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Anthony Toto

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Anthony Toto is a senior writer and social media manager for The Pop Break. Resident metalhead and Rutgers graduate. Hosts a podcast called Poetic Metal. He is an editorial guardian, a watchful journalist. A dark knight.

The Legend is Born: Greta Van Fleet Delivers a Transcendent Performance at The Bowery

Pop Break Live: Greta Van Fleet at The Bowery Ballroom Words & Photos by Anthony Toto Throughout my life as a music writer and consumer, I...

One Year Later, Temple of the Dog Live at Madison Square Garden

Exactly one-year ago today, I saw Temple of the Dog perform for the very first time and it is an everlasting memory that still...

Review: Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold

Somewhere within the depths of my musical soul, I truly believe the majestic essence of rock n’ roll has been reawakened at the mainstream...

Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy Speaks on the Band’s Live Album, Longevity & Chris Cornell

In the year 2017, if someone unfamiliar with mainstream rock and metal were to ask me, “Who is the definitive band and gold standard...
Chester Bennington STP

A Tribute To Chester Bennington

“It's easier to run/ Replacing this pain with something numb/ It's so much easier to go/ Than face all this pain here all alone,”...

Alter Bridge Brings Brilliant Vocals, Intense Riffs to Starland Ballroom

Words by Anthony Toto | Photos by Aaron Kudler The writing is on the wall; Alter Bridge continues to cement their status as one of...

A Tribute to Chris Cornell

“I never wanted to write these words down for you,” “Say Hello 2 Heaven” keeps running through my mind as I attempt to summarize...
Taylor Momsen and The Pretty Reckless

Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless on Their New Album, Warren Haynes, Soundgarden &...

In a world devoid of authentic rock n’ roll at the mainstream level, The Pretty Reckless shuns aside conformity by playing blistering guitar riffs...

Jim Breuer on Being “Loud & Rowdy,” Finding His Voice, & a Vegas Residency

On a Friday night in the music hub of Asbury Park, legendary comedian Jim Breuer commandeered the stage of The Wonder Bar like a...

Brandon Gallagher of Old Wounds on Going from Drums to Vocals, New Music &...

For the last seven years, no band within the state border of New Jersey has consistently pushed the threshold of metal and hardcore quite...