Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rikki Rockett’s Creepy Dolls Custom Drum Kit For Sale


rikkidollskitRikki Rockett of Los Angeles Legend and Poison Fame announced today the sale of his drum companies popular custom designed kit called “Creepy Dolls “ is up for sale on his Drum Works Web Site.

When Rikki Rockett opened his own custom drum company, we all knew magic would ensue, and kit after kit, there has never been any disappointment.

Rockett Drum Works designs and builds drum kits sought after by new and professional musicians worldwide and are hand produced and painted, each one a “one of a kind” creation that are hard core music machines forged by those who love music.




 When I met and interviewed  Rikki Rockett  for Xombiewoof Magazine, it was not only a great honor, but I can honestly say that not one person walked past his demo booth without spending a long time viewing and inspecting his creations.

One such kit is The “Creepy Dolls” kit, pictured here that was on the NAMM display and featured in articles and the like, now up for sale at http://www.rockettdrumworks.com


The “Creepy Dolls” Kit - Fully painted Original Art by Craig Fraser / Designed by: Rikki Rockett

Semi flat clear, Multi-colored powdercoated hardware on 8-Ply Maple.

Dimension Stats: 18x22, 10, 12, 14, 16 toms with a 6.5 x 14 snare.

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Call Rockett Drum Works for more info and viewing appointments: 661-379-7739

Rockett Drum Works can create a Custom Kit to any specification, make you Drum Dreams a Reality !

Contact Rockett Drum Works Today and get your Rhythm Rockin’ Rockett Style

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Judas Priest Radio Special Unleashed This Friday, May 31st on WVOX's Metal Mayhem!



Legendary British Metal Gods Judas Priest will be spotlighted by WVOX's Metal Mayhem in New York with host Matt O'Shaughnessy and Tony Gizzo who will talk with Rob Halford and Richie Faulkner at 8:10pm Eastern this Friday, May 31st exclusively on WVOX.com and 1460 AM about the pioneering group's new Epitaph DVD, recorded in May of 2012 at London's Hammersmith Apollo.

According to Rob Halford, "This is definitely a reflection on all the wonderful things we've been able to achieve. I think it's important for any musician to kind of pause and reflect," adds The Metal God. Epitaph, a blistering 23-track live concert filmed on the bands closing night of their final world tour features at least one song from each of Judas Priest's 14 classic albums ranging from 1974 to 2008. 

Halford will also talk to WVOX about the early days of Judas Priest when the group came roaring out of Birmingham, England and their timeless music spanning a history-making forty years. Judas Priest fans can expect to hear some real Priest gems, obscure tracks and well-known classics during the special feature broadcast!


Monday, May 13, 2013

Gypsybilly Rock Live with The Vignatis !



The Vignatis – Gypsybilly Live and Loud

Check Out The Show: The Vignatis – LIVE @ Lucy’s 51

The Vignatis, a “Gypsybilly” Music Group to Perform on Friday May17th, 2013 at Lucy’s 51 - 10149 Riverside Dr. in Toluca Lake California at 10:00 pm.

Line-up Includes: Tracy & Fabrice Vignati, Hal Rosenfeld on Drums, Joe Nelson on Guitar, and John Hatton on Upright Bass.

More Info at http://thevignatis.com/blog/




Live Gypsybilly

PRS Guitars, GRAND-AM, In Tune Monthly and DW Partner for Guitar Center Fan Day and “PRS Gear Heaven Party” Events


PRS Guitars, GRAND-AM, In Tune Monthly and DW Partner for Exciting Guitar Center Fan Day and “PRS Gear Heaven Party” Events

imagePaul Reed Smith Guitars has teamed up with In Tune Monthly magazine, DW (Drum Workshop) and Guitar Center to help celebrate their 2013 official partnership with GRAND-AM Road Racing.

For four consecutive years, PRS has partnered with GRAND-AM Road Racing’s Rolex Sports Car Series by providing race-winning teams with unique fully-functional trophy guitars. Guitar Center will be the exclusive retailer of a limited number of 2013 GRAND-AM replica trophy guitars and will host Guitar Center Fan Day events in select locations for the second year in a row.

