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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 2/24/18

This week’s playlist can be found below.  In addition to the current playlist, you can find archives of the Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown on Hard Rock Daddy Network.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED – Top 100 Hard Rock Songs Of 2017

#15 – “Walking In My Shoes” – THE FEVER 333

#14 – “Hate Me” – DED

#13 –  “Crazy” – FROM ASHES TO NEW

#12 –  “Deathwish” – RED SUN RISING

#11 –  “The Mountain” – THREE DAYS GRACE

#10 –  “The Devil In Our Wake” – SHAMAN’S HARVEST

# 9 –   “Do You Really Want It?” – NOTHING MORE

# 8 –   “Red Cold River” – BREAKING BENJAMIN

# 7 –   “Roots” – IN THIS MOMENT

# 6 –   “Born For Greatness” – PAPA ROACH

# 5 –   “Into The Fire” – ASKING ALEXANDRIA

# 4 –   “Lifelines” – I PREVAIL

# 3 –   “Waking Lions”- POP EVIL

# 2 –   “Gone Away” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 1 –    “Zombie” – BAD WOLVES

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 Hard Rock Music Time Machine – 2/22/18 THE YEAR…1978

Each Thursday, Hard Rock Music Time Machine takes a journey back in time to feature a variety of songs that date back as far as the ’70s.

In addition to appearing on the embedded YouTube playlist below, all songs featured on Hard Rock Music Time Machine can be listened to individually by clicking on the hyper-linked song titles above each review.


 

ADAM WALDMAN – (Publisher, Hard Rock Daddy)

VAN HALEN – “Eruption/You Really Got Me” (1978)

Like many bands, Van Halen cut their teeth playing cover songs.  According to John Scanlan, author of Van Halen: Exuberant California, Zen Rock n’ Roll, the band was able to play over 200 songs on demand back in the day.  With this kind of prowess, it’s no surprise that they are responsible for some of the greatest cover songs in the history of rock n’ roll.

Van Halen’s debut album just celebrated the 40th anniversary of its release, which is why the story of their first single came to the forefront.  Although radio has permanently connected “Eruption” and the brilliant cover version of “You Really Got Me” through the years, they are actually two separate songs.  Eddie Van Halen was against a cover song being released as the band’s first single.  Understandable, given that they are one of the most innovative bands in the history of rock.  Fortunately for Eddie, the finger-tapping technique that he became known for was also featured on radio with regularity.  According to David Lee Roth, there were six Kinks songs that could have easily made the cut, but “You Really Got Me” was the one that was chosen.

If not for the band Angel, Van Halen’s first single quite likely would have been something entirely different.  While the band was recording their debut album, Warner Brothers Records and producer Ted Templeman got word that Angel was going to try and beat Van Halen to market with their own cover of “You Really Got Me.”  This forced the label’s hand to make it the first single.  According to Eddie, he would have preferred a song like “Jamie’s Cryin’” to be the first single because it was their own.

Four decades, and countless accolades later, it hardly seems to matter that Van Halen broke onto the scene with a cover song.  Though they stayed fairly true to the original, this version is absolutely their own.

Van Halen’s interpretation of “You Really Got Me” actually introduced the Kinks to a younger audience, but they weren’t necessarily pleased about it in the beginning.  They later went on to embrace it, going so far as to say in concert that it was a song made famous by Van Halen.

Nowadays, bands are scrapping and clawing to get radio play.  Many go the route of making a cover their own because it helps to break down barriers.  It’s a near impossibility to think that any of them will have the success that followed Van Halen’s debut in this manner.  It’s an even longer shot to think that any of them will end up being even a fraction of the influential band that Van Halen is today.

Through the years, Van Halen has released a number of brilliant cover songs (some that may even surprise rock fans because they feel like originals).  Undoubtedly, some of these will be featured in future installments of Hard Rock Music Time Machine.  Because of the impact that “You Really Got Me” made on the rock world, all of the others are vying for second place (at least in my eyes).
 

FOREIGNER – “Hot Blooded” (1978)

Foreigner’s eponymous debut was released in March of 1977, but it wasn’t until they released their sophomore album (Double Vision) in June of 1978 that I discovered the band.  Looking back, it seems impossible to think that I didn’t hear classics like “Cold As Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time,” and “Long Long Way From Home” when they were singles on the radio, but I was just a kid.  However, I do remember running out to buy the 45 of “Hot Blooded” right after I heard it for the first time.  The song blew me away!

The melodic power chords of Mick Jones combined with the soaring vocals of Lou Gramm was simply magical to me.  “Hot Blooded” was definitely one of the first songs that made me fall in love with guitar riffs.  To my young ears, it was really heavy, and I loved it.

Because Foreigner helped to introduce me into the world of rock n’ roll, they have always been a personal favorite.  As I got older, it would piss me off that they (and other bands that I loved) got tagged with a stupid “corporate rock” label.  Are their songs melodic, pleasing to the ears, and radio-friendly?  Without a doubt!  But wasn’t that the goal for every signed rock act?

The band is still going strong today (albeit with a different lineup)…proof positive that Foreigner is one of rock’s iconic bands.  I defy any rock n’ roll snob who thumbed their nose at bands like this to crank up “Hot Blooded” (along with numerous other Foreigner songs) and not enjoy it.  There’s a reason why this song still resonates all these years later, and it goes far beyond nostalgia.
 

KURT ARFT – HRD Music Scout

QUEEN – “Fat Bottomed Girls” (1978)

Ah, the anthem of all anthems!  Queen professing love for ladies with fuller posteriors.  It’s still a great song that I always turn up a little louder when I hear it to this day.

“Fat Bottomed Girls” was released as a single in October of 1978.  It actually was known as a Double A-side single since it was released along with another single…“Bicycle Race.”  That’s why at the end of the song, you hear Freddie Mercury shout “Get on your bikes and ride!”

