Posts Tagged ‘Solo album’

Rex Brown

Multi-platinum selling artist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down, Kill Devil Hill) has debuted a new single titled “Crossing Lines” and will release his debut solo album, Smoke on This … on July 28 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music).

“My motto these days is ‘Shake some shit up,'” Brown said about the new LP. “I’ve had my ups and downs, like anybody in this business. I wanted to feel like a true artist again, where I can write and record songs without worrying about any of the bullshit.” 

“Crossing Lines” is also available on all streaming platforms and as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP today will get the track as a download instantly. The artwork and track listing are available below, along with digital and physical preorders options. (more…)

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Review by Greg Maki
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It should come as no surprise that Life Screams, the debut solo release from Lacey Sturm, sounds a lot like Flyleaf, the band she fronted for a decade before leaving in 2012. That’s not a bad thing at all, especially since she leans more on the rougher, heavier side of that sound than the poppier tendencies that crept in over the years.

This is not a case of a former band member trying to cash in on previous success. Sturm isn’t chasing fame and fortune; if she were, she wouldn’t have left Flyleaf when it had been on a steady upward trajectory for several years and she wouldn’t have waited this long to make her return to the music scene. (more…)

Review by Greg Maki
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As much as I hate to say it, the first solo album by legendary guitarist Slash is a something of a disappointment. (more…)

Review by Greg Maki
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While other members of KISS come and go, and Gene Simmons’ attention wanders to other projects, Paul Stanley’s focus has never wavered. It always has been about the music for him. In fact, one wonders if KISS would have survived the dark days of the 1980s without his leadership. A return to the studio for KISS is nowhere in sight, but that may not be such a bad thing. Live to Win, Stanley’s second solo album (his first since all four KISS members released their own records in 1978), is the best KISS-related recording since Revenge (1992). (more…)