Jaime St. James
Jaime St. James is the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the glam metal band Black'N Blue, he served in the mid-2000s as the lead singer of Warrant, but he left upon the return of the band's original lead singer Jani Lane in 2008. He sang on Warrant's 2006 album Born Again. Born James Pond, St. James started out playing drums, as he had fantasized about being a rock drummer during his youth, he began his professional music career while a student at Cleveland High School, where he and classmates Dan Kurth, Barry Pendergrass, Ray Malsom formed the Molly Hatchet-inspired combo Jet. Pond and Jet are featured prominently in the yearbook of Cleveland High School; the band was a favorite among Portland's high school crowd, his version of the ZZ Top song "La Grange" was an early hint of his future fame. It was during high school that Pond met his then-classmate and fellow musician, Tommy Thayer, creating a friendship that has lasted to the present, he and Thayer formed a band that evolved into Black'n Blue, which gave the two their first taste of mainstream success.
Following Black N' Blue, St. James performed with the bands Freight Train Jane, The Glorious Things, his own band St. James, which Billy Morris guested with. Jaime St. James played drums for the Kiss tribute band called Cold Gin, playing the role of Peter Criss. Tommy Thayer, band mate of St. James in Black'N Blue was in Cold Gin, playing the role of Ace Frehley. There was/is at least one other Kiss tribute band called Cold Gin, he co-wrote one Kiss song with Gene Simmons and Scott Van Zen: "In My Head", which appeared on their album Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions. Aside from Black'N Blue, St. James was a member of the now defunct Hard Rock All Stars with Juan Croucier of Ratt, Stacey Blades and Pete Holmes of Black'N Blue / Michael Schenker, their set list includes songs from their own respective bands Black'N Blue, Ratt & L. A. Guns. In late 2013, St. James joined the live show Let It Rawk with Stacey Blades, Oz Fox, Scot Coogan, Eric Brittingham and Sean McNabb; the band performs in Las Vegas, at various rock festivals.
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James Kottak is an American drummer. Kottak is best known for his work with the German hard rock band Scorpions, which he joined in 1996. At the time of his firing from the band in 2016, he was their all-time longest-serving drummer, surpassing Herman Rarebell, who spent 18 years in the band. Prior to joining Scorpions, Kottak was a drummer for the Bob Brickley Band, Nut House, Mister Charlie, Buster Brown, Kingdom Come, Wild Horses, the McAuley Schenker Group and Ashba, he gained early mainstream exposure during his time with Kingdom Come, appearing on the band's first two studio albums, the first of which included their biggest hit, "Get it On." This track prominently features Kottak's drumming, culminating in a drum solo just before the song's conclusion. In February 1997, he helped Dio on their US tour by replacing Vinny Appice for four or five shows when Vinny Appice had pneumonia, he gave drum lessons at Far-Out Music in Jeffersonville, once having as students former Bride drummer, Jerry McBroom, Shane Harrison, who went on to play with country super star Terri Clark.
He played with guitarist Michael Lee Firkins. Kottak plays in his own band Kottak known as KrunK. On April 28, 2016, it was announced that Kottak would be replaced by Mikkey Dee on 12 North American headlining dates, including a run of shows at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas dubbed "Scorpions blacked out in Las Vegas". On September 12, 2016, it was announced. Kottak endorses Ddrum and Yamaha drums, Aquarian drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals, Ahead drumsticks and accessories and Danmar percussion. Kottak was married to Athena Lee, Tommy Lee's younger sister, a drummer and was a fellow member of Kottak; the couple had three children between them, including their son and Athena's two children from her first marriage and Myles. On April 29, 2014, the National Post reported via the Associated Press that Kottak was arrested in Dubai and sentenced to one month in jail for drunkenness, offensive behavior and insulting Islam. Kottak is one of the characters in the book Sex Tips from Rock Stars by Paul Miles published by Omnibus Press in July 2010.
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Cherry Pie (Warrant song)
"Cherry Pie" is a song by the American rock band Warrant. It was released on September 1990 as the lead single from the album of the same name; the song was released as a single three days. The song became a Top Ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 10 and reached number 19 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks; the song has been cited by many as a "rock anthem". In 2009, it was named the 56th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. Despite its success, a daylong MTV special on the best and worst music videos of all time, MTV's Triumphs and Tragedies, listed the song's video as one of the worst. "Cherry Pie" was not planned to be put on the album, lead guitarist Joey Allen has stated that the album was going to be called Quality You Can Taste. The president of Columbia Records, Don Ienner, wanted a rock anthem, so he called frontman Jani Lane, who wrote the song in about fifteen minutes. Allen stated that "the whole everything for that record changed, it was driven by the label and not the band."