“Fat Bottomed Girls” is from Queen’s seventh studio album, Jazz, which was released in November of 1978.  It also appeared on the band’s “Greatest Hits” album released in 1981.

Queen is known for the amazing guitar work of Brian May, incredible harmonizing vocals, and of course, Mercury’s mesmerizing singing voice and theatrics.  He really had fun with this one (written by May about real life experiences).  Back in 1978, when bands like Queen traveled to different places, they experienced different people and cultures.  All had sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll in common.

“Fat Bottomed Girls you make the rocking world go round” was an ode to those ladies with the bigger butts that had no problem showing their affection for the boys in the band.  In all seriousness though, Queen took a lighthearted, fun experience/subject, and turned it into one of their more memorable songs. The great ones always could write about the most simplistic or general topics and make it sound cool and relatable to the everyday person. Queen accomplished that on all fronts with “Fat Bottomed Girls.”

The song is another one of the band’s anthems that you sing at the top of your lungs when you hear it.  It puts a smile on your face, and gives you a little chuckle because it paints a very vivid picture of a beautiful woman with a nice full posterior just wanting some love.
 

JOE WALSH – “Life’s Been Good” (1978)

Man, when you take a look back at the year 1978, you can’t but help realize what an incredible year it was for rock n’ roll music!  Because so many great records came out that year, when this theme was presented to me, it was really hard to narrow it down to just two choices.  Being a fan of guitar players, for my second choice, I picked Joe Walsh’s “Life’s Been Good” from his album But Seriously, Folks… 

For me, Joe Walsh is one of those unsung guitar heroes.  To many he may look, sound, and act funny, but the man can play guitar like nobody’s business.  He is also a damn good songwriter.

“Life’s Been Good” remains Joe Walsh’s biggest solo hit to this day.  One listen to the opening guitar lick and you’ll understand why.  The song hooks you immediately, and doesn’t let go for over eight minutes.  A bluesy, raunchy, nasty riff is complemented by captivating lyrics and a great melody.  This is another song that paints the picture of the life of a rock star.

On “Life’s Been Good,” Walsh references some of his own escapades and experiences with his rock n’ roll buddies.  He makes no apologies for his life of excess and rock n’ roll fun.  And why would he?  The man is living the dream, doing what he loves.

Walsh was always good at incorporating different styles into his music.  It’s one of the things that separates him from a lot of others in rock.  On “Life’s Been Good,” he does a stellar job of blending reggae elements with bluesy rock n’ roll riffs.  This song and album were released while he still with The Eagles.

The man has had quite a career between The James Gang, The Eagles, and his solo career (where he’s released twelve studio albums).  A very unassuming man, Walsh’s passion and love for music has taken him everywhere and allowed him to do everything.  He definitely has lived the rock n’ roll lifestyle and all the excesses that come with it.

I love looking back at songs and artists.  My hope is that it inspires others to go back and not only listen to the featured song, but also to check out the artists’ catalog of music.  It’s a great way to re-discover all the incredible music from an artist and fall in love with it all over again.  Sometimes you find yourself thinking…“Wow, they wrote that?” or “They played that song?”

Music is a time capsule for us all.  It can take you back to any time period and allow you to experience that part of your life over and over again. Or better yet, experience life through the lens of other generations.  Enjoy the experience!
 

SUZANNE BRACKEN – HRD Music Scout

RAINBOW – “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll” (1978)
In a year chock-full of arena rock, 1978 saw the release of Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll, the last Rainbow album with Ronnie James Dio as their lead singer.  The medieval fantasy vibe is in full effect for this album. No one was better at writing these lyrics and setting the tone for what was to come in metal than Dio.

At almost every family gathering, I bring up the fact that my older cousin saw the tour supporting Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll in New York in 1978.  While she loves rock music, and keeps up with metal music on a peripheral level, I don’t know if she truly realizes that she has experienced what many of my music friends would have given their eye teeth to experience…seeing both Dio and Rainbow in their prime.

Dio, hungry and full of swagger, was superb on this album, firmly on his way to becoming the icon and rock legend that he is today.

The title track kicks off with Cozy Powell’s power drumming and Dio’s killer vocals.  While there are other songs on this album that I love even more, I truly appreciate what I refer to as “mantra” songs (like “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll”).  Rainbow was one of the iconic bands of the ‘70s that was most qualified to set forth this proclamation.

The decade to follow would see this statement come to fruition, both with Dio as lead singer of Black Sabbath and in his own solo career.  His untimely death shook us all to the core, and his loss will always be acutely felt, especially when we are reminded of the sage words in the title of this classic track.
 

 
AC/DC – “Sin City” (1978)

AC/DC has suffered several setbacks in recent years, from Phil Rudd’s legal battles to Brian Johnson’s hearing loss, and most crushing of them all, the illness which ultimately led to the loss of Malcolm Young.  However, their place in rock history is undeniable.

Listening to 1978’s Powerage album brings you back to the golden years of the Bon Scott era, before the band skyrocketed to international superstardom on a level that is unthinkable in today’s pop climate.

As great and classic as AC/DC is, if you’re being honest with yourself, how many more times can you possibly hear “Back in Black”, “Highway to Hell” and (especially), ” You Shook Me All Night Long”?  They are played seemingly every hour on the hour on every classic rock radio station in America.

Powerage was released before any of those songs were burned into our collective consciousness.  Song for song, this is still my favorite AC/DC album.  Fortunately, with the ever-expanding presence of satellite radio, you can finally hear gems such as “Riff Raff” and “Up to My Neck in You” getting airplay.  A welcome relief from hearing the same AC/DC songs over and over again.

Powerage only reached #133 at the time of its release in the United States, despite the fact that it is one of their best albums.  Without a doubt, it is their most underrated.  That is precisely the beauty of AC/DC, particularly with their early material.  There are no power ballads, no experimental songs.  I like to say that it’s “all killer, no filler.”

