And now for something uniquely different……
Remember Mickey Finn from Jetboy? He has a new band Cold Blue Rebels that he has been singing with since he left Jetboy. This band also has Joe Normal and Danny Dangerous from The Zeroes (remember them?) They call their music horror psycho-rockabilly. I just call it cool!
Their debut album Blood, Guts N’ Rock & Roll came out last January. Check out their clip for “Zombie Love” below!
Below are some of the shots we took of Jetboy’s performance at the M3 Rock Festival. Enjoy!!
Mickey Finn, original vocalist for JETBOY, has officially announced his departure from the band. The split took place mid-September when Finn revealed he would not be able to take part in a planned European tour. JETBOY has chosen to continue without Finn and the European tour will take place November 12 through mid-December.
Commented Finn: “I wish the guys the best but from here on out they should start fresh and change there name because it’s just not JETBOY anymore.” He added, “I apologize to all the JETBOY fans who will be disappointed by this news and thank you for your support over the years.”
Finn formed JETBOY with longtime friends Billy Rowe and Fernie Rod in 1983.
Twenty years after the release of the highly acclaimed “Damnednation”, JETBOY’s latest EP, “Off Your Rocker”, was made available on March 2 via iTunes and Amazon.com.
JETBOY’s last CD/DVD release, “The Glam Years”, came out on Cleopatra/Deadline Records. It contained a DVD of a 1986 concert at Los Angeles’ legendary Whisky a Go-Go (featuring a chock-full of extra interviews and photos) as well as a 21-track CD of the group’s greatest hits.
As previously reported, Mickey’s new band COLD BLUE REBELS — which also features Joe Normal (guitar) and Danny Dangerous (bass) of ZEROS plus former GLAMOUR PUNKS skins basher Spazz Draztik on the drums — has completed work on its debut album, “Blood, Guts, n’ Rock & Roll”, for a January 11, 2011 release via Horror High, LLC. The CD artwork is being created by D.A. Frizell who has worked on such projects as AVENGED SEVENFOLD (illustrator on “Nightmare” and “Book Of Nightmares” and litho), Michale Graves (cover art for “Punk Rock Is Dead”), SEVENDUST (cover and interiors on “Cold Day Memory”) and DISTURBED (“Decade Of Disturbed” movie poster).
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/coldbluerebels
HRH Note: This is extremely disappointing news from the Jetboy camp. Mickey Finn is the type of singer that will be nearly impossible to replace for Jetboy. I am glad that I was able to see and cover the Jetboy shows with Mickey in Columbus, Ohio & M3 in Columbia, MD. It is going to be tough for Jetboy to rebound from this. Best wishes to both the guys in Jetboy, and Mickey Finn, and his Cold Blue Rebels. Hopefully we will end up with two kick ass bands out of this split.
The long-awaited new tunes from Jetboy are finally here! If you attended the M3 Festival in 2009, and saw Jetboy perform, you got a preview of the band’s first new tunes in several years. Jetboy was easily the best band on the second stage, and the new songs were quite impressive. I have been waiting to get my hands on them ever since.
This EP has three new studio cuts, and three live songs.
The opening track “Perfectly Wrong” oozes the style of classic Aerosmith, while maintaining the feel of Jetboy. This song is an absolute monster. If you aren’t hooked after hearing Fernie Rod and Billy Rowe dish out the riffs on this tune, your headphones must have a short in them.
“Going Down (Above The Clouds)” was one of my favorites from M3. This song has a cool southern rock vibe, with some super catchy lyrics.
“Dogs Gotta Roam” exudes L.A. sleaze from its hard rockin’ exterior. This song sounds like it is a lost track from 1988 without sounding dated. This is another cool rocker from the Jetboy camp.
“High Gear” and “Crank it Up” are from the hard to find 1998 CD, Make Some More Noise. The live version of “High Gear” absolutely rips. I love hearing Billy Rowe going to town on the slide guitar on “Crank It Up”. “Losin’ Streak” is a song from the band’s demo album, A Day In The Glamourous Life. It is one of Jetboy’s earlier tunes, and good to hear it recorded live.
If Off Your Rocker is any example of what a new CD from Jetboy will sound like, then I need a new album from these guys as soon as possible.
You can purchase “Off Your Rocker” EP at this link. Get it! You won’t be disappointed!!
2. Going Down (Above The Clouds)
3. Dogs Gotta Roam [Explicit]
4. High Gear (live)
5. Crank It Up (live) [Explicit]
6. Losin’ Streak (live)
Mickey Finn – Vocals
Fernie Rod – Guitars
Billy Rowe – Guitars