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Live Review: Nickelback @ Allphones Arena, Sydney (24.11.12)


04 Dec

Our review of Nickelback‘s Sydney concert was originally published at theaureview.com.au.

Nickelback Sydney 2012

Despite the constant barrage of name-calling and derision that this Canadian monster rock band seems to receive from all corners of the globe, this reviewer has always felt that Chad Kroeger and co’s ability to write larger-than-life, catchy hooks can simply not be denied. Additionally, for all the slings and arrows fired in their direction accusing them of being sell-outs, plastic, fake and everything else, you surely have to admit that their catalogue contains some truly fist-pumping moments.

Apparently some 20,000 people agreed with us on November 24 when Nickelback filled the Allphones Arena for the first of two nights. The band’s broad appeal was certainly obvious when you looked at the seemingly disparate throng making their way into the over-sized shed at Sydney’s Olympic Park through several layers of security, bag checks and ushers.
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Live Review: Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane @ State Theatre, Sydney – 17.01.12


24 Jan

Mike Patton's Mondo Cane - Live Review

theAUreview.com just published our review of Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane at Sydney’s State Theatre on January 17, 2012 – supported by Melbourne’s Anthony Patreas. Check out the full review by CLICKING HERE or on the image.

…Mike Patton needs no introduction. His history with bands like Faith No More and Mr Bungle has virtually made him a household name. His other projects such as Fantomas, Tomahawk and Peeping Tom have further secured his reputation as an uncompromising, twisted and true pioneering genius…

Read the entire review by CLICKING HERE or on the image above.

Interview: Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) for theAUreview.com


28 Aug

Zakk Wylde InterviewI interviewed Zakk Wylde of Black Labal Society (BLS) for theAUreview.com recently. I spent over 20 minutes talking to the metal guitar legend who played alongside Ozzy Osbourne for more than 20 years, as well as forming his own well-known band BLS and releasing a few excellent solo albums such as the mellow ‘Book of Shadows’. Below is an excerpt from the lengthy interview in which we discussed the new BLS album ‘Order of the Black’, the recording process, his departure from Ozzy’s band, guitar gear and much more. CLICK HERE to read the full interview.

“…Your life has been pretty eventful over the last 12-18 months with the blood clotting and having to go sober as a result of that. Has any of that, along with the departure from Ozzy’s band ended up on the new Black Label Society (BLS) album?

No. We were just laughing because it’s been four years since we did ‘Shot to Hell’ and we were like ‘It’s been four years already!?’ But then again, it’s been 22 years I’ve been with Ozzy and my daughter is 18, my son just turned 17 today and our little guy Hendrix just turned eight. So, like two of my kids are getting ready for college.

It’s just amazing how the time flies by and in the last four years it’s been like my family has been gluing me back together. I had throat surgery and wasn’t even sure if I was going to be able to sing again. Then I had an umbilical hernia and had to get that operated on. I mean, right after these surgeries I’d go right back out on the road again. It’d be like surgery, then tour, then surgery, then tour. Then I got the blood clot thing and then I was right back out on the road. Then the Ozzy thing went down and right after that my father passed away.

People were like ‘Dude, you’ve had a rough year’, and I go ‘Dude, that’s before lunch!’ (laughs) When you’re in Black Label you ask, ‘Are you sure you wanna put this vest on? Because a lot of burden comes with it’. You gotta be hard as nails and you gotta do what you gotta do. You gotta GI/FD – Get it Fuckin’ Done…”

CLICK HERE to read the full interview.

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