The pantheon of rock and metal music has served as a litmus test for a great many rock soldiers who have come and gone. While many remain relegated, the recent groundswell of nostalgia and reverence for the bygone eras of rock music has given some credence to rise again. Todd Poole of Roxy Blue is one of those soldiers.
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.
Koltun’s fierce fretwork and grizzled, throwback vibe have proved a perfect fit for an invigorated Faster Pussycat. In addition to those duties, the Les Paul wielding demon troubadour also ably holds down ax duties for new wave of classic rock icon, Dorothy Martin.
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.
In stepping into the shoes of, and continuing on a legacy of some of heavy metal’s greatest in Randy Rhoads, Carlos Cavazo, and more, guitarist Alex Grossi has taken the reigns as the guitarist for the current iteration of an over forty-years-strong, Quiet Riot.
Recently, we caught up with veteran Frontman, Ron Young of Little Caesar. Among other things, we touch on how Little Caesar is kicking off 2022, the band’s early years and formation, the band’s latest remaster of American Dream, and a whole lot more.
“The band is sounding better than ever, so we can, and will do whatever we want. The best is yet to come.”
“In our little world that success was a major accomplishment, as we went from borderline starvation to actually being able to eat at decent fast food joints. Success in our camp was measured in calories.”
“The YouTube comments and the stuff online never really went away, amazingly. There are still people talking about Shotgun and wanting to hear me play, and all this. So, yeah, it would be fun to give them the opportunity and see what that will do.”