The song was written down on a pizza box, now on display in the Hard Rock Cafe in Destin, part of the Destin Commons. The guitar solo was played by C. C. DeVille as a favor to Lane, a long-time friend. Many of the band members felt that "Cherry Pie" is not one of the better songs on the album, see the song as a double-edged sword: it brought them fame, but many of their other songs are overshadowed by the major hit. On VH1's HEAVY: The Story Of Metal episode 3: "Looks That Kill," Lane expressed his regret for writing the song, stating that "I could shoot myself in the fucking head for writing that song." However, he clarified that he had been under personal stress at the time of the VH1 interview, had no ill feelings towards his association with the song: Can I clear the air on that? They just caught me on a bad day, it was a bad moment—I was going through a divorce, my mom had just passed away, all this stuff was going on—and they sit me down in a chair and wanna start grilling me with questions, I didn't wanna be there, so...
You know, push that interview to the side, I'm happy as a clam to have written a song, still being played and still dug by so many people. It's hard enough to let alone one that sticks around; the lyrics appear to contain many metaphorical and blatant references to sex, such as "Well, swingin' on the front porch/Swingin' on the lawn/Swingin' where we want/'Cause there ain't nobody home", "Swingin' in there/'cause she wanted me to feed her/So I mixed up the batter/And she licked the beater". Some say the lyrics are a man bragging about his sexual exploits with a woman, attractive and, the object of desire of many men. However, near the end of the song, the woman's father accidentally walks in on the pair having sex in the bathroom and declares that their relationship must end: "Swing in the bathroom/Swingin' on the floor/Swingin' so hard/We forgot to lock the door/In walks her daddy/Standin' six foot four/He said you ain't gonna swing/With my daughter no more." The song title itself is thought by many to be another blatant reference to sex.
Here, both "cherry" and "pie" may be used sexually, as "cherry" can mean a virgin, "pie" is slang for vulva. The video for "Cherry Pie" received heavy airplay on other music video stations, it featured the members of Warrant and a scantily clad woman, seen dancing throughout the video while the band members perform and make tongue-in-cheek references to the song's lyrics, all against a white background. Canadian cable-TV music network, MuchMusic refused to air the "Cherry Pie" video on the grounds that it was "offensively sexist". Brown became involved with Lane soon after the video was filmed, married him in 1991. "Cherry Pie" was re-visited by the band in 1999 on their Greatest & Latest album and was released as a promo and iTunes single and was released on several mixed compilation albums. In 2004, Lane recorded an acoustic version of "Cherry Pie", which featured on the second VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped compilation
Back Down to One
Back Down to One is the debut solo album by Jani Lane, former lead vocalist of the American hard rock band Warrant. Lane was still the lead singer of Warrant when this album was first released in 2003 featuring a band Lane assembled composed of guitarist Matt Cleary, ex-Defcon bass player Mark Mathews and drummer Adam Mercer; the bulk of the album material would be co-composed by his erstwhile Warrant colleague Keri Kelli. In 1993 Jani Lane started working on his first solo project, titled "Jabberwocky", the album represented a significant musical departure from previous work but continued to be pushed back. Between 1997 and 2000, demos of Lane's solo material began surfacing on the Internet with some bids on eBay reaching an estimated $US100.00 per copy. In 2002 Lane decided to postpone the Jabberwocky project and instead release a brand new project as his debut solo album; the new record "Back Down to One" would be picked up for a European licence by the British Z Records label. Shortly after the album's release Lane was admitted to a rehab center for alcohol and drug-related exhaustion.
The album titled. Following rehab and nearly two years of arguments and disagreements with Warrant band members, Lane quit Warrant in January 2004, after a few acting roles and appearances on compilations, attempted to restart his own version of Warrant. Although "Back Down to One" was credited as a solo release the singer assembled a new touring band for the album subsequently titled "JANI LANE'S WARRANT" and included Lizzy Borden guitarist Dario Lorina, Chad MacDonald on bass and Troy Patrick Farrell on drums, his first batch of solo shows, in Michigan, would be stopped by legal action from his former band mates objecting to the use of the Warrant band logo on his posters. Lane's former bandmates were not content with Jani quitting the band but Lane continued touring without the Warrant name and logo; the cover art for the album features four bodies on the floor who represented Lane's ex Warrant band mates and Jani Lane as the only one left standing, meaning that Warrant was back down to one and the album represented a new Warrant.
