Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Live interview today with Mark Mangold at Melodic.net

Today 19/2 at 19:00 PM (CET) Swedish time (18:00 GMT), (13:00 EST) my friend Pär Winberg will have a live broadcast at The Melodic Net´s Facebook Page with melodic rock hero Mark Mangold of Touch and Drive She Said. Be prepared to ask him questions in the comment field during the live broadcast! See you all there!

Check this link https://www.facebook.com/melodic.net/

Aussie rock band Future Static release Choke from upcoming EP

Melbourne-based Future Static have been playing their way up since mid-2016, working from complete inexperience to become a staple of the local scene, with Behind The Scene’s Alex O’Neill naming them “a force to be reckoned with… on route to kicking some ass all over Australia”.

Made up of vocalist Bri Marsh, guitarist Ryan Qualizza, drummer Shayana Mannays and bassist Kira Neil. The band is gearing up for the release of their upcoming EP "Fatalist" featuring the new single "Choke".





Active rock time with Take The Day and their latest single Falling Apart

Kansas based rock/metal band Take The Day´s latest single "Falling Apart" is out now, get yourself a dose of active rock right now.




Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Ego Kill Talent from Brasil drops NOW single off forthcoming album out in May

Formed by, Jonathan Correa (vocals), Jean Dolabella (drums and guitars), Raphael Miranda (drums, bass), Niper Boaventura (guitar, bass), and Theo Van Der Loo (bass, guitars), Ego Kill Talent (an abbreviation of the saying “too much ego will kill your talent”) toured Europe for the first time in 2017, playing Download Festival Paris, the legendary Arènes de Nîmes supporting System of a Down and the iconic Melkweg in Amsterdam.
The band is currently putting finishing touches on their second album at the famed 606 Studios, owned by The Foo Fighters. The album will feature 12 tracks with special guests John Dolmayan (System of a Down), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and skateboarder Bob Burnquist (13 times X Games Champion). The album release is set for May 2020.The band´s latest offering is "NOW".

Monday, February 17, 2020

British rock band Broken Witt Rebels set to release new album Ok Hotel


Blues sodden, sultry, humid music displaying all the solidity of a British rock legacy merged with confidence of an atmospheric deep south soulful Americana, please welcome Broken Witt Rebels and their new album Ok Hotel out March 13th.
Listen to the new single Running With The Wolves


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Rock Six Times














Canadian pop-rock band Autumn Kings shares Love Let Go single

Autumn Kings is a Canadian rock/pop band founded in Windsor, Ontario in 2015. Started as teenagers, Autumn Kings has worked tirelessly to capture the attention of music fans and industry personnel alike -- tremendous social media presence, genuine direct-to-fan interaction, unparalleled band chemistry, honest songwriting, a 4-month Canada-wide tour, and groundbreaking hometown buzz has led to the Detroit Red Wings' endorsement of the band's song "Devil in Disguise", regular rotation on numerous FM radio stations globally, notably 89X Windsor/Detroit, frequently sold out hometown shows, 5 million Spotify streams, 64 countries listening, and performances with international acts such as Sublime with Rome, Pop Evil, Tea Party, Mutemath, and Sloan.
Autumn Kings´ latest single Love Let Go is out now.




Friday, February 14, 2020

Alesti, active rock from Norway

Inspired by a wide variety of artists within modern rock, metal and electronica genres, Norwegian songwriter, musician and producer ALESTI started out in March 2018. The idea behind ALESTI was to write, record and produce music, and then to feature a variety of singers. All singers would be hand picked to create the best possible result for each individual song, while also giving new songs a different feel by bringing new and exciting talent to the table. With years of experience from being in bands, and from writing music achieving millions of streams on Spotify and across platforms, ALESTI is a culmination of experience and love for melodic, catchy and powerful music.
Check out his 2019 single "Fooled by a dream" and the brand new cover of "STFU" by Julie Bergan.



