With a somewhat dubious relationship with Frontier Records, a label that brings old and new rockers together to put out formula-laden records releasing one and done albums that the bands rarely tour behind, may have hit on one this time. Featuring former members of Tom Petty, Rascall Flatts and Chicago the band Radio Generation is bringing back 80’s Rock in the Journey, Night Ranger, Whitesnake mold. Color our ears perked up.
We are not exactly sure that the world actually needs a new Bon Jovi record, especially now that Richie Sambora is no longer with the band, but on May 15th we will find out for sure.
It’s official, AOR, Album Oriented Rock is never a bad thing. After all who doesn’t love Night Ranger, Toto, and Journey. Here, the premier gate-keepers of the flame lay down their new single.
If you like Steve Perry era Journey then Revolution Saints is your Jam. Here is the latest video from their new record.
If you long for the glory days of Night Ranger, Def Leppard, and Journey, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t, then RevolutionSaints and this old-school video is definitely your jam.
A nice slice of AOR pie on Decarlo’s latest.
If you are a fan of 80’s AOR Rock in The mold of Night Ranger, Europe, or Foreigner, then this is your jam.
Sure, these guys would have been huge in the 80’s alongside Eddie Money, but to our ears they are pretty retro cool right now, in 2019.
The classic rock meets the Tran Siberian Orchestra operatic bombast of this group should come as no surprise as lead singer Nathan James was with the band for many years before the formation of Inglorious. The new record, Ride to Nowhere, should be one of the Rock records of the year.
As per usual, once we close the books for one year, a bunch of new records grab our attention and demand some ear time. It was an outstanding year for Rock and Roll with The Record Company, DeWolff, All Them Witches, and many more delivering the goods and then some. Here are 5 more bands that you need to know about that you may have missed.
Not only is Roxanne a perfect band name, their new record, Radio Silence, is pretty much a perfect album. Released 30 years after their self-titled debut look for shades of Warrant, Queen, Foreigner and Night Ranger.
Classy L.A. Rockers fronted by a powerhouse singer Dorothy Martin. 28 Days in the Valley is a scorcher of an album.
Vintage 80’s hair metal vibing at the finest level. If you like Def Leppard, Skid Row, or Swedish darlings H.E.A.T. you will love this band.
Having appropriately teased us with a single in 2018, Mississippi Queen/Slow hand, we can only wait and wonder what is in store for us. If their hair on fire version of the Mountain classic is any indication, we are in for a Rock and Roll treat.
The Cold Stares
One of the best Blues Rock duos in the game today. Fusing smoky Southern Blues with Alternative Rock, all systems go for this band if the new record Mountain is any indication. Just hope you make it out alive.