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Rockets to Ruin


Listen up, Glam fans: I have a new favorite band: Rockets to Ruin from Atlanta, Georgia. Their album Love, Drugs, Rebellion owns you. People, this is down n' dirty sleaze rock at its finest.

Rockets to Ruin are:

Cleveland Willis – Vocals

Mike Grimmett – Guitar

Chris Taylor – Bass

Rob Hammersmith - Drums


Now, the great part about Love, Drugs, Rebellion is that it is raw.  Rachel Bolan of Skid Row produced the disc, so you know it has Glam cred. Plus, I love how the bass has a unique tone on most of the tracks. I don't exactly know how to explain the tone except that it is sharp - but far from hollow.


Here's the track listing:

We Are The Drugs
Take A Ride With Me (Straight To Hell)
Devil Girl
Screamin' At Me
1 More Fix
Gotta Go, Gotta Roll
Nowhere To Go (No Time To Care)


Now, my favorite tracks are "We Are the Drugs,"  " Take A Ride With Me (Straight To Hell)" and "Gotta Go, Gotta Roll."

Rockets to Ruin remind me of Buckcherry - except I like them a lot better. This doesn't mean I'm turning my back on my promise to support all things Buckcherry - just that I think Rockets to Ruin deserve some damn respect.

Get these Southern boys to Rocklahoma - and shove them on the main stage. Watch them blow the competition out of the water!

Speaking of stages, Rockets to Ruin has a few live gigs coming up with bands like Hookers and Blow and Jetboy. Visit here for more info.  The cool news is that Love, Drugs, Rebellion is on iTunes - easy as pie.

Listen to this video clip, then download. Ladies, did I mention these boys have looks and talent?

Reader Comments (9)

THEY ROCK!!!..Allyson..again..thanks so much for introducing to me to such great bands..Glam is definately back!!! =)
March 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Is the bass player related to Nikki Sixx? :-/
March 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPat
Reminds me of Salty Dog. Very cool.
March 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCootsy
Hmm...I think I need to hear another track before I judge.

Salty Dog! Oh man. I forgot about those guys.
March 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
Wow, that's good stuff. They also have the MP3 album available at Amazon. I'm picking this up tonight.
March 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris
Sounds good. I am supposed to have a copy of this CD on the way. Their friends in Smashed Alley spoke highly of them.
March 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Mark
I guess I will be that guy who stands alone, but I really don't think they are all that special.
March 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterreptilblvd
Nah, I agree reptilblvd.
The bass line in the video seems decent, and the bassist does look nice, but the vocalist doesn't sound all that great IMO.
March 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMakel
These guys are Great! Allyson, have you been to The Glamnation? I think you'd love it. It's where I heard of Rockets to Ruin. Friendly bunch, too. is the link. It's like the metal-head's myspace!
March 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJess

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