You get exactly what you want to hear from a heavy metal band.  As Ozzy Osbourne (among others) have referred to AC/DC, they are a “meat and potatoes” band.  On the rainy day that I wrote this, I just wanted to keep hitting replay.  I still believe that rock rules, even if the charts don’t currently reflect it.

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week of 2/24/18.  Top 25 albums ranked by multi-metric ranking, including traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).  The chart is compiled by Nielsen Music.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – A Decade Of Destruction
      2. QUEEN – Greatest Hits I, II & III: The Platinum Collection
      3. METALLICA – Metallica
      4. GRETA VAN FLEET – From The Fires
      5. LINKIN PARK – Hybrid Theory
      6. GUNS N’ ROSES – Appetite For Destruction
      7. BON JOVI – Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection
      8. LED ZEPPELIN – Mothership
      9. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      10. AC/DC – Back In Black
      11. NICKELBACK – All The Right Reasons
      12. FOO FIGHTERS – Greatest Hits
      13. DEF LEPPARD – Vault: Greatest Hits 1980-1995
      14. METALLICA – Master Of Puppets
      15. AEROSMITH – Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits
      16. GUNS N’ ROSES – Greatest Hits
      17. JIMI HENDRIX – Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix
      18. LINKIN PARK – Metora
      19. LED ZEPPELIN – Led Zeppelin IV
      20. SKILLET – Unleashed
      21. THREE DAYS GRACE – One-X
      22. GOOD TIGER – We Will All Be Gone
      23. METALLICA – …And Justice For All
      24. METALLICA – Ride The Lightning
      25. SYSTEM OF A DOWN – Toxicity

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 HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 2/17/18

Every Tuesday on HardRockDaddy.com.  The HRD Radio Report digs deeper into the weekly Active Rock charts, providing commentary, reviews, recommendations and predictions.  It also features opinion pieces on chart action and the music business in general. The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 1/20/18. All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:

CHART CHART ARTIST SONG TITLE RADIO
POSITION POSITION SPINS
THIS WEEK LAST WEEK
1 1 PAPA ROACH “Born For Greatness” 1854
2 2 GRETA VAN FLEET “Safari Song” 1785
3 3 POP EVIL “Waking Lions” 1718
4 4 ROYAL BLOOD “I Only Lie When I Love You” 1450
5 5 METALLICA “Spit Out The Bone” 1375
6 7 STONE TEMPLE PILOTS “Meadow” 1262
7 6 10 YEARS “Novacaine” 1256
8 8 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Red Cold River” 1236
9 12 THREE DAYS GRACE “The Mountain” 1069
10 11 STONE SOUR “Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb And So Am I)” 981
11 14 NOTHING MORE “Do You Really Want It?” 902
12 16 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Trouble” 886
13 13 ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Into The Fire” 815
14 17 RISE AGAINST “House On Fire” 739
15 15 IN THIS MOMENT “Roots” 732
16 18 I PREVAIL “Lifelines” 717
17 20 RED SUN RISING “Deathwish” 652
18 19 BUSH “This Is War” 574
19 22 THEORY OF A DEADMAN “Straight Jacket” 470
20 24 BAD WOLVES “Zombie” 444
21 21 THROUGH FIRE “Where You Lie” 393
22 26 FOZZY “Painless” 384
23 28 JONATHAN DAVIS “What It Is” 371
24 23 RED “Still Alive” 349
25 25 AVATAR “The King Wants You” 321
26 40 A PERFECT CIRCLE “The Doomed” 258
27 30 A DAY TO REMEMBER “Same About You” 251
28 35 JUDAS PRIEST “Lightning Strike” 239
29 32 MYLES KENNEDY “Year Of The Tiger” 230
30 33 CHRIS STAPLETON “Midnight Train To Memphis” 204
31 34 OF MICE & MEN “Money” 194
32 29 MOTIONLESS IN WHITE (f. JONATHAN DAVIS) “Necessary Evil” 194
33 27 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Gone Away” 185
34 36 BLACK VEIL BRIDES “The Last One” 172
35 31 A PERFECT CIRCLE “TalkTalk” 150
36 38 DEADSET SOCIETY “Automatic” 148
37 39 DED “Hate Me” 143
38 47 SHAMAHN’S HARVEST “The Devil In Our Wake” 120
39 42 IMAGINE DRAGONS “Whatever It Takes” 111
40 43 ZERO THEOREM “Area” 97
41 41 MESSER “Make This Life” 93
42 55 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Crazy” 83
43 48 DOROTHY “Flawless” 79
44 0 MUSE “Thought Contagion” 73
45 46 KILLERS “Run For Cover” 62
46 53 JIBE “Release” 61
47 51 FEVER 333 “Walking In My Shoes” 58
48 57 MACHINE HEAD “Bastards” 56
49 49 BLACKLITE DISTRICT “Cold As Ice” 55
50 44 CANE HILL “Lord Of Flies” 52

PUBLISHER’S PICK OF THE WEEK (By Adam Waldman)

FACING FIRE – “Filthy Life”

After gaining traction as an independent DIY band, Facing Fire has just released their first EP since being signed to Pavement Records.  These Ohio rockers offer a lot of what you like about bands that are typically featured on Active Rock radio, but it’s their unique approach that makes them most intriguing.

“Filthy Life” has an intense, dirty groove at the outset, but quickly shifts into a more atmospheric meets industrial sound for the verse.  The transition between pulsating rhythms and subtle verses are pulled together with a memorable hook in the melodic chorus.  At times, “Filthy Life” lands right in the sweet spot of Active Rock radio, but the way that Facing Fire cleverly paints outside the lines with interesting nuances throughout the song makes this track stand out in a meaningful way.

