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Fri
16
Dec

The Right To Rock Podcast - JOHNNY GIOELI

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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #212), featuring Hardline vocalist Johnny Gioeli.  Johnny took time out of his busy schedule to discuss Hardline's latest release Human Nature.  Johnny also discusses his early days of touring as well as his favorite place to compose.  Interview lasts approx. 60 min.
 
Time for another An Evening With... as the boys bring in one of their favorite vocalists, Johnny Gioeli from Hardline.  Johnny chats it up with the guys covering the spectrum of his massive career. Get the skinny on Hardline's latest release Human Nature, as well as some possible dates with the original line up to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Double Eclipse.  Johnny also touches on his work with Axel Rudi Pell as well as his upcoming solo album. You can't miss this show because it's chock full of information you need to know.
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Mon
01
Aug

HARDLINE Deliver 'Human Nature' October 14

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Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the return of HARDLINE with the brand new album “Human Nature”, set for release on October 14.
 
Following the rebirth of the band that happened with the release of “Danger Zone” in 2012, Hardline have regrouped around fabulous singer Johnny Gioeli with the excellent production and keyboard skills of Alessandro Del Vecchio (Rated X, Resurrection Kings, Revolution Saints), the shredding talents of guitarist Josh Ramos (The Storm), and the powerful rhythm section made up of bassist Anna Portalupi (Tarja Turunen) and drummer Francesco Jovino (Primal Fear, Jorn). All these musicians have an impressive pedigree, but what makes Hardline special is how well their unique and different talents blend together.
 
The goal for their new album was to have a heavier and updated version of the original Hardline sound. Think debut album, 1992's “Double Eclipse” updated for the 21st Century, with a grittier and more straight ahead sound. Anthemic, hard rocking songs are what you can expect from this record and hook after hook, riff after riff, you’ll find yourself wowed by this absolute monster of an album!
 
When Gioeli and Del Vechhio got together to begin writing songs for the album, “[T]he plan was to create an album that emulates the feeling of "Double Eclipse" combined with the dynamics of modern day rock. Very heavy and in your face, but still with hitting melodies,” says Johnny. “I have a tremendous amount of Axel Rudi Pell fans that know me for the way I deliver a metal song too. So yes, it’s definitely the heaviest we have done since the debut. I see this album as the perfect mix of styles.”
 
“As a producer I pushed everyone to squeeze these songs and put as much attitude as we could on tape,” adds Alessandro Del Vecchio. “We wanted more of an in-your-face attitude than our softer albums. I think we understood we had something special in our hands when we finished “Take You Home”. Even if it's the ballad of the album I guess it's the focal point of the musical bond that Johnny and myself share with the whole band.”
 
“The guys put their heart and soul into their performances,” concludes Johnny “You can hear the essence of every drum strike and the sweat hitting the drums shortly after. Do it again, Cesco! HARDER, HARDER! Josh, Anna and Ale wouldn’t stop until their fingers said “enough”…and then……we did it again and again. That’s rock and roll man. Songs like “Where Will We Go From Here,” “Human Nature” and “Take you Home,” to me they are the essence of what I LOVE to sing and HOW I love to sing!”
 
“Human Nature” tracklisting:
 
1. Where Will We Go From Here
2. Nobody's Fool
3. Human Nature
4. Trapped In Muddy Waters
5. Running On Empty
6. The World Is Falling Down
7. Take You Home
8. Where The North Wind Blows
9. In The Dead Of The Night
10. United We Stand
11. Fighting The Battle
 
HARDLINE
Johnny Gioeli – Lead Vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Josh Ramos - Guitars
Anna Portalupi - Bass
Francesco Jovino - Drums
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
 
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Thu
03
Mar

HARDLINE First European Tour Dates

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Frontiers Records, Steelheart Music and Bagana Rock Agency are proud to present:

HARDLINE - EUROPEAN SHOWS 2016

Following the amazing show at 2014 “Frontiers Rock Festival”, HARDLINE, featuring Johnny Gioeli, Josh Ramos, Alessandro Del Vecchio and Anna Portalupi, will play a bunch of dates thru Europe, in late May-early June.

