On this week’s show:
- Who is the George Lucas of Hard Rock? New… ish… music by that artist.
- Exciting new Australian Hair Metal
- What does a young musician do when the biggest tour of the year is cancelled?
- Update: Motley Crue-Def Leppard-Poison-Joan Jett Stadium Tour
- News: Whitesnake‘s new trilogy of albums
- Hollywood Sadcore
- Zoli Teglas‘s (Ignite, Misfits, Pennywise) New Project
- New House of Lords, Gravel Switch, Ocean Hills, Whitesnake, Winger, Trivium, StoneRowe, Bad Touch, and L.A. Guns
- Metal becomes Wedding dance music–in Nigeria!
- Rare Hair from Warrant, Dokken, and Ratt
- Chart-Climbers by Bad Wolves and the Pretty Reckless
- Hits & Deep Cuts from Britny Fox, Cinderella, Journey, Skid Row, Van Halen, Vega, Race the Rat, Wicked Smile, and more!
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Cover Song of the Week
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Transcript of the Show[INTRO]
Welcome to the show! “Get Ready for Some Hard Rock” with TNT.
TNT – Get Ready for Some Hard Rock
From Tronheim, Norway, that was TNT off their 2018 Frontiers Records album, XIII.
I hope you’re ready for some Hard Rock! This is the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show, your weekly dose of Hard Rock, Metal, and Hair Bands from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 20-teens, and today, including the latest new releases, your old favorites, and deep cuts and rare hair.
My name is Pariah Burke, and I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny hedonist host.
Thank you for joining me.
I’ll tell you what’s coming up on the show after I hit you with the “Big Guns.” This is Skid Row.
Skid Row – Big Guns
Wicked Smile – Daze Of Delirium
From Australia, that is a very exciting new band called Wicked Smile. On July 1st Wicked Smile will drop its debut EP Delirium, produced by Danger Danger’s Bruno Ravel and Paul Laine. I’ve heard the entire Delirium EP, and it’s damn good. You won’t regret getting yourself a copy.
Coming up on the show is a ton of new music from the likes of LA Guns, Winger, Ocean Hills, Trivium, and more; as well as old favorites from Motley, Ratt, Van Halen, Britny Fox, and more; Rare Hair from Warrant and Dokken; the number 1 Rock song in the world; and, of course, the Cover Song of the Week.
Right now, this is something new out of Kentucky. It’s the band Gravel Switch with “Closer to Heaven.”
Gravel Switch – Closer to Heaven
There’s plenty of new music and old favorites coming up. Your first Cover Song of the Week clue next.
Your first Cover Song of the Week clue is right after a little “Death by Rock and Roll.”
The Pretty Reckless – Death By Rock And Roll
The Pretty Reckless with the title-track to their upcoming 2020 album Taylor Momsen says they took out all the stops on. Looking forward to that.
You know what else I’m looking forward to? Seeing if you can figure out the Cover Song of the Week before I reveal all in the second hour of the show. Here’s your first clue:
The artist performing the Cover Song of the Week is the former frontman for the Biters, now running his own band of Restless Hearts. Part of the New Wave of Classic Rock and praised by the likes of Nikki Sixx, you could say this artist is lookin’ for love, ready for war.
More and easier clues later.
This is StoneRowe featuring Satchel from Steel Panther. The song is “Down on the Up.”
StoneRowe – Down on the Up [Feat. Satchel] Mötley Crüe – Slice of Your Pie
Cinderella – Somebody Save Me
Cinderella, “Somebody Save Me,” following a deep cut from Dr Feelgood, Motley Crue’s “Slice of Your Pie.”
Brand new L.A. Guns next.
With a more polished Modern Rock sound while still dripping the grime of the Sunset Strip, this is the newest from L.A. Guns, exclusively on radio until June 29th.
L.A. Guns – Well Oiled Machine
“Well Oiled Machine,” the newest from L.A. Guns–one of them, anyway. There are actually two completely different bands named L.A. Guns, both writing, recording, and releasing new music this year. Both bands have legitimate claims to the name. It’s… complicated. If you want the complete explanation, hit PariahRocks.com and listen to Hard, Heavy & Hair 253 on-demand. On that show I explain the whole crazy story about the two L.A. Guns while also playing BOTH their new songs.
The one you just heard has Kurt Fohlich on vocals and lead guitar and classic lineup gunners and Steve Riley and Kelly Nickels.
Speaking of new, this is Winger with their newest, “All I Ever Wanted.”
Winger – All I Ever Wanted
Van Halen – Beautiful Girls
Dokken – Kiss Of Death
Dokken, “Kiss of Death,” following DLR-era Van Halen “Beautiful Girls”. That one was from Van Halen II.
A couple of quick news items you might not have heard.[CLIP – GOT – I Drink and I Know Things]
Remember that big stadium tour with the comeback of Motley Crue along with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts we were SUPPOSED TO GET this summer?[CLIP – Dazed & Confused – patience darling]
Well, Motley announced that the entire tour is postponed for a year. If you already had tickets, they will be honored for the 2021 date at the same venue. Or, if you want, you can get a refund. New dates and complete details about asking for a refund at Motley.com.
Did you hear about the people on Twitter who suddenly discovered that Rage Against the Machine was political? Seriously. A bunch of, well, I’m not going to use the M-word, but a bunch of younger listeners–including some who claimed they were big Rage fans, suddenly discovered over the last couple of weeks that Rage Against the Machine sang political lyrics in the songs the fans heard, quote, “millions of times,” end quote but must not have ever actually listened to![CLIP – Sam Jackson – English do you speak it]
And, did you see the awesome clip of an entire wedding part–in NIGERIA–dancing to System of a Down’s “Toxicity”?! I’m not joking, and I’m not going to be flippant. In all sincerity, music is universal and it can heal us all. There are no borders for Rock N’ Roll, and that is genuinely, truly, beautiful.