The more that you listen to “Filthy Life” and peel back the layers, the more the song grows on you.  Showcasing the kind of cohesiveness that Facing Fire does as a newer band is impressive.  Hopefully, Active Rock radio programmers will recognize what makes this band special, and add this song to their playlists sooner rather than later.

Facing Fire - Filthy Life (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - YouTube

 

PUBLISHER’S PREDICTIONS (By Adam Waldman)

As predicted last week, the three-way battle at the top has come to fruition.  Papa Roach holds on to the top spot this week, but both Greta Van Fleet and Pop Evil are within 130 spins of the leaders.  The only threats to this trio are still trailing by at least 500 spins, so unless something drastic happens (always a possibility), these three bands will be jockeying for the top position for at least the next several weeks.

HRD SPIN CONTROL (by Adam Waldman and Jon Loveless)

Each week, we will share the songs that we think should be added to rotations, alongside the songs that we feel should be dropped from rotations, either because they are a bad fit for the format, or because they have run their course and it’s time for a new single from the artist.

SPIN IT…

FACING FIRE – “Filthy Life”

WAYLAND – “Ghost”

BOBAFLEX – “Lights Out”

HEAVEN & EARTH – “Hard to Kill”

BLACK WATER RISING – “The Payback”

THE LAZYS – “Nothing But Trouble”

ANOTHER LOST YEAR – “Call It Like It Is”

COUNTERFEIT – “You Can’t Rely”

JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT – “Story Of My Life”

DROP IT…

Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”

The Fever 333 – “Walking In My Shoes”

Muse – “Thought Contagion”

Bush – “This Is War”

Chris Stapleton – “Midnight Train To Memphis”

Royal Blood – “I Only Lie When I Love You”

Through Fire – “Where You Lie”

10 Years – “Novacaine”

THE BREAKDOWN (by Jon Loveless)

NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT

Three Days Grace climbs into the Top 10, while Stone Sour backs into the highest tier of the chart as well, up one spot despite a fractional decline in spins…

A decidedly different sound for Theory Of A Deadman reaches the Top 20, joined there by a Bad Wolves cover effort…

Three songs enter the Top 30 this week, including the first single from the Myles Kennedy solo project…

Three songs are also new to the Top 40 this week, including one from Zero Theorem, a song that actually debuted briefly in December before falling off the published chart for more than a month prior to the more substantial rise…

Five new songs make their chart debut this week, led by the latest release by From Ashes To New.
 

THREE UP & THREE DOWN

RISING
A Perfect Circle – “Talk Talk”
Three Days Grace – “The Mountain”
Five Finger Death Punch – “Gone Away”

FALLING
Five Finger Death Punch – “Trouble”
Royal Blood – “I Only Lie When I Love You”
A Perfect Circle – “The Doomed”
 

 TRENDS AND OBSERVATIONS

Entry into the Top 50 this week required an almost shockingly low number of spins, providing further evidence of the ever-tightening playlists in the Active Rock format.  Fewer and fewer stations seem willing to take the initiative to break new songs, leaving an awful lot of influence in the hands of the more courageous outlets, a number that has dwindled steadily and might now only be in the single digits.

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That’s all for this week.  Tune in to HardRockDaddy.com every Tuesday for the HRD Radio Report. \m/

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MUSIC DISCOVERY MONDAY – 2/19/18

Music Discovery Monday shines a light on artists that are not getting the radio attention that they deserve, while also showcasing new singles by established bands that are likely to get airplay in the future.

In addition to appearing on the embedded YouTube playlist below, all songs featured on Music Discovery Monday can be listened to individually by clicking on the hyper-linked song titles above each review.


 

ADAM WALDMAN – (Publisher/Editor, Hard Rock Daddy)

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION – “Wanderlust”

You don’t often see songs over eight minutes long these days because they kind of go against the grain of the short attention span culture that we’re living in today.  While Black Country Communion was formed in 2009, the roots of the members of this supergroup stretch back to a time when epic rock songs had their place in the rock and roll landscape.

Having Glenn Hughes at the helm, you might expect a mystical melody line and haunting vocals on a track like this, but he delivers something unexpected on “Wanderlust.”  There are moments of mystique and upper register power, but for the most part, the vocals are more of the sweet, uplifting, AOR variety.

The underlying music follows suit, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive.  When Joe Bonamassa shreds, he shows that he is undeniably one of the best blues rock guitarists around.  Drummer Jason Bonham is rock solid throughout, and plays in perfect harmony with Hughes’ on bass.  And keyboardist Derek Sherinian demonstrates that his skills go well beyond the complexities that he is known for with Dream Theater.  Though the keyboard parts on “Wanderlust” are pronounced, they are more about adding nuance to the melody than showcasing his virtuosity.

Often times, when songs are this long, you feel a sort of mental exhaustion that requires you to take a break before listening to it again.  Somehow, BCC has masterfully delivered an epic piece that makes you want to hit replay again and again.
 

KLASSIK ‘78 – “World On Fire”

If you’re like most hard rock fans that grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, KISS is undoubtedly one of your greatest influences.  Today’s version of the band is a far cry from what the band once was back in the day (much to the dismay of nostalgic fans who long for the band’s glory days).  What if KISS has continued down the same path that they were on during their heyday instead of veering off in an entirely different direction?  What would their music sound like?  You need not wonder anymore!

Klassik ’78 has turned back the hands of time forty years with their modern-day take on what many of us still wish that KISS sounded like.  No one is going to say that Klassik ’78 is reinventing the wheel.  If anything, they have merely continued rolling the wheel that so many of us loved down the rock and roll highway.  In my eyes, there’s no shame in that game.

However, if you’re going to have a clearly derivative sound of a “klassik” band, you better do a kickass job of it so that you look like a continuation rather than a parody.  Klassik ’78 has done just that with “World On Fire.”  If you didn’t know any better, you’d swear that this was one of the numerous songs from Gene Simmons’ recently revealed vault.  You’d also wonder why the hell KISS never released this gem!

