Kicking off the New Year in classic hard rock style, the Token Lounge in Westland, MI will feature Motor City natives Chrome Mollie with the platinum selling recording artists Bulletboys on January 8th.
In their ongoing performance calendar, providing of the best live acts to play Detroit, the Token Lounge brings Chrome Mollie, Detroit’s top party rock band, to the stage on January 8th with national touring act Bulletboys.
Announcing their new partnership with All Hard Rock (www.allhardrock.com), the hard rock promotions label out of Los Angeles, CA, Chrome Mollie adds another top draw performance to their calendar of upcoming events. On the 2013 re-issue of their self-titled EP, now featuring a new studio recording of their popular song “Dreams,” Chrome Mollie is taking the stage with a series of upcoming shows that share the stage with platinum selling recording legends of their own rock genre.
“It’s a win-win partnership for the label,” says All Hard Rock CEO and founder Joe Dolan. “Detroit has long been the home of some of the hardest working bands in the US. Teaming up with an act that produces the quality of music Chrome Mollie brings to the table only makes sense. If you want the genre of hard rock to be well represented, it should be done with a band that writes, records and performs at rock and roll’s peak potential. That band would be Chrome Mollie.”
Recently launching the opening of Detroit’s Diesel Concert Lounge in a post Christmas show that brought fans out in droves, Chrome Mollie closed out 2012 with a distinct vision of what’s coming from the band in 2013.
“We’re playing with Bulletboys in January and we’ve got an upcoming performance with Y+T,” shares Chrome Mollie guitarist Danny Justice. “Fans can join us on Facebook, keep up with our schedule and interact with the band directly there.” Chrome Mollie is found on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/chrome.mollie.
The Token Lounge has been a premier location for national touring acts since 1971. With a 400-person capacity and pro-level soundstage, its known as one of the mid-west’s key performance arenas for talent. Located at 28949 Joy Road in Westland, Michigan, their website offers up to the minute information about their entertainment schedule. Visit www.thetokenlounge.com for more info.
On January 8th, the night’s performance schedule includes:
6pm Doors Open
8pm Chrome Mollie
Learn more about Chrome Mollie and their 2013 self-titled EP release by visiting www.allhardrock.com. Sign up for the labels monthly newsletter and keep up on all the featured artists on the label, including Chrome Mollie.
Learn more about the Token lounge and their performance calendar by visitingwww.thetokenlounge.com.
I have been a Bulletboys fan since their debut album. Anything that the band slaps their name on, I will probably buy. Call me a sucker if you will! Needless to say, the newly released Bulletboys new cover album, Rocked & Ripped by Cleopatra Records found its way into my possession. When I first read the description of the album, it mentioned cover songs and original tunes. I didn’t find any original tunes on Rocked & Ripped, other than the re-recorded version of “Smooth Up In Ya”.
The song selection on Rocked & Ripped is actually pretty good for a covers album. Bulletboys cover songs by Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Journey, Accept, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Styx, Led Zeppelin, The Scorpions, Elton John & More. Some of these songs have been around on previous Cleopatra/Deadline releases, and some of the songs were newly recorded by the Bulletboys lineup of Marq Torien, Lonnie Vencent, Greg Gatti, Don Bish, and Christ Turbis.
The problem with Rocked & Ripped is Marq Torien & company rarely improve upon the original tunes, nor do they put their own unique spin on them. It kind of sounds like a cover band, covering some of your favorite 80′s hard rock tunes. Marq can sing his ass off, and still sounds great in 2011, but his powerful voice is truly put to the test with this collection. He sounds great on some tunes, and just ok on others. Some of my favorites on Rocked & Ripped include the covers of Styx’s “Renegade”, The Scorpions “Falling In Love”, Pink’s “Fuckin’ Perfect” , Led Zeppelin’s “The Rover” and Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab”.
