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Q&A with Social Distortion's Jonny Wickersham

Classic Punk band plays Bogart's Saturday

{CommentsCant} · Friday, October 12, 2012
Formed in 1978, Classic Punk band Social Distortion reached the height of its fame in the late ’80s and early ’90s. The band has seven studio albums beginning with its iconic Mommy’s Little Monster. Although there has been over a dozen ex-Social D members, the group — known as a touring juggernaut (sometimes at the expense of making new music) — has maintained a lineup that has be...  
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Q&A with Journey

Revitalized rockers headline Riverbend's final show of the season Friday

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, September 20, 2012
Journey is a legendary Rock act from the ’70s/’80s, but the band is not done yet. The group put out its 15th album, Eclipse, last year, Journey's second effort with current lead singer Arnel Pineda, and is currently out on tour with fellow ’80s hitmakers Pat Benatar and Loverboy. The band's classic music is standing the test of time and crowds still react emotionally to its vast catal...  
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Q&A with Linkin Park and Incubus

Two contemporary Rock giants join forces on Honda Civic Tour

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Linkin Park and Incubus have hit the road together this summer on the Honda Civic Tour, a four-week, 18-city tour of North America. The tour comes to Cincinnati tomorrow (Wednesday) for a stop at Riverbend Music Center.

Linkin Park's fifth studio album, Li...  
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Q&A with Il Volo

Young Opera trio comes to PNC Pavilion Friday night

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, August 16, 2012
Il Volo — the popular Italian Opera trio from Sicily — features three teens with tenor voices so strong, they got America’s attention after one of the best guest performances in the history of American Idol, singing "O Sole Mio" last year. They formed in 2009 and were received very well in their native country, performing with some of the biggest international superstars in their shor...  
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Q&A with Five Finger Death Punch

Band plays Trespass America Festival with Trivium and Pop Evil at Riverbend

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Five Finger Death Punch is one of the most popular Metal bands in the world. The band has a catchy, melodic sound that resonates with its crowds and the band's songs have become arena anthems across the country. Five Finger continues to tour on its third studio album American Capitalist. Currently, the group is out headlining the Trespass America Festival with the bands Trivium, Pop Evil an...  

Q&A with Doobie Brothers' Tom Johnston

{CommentsCant} · Friday, July 27, 2012
The Doobie Brothers have been entertaining audiences across the world for more than 40 years. In 2010 the band released World Gone Crazy, their first album in a decade. They continue to be an inspiration with their recordings and their rigorous tour schedule.  CityBeat caught up with guitarist and vocalist Tom Johnston by phone this week. Johnston discussed the changes the band...  
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Q&A with Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, July 26, 2012
I’ve spent the last two mind-blowing days with the greats of heavy metal and their dedicated fans at Mayhem Festival in Cincinnati and Cleveland. We have experienced serious thunderstorms, crowd surfing and mega mosh pits together and all made it out the other side again this year. My experience was topped off with sitting down before the Cincinnati show with Shawn “Clown” Crahan, percu...  

Q&A with Motorhead's Phil Campbell

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Motörhead are Metal gods. They’ve been rocking arenas and stadiums for 37 years and are currently out on the Mayhem Tour with Anthrax and other major acts of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. They’ve released 21 albums and have played in front of millions across the world with the loyal support of their super-fans, the Motörheadbangers. CityBeat spoke with guitar player Phil Campbell to ...  

Q&A with Anthrax's Scott Ian

{CommentsCant} · Monday, July 23, 2012
Anthrax has shaped the heavy metal movement in America. The band recently released its 10th studio album, Worship Music, which brings back the band’s early sound with the re-emergence of lead vocalist Joey Belladonna. I love heavy metal guitars, so it was a privilege to speak to one of the all time metal guitar greats, Scott Ian, to preview their performance at Mayhem Fest Tuesday at ...  
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Q&A with Asking Alexandria

Rockers headed to Riverbend for next weekend's Mayhem Fest

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, July 19, 2012
Asking Alexandria has a British Metal sound, is proudly rough around the edges and even prouder of its stereotypical Rock & Roll lifestyle. Nothing shows this more than the short film they just released, Through Sin and Self Destruction. They have two studio albums, most notable being Reckless and Relentless, which blasted into the Top 10 on the Rock charts in the States. In a music industry t...