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  Scott here, AmpKicker.com editor, creator, and independent music advocate. I started this website in 2009 (under a previous domain) to practice some web building techniques and to let my friends (and bands) know who I was listening to. Then it turned into a obsession, to find that ‘one band’ that’s going to break into the scene. An eternal search for the band that hit all the right spots and   Read More ...

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I was so fortunate to interview one of my musical idols growing up. James Black of Finger Eleven. Finger Eleven played a huge part of my musical upbringing. I would say they were the first band to add that missing dimension of imaginative lyrics and unorthodox guitar methods. They were far from the feel of Metallica and were much more complex than the power chords of Nirvana or the churn   Read More ...

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Finger Eleven hold a special place in my music upbringing. Their debut album ‘Tip’ (1998) and ‘Greyest of Blue Skies’ (2000) are 2 of my favorite albums of all time. With that being said, the Finger Eleven in 2015 is much more grown up and elaborate than the band that had released those albums nearly 20 years ago.   With the release of “Five Crooked Lines” we see the band   Read More ...

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FINGER ELEVEN RETURNS WITH FIRST ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS, ‘FIVE CROOKED LINES,’ DUE OUT JULY 31 VIA THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY/CONCORD   U.S. TOUR LAUNCHES JUNE 13 INCLUDING SHOWS WITH THREE DAYS GRACE   Ontario, Canada – FINGER ELEVEN is set to release their sixth studio album, and first in five years, appropriately titled FIVE CROOKED LINES, on July 31, 2015 via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord. The album’s first single,   Read More ...

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Some people might expect a solo album from lead guitarist from Finger Eleven to be an album of ‘Paralyzer‘ type hits and ‘One Thing‘ acoustic ballads. Well, not here. Put on your space suits and prepare for takeoff.   Knowing James’s history and hearing some of his earlier solo material, I knew that this would be an out-of-the-ordinary funk-infused interstellar-head-trip of an album, which is exactly what Moon Boot Cocoon   Read More ...

James Black (of Finger Eleven) announced via his Facebook page that he has completed recording a solo record.   He’s always been active in writing his own songs, with fellow F11 guitarist Rick Jackett in Blackie Jackett Jr. and a number of solo tracks that were floating around the F11 message boards years ago (songs like “Lazy Day Lobotomy” and “Satans Periscope”). James has emerged to be one hell of   Read More ...

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