I haven’t ever heard Pink’s “Fuckin’ Perfect” before, and quite honestly, I like the Bulletboys version better. If there was one song from Rocked & Ripped I would give repeated listens to, it would be this one. I never really cared for the Led Zep tune “The Rover” before, but I like the Bulletboys version found here. I have never listened to Amy Winehouse in my life, so I have never heard her song “Rehab” prior to this. (I went out to Youtube to check out her version). Once again, I like the Bulletboys version better. The re-recorded version of the Bulletboys biggest song “Smooth Up In Ya” does not live up to the original in my opinion.
If you are a diehard Bulletboys fan, you will probably want to pick this up. If not, you may want to save your cash for some of the bigger releases coming to stores in September 2011 (Anthrax, Chickenfoot, Alice Cooper, Sebastian Bach & House of Lords). Rocked & Ripped is an entertaining covers album, but I would rather listen to some new Bulletboys music, than these re-recorded hits.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Dr. Feelgood
2. Livin’ On A Prayer
3. Take Me Home Tonight
5. Balls To the Wall
6. Free Fallin’
8. Falling In Love
9. Fuckin’ Perfect
10. The Rover
11. I’ll See You In My Dreams
12. Colder Weather
14. Broken Wings
15. Tiny Dancer
16. Smooth Up In Ya (Re-Recorded)
Marq Torien – Vocals, Guitars, Congos, Percussion
Lonnie Vencent – Bass
Greg Gatti – Guitar
Don Bish “Dish” – Drums
Christ Turbis – Keyboards
It has been six long years since the Bulletboys last release “Sophie”. There is only one original member of this band left, with singer and guitarist Marq Torien. With that being said, you can expect some changes to the Bulletboys sound.
I first heard the track “Road To Nowhere” in an Eddie Trunk Interview in 2008, so I knew this would be a different sounding record, but I wasn’t sure how much. I wasn’t initially impressed with this song, and didn’t expect much from 10c Billionaire. I have been a long time fan of the band, so I bought the CD any way.
The opening cut “Asteroid” is a heavy cut that has a very modern hard rock feel. This is a completely different sound for the Bulletboys. This song would not be out of place on FM rock radio at all. Once the surprise wore off with how different this was, I have grown to like this song a lot.
“Born To Breed” has some monster guitar riffs that sound like the band stole a page out of Slash’s handbook. This song has this rocking sleazy feel that is not unlike Guns N’ Roses. If Marq Torien ever wanted a new job, he should take a look at the singerless Velvet Relvolver. This song should makes that type of statement. Color me impressed!
“Bringing Home The Gun” sounds a lot like a Shinedown track, and I am ok with that. I love Shinedown, and the Bulletboys bring it on this tune!
Wow! Another song with a familiar feel is “Jenna Star”. The funny thing is, this sounds like a Foo Fighters song with different vocals.
I am guessing that the version of “Road To Nowhere” on 10c Billionaire is a little more polished than the one that I heard over a year ago. I like this version a lot more.
The hair metal era of the Bulletboys is gone. I loved the early hits by this band, and surprisingly I like this new album a lot. It took a few listens before I completely appreciated what is happening on this disc. Marq Torien and company have delivered a surprisingly relevant album for today’s rock audience. Old fans of the band might be shocked by their new sound, but I think if you give 10c Billionaire a chance, you will be pleasantly surprised. Not all of the songs work, but there are some solid tunes worth exploring on 10c Billionaire.
Rating: Out of 10
02. Blessed By Your Touch
03. Born To Breed
04. Bringing Home The Gun
05. Girls Kissin’ Girls
06. Jenna Star
07. Road To Nowhere
08. Save The World
11. Road To Nowhere (Radio Edit)
The Bulletboys are:
Marq Torien – Vocals & Guitar
Ryche Green – Drums
Tory Stoffregen – Guitars
Rob Lane – Bass
BULLETBOYS drummer Ryche Green was released from the hospital late last week and is recooperating at home. He continues to visit the outpatient facility at the hospital for ongoing breathing treatments to clear the massive infection in his lungs. Ryche would like to thank everyone who called and sent get well wishes. It is sincerely appreciated.
As earlier reported, Ryche was rushed to the ER upon returning home from their recent tour and was diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia. Ryche became very ill while on tour, playing night after night until he could no longer function. Ryche was confined to the ICU in a breathing tent.
