25th Anniversary of the Death of Stiv Bators, The Dead Boys

This month commemorates 25 Year since Stiv Bators, Lead Singer of the Dead Boys and Lords of the New Church, was hit by a bus in Paris, and died of internal injuries.   An infamous bad boy of Rock, and  a true icon, Stiv is remembered by Volume & Tone's Co-Founder, George Tabb. “I’m...

Turn It Up Tuesday - Algiers

I recently discovered Algiers, and I am completely fascinated. I'm not talking about the capital city of Algeria, rather the band that is presently garnering a lot of press. Originally formed in Atlanta, GA, their sound draws heavily on their Southern roots, melding the sounds of gospel, punk and protest music. Their message...

Alice Cooper and the Snakes

There is no shortage of stories around the oddball occurrences of Alice Cooper and his many famed snakes. While most did not belong to Cooper directly, many have joined him onstage for long runs, often spanning several years. Of all of the antics that occur on tour, Alice's seem more...

Max's Kansas City 50th Anniversary

One of NYC's most iconic venues, Max's Kansas City, celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend. Though the venue itself is long gone, it's history is legendary. It showcased a who's who of the NY underground, from Andy Warhol, Candy Darling, Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, New York Dolls, and many many...