Month: March 2024

RadiJohan Top 10 on 30 March 2024

10NewThe StrutsHow Can I Love You
9NewThe Black CrowesWanting and Waiting
810Slash ft. Brian JohnsonKilling Floor
68Bon Jovi Legendary
57Nitrate ft. IssaOne Kiss (To Save My Heart)
44Rachel Platten Mercy
31Di-Rect My Blood
23Blackberry SmokeHammer and The Nail
12Lionheart Little Ships

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And We Keep On Strutting

Hot on the heels of their recent top 20 UK album, “Pretty Vicious”, which was released only months ago, platinum-selling rock band The Struts are back with yet another great new song. In the words of Lead singer Luke Spiller :

“‘How Can I Love You (Without Breaking Your Heart)’ is a brutally honest song that takes me right back to that moment when the phrase came to me. It has a Rod Stewart vibe to it, which is definitely something we haven’t done before. I also adore the backing vocal section, which has a Fleetwood Mac feel that’s never a bad thing. The lyric was laboured over for a long time, which I hope people will appreciate.”

“How Can I Love You (Without Breaking Your Heart” by The Struts is new this week on RadiJohan.

RadiJohan Top 10 on 23 March 2024

10NewSlash ft. Brian JohnsonKilling Floor
99Shed SevenLet’s Go Dancing
8NewBon Jovi Legendary
7NewNitrate ft. IssaOne Kiss (To Save My Heart)
62Cassidy Paris Danger
45Rachel Platten Mercy
33Blackberry Smoke Hammer and The Nail
26Lionheart Little Ships
11Di-Rect My Blood

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Another Legendary Rock Band Returns

“The Black Crowes” have just released their 10th studio album, Happiness Bastards, their first album of all new material since 2009’s Before the Frost… Until the Freeze. The rock band from Atlanta Georgia burst onto the scene in 1990 with their bestselling debut album Shake Your Money Maker, which included hits like “Hard To Handle,” “Twice As Hard” and “She Talks To Angels.” The album made the top 10 in the USA, Canada and New Zealand.

Happiness Bastards is a new album full of vintage Bluesy Rock tracks. The Black Crowes’ “Wanting and Waiting,” the album’s first single, is new this week on RadiJohan.

The Return of a Legend

American rock band “Bon Jovi” will be releasing a brand new album, called “Forever,” on the 7th of June. It’s the band’s 16th studio album, their first in four years, and the first to be released following frontman Jon Bon Jovi’s vocal cord surgery.  According to Jon Bon Jovi:

“This record is a return to joy. From the writing, through the recording process, this is turn up the volume, feel good.”

The band has also released the album’s first single “Legendary.” Speaking about the song in an interview Jon Bon Jovi revealed that the song is a tribute to his wife.

Bon Jovi’s “Legendary” is new this week on RadiJohan.

RadiJohan Top 10 on 16 March 2024

103Dion ft. Danielle NicoleI Aim to Please
9NewShed SevenLet’s Go Dancing
84Foghat I Don’t Appreciate You
69LionheartLittle Ships
56Rachel Platten Mercy
45Nits The Tree
38Blackberry Smoke Hammer and The Nail
22Cassidy Paris Danger
11Di-Rect My Blood

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North Sea Echoes

“North Sea Echoes”is a new band featuring “Fates Warning” members Ray Alder and Jim Matheos. The bad new for “Fates Warning fans is that the band appears to be in a state of permanent hiatus. The good news is that Ray and Jim’s “North Sea Echoes” released their debut album Really Good Terrible Things last month. Unlike the progressive style of Fates Warning, this album can perhaps be described as ambient rock and the new single, “Unmoved”, is a great introduction to Really Good Terrible Things.

Speaking on the lyrical concepts behind “Unmoved“, Ray Alder shared:

Some people dealing with depression often exhibit a remarkable ability to conceal their inner struggles by presenting a facade of happiness to the world.”

“Unmoved” by North Sea Echoes is new this week on RadiJohan.

A Boy Named Goo

On 14th of March 1995 “The Goo Goo Dolls” released their breakthrough fifth studio album, A Boy Named Goo, featuring their first major hit, “Name.” The American rock band were formed in 1986 starting off as a covers band,then developed a punk sound, before experiencing mainstream success following the release “Name”. The band has had seven top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including three top ten hits. They’ve also received four Grammy Award nominations.

Homage to Howlin’ Wolf

Guns n’ Roses guitarist “Slash” will be releasing his new solo album in May. Orgy of the Damned will revitalize some blues classics and will feature diverse guest vocalists including Billy Gibbons, Chris Stapleton, Dorothy, Iggy Pop, Paul Rodgers, Demi Lovato, Brian Johnson, Tash Neal, Chris Robinson, Beth Hart and Gary Clark Jr.

The first single is a superb cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s 1964 Chicago blues standard “Killing Floor” which features Brian Johnson of AC/DC on vocals, and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith on harmonica.  According to Slash:

‘Killing Floor’ is one of my favorite Howlin’ Wolf songs, but also one of the iconic blues riffs that turned me on as a young guitar player. I’ve always wanted to cover it in some capacity and this record was the perfect vehicle. But playing it with this band, and with Brian Johnson singing, it was an achievement I would never have imagined back then. Let alone Steven Tyler providing the harp.

“Killing Floor” by Slash ft. Brian Johnson is new this week on RadiJohan.

We Love to “Feel The Heat”

Formed in Nottingham in 2015 by bass-player Nick Hogg, melodic hard rockers “Nitrate” released their fourth studio album, Feel The Heat, last October. Influenced in no small way by the eighties rock scene, Nitrate’s sound may make you feel like you’ve been transported back in time to the heydays of Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Loverboy and Europe.

Feel The Heat, an album packed with rockers and seasoned with a few ballads has featured four official singles to date, including “All The Right Moves and “Needs a Little Love.” Easily one of the best albums of the past year it includes quite a few other great tracks that could easily have been single releases as well.

“One Kiss (To Save My Heart)” is one such track. It’s a beautiful duet which features highly regarded Norwegian star “Issa Oversveen” on vocals alongside Nitrate’s Alexander Strandell. Back in the eighties this song would have been a massive hit. It’s new this week on RadiJohan.