BULLETBOYS has an upcoming date on September 25th. Frankie Banali Presents L.A. Guns and the Bulletboys along with a special performance by Frankie Banali & Friends – The Led Zep Set paying tribute to legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham
Current plans for BULLETBOYS to head out on Leg II of Road To Nowhere Tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
Frankie Banali Presents L.A. Guns and the Bulletboys along with a special performance by Frankie Banali & Friends – The Led Zep Set paying tribute to legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham at the Canyon Club on September 25th, 2009!
I am happy to be able to present L.A. Guns and Bulletboys for a night of “old school” rock and roll at the Canyon Club. I’ve been friends with Steve Riley and Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns and Marq Torien of Bulletboys for more years than I can remember.
I am particularly excited about performing a set of Led Zeppelin music with a group of musicians that know how to deliver this music. Joining me for the set will be Chas West (The Jason Bonham Band) on vocals, Mitch Perry (Edgar Winter Group) on guitar, Sean McNabb (Great White) on bass and Edward Harris Roth (Glenn Hughes) on keyboards.
September 25, 2009 will be the 29th Anniversary of the passing of Led Zeppelin’s mighty John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) and the Led Zep Set will be performed in his memory and dedicated in his honor.
Please come by and enjoy a great evening of music with L.A. Guns, the Bulletboys and Frankie Banali & Friends!
The Canyon Club
28912 Roadside Dr
Agoura Hills, CA 91301-3304
BULLETBOYS has completed the first leg of their Road To Nowhere Tour dubbed Summer Rockfest with Faster Pussycat and the Bang Tango All Star Jam plus Sister Sin. Overall, the tour was a success and the bands headed home for a well deserved break.
On a side note; Drummer Ryche Green was rushed to the ER upon returning home. Ryche became very ill while on tour and has since been diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia. Ryche has been confined to ICU in a breathing tent. Ryche carried on playing night after night while ill until he could no longer function. We wish Ryche a speedy recovery. Consequently the show for Sept 5th at Club Skye in AZ was cancelled and rescheduled for Halloween Eve Oct 31, 2009.
The BULLETBOYS as well as Chavis Records and 3SIXT Entertainment would like to thank Taime and the Pussies for a great tour. We would also like to thank the techs and sound engineer for all their hard work. The camaraderie between the bands and crew was superb to say the least.
Current plans for BULLETBOYS to head out on Leg II of Road To Nowhere Tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
In its first week of sales, BULLETBOYS remarkable new release 10c Billionaire, has entered the Billboard Album Charts this morning at the #6 position of Top Internet sales alone. The CD is making its way into stores over the next several days.
“The album has had strong initial sales despite a couple of minor set backs in the beginning and the sales continue upward at this point. Right now, this release is exploding nationwide and we are inundated daily with sales requests, requests for promo info, and a variety of other information regarding 10c Billionaire and BULLETBOYS. We are in a good place at the moment and hope the trend continues at least for a little while. – Label CEO Bill Chavis
As previously reported, BULLETBOYS are winding down the last days of the successful Summer Rockfest 2009 tour with Faster Pussycat. The band finishes up in California with a few days rest and then out to AZ for a 1 off date before taking a well deserved break. Plans are for the band to head to Europe for a couple of weeks as leg two of their Road To Nowhere Tour and then on to Japan for leg 3 and back to the U.S. at the end of the year. 2010 is beginning to shape up nicely for a continued trek.
It’s official! The BULLETBOYS new opus 10c Billionaire is now available. All those that preordered, your orders have been shipped. The release is off to a very successful start with high praise being given to BULLETBOYS for a superb effort in 10c Billionaire.
BULLETBOYS are winding down the last days of the successful Summer Rockfest 2009 tour with Faster Pussycat. The band finishes up in California with a few days rest and then out to AZ for a 1 off date before taking a well deserved break. Plans are for the band to head to Europe of leg two of their Road To Nowhere Tour for a couple of weeks and then on to Japan for leg 3 and back to the U.S. at the end of the year. 2010 is beginning to shape up nicely for a continued trek.
