Mike Tramp (White Lion) to release solo record, COBBLESTONE STREET, 5/07‏/13


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Los Angeles, CA…On May 7, Deadline Music (a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records) will release COBBLESTONE STREET, the latest solo record from White Lion vocalist Mike Tramp.  COBBLESTONE STREET offers a unexpectedly softer side of the rock front man, with ten acoustic-leaning tracks.  “This is the album I’ve dreamed about making for the last thirty years,” said Mike.


COBBLESTONE STREET is a folky, melodic “movie” of Mike’s life, starting with the title track, a nostalgic ode to his childhood hometown. The single, “New Day” is jangly and joyful with a sing-a-long chorus.  Songs like “Caught In The Storm” and “Ain’t The Life I Asked For” reflect the impeccable storytelling and delicate guitar work of Mike’s influences Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Bruce Springsteen.  The album closes with a special new acoustic version of White Lion’s hit, “When The Children Cry.”


The album was recorded at Medley Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark with co-producer/engineer and multi-instrumentalist Soren Andersen.  “It was a wonderful feeling, sitting there on the couch listening to the songs that were rough and naked, but at the same time so complete,” recalls Mike.


In 1983, Mike Tramp founded the rock band White Lion in New York.  The band’s second album, PRIDE, when double-platinum with the hits “Wait” and “When The Children Cry,” and the band toured worldwide.  After White Lion broke up, Mike formed a much harder outfit, Freak of Nature.  FoN released three albums, and toured with Dio.  He has recorded solo rock records, but the COBBLESTONE STREET acoustic record and tour is a new journey.



  1. Cobblestone Street
  2. Caught In The Storm
  3. New Day
  4. Ain’t The Life I Asked For
  5. Revolution
  6. We’ll Be Alright
  7. Angel Or Devil
  8. Find it In Your Heart
  9. What Are You Gonna Do?
  10. Once


  1.  When The Children Cry (2013 Acoustic Version)






Mike Tramp has announced summer U.S. tour dates as well:

7/11              The Rock Junction                       West Greenwich, RI

7/12              Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom    Hampton Beach – NH w/ STRYPER

7/13              BB Kings’s                                 New York, NY w/ STRYPER

7/14              Just Jake’s                                 Montclaire, NJ

7/16             Monirae’s                                  Pennellville, NY

7/17              Dead Horse Cantina                     McKees Rocks PA

7/18              Dingbatz                                    Clifton, NJ

7/19              House Of Rock                           White Marsh, MD

7/20             JB Mcguiness                              New Castle, DE

7/22               Bethel Road Pub                         Columbus, OH

7/23              TBA                                          Pennsylvania

7/24              Brahn’s Concert Cove                  Akron, NY

7/25              Club Diesel                                 Detroit MI

7/26             Slim N’ Chubbys                         Strongsville, OH

7/27             The Whammy Bar                       West Allis WI

7/28              The Firehouse                            Richmond IN

7/29             Penny Road Pub                          Barrington, IL

7/30             JJ Maloney’s                               Kaukauna, Wisconsin

8/1                Aftershock                                 Kansas City, KS

8/2                The Paramount                           Salina, KS

8/3                The Raz                                    Hutchinson, KS

8/4                Jammin’ Joes                             Arvada, CO

8/8                Diamondz                                  Jerome, ID w/ TRIXTER

8/14              Whisky A Go Go                          Hollywood, CA w/ STRYPER (unplugged)

8/15              The Coach House                       San Juan Capistrano, CA w/STRYPER


8/16              Sunset Station Casino                  Las Vegas, NV w/ STRYPER ( unplugged)


COBBLESTONE STREET will be in stores and online retailers for MSRP of $14.98.





