As a thank-you to his Examiner subscribers, Twitter followers, and StumbleUpon and Facebook page members -- while also serving those who missed coverage of their favorite band -- here are each of the SAMME's exclusive concert reviews and interviews from this year. Click on the blue links, enjoy, and stay tuned for more fun madness in 2014:
- REVIEWS -- BulletBoys at Tequila Rock Bar; Testament at Emo's East; Overkill/Flotsam & Jetsam/4Arm at Emo's East; Ross "The Boss" with San Antonio Manowar tribute band Blood Of My Enemies at Fitzgerald's; Y&T and Faster Pussycat at Backstage Live; OYSTER BAKE: Trapt, Candlebox, In This Moment, Theory of a Deadman; Papa Roach/Powerman 5000 at Siesta Fest; Geoff Tate's Queensryche at Siesta Fest; Yngwie Malmsteen at Backstage Live; RIVER CITY ROCKFEST: Guns N' Roses, Alice In Chains, Halestorm, Bullet For My Valentine/Asking Alexandria/Skillet/Young Guns, All That Remains/The Sword/Clutch, The Heroine/Memory of a Melody/Texas; Nothing More at Sam's Burger Joint; GIGANTOUR: Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device; Hellyeah, Newsted, Death Division; SUMMER SLAUGHTER: Revocation, etc.; Evil United, etc. at Dirty Dog Bar; MAYHEM FEST: Machine Head, Emmure & Battlecross, Rob Zombie, Scorpion Child; Enuff Z'nuff at Tequila Rock Bar; ALL-STARS TOUR: Terror/Iwrestledabearonce/etc.; Iron Maiden at Austin 360 Amphitheater; Megadeth at Austin 360 Amphitheater; Sevendust/10 Years at Backstage Live; Saxon/Fozzy at Backstage Live; Fates Warning at Backstage Live; Wayne Static at Backstage Live; Suicidal Tendencies/Terror at Backstage Live.
- INTERVIEWS -- Circle II Circle singer Zak Stevens; solo guitarist Xander Demos; Saxon singer Biff Byford; Death Dealer and ex-Manowar guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman (video); pro wrestler/Olympic gold medalist/Emmure album cover subject Kurt Angle; Danko Jones; Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando; Randy Rhoads DVD director Ron Sobol; Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren; King's X singer/bassist Dug Pinnick; Theory of a Deadman singer/guitarist Tyler Connolly (video); Papa Roach bassist Tobin Esperance; Cinderella singer/guitarist Tom Keifer; Burning Heat guitarist Ethan Brosh (video); Newsted's Jason Newsted and Mike Mushok (video); Havok singer/guitarist David Sanchez (video); Huntress singer Jill Janus (video); Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael (video); DevilDriver singer Dez Fafara; Fozzy singer Chris Jericho; Death Dealer singer Sean Peck & guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman; Fates Warning singer Ray Alder; Acidic singer/guitarist Mike Gossard; Generation Kill/Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes; Kreator singer/guitarist Mille Petrozza.
Stay tuned for the SAMME's countdown of 2013's Top 30 concert photos. For previous years in review, click on the "Suggested" links in blue below.
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