It was reported on several sites last week that Jon Corabi quit RATT, and Carlos Cavazo has taken his place as the rhythm guitar player of RATT.
RATT played at the Annie’s Entertainment Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday night (Concert Review coming soon) and John Corabi was still very much a vital member of RATT in this concert. He played rhythm guitar and sang back up to Stephen Pearcy.
During the concert, he didn’t look all that happy to be there, and didn’t seem to share in the energy that the rest of the band had, but he was still there.
RATT has a few more live dates in 2008, before Stephen Pearcy embarks on his solo tour in support of his new solo CD, Under My Skin.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the RATT camp once this tour concludes.
Long overdue HARDLINE third studio album “Just Add Water” is finally going to be completed soon.
Singer Johnny Gioeli sent an official update for the fans “We are mixing and mastering the second week of September in Los Angeles! The new record combines the sounds of old and new…. Great big hooks… Yet I call it music-sushi: raw and delicious. I can’t wait for it to be completed.
It was shelved and finally dusted off when I could concentrate on her.
Everyone will be pleased and this time we REALLY want to tour with this record!”.
HRH Favorite Black Stone Cherry have a new album coming out on August 19th called Folklore and Superstition. Check out the first single, and video “Blind Man” below.
I must admit that when I found a copy of the Little Angels CD, Young Gods in my local rock shop recently, I didn’t know very much about them. I guessed by the cover art that they would be another average hair metal act that I had forgotten about. I decided to take a chance on the band, and purchased this disc.
I really didn’t expect Young Gods to be much. With that being said, I was pleasantly surprised to find a disc full of good catchy tunes.
It sounds as if the band was trying to tap into the early 90′s glam metal scene with some of their songs. Take one look at the video for the song Boneyard (below) and you will see what I mean. Not all of the songs are in the style of late 80′s/early 90′s pop metal. This disc has a good mix of pop metal, AOR, and maybe a small dash of southern rock.
The musicianship of Little Angels appears to be a lot better than many of the bands that found success in the United States in the 90′s. Bruce John Dickinson is a pretty good guitar player. His guitar licks combined with the piano, and keyboards of his brother, Jimmy is a pretty stout combination in my book.
Toby Jepson, The voice of Little Angels, can go from a clean vocal to a Tom Keifer like scream. I like is style and I believe he is a very under rated vocalist.
Some of my favorite cuts are Back Door Man, The Wildside Of Life, and She’s A Little Angel. I don’t recall hearing any of these songs on the radio, or seeing any of the Little Angels’ videos on MTV back in the day. Apparently, the band was pretty popular in the UK, but never gained a foothold in the United States. It is a shame as Young Gods is an above average disc that I have been enjoying a great deal. If you can find a copy of this out of print disc, I recommend picking it up.
For more information on Little Angels, check out their myspace page at this link.
Rating:Out of 10
I Ain’t Gonna Cry
She’s A Little Angel
Radical Your Love
Product of the Working Class
1. Back Door Man
3. Young Gods (Stand Up, Stand Up)
4. I Ain’t Gonna Cry
5. The Wildside Of Life
6. Product Of The Working Class
7. That’s My Kind Of Life
8. Juvenile Offender
9. She’s A Little Angel
10. Sweet Love Sedation
11. Radical Your Lover
12. Natural Born Fighter
13. Feels Like The World Has Come Undone
Little Angels Are:
Toby Jepson – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Mark Plunkett – Bass & Backing Vocals
Bruce John Dickinson – Guitars, Banjo & Nylon Strung Acoustic
Jimmy Dickinson – Keyboards, Piano, Hammond CD & Backing Vocals
Michael Lee – Drums & Percussion