Thursday, February 13, 2020

Cassidy Paris rocks in Give Me Your L O V E single

Seventeen year old Cassidy Paris from Melbourne, Australia has just released her new single Give Me your L O V E. Produced by Paul Laine (The Defiants), this track is all about attitude, charisma and hooks. Having released her debut ep ‘Broken Hearted’ last year, this new single shows a young girl on the rise and on her way to the top.
Listen for yourself….’Give Me Your L O V E’ will be stuck in your head for days.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Boston based rock band Major Moment may leave scars

Spearheaded by two Russian-born vocalists, Boston-based band Major Moment has come from distant parts of the world to form a true modern rock band.

Major Moment has quickly developed a diverse and kinetic sound that integrates heavy guitar riffs, multi-layered synths, and melodic vocal blends. With their 2018 debut EP, one small stEP, the band won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the 2019 IMEA Awards, won “Best Rock Production” and got nominated for “Best Lyric Video” at the Independent Music Awards, as well as in two categories at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards for “Best Rock” and “Best Production”.

Their latest single "May leave scars" is out now.

Nomy takes on Ghost in Mary On A Cross

Swedish rocker Nomy has released a cover of "Mary on a cross" by Ghost.
Play it loud.




Modern rockers Age of Days unleash Dying On The Inside single

Formed in New Brunswick, Canada as Age of Daze in 2005, the band has been mainstay at rock radio across North America ever since. With two Top 30, two Top 20 and a number one smash hit (Afflicted) on Sirius Octane under their belt, the band has played from coast to coast across Canada and the USA - touring with platinum sellers Papa Roach, Hinder and Buckcherry, to name a few. The Canadian Radio Music Awards Best New Rock Group winners have weathered all the storms of the music business, anchored in the belief that the song is the most important thing. Styles, trends and fads all come and go but, rock and roll is here to stay.
Check out their latest single "Dying on the inside".

Monday, February 10, 2020

Gutiar hero Joe Satriani goes shapeshifting on new solo album

Guitar wizard Joe "Satch" Satriani will release his 17th solo album "Shapeshifting" on April 10, featuring the new track "Nineteen Eighty".

Grey Daze release new single Sickness from upcoming album Amends

Grey Daze featuring Chester Bennington, will release their opus "Amends" on April 10. Watch the official video for the new single "Sickness".

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Pop-punks Boston Manor gives you Glue

Blackpool, UK based pop-punk band Boston Manor will release their new album "Glue" on May 1st through Pure Noise Records, featuring the single "Everything is ordinary".

Weshly Arms delivers a blend of indie rock, blues and pop on Trouble

Welshly Arms is an American blues rock band from Cleveland, Ohio, United States.Even with their rising status and profile, Welshly Arms remain humble and true to their creative craft. Welshly Arm enters the 20’s with an ever-growing fanbase, more experience, and a refreshed creative muse. Welshly Arms’ fans got a first listen into the next evolution of Welshly Arms’ as the band released “Trouble” in early 2020 and is preparing to release more singles throughout the calendar year.

Friday, February 7, 2020

After 3 decades, The Psychedelic Furs are back with new music

Made of Rain is the 8th studio album from British new wave band The Psychedelic Furs, it´s their first album in nearly three decades and the 1991 album "World Outside".
The album is produced by Richard Fortus and mixed by Tim Palmer, the first single from Made of Rain is "Don´t believe".

Electro pop phenomenon Aly and Aj hits back with Attack of Panic

Aly and AJ Michalka, the pop phenomenon from Torrance, California are back with their brand new single "Attack of panic".

Composers of epic music, Hidden Citizens, releases Nothing Is As It Seems

A shadowed authority specializing in impacful music, Hidden Citizens is an underground group of creators that crafts top-tier content from outside the public eye. Their music will take you on a journey. With reflective low points and extreme high points, they paint an unforgettable picture.

If the end of everything has a soundtrack, Hidden Citizens will bring it to life.

