November 2, 2017, and Real Rock And Roll have your fresh rock tracks.
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Tracks by Sons Of Apollo, The Jackobins, and Mark Lanegan!!!!
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SONS OF APOLLO – Coming Home
Sons of Apollo might be a new band, but the guys in the band are certainly no neophytes. The members are Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Billy Sheehan, and Jeff Scott Soto. You can read more about how the band came together on the band’s Facebook page:
….former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force)—have just released the video for “Coming Home” from their highly anticipated debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY.
The band incorporates the progressive style and individual technical prowess that Portnoy & Sherinian shared together in Dream Theater combined with the swagger and groove of Van Halen, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin.
‘Coming Home’ is taken from the band’s debut release ‘Psychotic Symphony’, set for release in October. I really love this kick-ass tune from the band and will be checking out the album when it is released.
THE JACKOBINS – Outside
by Maria Savva
Today’s track of the day is “Outside”, a glorious pop-rock anthem from The Jackobins. It’s the kind of song that has lyrics many will relate to, and the music is dancey, melodic, and addictive. It has an uplifting vibe, despite the quite poignant sentiment in the lyrics.
This band have been attracting a lot of attention from national music media and radio stations across the UK, including the BBC. They played quite a few festivals this year and toured with The Wholls in September. The Jackobins still have quite a few tour dates lined up in the UK. More details HERE.
MARK LANEGAN – Death’s Head Tattoo
I picked this song for today as the world needs more Mark Lanegan in it. A lot more Mark Lanegan. Wall to wall Lanegan. Like a lot of people probably did, I watched a fair bit of Glastonbury this year on the TV (I couldn’t make it to the actual festival myself) and while everyone was getting demonstrably excited about the Foo Fighters and Radiohead, I was off on the playback app watching this guy. I think he’s criminally underrated, and nothing made me happier than the introduction he received from the BBC presenter as ‘rock and roll royalty’.
His latest album Gargoyle came out in the summer and it continues the same rock/electronica theme he’s been following for a few years now, both as a solo artist and in his collaborations with the Twilight Singers, Gutter Twins, and SoulSavers. ‘Death’s Head Tattoo’ is a great representation of the album and his sound generally. I can’t really think of anyone else who is quite doing what Lanegan is doing. Which admittedly makes him a bit niche and probably explains his cult status. But come on, anyone who was in Screaming Trees, Mad Season (briefly) and Queens of the Stone Age surely deserves some attention. Especially when they have a voice like this.
Long live King Lanegan I say.
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