Next is the number 1 Rock song in the world this week.
Topping the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart for the first time this week, the number 1 Rock song in the world this week, it’s Bad Wolves and “Sober.”
Bad Wolves – Sober
Ocean Hills – Death Or Liberty
Did that voice sound familiar? It should; that was Zoli Teglas, the frontman of Ignite, Pennywise, and the Misfits. That’s Zoli’s new project Ocean Hills and their debut single, “Death or Liberty.”
A new romantic ballad from House of Lords is right after Journey, because it doesn’t matter how many years it’s been since you first heard Journey, the “Wheel in the Sky” keeps on turnin’.
Journey – Wheel In The Sky
House Of Lords – The Both of Us
New House of Lords, “The Both of Us.” That’s Jimi Bell on guitars. Jimi’s doing double-duty on upcoming albums from House of Lords AND Autograph. You’ve heard the first Autograph single on which Jimi played, “Souls on Fire,” on the show. There should be another Autograph single dropping soon.
Stick around after a brief word from the people paying my bar tabs and bail bonds.
This next band is pure Rock N’ Roll, no flash, no glitz, no b.s. This is Bad Touch with brand new Rock to remind us of the best of 70s Hard Rock with their cover of the Kiki Dee Band’s “I’ve Got the Music in Me”. You heard it first on Hard, Heavy & Hair.
Bad Touch – I’ve Got the Music In Me
Vega – Grit Your Teeth
“Grit Your Teeth” from UK AOR band Vega following another new band, Bad Touch.
From the New Wave of Classic Rock to a classic that shook the 80s Rock scene to its core, this is Guns N’ Roses and “Nightrain.”
Guns N’ Roses – Nightrain
I’ve almost earned this week’s liquor store bill. Another word from my sponsors should pay it off. We’ll be right back with another Cover Song of the Week clue.
Ready for your second Cover Song of the Week clue?
The Cover Song of the Week original is a 2012 pop tune described as “Hollywood Sadcore”. The song is cowritten by the red-haired female singer and by veteran songwriter Rick Nowels, who also wrote Belinda Carlisle’s solo hit 1987’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” as well as “I Can’t Wait” for Stevie Nicks. The original song, which is about melancholy during a particular season we’re all in right now, did ok on the radio in its original form, but it wasn’t until the song was remixed by DJ Cedric Gervais that it broke the Billboard Top 10.
And here’s a bonus tip: Long-time listeners of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show have already heard me play the same song covered by a different Metal group. Dutch symphonic Metal band Within Temptation covered the same original on their 2014 Hydra album, and I’ve played their cover.
Think about it.
This is new Trivium, “Bleed Into Me.”
Trivium – Bleed Into Me
I’ve got new… ish… Whitesnake coming up in just a few minutes. Right now, let’s Race the Rat. The song is “Feel the Thunder,” the band is Race the Rat.
Race the Rat – Feel the Thunder
Ratt – Way Cool Jr.
We started with Race the Rat, but then the Ratt caught up with “Way Cool, Jr.”.
I’ve got a new-ish Whitesnake for you. David Coverdale is the George Lucas of music. He loves to rework his old stuff. Maybe he’s trying to build an even bigger legacy before he retires, which he said he plans to do soon.
He just released a new Whitesnake compilation called the Rocks Album. It’s the first in a trilogy that includes a ballads album–Love Songs–and an album of Whitesnake’s Blues rock tracks called, you guessed it, the Blues Album. It’s a red-white-and-blue theme with the Rocks Album being white, Love Songs red, and the Blues album, naturally, blue.
But these aren’t just a greatest hits. Coverdale has remixed and remastered all the songs for 2020, and even embellished a few tracks where he, quote, “felt it appropriate or necessary to bring out the best [in them]”.
The Rocks Album released this past Friday, and here’s the first song from it, the 2020 Remix of “Here I Go Again.”
Whitesnake – Here I Go Again (2020 Remix)
Here’s your final Cover Song of the Week clue:
The artist doing the Cover Song of the Week is about to release his debut album featuring this song:[clip]
If you know that song, you know the artist doing the brand new Cover Song of the Week.
The Cover Song of the Week is next.[COW]
From Atlanta and former frontman for the Biters, Tuk Smith has been busy during the stay-at-home order. Although he should have been opening for Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Poison on the big stadium tour, he was stuck at home. He decided to make good use of that time and record and release a 5-song EP of cover songs called Covers From the Quarantine. In addition to covering songs by Bowie, INXS, the Who, and KISS, Tuk took a direct shot at the year-long postponement of the biggest tour of his career by covering “Summertime Sadness.”
Originally by Pop singer Lana Del Rey and dubbed “Hollywood Sadcore,” “Summertime Sadness”, now covered by Tuk Smith, is the Cover Song of the Week. Here it is followed by the original by Lana Del Rey.
Tuk Smith – Summertime Sadness
Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness
“Summertime Sadness,” the original by Lana Del Rey following the brand new Hard Rock cover by Tuk Smith, the former Biters frontman whose band WOULD have been opening for Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett this summer if not for COVID-19. Tuk’s version of the song is the Hard, Heavy & Hair Cover Song of the Week.
This is Britny Fox, “Long Way to Love.”
Britny Fox – Long Way to Love
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My name is Pariah Burke, I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a horny host and producer. Thank you for joining me for this week’s Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.
I’ll see you back here next week on this station for another all new Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.
We’re going out with Rare Hair from Warrant. Off 1992’s Dog Eat Dog, this is “Bonfire.”
Warrant – Bonfire