The music of Hidden Citizens can be found in projects ranging from television promotions to full-length theatrical trailers for Hollywood blockbuster features. Most recently, Hidden Citizens has appeared in ABC's 'Shadow Hunters' Season 2 Trailer, The Girl On The Train movie trailer, and as performance music for Sofie Dossi, a finalist on America's Got Talent.

Hidden Citizen´s latest single "Nothing is as it seems" (featuring Ruelle) is out now.

Indie rock band My Kid Brother signs with Fearless Records

My Kid Brother is an independent band from Northern Virginia, founded when the celestial space gods called upon Chris, Dylan, Lindsey, Sam, and Christian to go forth and create a band in the spring of the year of our lords, 2016. Focused on originality and genuine lyricism, Kid Brother fuses together elements from rock and roll, indie, folk and blues to create a sound that is their own.
My Kid Brother signed with Fearless Records and drops new single Native Tongue

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Noel Gallagher´s High Flying Birds announce new EP

Noel Gallagher´s High Flying Birds new EP "Blue Moon Rising" will be out March 6th, featuring the title track as the lead single.

Superbus celebrate 20th anniversary with new EP XX

French pop-rock band Superbus celebrate their 20th anniversary with the new song "Silencio", taken from the band´s forthcoming EP "XX" out March 6.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Bono´s son´s band Inhaler have to move on

Inhaler is a four piece Rock and Roll Band from Dublin featuring : Josh Jenkinson-Tansia, Robert Keating, Elijah Hewson (son of Bono / U2) and Ryan McMahon.
Listen to their latest single "We have to move on".

The secret side of Zoch

Zoch is an electronic rock band from Moscow, Russia. Their brand new single "Secret side" is out now.

Have a sweet time with Chapter and Verse

East London, UK based alternative rock band Chapter and Verse drop new single Sweet Time on all digital platforms.
Great start of the week.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Modern rockers Aranda are back with Invisible

Oklahoma based modern rock band Aranda returns with first song in 5 years, the band heard your active rock prayers and gives you "Invisible".

Friday, January 31, 2020

Left of center pop artist Declan McKenna announce new album Zeros

21 year old English singer-songwriter Declan McKenna is a bright shining star in the music business who debuted with the highly praised "What do you think about the car?" in 2017.
On May 15, Declan McKenna will release his sophomore record "Zeros" featuring the single "Beautiful faces".

Indie-pop darlings Lovelytheband with charming new song Loneliness For Love

Lovelytheband translate emotions, anxieties, and feelings into lush, layered, and lively indie pop anthems.
The group's debut single "broken" caught fire as "the longest running #1 track on Alternative Radio thus far in 2018" with six weeks at the top. In under a year, it amassed 25 million total global streams. BuzzFeed summed it up as "So. Damn. Good."
Billboard proclaimed the group among "10 Rock & Alternative Artists to Watch in 2018" as they supported Vance Joy and AWOLNATION on tour.
Everything paved the way for the arrival of the band's first full-length, finding it hard to smile in 2018.
The Los Angeles based band enters the 20´s with the new song "Loneliness For Love".

Allusinlove and their spectacular new single Just Like Hell

Yorkshire, UK based rock band Allusinlove debuted with a self-titled EP in 2018, followed by the "It´s okay to talk" EP in 2019 that brings us to 2020 and the spectacular new single "Just like hell".
Palace of Rock loves this.

Essenger delivers dark cinematic soundscapes on After Dark

Essenger recruits synth-rock trio Young Medicine in the long-awaited collaboration, "Lost Boys." Paying homage to the 80’s vampire thriller of the same name, Young Medicine’s live instrumentation and aggressive chorus vocals add a powerful edge to Essenger’s synth production and take the track for one hell of a ride.
Essenger´s debut album AFTER DARK is available on February 7th, featuring the singles Empire of Steel and Lost Boys.