To heighten the excitement this year, PRS has invited fellow American instrument manufacturer, DW (Drum Workshop), to join the fun and help pump up Fan Day and “PRS Gear Heaven Party” events.

One of PRS’s favorite elements of these partnerships is the “Race to the Stage” component which gives one high school guitarist and one high school drummer the opportunity to win the chance to perform at a GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series event in his/her city. In Tune Monthly, the publication for music students and teachers in grades 7-12, and DW will be co-hosting the auditions at select Guitar Center locations.

imageGuitar audition winners will take home a PRS SE electric guitar, PRS SE amplifier and a PRS 18ft instrument cable. Drum-playing winners get a DW All-Maple Performance Series 4-piece Drumset in Pewter Sparkle FinishPly(tm) with 9000 Series Hardware and Pedals Performance 4 piece tom pack w/ snare,16x20 bass, 9500TB, 9100M, 9000, 9300, (2) 9999, and 9700 heavy-duty hardware compliments of DW.

Both winning teens will also get the opportunity to perform with PRS artist and blues phenom, Davy Knowles. For details and official rules on the “In Tune Race to the Stage” promotion, visit www.intunemonthly.com/racetothestage.


Fan Day events bring players additional unique opportunities, including free setups on PRS guitars, in-depth product demonstrations by PRS and DW team members, the chance to meet GRAND-AM personnel and experience their interactive mobile display, which includes a race car, and the opportunity to tour DW’s Mobile Music Trailer filled with the latest DW and PRS gear

Fan Day events are planned throughout the season starting in New York on June 8th at Guitar Center Rochester with a race-day concert on June 28 at Watkins Glen International.

The action moves to Independence, MO for an August 3rd Fan Day at Guitar Center and a race-day concert at Kansas Speedway on Friday, August 16th.

The season culminates with a final 2013 Fan Day at Guitar Center Manchester, CT on September 14th and a race-day concert at Lime Rock Park on September 27th.

In addition to the above schedule: PRS and DW have added two new events to the season, appropriately called “PRS Gear Heaven Party” events, to give musicians special VIP treatment while showing off all the latest PRS and DW gear.

The Gear Heaven Parties offer the opportunity to hear demonstrations, meet artists, hang with PRS/DW/GC staff, mingle with our GRAND-AM Road racing friends and drivers, tour the DW Mobile Music Trailer filled with PRS and DW gear, play and even purchase gear, possibly win a prize or two and hear a concert by PRS and DW recording artists.

  The schedule is as follows:

  • June 29th PRS Gear Heaven Party at Watkins Glen International
  • July 25th PRS Gear Heaven Party at the Indianapolis Hard Rock Café

For more information about PRS Gear Heaven Party events, please visit www.PRSRacing.net

For details and Official Rules of the “In Tune’s Race to the Stage,” please visit www.intunemonthly.com/racetothestage.

Be sure to connect with PRS Guitars: www.prsguitars.com, www.facebook.com/prsguitars, or www.twitter.com/prsguitars.

Follow the racing season at: www.prsracing.net, www.grand-am.com and www.twitter.com/prsracing

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sacred Oath Mainman Rob Thorne To Promote Upcoming Album, Fallen, With Special Call-In To WVOX's Metal Mayhem This Friday!



Connecticut's legendary metallers Sacred Oath rise again with the impending release of "Fallen", the internationally-recognized group's latest slab of prime metal and this Friday, May 17th at 7:30pm Eastern, frontman Rob Thorne will call into WVOX's Metal Mayhem with Matt O'Shaughnessy and Tony Gizzo to talk about the album and more.

Thorne will spill the latest on the band and "Fallen" in an exclusive Metal Mayhem interview.

"We'll be spotlighting select tracks from the new Sacred Oath release and it's always a great time with Rob on the show - anything can happen and will!", says hosts Matt O'Shaughnessy and Tony Gizzo.