The Warrant band members took offense to the cover art, which Lane claimed after leaving Warrant, that it was only a joke from his cover artist, a joke his former bandmates didn't like. In 2006 "Back Down to One" was reissued and released in the US and Lane continued to promote the album with his version of Warrant. Funny 2:55 Better Than You 3:16 Nothing 3:09 How a Girl 3:42 Back Down to One 3:48 Hooked 2:49 Oh Yeah 3:09 Don't Trust Me 2:38 Twilight 3:06 6 Feet Under 2:45 Sick 3:13 Jani Lane: Lead Vocal Matt Cleary: Guitars Mark Matthews: Bass Adam Mercer: Drums Dave Brooks: Backing Vocal Dario Lorina: Guitars Chad Mcdonald: Bass Troy Patrick Farrell: Drums Shawn Zavodney: keyboards Executive Producer: Shawn Hackel Produced By Shawn Hackel & Jani Lane Engineered By Dave Brooks, Matt Cleary & Shawn Hackel Mixing: Dave Brooks, Matt Cleary, Jani Lane, Shawn Hackel
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U. S. is the county seat of Summit County. It is located on the western edge of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau, about 30 miles south of Cleveland; as of the 2017 Census estimate, the city proper had a total population of 197,846, making it the 119th-largest city in the United States. The Greater Akron area, covering Summit and Portage counties, had an estimated population of 703,505; the city was founded in 1825 by Simon Perkins and Paul Williams, along the Little Cuyahoga River at the summit of the developing Ohio and Erie Canal. The name is derived from the Greek word signifying high point, it was renamed South Akron after Eliakim Crosby founded nearby North Akron in 1833, until both merged into an incorporated village in 1836. In the 1910s, Akron doubled in population. A long history of rubber and tire manufacturing, carried on today by Goodyear Tire, gave Akron the nickname "Rubber Capital of the World", it was once known as a center of airship development.
Today, its economy includes manufacturing, education and biomedical research. Notable historic events in Akron include the passage of the Akron School Law of 1847, which created the K–12 system. A racially diverse city, it has seen noted racial relations speeches by Sojourner Truth in 1851 — the Ain't I A Woman? Speech. Du Bois in 1920. In 1914, Marcus Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Akron. Episodes of major civil unrest in Akron have included the riot of 1900, rubber strike of 1936, the Wooster Avenue riots of 1968. In 1811, Paul Williams settled near the corner of what is now Broadway, he suggested to General Simon Perkins, surveyor of the Connecticut Land Company's Connecticut Western Reserve, that they found a town at the summit of the developing Ohio and Erie Canal. The name is adapted from meaning summit or high point, it was laid out in December 1825, where the south part of the downtown Akron neighborhood sits today. Irish laborers working on the Ohio Canal built about 100 cabins nearby.
After Eliakim Crosby founded "North Akron" in the northern portion of what is now downtown Akron in 1833, "South" was added to Akron's name until about three years when the two were merged and became an incorporated village in 1836. In 1840, Summit County formed from portions of Portage and Stark Counties. Akron replaced Cuyahoga Falls as its county seat a year and opened a canal connecting to Beaver, helping give birth to the stoneware, sewer pipe, fishing tackle, farming equipment industries. In 1844, abolitionist John Brown moved into the John Brown House across the street from business partner Colonel Simon Perkins, who lived in the Perkins Stone Mansion; the Akron School Law of 1847 founded the city's public schools and created the K–12 grade school system, used in every U. S. state. The city's first school is now a museum on Broadway Street near the corner of Exchange; when the Ohio Women's Rights Convention came to Akron in 1851, Sojourner Truth extemporaneously delivered her speech named "Ain't I A Woman?", at the Universalist Old Stone Church.
In 1870, a local businessman associated with the church, John R. Buchtel, founded Buchtel College, which became the University of Akron in 1913. Ferdinand Schumacher bought a mill in 1856, the following decade mass-produced oat bars for the Union Army during the American Civil War. Akron incorporated as a city in 1865. Philanthropist Lewis Miller, Walter Blythe, architect Jacob Snyder designed the used Akron Plan, debuting it on Akron's First Methodist Episcopal Church in 1872. Numerous Congregational and Presbyterian churches built between the 1870s and World War I use it. In 1883, a local journalist began the modern toy industry by founding the Akron Toy Company. A year the first popular toy was mass-produced clay marbles made by Samuel C. Dyke at his shop where Lock 3 Park is now. Other popular inventions include rubber balloons, dolls, baby buggy bumpers, little brown jugs. In 1895, the first long-distance electric railway, the Akron and Cleveland Railroad, began service. On August 25, 1889, the Boston Daily Globe referred to Akron with the nickname "Summit City".