Viva 80´s pop and cheers to All The Damn Vampires

Fans of 80´s soundtrack music and retrowave will be pleased to hear the 2019 single "Saturday" with All The Damn Vampires, one of the favorite tracks at the moment.
All The Damn Vampires released two EP´s last year where "Saturday" is included on the first self-titled EP.

The Rocket Dolls showing loyalty towards riffrock

Brighton riff rockers, The Rocket Dolls, consisting of Nikki Smash (vocals, guitar), Joe Constable (bass, backing vocals) and Be Since 2018’s critically acclaimed album “DeaDHeaD” the band has toured extensively, accumulating miles of road experience, to support the likes of ‘Massive Wagons & Massive’ and playing festivals such as ‘Ramblin Man Fair’ & ‘Planet Rock Stock’ & ‘Hard Rock Hell’.
Their third studio album “The Art of Disconnect”, which will be released on May 1st, is the result of a successful crowdfund campaign in the midst of the Pledge crisis. Undeterred, the band relaunched the campaign from their own merch store, and smashed their target, which clearly indicates the goodwill & support that the band has built from its loyal fans over the years.
Check out their latest single Enthusiasm and Fumes from "The art of disconnect".

The Birthday Massacre is keeping synthrock alive with The Sky Will Turn

The Birthday Massacre is from Toronto, Canada. Combining their interests in various musical and artistic styles, the band has successfully accumulated an impressive international fan base, press accolades, and defied categorization with their unique sound and visuals.
The Birthday Massacre´s 8th studio album Diamonds will be out March 27th, featuring the single The Sky Will Turn.

Retrowave band Paradise Walk presents Cruel Hearts Club

Paradise Walk is a retrowave band from Cardiff, UK. Their brand new album "Cruel Hearts Club" will be out on February 14th, including the title track as the lead single.




Thursday, January 30, 2020

Crank it up - Best Years with Social Animals

Rise Records artists Social Animals from Minnesota drop new single Best Years, check out this promising act right here.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

New Nobility featured on the Heal Australia compilation



Multi National band New Nobility are featured on the Heal Australia compilation with their new track Make A Better World along with lots of other artists, gathered together to help reconstruct Australia after the bushfires.

Alternative rock band Evade Escape in the fine tradition of British rock

Evade Escape are a five-piece Alternative Rock band from Leamington Spa, UK. They bring to the table massive riffs, packed with huge melodies and infectious hooks.

The band formed at the end of 2018, rising from the ashes of previously established acts. They take a wealth of experience from touring and festival appearances, including Glastonbury.

Check out their latest single Charade.

Rock Six Times











Sunday, January 19, 2020

Janus release new song for a good cause

Janus is back with a new original track, shining a light on an extremely important topic: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Produced and mixed by David Bendeth. All proceeds will be donated to: Sovereign Bodies Institute.

Trophy Eyes delivers 2020 single Figure Eight

Hopeless Records artists Trophy Eyes delivers another punkrock smash with "Figure Eight", available now.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Adventure rock band Bear Ghost is out to groove you


Bear Ghost is an Adventure Rock band known for their high-energy shows, intricate songwriting, and quirky personalities.
An exhilarating experience that will leave you questioning your life's direction and/or making your leg muscles twitch in rhythm to our slick, slimy grooves.
Their song "Haunt, The Cartoon Heart" was released in 2019 but it´s very cool and artsy,

Autumn Kings delivers stadium pop anthem Echo

Autumn Kings is a Canadian rock/pop band founded in Windsor, Ontario in 2015. Started as teenagers, Autumn Kings has worked tirelessly to capture the attention of music fans and industry personnel alike -- tremendous social media presence, genuine direct-to-fan interaction, unparalleled band chemistry, honest songwriting, a 4-month Canada-wide tour, and groundbreaking hometown buzz has led to the Detroit Red Wings' endorsement of the band's song "Devil in Disguise", regular rotation on numerous FM radio stations globally, notably 89X Windsor/Detroit, frequently sold out hometown shows, 4 million Spotify streams, 64 countries listening, and performances with international acts such as Sublime with Rome, Pop Evil, Tea Party, Mutemath, and Sloan.

