Rockbrat Remembers: When Vivian Campbell Was A Genuine Rock n Roll Star

Make no mistake kids - back in 83/84 Belfast boy Vivian Campbell was a genuine, bonafide guitar shredding rock star ! Countless hours were spent in the mid-80's watching Dio's 'Special From The Spectrum' live VHS cassette, and I STILL get a thrill when I view it. The band are on fire and kick major … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: When Vivian Campbell Was A Genuine Rock n Roll Star

Worst Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Yngwie Malmsteen (1990)

Who: Yngwie Malmsteen When: Sydney 9 July 1990 This guy is a self-proclaimed musical genius. Warning bells anyone ? Being a genius does not necessarily mean you are an interesting live act. I was not entirely ignorant to Malmsteen before attending this show, having owned the Alcatrazz and self-title LP. I should confess that I've … Continue reading Worst Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Yngwie Malmsteen (1990)

Rockbrat Remembers: The Great Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio recently passed away. Although he can no longer record new music, the recordings he has left us will forever be a reminder of his great talent. His voice was - and forever will be one of the most distinguishable in the world of rock n roll. I saw him in September of … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: The Great Ronnie James Dio