By Greg Maki
On the business side, it might be harder for a band to exist now than it ever has been. But in the world of hard rock and metal, that hasn’t stopped countless acts from releasing album after album of quality material. Anyone who says there’s no good music today hasn’t looked past the FM dial. The previous year was one of the strongest in recent memory, highlighted by a number of veteran acts releasing albums that stand up to the best of their impressive back catalogues and newer bands still carving out names for themselves. Here are my favorites of 2016. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Adelitas Way’
Tags: Adelitas Way, Bad Reputation, Filthy Heart, Getaway, I Get Around, Johnny K, PledgeMusic, Rick DeJesus, Stuck, The Pretty Reckless, Virgin Records
Adelitas Way frontman Rick DeJesus is one of the most outspoken figures in rock music today, and it’s not just about the talk for him. After the release of its third album, Stuck (2014), Adelitas Way took the reins of its present and future, leaving Virgin Records and going independent. Using PledgeMusic to reach fans directly and help fund its fourth album, the band now has control creatively and on the business end. If the new album, Getaway (released Feb. 26, 2016), is any indication, DeJesus and his bandmates—drummer Trevor Stafford, guitarist Robert Zakaryan and bassist Andrew Cushing—know what they’re doing. It’s a great hard rock record that captures much of the power and energy the band brings to its live shows. And DeJesus sounds like a new man while talking about the experience and the current state of the band—well, almost. He’s still as honest as ever about the music business and rock music’s place in it. Live Metal’s Greg Maki recently caught up with him to talk about that and more. (more…)
Tags: Adelitas Way, Andrew Cushing, Bad Reputation, Deserve This, Filthy Heart, Fuel Music, Getaway, PledgeMusic, Rick DeJesus, Robert Zakaryan, The Vegas Syn, Trevor Stafford
Review by Greg Maki
The chorus of “Bad Reputation” the lead single from Adelitas Way’s fourth album, Getaway, serves as a manifesto for the band and, specifically, frontman Rick DeJesus:
“Don’t tell me what I should do or say
“’Cause I want to do it my own way
“I don’t give a fuck what you think, what you say
“I got a bad reputation”
The band has backed up that declaration through its actions, parting ways with Virgin Records, its home for its first three albums, in favor taking of the independent route and using PledgeMusic to fund Getaway. No more compromises with people in suits who don’t believe in rock music anymore. This is a rock band that puts on some of the best live shows in the business with complete creative control, finally capturing on record the raw power and energy it brings to the stage. (more…)
Tags: Adelitas Way, Bad Reputation, Rick DeJesus, Tour Dates
Adelitas Way has announced the dates for “The Bad Reputation Tour,” which features special guests Failure Anthem, Through The Fire and Eye on Attraction. The tour kicks off Jan. 16t,in Scottsdale, Arizona,and works its way throughout the United State,s wrapping up Feb 14 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Adelitas Way will be touring in support of its new single, “Bad Reputation,” from its upcoming album due out early this year.
Frontman Rick DeJesus discussed the new single: (more…)
Tags: A Place Called Home, Adelitas Way, Bad Seed Rising, Charm City, Paul Feig, Red, Spy
Coinciding with the release of its second EP, A Place Called Home, Bad Seed Rising announced today that it has been added to the Red/Adelitas Way tour kicking off May 29 in Oklahoma City. The tour is set to continue through the end of June with additional dates to be announced. (more…)
Tags: Adelitas Way, Deserve This, Flyleaf, Framing Hanley, Home School Valedictorian, PledgeMusic, Rick DeJesus, SnoCore, Stuck, The Pretty Reckless, Virgin Records
Last September, in one of the most honest and real interviews you could ever read, Adelitas Way frontman Rick DeJesus vented his frustration with how record labels treat rock bands in today’s music business. So the recent announcement that the band had seized control of its career and launched a PledgeMusic drive to fund its forthcoming album (due this summer) made perfect sense. Rewards for pledging range from signed CDs and T-shirts to a night out with the band in Las Vegas and an acoustic house concert (with plenty in between). When this year’s SnoCore Tour (also featuring Flyleaf, Framing Hanley and Fit for Rivals) came to Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down with Rick to discuss his band’s bold career move and more. (more…)
Tags: Adelitas Way, Baltimore, Live photos, Rams Head Live, Rick DeJesus, SnoCore Tour
2015 SnoCore Tour. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)
Tags: Adelitas Way, Deserve This, Fit for Rivals, Flyleaf, Framing Hanley, Home School Valedictorian, Release date, Rick DeJesus, SnoCore Tour, Stuck
Las Vegas hard rockers Adelitas Way is gearing up for the release of a new EP titled Deserve This on March 17. The EP was produced by Matt Dougherty (Airbourne, Aranda, Megadeth, Staind, Disturbed) and the band at Groovemaster Studios and executive produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, Pop Evil). The band is currently on the road this winter as a part of the SnoCore tour along with Flyleaf, Framing Hanley and Fit for Rivals. (more…)
Tags: Adelitas Way, Fit for Rivals, Flyleaf, Framing Hanley, SnoCore Tour, Tour Dates
Wind-up Records and TKO have announced the 2015 SnoCore Tour itinerary featuring headliner Flyleaf, with Adelitas Way confirmed as direct support. Framing Hanley and Fit for Rivals will open the show. he tour begins on Feb. 3 at Amos South End in Charlotte, N.C., and will wrap on the West Coast mid-March. The on-sale goes live at noon Saturday, Dec. 6, via www.snocore.com.
The SnoCore Tour first launched close to two decades ago and, from 1996 to 2010, staged annual runs filling a void of minimal touring activity during the winter months. In its first year, SnoCore showcased bands that included Sublime, Less Than Jake, Guttermouth and Shankin’ Pickle. Over the years, Blink-182, Incubus, Everclear, System of a Down, Seether, Shinedown and Alien Ant Farm, among others, participated in SnoCore.
Confirmed SnoCore Tour dates, with additional dates to be announced shortly: (more…)
Tags: Adelitas Way, Fit for Rivals, Flyleaf, Framing Hanley, SnoCore Tour, Tours, Wind-up Records
Wind-up Records and TKO have announced the 2015 SnoCore Tour will feature headliner Flyleaf, with Adelitas Way confirmed as direct support. Framing Hanley and Fit for Rivals will open the show.
Multi-platinum band Flyleaf recently released Between the Stars, on Loud & Proud Records. The lead single “Set Me on Fire” can be viewed below. (more…)
Tags: Adelitas Way, Dog on a Leash, Rick DeJesus, Spotify, Streaming music, Stuck, The Pretty Reckless
“I sound disgruntled, but I’m just telling the truth so people know what it’s like for us.”
It will never be said that Adelitas Way frontman Rick DeJesus is afraid to speak his mind, especially when it comes to the music business and how record labels treat rock bands today. Having spent years in the trenches, racking up a string of hit singles at rock radio and selling hundreds of thousands of albums and even more singles, yet still touring the country in a van, he should know. His band’s latest album, Stuck, released in July, describes the predicament nearly every rock band is facing, and DeJesus firmly believes it’s going to get worse before it gets better.
When Adelitas Way’s tour supporting The Pretty Reckless came to The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland, Live Metal’s Greg Maki climbed aboard the band’s van, and DeJesus laid out the gory details. (more…)