Megadeth's David Ellefson Discusses Forthcoming Album On WVOX


david-bioMegadeth's David Ellefson Discusses Forthcoming Album, Super Collider, Latin American Shows With Black Sabbath and The Finalized Line-Up For The Legendary Gigantour 2013 With An Interview On WVOX's Metal Mayhem This Friday!

Jocks Matt O'Shaughnessy and Tony Gizzo welcome back Megadeth bassist David Ellefson to WVOX's Metal Mayhem this Friday, May 17th at 8:10pm in an area exclusive interview on WVOX.com Worldwide and 1460 AM in New York.

Ellefson will talk with WVOX about Megadeth's highly-touted upcoming release, Super Collider, set to be unleashed on June 4th, the bands iconic Gigantour 2013 finalized line-up, shows with Iron Maiden and road trek in Latin America with Ozzy Osbourne and more.


SuperCollider-188"It's always a headbanging honor to have one of the quintessential bass players from our heavy metal fraternity on Metal Mayhem and WVOX looks forward to having David Ellefson return to the airwaves again this Friday! “

“We'll be featuring the brand new single from Megadeth, Super Collider, as well some Deth classics during the feature broadcast!", rage jocks Matt O'Shaughnessy and Tony Gizzo.



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Who Said Independent Record Companies have no Heart?



Image of Out Of Step: A Tribute To Minor ThreatInfested Records Print A Limited Edition Minor Threat Tribute Album to raise money for Academy for children and young adults with Autism.

Infested Records is selling copies of "Out Of Step: A Tribute To Minor Threat" with all the money going to The New Connections Academy for children and young adults with Autism located in Palatine, IL.

With a limited pressing of only 200 copies, the response from the music loving community has been stellar, but more is needed. Proceeds for this fundraiser go directly to the school music programs and programs for music therapy, supplying musical equipment and more. Show your support for Infested Records and their Social Conscious cause, if we don’t look out for our kids, who will?

People can buy copies of the limited edition album "Out Of Step: A Tribute To Minor Threat" at www.infestedrecords.bigcartel.com, this offer cannot be found in stores or anywhere else online.

You can also contact them about a charitable donation to The New Connections Academy. Artists can also contact them regarding the donation of time and materials to help support this charity. Visit their Facebook Page for more of their News and Info as it happens!

Tom Keifer Featured On WVOX's Metal Mayhem This Friday


KEIFERPHOTOBest known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of blues-rockers Cinderella, Tom Keifer will be Matt O'Shaughnessy's very special guest this Friday, May 10th at 8:10pm Eastern on WVOX.com Worldwide and 1460 AM in New York.

The front man will talk with O'Shaughnessy about his debut solo release, The Way Life Goes. According to Keifer, "Some of the songs on The Way Life Goes may be even harder driving than anything I have ever done with Cinderella."

During the broadcast, Tom Keifer will also talk with WVOX about his upcoming string of tour dates this month and more. Metal Mayhem rocks hard Wednesday from 7-9pm and Friday between 6-10pm and can be viewed from main studio on live webcam at WVOX.com.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Artists in the New: Teddy Geiger


Artist News Report and Review by Joseph Timmons: Xombiewoof Magazine

I come across many artists during my searches for great music, many of whom don’t get the press they deserve. With so many talented artists to report to you, I can’t emphasize enough that to do a “Review” does not always do an artist any justice, so I interject interviews, quotes and more, so you get a feel of where they come from and where they are going. I still find myself at a loss sometimes because so many music fans get locked into their favorite music types and many are unsure of new artists or new directions, so I have created this article type Artists in the New, more than a review, not just news and always good music!

01 Happier?Teddy Geiger - New album: The Last Fears will be released May 14th 2013 through iTunes and direct purchase.

Teddy Geiger, the New York-based singer-songwriter/producer is going to release his new album The Last Fears, which is the follow-up to Geiger’s highly acclaimed debut album, Underage Thinking, which entered the top of 2006 Billboard charts, anchored by the million selling hit, “For You I Will”.

