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German glam rockers
JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE
will release album ‘The Big Easy’
The Big Easy
God Made Radio
Back In The Days
Hit And Run
Boys Don’t Play With Dolls
The Limit Is The Sky
Wild At Heart
Hair Metal heroes John Diva & The Rockets Of Love are dropping their third album “The Big Easy“ on March 17th, 2023.
Their second offering “American Amadeus“
served as an ode to Glam Metal, but for record number three, the five musicians revisit what they do best:
straightforward, refreshing rock with distinctive riffs, hard beats, multilayered lyrics, and a frontman in top form.
The wait is finally over:
JOHN DIVA is back!
„Remember 80-something, we never seemed to miss a thing“
these first lines of John Diva’s latest song “Back In The Days“ are a perfect summary of what this band stands for:
Spandex pants, juvenile folly, a love for partying,
and a Walkman with a fresh set of batteries.
John Diva & The Rockets Of Love are bringing back carefree 80s vibes, yet manage to make them sound brand new.
And isn’t carefreeness exactly what we all need right now?
The name of the record says it all!
guitarist Snake Rocket explains the process of creating “The Big Easy”:
“We wanted to record an album that sounds like Cherry Cola. Also, we put great emphasis on the fact that the record is intended as an album and doesn’t sound as if we jammed together an intro and eleven random songs. The record works in that order precisely.”
It only took six months from initial song idea to finished album.
Never has John Diva & The Rockets Of Love sounded more like a unit.
Never has the group oozed so much joy and California sunshine from every pore.
John Diva & The Rockets Of Love are synonymous with wild parties, passionate live shows, but also liberal messages in their lyrics.
German glam rockers
JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE
have released single/video ‘God Made Radio’
pic by bernd manthey
The glam rockers of JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE have released their first single from the new studio album, coming in March 2023, “God Made Radio”.
In it, they pay homage to all rock radio stations
that have successfully gotten fans and bands through the pandemic.
guitarist Snake Rocket explains:
“The track is a thank you to all the stations that are always on the lookout for hot new shit and are giving their all to beat monotony. It’s for all of those who aren’t satisfied with only ever playing the well-loved tracks, but who constantly bring attention to new music.”
“God Made Radio“ is also a taste of the vibe
John Diva & The Rockets Of Love are setting on their third album: straightforward, refreshing rock with distinctive riffs, hard beats, maniacal guitar solos, and a frontman in top form.
No frills, no bullshit, but stadium rock for the big stage.
JOHN DIVA & The Rockets Of Love
Voodoo, Sex & Vampires
Soldier Of Love
Bling Bling Marilyn
Champagne On Mars
Weekend For A Lifetime
Wasted (In Babylon)
Movin‘ Back To Paradise
Drip Drip Baby
This Is Rock’n’Roll
Vinyl Bonus Tracks:
Star Of Rock
Blonde! Black! Red! Brunette!
American Amadeus (Orchester Version)
John Diva – vocals
Snake Rocket – guitars
J.J. Love – guitars
Remmie Martin – bass
Lee Stingray jr. – drums
Of course, John Diva & The Rockets Of Love could have taken the easy way out.
Their 2019 debut album Mama Said Rock Is Dead instantly made 24th place in the German album chart list, putting the band on the map internationally practically overnight – in huge blinking neon signs.
Their dazzling video clips accompanying their singles are dripping with clichés and are causing quite the stir on the internet, while their tours following their album release turned out to be nothing less than a Rock´nRoll imbued victory parade with an ever-growing entourage.
What, therefore, could have been more natural than them adhering to the exact same 80ties glam rock inspired recipe for success for their second album American Amadeus, when it had worked like a charm for their first one?
But no, as lead singer John Diva points out.
“That was never even an option for us. On the contrary: the challenge lies in growing, testing boundaries and inventing yourself over and over again on an artistic level. Stagnation means regression, so with American Amadeus we are definitely going one step further.”
Stylistically speaking especially, their 12 new songs are sounding out extremes.
Or, as guitarist Snake Rocket describes the direction of their new album:
“Our hard songs are even harder and faster, our flashy pieces even flashier.”
He’s making it quite clear that this approach is due in parts to an increased self-confidence.
“Our major tour for Mama Said Rock Is Dead has had a positive impact on us”, he says. “Thanks to the thoroughly positive feedback for our first album and its great reception at concerts, we’re going out on a limb even more with American Amadeus.”
The album will be released on 15th January 2021 by Steamhammer/SPV and only a few weeks later the band will be going on a big concert tour.
With American Amadeus John Diva & The Rockets Of Love are definitely growing and gaining even more personality.
At the core of the characteristic John Diva sound lies authentic and energetic Classic Hardrock, a style that first flourished during the 80ties and spread from Los Angeles all around the globe in an unparalleled way.
Because one thing’s for sure:
Where John Diva treads, there’s glitter and shine.
So much so, that even the greats of that era can only shrug their shoulders resignedly.
The new songs, however, go even further, cross referencing not only formations like Van Halen, Mötley Crüe or Def Leppard, but also rock legends of the 70ties like The Who, Kiss in their early years or Black Sabbath.
This already shows in their epic title song ‘American Amadeus‘, which is brimming with pomp, pathos, glamour and decadence.
This flair is also expressed in the accompanying video clip, which can only be described as opulent.
“To us, ‘American Amadeus‘ is the perfect title track because it demonstrates the whole range of our stylistic repertoire” John Diva explains. “The song is glamorous, playfully electrifying and combines European high culture with American trash culture.”
Much the same can be said for the first single ‘Bling Bling Marilyn‘, that boasts a chorus which literally blows your mind.
The song was written by lead singer John Diva, together with Hannes Braun (Kissin Dynamite), who contributed valuable ideas to no less than 3 more songs.
“We’re really happy with the collaboration”, the band enthuses, “especially as the fans will definitely be noticing his style in ‘Bling Bling Marilyn‘.”
The same goes for Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker), who had his share in composing ‘Champagne On Mars‘ and ‘This Is Rock´n`Roll‘ and who is playing a banjo slide solo in ‘Voodoo Sex & Vampires‘.
At the heart of this exceptional band is none other than pink comet John Diva himself, womanizer and a true gentleman.
It’s his powerful voice that layers their humorous lyrics with intelligent and onomatopoeic innuendo.
Always at his side are his wing men Snake Rocket and JJ Love, arguably the finest duo of guitar heroes on God’s green earth.
Then there’s of course bassist Remmie Martin, the enigmatic heartthrob with the compelling gaze, and last but not least Lee Stingray Jr., a drumstick-whirling Jack Sparrow lookalike, the pirate once so congenially portrayed by Johnny Depp.
These fabulous five are pouring out catchy tunes in heaps, it seems.
This is one tried and tested recipe for success that John Diva & The Rockets of Love have certainly stuck to with American Amadeus – and rightly so!