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Afterglow
Review by Larry Toering
First of all, this has been a band I’ve supported heavily over the last three years or so.

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Black Country Communion
Review by Mark Johnson

Kevin Shirley’s inspiration to bring together Glenn Hughes, vocals and bass, and Joe Bonamassa, lead guitar and vocals has provided one of the best rock/blues bands and albums of the year.


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Black Country Communion 2
Review by Larry Toering

After nine months, the modern day super group returns with its second release.


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DVD Reviews
Black Country Communion - Live Over Europe BluRay
Review by Larry Toering
Since Black Country Communion arrived on the scene, still less than a year ago, they have managed two studio CD releases, and to top it off they have produced what is an absolute state of the art video, and it's tailor made for the Blu-ray experience.

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Interviews
Black Country Communion
Interview by Mark Johnson

Interview with Glenn Hughes of Black Country Communion from 2010


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Derek Sherinian
Review by Larry Toering
Interview with Derek Sherinian from 2011
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Derek Sherinian
Review by G. W. Hill

Interview with Derek Sherinian from 2013


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Various Artists - 108 Rock Star Guitars written by Lisa S. Johnson
Review by G. W. Hill

This is the quintessential coffee table book. That’s particularly true for those who love guitars.


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Nektar - A Spoonful of Time
Review by G. W. Hill

The whole “do an album of covers” concept is a popular approach these days.


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Glenn Hughes - Addiction: Remastered and Expanded
Review by Gary Hill
This is part of a series of new Glenn Hughes reissues. I have to say that this is one of my favorites.

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Don Airey - All Out
Review by Larry Toering

Following up his last release seemed to be a fairly swift effort, but it was a good idea for Don Airey, as this one is a little more up my alley.


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Paul Rodgers - And Friends - Live at Montreux 1994
Review by G. W. Hill

As I mentioned when I reviewed the video release of this, I’ve never been a huge fan of Paul Rodgers.


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Paul Rodgers - and Friends - Live at Montreux 1994 DVD
Review by G. W. Hill

I’ve got to admit to something that might be considered by some to be sacrilege.


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Joe Bonamassa - Black Rock
Review by Mark Johnson

A much harder and heavier album than The Ballad of John Henry, the blues really shines on this album. 


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Derek Sherinian - Black Utopia
Review by G. W. Hill

This album is just getting reissued.


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Glenn Hughes - Building the Machine 2CD Edition
Review by Gary Hill

This is one in a series of new Glenn Hughes reissues. The first CD is a studio album (with one bonus track).


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Jon Lord - Concerto for Group & Orchestra
Review by G. W. Hill

The music here is, by definition, a marriage of classical and rock sounds in three extensive pieces.
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The Prog Collective - Epilogue
Review by G. W. Hill

This is quite a cool set. The main man behind this is Billy Sherwood, and I always like the stuff he does.


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Glenn Hughes - Feel (2 CD Edition)
Review by Gary Hill
This Glenn Hughes solo album from 1995 is getting a deluxe reissue in a two-CD form. The first disc is the original album with one bonus track.

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Various Artists - Fly Like an Eagle - An All-Star Tribute to Steve Miller Band
Review by G. W. Hill

Cleopatra Records loves doing these tribute albums, typically with Billy Sherwood in charge.


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Heaven & Earth - Heaven & Earth - Featuring Stuart Smith
Review by Larry Toering

This is a review of the Japanese import version of Heaven & Earth which features a lot of musicians that Stuart Smith assembled for this great band.


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Joe Bonamassa - Live At The Greek Theatre
Review by G. W. Hill
This new live album finds Joe Bonamassa playing tribute to the three Kings of the blues, Freddie, Albert and the one true king BB.
 

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Joe Bonamassa - Live At The Greek Theatre DVD
Review by G. W. Hill
I previously reviewed the audio set of this concert. As good as that was (and it was very good), this is so much better.

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Deep Purple - Live in California 74
Review by G. W. Hill

I’ve always been a big fan of the Burn album.


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Sons of Apollo - Live in Houston, Texas May 2018
Review by Greg Olma

Sons of Apollo, for those of you who don’t know, are a new prog metal group featuring an all-star lineup.  


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Deep Purple - Live In London
Review by Greg Olma

There has been much said about the different lineups of Deep Purple but for my money, the Mk 3 lineup stands up as their best. 


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Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine and Sherinian - Live in Tokyo
Review by G. W. Hill

When I got this disc I was really looking forward to it. I mean, with a list of names like that how could you go wrong?


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Deep Purple - MK III The Final Concert
Review by Greg Olma

Eagle Records is certainly making Christmas come early this year. 


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Derek Sherinian - Molecular Heinosity (Reissue)
Review by G. W. Hill

This is part of a new series of reissues of Derek Sherinian albums.


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Derek Sherinian - Mythology
Review by G. W. Hill

This Derek Sherinian disc is just getting the reissue treatment.


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Deep Purple - Phoenix Rising Blu-Ray
Review by Gary Hill

One part concert film, one part documentary, Phoenix Rising looks at the Mark IV lineup of Deep Purple (David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Tommy Bolin, Ian Pace and Jon Lord).


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Glenn Hughes - Play Me Out - 2CD Edition
Review by Gary Hill
This new reissue finds Glenn Hughes well into his funk period on the first disc, and in disco-land on the second. Personally, I think the main album is more effective.

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Sons of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony
Review by Gary Hill

Had I heard this album last year, it would have definitely made my best of 2017 list, and been pretty high on the list. This is an amazing album.


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Various Artists - Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head
Review by G. W. Hill

I’m a big fan of Deep Purple, particularly the classic stuff.


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Glenn Hughes - Return of Crystal Karma (2 CD Edition)
Review by Gary Hill

This is part of a series of reissues of Glenn Hughes solo albums. It's one of the stronger releases in the set, too.


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Various Artists - Sin-Atra
Review by Gary Hill

Featuring hard rocking adaptations of Frank Sinatra songs, this is kind of a mixed bag.


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Glenn Hughes - Songs in the Key of Rock 3 CD Edition
Review by Gary Hill
This is a new release in a series of Glenn Hughes reissues. The bulk of the discs in this series are two-CD editions. This one has three.


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Joe Bonamassa - The Ballad of John Henry
Review by Gary Hill

This has a great sampling of guitar blues/rock classics mixed with Joe Bonamassa’s original songs.


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The Fusion Syndicate - The Fusion Syndicate
Review by G. W. Hill

What an amazing set this is.


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Alice Cooper - The Last Temptation (20th Anniversary Edition)
Review by G. W. Hill

So, I’ve already reviewed this album in an earlier release. 


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Heaven & Earth - The Making Of Heaven & Earth DVD
Review by Larry Toering

Stuart Smith put together this band some time ago and made an album, then later put out this amazing DVD that showcases many of the proceedings in the studio while working on the project.


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Glenn Hughes - The Way It Is (2 CD Edition)
Review by Gary Hill

This is one of the entries in the new series of Glenn Hughes reissues. Like the rest, they add a second CD, this time a concert from 2000.


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Various Artists - Who Are You - An All-Star Tribute to the Who
Review by G. W. Hill

I like The Who quite a bit. I mean, they aren’t one of my favorite bands, but I do really like them.


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