Top five rock tracks of 2016… so far
2016 is half way through, so we thought we’d do a little rock roundup of the top five rock hits of 2016, so far. These five songs are the perfect start to a playlist you can rock out to while you play some cool casino games at royal Vegas Australia - mobile casino. With such rad tunes, you are sure to get in the zone of striking it lucky and winning big! 2016 has been a year of some great songs; with a lot of our favorite old school rock bands gracing us with some amazing tunes. So without further adieu, here are the top five rock songs that 2016 has given us thus far.
"Bored to Death" – Blink 182
It felt like a blast from the past when Blink 182 announced that they were coming out with a new single. And let me tell you, Bored to Death does not disappoint. Whether you are a long term Blink 182 fan, or have only discovered them recently, they are amazing! The song has the same pop like elements that we enjoy in all of Blink’s songs and their very typical Blink 182 lyrics are bound to take you back to your youth, when you enjoyed most of their formative work.
"Dark Necessities" –Red Hot Chili Peppers
It has been a while since we got a new anthem from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and we are delighted that Dark Necessities has arrived, and that it is pretty darn good too! There is something about RHCP that makes them timeless and just like a good wine, it seems they almost even somehow get better with age and experience. The melody of Dark Necessities is really quite a beautiful piece of music, and you can’t help but feel happy when you listen to this one.
"Don’t Threaten me with a Good Time" – Panic! At the Disco
This song is super catchy. Panic! At the Disco’s Don’t threaten me with a Good Time is set up to be a winner of note, and a hit on the dance floor too. Do not be surprised if you find this song crawling its way to the top of your most played tracks. The music video (squid and all!) is weird, but a great watch too!
"So Alive" –Goo Goo Dolls
As if 2016 has not given us enough great music, the Goo Goo Dolls are back to impress us with their new hit So Alive. So Alive is a really wonderful song, with the pretty acoustics that the Goo Goo Dolls are known for. It is a mellow song, with profound lyrics and is one of the best songs on their new Album ‘Boxes’.
"I am a Nightmare" –Brand New
Brand New is probably one of the lesser known artists on this list; but they are nonetheless amazing. Their song, I am a nightmare has a combination of great lyrics and some awesome guitar in it. Definitely worth a listen.
Top five rock tracks of 2016… so far
By Thomas S. Orwat Jr.
If you live in the Western New York area, one of the biggest and most anticipated events of the summer is the Erie County Fair. This year, the Fair kicks off on Wednesday, August 10th, and
will be celebrated with one of the biggest concerts in the 100-year-plus history of the fair - "ROCKFEST 2016". This event will feature three of the most popular bands from 1980's hard rock/glam-metal era - Bret Michaels, WARRANT, and Lita Ford. Tickets are available for sale by clicking here.
The multi-platinum selling band, WARRANT- from Hollywood, CA- dominated the radio airwaves and rock music charts with such hits as,"Heaven," "Cherry Pie," and, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin," from
their first two releases, 'Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich'(1989) and, 'Cherry Pie' (1990). The band, which at the time, consisted of Erik Turner - guitar, Jerry Dixon- bass, Joey Allen- lead guitar and Steven Sweet- drums and vocalist, Jani Lane. Unfortunately, by the time WARRANT released their third record, 'Dog Eat Dog,' the music scene was drastically changing from the feel-good party rock of the 80s, to the depressing grunge music movement.
However, WARRANT battled this adversity, and continued on. While band members came and went through the 1990s and early 2000s, the original core of Erik Turner and Jerry Dixon remained committed. In 2008, the classsic line-up reunited, to the excitement of many hard rock fans. Unfortunately, vocalist Jani Lane's addiction to alcohol caused many problems. Reluctantly, the band had to ask him to leave only months after the reunion.
Lane's battles with substance abuse continued on, and ultimately lead to his death on August 11, 2011, at the age of 47.
After trial and error with Black 'n Blue vocalist Jamie St, James fronting the band, WARRANT eventually replaced Lane with vocalist, Robert Mason, who was a member of the band Lynch Mob, led by former Dokken guitarist, George Lynch during the early 1990s. With Mason, WARRANT released, 'Rockaholic,' in 2011. This release proved that the band could indeed carry on without Lane. 'Rockaholic' is a 14-track throwback to the style of music that made the band mega-stars during the 1980s.
Since then, WARRANT has played shows every year, rocking the masses anywhere they perform.
What follows is an exclusive interview with WARRANT's - Erik Turner. For full interview, Click here.
Review by John Jeffrey, Photos - Thomas S. Orwat Jr.
Niagara Falls, NY - Saturday night's concert at the outdoor venue (set up in the parking lot) of the Seneca Niagara Casino was one of the most unique concert experiences I've endured in quite some time. After what seemed like a torrential down-pour, the Hollywood Vampires (whose name derives from The Hollywood Vampires celebrity drinking club, formed by Alice Cooper in the 1970s, whose members included Ringo Starr of The Beatles and Keith Moon of The Who), wowed the crowd with an electrifying set of covers and two originals, most which are featured on the supergroup's 2015 studio album.
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Review and photos by John Jeffrey
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