I have a long, fortunate history with music. Some may have these huge milestones in their music career; whether it be tours, thousands of albums, tons of money and awards… however, my story is a bit different. I realized something really happened when I went into Tower Records in Hollywood, and in the magazine rack, there it was, Rose vs. Danzig- a huge article written on the Fifth Path magazine, it was Towers only cult-rock magazine available at the time. I always hoped to go where I really was called, and there we were on the front page. How mad of a world would it be if our prayers truly were answered… and it was.
As most of you know, I was signed at 14 years old having seven studio albums out with Mad At The World, as well as four reissues and eight studio albums with Rose / Mothership plus three compilations. But I never stopped writing…
So, I was fortunate enough to have twenty-one studio releases at such an early age. This brings me to the new Rose album- in which I’ve tried to break through every boundary and barrier musically and lyrically.
There’s an underlying stigma, the silent killer of the box and format that our records as artists tend to fall into: a sonic straight-jacket. Some of the perimeters and boundaries are healthy, and keep the schizophrenia at bay, “musically”. But doing this record independently, I’m simply recording what I truly love.
We will be supporting this album and doing some things in our musical career that we haven’t done in a while. So you’ll have to stay tuned, there is much more to come on that.
The new record: Songs For the Ritually Abused.
This record is dedicated to anybody that didn’t have a voice to scream through the soundproof walls in that old modular trailer- where the neighbors were used to the police coming and somehow staying for hours like they actually belonged there. For the little ones that tear up with the aroma of melting wax. For the ones with all the bruises and all the cuts, that were told nothing ever happened… it was all a dream. For the ones whose voice was stolen before they could say a word. It says in the Bible that God is close to the brokenhearted and the crushed in the spirit. So whether many of you can relate to this, or know someone who can, most of these kids don’t even make it out of the institutions. I have met several of these people, teens and adults- and there’s something so similar about all of their stories, they’re consistent- there is a way out. That’s what this album is all about- the escape for the abused.
Songs For the Ritually Abused will be released at the end of summer, 2016.