Red Voodoo’s ‘Rise Up’ Sees Pandemic Through Teenage Eyes

Influenced by the upbeat, party rock n roll of the 80’s (yet mixed with a refreshing soulful sound), Sacramento’s Red Voodoo are ready to take on the world with their debut single, “Rise Up,” produced by Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon. Comprised of members Dino McCord (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Davin Loiler (guitar), Andrew Edwards (bass), and Nick Pesely (drums), the group is also working on a full-length debut album – also under the guidance of Hannon.

Formed in 2018, Red Voodoo features the lead vocal skills of 17 year old Dino (who is influenced by Sam Cooke, Mark Farner of Grand Funk, and Otis Redding thus bringing a very unusual vocal ability to a band of this age group), the band places a huge emphasis on quality vocals. This is also heard in the harmony backing vocals of Davin and Andrew to enhance the band’s sound. Nick’s drumming however leans more to the progressive influences of Neil Peart, and this brings a colorful melodic tom tom approach to his drumming which is also a rarity in today’s music.

Being fans of 80’s music and local icons Tesla, Dino had heard about Frank’s skills as an engineer and producer of studio recordings from his father. As it turns out Frank had recorded demos for Dino’s father in local bands 30 years ago. Dino and his dad attended a Frank solo concert and Dino sat in to sing the Tesla classic “Getting Better.” The guys then discussed the idea of having Frank coach the band on songwriting and recording a debut single for Red Voodoo. Now the team is working on developing the band even further.

And concerning the composing of their lead-off song, the band explains its creation as “We wrote ‘Rise Up’ to express our confusion and our feelings during this recent pandemic that turned the world upside down. With the Coronavirus Covid 19 affecting everyone in different ways, we wanted to have a message of hope for all human beings and make people feel better. We feel that music should be a positive uplifting experience and we hope this song will help anyone ‘Rise Up’ from feeling down.”

And what about the story behind the band’s name? “We heard the song ‘Red Voodoo’ by Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas. We thought it had a good ring to it for a band name. Even though Sammy may have his own meaning to the term ‘Red Voodoo,’ for us it describes the magic of creating fun rock and roll music and the energy we put into it in during our live show. Red Voodoo prides ourselves in being a high energy live band in concert.”

Prior to the social distancing and lockdown of live concerts due to the COVID-19, Red Voodoo had been performing regularly around the Northern California club scene and building a local following. Turning heads with their unusual talents for their age, nightclubs such as Holy Diver and Ace Of Spades were bringing the band in as direct support for national shows with Uli Jon Roth, Enuff Z’ Nuff, and Faster Pussycat.

Lastly, Red Voodoo has big plans on the horizon. “In our future, we plan to release a full length debut, and we hope to tour in support of that album opening shows for some new current artist such as Dirty Honey, Greta Van Fleet, or even our heroes like Sammy Hagar and the Circle, Motley Crue or Def Leppard. But of course we realize that these are dreams that can only be accomplished by writing great songs, so during this time we are working on our songwriting skills and planning to release an album when its ready.”

Red Voodoo “Rise Up”

Black Star Riders: New Single ‘CANDIDATE FOR HEARTBREAK’ Out Now

Black Star Riders new single ‘CANDIDATE FOR HEARTBREAK’ off of their latest album Another State of Grace is out now via Official Lyric Video.

Another State of Grace is the fourth studio album by hard rock band Black Star Riders, released on September 6, 2019.[1] Black Star Riders evolved from the touring version of Thin Lizzy, assembled by guitarist Scott Gorham after the death of Thin Lizzy’s leader Phil Lynott. The band’s first three albums, All Hell Breaks LooseThe Killer Instinct, and Heavy Fire, were released in 2013, 2015, and 2017 respectively.

It was the first Black Star Riders album to feature new guitarist/songwriter Christian Martucci and drummer Chad Szeliga.