The Last Fears is not just another pop album, but a story of growth for multi-instrumentalist Geiger. Recorded in Nashville, Los Angeles, Woodstock, New York City and his own living room, Geiger shows a maturity in writing that is usually found in artists twice his age.

The self-produced The Last Fears mixes traditional pop structure with accents of modern electronica and ballads, tinged with mandolins and steel guitars the songs have a unique flavor and versatility. His songs and music celebrates American youth and living life, The Last Fears shows us that Teddy Geiger is an artist at the forefront of what is considered the Independent American Music Scene.

This collection of soulful and introspective music features collaborations with other artists, such as Larry Campbell of Levon Helm & Bob Dylan fame. In addition to his successes in music, Geiger is also a noted actor, best known for his work starring opposite Emma Stone in 2008’s The Rocker, and playing the muse in the cult hit TV series, Love Monkey.

Below is a link to his Soundcloud Streams of some earlier works, as you can tell, he has been given a gift and he looks to share it with the world!

I recommend checking out this artist, I see good Music coming our way. Visit His web site and Facebook page to stream his music and find out about tour dates.

Artists in the New: Tom McBride


Artist News Report and Review by Joseph Timmons: Xombiewoof Magazine

I come across many artists during my searches for great music, many of whom don’t get the press they deserve. With so many talented artists to report to you, I can’t emphasize enough that to do a “Review” does not always do an artist any justice, so I interject interviews, quotes and more, so you get a feel of where they come from and where they are going. I still find myself at a loss sometimes because so many music fans get locked into their favorite music types and many are unsure of new artists or new directions, so I have created this article type Artists in the New, more than a review, not just news and always good music!

8598159924_4c57f055b7Tom McBride, is an artist who has a Blues / Country feel, but does not fall into either category in total. From his bio on his website he tells us the best description of himself. (the following is direct commentary from his website)

BlackCat-682x1024With an eye on the classics, Tom McBride wrote the songs that eventually became Morning in Glen Burnie, a modern album steeped in an old-school blend of Americana, blues, soul and pop/rock. Many of the songs were inspired by Nashville, the town where he launched his music career in the early 2000s. McBride recorded Morning in Glen Burnie closer to his hometown, though, setting up shop just outside of Boston. The result is a breezy, classic-sounding record that splits the difference between all of McBride’s influences, from the country sway of the Mavericks to the crooning pop of Sam Cooke. It’s the sound of a singer/songwriter working with a well-oiled band. It’s already begun gathering its own buzz, too, with the Mid-Atlantic Songwriters Association awarding its prestigious gold prize to the album’s first track, “But I Don’t Care.”

Tom McBride has logged over 300 shows across the country over the past few years, has performed at CMJ, Folk Alliance & SXSW and his songs have been featured on AAA-radio stations across the country as well as within print and on-line magazines like American Songwriter, Spark Magazine, & Bootleg Magazine among many others. McBride has recently shared the stage with notable acts such as Dawes, William Elliot Whitmore, Futurebirds, Ellis Paul, Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed, Ben Taylor and Charlie Mars among others.

“Put really simply,” he sums up, “I just tried to write good songs.”

I have to agree, and so will you that he has succeeded, Morning in Glen Burnie is a collection of works that inspire reflection and contemplation and give a new romanticism to the thought of life in a simpler way of seeing things. With a voice that espouses hope and virtue in every note, this is an album to hear. 

My particular favorite off this album is A Song In My Heart, just the right amount of country mixed with pop and that hard to resist string pickin’ sound that gets your foot tapping.

You can listen to Tom McBride through his website, Soundcloud or Spotify, as well as buy his albums direct.

Phoenix Fem-Fetal: Pamela Moore has Risen


Music Review of the new Pamela Moore album Resurrect Me

Review by Joseph Timmons: Xombiewoof Magazine

I would like to start off this review with an equivocal and impartial statement of a fact that you, after hearing this album that was four years in the making, “THIS IS NOT A COMEBACK ALBUM” or the like.