If Greta Van Fleet can become a revered modern day rock act with music that sounds like the continuation of Led Zeppelin’s career, there’s no reason that Klassik ’78 cannot write an unexpected chapter of rock and roll “KISStory” in 2018.
 

KURT ARFT – HRD Music Scout

L.A. GUNS – “Speed”

It took 14 years for Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns to finally get back together to start making music again, but ever since 2016, it’s been full “Speed” ahead for L.A. Guns.  Known for their sleazy, dirty, sexy brand of music, the duo has assembled quite the supporting cast of players from L.A. Guns’ past (in addition to Gun’s other projects) to create a powerful new version of the band.  The current incarnation features Michael Grant (guitar), Johnny Martin (bass), and Shane Fitzgibbons (drums).

The energy from this unit has created a renewed lease on life for L.A. Guns, and the new guitar duo of Guns and Grant has proven to be quite a shot in the arm for the band.  The playing styles of the young and old guard complement each other nicely.

After releasing The Missing Peace in October of 2017, L.A. Guns has been touring pretty consistently in support of the new album.

Listening to “Speed” is like taking a time machine back to the band’s debut, self-titled album.  It has the same energy as tracks like “Show No Mercy,” and “Sex Action.”

Guns is a guitar player that is underrated and underappreciated for what he brings to the table.  Lewis’ voice has never sounded better. Grant is really coming into his own; being paired up with Guns has fast-tracked his rise as a guitar player.  Martin’s energetic bass playing provides a great foundation, and Fitzgibbons has captured the essence of classic L.A. Guns with his drumming and backing vocals.

Having witnessed this lineup in person, I can tell you that L.A. Guns has a new fire in their belly. The energy, the showmanship, the image, and the music are all off the charts.  It’s as if this lineup has been playing together forever.  The reunion of Lewis and Guns is good for both hard rock music and fans of the band.
 

BULLETBOYS – “D-Evil”

Bulletboys are back with a new lineup and new music.  Still leading the charge is frontman/guitarist Marq Torien, who has been at the helm since forming the band in 1987 in Los Angeles.  Having weathered several band member changes, the passage of time, and a changing musical landscape, Torien and company are set to release their latest effort (From Out Of The Skies) on March 23rd.

Bulletboys have not really been on my radar since the release of their debut album, but there is something different, new, and exciting about this upcoming effort, especially their lead single off of the album, “D-Evil.”

Torien known for his flamboyant, raucous stage delivery, does not disappoint with this newest song.  The musicality on this track is influenced by the music of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.  The fun atmosphere and imagery on the video for the song is awesome!  It harkens back to the days of a Vegas show/carnival/swanky dance club.

Phil Varone (Saigon Kick, Skid Row, Red Dragon Cartel) is on the kit in this one (though he is not a member of the full time band).  A cameo by Hellyeah’s Christian Brady, along with a sexy belly dancer with a snake, really complete the show for this video and song.

I’m really digging the music and this fresh direction that the Bulletboys have taken.  Torien has reinvented himself while maintaining his original likeability and presence.  Be on the lookout for this record when it comes out.  I’m predicting that this one will be on the list of my top albums for the year.

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By Ian Liberman

IN MEMORIAM

CRAIG MacGREGOR – FOGHAT

Foghat bassist Craig MacGregor died of cancer on February 9, 2018 at the age of 68.  Foghat’s hit songs include “I Just Want To Make Love To You,” “Slow Ride,” and “Fool For The City.”  When MacGregor discovered that he had brain cancer, he became an activist for patients to have access to all their patient records.

PAT TORPEY – MR. BIG

Founding member and drummer of Mr. Big, Pat Torpey, died from complications relating to Parkinson’s Disease, on February 7, 2018.   Mr. Big was formed in 1988 by bassist Billy Sheehan, who recruited guitarist Paul Gilbert and vocalist Eric Martin (along with Torpey).  The band’s hit songs include:  “To Be With You,” “Alive and Kicking,” and “Just Take My Heart.”  His last work with the band was on 2017’s “Defying Gravity,” which featured the #2 song on Hard Rock Daddy’s Top 100 Hard Rock Songs of 2017 (“1992”).

DAVE HOLLAND – JUDAS PRIEST

Dave Holland (drummer, Judas Priest) died of unknown causes on January 16, 2018 at the age of 69.  His peers recognized him as a prolific drummer who contributed to some of Priest’s best-selling albums.  Holland was found guilty of sexual assault, but claimed to be innocent of the charges up until the day he died.

DOLORES O’RIORDAN – THE CRANBERRIES

Dolores O’Riordan, lead vocalist of The Cranberries, died on January 15, 2018.  She was 46 years old.  The official cause of death is still pending.  O’Riordan joined the already formed band, and proceeded to direct the band on musical path with thought-provoking lyrics and creative harmonies.  This was exemplified in the hit songs like “Dreams” and “Zombie.”

   “FAST” EDDIE CLARKE – MOTORHEAD, FASTWAY

“Fast” Eddie Clarke died on January 10, 2018 at the age of 67 from pneumonia.  Clarke was the last original member of Motörhead.  After his passing, Clarke’s replacement in the band (Phil Campbell) stated…

“It’s such a shock.  He will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock n roller. RIP Eddie” 

MIKIO FUJIOKA – BABYMETAL

Mikio Fujioka, 36, guitarist for the Japanese metal band BabyMetal , died on January 5, 2018 after a severe fall on December 30, 2017.  Fujioka was also distinguished as Ko-Gami  or “the Little God.”  His voyage with BabyMetal, provided an opportunity to open for GNR, MMM, Trick Box, and finally, Metallica who respected the band`s artistic approaches to hard rock and metal.

