Los Angeles, CA, March 19, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Combining the best loved heavy metal riffs of the ‘80s with the sweet melodies of the world’s favorite 80’s pop classics, Rock Sugar has “re-imaginated” the greatest pop songs of yesterday with heavy metal musicianship and superb showmanship. The group has already generated more than 500,000 hits on YouTube, and classic rock stations all over the country are playing many cuts from their debut CD “Reimaginator” solely generated by fan word-of-mouth. Some radio stations are even having listening parties where they play the entire album front to back.
Here’s what some early critics are saying:
“The first full length release from Rock Sugar is a total treat…if you want something that can make you laugh, rock out and gaze questioningly at your speakers while you wonder what they’ve done this time, then you’ll want to pick this thing up right quick.” – Pollstar
“When they took the stage, it was a case of men and boys compared to what had gone before. Wow! Now I’ve seen some things by some bands in my time, but this was a masterstroke…I think I can safely say that this was one of the best performances at a Firefest ever.”—Powerplay Magazine
“This band played an absolutely storming set, had great fun in doing so, and got the crowd eating out of their hands.”—Fireworks Magazine
The idea for the group was divinely inspired by lead vocalist Jess Harnell – an Emmy nominee (named by “Variety” as one of the Top 10 voiceover actors) and one of L.A.’s premier studio singers -- who, while vacationing on a tropical island, brainstormed a very novel idea – what if a heavy metal band got stuck on a deserted island in 1989, and the only music they had to keep them company over the last 20 years was the 80’s pop CD collection of a 13 year old girl? Harnell’s best friend and musical partner Chuck Duran shared the vision and thus ROCK SUGAR was born. Each track on the CD includes amalgamated versions of classics you know by heart in ways you’ve never even dreamed of hearing them.
From Don't Stop The Sandman: Don't Stop Believin' (Journey) -Enter Sandman (Metallica);
to We Will Kickstart Your Rhapsody: Kickstart My Heart (Motley Crue) -Bohemian Rhapsody and We Will Rock You (Queen);
to Crazy Girl: Crazy Train (Ozzy) - Jessie's Girl (Rick Springfield);
to Shook Me Like A Prayer: Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC) - Like A Prayer (Madonna);
and many more…
Please check out www.rocksugarband.com to see what the commotion is all about.