Sad news: The music world mourns the loss of Ray Manzarek (74), founding Member and keyboarder of The Doors, White Zombie drummer Phil Buerstatte (44) and Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder (63). R.I.P.!
German Hardrockers BERSERKER will donate 18.000€ to the Berlin cancer charity for children on May 25. November 2011 BERSERKER front man Schröder was diagnosed with cancer, now he is cancer-free. In 2012 the band collected money for this charity at their concerts and will also continue to do so in the future. Slayer´s Jeff Hanneman is dead: he passed away at about 11AM on May 2nd near his Southern California home because of liver failure due to an infection after a spider bite. R.I.P. Jeff!
The Siberian Jay music video "I´m Holding" featuring Mikko Sirén from Apocalyptica on drums - we reported about the videoshoot in our "1h with" Special - can be watched here: http://youtu.be/C-hSNurZVcs
Sweden has been recognised, for a long time already, as a breeding ground for first class musicians and bands, like Hardcore Superstar, Crazy Lixx and Sister Sin, who have opened the way for upcoming artists, especially in the Sleaze & Rock section. On the other hand, there is the danger to get overlooked in such abundance of bands. That shouldn´t happen to these gentlemen from Gothenburg, because they offer the whole package: not only their music puts you in a good mood and gets to the point, they are also a top live act. Now Baby Jane release their first long player titled “In the Spotlight”, and ´in the spotlight´ is what they should be pretty soon, too, with such an album.
Baby Jane songs have meaning, despite the party sound – unlike those of their colleagues Hardcore Superstars. But “In the Spotlight” is not only a record with fast, rebellious songs to get you excited, there is also a lot of feeling, for example with the ballad “Upside Down”. Singer Freddie has a proper dirty voice, which is required for a Hard Rock singer, backed up by guitarists Rikk & Mikey, bassist Manx and drummer Matt. Baby Jane give a fresh quality to their rock sound, something that hasn´t been heard for a long time. Definitely the best newcomer act in rock in recent years. It would be a shame if they don´t have their breakthrough with this masterpiece!