This is an album that shows the true talents of a female vocalist that has for some time been only heard in conjunction with songs and albums by other artists, in fact they seek her out to complete their work, her talents and voice is unique and completes their vision of what their music could be, I speak of none other than Pamela Moore.


Since her first album Take a Look, released in 1981, Pamela Moore has been performing to the delight of her ardent fans and new fans, in addition to working with other artists, such as Queensrÿche on their epic album Operation: Mindcrime in Suite Sister Mary, Pamela Moore’s voice talents has made it possible for artists to complete their vision.

Now Pamela is in the live light again, with the upcoming release of her new album Resurrect Me, Pamela Moore is renewing our faith in the image of a powerful female hard rock / metal vocalist as the lead force in music, like her contemporaries, such as Lita Ford, Pamela has never left any of her fans waiting too long for her, and I would add who would not want to wait for a woman of grace, beauty and obvious talent such as hers.

Recently listed in the "Top 50 Female AOR Stars" Pamela Moore has signed with Ratpak Records to create and now present to you her new album Resurrect Me. A bold and hard rocking album of 10 perfectly produced tracks, this is an album worth of praise, her voice hits you hard and lingers in your mind taking you on a journey into the dark and the light, some songs are quite dark, but also intriguing and alluring, tempting you to go in further, to listen not only to the music and the words, but to also find meaning, and to see the subject through her brilliant and interpretive eyes. I found this album to be everything it touts to be and more, this album is an eloquent parade of emotions and symbolisms that reveal the artist’s heart, laid out before you and impossible to ignore.


Pamela Moore

You can pre-order the album now through Ratpak Records, the official release date is set for Tuesday May 14th, 2013, but this album, already creating a major buzz in the music arena will be a hard to find title so don’t wait, witness the resurrection and fall in love with Pamela Moore all over again.

Visit Pamela Moore on Her Web Page, Facebook and YouTube for More Astounding Music by this truly talented artist.

More Than Just a Dream, a Sensational Fantasy in Music


Fitz and the Tantrums bounce their way into your heart again

More Than Just a dream by Fitz and the Tantrums

Music Review by Joseph Timmons: Xombiewoof Magazine


fitzandthetantrums_coverFrom the get go, More Than Just A Dream has you moving, hot and heavy, it’s life affirming and blood pumping rhythms prove that Fitz and the Tantrums have the right stuff.

Their first album Pickin’ Up The Pieces, which ascended to #1 on Billboard’s Heat seekers chart, was widely accepted by music lovers and fast Fitz fans around the world, and with More Than Just A Dream, now they have something new to scream and dance about.



I had the opportunity to see Fitz and The Tantrums perform live at the 2013 NAMM Convention in Anaheim California this past January and their show was like a lightning strike, the crowd was bouncing in sync with the beat like sparks in a foundry.


Fitz And The Tantrums

This electrifying group from Los Angeles has taken the very emotions of Love and Joy and put it into sound waves that capture and captivate, leaving a trail or sold out shows and magnificent memories. Fitz & The Tantrums defied the odds in an industry that has seen some of the greats rise up and has flooded the market with countless flops.


Fitz & The Tantrums has become an indisputable phenomenon, a chart topping, show stopping modern pop combo unlike any other. Now, with their spectacular Elektra Records debut, More Than Just A Dream, they have taken their timeless song craft and soul sonic force to the stereos of the world once again, More Than Just A Dream, is just that, yet so much more.


Spark–Audio Only

With song titles like Break The Walls, Fools Gold, Last Raindrop, House on Fire and Merry Go Round this album is full of hits, no misses and has beat after beat, heart throbbing, foot moving and soul energizing power. More Than Just A Dream will be available in a Record Store near you and online on May 7th and will sell out fast, you can Pre-Order at Their Web Link Hype Machine.

Get FATT (Fitz And The Tantrums), check out their webs site, Facebook Page and YouTube Page for News, Videos, Show Dates and More, be like Fitz And The Tantrums - live a life that is More Than Just A Dream !