Monday March 10, 2014
This week on the show it's a blast from the past with a nod toward tomorrow as we welcome a band back to the show that hasn't released an album in seven years and that album, "Angels and Devils", featured a completely different lineup than is on their new release, "Puppet Strings". What band does such a thing.....wait so long between albums and then resurface with a totally different lineup? Is this unprecedented? The band we're talking about is Fuel, the Harrisburg, PA bred band that stormed the music world in the late '90's and early 2000's with seven Top 20 songs at Rock including the chart topping "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" and two more Top Ten songs. So, how did we/they come to a point where there are two different incarnations of the band? We'll let our upcoming guest, original vocalist Brett Scallions explain his side of things, but this much we know, once upon a time Brett and guitarist Carl Bell (who wrote many of Fuel's songs) were oncetight, butsomehowitturnedtofight, which is how we ended up with two bands called Fuel with completely different lineups. We're not certain if this is a first, but it's certainly unusual.
Visit the current band's site at fuelrocks.com and join us as we check out their new album featuring Scallions in his usual lead vocal slot (remember he once toured as vocalist for The Doors too), Andy Anderson on guitar and Brad Stewart on bass and get the full story about not only the band's somewhat muddled history, but also about their plans for the future, the songwriting on the new album "Puppet Strings", how their tour is progressing and a zillion other things.
We haven't said this in quite some time, join us for Fuel only on the next Rockline!
Wednesday March 12, 2014
Motley Crue has certainly been in the news of late announcing in late January they are commencing what will be billed as their "Final Tour" with at least 72 dates in North America in 2014 and another broad swath of lucky towns overseas for 2015. Hopefully they'll add even more dates before they adhere to a legally binding contract agreeing to a "cessation of touring", which prevents all band members from going on the road under the Crue flag ever again. Guitarist Mick Mars said on March 6, 2014 that the likelihood of another Motley album is, "pretty remote". So, we felt it proper to present a cool Encore with this unique band to help celebrate their past and embrace their future, whatever that may be. The Crue has made so many appearances on Rockline that we had plenty to choose from. We've decided to go with their/our show from April 25, 2005. Why that show? Because that appearance was to promote their then brand new greatest hits album, "Red, White and Crue". Motley.com is their official website.
This was a fun show featuring the best music the band has recorded, the crème de la crème. Where was the band for this show? In Montreal......on the first leg of their reunion tour! Irony? I'll say. All were present except for Tommy Lee and we spotlighted a couple of their bonus cuts, highlighted by their stellar cover of the Stones "Street Fighting Man". In this show Nikki alludes to writing a biography which ended up being called "The Heroin Diaries" and led to the creation of Sixx AM. Mick Mars, even nine years ago, was addressing his health issues and the charity for abused and abandoned children," Running Wild in the Night" got a hearty shout out too. Plus, the voice at the beginning of "Shout At the Devil" was identified as engineer Geoff Workman and it was revealed it was in homage to David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs". There's plenty more too.
This is a fun show with the band's best songs and a great snapshot of where they were a decade ago. Join us for this Special Encore Rockline with Motley Crue!