  The Legendary DON DOKKEN
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(Mental Health Conversations): The Legendary DON DOKKEN

Editor's Note:  On August 28th, the legendary 80's metal/hair-metal band Dokken released their album "The Lost Songs 1978-1981" via Silver Lining Music.  Essentially, Dokken founder Don Dokken found a collection of old tapes while cleaning out his garage during the "quarantine era" of the Covid-19 pandemic.  In this conversation with Madness To Creation, Don Dokken discusses coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, the bad rap that Great White got in the press over having shows, social unrest, the album and career highlights in their music.  This interview will also be available on YouTube for anyone to listen to.  Fans can find Dokken at the following locations: www.facebook.com/DokkenOfficial www.Dokken.net Madness To Creation:  This is Madness To Creation, thank you for taking the ti...
Jeff Buehner of THE LOYAL ORDER/ROUGH CUTT Discusses “Ready For Dead”, Signing with EMP Label Group & Writing Process with Mark Dean for Madness To Creation
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Jeff Buehner of THE LOYAL ORDER/ROUGH CUTT Discusses “Ready For Dead”, Signing with EMP Label Group & Writing Process with Mark Dean for Madness To Creation

Contributor's Note:  The Loyal Order first hatched as a studio project several years ago in Portland, when Jeff Buehner was approached to write a theme song for a regional outdoor hunting reality show.  He reached out to guitarist Brandon Cook for a heavy riff, and the result was a song called Off the Grid (Superhuman).  It aired regionally in the Pacific NW for two seasons. A bassist by trade, singing is a new beginning for Jeff.  The songs were originally crafted with a different vocalist in mind, but after laying scratch tracks for the first few songs, the producer convinced him to lay the final tracks himself.    From this songwriting partnership between Buehner and Cook, the songs began to flow. They soon approached Producer Rob Daiker at The Commune in Portland, Oregon, who has...
Juan Croucier of RATT Looks Back on the Atlantic Record Years and “That GEICO Commercial” with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation
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Juan Croucier of RATT Looks Back on the Atlantic Record Years and “That GEICO Commercial” with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation

Contributor's Note:  RATT's signature sunset strip sound made the Los Angeles based outfit one of the most popular rock acts of the mid-'80s. As the story goes, RATT helped pioneer Hollywood’s legendary hard rock sound and scene and are proven true rock legends, headlining massive arena tours. Since 1983 to present, the band has sold in excess of 15 million albums in the US alone. Their first 4 records went multi-platinum.2020 RATT takes their live show out on the road for a series of tour dates. The RATT line-up features original members Stephen Pearcy, Juan Croucier with the addition of Pete Holmes, Jordan Ziff and Chris Sanders.  In this chat with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation, Juan Croucier of RATT discusses the Atlantic Record years, Napster, "that boxed set", "that GEICO commercia...
ROBIN MCAULEY of BLACK SWAN Converses with Mark of Madness To Creation on the Recording Process with BLACK SWAN & Surviving His Major Health Scare!
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ROBIN MCAULEY of BLACK SWAN Converses with Mark of Madness To Creation on the Recording Process with BLACK SWAN & Surviving His Major Health Scare!

Contributor's Note:  Robin McAuley  is an Irish rock vocalist best known as the vocalist for McAuley Schenker Group from 1986 to 1993, which saw the band release three studio albums: Perfect Timing, Save Yourself, M.S.G., the live album Unplugged Live, and the Japan-only EP Nightmare: The Acoustic M.S.G.. He has made further appearances with Schenker in 2012,  and also in 2016 with Michael Schenker Fest alongside original MSG singers Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet, and Doogie White of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock.  Robin McAuley of Black Swan sat down with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation to discuss his recent health scare, "Shake The World" and the recording process, along with his Irish roots McAuley has also performed with Grand Prix, Survivor and Far Corporation. In 1999, McAule...
(Concert Review)  RATT Live at Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey (12/20/2019)
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(Concert Review) RATT Live at Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey (12/20/2019)

It was a few days before Christmas and hair-metal legends RATT took the stage at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. On the "In Your Direction" tour, Ratt has proven that they are not ready to slow down as the "Roaring 2020's decade" hits.  With Stephen Pearcy on vocals, Juan Croucier on bass, Jordan Ziff on lead guitars, Chris Sanders on guitars and Pete Holmes on drums, Ratt continues to prove that they are one of the main acts to see from this era of music. Ratt kicked it off with the classic "Wanted Man", which is off of their landmark 1984 album "Out of the Cellar".  The band immediately brought the energy as a cohesive unit.  I would say that Juan on bass is definitely the showman of the band as he uses his bass guitar like a weapon as he's attacking the stage.  Ratt c...
We Nerd Out Vol. 109:  Bands MADNESS TO CREATION Covered in 2019! Year End Playlist!
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We Nerd Out Vol. 109: Bands MADNESS TO CREATION Covered in 2019! Year End Playlist!

I want to share this playlist with you.  Honestly, I thought we hit the pinnacle when we shot Warped Tour.  If you would've told us we would've covered Blink 182, Tool, Godsmack(twice) and New Kids On The Block in the same year, I would've been dreaming.  As the editor of Madness To Creation, I want to personally thank the following photographers/reviewers who made this incredible year possible: Will Wight, Crios Valentino, Kim Casper, Bryan Bardes, Amber Lyons, Kelz Bailey, Michelle Barron, Emily McDermott, Shawn Doyle, Mike Victorick, Ian Storck, Christopher James Ryan, Eva Dang, Holly Royle, Mark Dean, Derrick Climer, Richard Lepre, Evan Zwisler, Glenn Fernetti, Chris McCormick, Megan Jane Earp, Shannon Myers, John Nelson, and William Zimmermann, and Katie Hovland Madness To Creat...
(Concert Review) DIO RETURNS Live at The Myth in Maplewood, Minnesota (6/15/2019)
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(Concert Review) DIO RETURNS Live at The Myth in Maplewood, Minnesota (6/15/2019)

It was a rainy night at The Myth in Maplewood, Minnesota, which was appropo for this evening as the fans at The Myth in Maplewood, Minnesota turned out to see Dio Returns live on this rainy night.  This night was essentially a tribute to legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who lost his battle to stomach cancer about five years ago.  EyeIlusion presented Dio in holographic form and the original members of Dio, with the exception of the bass player who is in Dio Disciples commanded the stage on this night with special guest Jizzy Pearl's Love/Hate.  Jizzy Pearl's Love/Hate was the first to take the stage. What a solid opening band that Jizzy Pearl's Love/Hate was.  They commanded the stage and Jizzy Pearl has a voice that can belt it.  It's plain to see why he was involved as a mem...