California rockers BULLETBOYS, have launched their official REVERB NATION and TWITTER web tools as key promotional outlets for the band. REVERB NATION will be the central promotional hub for fans to grab widgets, join the mailing list plus street teams, snatch up banners and additional promotional items to assist the band and their label in promoting the new release 10c Billionaire, due out this month on CHAVIS RECORDS.
Additionally, fans will be able to pick up exclusive material but only if they have joined up as a member of BULLETBOYS at REVERB NATION! The bands REVERB NATION site is integrated with their TWITTER site so any updates to REVERB NATION will be automatically sent to TWITTER. The band will also be making daily posts via TWITTER and blogs to REVERB NATION while on tour.
As previously reported BULLETBOYS are headed out this month in support of 10c Billionaire on a nationwide tour with FASTER PUSSYCAT beginning July 24th at the Halfway Jam in Minnesota. 10c Billionaire is now on sale for preorder – click here .
Visit www.chavisrecords.net for more information.
Track Listing: 1. Asteroid, 2. Blessed By Your Touch, 3. Born To Breed, 4. Bringing Home The Gun, 5. Girls Kissin’ Girls
6. Jenna Star, 7. Road To Nowhere, 8. Save The World, 9. Wasted, 10. Witness
BULLETBOYS frontman and original founding member Marq Torien is performing on the forthcoming Liberty N’ Justice release titled ‘Light It Up’. Marq is performing vocals on the track ‘Drunk Dead Gorgeous’ with guitarist Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.).
Track Listing for Liberty N’ Justice’s “Light It Up”: 1. Light It Up (Phil Lewis of LA Guns & JK Northrup) 2. The Other Thief (Dale and Troy Thompson of Bride) 3. Blink (Lynn Louise Lowery of Vixen and Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister) 4. Do What You Believe 5. Man vs. Mother Nature (Ted Poley of Danger Danger and Vic Rivera of Crunch) 6. Treading On Serpents (Les Carlsen of Bloodgood and Ox Fox of Stryper/ Bloodgood) 7. Uncle Sam (Sheldon Tarsha of Tarsha/Adler’s Appetite and Jeff Pilson of Dokken/ Foreigner) 8. Every Reason To Believe (Kelly Keeling of Baton Rouge/TSO and Kerri Kelli of Alice Cooper) 9. Wrestling With God 10. Best Time You Never Had 11. Beautiful Decision (Harry Hess and Pete Lesperance of Harem Scarem) 12. Drunk Dead Gorgeous (Marq Torien of BulletBoys and Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P.) 13. Greed (Robert Mason of Warrant/Lynch Mob and Jerry Dixon of Warrant) 14. For Better Or Worse(Shawn Pelata of Line Of Fire/Waking Jonah & Stephen Chesney of Waking Jonah).
BULLETBOYS also perform Dr. Feelgood on the Crue Believers – A Tribute to Motley Crue – A REAL Hollywood Metal tribute to the kings of the Sunset Strip, Motley Crue!
Track Listing for Crue Believers: 1. Girls, Girls, Girls – Pretty Boy Floyd, 2. Kick Start My Heart – Jack Russell (Great White), 3. Red Hot – Tuff feat. Tracii Guns, 4. Too Young To Fall In Love – Gilby Clarke, 5. Piece Of Your Action – L.A. Guns, 6. Live Wire – Steve Summers (Pretty Boy Floyd) & Tracii Guns, 7. Shout At The Devil – London, 8. Starry Eyes – Bang Tango, 9. Dr. Feelgood – Bullet Boys
10. Home Sweet Home – Leif Garrett, 11. Saints Of Los Angeles – Jetboy, 12. Public Enemy #1 – Spiders & Snakes, 13. Bastard – Peppermint Creeps
BULLETBOYS much anticipated release 10c Billionaire is scheduled for a July release via Chavis Records.