INTERVIEW WITH JOE COTELA (DED)

This month’s interview is with Ded frontman, Joe Cotela.  These relative newcomers from Tempe, AZ have quickly started rising up the ranks of the Active Rock scene.  From “Anti-Everything” to “Remember The Enemy” and their latest single, “Hate Me,” Ded continues to gain traction on Active Rock radio and SiriusXM’s Octane.

In addition to Cotela, the band features David Ludlow (guitar), Kyle Koelsch (bass), and Matthew Reinhard (drums).  These four-piece unit does an admirable job of weaving a thrash guitar sound with aggressive vocals.

Ded was one of the bands prominently featured on Hard Rock Daddy’s Top 100 Hard Rock Songs 2017.

The following is the interview with Ded frontman, Joe Cotela…

HRD:  Ded is a young band that has climbed the ladder of success quite quickly, having already played with bands like Korn and In this Moment.  Is there a particular band (or bands) that you would like to tour with in the future, and why?

JC:  Well, selfishly, we would all really like to tour with Gojira and Run The Jewels.  I’m not sure if that would ever happen, but that would be nuts.  We have played festivals with almost every band all the way up to Metallica at this point now.  We have not had the chance to play with Deftones or Slipknot yet.  That would be rad.

HRD:  Is the song “Anti-Everything” a negative response to specific social or political values? Can you tell me what inspired this tune?

JC:  It is and it isn’t.  I would say it’s more social than political.  I don’t pay attention to politics or the news that much, honestly.  I don’t think it really informs me or tells me much about my life.  I don’t trust any of it.  I trust in my energy and my soul, I can definitely tell you that.  I was never interested in labeling things or being labeled myself.  I hate putting unique things inside of boxes; it cheapens them.  I don’t want to be a part of any group and have any affiliates speak on my behalf.  I am my own group.  It’s made up of who I am and where I’ve been in my life.  I want to be into whatever innately feels correct to me.

HRD: What musical influences or artists have contributed to your signature sound?

JC:  What I think makes our sound is a combination of three things that I feel like I just realized this a week or so ago.  We all come from playing in diverse bands over the time of being musicians, the most impactful being the metal, screamo & hardcore bands like Every Time I Die, Thrice, Emmure, Lamb of God, Glassjaw, etc. from the 00’s based on our ages.  Growing up in the ‘90s, bands like Korn, Pantera, Deftones, Marilyn Manson, and Rage Against the Machine.  We are also big fans of pop music, great songwriting and great hooks i.e. Michael Jackson, John Mayer, Third Eye Blind, and Justin Timberlake.  I think we are a full culmination of these influences.  We bring the honest underground elements of metal and core music to the Nü/Alt Metal genre, and then naturally press ourselves to have huge pop hooks intertwined.

HRD:  A lot of hard rock and metal bands find that they are ignored by traditional music award shows. Examples include the Grammys, American Music Awards and even the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Rock music album sales almost triple pop music, while the subgenre metal is double the sales in pop music.  How does the band feel about the lack of respect towards hard rock and metal in the music award system?

JC:  We weren’t there back in the day when metal and hard rock ruled the world; we were just barely growing up in it.  It would’ve been fucking rad to be there.  If they don’t want to give the heavy community the recognition it deserves, that’s all good.  When our genre becomes popular and trendy again (like it always does) they’ll have to deal with us, then and we will treat them accordingly.

SUGGESTIONS…

I’m interested in hearing any topics that you’d like to see covered, or bands that you’d like to see interviewed.  Feel free to e-mail me at ianlib@rogers.com with suggestions.

INFERNO OF ROCK

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 2/17/18

This week’s playlist can be found below.  In addition to the current playlist, you can find archives of the Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown on Hard Rock Daddy Network.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED – Top 100 Hard Rock Songs Of 2017

#15 – “Crazy” – FROM ASHES TO NEW

#14 – “What It Is” – JONATHAN DAVIS

#13 –  “The Mountain” – THREE DAYS GRACE

#12 –  “Deathwish” – RED SUN RISING

#11 –  “Money” – OF MICE & MEN

#10 –  “Do You Really Want It?” – NOTHING MORE

# 9 –   “Lifelines” – I PREVAIL

# 8 –   “Into The Fire” – ASKING ALEXANDRIA

# 7 –   “Born For Greatness” – PAPA ROACH

# 6 –   “Red Cold River” – BREAKING BENJAMIN

# 5 –   “Roots” – IN THIS MOMENT

# 4 –   “Zombie” – BAD WOLVES

# 3 –   “Gone Away”- FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 2 –   “Fade In / Fade Out” – NOTHING MORE

# 1 –    “Waking Lions” – POP EVIL

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 Hard Rock Music Time Machine – 2/15/18

Each Thursday, Hard Rock Music Time Machine takes a journey back in time to feature a variety of songs that date back as far as the ’70s.

In addition to appearing on the embedded YouTube playlist below, all songs featured on Hard Rock Music Time Machine can be listened to individually by clicking on the hyper-linked song titles above each review.


 

ADAM WALDMAN – (Publisher, Hard Rock Daddy)

APRIL WINE – “Sign Of The Gypsy Queen” (1981)

The songs for Hard Rock Music Time Machine are usually chosen at least two or three weeks before publishing.  It just so happens that recent events have once again triggered my Canadian wanderlust on the day that I’m featuring an underrated band from north of the border.  Serendipity?  A “sign of the gypsy queen” perhaps?

In America, you may think that April Wine was a band that had a couple of hits back in the day, but they actually enjoyed quite a lengthy career.  The band released their first album in 1971, and their 16th album back in 2006.  The release of their 9th studio album – The Nature of the Beast – just happened to be in the same year that MTV began.  It is surely no coincidence that this was their first album to go platinum internationally.