First two confirmed shows are:

May 28: Madrid, Sala Caracol (first ever HARDLINE show in Spain!)
May 29: Milano, Legend Club

HARDLINE are actually busy writing and recording the follow-up to the acclaimed “Danger Zone” album, released in 2012 on Frontiers Records. The new album will be out late 2016, as usual on Frontiers Records.

info booking: booking@baganarock.com
www.hardlinerocks.com | www.frontiers.it | www.baganarock.com

 
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Thu
30
Oct

FNA Records Releases BRUNETTE Rarities on 2 CDs

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In a few short years, the band had amassed a vast and varied catalog of demo recordings which can now be heard here on the FnA Records (www.fnarecords.net) new releases entitled DEMOS 1989-1990 and Rough Demos
 
 
PRE-Hardline band Brunette release two albums on FnA Records
 
 
Undoubtedly, Brunette was one of Hollywood’s greatest unsigned treasures; despite the fact that every big-wig A&R guy had the 80’s hard rock band on their radar.  The coveted major label deal was just around the corner, and Brunette had definitely paid their dues.  Relentless cross-country touring, Standing-room only showcases, sold out shows, and ingenious marketing schemes had the band prepared to jump to the next level.  Unfortunately for Brunette, the oft-used excuse of “Creative Differences” stopped this fast moving machine dead in its tracks.

In 1987, The Gioeli brothers had put together a solid powerhouse band that went by the name of Killerhit in Pennsylvania.  On the advice of good friend and fellow Pennsylvania native Bret Michaels (Poison), they packed up their bags and headed out to Los Angeles where their cream of the crop craftsmanship could be better noticed.  When they got to L.A., they had taken notice that the most successful bans all had a blonde front man.  Since they didn’t follow the well-recognized blue print of having a blonde lead singer, let alone a blonde in the entire band, they changed their name to Brunette.

The band also struck down the blue-print of taking every gig you could get in Hollywood.  Instead, they played once every other month which created a great demand and led to many Sold Out shows.  In between those L.A. gigs, the band didn’t just sit idle, instead they criss-crossed the country building a name for the band in all markets. This was definitely a hard-working band.

In 1988, Brunette masterfully executed an ingenious marketing campaign.  They hired a plane to fly banners (which read “Brunette Rocks” and “Brunette Attacks in August”) over the L.A. Coliseum during Van Halen’s set at the Monsters of Rock Festival, exposing 90,000 plus onlookers to the band.  Also, speaking of Van Halen, Brunette would eventually break Van Halens all-time single-weekend attendance record at Gazzari’s night club.

In a few short years, the band had amassed a vast and varied catalog of demo recordings which can now be heard here on the FnA Records (www.fnarecords.net) new releases entitled DEMOS 1989-1990 and Rough DemosDemos 1989-1990 have stellar recordings of the bands most popular songs while Rough Demos showcase some rough recordings and the direction the band was heading.  The song “Hot Cherie”, later done by Hardline, is also featured on Rough Demos.  Be sure to head over to FnA Records and pick up these two must not miss CD’s!!!

At the top of their game, Brunette called it quits due to Creative Differences.  This would lead to the Gioeli Brothers teaming up with Neal Schon (Journey) and the creation of the Melodic band HARDLINE and their MCA released album Double Eclipse
 
Johnny Gioeli would later go onto sing for Axel Rudi Pell and most notably became the singing voice of the cartoon character Sonic The Hedgehog. Other members of Brunette went on to work with Vince Neil, Bangaloire Choir, Cinderella and Big House.

So here we are, 25 years in the making, and the fans are getting what they have long been asking for, two official releases on FnA Records (www.fnarecords.net
 

 

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