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A DeVine Choice

lizzy.jpgApparently Vains of Jenna will replace White Lion on the Poison/RATT tour. VOJ are listed on the tour at No official word (despite the report below) from the Poison or White Lion camps. I don't know what this means for Rocklahoma, but if I was a betting woman (and I am!) I'd say VOJ are a lock for the massive festival.

Here's the posting from

"Sweden's VAINS OF JENNA has officially replaced WHITE LION as the support act on the POISON/RATT summer co-headining tour. A complete list of dates can be found at this location.

's full-length debut album Lit Up / Let Down, was the first release on skateboarding legend Bam Margera's new label Filthy Note. Bam (also of MTV's "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass" fame) says he signed the group on the spot after seeing their bombastic live show: 'This band is so good I had to start a label just to put their record out.'

VAINS OF JENNALizzy Devine (vocals/guitars), Nicki Kin (lead guitars), JP White (bass) and Jacki Stone (drums) — formed in the small town of Falkenberg, Sweden in January 2005. In spring of 2006 the band toured Southern Europe and spent one month in the U.K. winning over critics and fans by night while playing gigs and sleeping in their van in an alley by day.

WHITE LION was reportedly removed from the POISON/RATT tour due to a threat of legal action by former WHIE LIONguitarist Vito Bratta in connection to the use of the WHITE LION name.

WHITE LION vocalist Mike Tramp recently made an appearance on Eddie Trunk's Friday Night Rocks radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM to respond to an interview with Vito Bratta in which Vito expressed interest in reuniting with his former band. While Tramp didn't rule out the possibility of a collaboration with Vito, he made it clear during his appearance on Friday Night Rocks that he wanted Bratta to take the first step and stop making excuses for why he has remained musically inactive for the past 15 years. "


Watch this video: Vains of Jenna, "Noone's Gonna Do It For You."

Reader Comments (11)

Sweet! Nice choice for a replacement. You can't go wrong with the boys from VOJ. I am looking forward to seeing them on the poison tour, ane hopefully at Rocklahoma.
June 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
It's kind of bitter-sweet. White Lion isn't going to be at Rockalhoma, but Vains Of Jenna gets their chance.
Good for VOJ, they deserve it!
June 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I think it's interesting that Mike Tramp is accusing Vito Bratta of being musically inactive for 15 years when he's been creatively inactive his entire career! It's pretty sad when your best song is a Golden Earring cover.

I wonder why VOJ would want to tour with two old washed up bands. I would think if glam is really back on the map, they could get a good club tour at least for this new generation of glam bands. I guess I've seen young punk bands tour with older bands, but it doesn't seem to be the norm whereas here it does. I would think these young bands would blow the old geezers off the stage, especially since they've all only been going through the motions for 15-20 years.
June 2, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbobvinyl

VOJ have been on two relatively decent club tours. One with Wednesday 13 and another with glam bands like Hookers n' Blow. I saw a show from each tour. The band has a lot of energy on stage, but there is still a drawback for a promoter here: VOJ isn't a household name. White Lion was a bit of a draw because they haven't been on a road in a while. Through this tour, VOJ will get exposed to a wider audience.

June 2, 2007 | Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford
It just seems to me that you and axeman are the exceptions to the rule in that you are looking for new things to happen in glam. I'd suspect that 90% of the White Lion audience aren't interested in anything new, because they're only interested in nostalgia.

By the way, Hookers n' Blow is one of the funniest band names I've heard in a long time. If they have potential to get big (I don't know them, so I have no idea), that name will be a thorn in their side, but for now, it's a trip.
June 2, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbobvinyl
It's no differnt to any other form of music. When it's huge, 90% of the fans love it just because it's popular. When older bands tour, 90% of the people going, are looking for their youth. Personally, I've given up on my youth, I *love* VOJ, and would happily swap White Lion for them at Rocklahoma. I'd have a few more suggestions, if I had a say ( like Crystal Pistol, Crashdiet, etc ).
June 3, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
I was looking forward to White Lion being on the RATT/Poison Bill, only because, they are one of the few bands from the 80's Hard Rock era that I never caught live. I realize the lineup is not the same, and doubtful it could sound as good as the original group.

Bob Vinyl, Maybe you didn't like White Lion, but they did have two top ten singles, "Wait" and "When the Children Cry".

I think Vains of Jenna is a great replacement for White Lion on this tour. It will bring VOJ the kind of exposure that desperately need. The club tour helped somewhat, but playing in front of 10 - 15,000 people everynight should put them on the map.
Of course, the band that opened for Poison last year was never heard from again ( they were OK, but not great ), but I'd agree that VOJ have a lot more going for them.
June 3, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Rob, I remember White Lion being huge, but it was during a dark time for rock n roll when a lot of bad stuff sold millions of copies. They weren't the worst (Warrant might get my vote for worst) of the era, but they were pretty boring. While this blog is probably in my top five favorites to read, I know I don't share a lot of opinions with the other readers.
June 3, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
The band you are referring to from the Poison tour last year is Endeverafter.

They are about to break out with a new CD later this summer. Check out their myspace page at

The new tunes and video are worth checking out!

Rob Rockitt
Hard Rock Hideout
hey!!poison and ratt aren't washups. they are totally fuckin awsome. and vains of jenna has a long way to go before they are just as good as them. I love VOJ and listen to them everyday but i also listen to ratt and poison everyday.
December 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChey

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