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Skid Row and Lzzy Hale ROCK the Stage!

Yessss… I’ve been waiting for this!

Recently it was announced that Skid Row’s lead singer Erik Gronwall was leaving the band. They had tour dates to do, so they need a fill in, so… enter the Rock Goddess Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.

Sounds to good to be true, right?

Nope. She is legit filling in until they get a new lead singer.

Last night was her first show with the band at Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort in Carterville, Illinois, and they brought the huse down.

I’m a huge Lzzy fan, as she is just incredibly talented, and has really paved the way for more badass women in Rock.  I was really excited to see her covering all the Skid Row live, and of course, she didn’t disappoint.

I mean, it’s Lzzy Hale.

Check out her cover of “18 & Life”:


Dammmnnnn…

Oh, and of course, you can’t have a Skid Row concert without the power ballad “I Remember You”:


Yup. Killed it.

That is an incredibly hard song to sing, and that last vocal run is nearly impossible to nail. Sebastian Bach- the OG lead singer of Skid Row- may be a bit of a hot mess, but dude had the pipes.

If there’s anyone who can handle it, it’s definitely Lzzy.

Lzzy will be filling in for a few more dates, and you can find out more at https://loudwire.com/skid-row-setlist-video-lzzy-hale/

Can she just be the permanent replacement?

Please?

Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” Black Sabbath Style

Have you ever wondered what Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” would sound like if it were performed by Black Sabbath?

Yeah, me neither.

But now you will know what that would sound like, thanks to Moonic Productions:

Ok, I actually love that.

Like, if I were still in a cover band, I would want to perform it this way.

Check out more fun stuff from Moonic Productions on their YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@moonicproductions

In other Dolly news, she will be releasing her own line of wine, and I fully support this.

Read more here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-13360351/dolly-parton-wine-range-alcoholic-drinks.html

Motley Crue “Dogs of War”

Motley Crue is moving on from Mick Mars with their first recording with new guitarist John 5 with their new release “Dogs of War”.

Now, I love me some Motley Crue. Especially the “Theater of Pain” and “Dr. Feelgood”  eras.

And I was kind of excited when I heard the opening guitar riff, thinking, “Oh, heck, this could be good”.  And then there was kind of a letdown aferwards.

I mean, it’s not horrble. But Vince Neil’s vocals are super distorted (probably because his singing isn’t up to par, and hasn’t been for years), and it reminds me of bands that were trying to hard to be “hard” in the late 90’s/early 2000’s.

At least, that’s the vibe I caught from it.

That being said, kudos to them for keeping the Crue Train rolling, and I’m looking forward to more new music from them. They just signed with Big Machine, so I have a feeling some good stuff could come from that.

Get more info, tour dates, and more at http://motley.com

 

 

Jelly Roll Debuts New Song at Grand Ole Opry

Jelly Roll is EVERYWHERE these days. On your radio, on your tv, and he’s basically taking over with his Country/Rock vibe and big (no pun intended) personality and amazing backstory.

He’s one of the few artists that gets regular airplay on Country, Rock, Top 40, and Adult Contemporary radio.

That in itself is a huge deal.

Well, last night, at The Grand Ole Opry, he debuted a new, unreleased song to see how it went over, and I have a feeling it’ll be on his next project.

Check out “Liar” below:

According to the fans’ reaction, it definitely has big hit potential.

Here’s a longer video if you want to full version courtesy of Whiskyriff.com: https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2024/04/16/jelly-roll-debuts-new-unreleased-song-liar-at-the-grand-ole-opry/
Jelly is on a roll (Yes, bad dad joke) and shows no signs of stopping.

Get info and tour dates at http://JellyRoll615.com

“Creep” Goes Country!

Country singer ERNEST released a pretty solid album last Friday called “Nashville, TN”, and it’s got several big collabs on there, including ones with Lainey Wilson, Morgan Wallen, and this interesting cover with HARDY.

They were brave enough to cover the Radiohead Classic “Creep”- check it out below:

Hmmmm… I’m kind of on the fence with this one. I absolutely LOVE the original version, and it’s kind of hard to beat that. But hey, solid effort for sure.

