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Mary Ouellette

Mary Ouellette is a New England based music writer and concert photographer. She has spent the last five years as the owner and editor of and is most accurately defined as “the girl at the rock show.” Capturing the best of musicians through photos and words is what drives her, whether it’s in the pit cameras in hand or sitting down backstage to interview the artists. ‘Almost Famous’ – it’s not just a movie. Check out her concert photography at Passionate about: New England Sports, Butch Walker and Willy Wonka (That’s Wilder not Depp).

ShipRocked 2014: Papa Roach, Living Colour, Sevendust + More – Day 2 Recap + Gallery

ShipRocked Day 2
Mary Ouellette,

Hangovers be damned, ShipRocked Day 2 kicked off on the private island of Great Stirrup Cay in the beautiful Bahamas. Rockers that rolled out of bed early enough were in for something special as Art of Dying officially kicked things off on the beach stage. With a high energy performance, Frontman Jonny Hetherington took a moment to take it all in calling the experience a true “bucket list” moment for his band. They wouldn’t be the only band to hit the beach stage on Monday though, Nonpoint also offered up a blazing set proving that it really is better in the Bahamas.

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ShipRocked 2014: Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Three Days Grace + More – Day 1 Recap

ShipRocked Day 1
Mary Ouellette,

With all new digs aboard their new home on the glorious Norwegian Pearl, the 2014 ShipRocked cruise set sail on Jan. 25 for a four-day, nonstop rock 'n' roll extravaganza. Offering up six on-board stages and a private Bahamas island beach stage, the excursion lived up to all expectations of rocking the high seas.

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Courtney Love Performs Velvet Underground Classic and Hole’s ‘Celebrity Skin’ With Camp Freddy

Courtney Love
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Camp Freddy recently kicked off their 7th annual Christmas residency at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, Calif. on Dec. 19-21. The first two nights served up plenty of guest star action including a special appearance by Courtney Love.

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David Ellefson Believes Next Megadeth Record Will Be Much Different Than ‘Super Collider’

Dave Ellefson
Mary Ouellette,

Fans and press alike have been more than critical when it comes to Megadeth’s latest release ‘Super Collider.’ Although the band stands by the disc, bassist David Ellefson recently shared some insight on what their next offering may hold.

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Asking Alexandria Reveal North American ‘Break Down The Walls’ Headlining Tour Run

Asking Alexandria
Sumerian Records

Asking Alexandra are gearing up to invade North America with a new headlining tour run. Dubbed the ‘Break Down The Walls’ tour, the dates kick off in early March in McAllen, Texas currently running through mid-April in Chico, Calif. with additional dates to be revealed soon.

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Ex-Korn Drummer David Silveria Rips Into Fieldy: ‘He Knows I Would Squash Him Like a Bug’

David Silveria
Robert Mora, Getty Images

Former Korn drummer David Silveria went on record a few months back sharing that he would be open to returning to the band to "restore the groove." However, after recent comments on his Facebook page aimed at bassist Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu, the odds of that ever happening seem pretty slim.

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Gene Simmons Not Ruling Out Reunion With Ace Frehley + Peter Criss for Kiss Rock Hall Induction

Mary Ouellette,

It’s been a long time coming but rock royalty Kiss will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Kiss will join the 2014 class of inductees that includes Nirvana, Hall and Oates, Peter Gabriel and others, and since the announcement, questions have started to swirl regarding the status of former bandmates Peter Criss and Ace Frehley and how they will fit into the festivities, if at all.

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Megadeth Go ‘Thrashing Through the Snow’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live!


While it may be the season for ugly Christmas sweaters and all-star carol compilations, the metal community isn't best known for partaking in such holiday festivities. Megadeth changed all that last night during their appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!,' debuting their new holiday disc ‘Thrashing Through the Snow: A Very Megadeth Christmas’ in a funny holiday skit.

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Halestorm To Begin Work On New Album In January

Mary Ouellette,

In true rock fashion, Halestorm spent the majority of 2013 out on the road in support of their second studio album ‘The Strange Case of…’ With their monster tour cycle wrapping up later this week, followed by a short holiday break, the band is ready to jump into the creative process for their third full-length studio disc.

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Filed Under: Category: New Albums, News, Rock

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