Steel Panther w Diemonds – Maxwells, Waterloo July 12th, 2016

Review and Photos by Mike Bax “G-O-L-D D-I-G-G-I-N-G W-H-O-R (awkward pause) E” Sung by EVERYONE in the room at Maxwell’s Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia brought their signature brand of Los Angeles glam metal to Waterloo last night for a sold-out performance of epic sing-along proportions. Waterloo was the first show to…

Interview with Lee Aaron – April 14th, 2016

By Mike Bax In 1984, I can vividly remember seeing Lee Aaron on my television. She was gorgeous. She played great heavy music. And she was Canadian. All of these things factored into my decision to spend my allowance money on the Metal Queen album, and submit my parents the wondrous ten songs contained within…

How To Be A Man (and other illusions) by Duff McKagan book review

By Mike Bax Da Capo Press While technically a follow-up to McKagan’s last book It’s So Easy (and other lies), How To Be A Man is more like an accoutrement to his first book. How To Be A Man (and other illusions) is a lighter, easier read. It’s more observational in places (McKagan looking at…