Tonight on Hard Rock Nights, we explore the difference between the depressing music of grunge (without actually playing any of it…because we wouldn’t do that on HRN) and the party-attitude music of real hard rock! Slaughter, Quiet Riot, Keel, Van Halen and BulletBoys are among the bands that will be teaching us a lesson with loud guitars, big hair and spandex pants. We’ve also got new music from Kelly Fairchild, Krokus, Souls of We, DC4 and Takara. Tune in to Hard Rock Nights tonight (and every Saturday night) on classxradio.com starting at 9 pm eastern!
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their signing to Dreamworks Records, Papa Roach is playing two special shows. In Los Angeles they are returning to the club where they were first discovered, the Troubadour, on March 4th, and in New York City at the intimate Blender Theater on March 10th. Tickets are on-sale now for both shows.
KROQ Los Angeles will present the 10th Anniversary of being signed to Dreamworks Records. It will be at the Troubador on March 4, 2009. Tickets are priced at 19.99 (plus ticket fees).
Tickets on sale now!
TICKET LINK FOR LOS ANGELES: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004253EE3881C7?artistid=708795&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60
KROCK New York will present the 10th Anniversary show in Manhattan at the Blender Theater on March 10, 2009. Tickets are priced at 19.99 (plus ticket fees).
Tickets on sale now!
TICKET LINKS FOR NEW YORK: http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/404522/
In addition to these club dates, Papa Roach is now touring arenas nationwide with Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold and Saving Abel. Check out Papa Roach performing their new single “Lifeline” live at Crüe Fest 2008: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvJXT5Cz68Q
Purchase Lifeline on iTunes:
Papa Roach: Metamorphosis Available March 24, 2009
Papa Roach is On Tour:
2/09 Spokane, WA @ Star Theater at Spokane Arena
2/10 Great Falls, MT @ MT Four Seasons Arena
2/12 Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
2/13 Mankato, MN @ Alltel Center
2/14 Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid America Center
2/16 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Auditorium
2/17 St Louis, MO @ The Family Arena
2/18 Columbia, MO @ Blue Note (Just Papa Roach)
2/20 Cleveland, OH @ The Wolstein Center
2/21 Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
2/23 Highland Heights, KY @ The Bank of Kentucky Center
2/24 Pikeville, KY @ Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
2/25 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Peterson Events Center
2/27 Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
2/28 Dubuque, IA @ Five Flags Center (With Buckcherry Only)
3/01 Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center (With Buckcherry) 3/12 Worcester, MA @ Palladium (With Buckcherry)
3/14 Toronto, ONT @ Sound Academy (With Buckcherry)
3/16 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun (With Buckcherry)
3/17 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (With Buckcherry)
3/19 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
3/20 Utica, NY @ Utica Memorial Auditorium
3/21 Hersey, PA @ Giant Center
3/23 Columbus, GA @ Columbus Civic Center
3/26 Johnson City, TN @ Freedom Hall
3/27 Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
3/28 Ashville, NC @ Ashville Civic Center
3/30 Nashville, TN @ Sommet Center
4/04 Topeka, KS @ Topeka Event Center
4/07 Belton, TX @ Belton County Expo Center
4/09 Amarillo, TX @ Amarillo Civic Center
4/16 Manchester, UK @ Academy
4/17 London, UK @ The Forum
4/18 Birmingham, UK @ Academy
4/20 Koln, DE @ Live Music Hall
4/21 Amsterdam, NL @ Milkweg
4/22 Hamburg, DE @ Docks
4/24 Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
4/25 Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
4/27 Munchen, GER @ Backstage Werk
4/28 Zurich, CHE @ X-Tra
Check out Papa Roach’s “Hollywood Whore” Video below.
Metal Rendez-vous may have been Krokus’ fourth offereing, but it is easily one of their most important releases. This album marked the debut of singer Marc Storace with Krokus. It is the voice of Storace that helped change the sound of the band, and got them on the road to success.
The big hits from Krokus would come later in their career, but that is not to say that Metal Rendez-vous isn’t worth a look. This album boasts some pretty good rockers that deserve some plays today. “Heatstrokes”, “Come On” and “Back Seat Rock ‘N’ Roll” are probably the best of the rockers on this album. “Streamer” is one of the better slow tracks in the entire Krokus catalog.
Metal Rendez-vous has some very solid axe work by Tommy Kiefer (R.I.P.) and Fernando Von Arb. At times they offer up some bluesy bar room guitar, and on songs like “Come On” they absolutely shred.
One listen to Marc Storace, and is easy to tell how his voice had such an impact on this band. He kicks ass on this disc, as he does on so many other of Krokus’ albums.
Die hard Krokus fans probably already own this disc. New fans should certainly check this disc out. I enjoy this from time to time, and I think you will too.
- Bedside Radio
- Come On
- Shy Kid
- Tokyo Nights
- Lady Double Dealer
- No Way
- Back-Seat Rock’N’Roll
Marc Storace – Singer
Tommy Kiefer – Guitars
Fernando Von Arb – Guitars
Chris Von Rohr – Bass
Freddy Steady – Drums
Juerg Naegeli – Keyboards