Finn, who migrated from New Jersey to California when he was fifteen, ultimately ended up settling into San Francisco’s burgeoning punk rock scene before parlaying years of miring in relative obscurity into a successful audition for local hard rock act Jetboy.
For Sarzo, who also played on the 1984’s follow-up album Condition Critical, rejoining his flagship band is critical on many levels. While Sarzo’s reemergence captures the spirit and essence of the band’s foundation, his purpose has never been clearer when he takes the stage: Honor his fallen bandmates and carry on the legacy of Quiet Riot.
Despite his renown as the singer/guitarist of the revolutionary Christian metal band Stryper and as a solo artist, Sweet remains committed to his creative endeavors. This time, however, Sweet will approach his new project – the newly assembled supergroup Iconic – from a different standpoint.
In the minds of many, the 1980s will forever be remembered as a decade characterized by innovation, overindulgence, and transcendent music. While some of the Sunset Strip faithful have since moved on from the days of big hair and excess, preserving the essence of their decade, the 80s hard rock genre has enjoyed a staying power unique to its era.
Although D’Anda recently stepped away from his notoriously volatile flagship band for good, his presence will be forever remembered as the heartbeat of the multi-faceted hard rock act. A revered rock ‘n’ roll showman, D’Anda established himself as the consummate entertainer over the years with his high-octane energy, natural charisma, and sheer joy of performing.
Due to irrefutable neglect and marginalization, it sometimes feels as though the entire rock genre is on life support. As many of the lionized rock ‘n’ roll heroes of decades past prepare for their inevitable farewells before riding off into the sunset, the question arises: Who will carry the torch for the next generation? Fortunately, the genre is poised for a promising future thanks to a number of major breakthrough acts, none more notable than Los Angeles rockers Dirty Honey.
Resist & Bite frontman Nathan Utz is a seasoned veteran who has survived the turbulent rock ‘n’ roll roller coaster for nearly four decades.
We recently caught up with ZZ Top founder and renowned six-stringer, Billy Gibbons. The multi-dimensional Gibbons, who also happens to be ZZ Top’s primary vocalist, sat down to discuss the legendary rock act’s forthcoming Raw album and accompanying Raw Whisky Tour, late bassist Dusty Hill, and more.
Some of the players listed hardly required an introduction, while others may have rekindled awareness to bands and guitarists that time has all but forgotten. Though impassioned discourse is imminent, and welcomed, it’s important to keep one thing in mind – the is no right or wrong submissions. Just endless optionality. Cheers.
“This wasn’t trying to copy Krokus and fill the gap that Krokus leaves behind, it’s actually trying to create stuff that’s coming deep within me, together with good songwriting partners, and going my way into the future because Krokus came to an end.”