Skillet has cemented their place as one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands. Selling more than 12 million units worldwide, the Wisconsin quartet have received two GRAMMY® Award nominations and won a Billboard Music Award for the platinum-certified ‘Awake.’ Their double-platinum single “Monster” was “the eighth most-streamed rock song of 2015” (and also serves as a staple at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse during Cleveland Monsters’ hockey games); currently has over 105 million plays (and counting) on Spotify, earning the distinction of becoming “the best-selling digital single in the history of Christian Music.” 2013’s ‘Rise’ bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release and received resounding and eclectic acclaim from the likes of USA Today, New York Times, Revolver Loudwire and more. ‘Unleashed,’ which dropped in 2016, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and the first single “Feel Invincible” went to #1 on the Rock Radio chart. The track “Stars” was featured in the motion picture The Shack.
Now, Skillet has returned with the new album, ‘Victorious,’ which dropped on August 2. The album was preceded by two singles, “Legendary” and “You Ain’t Ready.” In an interview with Radio.com, lead singer John Cooper said the album was compromised of fight songs and that he wanted to let others know that “you can be victorious through the trials of life, but life is going to suck sometimes”
Skillet was recently nominated for 3 additional Billboard Music Awards and their songs have been used by the WWE, Marvel, ESPN and the NFL to name a few.
Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 after former Creed members Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips got sick of putting up with Scott Stapp’s shit and formed their own Stappless project, fronted by incomparable vocalist Myles Kennedy. The group release of their gold-selling debut, ‘One Day Remains.’ In 2007, the band released ‘Blackbird,’ the album that elevated the band’s profile worldwide. The epic solo in the title track “Blackbird” was voted “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” by Guitarist Magazine. ‘ABIII’ was released in 2010 and the single “Isolation” gave the band their first #1 single. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical plateau with ‘Fortress.’ It bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies first-week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. The record garnered perfect scores from Total Guitar and KERRANG! as well as acclaim from Billboard, The Guardian, Loudwire, Ultimate Guitar, and many more. In between sold-out tours in Europe and North America, the guys appeared on VH1 and graced the cover of Classic Rock Magazine who labeled Fortress, “The best thing they’ve ever done,” while Eddie Trunk called it, “A top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s ‘The Last Hero’ gave the band their first Top 10 album since their debut.
Alter Bridge’s Cleveland show comes two weeks ahead of the release of their forthcoming LP, ‘Walk The Sky.’ The first single from the album is “Wouldn’t You Rather,” released on June 28, 2019. A second was released, “Pay No Mind”, on July 25, 2019, with 2 further singles, “Take The Crown”, and “In The Deep,” also coming ahead of the album. Recorded in a way never done before, the album was born from complete song ideas created by Kennedy and Tremonti. These songs would then be worked on by the entire band to create the fourteen songs that would make ‘Walk The Sky’ the listening experience it is. This varies from the band’s previous method going back to their sophomore release ‘Blackbird’ where Kennedy and Tremonti would combine individual ideas and riffs alongside producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette to form some of the band’s most revered songs.
Alter Bridge has appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and their music has been used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few.
Guitarist John Notto likes to call the sound of his band, Dirty Honey, “New Fashioned Rock ‘n’ Roll.” You’d be hard-pressed to find a better description. The Los Angeles quartet is indeed a rock ‘n’ roll band, straight up and with no apologies or explanations needed — and a fan base that includes Guns N’ Roses, Slash & the Conspirators, and The Who, all of whom have tapped Dirty Honey to open for them. The five songs on the group’s self-titled, self-released debut EP are filled with everything that’s real rock fans love — meaty melodies, explosive dynamics, grooves as tight as a sealed envelope, vocals that bellow across the ice and snow of Valhalla and guitar riffs that come at you like heavyweight haymakers.
Rest assured that the members of Dirty Honey — frontman Marc LaBelle, Notto, drummer Corey Coverstone and bassist Justin Smolian — were rockers before they came together during 2017. Dirty Honey’s first single, “When I’m Gone” — “More or less about my personal experience and struggle living in L.A.,” LaBelle says — and saw the path ahead of them.
Dirty Honey is both a destination and a beginning for the band. Mostly, however, it’s a the first of what Dirty Honey hopes will be many declarations of rock ‘n’ roll prowess and creative intent, forging a fresh path from familiar conventions.
“We want to be as big as Aerosmith and the Black Keys and AC/DC one day,” LaBelle says. “Additionally, we want the band to grow to a place where Dirty Honey is just its own identity, like all of our predecessors.” Notto concurs, adding that, “we want to be a band that stands out as unique, memorable, and timeless. We want our live shows to be MORE than the record. And we want to push it to the edge every chance we get.”
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