MTV had both “Just Between You And Me” (a soulful, bluesy power ballad) and “Sign Of The Gypsy Queen” in regular rotation.  For many years, I thought that the latter was an original, but in doing research for this feature, I learned that it is actually a cover of song by Lorence Hud (a Canadian singer/songwriter who originally released it in 1973).

In my opinion, the April Wine interpretation is far superior to the original.  From the intensity of the driving rhythm to the beautiful vocal harmonies, “Sign Of The Gypsy Queen” is a song that stands out from other MTV songs from that same time period.  Not only is the sound unique, but it also doesn’t feel dated at all.  The song came out in the ‘80s, but it really has the timeless blues rock sensibilities of the ‘70s.
 

JONATHAN TYLER AND THE NORTHERN LIGHTS – “Gypsy Woman” (2010)

In 2010, my family and I had briefly relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.  Why is that relevant?  Because that is where I discovered the funky, soulful “Gypsy Woman” on a local radio station while driving in the car.  I can still remember where I was when the song came on the radio.  I immediately drove to the store to buy the album after hearing this song once.

Jonathan Tyler – of the band that carries his name – is from Dallas.  I honestly have no idea if this song got airplay outside of the DFW metro, but it certainly deserved it.  The band only ended up making three studio albums, but they had a sound that led you to believe that the sky was the limit.

“Gypsy Woman” has the soulful vibe of Lenny Kravitz’s more rocking songs, the straightforward, riff-driven approach of classic AC/DC, and the bluesy mystique of Led Zeppelin.  With the current trend of Zep-influenced bands getting airplay these days, I can help but wonder if this song was just ahead of its time.
 

KURT ARFT – HRD Music Scout

OZZY OSBOURNE – “Crazy Babies” (1988)

In 1988, I was fresh out of high school and starting my stint at the local community college to begin my journey to become an elementary school teacher.  That was until I rediscovered my love for the guitar and began a different journey.

I had it all planned out…take guitar lessons, grow my hair long, get tattoos, join a band, and become a rock star!  Just like that. I mean, we’re talking 1988 here folks…the height of the ‘80s rock revolution.  Rock music was everywhere…the radio, MTV, in the local arenas and venues. There was nothing getting in the way of making this happen.  And the chicks LOVED it! Another perk to becoming a rock star, but I digress.

My guitar teacher and I hung out together outside of my lessons.  One day, we walked into a record store (when there were record stores) and I saw this guitar magazine…Guitar for the Practicing Musician.

On the cover, I saw a guy with long blonde hair, a leather jacket, no shirt, a pair of leather bell bottom pants, and strapped to his shoulder, a Les Paul guitar with a bullseye.  That was my introduction to Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne’s newest guitar player at the time.

No Rest For the Wicked was released in September of 1988.  This was my introduction to the world of this new guitar hot shot.  The album features “Miracle Man,” “Breaking All The Rules,” and my pick this week, “Crazy Babies.”  When I first heard it I was blown away!

The guitar tone of the opening/main riff of the song is sick, and the sudden starting and stopping of the riff is mesmerizing.  If you play it loud enough, you can actually feel it in your chest every time that it kicks in.

I had known about Ozzy Osbourne and heard the stories, but this was the first Ozzy album that I ever owned.  As you can tell, I was a late bloomer to this rock n roll/metal music thing.  My parents were really strict about what I listened to as a kid.

When I saw the video for “Crazy Babies” on MTV, it sealed the deal for me.  I could not get enough of the song (or the album for that matter).  As I watched Wylde’s hair flipping and guitar playing, I knew I was witnessing something special, and that he would be around for a long time because of the aura about him.

The band’s lineup was rounded out by the rhythm section of bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Randy Castillo (RIP).  Bob Daisley recorded all the bass tracks in the studio, but Geezer ended up being Ozzy’s bass player for live shows.

To this day No Rest For the Wicked is still one of my favorite Ozzy Osbourne albums (and my favorite that Wylde played on).  It has a raw, almost reckless, vibe.

Ever since that day in the record store, I have followed Wylde and his career. Everything with Ozzy, Pride and Glory, BLS, Book of Shadows I and II.  He is definitely one of my favorite guitar players.

As for my journey to rock stardom?  Well, I did everything I said at the beginning of this piece EXCEPT become a rock star.  After a couple of years, I switched from guitar to bass because, back then, there were guitar players everywhere and no bass players. The band my buddy and I were trying to form needed a bass player. Best decision I ever made. Still doing it and still loving it!
 

SAIGON KICK – “What You Say” (1991)

I was introduced to Saigon Kick by one of my friends (and former band mate) shortly after their debut self-titled release came out in 1991.  “What You Say” was the first song that I heard; it immediately hooked me on their sound.  Their vocals (both lead and harmonies) were fresh, and stood out as something different for the musical landscape at the time.

The whole “hair metal” movement was still riding high, but Saigon Kick didn’t fit into the category in my eyes.  Yes, they had long hair, but there was so much more to their music.

For one, the lead vocals of Matt Kramer had some depth and emotion to them.  In his delivery of the lyrics, you could feel his pleasure and pain. Then there’s the harmony vocals and guitars of Jason Bieler, which completely blew my mind.  Kramer’s and Bieler’s voices together was something to magical to behold.  It was as if they had been singing together since they were kids because they were so locked in.

Tom Defile’s bass playing was very refreshing and not at all typical of that era.  Phil Varone was (and still is) a very solid drummer, the engine that drove the music if you will.

The band’s debut album was produced by Michael Wagener, who was the “it” guy back then.  If you had him on one of your records, you were rock royalty.  Wagener has worked with some of your favorite artists (Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Metallica, Megadeth, Alice Cooper, etc.).

