Bill Adams

Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard Of Ozz (Legacy edition)

Listeners and long-time fans will be absolutely thrilled by this updated presentation of Blizzard Of Ozz because it does do a service to the songs – but the catch is that they have to make it by the re-treatment of “Crazy Train” to do it, and that may be a greater accomplishment than many might suspect.

Escape The Fate: s/t

Some listeners will be incensed by the combinations that Escape The Fate are making here, some will call it a mockery – but many will see the resulting pop-metal as a gateway; what Escape The Fate has done on their new album is create a bridge connecting the continents of pop and metal that makes it possible for listeners to call it either because it incorporates an equal amount of both.

JANE’S ADDICTION – Live Voodoo (DVD Review)

The aesthetic presented echoes the show itself too. Sticking exclusively to material recorded by the band’s original line-up (Jane’s Addiction, Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual De Lo Habitual), JA’s set at Voodoo Experience leaves little to be desired as the band delivers an all-hits-and-fan-favorites set that includes songs like “Ain’t No Right,” “Mountain Song,” “Been Caught Stealing,” “Three Days” “Ocean Size,” “Stop” and “Jane Says.”