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Tonight You Rock

Obviously, I'm all about the Glam. I mean, I spend a giant portion of my life listening to classic Glam bands and searching for new talent. Sometimes, talent comes knocking at your door - or website.

Glam fans, I want to point out something very important here: never ever discount the power of the Internet. Sure, there are some creeps out there - but through the Internet, I've met some really great and talented people. Thanks to this website, forums, Myspace and more, I've made some actual friends that I can lean on in life.

Back to talent (and friendship). If you come here often, you probably know the poster named Valentine (or, Joel Valenti). Well, Valentine can sing. Really sing. He's got some pipes. He also fronted the San Fransciso Glam band Tonight You Rock (T.Y.R. for short). I've referenced Tonight You Rock in the past - but now, you seriously need to pay attention. The reason? T.Y.R. are about to (re)release some classic cuts through Retrospect Records.

You'll be able to read the first full length album review here. Valentine has promised me a copy of the advanced disc. Better yet, he's already passed along a lot of the songs to me and I swear, they are fabulous.

Regular readers know I don't just hand out praise to any band. I write about bands I truly enjoy - and Tonight You Rock is one of those bands. You can preview one of the songs below. My husband helped me create the video for "Are You Lonely" by taking classic Tonight You Rock pictures and setting them to music. Wasn't our Valentine hot? (hint: he's the blond guy!)

By the way, a band is not defined by a lead singer alone. The classic lineup of TYR: Gregg Michaels (guitar), Kevin St. James (drums) and Dave Hayes (bass).

Read a little more about the band on their official Myspace. *Note: it doesn't seem that Valentine has posted the remastered cuts yet on the Myspace page. That will happen soon I'm sure.

Reader Comments (6)

Cool article!
They are a really good band, I've been friends with them on Myspace for a while.
July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Awesome! I look forward to checking that out. That's a cool band name too!
July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
I'd say that our esteemed Glam Mistress's praises were definitely well deserved! Valentine, dude, you can SING!

To(day) I Rock(ed)!!

Btw, you and your husband did an excellent job on the vid too, Allyson!
July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDai Raion
Hi Valentine...I was going to ask you if you had a myspace site...I now have Allyson, Axeman and Kenny ozz =)...I just sent a friend request to TYR..You guys rocked..Love the site...I wish I could show some of my old band...But well...we don't get along anymore and it is a long story. So...can we expect a reunion and see TYR at Rocklahoma 2009? I'd love to see it...Hope you're doing great Valentine and best wishes to you and your family always. Allyson...Thanks to you and Eric for the awesome video =)
July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Thanks, everyone. I'm glad you liked what you've heard so far - And special thanks to Allyson - proof once again that she rules!

Yes there will be a release and all the Bring Back Glam! fans will be among the first to know.

(BTW I don't get to myspace as often as I should but I'll be updating and adding friends and putting some extra goodies up for everyone.)
July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
if my boys ever get to play live again they will " KICK THE WORLDS ASS " the men in this group are Great people and fun musicians to watch live ! you will get your moneies worth garunteed !

Steve Williamson
August 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSteven Williamson

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