Dig it! Talkin’ with guitarist Mike Orlando about the new Adrenaline Mob CD ‘Men Of Honor’

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We are honored to once again speak with Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando! We get the rundown on the new Men Of Honor release, and the addition of A. J. Pero to the Mob. The Mob is BACK!

 

it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ADRENALINE MOB!

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LET IT RAWK, AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE TO THE SUNSET STRIP GLORY DAYS PRODUCED BY STACEY BLADES, DEBUTS IN LAS VEGAS JANUARY 2014

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The Vegas strip had nothing on the Sunset Strip when it came to rock ‘n’ roll, and a new multi-media show is bringing that experience to the stage in a special sneak preview.  LET IT RAWK will debut in the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 18 at 9pm PST.

 

LET IT RAWK is a loud, colorful, energetic and interactive experience of the hair metal era on LA’s Sunset Strip.  The showroom and stage will be infused with the sights and energy of a legendary rock club.  Performed by guys who were there, shaping the scene, the show’s playlist includes the greatest hits from the ‘80s and early ‘90s.  From Warrant to Motley Crue the best anthems will be performed in all the glory of the day.  And hits from the LET IT RAWK band’s careers are highlights.

 

The LET IT RAWK band is the real deal.  It’s fronted by Black “N Blue and ex-Warrant vocalist Jaime St. James. Guitarist Oz Fox is in the platinum-selling Christian glam rock band, Stryper. Dokken’s Sean McNabb has played bass for other Kings of The Sunset Strip including Great White and Quiet Riot. Drummer Brent Fitz from Slash And The Conspirators will be slamming the skins. Brent has also played for Vince Neil and Alice Cooper. The band will also feature floating members, such as Eddie Ojeda from Twisted Sister and Bullet Boys original drummer Jimmy D’Anda.  The anchor of the band is LET IT RAWK’s creator and producer, Stacey Blades.

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Stacey’s ten years with L.A. Guns cemented him as a must-watch guitar player, and his final record with the band, HOLLYWOOD FOREVER, earned him critical acclaim for his exceptional fretwork.  He left the band last year to pursue his other projects, including LET IT RAWK.  “I have been diligently working on this project since last March, and am super stoked to be sharing the stage with such awesome guys and talented musicians. The show will be playing a few times a month here in Vegas and then be doing casino shows nationally, LET IT RAWK! See you out there!”

LET IT RAWK debuts in the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station and Casino, 4949 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, on Saturday, January 18 at 9pm PST.  General admission tickets are $21.  VIP meet-and-greet upgrades will be available soon.  Tickets are available athttp://www.ticketmaster.com/event/17004B798ED17265.

it’s loud, it’s sleazy, it’s RAWK N’ ROLL!!!

the Hellion

ROCK ANTHEMS! WHERE ARE THE NEW ONES?

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Who remembers the Rock anthems of the past? The songs that made your heart pound, sing at the top of your lungs, and pound your fist to the sky? The songs of legend, the songs that were sent down from the Gods? I’m gonna   look at a few of those anthems. And ponder…where are the NEW anthems?

 

“We Will Rock You” – Queen

This song is so strong that I believe it will never fade into obscurity. Used at sporting events and the like it is a true rock anthem. I cherish this song and always have.

 

“Rock and Roll All Nite” – KISS

Some say this is the worldwide Rock N’ Roll anthem. I know it is said that Kiss wrote this exactly to be that. Another classic that will live forever.

 

“Denim And Leather” – Saxon

This perhaps is my favorite of all of the Rock anthems I present here. I lived it and it has a special place in my soul.

 

“Breaking The Law” – Judas Priest

This is another anthem that was part of my youth. I can identify with this on so many levels.

 

“Highway To Hell” – AC/DC

I will always love this song, even though it was the song I was listening to right before a horrible auto accident. Those first notes…..

 

“Born In The USA” – Bruce Springsteen

Originally written in the protest song format it was reworked into the anthem that EVERYONE knows. Not particularly fond of it but it was iconic enough to be included.

 

“We’re An American Band” – Grand Funk Railroad

What can I say does it get anymore anthemic than this? Just one of the songs that gets in and sticks with you.

 

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” – Twisted Sister

Everyone from the MTV (when they played music videos) remembers this video. A true fist pumping anthem.

 

“Youth Gone Wild” – Skid Row

One of the newer Rock anthems that is worthy of mention. Skid Row came on the scene like gangbusters and this is the song that did it.

 

“Nothing But A Good Time” – Poison

Ahhh the 80’s this was a good time. Poison was a true party and live like there;s no tomorrow band. Thanks for that.

 

So, there’s a few anthems for ya. Anyone have any others to talk about? Let’s make this post a truly interactive one, tell me your thoughts!

the Hellion