Subsequently, the band has garnered interest from qualified prospective managers, agents, and labels. "Our goal is to connect with people on a level deeper than superficial hype", says Diab. "When people come up to us after shows and tell us we changed their lives through our music, that's when we know we are doing our job. Autumn Kings will hit the stadium level shortly, and we're grateful for all of the people who have given us the opportunity to do music as a career".

Check out their latest single "Echo (Ready for war)"

Chester Bennington´s former band Grey Daze drop new single featuring Chester

Formed in 1993 in Phoenix, Arizona by Sean Dowdell, Jonathan Krause, Steve Mitchell and Chester Bennington, Grey Daze underwent several line-up changes over the subsequent years and, once the band's lead singer Chester Bennington and then-current bassist Mace Beyers had decided to leave the band around late-1998, formed into a completely different band. The band broke up in 1998 & Chester went on to Linkin Park fame.

Grey Daze released 2 full length records: "Wake Me" in 1994 (Chester Bennington, Sean Dowdell, Jason Barnes and Jonathan Krause) and "...No Sun Today" in 1997 (Chester Bennington, Sean Dowdell, Bobby Benish and Mace Beyers), both of which were a local success.

In 2017, the Chester & Sean announced it's reunion & started recording a new album but Chester passed away on July 20, 2017 and the album was put on hold. One of the songs he recorded with Grey Daze is "What´s in the eye".

Alternative pop band COIN release lyric video for Youuu

Since the arrival of their 2016 breakthrough single “Talk Too Much,” COIN have continually turned out sublimely catchy alt-pop, equally built on effervescent hooks and an understated complexity. With that dynamic earning them a passionate following, the Nashville-based trio have spent much of the past few years bringing their sing-along-heavy live set to frenzied crowds all across the globe. COIN embraces their pop instincts more fully than ever in their third studio album titled Dreamland, scheduled for release February 21st 2020, featuring their most sonically adventurous yet emotionally direct batch of songs to date.
Listen to COIN´s latest single "Youuu" here.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Introducing Flash Forward from Germany

Flash Forward are an alternative rock band from Germany founded in 2010, their latest album "Golden Rust" is available now featuring the singles "It doesn´t hurt to dream" and "Shoot me down".
The band is influenced by Jimmy Eat World, Fall Out Boy and Biffy Clyro.
Discography : Games, Cheats and Fakes (2011), Apollon (2014), Who We Are (2015), Revolt (2017), Golden Rust (2019).

Monday, January 13, 2020

Stream Ivory Wave´s debut EP Dream Nights

Birmingham, U.K based indie rock band Ivory Wave´s debut EP "Dream nights" is out now, you can stream the EP right here:

Get ready for the masquerade with Maddison

Maddison are an alternative rock band from South Wales, their debut album "The Dark" was released in 2017 and it was followed by the "Recovery" EP in 2018. Now in 2020, the band delivers the brand new track "Masquerade".

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Lannie Flowers comes home on new album

Indie PowerPop artist, Lannie Flowers from Fort Worth, Texas, did what no other artist has EVER done at the 2013 LA Music Awards held in Hollywood in 2014. After 23 years of the LA Music Awards history, Lannie Flowers became the FIRST artist to ever win FOUR prestigious awards in Hollywood at the famous Avalon Theater on November 14.

Lannie Flowers took home awards for: 'Record of the Year', 'Rock Artist of the Year', 'Breakthrough Video of the Year', and 'Social Media Artist of the Year'.

Lannie, who resides in Kennedale, Texas, outside of Dallas, is a veteran artist that, in his earlier years, was wooed by music record labels such as, Columbia Records and Polygram Records.
His latest album "Home" is out now, featuring the catchy power-pop song "Running".

