Jul 312018
 

The official lyric video for ‘Me Generation’ from Ryan Roxie can be seen below. The song is taken from his new solo album, “Imagine Your Reality”, which was released on May 25 via Cargo Records UK. The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, who is best known as Alice Cooper‘s longtime lead guitarist and collaborator, has also worked with Slash and Gilby Clarke and been a member of Classic Rock award-nominated band Casablanca.

“Imagine Your Reality” is Ryan‘s first official solo release and sees him joined by other noteworthy musicians, including a collaboration with CHEAP TRICK‘s Robin Zander on the track “California Man”.

“Imagine Your Reality” continues Roxie‘s legacy of creating infectiously melodic songs and straight-ahead, no-nonsense rock riffs, and this time with more guitar than ever before. Ten tracks, all underlined by ten gleaming guitar solos. From the punk rock undertones of ‘Never Mind Me’ to the un-sugarcoated tale of life in ‘La La Land (To Live And Die In LA)’ to the superb Beatles-y/Oasis nod ‘Look Me In The Eye’ — it’s an uplifting big rock sound. Zander transforms ‘California Man’ into the ultimate vintage-vibed, top-down, drive-in-the-sunshine rock ‘n’ roll anthem.

Ryan said: “Cheap Trick were a major influence in my musical upbringing. Both Robin Zander and Rick Nielsenhave joined us onstage at Alice Cooper shows in the past and have always been the most quintessential rock stars. In my opinion, Robin Zander‘s voice is the definition of rock ‘n’ roll, so having him guest vocal on ‘California Man’ definitely ticks a box off my ‘greatest moments in rock ‘n roll’ list.”

Asked by AntiHero if the songs on ‘Imagine Your Reality’ are all brand new or if they were created using ideas that were collected over the course of several years, Ryan said: “Let’s put it this way: everything was put together in the last year as far as getting the final songs done. When it comes to the inspiration, some of the riffs and some of maybe the vocal title tracks, some of those go back a few years. One of the riff rock tracks that we have called ‘To Live And Die in L.A.’, I had that title sort of bopping around in my head since the ’90s. It was actually one of those weird L.A. detective movies — it was the title of a movie, and I thought, ‘That title is too cool to be in just a movie. I’m going to make it a song as well.’ When you listen to the actual riff, you can actually hear a bit of maybe there are a little bit of the bands I was playing around with during that time in the ’90s influence in there. During that time, I was playing with Alice Cooper in the ‘Brutal Planet’ era as well as Slash’s Snakepit.”

Tracklist:

1. Big Rock Show
2. Over And Done
3. California Man
4. To Live And Die In LA
5. Uh Oh Song
6. Me Generation
7. Look Me In The Eye
8. Hearts In Trouble
9. Nevermind Me
10. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face

Lineup:

Ryan Roxie – Guitars, Vocals
Tommy Henriksen Bass on tracks 1, 6, 9
Kristoffer ‘Folle’ Folin – Bass on tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Jon Bordon – Badd on track 8
Kristoffer ‘Folle’ Folin – Drums on tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Glen Sobel – Drums on tracks 1, 6, 9
Anton Korberg – Drums on track 8
Seven Anapolis – Drums on track 3
Teddy ‘Zig-Zag’ Andriatis – Keyboards/Piano on track 3
John Bordon – Keyboards/Piano on track 8

Backing Vocals – Johan Becker, Kristoffer ‘Folle’ Folin, Tommy Henriksen
Special guest vocals on track 3 – Robin Zander

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Lyric video for ‘Me Generation’

Lyric video for ‘To Live And Die In L.A.’

Lyric video for ‘California Man’

Lyric video for ‘Over & Done’

 

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