Golden Age revisited by RZR
Imagine tuning into your favourite AOR radio station in 1975 and hearing tracks by Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Free, Mountain, Grand Funk and other great rockers of the day. For many that era will always be considered ‘The Golden Age Of Rock Radio’ and the prime period of the most influential hard rocking bands, many of whom still are touring 40 years later.
Legendary shredder Vinnie Moore’s new rock trio, Red Zone Rider (RZR), has claimed to have recaptured the sound and the feeling of that golden period. The other members of Red Zone Rider are Kelly Keeling (bass, keyboards, vocals, ex-George Lynch and Michael Schenker Group) and Scot Coogan (drums, previously with Ace Frehley and Lita Ford). Vinnie was first recognised by his melodic approach to shredding, and parallels were made with Yngwie Malmsteen. But Vinnie’s versatility was soon established as he pursued a solo career and branched off to become a hired gun for iconic bands like Alice Cooper and UFO.
RZR looks to be a band that will make a significant impact over the next 12 months. Solid songwriting, excellent instrumentation and vocals powered by inventive and locked-in drumming will put RZR in the cross hairs of lovers of hard rock, classic rock and blues rock. Check ‘em out on YouTube!