The Rock Man's Annual Review
Adrenaline Rush – Sole Survivor
Mr. Big – Defying Gravity
Cheap Trick – We’re All Alright!
Sadly, the passing of so many talented rock musicians:
Malcolm Young (AC/DC)
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)
New albums by Judas Priest/Whitesnake/Stryper/Ozzy Osbourne and so many more.
Hopefully Metallica can find some time to tour Oz again.
Continuing to hold on to false hope that Van Halen will do something.
More classic quotes from Gene Simmons.
Juliano Mallon's Annual Review
Top 5 Albums of the Year (2017):
1. Harem Scarem - United
2. Tokyo Motor Fist – Tokyo Motor Fist
3. Newman - Aerial
4. Crazy Lixx - Ruff Justice
5. H.E.A.T. - Into The Great Unknown
Brother Firetribe - Sunbound
Code Red - Incendiary
Midnite City – Midnite City
This is hard to do, but I’d go with Harem Scarem - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Def Leppard live in Rock In Rio
Didn’t see anything worth being pointed as “best”. Again.
RIAN: these Swede’s deserve any AOR/Melodic Rock’s enthusiasts’ attention. Their debut album Out Of The Darkness is one of the best surprises of 2017.
The artwork from NEWMAN’s Aerial is absolutely beautiful.
JOURNEY and STEVE PERRY sharing stage at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony.
Was there anything bigger than that?
The upcoming album from FIND ME (which is done and delivered to Frontiers since October)
The yet-to-be-named project with STEVE OVERLAND (FM) together ROBERT SÄLL and HERMAN FURIN (Work Of Art) and NALLE PAHLSSON (Therion/Treat/Last Autumn’s Dream)
The new WHITESNAKE album (sheer curiosity, nothing more)
The TOTO box set with their whole discography carefully remastered and, of course, the band’s new album to be released sometime by the end of 2018.
Dave Smiles' Annual Review
1. Santa Cruz – Bad Blood Rising
2. Eclipse - Monumentum
3. H.E.A.T – Into The Great Unknown
4. Black Country Communion - BBCIV
5. Alice Cooper - Paranormal
Eclipse – Never Look Back
Santa Cruz – Young Blood Rising
New music from Guns N Roses