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KISS and Def Leppard a blazing double bill: review

Both bands repeatedly thrilled the sold-out Amphitheatre crowd of 16,000.  Nick Krewen Music, Published on Wed Aug 13 2014 KISS and Def Leppard 3.5 stars At the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Aug. 12. Does Gene Simmons’ fire-breathing swordplay, bloodied mouth shtick and ever-undulating serpentine tongue ever get old? Not if you’re a member of the KISS Army. The larger-than-life, cartoon-costumed, makeup-sporting hard rockers have entrenched the routines so heavily into their…


Mötley Crüe shout at the devil one last time

The band’s All Bad Things Must End tour gave Toronto fans quite the send-off last night. Opener Alice Cooper gave a masterful performance, too. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Mon Aug 11 2014 Mötley Crüe/Alice Cooper Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 3 stars If the All Bad Things Must End tour is truly the final hurrah for Hollywood heavy-metal mavens Mötley Crüe, then that was quite the send-off…


Haim sisters give it their all in searing Toronto debut: review

Haim added even more power to their hits, recalling influences such as Led Zeppelin and Heart, on stage Thursday. By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Fri May 16 2014 Haim At the Kool Haus, May 15 3.5 stars If you want to start a really good band, you may as well form one with your siblings, if you have them. Consider these factors: you start playing instruments at a young…


GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inspirations: Verdine White

NEWS GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inspirations: Verdine White From the Beatles to Sly & The Family Stone, six-time GRAMMY winner Verdine White grooves on five influential GRAMMY Hall Of Fame recordings GRAMMYS MAY 15, 2017 – 2:36 AM GRAMMY.com Nick Krewen  (To commemorate the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame’s 40th Anniversary in 2013, GRAMMY.com has launched GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inspirations. The ongoing series will feature conversations with various individuals who…


Peter Gabriel, Elton John and Sting’s new CDs: review

Peter Gabriel, Elton John and Sting’s new CDs: review Sting and Elton at least strive to be relevant with The Last Ship and The Diving Board, which can’t be said for Gabriel’s And I’ll Scratch Yours Elton John The Diving Board is largely focused on his still strong voice and his piano, says reviewer Nick Krewen. By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Tue Sep 24 2013     There was…