Honestly, my favorite cover of “Creep” will always be Post Modern Jukebox’s version featuring “Amercian Idol” finalist Hailey Reinhart:

Damnnnn… never gets old.

I mean, how sexy is that? Her voice is absoutely out of this world.

What do you think of ERNEST and HARDY’s version?

 

Slash and Chris Stapleton Cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well”

Well, this was a pleasant surprise this morning.

Slash and Chris Stapleton just released a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well” and it’s absolutely killer.

I mean, really, how can you go wrong with Slash and Chris?

Simple. You can’t.

Seriously, how badass is that?

The collab is off of Slash’s new solo project “Orgy of the Damned” which comes out on May 17th.

So, basically, Slash shredding as he does, with dfferent vocalists on each song, like his last solo project.

Sounds pretty damn promising.

Also, Chris Stapleton will be the musical guest on “Saurday Night Live” tomorrow night, with Ryan Gosling as the host.

If they don’t do a version of “I’m Just Ken”, I’ll be sorely disappointed.

Pearl Jam “Running”

Happy Friday!

How about Punk Pearl jam to make it even better?

Pearl Jam just released the 2nd song off of their upcoming album “Dark Matter”, and holy cow, they weren’t kidding when they said they were going for a harder sound on this record.

I am LOVING it!


Again, I was never the biggest Pearl Jam fan in the past. I mean, no disrespect, but I just didn’t vibe with their sound (except for “Better Man”- GREAT song), but I have to say, I am definitely digging their harder sound. Reminds me of their early days as a band. I am so glad they are bringing that sound back, and I can’ wait to hear more.

“Dark Matter” will be released April 19th via MonkeyWrench Records/Republic Records.

 

Scott Stapp Feat. Dorothy “If These Walls Could Talk”

First off, big S/O to one of y fav listeners Ken for alerting me to this song!

Scott Stap- you know, the lead singer of Creed- just put out his solo album “Higher Power” this past Friday, and on it, a gorgeous collab with Dorothy, who is pretty much everything.

The song is called “If These Walls Could Talk”, and Ken is right. It’s damn good:


Oooohhhh… chilllllssss….

I really love Dorothy- she is one total badass, and Scott still sounds great. I know he’s been through some stuff, so it’s good to see him back and seemingly doing well.

Get more info on his solo album, tour dates, etc at http://scottstapp.com and if you’re new to the Dorothy party, here’s all you need: https://dorothyonfire.com/

 

Bon Jovi “Legendary”

As a child of the 80’s and 90’s, naturally I’m a Bon Jovi fan. I mean, how can you NOT be? One of the greatest American Rock bands, and like many of them, they are still going strong.

This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to see not only a new song from the legendary band, but also an album announcement!

The new single “Legendary”, written by Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon, and John Shanks, is basically a reflection of where Jon is in his life at 62.

He recently underwent surgery on his vocal chords, and during the break, he said he had time to re-evaluate his life, and recognize the things that really matter. And the song is a tribute to his wife Dorthea, who has been by his side since the beginning, hence the “Brown Eyed Girl” reference.

I love it! Just an overall happy song, and I am lucky to be able to relate, as I write this with my beautiful two-year old son stealing my phone and throwing it on the kithcen floor after sneezing on it, and my Husky snuggling my feet.

It’s the little things in life that matter.

We so often forget that.

Bon Jovi’s 16th studio album- and their first in four years- “Forever”- comes out on June 7th.

More info at http://bonjovi.com

Metalhead Horse Isn’t a Fan of Country Music

This viral video combines two of my favorite things: Music and Horses!

Autumn Purdy and her horse “Pretty” have been going viral for her horse’s love of Heavy Metal.

This is the best thing I’ve seen all week!

Clearly, Pretty isn’t a Morgan Wallen fan.

Pretty is a rocker, dammit, and don’t you forget it!

My horse is more into Elton John and The Eagles… she’s middle-aged like that.

Check out more videos of Pretty’s rockin’ self on her owener’s Tik Tok here.