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- Grand Designs: Rush Tribute Project – 5:30-7:00
- Steelheart – OPENER – 7:30-9:00
- Winger – HEADLINER – 9:30 – 11:00
"Winger's musical pedigree was practically unmatched in 80’s metal...the band crafted a debut album that combined hard-pop melodies with plenty of proggy, technically dazzling instrumental work" - Rolling Stone Magazine
One of the most misunderstood Hard Rock bands to emerge from the late 1980’s are back with their Billboard Top 100 album "Better Days Comin'".
From the opening riff of album opener “Midnight Driver Of A Love Machine” to the final outro lick of “Out Of This World”, it is clear Winger is back and better than ever. Hard rocking songs like “Queen Babylon”, adrenaline fueled rocker “Rat Race”, the inspired progressive rock of “Tin Soldier”, and touching ballad “Ever Wonder” display the band’s diversity whilst always centering on great songs.
Comprised of original members Kip Winger on vocals/bass, Reb Beach on guitar, Rod Morgenstein on drums, plus long-term guitarist John Roth, Winger’s latest album and worldwide tour schedule showcases the band firing on all cylinders.
"Stone Cold Killer sounds like the day’s first big moment. Headed For A Heartbreak feels even bigger" - Metal Hammer Magazine
"A hard-hitting album...Winger's blood is still pumping...so are the tunes" - Kerrang Magazine!
Formed in 1987, Winger soared to immediate success with their 1988 self-titled release. The album spawned the hit singles “Seventeen” and “Headed For A Heartbreak” and achieved platinum sales status. Winger also stayed on the Billboard Top 200 chart for over 60 weeks where it peaked at #21. Their next album, “In The Heart Of The Young”, also achieved platinum status and contained the singles “Can’t Get Enuff” and “Miles Away”. The change in musical climate of the mid-90’s, compounded with unprovoked ridicule on MTV’s popular Beavis and Butthead, led the band to go on hiatus in 1994 following the release of their critically acclaimed third album “Pull”. In 2001, the band reunited and have not looked back since.
Winger continues to make a name for themselves with relentless touring, and recent studio albums “IV”, “Karma” and “Better Days Comin’” shows the band on top of their game, winning back fans and critics alike because of their exceptional musicianship, Kip Winger’s powerful vocals, and the band’s incredible songwriting. Winger’s resurgence in popularity has seen the hard rock four-piece break back into Billboard’s Top 100 and in 2016 Grammy nominee Kip Winger hit #1 on Billboard and iTunes charts with his debut classical music album “Conversations with Nijinsky”.
"This is a band who refuse to merely glide on past glories...Winger push their own boundaries" - Classic Rock Magazine
Steelheart is a band fronted by Miljenko Matijevic. Miljenko’s powerful voice and multi-octave range has become the heart and soul of the band. Although they began as a Hair/Metal band in the early 90s, Miljenko has recently reformed the band and turned it away from the Hair scene. Steelheart's new sound is modern and edgy while still retaining overtones of Miljenko Matijevic's roots. Writing, producing, Matijevic has Fused his past, present and the future together, creating an undeniable piece of art . “A modern day Led Zeppelin” (Mitch Lafon BW&BK).
Steelheart released their self-titled debut album in 1990. It sold 33,000 albums on its first day in Japan alone, and quickly hit platinum status. The ballad “She’s Gone” which showcased Matijevic’s incredible vocal range hit #1 on the International Charts, staying there for 17 weeks. The second single “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)” reached #14 on the billboard charts, and was MTV’s 2nd most requested video. The album reached #40 on the billboard charts, making it (albeit just so) officially a ‘hit’. “Everybody Loves Eileen” and its accompanying video also garnered much success. The song “Can’t Stop Me Lovin’ You” further showcased Matijevic’s vocal range, but this time, lead guitarist Chris Risola’s guitar skills were also noticed. The accompanying video was another of the band’s hits.
Four years later, Matijevic formed a new version of Steelheart with Kenny Kanowski (guitars), Vincent Mele (bass) and Alex Makarovich (drums) to record and release the album “Wait”. The album was very different to the previous two albums. The single “Wait” went #1 in many Asian countries; however that was the main area of the album’s success, the grunge invasion causing the American European markets to be near closed to classic rock. Original member James Ward joined Steelheart on the tour supporting the album. Also on the “Wait” album, “We All Die Young”, the first track, was in the motion picture, “Rock Star,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston.
