Metal Queen Doro Pesch was a guest on Bruce Dickinson’s Radio Show this week on BBC 6.
The taped broadcast can be found at this link.
Tonight on Hard Rock Nights, we will be joined by T.Y.R. Tonight You Rock frontman Joel Valentine while we play the greatest hard rock ever made…Iron Maiden, AC/DC, L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat, Keel, and more! We’ll also sneak in a few new tracks from Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper, M.O.B, Black Stone Cherry, and Danger along the way. You can listen to Hard Rock Nights on classxradio.com from anywhere in the world every Saturday night from 9-11 pm eastern.
Chicago’s 7th Heaven have released a new video for the song “Cellophane” from their latest album “U.S.A.-U.K.” . They also have tour dates, both unplugged and with the full band, scheduled from January until the end of May with more dates to be announced. Definitely worth checking out if you get the chance.
|Fri||January 23||Private Corporate Event||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat||January 24||Durty Nellies||Palatine||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Sat||February 7||Shark City||Glendale Heights||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Tues||February 10||Real Time Sports||Elk Grove||IL||9:30pm||Unplugged||–||Map||Website|
|Fri||February 13||Kams||Champaign||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||University of Illinois||Map||Website|
|Sat||February 14||Famous Freddies||Mt. Prospect||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Thur||February 19||Fire Bar & Grill||Crystal Lake||IL||9:00pm||Unplugged||–||Map||Website|
|Fri||February 20||John Barleycorn||Schaumburg||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Sat||February 21||Tailgaters||Boilingbrook||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Fri||February 27||Austin’s||Libertyville||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Wed||March 4||Finn McCools||Crystal Lake||IL||9:00pm||Unplugged||–||Map||Website|
|Thur||March 5||Finn McCool’s||Schaumburg||IL||9:30pm||Unplugged||–||Map||Website|
|Sat||March 7||The Lodge||Lisle||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Tues||March 10||Real Time Sports||Elk Grove||IL||9:30pm||Unplugged||–||Map||Website|
|Fri||March 13||Kams||Champaign||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||University of Illinois||Map||Website|
|Sat||March 14||Chicago City Liimits||Schaumburg||IL||11:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Thur||March 19||Alpha Gamma Sigma||Champaign||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||University of Illinois||Map||Website|
|Fri||March 20||Durty Nellies||Palatine||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Sat||March 21||United Center||Chicago||IL||7:00pm||Full Band||Chicago Bulls Game / WGN||Map||Website|
|Sat||March 28||Real Time Sports||St. Charles||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Sat||April 4||Kams||Champaign||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||University of Illinois||Map||Website|
|Sat||April 11||Famous Freddies||Mt. Prospect||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Tues||April 14||Real Time Sports||Elk Grove||IL||9:30pm||Unplugged||–||Map||Website|
|Thur||April 16||Fire Bar & Grill||Crystal Lake||IL||9:00pm||Unplugged||–||Map||Website|
|Sat||April 18||Shark City||Glendale Heights||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Fri||April 24||John Barleycorn||Schaumburg||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Sat||May 9||El Sombrero||Mt. Prospect||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||Cinco De Mayo Festival||Map||Website|
|Tues||May 12||Real Time Sports||Elk Grove||IL||9:30pm||Unplugged||–||Map||Website|
|Sat||May 16||Chicago City Liimits||Schaumburg||IL||11:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Fri||May 22||Bourbon Street||Merrionette Park||IL||9:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Sat||May 23||The Lodge||Lisle||IL||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Fri||May 29||Beer Barrel – PIB||Put in Bay||OH||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
|Sat||May 30||Beer Barrel – PIB||Put in Bay||OH||10:00pm||Full Band||–||Map||Website|
A fourth band has now been confirmed for the Rock on The Range Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Pop Evil joins Saliva, Charm City Devils and Crooked X. Rock on the Range takes place May 16th and 17th. For more information, check out the Rock on the Range Website.
Check out Pop Evil’s video, “Hero” below.
Once upon a time, The Throbs were touted as New York’s answer to Guns N’Roses. Their debut record “The Language of Thieves & Vagabonds”, which was produced by Bob Ezrin (Kiss, Alice Cooper) on Geffen Records should have by all means, made these guys stars. Were they the next Guns N’ Roses? Probably not, but their debut CD is quite good.
Singer Ronnie Sweetheart has gritty vocals that reminds me a lot of Mike Trash from The Erotics and maybe even a little bit of David Johansen from the New York Dolls. His vocals take a little bit of time to get used to, but I have grown to like them quite a bit. Sweetheart’s vocals are quite a bit different from most of the band’s of the early nineties.
The music on this disc is nothing short of fantastic. Big guitars and great piano work saturate this disc. In fact, the keyboards on this disc are handles by Bob Ezrin, with the exception of a couple of guest stars. Little Richard plays the piano on the song, “Ecstasy” and Freddy Mandel (Alice Cooper) handles the
keyboards on It’s Not the End of the World” and “Rip It Up”.
How would I describe this music? Bluesy, ragtime hard rock that should have appealed to both 80’s and 90’s rock fans. The music dabbles with some hints of post Appetite Guns N’ Roses with some guitar sounds that bring KISS to mind. The band might look like an early 90’s hair metal act, but let me assure you, this is NOT a hair metal CD. The Throbs “The Language of Vagabonds and Thieves” is full of good songs that must be heard to be appreciated. Play it LOUD!
This CD has been out of print in the United States for a long time. It was reissued in the UK by Rock Candy Records in 2007. You can still find copies of this CD, for under $5.00 at this link. It is worth every penny!
You can find The Throbs on myspace at this link. Check them out, you will be glad you did!
2. Come Down Sister
3. It’s Not the End of the World
6. Rip It Up
7. Ocean of Love
8. Only Way Out
9. Sweet Addiction
11. Strange Behaviour
The Throbs are:
Ronnie Sweetheart – Vocals
Roger Ericson – Guitars
Danny Nordahl – Bass
Ronnie Magri – Drums