Golden Age re­vis­ited by RZR

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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!

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