CHAVIS RECORDS is pleased to announce the street date for the new BULLETBOYS release 10c Billionaire, is set for Tuesday July 7, 2009. The anticipated release features vocalist/guitarist Marq Torien, drummer Ryche Green, guitarist Tory Stoffregen, and bassist Rob Lane.
Listen to the new 10cent Sneak Peak by clicking here!
BULLETBOYS begin rehearsals June 22nd in preparation for the Dias de Los Muerto Tour in support of 10c Billionaire kicking off in mid July. The band will be out co headlining with Faster Pussycat.
Leading drum manufacturer DDRUM has signed Ryche Green (BULLETBOYS) to their roster of top notched endorsed artists. DDRUM artists include: Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Hellyeah), drum legend Carmine Appice (Blue Murder, SLAMM), Joey Dandaneau (Theory of a Deadman), Ray Luzier (Korn), plus Will Hunt (Static X) and John Humphrey (Seether). DDRUM has offered Ryche a full endorsement and is currently building his custom kit.
Ryche will be out using and abusing his DDRUM kit on tour this summer with the BULLETBOYS in support of their highly anticipated brand new release, 10c Billionaire.
CHAVIS RECORDS announces the wrap up of the new opus 10c Billionaire by CR recording artist BULLETBOYS. After several delays, mixing and mastering were recently completed and the final touches were applied by producer/guitarist Brent Woods (Vince Neil, Wildside). Look for cover art and a teaser track montage in the coming days.
10c Billionaire was written by original founding member and flamboyant frontman Marq Torien. Having reinvented the band and composed one of the most sonically superb and relevant rock and roll records to date, the revitalized BULLETBOYS featuring Marq Torien, Ryche Green, Stephen Allan, and Tory S. are a hard rock force majeure delivering non-stop music mayhem that is winning over new audiences with every performance. Just returning from a very successful show at the Desert Invasion Festival in AZ, the band is headed to Baltimore, MD for the M3 Festival on May 30th. Checkout your chance to get some FREE tickets to the M3 Festival below!
BULLETBOYS will be heading out this summer in support of 10c Billionaire beginning in July with Faster Pussycat on a full summer tour dubbed Dias de Los Muerto Tour 2009. Dates to be announced soon! Visit www.chavisrecords.net for more information.
CHAVIS RECORDS recording artist BULLETBOYS have announced the first leg of the ROAD TO NOWHERE 2009 Tour. BULLETBOYS, featuring members Marq Torien, Ryche Green, Michael Thomas, and returning original member Lonnie Vincent will kickoff the tour in El Paso, TX on February 21st at Take II with very special guests SWIRL. SWIRL will support the BULLETBOYS on this leg of the tour.
|Take II w/ Swirl||El Paso, Texas|
|Cadillac Bar w/ Swirl||San Antonio, Texas|
|War Legion Underground w/ Swirl||Amarillo, Texas|
|The Underground bar w/ Swirl||Mankato, Minnesota|
|Pickle Park w/ Swirl||Fridley, Minnesota|
|Route 15 w/ Swirl||Greenville, Wisconsin|
|Rock N Roll Heaven w/ Swirl||West Seneca, New York|
|Dingbatz w/ Swirl||Clifton, New Jersey|
|Jaxx w/ Swirl||Springfield, Virginia|
|Wild Willies w/ Swirl||Mechanicsville, Virginia|
|The Garage w/ Swirl||St Petersburg, Florida|
|Club Atmosphere w/ Swirl||Homosassa, Florida|
|Blue Goat w/ Swirl||Salina, Kansas|
|Rockstars w/ Swirl||Dallas, Texas|
|Halifax Forum Arena||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
Original BULLETBOY Lonnie Vincent performed with band on select dates this past summer and has since returned to the band full time. Lonnie Vincent is one of the most charismatic musicians from the L.A. scene to hit the stage and his return has energized the chemistry within the group.
The BULLETBOYS will be performing new material from the forthcoming new release titled 10¢ Billionaire as well as all the favorite BULLETBOYS hits and classics . Recording for 10¢ Billionaire is completed and is currently being mixed by producer Brent Woods (Vince Neil, Wildside, Big Ball Stars). Information regarding 10¢ Billionaire will be forthcoming.
