Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS are about to enter the studio in January to begin recording their new studio album for a late spring/early summer release on Frontiers Records.
PRETTY MAIDS‘ last album, entitled “Wake Up To The Real World”, was released in November 2006 still on Frontiers Records. Singer Ronnie Atkins stated about the CD, “The new record has all the trademarks a good PRETTY MAIDS album should have, and that’s the overall combination of good melodies and strong guitar riffs. But the key word, as far as I’m concerned, is it’s gotta be melodic: whether it’s the heavier and faster tracks or the more ballad/AOR-oriented kind of stuff; in other words ‘good songs’, and I think the album has got that!”
PRETTY MAIDS is a legendary hard rock/heavy metal combo from Denmark founded in early 1982 by Atkins and guitarist Ken Hammer. They have released 11 studio albums and ver the years have sold hundreds of thousands of records.
Check out the classic video clip, “Future World” below.
Drummer Brian Tichy (FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL, OZZY OSBOURNE, VELVET REVOLVER) and bassist Michael “Denim” Devin (KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD) have joined LYNCH MOB as the band’s new touring rhythm section.
Commented Tichy: “It will be fun to get loud and powerful with George [Lynch], Oni [Logan] and Denim as I’ve always been a fan and I’d be a liar if I was to say I didn’t attempt to learn all his rhythms and leads on ‘Tooth and Nail’ [DOKKEN] in high school when I was 16! C’mon, he was tearing it up! I was obsessed with guitar back then, as I am now, and he was one of the cats… Well, he still is as so many people nowadays were influenced by him.”
“George is so cool that he came over my house with a little rig and he, myself and Denim had two days of jammin’ the tunes in my bedroom turned drum room. There was barely any space but we had a great time. Total high school vibe! I should have gotten a picture.”
Upcoming LYNCH MOB shows:
Nov. 27 – Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues (w/ DOKKEN)
Nov. 28 – San Diego, CA – The 4th and B (w/ DOKKEN)
Nov. 29 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues (w/ DOKKEN)
Dec. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Feelgoods
Jan. 23 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Manifesto
Jan. 24 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Hard Rock Cafe
Audio samples songs that appear on LYNCH MOB’s comeback album, “Smoke And Mirrors”, are available for download at the Frontiers website following this link:
The CD was released in Europe on September 18 (October 13 in the U.S.) via Frontiers Records.
LYNCH MOB’s recording lineup on “Smoke And Mirrors” included Logan and Lynch alongside bassist Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) and drummer Scot Coogan (BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, ACE FREHLEY).
Do you remember Dilana Robichaux from the 2006 TV show, Rock Star Supernova? Dilana was a finalist for the band which featured Tommy Lee, Gilby Clarke & Jason Newsted. Personally, I thought Dilana was easily the most talented out of all of the singers on that CBS reality show, but I was glad she didn’t win. I thought it would have been a waste of her talent.
Fast Forward to 2009, and Dilana has finally released the album her fans have been waiting for. She got a little help from some friends including Mick Mars from Motley Crue, who plays guitar on InsideOut. Adrian Young from No Doubt handles the drums.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with InsideOut. I knew the vocals would be great, but that was about it. I was hoping Dilana would rock out on this CD. InsideOut isn’t quite as heavy as I was hoping, but it is still quite good. There are some rocking moments, although I would call this more of a modern rock/ pop rock CD than a hard rock disc.
“My Drug” is a cool jangly rocker, that would not have been out of place on a No Doubt record. “Hate U” is a pop rock tune that has some big beats, and the undeniable guitar riffs of Mick Mars. Dilana’s vocals make this tune what it is. It could easily be a radio hit. “Loud Silence” is a slower number with some cool guitar tones surrounding Robichaux’s powerful pipes.
Some of the songs that I immediately took too on the first listen were “Holiday”, “Solid Gold” and “Falling Apart”. These are the harder tunes on InsideOut. There are some songs that I would consider filler including “World Party”, but the majority of the songs are good.
If you are a fan of female fronted rock, you ought to give InsideOut a chance.
Rating: Out of 10
2. My Drug
3. Hate U
4. Loud Silence
5. Somebody Else
7. Solid Gold
8. Dirty Little Secret
9. World Party (Free Love)
10. Falling Apart [Explicit]
11. Still Wanting
12. The Question
Dilana Robichaux – Vocals
Mick Mars – Guitars
Adrian Young – Drums
Some might consider the videos at HRH this week, songs that killed hair metal. To this listener, the songs are just plain bad, and even worse, the record companies spent money on videos. You can baste them all you want, but nothing will make these turkeys any better.
The first turkey video is Twisted Sister’s “Leader of the Pack” from the not so classic album, Come Out and Play. Why on earth did Atlantic Records green light this video? The world may never know. The only good thing about this video, is Bobcat Goldthwait. The rest is terrible. See for yourself below!