A couple of months ago, when my good friend Ryo Vie was in town, we did what most rabid music fans do. We went binge shopping at the local Cincinnati music stores. While rummaging through one of my favorite local haunts, Shake It Records, I stumbled upon the band Brand New Machine. Shake it Records had a listening station where I could hear the CD, The Devil Made Me Do It. After listening to the first three songs, I knew I wasn’t leaving the store without buying this CD.
I was dumbfounded that I didn’t know about this band already. I thought maybe I overlooked a press release, or got them mixed up with another band. Lets face it, there is Brand New, New Medicine, Machinehead, Brand New Sin, and several other bands with similar sounding names. Brand New Machine sets themselves apart by offering fans a classic sound with a modern twist. On The Devil Made Me Do It, I can hear a mix of KISS, Guns N’ Roses and maybe a little bit of Foo Fighters. This is one of those releases that you can listen to from beginning to end without the need to skip tracks. Their sound really works, and there isn’t a bad song on the CD.
Once I opened the CD booklet, I quickly discovered that Brand New Machine’s guitarist is none other than Michael Thomas. The same Michael Thomas who I have seen play with Faster Pussycat and Beautiful Creatures in the past. Not only does the band have a kickass guitar player, but they have one of the best new hard rock singers I have heard in a while. Front man, Brantly Thompson delivers the goods with his whiskey stained vocals on The Devil Made Me Do It.
One way or another, I was destined to find this CD, I am glad that I did. I love this disc, and I am pretty sure you will too!
1. Here I Am
2. Girls Like You
3. Devil Made Me Do It
4. Dust in The Sky
5. Here and Gone Today
6. Living For Another Day
7. Always on the Run
8. Blackout Overdose
9. Lettin’ It Roll
10. What Do I Gotta Do
11. Let Me Go
Brand New Machine is:
Brantly Thompson – Vocals
Seven Antonopoulos – Drums/Vocals
Wiley Oliver – Bass/Vocals
Michael Thomas – Guitars/Vocals
Adler’s Appetite, the band led by former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler — has finished recording and mixing its new single, “Alive”, with longtime friend and producer Anthony Focx (Vince Neil, Buckcherry). The group is planning on debuting the song live as part of its summer tour, which will kick off Friday, July 9 in Redondo Beach, California.
“We are really excited to be moving forward with original material,” says Adler’s Appetite guitarist Alex Grossi. “I think people are really going to like the direction we are going in.”
The band — which includes guitarists Alex Grossi (ex-Quiet Riot) and Michael Thomas (Faster Pussycat), bassist Chip Z’nuff (Enuff Znuff) and vocalist Rick Stitch (Ladyjack) — plans to release the song worldwide in conjunction with Adler’s tell-all biography, “My Appetite For Destruction: Sex, Drugs & Guns N’ Roses”, which is set for a July 27 release through HarperCollins.
Steven Adler will sign copies of his tell-all biography, “My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N’ Roses”, at Bookends in Ridgewood, New Jersey on Wednesday, July 28 at noon.
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.net
Jun 13 2010 8:00P BFE Rock Club Houston, TX.
Jun 14 2010 8:00P Lone Star Sports Bar Temple, TX
Jul 9 2010 10:00P Brixton Redondo Beach, California, US
Jul 10 2010 10:00P Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, California, US
Jul 11 2010 10:00P Canyon Club Agoura Hills, California, US
Jul 12 2010 8:00P Club Vegas Salt Lake City, UT.
Jul 13 2010 8:00P The Railyard Billings, MT.
Jul 15 2010 8:00P Frequency Madison, WI.
Jul 16 2010 10:00P The Back Bar Janesville, Wisconsin, US
Jul 17 2010 8:00P Bada Brew Crest Hill, IL.
Jul 18 2010 10:00P MILWAUKEE FESTA ITALIANA MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin , US
Jul 21 2010 8:00P Hayloft Mt. Clemens, MI.
Jul 22 2010 8:00P Market Block Party Syracuse, NY.
Jul 23 2010 8:00P Ram’s Head Live Baltimore, MD.
Jul 24 2010 9:00P The Cube Newark, DE.
Jul 24 2010 9:00P The Cube Newark, DE
Jul 26 2010 8:00P Bowery Electric New York, NY.
Jul 27 2010 8:00P Mill Creek Tavern Philadelphia, PA
Jul 28 2010 8:00P The Bell House Brooklyn, NY
Jul 29 2010 10:00P Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan, US
Jul 30 2010 8:00P Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY.
Jul 31 2010 8:00P Showcase Live Foxboro, MA.
Aug 1 2010 8:00P City Limits Sanford, ME.
Aug 5 2010 8:00P Dingbatz Clifton, NJ
Aug 6 2010 8:00P The Underground Sandusky, OH.
Aug 7 2010 8:00P McGuffy’s House of Rock Dayton, OH
Aug 8 2010 8:00P Cosmic Charlies Lexington, KY
Aug 10 2010 9:00P Mill Creek Appleton, WI.
Aug 11 2010 8:00P Clyde Iron Works Duluth, MN.
Aug 12 2010 10:00P BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY BRAINERD, Minnesota , US
Aug 13 2010 8:00P Reverb Cedar Falls, IA.
Aug 14 2010 8:00P Elko Speedway Elko, MN.
Aug 15 2010 8:00P Pheonix Lounge Harrisburg, SD.
Aug 19 2010 8:00P Union Station Colorado Springs, CO.
Aug 20 2010 8:00P Roadhouse Dacono, CO.
Aug 25 2010 8:30P Cedardome Milton, WA.
Aug 26 2010 8:30P Hayley’s Bar & Grill Everett, WA.
Sep 3 2010 8:00P Canyon Club Augoura Hills, CA.
Sep 3 2010 8:00P The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA.
Friday night Adler’s Appetite came to Cincinnati’s Riverstar Entertainment Complex to unleash their renditions of Guns N’ Roses awesome tunes. The band features former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, Chip Z’nuff (Enuff Z’nuff) on bass, Rick Stitch (Ladyjack) on vocals, Michael Thomas (Faster Pussycat) and Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot) on guitar.
Local bands The Mighty Swine, and A Nervous Wreck opened the show. The Mighty Swine played a cool set of original tunes. A Nervous Wreck did a good job getting the crowd revved up with a bunch of cover tunes from the bands Poison, Ratt, L.A. Guns and more.
Adler’s Appetite hit the stage about 11:oo P.M. and played a great set of tunes covering the Guns N’ Roses albums, “Appetite for Destruction”, as well as the “Use Your Illusion” albums.
Rick Stitch may not be Axl Rose, but he did a good job signing these songs. I was pretty impressed with the guitar tandem of Alex Grossi and Michael Thomas as well. Adler’s Appetite may not be anything more than a glorified cover band, but at least Steven Adler is trying to keep the Guns N’ Roses music alive and well. Until Axl Rose gets his head out of his ass and reunites the class G N’ R linuep, this is as good as it gets!