Commercial success: stop it…’re killing me

The Vahle Music Rant Commercial success is something that every band, in their heart of hearts, strives for. Mass appeal usually leads to more record sales, which leads to more money at the end of the day. This is a rare thing in the hard rock / metal scene. A million sold is a big deal to in this genre, as opposed to the 11 million, that say, a More...

by Matt Vahle | Published 6 years ago
By Matt Vahle On Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The next big scene- The Vahle Music Rant

The Vahle Music Rant From time to time we see the emergence of a scene. A group of bands coming out of a particular area of the county, all with the same sound. It is often cultivated in the under-ground club More...

By Matt Vahle On Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Play my favorite song! No, play my favorite album!

There is nothing better than seeing one of your favorite songs played live, but what about having one of your favorite albums played live. Even better right? There is a new emerging trend in the hard rock /  More...

By Matt Vahle On Friday, July 16th, 2010

This is classic rock?

The Vahle Music Rant Deep Purple in concer in Split 2007, image courtesy of Orlovic Once upon a time classic rock was defined as a sound; bands like Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Deep Purple fell into the category. More...

By Matt Vahle On Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Band! We don’t need no stinkin band!

The Vahle Music Rant Browsing through my iTunes recommendations last night and I came across Brandon Boyd’s solo release. Better known as the front man for Incubus; and being that it is a band that I am More...

By Matt Vahle On Saturday, July 10th, 2010

How Fred Durst saved rock & roll

That is right, you read the heading correctly. I think that Fred Durst saved rock & roll. OK maybe not really saved rock & roll music; but more of the lifestyle. Which is important; the lifestyle that More...