A dose of retro-rock from Demob Happy

Demob Happy is a cool retro-rock band from Newcastle, U.K. Their new single Mother Machine is available now.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Live interview today with Robert Tepper on Melodic.net

Today 11/1 at 20:00 PM (CET) Swedish time (19:00 GMT), (14:00 EST) we will have a live broadcast at The Melodic Net´s Facebook Page with the 80´s AOR hero Robert Tepper. Be prepared to ask him questions in the comment field during the live broadcast! Melodic.net´s editor in chief Pär Winberg will do the interview, see you all there!


Visit this link https://www.facebook.com/melodic.net/

Robert Tepper is widely known for his No Easy Way Out hitsingle on the Rocky IV Soundtrack from 1985. Tepper has released 4 albums : No Easy Way Out (1986), Modern Madness (1988), No Rest For The Wounded Heart (1996) and Better Than The Rest (2019).

Neil Peart of Rush - 1952-2020


"Fly by night, away from here
Change my life again
Fly by night, goodbye my dear
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend"


by Neil Peart from Fly By Night (1975)
Always remembered, never forgotten.
You and Keith Moon were the greatest drummers of all time.
R.I.P

I´m sad.........................

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Top 20 underrated Journey songs Part 2

TOP 20 UNDERRATED JOURNEY SONGS! 
Part 2, from 10-1
Part 1 can be found here: https://rothnroll.blogspot.com/2019/12/top-20-underrated-journey-songs-part1.html

The greatest Journey songs not featured on the Greatest Hits 1&2 compilations, failed to chart as singles, or simply put, songs that you rarely get to see in the band´s setlist live.



10.La Raza Del Sol (Still They Ride b-side, 1981) 
Written by Jonathan Cain / Steve Perry, lead vocals by Steve Perry, produced by Kevin Elson and Mike Stone.
Journey hardly ever released any non-album tracks as b-sides except for "Natural thing" and this exceptional track that was recorded during the Escape-sessions, it´s quite different compared to the album tracks of "Escape" so the band decided to release it as a b-side instead but that doesn´t mean the quality is any less than the rest. The song sounds more like a Schon-penned tune than something Cain usually put his mark on.

9.Liberty (Time3, 1992)
Written by Jonathan Cain / Neal Schon / Steve Perry, lead vocals by Steve Perry, produced by Kevin Elson and Mike Stone.
There´s been a debate for more than 35 years how the "Frontiers" album could´ve been tracked with the soundtrack songs "Ask the lonely" and "Only the young" instead of "Back talk" and "Troubled child" that the band picked for the original version. Finally in 2006, the re-issue included all tracks but there is a song noone ever mentions and it´s "Liberty" that was recorded during the same sessions. First released on the "Time3" compilation and later on the "Frontiers" re-issue, the band actually performed it with Steve Augeri and Styx in 2003. Hats off!

8.People and places (Departure, 1980) 
Written by Neal Schon / Ross Valory / Steve Perry, lead vocals by Neal Schon and Steve Perry, produced by Geoff Workman and Kevin Elson
"Infinity", "Evolution" and "Departure" all feature duets between either Rolie and Perry or Schon and Perry, it would take another 25 years and the "Generations" album in 2005 before the band went back to duets on a record again. One of the best is "People and places" that features the perfect combo of Schon´s and Perry´s voices. This is classic Journey!
Singles from Departure : "Anyway you want it", "Walks like a lady", "Good morning girl"

7.Lovin´ you is easy (Evolution, 1979) 
Written by Greg Errico / Neal Schon / Steve Perry, lead vocals by Steve Perry, produced by Roy Thomas Baker
It´s quite rare to see collaborations with outside songwriters on Journey albums if we exclude "Arrival" but this song from Journey´s 5th studio album was co-written with drummer Greg Errico (Sly and The Family Stone, Weather Report, David Bowie). Proof of that this album had more to give than the Top 10 hit "Lovin´ touchin´ squeezin´". The glory of 70´s Journey was revealed in songs like "Lovin´ you is easy".
Singles from Evolution : "Just the same way", "Lovin´ Touchin´ Squeezin´", "Too late", "City of the angels"