To help local police, the city deployed the first police car in the U. S. that ran on electricity. The Riot of 1900 saw assaults on city officials, two deaths, the destruction by fire of Columbia Hall and the Downtown Fire Station; the American trucking industry was birthed through Akron's Rubber Capital of the World era when the four major tire companies Goodrich Corporation, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, General Tire were headquartered in the city. The numerous jobs the rubber factories provided for deaf people led to Akron being nicknamed the "Crossroads of the Deaf". On Easter Sunday 1913, 9.55 inches of rain fell, causing floods that killed five people and destroyed the Ohio and Erie Canal system. From 1916 to 1920, 10,000 schoolgirls took part in the successful Akron Experiment, testing iodized salt to prevent goiter in what was known as the "Goiter Belt"; the Akron & National Marble Tournament was created in 1923 by Roy W
We Will Rock You
"We Will Rock You" is a song written by Brian May and recorded by Queen for their 1977 album News of the World. Rolling Stone ranked it number 330 of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" in 2004, it placed at number 146 on the Songs of the Century list in 2001. In 2009, "We Will Rock You" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Other than the last 30 seconds, which contains a guitar solo by May, the song is set in a cappella form, using only stomping and clapping as a rhythmic body percussion beat. In 1977, "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" were issued together as a worldwide top 10 single. Soon after the album was released, many radio stations began playing the songs consecutively and without interruption. Since its release, "We Will Rock You" has been covered, sampled, referred to, used by multiple recording artists, TV shows and other media worldwide, it has become a cliche at sports events around the world as a stadium anthem due to its simple rhythm. On 7 October 2017, Queen released a Raw Sessions version of the track to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of News of the World.
It features a radically different approach to the guitar solo and includes May's count-in prior to the recording. "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" were written in response to an event that occurred during the A Day at the Races Tour. The band played at Stafford's Bingley Hall, according to Brian May: We did an encore and went off, instead of just keeping clapping, they sang "You'll Never Walk Alone" to us, we were just knocked out and taken aback – it was quite an emotional experience and I think these chant things are in some way connected with that. One version was used as the opening track on 1977's News of the World; this consists of a stomp-stomp-clap-pause beat, a power chorus, being somewhat of an anthem. The stamping effects were created by the band overdubbing the sounds of themselves stomping and clapping many times and adding delay effects to create a sound like many people were participating; the durations of the delays were in the ratios of prime numbers, a technique now known as non-harmonic reverberation.
A tape loop is used to repeat the last phrase of the guitar solo three times as opposed to Brian May playing it three separate times on the recording. The "stomp, clap" sounds were used in the Queen + Paul Rodgers song "Still Burnin'"; the music video was filmed alongside "Spread Your Wings" at the back garden of Roger Taylor's mansion. When performed live, the song is followed by "We Are the Champions", as they were designed to run together; the songs are paired on the radio and at sporting events, where they are played. They were the last two songs Queen performed at Live Aid in 1985. Queen performed an alternative version of "We Will Rock You" known as the "fast version", featuring a faster-feeling tempo and a full band arrangement; the band would use this version to open their live sets in the late 1970s and early 1980s, as heard on the albums Live Killers, Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl, Queen Rock Montreal, the expanded edition of News of the World. A studio recording of this version is known to exist, recorded for John Peel's show on BBC Radio 1 in 1977.
It is part of a longer cut. In 2002, the fast version was released on a promo single distributed by the tabloid The Sun; the "fast" BBC studio version can be found on The Best of King Biscuit Live Volume 4. Between the two versions, there is a brief cut of a woman discussing Brahmanism, used in a BBC Radio documentary; the fast version is used as the curtain call music for the musical of the same title, after the finale, a pairing of the original "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions." It was the most played song during the 2008–2009 seasons of the National Football League, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball. In July 2000, British boy band Five released a cover of "We Will Rock You", it was the fourth single released from Invincible. Released on 17 July 2000, the song features two members of Queen: Brian May on guitar and Roger Taylor on drums. Freddie Mercury had died in November 1991, nearly a decade before this version's release, John Deacon had retired from public life three years before the release of the Five cover.