Upon its release, the album reached number one in the UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart.[2]

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House of Lords Drops New Video For “The Both Of Us”

“New World – New Eyes” is House Of Lords’ tenth studio album, following the well received release “Saint of the Lost Souls”. Recorded and produced by the band’s singer and mastermind, James Christian, this collection of songs has an incredible flow of up-tempo and mid-tempo rockers mixed with power ballads, which lean a bit more toward keyboards this time around, but without compromising the band’s trademark sound, which is based around Jimi Bell’s guitar work.

“New World – New Eyes” is already one of the year’s most anticipated melodic rock releases and will not disappoint fans of the band or genre. James Christian’s well crafted and smooth vocals bring the band’s craft to new heights. Guitarist Jimi Bell is on fire and the melodic riffs throughout the album will leave you breathless. Chris Tristram on bass is more solid than ever and BJ Zampa brings a solid and powerful rhythm foundation to House of Lords.

This time, the band has cooperated with none other than Mark Spiro (Giant, Bad English, Cheap Trick etc.) on the songwriting of most of the songs. More collaboration came via Tommy Denander, Chris Pelcer, and Richard Hymas.

House of Lords debuted in 1989 with the release of their self-titled album, a record which is still regarded as one of the best arena rock releases of the 80’s. The colossal sound, the soaring vocals of James Christian and instrumental capabilities of the band (which featured ex-Angel and Giuffria keyboardist, Gregg Giuffria, along with luminaries Lanny Cordola, Chuck Wright and Ken Mary), were reminiscent of such frontrunners as Whitesnake, Deep Purple and Van Halen and immediately brought the band to the attention of the mainstream music media and the masses of ‘80s hard rock fans.

With their sophomore release, “Sahara”, House of Lords had considerable radio and video chart success with their cover of Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home”. After a tour with Nelson in 1991, the group disbanded, eventually coming back together with a new lineup (featuring original members Giuffria and Christian) in 1992 with “Demon’s Down”. With the change in musical climate at the time, House of Lords went into hibernation until the original lineup came back together in 2000, releasing the controversial “Power and the Myth”, an album which featured a sound leaning more towards progressive hard rock with ‘70s rock influences. After a short European tour, singer James Christian decided to go back to the trademark arena rock sound of House Of Lords, putting together a new line-up with the blessing of founding member Gregg Giuffria, who opted out right before the release of “Power and the Myth”. New members Jimi Bell on guitars and B.J. Zampa on drums supplied a true powerhouse sound to the fifth studio album, “World Upside Down”, a record which caused a real stir in the hard rock and melodic rock scenes. That album was followed up by the equally impressive “Come to My Kingdom” in 2008, “Cartesian Dreams” in 2009, “Big Money” in 2011, “Precious Metal” in 2014, and “Saint of the Lost Souls” in 2017.

The band has toured relentlessly in Europe and the States in support of their releases and have now become a true staple of the hard rock scene on both continents. House Of Lords stands for superb hooks and majestic atmospheres that bring back the memories of their stellar debut album, monumental guitar riffs, and a production to die for. All these ingredients you will find in abundance on “New World – New Eyes”!


1. New World New Eyes

2. Change (What’s It Gonna Take)

3. One More

4. Perfectly (You And I)

5. The Both Of Us

6. Chemical Rush

7. We’re All That We Got

8. Better Off Broken

9. $5 Buck Of Gasoline

10. The Chase

11. The Summit

James Christian – Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitars Jimi Bell – Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitars Chris Tristram – Bass Guitar B.J. Zampa – Drums

House of Lords “The Both Of Us” (Official Music Video)

