Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR – Jan. 30, 2023

RAISED ON HEAVY RADIO Ronnie Romero (Frontiers) **** The voice chosen by Ritchie Blackmore to replace Joe Lynn Turner and Ronnie James Dio has just...

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Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR – Jan. 23, 2023

RAWK ON Tundra Music Collective (Good People Music) *** ½ The big payoff for writing music reviews for as long as I have (33...

HodgePodge: Gino loved to help people

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HodgePodge: 9 lives reduced by one

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Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR – Jan. 9, 2023

PIER 43 Paul Filipowicz (Big Jake Records) **** This is the 11th album from this blues hall of famer, and it’s a slippery one.  Pier...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR – Jan. 2, 2023

ELEVATE Lee Aaron (Metalville Records) **** Canada’s one-time Metal Queen has just released her 5th album (including a Christmas record) since 2016. Elevate is big...

Welcome to the singles club: The top 22 single releases of 2022

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HodgePodge: Half empty – half full?

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HodgePodge: Goodbye Dean

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