• Black Stone Cherry - KENTUCKY

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    KENTUCKY

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    This collection of southern boys are not the most original band in the world. They’ll never be accused of being the most musically gifted fellas in the world. Certainly, no one will ever listen to them and think, “wow, that’s really cutting edge music”. To the contrary though, release in and release out, the same thought comes to mind

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  • Zakk Wylde - BOOK OF SHADOWS II

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    BOOK OF SHADOWS II

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    Sequels to albums, at least in my listening experience, are generally poor. The two that immediately jump to mind for me are Rob Zombie’s HELLBELLY DELUXE 2 and Meat Loaf’s BAT OUT OF HELL 2. Both releases were pretty lame, and garnered attention solely because they were named after much more historic releases in their creator’s career.

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Image: Don Dokken, Pitriff, Heavy Metal News, CD Reviews, InterviewsThis Sunday, April 15th, the Rainbow Bar & Grill, located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA will celebrate their 40th anniversary by hosting an outdoor party from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM with a dozen bands set to perform on an outdoor stage and inside the Rainbow. Headlining the festivites will be PRETTY BOY FLOYD and DON DOKKEN.

Also on the bill are: HURRICANE, PHIL SOUSSAN, DC4, COLD BLUE REBELS, HARDLY DANGEROUS, LONDON, MANDY LION, DESECRATE and RATTLEHEAD.

Entrance to the event is free with the purchase of a drink.

The Rainbow opened April 16, 1972 with a party for ELTON JOHN and has been a second home for actors and musicians, their fans, friends and entourages ever since.

Celebrities including: JOHN LENNON, ELVIS PRESLEY, KEITH MOON, JOHN BELUSHI, RINGO STARR, NEIL DIAMOND, LED ZEPPELIN, ALICE COOPER, GUNS N' ROSES, VAN HALEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, and LEMMY have all been sited there, and the restaurant and bar continue to draw customers from around the world.

"We are proud to still be rockin' after 40 years and look forward to many more," noted co-owner Mikeal Maglieri, whose family remains one of the original owners of the Rainbow and the Whisky A Go-Go.

In other Sunset Strip news, the fifth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival will take place August 16th to 18th, with this year's honoree and headlining acts set to be announced soon. For more information, visit SSMF.com.