Check out the Bullet Boys performing “Smooth Up In Ya” below.
Today is the last day for early bird ticket prices $99 for general admission.
After today the price for general admissions jumps to $125. Rock the Bayou will take place August 29th – September 1st in Houston, Texas
The following bands are now on the bill for Rock the Bayou:
Bud Light Stage Bands:
Black ‘N Blue
Pretty Boy Floyd
There are also two additional stages with local and national bands;
Check out RocktheBayou.com for more information.
CHAVIS RECORDS along with VATER PERCUSSION is happy to announce that BULLETBOYS drummer Ryche Green has received a full endorsement from VATER. Ryche has chosen the VATER Fatback 3A as his stick of choice. Ryche will now join VATER’s list of impressive and extensive artists such as Wild Mick Brown (Dokken), Allen Schellenberger (Lit), Cody Hanson (Hinder), Ryan O’Keefe (Airbourne), Ryan Yerdon (Puddle Of Mudd), Josh Freeze, plus many more elite artists. A big thanks to Chad at VATER for hookup.
Born and raised in Ohio, Ryche began playing drums at the early age of 10. At the age of 14, he began playing in local bands and clubs. Over the years RycheRyche has pounded the skins along side Ron Keel, Cockfight and has performed with several other national acts. In 2004 he began touring with the BULLETBOYS and has solidified his seat with the band as the permanent drummer. has perfected his chops and throughout his 24 year careerBULLETBOYS were recently signed to CHAVIS RECORDS. Full details of the new release and tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
CHAVIS RECORDS recording artists BULLETBOYS has been confirmed for Rocklahoma 2008. BULLETBOYS will be making a special headline appearance on Sunday night July 13th on the Tri-Label Stage. BULLETBOYS are currently in the studio working on their forth coming release with details soon to be announced. Checkout the brand new track Road To Nowhere at ChavisRecords.net!
CHAVIS RECORDS is a sponsor of this years Rocklahoma 2nd stage and a partner in the Tri Label Group. The current scheduling for the 2nd Stage is as follows:
WEDNESDAY (JULY 9TH)
BANGALORE CHOIR (CO-HEADLINE)
THURSDAY (JULY 10TH)
SEX DEPARTMENT (From Italy)
FRIDAY (JULY 11TH)
GYPSY PISTOLEROS (CO-HEADLINE)
KRUCIBLE (FEATURING-LANCE KING) (CO-HEADLINE)
MINDFLOW (from Brazil)
GODS OF KANSAS
SATURDAY (JULY 12TH)
DIRTY PENNY (CO-HEADLINE)
DEATHRIDERS (NEAL TURBIN) (CO-HEADLINE)
KARNEVIL (FEATURING -DARIO LORINA)
ORDER OF NINE
LEGACY UPRISING (Featuring 14 year old guitar wonder)
SUNDAY (JULY 13TH)
KROOKED X (CO-HEADLINE)
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION (CO-HEADLINE)
SHADOWSIDE (from Brazil)
2ND STAGE NORTH – Lineup http://www.myspace.com/the2ndStage
BROUGHT TO YOU BY NIGHTMARE RECORDS / BLASTZONE ENTERTAINMENT / CHAVIS RECORDS!
Check out the video of Bulletboys performing Hard as A Rock earlier this year in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Chavis Records has announced the signing of the BULLETBOYS to the label for their new worldwide release. The band is currently in the studio finishing the final recordings before heading to the mixing and mastering phase. The project is being recorded at El Garaje Studios in Cape Coral, FL.
Singer Marq Torien comments – “I am extremely excited about signing with a label that really understands what I am about and that my talent still perseveres. This is extremely rare in the business these days.”
The Bulletboys will be heading out on the road this summer in support of their new release with major tour announcements to be released in the very near future. Checkout the new track ‘Road To Nowhere’ here.
HRH Note: Hmmm could this be the Foo Fighters tour that Marq Torien mentioned in Cincinnati?!