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New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2014: Chapter 3

Hails my friends and welcome back to our series of “New Year’s Music Resolutions” for 2014. We’re now at Chapter Three of the submissions and it’s been some really cool stuff. I love hearing the inside scoop from the people whose music makes me glad I started this writing adventure in the first place. Okay without any further adieu let’s begin.

1. Lita Ford: My New Years Music resolution is to play more guitar. Collect guitars; One can never have enough guitars…… LOL. Rock a little harder. And have fun ! Fun Fun !!!

2. Paul Ablaze (Blackguard): My New Year’s Music Resolutions is to work heavily on my piano playing . I’ve been dabbling in it the past 2 years but I really want to dedicate myself to it this year .
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Lez Zeppelin @ Circle Line Cruises (7/15/2011)

I caught the ladies of Lez Zeppelin a few months ago when they were doing an In Store performance at J&R Music World in celebration of their then new release “Lez Zeppelin I” (my review of can be found by clicking that title).

Logo - Lez Zeppelin

Artist: Lez Zeppelin
Venue: Circle Line Cruises (New York, NY)
Opener: n/a
Date: 7/15/2011
Label: Pie Records

If I had to think back about when I first heard anything about Lez Zeppelin, I will say that I originally thought that it was on some compilation release that featured all female tribute bands. I ended up being incorrect in that assumption but I am sure that it will come to me eventually about when I first heard them at the craft. Despite this momentary lapse of reason, I did know that the band was good and that a number of my friends liked what they were up to and when I was contacted by a publicist that I deal with very often about doing an album review and checking out their appearance at this year’s Record Store Day at J&R Music World I would be a little more up to speed about them myself. For that gig the band performed acoustically as their drummer was dealing with an injury but I had to say that I really enjoyed the presentation and the sound as well as the brief meet that I had with the band members. Of course I knew that I was not getting the full and proper picture because one of the key appeals about Led Zeppelin music is the pounding drum beats that drive the band forward. My chance to correct this would come with tonight’s adventure as the band was set to embark on a NYC “Rocking The River” cruise and this was connected to the Circle Line Music Cruise in some fashion. The residents of the Big Apple are well aware of the Circle Line as it’s a popular tourist attraction and nowadays we are finding that cruises seem to be very chic for some of the heavy musical hitters as bands like KISS, Queensryche and the “70,000 Tons Of Metal” event that all take place on large scale vessels.
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“Lez Zeppelin I” by Lez Zeppelin

Artist: Lez Zeppelin
Title: “Lez Zeppelin I”
Label: Pie Records
Release Date: 9/7/2010
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

Before I begin this review I need to ask the readers a question. Are you one of those Rock fans that feels the sacred canon of bands like Led Zeppelin should never be tampered with and that doing so if not only an affront on the bands material but also a sin that is only punishable by the most insidious designs known to man. If this is you to the letter then please stop reading now and pretend we are like two stranger passing by on a busy street with no reason to stop and explain pleasantries. If you are a little more open to suggestion then by all means continue along with me as we discuss the album “Lez Zeppelin I” by the band that calls themselves Lez Zeppelin. If your not paying attention the name might trick your eye, but yes indeed it does say “LEZ ZEPPELIN” and they are an all female tribute to the legendary Gods of Hard Rock. Before getting my hands on this release I could only count a single track that I heard as a part of a compilation release of similar female focused acts to other bands of note and I will admit that they did stand out over their competition. These days it is no longer special or different to have a full female lineup paying tribute to the likes of KISS, ACDC or even Judas Priest and Motley Crue but there seem to be more bad than good among these numerous acts and instead of delivering an amazing aural experience, most are just concerned with the whole sexy attitude and flash with little substance. Thankfully, Lez Zeppelin are not of this kind and something with a lot more grit.
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