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Rock Eyez' 2005 Year in Reviews
 
Reviewer: David Felix (Staff Writer / Photographer)

Favorite Top 10 CDs:
  1. TNT - “All The Way To The Sun”, MTM Records / Mayhem Records
  2. BUTCH WALKER - “Letters”, Sony Music
  3. MARK KNOPFLER - “Shangri-La”,  Warner Brothers Records
  4. STARBREAKER - “Starbreaker”, Frontiers Records
  5. STRYPER - “Reborn”, BIG3 Records
  6. DIVING FOR PEARLS - “Texas”, Atenzia Records
  7. U2 - “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb”, Interscope Records
  8. SHY - “Sunset & Vine”, MTM Records
  9. EUROPE - “Start From The Dark”, T & T Records / Friday Music
  10. REDLIGHTMUSIC - “Redlightmusic”,  DMI Records
Worst CD:
  • MYSTERY BLUE - “Metal Slaves”
Top Three Bands or Artists:
  1. TNT
  2. BUTCH WALKER
  3. JOURNEY
Top Three New Bands:
  1. STARBREAKER
  2. Carnival of Souls
  3. Redlightmusic
Comeback Band:
  • EUROPE

Special Thanks:
  • First off, I would like to thank all the artists who I had the pleasure of interviewing throughout the year. Tony Harnell (Thanks for ALL your help, support and kindness… YOU’RE THE BEST!), Jeff Pilson (War & Peace), Ronni Le Tekro (TNT), Overlord (Overlord’s Perpetual), Joey Tempest (Europe), Tony Mills (Shy), Peter Klett (Redlightmusic), C.J. Snare (Firehouse), Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Tony Westgard (Seven Wishes), and Michael Sweet (Stryper).

  • Next I would like to thank all the record companies, management companies and individuals who helped us along the way this year. Mario Lehman and Sebastian at MTM Records, Darren Paltrowitz at Freefall Presentations, Ltd. (THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING), Roger and Jeff at ARM Entertainment, Linda Holmgren and Hanna at Talent Trust, Mark and Jill at Mark Pucci Media, Nancy B. Sayle at V.Q.Promotions, Judi Harnick, Jonathan Daniel at Crush Music Media Management, Ted Poley (Danger Danger), Amanda Cates at Deep South Entertainment, Amy Treco at Bob Merlis(M.f.h.), Bill Leverty (Firehouse), Don Dokken, Kostas Organopoulos at Sonic Age Records, Lisa Walker at To The Max, Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale), Andy at Lion Music, Randy Jackson (Zebra), Butch Walker and the entire staff at B.B. Kings in New York City.

  • Finally, I would like to thank ALL the members of the ROCKEYEZ staff. Brian Rademacher (Thanks for your friendship and for inviting me along for the ride!), Stephanie Rademacher (Thank you for all your help and for putting up with all of our bullshit!), Carlos Rodrigues (Rockeyez wouldn’t be the same without you. You’re a great friend and we’ll miss you terribly here in Jersey. Best of luck in Minnesota!), Mark Balogh (Thanks for all the years of friendship. You’re a true compliment to ROCKEYEZ!), Pedro Lopes (Thanks for keeping me on my toes!), Rob Benaquista (You’re a welcomed addition to our staff) and everyone else who make this publication possible. But most of all, I would like to thank my beautiful wife Judy for all her support, love, and for making all of our writing look and sound better.

 
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