Grand Designs: Rush Tribute Project
Born from what was supposed to be a one-night only performance by the band, Vinyl Frontiers, the idea took on a life of its own in 2015 and has since entertained fans and friends alike. Grand Designs performs songs from all different stages of Rush's long career; from the radio hits to rare gems known by true Rush enthusiasts. Grand Designs brings the feel and energy to its performance that Rush fans can expect and appreciate.
So, if you are a long-time listener or new to what Rush brought to the world., come on out and see us. All the world's indeed a stage. And we are merely players.
Sean Ryan--Bass, synth Pedals and Keyboards
Brian Gleisinger --Guitar
- Artifax – 6:00-7:00
- Pettibone – OPENER – 7:30-9:00
- Stephen Pearcy, The Voice of RATT – HEADLINER – 9:30 – 11:00
The record generated top ten singles followed by sold out tours throughout the world. This momentum remained with every proceeding RATT album to include their most recent release of “Infestation” in 2010. Their last recording from that time in 1991 is Ratt “81-91′′ of which marked the end of an era, and to the disbelief of many die hard metal fans who seemingly could never get enough of Pearcy, it seemed to mark the end to a self-proclaimed “dynasty of rough & tough metal” that ruled the better part of the 80s.
Throughout RATT’s nearly four decades of success with Pearcy at its helm, they released 8 albums and played thousands of shows worldwide all the while selling over 20 million records.
In 1992 Pearcy explored other areas of interest and created the band ARCADE with Cinderella’s drummer, Fred Coury. With the release of his first solo debut in 2002, “Social Intercourse”, and 20 CDs to his credit, he continued to record and tour vigorously to the delight of a new emerging fan base of metal fans.
Added to his list of achievements is 2002’s Cult Horror Classic, “Camp Utopia” with Pearcy playing the notorious camp slasher and cult leader, Timothy Bach.
RATT & Mickey RATT songs are featured regularly in film & TV; Point Break, Weird Science, The Golden Child, Academy Award winning movie “The Wrestler”, Emmy Award winning Stranger Things, Wicked City, Cobra Kai, The Goldberg’s, Young Sheldon...
Pearcy’s continued exploration away from music is as a New York Times Best Selling Author, “SEX, DRUGS, RATT ‘n’ ROLL... My Life in Rock” by Stephen Pearcy. Hailed as “A jaw-dropping tell-all from the lead singer of the 1980s super group Ratt: the groupies, the trashed hotel rooms, the drugs—and just how much you can get away with when you’re one of the biggest hair metal stars of all time.”
2020, "Year of the Rat", started in a positive direction with RATT landing a Geico Insurance commercial that would introduce RATT to a whole new breed of fans with the catch phrase "We have a RATT Problem", seen by over 15 million viewers in its first 2 weeks on air, RATT's "Round and Round" re-charted on Billboards Top Ten Hard Rock Digital Song Sales and a newfound fanbase was born. Live Nation scheduled RATT to headline "The Big Rock Summer Tour", RATT was ready to Take Over the Rock World once again.
He currently runs his production company, Top Fuel Entertainment of which his new docuseries "Backstage Past" is in development, as well as the Stephen Pearcy Rockumentary.
The Pearcy legacy is here to stay. His fans are loyal and always wanting more of him...after all, he is the original “Wanted Man”.
- Gypsy Kyngs – OPENER – 4:30 – 6:00
- Faster Pussycat – 6:30 – 7:30
- TBD – 7:30 – National Anthem
- L.A. Guns – 8:00 – 9:00
- Cinderella’s Tom Keifer Band – HEADLINER – 9:30 – 11:00
SONIC SLAM 2022
Rock fans rejoice! It’s been far too quiet the past couple of years, and it’s finally time for the return of a tour that cranks it to the max! “Sonic Slam” with Tom Keifer #keiferband, L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat will head out on the road together this summer
Tom Keifer says, “#keiferband is amped for the ‘Sonic Slam’ 2022 tour with our friends L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat! Get ready for a 100% live, raucous, loud & slammin’ rock show. Looking forward to seeing everyone in 2022.”
L.A. Guns’ Tracii Guns agrees, "I’m excited L.A. Guns will be heading out on the road with Tom Keifer. We are really looking forward to touring again.”
Faster Pussycat’s Taime Downe adds, "Faster Pussycat has toured with Tom’s band and L.A. Guns before, but never all of us together. The shows were always amazing, and you can expect the same this summer. There’s going to be three decades of friendship and great music all under one roof, ‘Sonic Slam’ is going to be a blast!”