6.Lay it down (Escape, 1981) 
Written by Jonathan Cain / Neal Schon / Steve Perry, lead vocals by Steve Perry, produced by Kevin Elson and Mike Stone
It´s hard to believe that you can find any underrated songs from the greatest AOR album of all time, most songs on "Escape" have a special place in the band´s setlist live but the rocker "Lay it down" is probably the least played song live from the album. When Journey performed "Escape" and "Frontiers" in Japan in 2017, they let the touring member Travis Thibodaux handle the lead vocals and he did it with flying colors.
Singles from Escape : "Who´s crying now", "Don´t stop believin´", "Open arms", "Still they ride", "Stone in love"

5.Someday soon (Departure, 1980) 
Written by Gregg Rolie / Neal Schon / Steve Perry, lead vocals by Gregg Rolie and Steve Perry, produced by Geoff Workman and Kevin Elson
The "Departure" album was the start of a long and successful teamwork between producer Kevin Elson and Journey but it´s also the final studio album to feature original member Gregg Rolie. One of the cornerstones in the band´s early sound is Rolie´s unique voice that could be heard in famous songs like "Feelin´ that way" and "Just the same way" but also a brilliant song like "Someday soon". This album´s best kept secret.

4.Somethin´ to hide (Infinity, 1978) 
Written by Neal Schon / Steve Perry, lead vocals by Steve Perry, produced by Roy Thomas Baker
AOR fans hold "Escape" or "Raised on Radio" as Journey´s best album but the band´s die-hard fans often refer to "Infinity" as their favorite album. It´s Perry´s debut and with Queen-like harmony vocals as a perfect match to songs like "Wheel in the sky", "Lights" and "Anytime" - no wonder the band sold millions of "Infinity" but it´s not the hits that makes this an essential album, it´s the other ones like "Somethin´ to hide" for example where Perry showed why he was so superior as a lead singer and also earned his spot as #76 on Rolling Stone Magazine´s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.

3.Troubled child (Frontiers, 1983) 
Written by Jonathan Cain / Neal Schon / Steve Perry, lead vocals by Steve Perry, produced by Kevin Elson and Mike Stone
If you start talking great Journey songs and mention "Troubled child", the average person will look at you as a three-headed monster because they probably never heard it and it´s not so strange because it´s the most overlooked song on the "Frontiers" album. The band performed "Troubled child" live for the first time in Japan in 2017 but didn´t include the song on the album "Escape and Frontiers Live in Japan" so it´s like the song has been erased from the band´s history. It´s time to put it back as a milestone in the legacy of Journey.



2.Trial by fire (Trial by fire, 1996) 
Written by Jonathan Cain / Neal Schon / Steve Perry, lead vocals by Steve Perry, produced by Kevin Shirley
The single "When you love a woman" was nominated for a Grammy in 1996 and also one of the reasons the album "Trial by fire" sold 1.8 million copies during the grunge era when melodic rock hit rock bottom. But the album´s highlight is the title track and to my knowledge, never performed live by the band. A true hallelujah-moment that needs to be in Journey´s setlist 2020.

1.Rubicon (Frontiers, 1983) 
Written by Jonathan Cain / Neal Schon / Steve Perry, lead vocals by Steve Perry, produced by Kevin Elson and Mike Stone
There are several tribute bands, "Frontiers", "Evolution", "E5C4P3" and also one called "Rubicon". The list of Perry-clones is long, Hugo, Jeremy Frederick, Jason Kelty, Mike Ledesma, Guido Priori, Steve Augeri, Arnel Pineda and Deen Castronovo. But there can only be one - the original, the voice, Stephen Ray Perry. Between 1981-1983, Journey had their peak where the line-up of Steve Smith, Ross Valory, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon and Steve Perry remained gods of AOR and still are. "Don´t stop believin´" is their most popular song and "Mother, father" their greatest song but "Rubicon" is Journey´s most underrated song.