Friday, November 26

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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 275):  Jonny Ross of SMALL TOWN TITANS
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 275): Jonny Ross of SMALL TOWN TITANS

Contributor's Note:  Jonny Ross, drummer of Small Town Titans, joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International for the 275th episode.  Recently, Small Town Titans released the music video for their song "9 to 5", which is a salute to the working person.  Phil Freeman stated that it's a salute to the ultimate hard worker and how they deserve to enjoy the fruits of their labor from time to time, and how we all deserve to take a load off and have a good time. Small Town Titans are known for their viral covers of "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch", "Fat Bottomed Girls" by Queen, "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash and "Hunger Strike" which featured Matt James of Blacktop Mojo, by Temple Of The Dog.  Fans can find Small Town Titans on their official website, F...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 15:  Donald Carpenter of BLISSKRIEG
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(Mark Dean Interviews): Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 15: Donald Carpenter of BLISSKRIEG

Contributor's Note:  Mark Dean of (AntiHero Magazine, The Spill Magazine, Madness To Creation) converses with Donald Carpenter of Blisskrieg on the 15th episode of Madness To Creation Podcast.  In this episode, Donald discusses how the band was formed.  You might have heard Donald's voice from hard rock bands Submersed and Eye Empire.  On February 22nd, Blisskrieg released their debut album entitled "Remedy" on all digital streaming platforms.  Blisskrieg is composed of Donald Carpenter on vocals, Todd Whitener, Matt Taul and Jesse Vest.  The band is composed of members of Submersed, Eye Empire, Days Of The New and Tantric.  Here is what Jesse had to say about "Remedy": “It’s a surprisingly diverse album," says Jesse Vest. "There are songs that we think will satisfy fans of our past...
(Album Review):  “Death by Rock and Roll” by THE PRETTY RECKLESS
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(Album Review): “Death by Rock and Roll” by THE PRETTY RECKLESS

On February 12, The Pretty Reckless released their fourth studio album titled Death by Rock and Roll via Fearless Records.  The band is composed of Taylor Momsen (Vocals), Ben Phillips (Guitar), Jaime Perkins (Drums), and Mark Damon (Bass).  This amazing work is the result of many trials and tribulations over the last several years.  The band landed a prestigious gig in 2017 opening for Soundgarden, but it was of course during this tour Chris Cornell took his own life.  Less than a year later, Kato Khandwala, a close friend and producer for the band, died in a motorcycle accident.  This was a very dark time for the band and it wasn’t until late 2018 before members started recording again.  The result, however, is an album that will truly stand the test of time and go down as a signature wo...
AXS TV Returns with “Docs That Rock” featuring “Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams” on Sunday, October 14th
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AXS TV Returns with “Docs That Rock” featuring “Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams” on Sunday, October 14th

AXS TV’s popular “Docs That Rock” block returns this fall with a trio of broadcast premieres, beginning Wednesday, October 14 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Packed with candid sit-downs, classic performances, and rarely seen footage, “Docs That Rock” puts the spotlight on a different groundbreaking music-themed documentary each week, taking viewers beyond the stage and into the stories of some of music’s most influential artists. The block kicks off three weeks of broadcast premieres on October 14 with the recent feature Coldplay: A Head Full Of Dreams. For the first time ever in their own words, the band tells the story of their journey from humble beginnings to rock superstardom, shining a light on their deep friendship and brotherhood in a stunning profile that blends unseen archival covera...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Lacey Crowe of BOURBON HOUSE
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(Mental Health Conversations): Lacey Crowe of BOURBON HOUSE

Editor's Note:  This past June, Wisconsin-based blues rock outfit Bourbon House released "Too High To Care" single which is described as "modern rock with a hard 70's blues-rock edge".  They've shared the stage with the likes of Crobot and Jasmine Cain and played shows in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Nashville.  They were also featured on a compilation CD for Classic Rock Magazine for their hit "Devil On My Heels".  In this mental health conversation with Madness To Creation, frontwoman Lacey Crowe of Bourbon House discusses coping with the civil unrest and Covid-19 pandemic along with their two singles "Too High To Care" and "Devil In My Heels".  Fans can find Bourbon House at the following locations: www.facebook.com/bourbonhouseofficial www.bourbonhouserocks.com www.inst...
(Concert Review) QUEENSRYCHE live at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey (2/15/2020)
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(Concert Review) QUEENSRYCHE live at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey (2/15/2020)

The verdict is in, Queensryche  still rocks after all these years. After a tumultuous decade, they have entered 2020 with a renewed energy and vigor. This past Saturday night I experienced the new live stage show for this year’s Verdict tour. And I have to say I was most impressed. Opening support for the band on this run is NYC rockers Eve to Adam with direct support coming from guitarist extraordinaire, the one and only John 5.   Eve to Adam hit the stage with their high-energy brand of hard rock full force. I saw the crowd respond to them very positively. Though there was a faction who weren’t familiar with the band and their songs, they were very easy to get into. Their songs had good grooves with powerful vocals. Though their set was short, the crowd really got into the mat...
We Nerd Out Vol. 111:  Some of the Most Important Live Performances of the Decade!
We Nerd Out

We Nerd Out Vol. 111: Some of the Most Important Live Performances of the Decade!

What a decade it was from a music standpoint.  Seeing bands come and go, trends come and go, but we've see so many things happen good and bad, that we need to reflect on this decade.  Some videos have been where you're sure it's the next big thing, and some have ended up tragic.  There is no particular order to this, Madness To Creation just wanted to reflect on some important live performances this decade:  "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele Live Grammy Performance This performance showcased soul coming back to the forefront in forms of a British woman that was angry over a breakup.  She looked elegant on the Grammy stage, and it felt like going back in time.  It caused us to pay attention to what the British pop scene was doing all over again. 2.  Linkin Park "One More Light" ...
(EP Review)  “5 Track Sampler” by BRKN LOVE
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(EP Review) “5 Track Sampler” by BRKN LOVE

  On July 16, rock band BRKN Love released a “5 Track Sampler” to preview work to come from the band.   Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Royal Blood, and Highly Suspect are all listed as influences on the band and the listener should recognize these elements as they engross themselves in the released singles “Shot Down” and “Papercuts.”  Lead singer Justin Benlolo states through the press release,” The name represents who I am. You can be a hopeless romantic and play tough music. Most of the lyrics deal with love and loss. You can share your feelings and still rock your face off.at the end of the day.” Benlolo also states that he envisioned a true rock band full of “big guitars, big drums, and big vocals” and the listener should receive that message loud and clear in the very first fe...
Weekend Brunch Edition Vol. 1:  Weekly Music News Plus Spotify Playlist!
Making The Grade

Weekend Brunch Edition Vol. 1: Weekly Music News Plus Spotify Playlist!

Editor's Note:  Welcome to the first edition of Weekly Brunch Edition!  Here the weekend is upon us, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you get to sleep in!  As we have been crazy busy with our work weeks, we are celebrating the weekend!  We crack open some eggs, fry up some steak, and enjoy some brunch.  But wait, we missed out some music news and you might be wanting some new music to check out!  Well, Madness To Creation is your hookup, holler if you hear us!  #SorryScottSteiner It is broken down into the following categories:  Meat & Taters:  This is where the heavy hitters come in to play.  The main course if you will.  Chances are you've heard of this group.  Light & Fluffy:  This is where a band/artist might come off on the lighter side of music.  Where y...