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Sound Matters Radio 001

Sound Matters Show 001 features an introduction to the "Sound Matters" Radio show, a tribute to "Rockline's" Bob Coburn, and an interview with veteran UK music journalist Mark Dean... Read More »
Tom Leu | 05 January 2017 | Radio Shows | No Comments   

Tribute

Don’t wait. Tomorrow may never come... Read More »
Tom Leu | 04 January 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Behind the Shot: Motley Crue

Behind the Shot: Motley Crue… June 2011 >> First off, you may recognize this image as the primary image used in all of the Sound Matters graphics on this site and elsewhere. That was a deliberate choice on my... Read More »
Tom Leu | 02 January 2017 | Behind the Shots | No Comments   

Interview: Wolf Hoffmann of Accept

Interview: Wolf Hoffmann of Accept... I had to opportunity to have a conversation with Accept's founding guitarist Wolf Hoffmann about the band's upcoming live release, touring the world, making videos, photography, and much more... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 December 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Book Spotlight: Anatomy of a Song

Book Spotlight: Anatomy of a Song (2016) by Marc Myers The author of a Wall Street Journal column of the same name pulled together a collection of his articles that go behind 45 of the greatest songs in Rock, Pop, & R&B... Read More »
Tom Leu | 24 November 2016 | Book Spotlights | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Stryper 30th Anniversary of To Hell With The Devil – Chicago, IL

Concert: Stryper’s 30th Anniversary Tour of THWTD >> October 31, 2016, House of Blues, Chicago, IL The now legendary Christian metal pioneers, Stryper, brought their scary-great brand of melodic hard rock and metal music to the beautiful House of Blues in downtown... Read More »
Tom Leu | 03 November 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Interview: Stryper’s Michael Sweet

Interview: Stryper’s Michael Sweet… I recently spoke to Stryper’s Michael Sweet for a second time during the band’s historic 30th Anniversary tour of their best-selling To Hell With The Devil album. Michael discussed what it was like during Stryper’s meteoric... Read More »
Tom Leu | 30 October 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Stryper 30th Anniversary of To Hell With The Devil – Sacramento, CA

Concert: Stryper’s 30th Anniversary Tour of THWTD >> October 18, 2016, Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA Hard rock heavyweights Stryper brought their brand of uplifting melodic metal to the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA on 10/18/16. The band is... Read More »
Tom Leu | 25 October 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Stryper & Firehouse

Concert: Stryper & Firehouse >> September 23, 2016, Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL Allegiant. Ardent. Committed. Devoted. Resolute. That’s how I’d describe the fans and the scene at a Stryper show… It’s intense, and definitely something worth experiencing for yourself if you haven’t... Read More »
Tom Leu | 07 October 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Behind the Shot: RIPT

Behind the Shot: RIPT… July 2011 >> This is your brain on rock and roll… As a long-time musician myself, I really enjoy and have shot many, many live concerts (big and small) of artists and groups I dig.... Read More »
Tom Leu | 13 September 2016 | Behind the Shots | No Comments   

Interview: Michael Sweet of Stryper

Interview: Michael Sweet of Stryper… Maintaining a long and successful career in any business, but especially in the entertainment business, isn’t easy. To consistently keep people’s attention and entice them to return to your work, and your art is... Read More »
Tom Leu | 08 September 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Album Spotlight: Michael Sweet-One Sided War

Album Spotlight: One Sided War (2016) by Michael Sweet Honestly (pun intended), album “reviews” that go on and on gushing how great it is drives me nuts. If you’ve read any of my other “reviews,” you know I tell it like it... Read More »
Tom Leu | 06 September 2016 | Album Spotlights | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: KISS & The Dead Daisies

Concert: KISS & The Dead Daisies >> August 20, 2016, BMO Harris Bank Center, Rockford, IL KISS… the mere mention of the band’s name typically brings with it polarizing reactions. People either throw up the rock ‘n’ roll horns in deference,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 27 August 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, & Tesla

Concert: Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, & Tesla >> August 6, 2016, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI I think some people forget… I mean it’s been 30 years or more since their heyday, so I believe it’s easy to forget just how big... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 August 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   
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