Top 20 NWOBHM Albums and International Bands aligned with the NWOBHM

All non-album/non-stock pictures by Tony Pijar Any hard rock/metal fan, regardless of age, will know the majesty, might, and magnificence of the NWOBHM. The bands that came out of that time period (figure 1979-82), to this day, have influence that is far-reaching. Not only did hundreds of groups form out of England, but throughout Europe,…

New Southern Rock Releases, Obscure Gems, and News

Blackberry Smoke 2021 photos: Headline show at Rock, Ribs, and Ridges; headline show at the Hartford Healthcare Ampitheatre in Bridgeport, CT.; special guest slot supporting 3 Doors Down at the Hartford Healthcare Ampitheatre in Bridgeport, CT. 2021 Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival Photos: Check out Powerplay Magazine issue #241. I wrote a two-page feature on…

Tribute to the David Lee Roth-era Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen

All words and photos: Tony Pijar My friends and I had moved on from the 7th to the 8th grade and, of course, the summer was upon us. To celebrate, we all sent to the beach to play football and swim. And back in the day, you never went anywhere without your ‘Boom-Box’, and my…

Southern Rock Bands: Past and Present

Top Ten Southern Rock Albums (Studio) Molly Hatchet – ‘Flirtin’ with Disaster’Lynyrd Skynyrd – ‘Street Survivors’Blackberry Smoke – ‘Little Piece of Dixie’The Allman Brothers – ‘Beginnings’Eat a Peach – ‘Bound to Shine’The Godz – ‘S/T’Blackfoot – ‘Marauder’ Doc Holliday – ‘Rides Again’The Outlaws – ‘Diablo Canyon’Dickey Betts – ‘Pattern Disruptive Top Ten Southern Rock Albums…

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My name is Tony Pijar and I’ve been working for the great Powerplay magazine as a journalist/photo-journalist since 2006. My purpose for creating this blog is to post commentary, reviews, updates, and photos of musical artists, specifically southern rock and the NWOBHM I value your comments and insights!

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