Saints of the Underground — Real-Life Guitar Heroes … Platinum-Selling Artists … Newest Super Group (by way of Ratt, Warrant and Alice Cooper) — Ready to Rock With Debut CD, “Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner”
Saints of the Underground, Created by Members of Mega-Groups Ratt, Warrant, and Alice Cooper, Will Explode Onto the Music Scene in April With Their Debut CD Entitled, “Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner”
LOS ANGELES, CA – Ratt, Warrant, Alice Cooper — the roots of rock’s newest super group, Saints of the Underground. You can call them S.O.T.U.
S.O.T.U. — drummer Bobby Blotzer and bassist Robbie Crane (Ratt), vocalist Jani Lane (Warrant) and guitarist Keri Keli (Alice Cooper) — are set to rock the charts April 22 with their debut CD, “Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner” — mixed by Andy Johns, whose credits include Stones and Zeppelin.
A music business that enjoys increasing sales of Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games, is already hearing significant buzz about S.O.T.U.’s premiere effort — written and produced by Jani, Bobby, and Keri — which features tracks such as “Dead Man Shoes,” “All in How You Wear It,” “Signs of Life,” as well as a mesmerizing take on the Stones classic, “Moonlight Mile.”
“With more than six decades of combined experience, S.O.T.U. represents classic hard rock with current elements of today’s rock genre,” said Kelli.
The band came about, as so many bands do, unexpectedly. The four musicians were covering tunes together for fun during down time from their other bands — and what do you know, chemistry called and they evolved into a creative partnership that started to turn out original songs.
“For me, S.O.T.U. was like when a Monty Python skit stops abruptly and you hear a voice over say, ‘and now for something completely different,'” said Lane. “I was in a very slow and boring rut when I got a call from the guys. It really got the creative juices flowing again … and some other juices too!”
S.O.T.U. laid down drums and bass tracks at Blotzer’s Diamond Recording Studios in Texas, and then overdubbed guitars and vocals at Kelli’s studio in California.
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The drummer for 80s glam band Poison was arrested on a rape warrant issued out of Mississippi as he arrived at LAX after getting off a flight from New Zealand, police said. Rikki Rockett, 46, was arrested Monday at the airport and booked into the Los Angeles County Jail, according to Los Angeles police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Inmate Information Web site. He was held on a strong-arm rape warrant stemming from Neshoba County, Missisippi, and appears to have been released from L.A. County custody, the Sheriff’s Web site shows. His status today could not be confirmed.
Details about the warrant were not immediately available. Messages left with state police in Mississippi went unanswered.
Reported by L.A. Daily News.
In the summer of 2007, The Parlor Mob signed to Roadrunner Records. On September 28, 2007 they began the process of recording their debut album at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain studios. Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, The Dwarves, Modest Mouse) signed on to produce the album. The recording was completed on Halloween, 2007. The Parlor Mob’s debut release is slated for spring of 2008.
The debut album, And You Were A Crow will be released in May, 2008, but it is available as a download on ITunes for $7.99.
This band was a recommendation by Black Stone Cherry. Check them out!!
Rev Theory will perform live at Wrestlemania XXIV at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando on Sunday, March 30th.
Having already penned “Light It Up,” this year’s official theme song for Wrestlemania, Rev Theory will bring their hard-rocking live show to the stage for the more than 60,000 fans from around the world expected to attend.
“Music is an integral component for the World Wrestling Entertainment brand and in the case of Rev Theory, we’ve chosen “Light It Up” as one of the theme songs for WrestleMania 24,” says Neil Lawi of the WWE. “The band and the song exude the excitement and emotion we look for to accompany sports-entertainment’s pinnacle event and the band has crafted an anthemic song for an anthemic event.”
For wrestling fans looking for more Rev Theory, the band’s upcoming Interscope debut album featuring “Light It Up” comes out June 2008.
Rev Theory Official Website – www.RevTheory.com
Wrestlemania XXIV video featuring “Light It Up” –
After ODIN slit up in the late 80’s, singer Randy O was able to secure another record deal with Atlantic Records, for his band, Lostboys. Lostboys also included former ODIN guitar player, Jeff Duncan.
Lostboys played a fairly typical brand of hair metal, that was quite common for 1990. At times Randy O sounds quite a bit like, Drew Hannah from the band Wildside. Some of the songs on Lost and Found are hit and miss, but there are a few good tracks including Crying Out, Right on Track and the title track, Lost and Found.
Lostboys sound certainly doesn’t set them apart from so many of the bands of the early 90’s, and are one of the more obscure bands of the era. The guitar work by Jeff Duncan is very good, but Randy O’s vocals can often go from cool to annoying very quickly. With that being said, I am not crazy about this CD. If you like the CD, Under the Influence from Wildside, you might find a few songs that you enjoy here. Some songs are decent, and others are quite bad.
The cost of admission makes this one that might be worth exploring for you. You can find copies of this disc on Amazon.com for less than a dollar. Tread at your own risk!
Rating:Out of 10
1. Cryin’ Out
2. Right on Track
3. Lonely Man
4. Cool Me Down
5. Seaside Lover
6. Lost and Found
7. Flying Free
9. In the Middle
10. Shot Song
Randy O – Vocals
Jeff Duncan – Guitars
Patrick Gainor – Rhythm Guitar
James Tavis – Bass
Dorian Matson – Drums