• Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Open Rockin’ Oviedo Eatery Let me start off by clearly stating that I am not a card carrying member of the KISS Army.  I know and appreciate many of their hits and realize they played a huge role in paving the way for many future metal acts. I don’t own any of their albums, and although I’ve seen about 500 concerts in my life, I have yet to catch my first KISS show.  So, when I learned that two legendary KISS members were opening a restaurant in Oviedo, I wasn’t totally enthused.  After today’s event, I’ve […]

    Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons Launch Oviedo Rock & Brews

    Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Open Rockin’ Oviedo Eatery Let me start off by clearly stating that I am not a card carrying member of the KISS Army.  I know and appreciate many of their hits and realize they played a huge role in paving the way for many future metal acts. I don’t own any of their albums, and although I’ve seen about 500 concerts in my life, I have yet to catch my first KISS show.  So, when I learned that two legendary KISS members were opening a restaurant in Oviedo, I wasn’t totally enthused.  After today’s event, I’ve […]

  • . 2014′s Best Rock Songs It was one of those years where I found an increasing number of pop songs that truly appealed to me.  You’ll still find a few harder tracks in here, but to me, the best songs from 2014, were often the ones that found their way onto radio. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   Maybe, I’m getting a little softer in my old age, or perhaps my kids are broadening my horizon a bit, but in any event, these are 25 excellent rock […]

    Top Rock Songs of 2014

    . 2014′s Best Rock Songs It was one of those years where I found an increasing number of pop songs that truly appealed to me.  You’ll still find a few harder tracks in here, but to me, the best songs from 2014, were often the ones that found their way onto radio. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   Maybe, I’m getting a little softer in my old age, or perhaps my kids are broadening my horizon a bit, but in any event, these are 25 excellent rock […]

  • 2014′s Best Rock Albums “Rock is dead they say.”  It’s been forty years since Pete Townshend’s poignant words first grabbed the rock ‘n roll spotlight. Since then, there have been constant refrains repeating the age-old perspective, and in the last few years, those chants are getting ominously louder.  I’ve never believed that and I still don’t today. But, I am starting to have serious consternation over the future of the rock album as the key medium for the music. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   These days, […]

    2014 Rock Albums of the Year

    2014′s Best Rock Albums “Rock is dead they say.”  It’s been forty years since Pete Townshend’s poignant words first grabbed the rock ‘n roll spotlight. Since then, there have been constant refrains repeating the age-old perspective, and in the last few years, those chants are getting ominously louder.  I’ve never believed that and I still don’t today. But, I am starting to have serious consternation over the future of the rock album as the key medium for the music. Make sure you Like RARAsFarm’s Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter for rock music coverage. Follow @rarasfarm   These days, […]

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