My first time seeing Saigon Kick live was in Chicago playing (from what I was told) at their first show after getting signed (opening for Ratt).  The crowd didn’t really know what to make of them, as nobody really knew who they were at the time.  The response to them was, in my opinion, fairly lackluster. That changed as time went on, and the release of their second album, The Lizard, which featured the radio hits “Love Is On The Way” and “All I Want.”

Saigon Kick is another band that I still listen to today, while also having fond memories of their beginnings.  They’re still getting together and doing some shows around the country, albeit without all of the original members.
 

SUZANNE BRACKEN – HRD Music Scout

RUSH – “A Passage To Bangkok” (1976)

My first memory of hearing “A Passage To Bangkok” was in the fall of 1977 when I discovered the 2112 album.  Geddy Lee’s voice was unlike any that I had ever heard before.  The opening riff combined with the exotic lyrics drew me in, and made me a Rush fan for life.

2112, along with many others, was in constant rotation in my friend’s basement, which was pure ‘70s teenage America in both visual and audio ambience.  My friends and I have compiled an entire playlist from the records that take us back to that basement.  We refer to these albums quite often when discussing that time in our lives.  It was decades before social media, and music was our constant companion. It was what bonded us then, and still does to this day.

Neil Peart’s lyrics are intricate works of poetry, Geddy’s vocals (whether you love them or not) have become iconic, and Alex Lifeson is one of the greatest guitarists of my generation (or any other for that matter).  Lifeson recently confirmed Rush’s retirement from touring.  As sad as this is, they have given us so much in the past 40 plus years that it would be kind of selfish to even ask for more.

I will always be thankful to have seen Rush at Madison Square Garden on the Time Machine Tour in April of 2011, which was to be on one of their last big tours.  Everything about it was perfection.  They held nothing back, from the stellar set list with songs from every point in their career, to their individual and collective performances of the songs that we all have cherished for so many years.  It was one of my favorite shows and I will always be one of their most grateful fans.
 

FOO FIGHTERS – “Arlandria” (2011)

“Arlandria” is my favorite from Wasting Light, a solid overall album.  The best thing about the album is that it actually made so many of my friends (and me) excited about an album again.  In a digital world full of cherry-picked singles, it was one of the albums in most recent memory that was enjoyed as whole.  Most importantly, each song mattered.  I think that most of us miss the days when albums were infinitely more important than just the songs that got radio play.

Wasting Light is the first album that my youngest daughter knew in its entirety…every song, every lyric, and even the stories behind each.  She has read everything that she could get her hands on about the band.  Although I have exposed my kids to all of my music since birth, this album took it to another level because my daughter viewed this as her music and not mine. The fact that we equally shared the love of a band and an album was priceless to me (it’s something that every music loving parent eagerly awaits).

I saw the Foo Fighters on the Wasting Light tour in New Jersey in September of 2011 with my friends.  We miraculously worked our way up to the front row (no easy feat with general admission seating).  After that experience and seeing them live, playing our favorite album, I knew that I had to take my daughter to see them.  I got tickets and took her to the November 2011 show at Madison Square Garden.

Although we were not in the front row this time, it was just as great, and even more meaningful as I was sharing this moment in time with my daughter.  We had previously been to many shows together, seeing both my bands as well as countless boy bands (because that’s what we do for our kids). However, this was our first true rock experience together…our band, our album and now, our show. It was truly the best.

Neither of us know why this song is both of our favorites from Wasting Light.   It doesn’t really matter anyway.  The fact that it is a rock song that moves both of us is quite enough for me. In the end, rock is to be felt and not explained.

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week of 2/17/18.  Top 25 albums ranked by multi-metric ranking, including traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).  The chart is compiled by Nielsen Music.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – A Decade Of Destruction
      2. QUEEN – Greatest Hits I, II & III: The Platinum Collection
      3. METALLICA – Metallica
      4. GUNS N’ ROSES – Greatest Hits
      5. GRETA VAN FLEET – From The Fires
      6. LINKIN PARK – Hybrid Theory
      7. BON JOVI – Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection
      8. AC/DC – Back In Black
      9. DEF LEPPARD – Vault: Greatest Hits 1980-1995
      10. FOO FIGHTERS – Greatest Hits
      11. LED ZEPPELIN – Mothership
      12. NICKELBACK – All The Right Reasons
      13. AEROSMITH – Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits
      14. JIMI HENDRIX – Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix
      15. LINKIN PARK – Metora
      16. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      17. SKILLET – Unleashed
      18. LED ZEPPELIN – Led Zeppelin IV
      19. THREE DAYS GRACE – One-X
      20. METALLICA – Ride The Lightning
      21. METALLICA – Master Of Puppets
      22. SYSTEM OF A DOWN – Toxicity
      23. 3 DOORS DOWN – The Greatest Hits
      24. PEARL JAM – Ten
      25. PAPA ROACH – Crooked Teeth

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 2/10/18

This week’s playlist can be found below.  In addition to the current playlist, you can find archives of the Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown on Hard Rock Daddy Network.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED – Top 100 Hard Rock Songs Of 2017

#15 – “Walking In My Shoes” – THE FEVER 333

#14 – “Hate Me” – DED

#13 –  “Money” – OF MICE & MEN

#12 –  “The Mountain” – THREE DAYS GRACE

#11 –  “Deathwish” – RED SUN RISING

#10 –  “Do You Really Want It?” – NOTHING MORE

# 9 –   “Red Cold River” – BREAKING BENJAMIN

# 8 –   “Lifelines” – I PREVAIL

# 7 –   “Roots” – IN THIS MOMENT

# 6 –   “Born For Greatness” – PAPA ROACH

# 5 –   “Into The Fire” – ASKING ALEXANDRIA

# 4 –   “Waking Lions” – POP EVIL

# 3 –   “Fade In / Fade Out”- NOTHING MORE

# 2 –   “Gone Away” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 1 –    “Zombie” – BAD WOLVES

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