The song charted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, making it Five's second number-one single, their ninth consecutive top-ten hit. UK CD1"We Will Rock You" – 3:08 "Keep on Movin'" – 3:32 "We Will Rock You" – 3:08UK CD2"We Will Rock You" – 3:08 "Invincible Megamix" – 4:19 "Invincible Megamix" – 4:19UK Cassette single"We Will Rock You" – 3:08 "Keep on Movin'" – 3:32 "Invincible Megamix" – 4:19European CD single"We Will Rock You" – 3:08 "Invincible Megamix" – 3:43 "We Will Rock You" – 3:08 1990s 1992: American glam metal band Warrant covered the song for the film Gladiator. 1992: Brazilian band Viper covered the fast version of the song in their third album Evolution, in a 1993 live album Maniacs in Japan. 1996: American recording artist Linda Ronstadt performed a soft lullaby version for her album Dedicated to the One I Love.2000s 2000: American hip hop producer DJ Hurricane and vocalist Scott Weiland collaborated on a cover of the song for the album Don't Sleep. 2003: A remix by KCPK, sung by a chorus of children, was released in a series of animated Evian adverts which aired in France
Dog Eat Dog (Warrant album)
Dog Eat Dog was the third studio album by American rock band Warrant. It was released on August 1992 on the Columbia label of Sony Music; the album peaked at number 25 on The Billboard 200. The album achieved "gold" status in the United States, but was less successful in a commercial sense than the band's first two albums, it is, regarded by most critics as Warrant's strongest record, a favorite among many devoted fans. The tone and style of the album could be said to be the last stage of the glam metal style during the 1980s, it is the last album to feature all five original members. While not a fundamental departure from the band's brand of melodic hard rock, Dog Eat Dog exhibited a heavier and darker sound than that found on the first two Warrant records, creating a style similar to Skid Row's Slave to the Grind. Parts of the record are ambitious and experimental, blending Hard Rock, progressive metal and alternative rock elements; the album was, above all, a showcase for the songwriting talents of vocalist Jani Lane.
Warrant began recording bass and drums for Dog Eat Dog in Los Angeles, California in February 1992. Overdubs were recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida, in March 1992; the record was mixed in at Scream Studios in Studio City, California in April 1992 with producer Michael Wagener. Conscious of the circulated rumour that Joey Allen and Erik Turner had not played on the first two Warrant records, the band had Wagener include a statement in the liner notes that "no artist, except those listed, performed on this album in any capacity whatsoever". Jani Lane wrote in the liner notes: "This album is dedicated to Joey Allen, one of the most under-rated guitarists in rock today." Shortly after the release of the album, Lane discovered that a large framed poster of Warrant had been removed from the foyer in Columbia Records in Los Angeles and had been replaced by a poster of Seattle band Alice in Chains. It was at this moment, according to Lane, that he realised that "the proverbial writing on the wall" for the band.
In the absence of support from the band's label, radio and MTV, without a major tour to support the record, sales of the album were sluggish. The album's themes include sex, Orwell style, homicidal psychopathy, drug addiction and lost relationships; the song Machine Gun was the album featured a music video. The song "Bitter Pill", the second single features an operatic interlude, performed in German by the "Moron Fish & Tackle Choir"; the makeshift "Choir" consisted of security guards, engineers and others, available at or near the recording studio. The song features two different music videos, one with the album version of the song featuring the whole band in the video and one with the acoustic version of the song featuring only Jani Lane in the video. "The Hole in My Wall" was released as the third single of the album. "Sad Theresa" had been recorded by Jani Lane and Steven Sweet's old band Plain Jane. All tracks by Jani Lane. "Machine Gun" - 3:45 "The Hole in My Wall" - 3:30 "April 2031" - 5:05 "Andy Warhol Was Right" - 3:37 "Bonfire" - 4:21 "The Bitter Pill" - 4:07 "Hollywood" - 3:47 "All My Bridges Are Burning" - 3:37 "Quicksand" - 3:58 "Let It Rain" - 4:16 "Inside Out" - 3:40 "Sad Theresa" - 3:25 "Lincolns and Fords" "Been Shot Down" "Pop Music" "Keeping Up With The Joneses" "Medicine Man" "Machine Gun" - #36 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
"The Bitter Pill" "The Hole In My Wall" "Inside Out" Jani Lane - vocals, arranger Joey Allen - guitar Erik Turner - guitar, arrangement Jerry Dixon - bass Steven Sweet - drums Scott Warren - keyboards Hardcore punk band Dog Eat Dog named their debut album Warrant in a joking'retaliation' for the title of this album