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Family Jewels Hair Metal Mixtape #113 – This is what we came up with during a Sunday drive with my Wife and almost six year old son. I had them yell out songs they like and I threw into a Mixed Bag and came out with a Mixtape! Thanks for listening. But first, some NEWS; ‘The Real Enuff Z’Nuff’ feat. Donnie Vie release single “Strangers In My Head” with Chip Z’Nuff on bass Hear-n-Tell; Video for Enuff Z’Nuff’ feat. Donnie Vie single “Strangers In My Head” This is Hair Metal Mixtape where I bring you a half hour plus of my favorite and hopefully your favorite 80’s Hair Metal, Glam Band, Sleaze Rock and everything that orbits this universe before and after. I hope you are maintaining your physical distance from your friends and loved ones for now and yet also engaging in social connectivity forever. Be kind, rewind. Peace, Love, Hair Metal! Welcome to the Zero DB Podcast Feed. Listen where all podcasts are heard. For more info or to reach out go to or or or write to me at #HairMetal #Mixtape #GlamMetal #GlitterRock #SleazeRock #GlamBands #80s #MelodicRock #classicrock #classicmetal #oldschool #Newwaveofhairmetal #ZerodbPodcast #AOR #ApplePodcasts #Spotify #Cassette #Vinyl #Records #album #MotleyCrüe #KISS #BonJovi #TwistedSister #RATT #EnuffZNuff — Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
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Dirty Shirley, A “New” Band Project Featuring Guitarist George Lynch

Yeah, so I’m late to the party on this one, but this song is epic and the video is even more epic. George Lynch rocking out with his silver fox man bun and double neck guitar posing in front of like an Indian Motorcycle or something similar. You gotta see it!

(edited from Frontiers Music Srl’s YouTube page info) Premiered Nov 1, 2019

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce Dirty Shirley, a new band project featuring guitarist George Lynch (The End Machine, KXM, Lynch Mob, ex-Dokken) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (Animal Drive, Trans-Siberian Orchestra).

The resulting album and band, Dirty Shirley – named after one of the first songs they wrote together – covers a wide spectrum of styles. Classic metal to more “traditional” Lynch Mob oriented sounds and even some hints of the first Badlands album are in the mix. Showcasing a stunning performance from George Lynch – a seemingly bottomless pit of inspired and creative guitar playing – and an absolutely over the top lead vocal performance from Dino, Dirty Shirley is going to be an easy ‘must listen’ for the hard rock and metal crowd. Evanescence drummer, Will Hunt rounds out the line-up.

The band is currently exploring live show opportunities for 2020, so stay tuned for more news on Dirty Shirley!


  • George Lynch: Guitars
  • Dino Jelusick: Vocals, Keyboards
  • Will Hunt: Drums
  • Trevor Roxx: Bass…

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Dirty Shirley (Dino Jelusick + George Lynch) – “Here Comes The King” – Official Music Video

ENUFF Z’NUFF Drops New Song Called ‘Broken Love’

ENUFF Z’NUFF will release its new album, “Brainwashed Generation”, on July 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. It’s their follow-up to 2018’s “Diamond Boy”. The LP also features guest appearances from original frontman and guitarist Donnie Vie (“Strangers In My Head”) as well as Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO) and Daxx Nielsen (CHEAP TRICK).

“Broken Love” is the second single from “Brainwashed Generation”. ENUFF Z’NUFF is now led by bass player and vocalist Chip Z’nuff. See the video below.

Enuff Z’Nuff – “Broken Love” – Official Audio

RATT’s STEPHEN PEARCY Drops New Solo Single!

RATT’s STEPHEN PEARCY has dropped a new solo single called, “All That I want”. Watch the video below!

Pearcy didn’t know whether or not it would be a solo track or a Ratt track. He just decided to put it out now under his name because he feels the song should be heard now, especially in the current state of the world.

Asked if the track will appear on a full-length album at some point in the future, Pearcy said: “No. It’s just a song. That’s all I do is write with Erik Ferentinos, a co-writer friend of mine, been in my band forever, solo band. And it’s all good. We just write and if we feel it fits to be heard, we put it out.”

As for the lyrical inspiration for “All That I Want”Pearcy said: “It’s a relationship song, and it just felt right for the times. Everybody’s locked up, and what’s really important to you? Your partner — somebody close to you, somebody to dig, love.”

Stephen Pearcy “All That I Want”

Hair Metal Mixtape (50)

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Hair Metal Mixtape 50 – 5/11/20

All About the Babes! Hair spray and lipstick for each party. Especially the day after Mother’s Day. Yo, what up? How’s it going? Monday Day 50. I wanted to start with something off of Kiss Destroyer which naturally turned into a set list about Girls, Girls, Girls. Thanks for listening. 

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