DETHKLOK, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DANGEROUS TOYS Members Comment on the Late MELDRUM Guitarist Michelle Meldrum‏


DETHKLOK, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DANGEROUS TOYS Members Comment on the Late MELDRUM Guitarist Michelle Meldrum
MELDRUM are pleased to announce that their long awaited third album ''LIFER'' is officially out now via REVERSED RECORDS. ''LIFER'' was released as a proud tribute to the late MELDRUM founding guitarist MICHELLE MELDRUM. MICHELLE tirelessly spent her career touring the world and sharing the stage with the likes of MOTORHEAD, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, SEPULTURA, DANZIG and NASHVILLE PUSSY to name a few. During that time MICHELLE left a everlasting impact on the guitar world. To mark the release some of MICHELE's closest friends GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok) JOHN DESERVIO (BLS, Cycle of Pain), JAMES LOMENZO (BLS, Megadeth, White Lion) and JASON MCMASTER (Dangerous Toys, Watch Tower, Broken Teeth) have commented on their fallen friend. ''LIFER'' is available now on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lifer/id579206627),CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/meldrum14) and at http://www.reversedrecords.com/estore.

DETHKLOK’s Gene Hoglan states, “It was and still is an honor to know Michelle and it is indeed with great pride that we release "LIFER". I know she's watching over us and smiling along with us at this wonderful day. I know I'm a better person for knowing Michelle, and I know she feels all of our love for her, as we feel hers for us. Through tragedy may we find joy, and through "LIFER" and all her other works, may Michelle find immortality. She'll always be immortal to us. Remember, this is meant to be cranked up.”

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s James LoMenzo adds, “Michelle had the amazing ability to conjure almost any guitar style, from her earlier "Steve Vai" styled dexterity to the out and out muscular style that she later carried through with her own band Meldrum. A fine guitarist in the 80's/90's virtuoso tradition and one of the finest people you could ever come to know.”

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s John Deservio states, “First off I want to say how much I miss Michelle. She was a beautiful person inside and out and I am blessed to have known her. I miss you and love you Mich, R.I.P. baby.”

DANGEROUS TOYS/WATCHTOWER/BROKEN TEETH’s Jason McMaster adds, “Proud to call her a friend. Michelle Meldrum was and will always be one of my favorite and most inspiring guitarists and real people I've ever known. The world misses her.”

Listen to ''Blackened Blue'' now at: http://soundcloud.com/meldrummusic/02-blackened-blue

Listen to ''A Toast To Romance'' now at: http://soundcloud.com/meldrummusic/a-toast-to-romance

Listen to ''Paid'' now at: http://soundcloud.com/meldrummusic/03-paid

Multinational hard rock/metal band MELDRUM recently announce November 20, 2012 as the release date for their long awaited third album ”LIFER”. Founder and late ex-PHANTOM BLUE guitarist MICHELLE MELDRUM passed away at the age of 39 in May 2008. “LIFER” stands as a proud tribute to MICHELLE and her lifetime commitment to creating and performing music. In honor of their fallen bandmate remaining members drummer GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok), guitarist/bassist LAURA CHRISTINE (Warface) and vocalist MICHELE MADDEN (Tourette’s, Saint Cecilia) entered the studio in with Producer/Engineer/Manager ROB SHALLCROSS (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) to lay tracks for what would become ”LIFER”.

”LIFER” will be released via REVERSED RECORDS and was produced by Producer/Engineer/Manager ROB SHALLCROSS (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) and Gene Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok). MELDRUM have released three singles from ”LIFER”, ”A TOAST TO ROMANCE”, BLACKENED BLUE and ”PAID” are all available now via iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/meldrum/id255422158).

Gene Hoglan comments on ”LIFER”, “Let me say this: Never have I obsessed over the recording of any album I’ve been involved in as I have with MELDRUM‘s latest. The tragic circumstances that took Michelle from us also provided us with a raser-sharp focus to record the most amazing album we could. Michele Madden, Laura Christine, and hell, even Rob Shallcross, our engineer, put forth performances of a lifetime, with each member’s full love and respect going into every nuance of every song. Not only to honor Michelle, but to also lay down some bad-ass music, which was ultimately what she stood for what MELDRUM stands for. I think the songs speak for themselves, and I, for one, have never been prouder to be a part of a family, let alone a project such as this. Metal with balls. Crank it up, indeed.”

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