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ROCKETS TO RUIN (USA)
Alabama Records are very proud to announce the signing of American hard rock band Rockets To Ruin for an exclusive Scandinavian release of their debut album Love Drugs Rebellion on April 9, 2007.
Produced by Rachel Bolan (Skid Row), Rockets To Ruin’s raw, uncompromising sound slaps conformity in the face, reaching out to a generation lusting after the glory days of rock n’ roll. Loud, energetic and fun is their approach to songwriting. Energy, attitude, sweat and sleaze are their approach to the stage. They don't believe their lives are bad or that life is unfair. Instead, they believe in KISS, Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, The Ramones, The Cult and the power of rock n’ roll…and it shows! With a non-stop buzz developing in the South Eastern United States, Rockets To Ruin has made its mark on fans of this music and the numbers are growing daily.
Rockets To Ruin recently supported Paul Stanley (Kiss) on the Southeast leg of his solo tour in the U.S. and will soon embark on a few dates with Jason McMaster (ex Dangerous Toys) and his new band Broken Teeth.
Rockets To Ruin have previously toured with Skid Row, King's X, Nashville Pussy and have opened for such bands as Georgia Satellites, Josh Todd of Buckcherry and Dark New Day to name but a few.
The band was formed in Atlanta, GA by singer Cleveland Willis and guitarist Mike
Grimmett. They soon met bassist Chris Taylor through a mutual friend. “The minute I walked through the door and saw Mike’s Les Paul/Mesa Boogie and heard him crank out some old school style KISS riffs, I knew this was the right band for me,” states Chris. After several drummers had come and gone, they finally recruited friend Rob Hammersmith. Rob completed the line-up and Rockets To Ruin was complete and ready to fly… fast.
“Mark my words, in the very near future, Rockets To Ruin will be a household name,” states Cleveland.
Rockets To Ruin continues with a busy live schedule throughout the Southeastern
U.S., and the buzz is growing. This high-powered, guitar-driven rock n' roll band is set to inspire a defiant rock-deprived generation that is ready for a 360-spin from the mainstream corporate numbness currently dominating the nation’s airwaves.
RTR has been selected to perform at the Atlantis Music Conference (Atlanta, GA) 2004, 2005 & 2006, the Midwest Music Conference (Indianapolis, IN) 2005, the NASCAR Firecracker 200 (sponsored by 99X), the NOPI Nationals @ Atlanta Motor Speedway, 2005 & 2006.
RTR song "Revolution" chosen as promotional commercial for 105.3 "The Buzz" in Atlanta, GA.
RTR is currently receiving airplay and support on various stations around the world.
RTR had the song “Gotta Go, Gotta Roll” featured in the movie Blood Ties.
Signing an exclusive distribution deal with Swedish label Alabama Records marks the first step towards the European market for Rockets To Ruin.
LOVE * DRUGS * REBELLION
Release: April 9, 2007
Cat no: ALAB006
Produced by Rachel Bolan of Skid Row.
We are the drugs, Take a ride with me (straight to hell), Devil girl, Screamin' at me, Burnin', 1 more fix, Helpless, Gotta go gotta roll, Revolution, Nowhere to go (no time to care).
Cleveland Willis- Lead vocals
Chris Taylor - Bass
Rob Hammersmith - Drums
Mike Grimmett - Guitars
Cleveland Willis Chris Taylor
Rob Hammersmith Mike Grimmett