INTERVIEW AND LIVE PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA
Bobby Rock is a Los Angeles based rock/metal drummer. The man first came into awareness with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion which featured, as its name suggests, former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent, bassist Dana Strum and vocalist Robert Fleischman who was soon replaced by Mark Slaughter. The band released two albums before disbanding in 1988. Later on, Rock worked on several projects including The Skull, Nitro, and Hardline. He’s also been working many years with the band Nelson and released solo albums, including OUT OF BODY (1996), several instructional DVD’s, books, and has become a recognized health and fitness specialist, with certifications in exercise, nutrition, and meditation. In recent years Rock has also played with the metal band Carnival of Souls, Gary Hoey and Graham Bonnet’s Alcatrazz. In addition to all this, Bobby joined the legendary Lita Ford band last January. The band did a mini-tour in Sweden in late July 2013. At Skogsrojet festival, I was fortunate enough to get the chance to sit down with Bobby and discuss the current Lita Ford thing, his past with Vinnie Vincent and other interesting topics. Read on!
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Tags: bob kulick, bobby rock, Dana Strum, george sewitt, invasion, LITA FORD, mark slaughter, NELSON, THE SKULL, VINNIE VINCENT
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INTERVIEW AND LIVE PICS BY MARKO SYRJALA
Slaughter is hard rock / glam metal band that was formed late 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada by former Vinnie Vincent Invasion members – vocalist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum. The original lineup was completed by guitarist Tim Kelly and drummer Blas Elias. The band reached stardom in 1990 with their first album STICK IT TO YA which went to double platinum in the United States. The album included hit singles “Up All Night”, “Spend My Life” and “Fly to the Angels” which all received heavy radio and MTV rotation. The sophomore album WILD LIFE followed in 1992 and it was another successful release by the band. They released two more albums FEAR NO EVIL (1995) and REVOLUTION (1997) but the changes in the music business and trends in mid 90’s caused Slaughter to slowly lose popularity. The big tragedy struck in 1998 when guitarist Kelly was killed in an auto accident in the Arizona desert. Jeff Blando joined the band in 1999 and the album BACK TO REALITY was released later on that same year. Although Slaughter has not in the headlines lately, they have remained a steady act. The band still tours, mostly in the USA, and in June 2012 they finally came over to Europe. The band performed at the Sweden Rock festival, and yes, this was Slaughter’s first ever show on this continent. In Sweden, I sat down with bassist Dana Strum and we discussed the bands future, the old days, working with Vince Neil, placing people in bands, and of course about his colorful past with Vinnie Vincent. Mark Slaughter and Jeff Blando were also present and they both gave some comments on various things. Read on!!!
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Tags: Dana Strum, jeff blando, mark slaughter, Slaughter, tim kelly, Vince Neil, VINNIE VINCENT
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