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If there’s something that becomes completely clear after watching Sebastian Bach’s new live DVD ABachalypse Now, it’s that the singer still is as relentless and potent as he was 25 years ago. His vocal power hasn’t diminished at all and the Canadian rocker still reaches each of those glorious high-pitched notes with notable (no pun intended) easiness. Onstage he irradiates the kind a savage energy that many younger frontmen can only dream about. That very same kind of flamboyant, hyperactive and outspoken personality accompanies him everywhere, including to his PureGrainAudio interview. We talked; he revealed all juicy details about ABachalypse Now (whose special edition also contains two live CDs), information about his upcoming studio material, and of course and his opinion about an improbable Skid Row reunion.

Ride, Rise, Roar is a live DVD that captures David Byrne performing over a series of concert dates in 2008 and 2009. Byrne is a master performer and entertainer and his charisma and professionalism really shine through here on this disc. He’s also a consummate artist/performer and has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Live In Houston captures the super group Velvet Revolver in 2005 while the band was touring in support of their Grammy Award winning release Contraband. As a fan Velvet Revolver, and the previous projects of the individual band members, I was extremely excited to sit down and watch this DVD. Let me tell you it does not disappoint. I never had the opportunity to see Velvet Revolver in a live setting; damn did I miss a good thing.