Tom Keifer’s story begins as the singer-songwriter, guitarist and front man of hard rock heavyweights Cinderella. His signature voice, guitar and bluesy, no-BS arena-shaking songwriting, played an integral role in moving records to the tune of 15 million worldwide. Tom Keifer is enjoying continued success recording and touring with #keiferband, releasing two critically acclaimed solo albums, THE WAY LIFE GOES and RISE. #keiferband -- Tom Keifer, Savannah Keifer, Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Kendra Chantelle, Jarred Pope and Kory Myers -- are fired up to get back on tour with their high energy, leave it all on the stage rock show that combines all the classic, chart topping hits of Cinderella with new faves from #keiferband ‘s solo releases. Eddie Trunk tweeted from a 2019 #keiferband show, “Simply ridiculous how great @TomKeiferMusic and his band sound right now @warehouselive … wow… incredible. New stuff killer too! And thanks for keeping it REAL & ALL LIVE #NOTRACKS!!!”
The latest #keiferband studio album, RISE, (Billboard Top 10 Hard Rock Sales), released September 13, 2019 on Cleopatra Records, features the rousing, rollicking rock singles, “The Death of Me” and “HYPE.” Both singles landed in the Billboard Mainstream Rock Top 40. Keifer’s deep-seated roots shine through to the very core on RISE, something that was embedded at the very heart of his music created during the multiplatinum Cinderella days. Available in all formats here https://orcd.co/tomkeiferrise.
L.A. Guns was formed in 1983 and have sold over six million records, including 1988's L.A. GUNS and 1990's COCKED AND LOADED, both of which were certified Gold. COCKED AND LOADED contained the hit single "Ballad of Jayne" that went to #33 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #25 on the Mainstream Rock charts. From the mid-90's to the mid 2000’s, L.A. Guns continued to tour and release new music. Following their successful performance at SiriusXM's HairNation Festival in September 2016, L.A. Guns went into the studio to record the critically acclaimed, THE MISSING PEACE, which was the highest selling release for Frontiers Music in 2017. Their 12th album, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, was released in 2019 to the same critical acclaim. November 2021 brought the release of their latest album, CHECKERED PAST. Since reuniting, Tracii and Phil continue to tour around the world with L.A. Guns, which currently includes Shane Fitzgibbon (drums), Johnny Martin (bass) and Ace Von Johnson (guitar).
Faster Pussycat rose from the depths of the mid-‘80s Hollywood rock scene, taking the Sunset Strip by storm with a sound that wasn’t glam and wasn’t punk, but blistered somewhere in between. With an attitude and swagger all its own, their self-titled debut featured the instant classics “Babylon,” “Bathroom Wall,” “Cathouse” and “Don’t Change That Song,” and its follow-up, WAKE ME WHEN IT’S OVER, climbed even higher with the radio hit “House Of Pain,” “Poison Ivy” and “Where There’s A Whip There’s A Way.” Despite their successes, Faster defied the mainstream mold and always followed frontman Taime Downe’s underground sensibilities. The Gold and Platinum records are nice, but Taime considers his greatest accomplishment to be longevity. “The only number that really matters to me is the number 35. Three and half decades later, Faster Pussycat are still rocking, and it feels as fresh as it did in 1986.” Look no further than their 2021 releases “Nola” and the Johnny Thunders cover “Pirate Love” – Faster Pussycat are as virile and tenacious as ever…and Taime, bassist Danny Nordahl, drummer Chad Stewart, and guitarists Sam “Bam” Koltun and Ronnie Simmons wouldn’t have it any other way.
THE GYPSY KYNGS
“Radio Rock at its finest”
The Gypsy Kyngs are a four-piece pop/rock Party-Band based in Columbus, Ohio.
Playing nothing but the hits, each show is filled with crowd favorites.
All songs are crowd/festival friendly... with an emphasis on four-part harmony.
Notable shows include opening for national acts Night Ranger, Dokken, Cracker,
Soul Asylum, Head East, Little River Band, Zoso, etc.
- Jim Roseberry - keyboard/vocals
- Marty Hayes - guitar/vocals
- Kent Wolfe- bass/vocals
- Kevin Young - drums/vocals
“There's no party like a Gypsy Kyngs party!"
90’s House Party featuring C & C Music Factory, Color Me Badd and All-4One, David Lee Murphy, FireHouse, Jack Russell’s Great White
CANCELED due to global pandemic
Tyler Rich, Pop 2000 Tour hosted by *NSYNC’s Lance Bass with performances by Tyler Hilton, Ryan Cabrera, Aaron Carter and O-Town, Dokken, Enuff Z’nuff
Night Ranger, The Kentucky Headhunters
The Kate Hastings Band, Cracker, Soul Asylum