Melodic Rock

One Man’s Trash | History

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Fresh from the highly acclaimed Kimball-Jamison project album, iconic AOR singer Jimi Jamison debuts for the second time in 2011 with a new project One Man’s Trash. One Man’s Trash is Jamison joining forces with German songwriter/guitarist Fred Zahl, [...]

Cornerstone | Somewhere in America

by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Just to clarify, this is not the now-dormant Danish band Cornerstone that featured Doogie White and Steen Mogensen. This Cornerstone is an Austrian band that plays a brand of melodic rock that’s somewhere between AOR and alternative rock. The band impressed a [...]

Beggars & Thieves | We Are the Brokenhearted

by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – After more than a decade-long absence, Las Vegas-based melodic rockers Beggars & Thieves – whose 1990 debut remains one of that era’s most overlooked gems – are back with a new album. The band’s fourth studio album is titled We Are the [...]

Don Mancuso | No Strings Attached

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – A four-decade career has seen the East Coast guitar vet Don Mancuso lend his A-grade chops to a plethora of rock luminaries – from Lou Gramm (who in mid-70s has been Mancuso’s bandmate in Back Sheep before defecting to Foreigner), to most recently the [...]

Robin Beck | The Great Escape

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – The Great Escape is the eighth studio album by female melodic rock queen Robin Beck and the fifth since her comeback as a recording artist in 2003. The Great Escape is essentially a musical triangle featuring Robin Beck on lead vocals, James Christian on [...]

Kimball-Jamison | Kimball-Jamison

by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Leave it to the good people at Frontiers to come up with yet another match made in melodic rock heaven. This time around, they’ve paired former Survivor vocalist Jimi Jamison and former Toto frontman Bobby Kimball – two of the most memorable, most [...]

Williams-Friestedt | Williams-Friestedt

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Williams-Friestedt is the collaboration between Toto vocalist Joseph Williams and melodic rock guitarist Peter Friestedt. With AOR/melodic rock duos being very much in the favor of the day, it is hardly surprising that such professionals decided to join [...]

Rob Mancini | Rock ’n’ Roll Circus

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Rock’n’Roll Circus is the brand new debut album by German-Italian producer/guitarist Rob Mancini. Being active since the ’90s as a recording artist in melodic hard rock, Mancini served in such bands as Hotwire and Crush. The musician has since resided [...]

Elevener | Symmetry in Motion

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Three years past their debut album, Elevener return with their second studio effort Symmetry In Motion. Despite the peculiar album title and artwork it has to be clear that Elevener is actually a melodic rock/AOR band with a clear ‘80s orientation. What [...]

House of Lords | Big Money

by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Long-running American melodic rock band House of Lords is back with Big Money, their eighth studio album. For the past few releases, House of Lords has essentially been founding vocalist James Christian and a rotating cast of musicians. This time around, the [...]
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