antiMusic Logo
Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Feeds
spacer

MAXX12 Release Ronnie Montrose Tribute Song

12/03/2012
.
MAXX12 have released, He Rocked The Nation, their tribute to best friend, mentor and executive producer Ronnie Montrose, who died earlier this year.

The band is currently offering a stream and a free download of the song for a limited time here. We were sent over these details:

Montrose was known as one of the premier guitar players of the '60s and '70s. He started his career as a teenager playing for Van Morrison. Ronnie later went on to play for the wildly popular Edgar Winter Group, and then formed his own band, Montrose, also very popular in the '70s, and later, Gamma in the '80s. Montrose was also famous for discovering then unknown singer Sammy Hagar, who went on to be a superstar in his own band and later with other megaband Van Halen in the '80s.

News reports said Ronnie died of prostate cancer on March 3, 2012. But his wife, Leighsa Montrose, later made an official statement to GuitarPlayer that Ronnie had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He suffered from grave depression.

The song will bring back memories to Montrose fans, and clue them into some interesting things about him. His former agent, Jim Douglas of Prime Time Entertainment, says, "He Rocked the Nation is a wonderful, heart-felt and unique tribute to Ronnie. He would have adored it...and fans will love all the tidbits about Ronnie's career and personality."

Songwriter, guitarist and lead singer T. Michael Riddle of MAXX12 says, "The song is filled with some of Ronnie's favorite sayings. One thing he would often do is tell everyone backstage, 'Have you heard the news?' He'd get everybody all curious and riled up. Then he'd announce, 'There's good rockin' tonight!' We've also mentioned a lot of his famous songs, such as Bad Motorscooter."

MAXX12, co-founded and executive produced by the late Montrose, is one of the San Jose area's newest sensations. Composed of three super talented guys from the '80s metal scene, and featuring Riddle, formerly with metal legends Valhalla, MAXX12 is a phenomenon to be witnessed. They are creators of the edgy new metal sound, Apocalypse Rock: a swampy, hard-rock signature style. The band also features bass virtuoso Jon Hampton and hard rockin' drummer Ronnie Cascinai. MAXX12's mission is to rid the US of political trouble, through music. MAXX12 is already getting quite a cult following in Southern and Western American states.

MAXX12 CDs, DVDs and MP3s

MAXX12 T-shirts and Posters

MAXX12 CDs, vinyl and rarities

Share this article


...end


advertisement
advertisement

.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock:
30 Arrested At Guns N' Roses Concert- Lost Beatles Demo Discovered- Ozzy Osbourne Announces Late Night TV Appearance- Slayer Eject Fan From Show For Spitting On Araya- more

Beyond Rock: Gucci Mane's New Album 'Everybody Looking' Streaming Online- Drake Mocks Joe Budden During Dallas Concert- 5 Seconds of Summer Release 'Girls Talk Boys' Video- more

Ozzy Osbourne Feared 'Lunatic In The Crowd' At Alamo- Guns N Roses Pop Up Shop Takes Over Former CBGB Location- Megadeth Show Us The 'Post American World'- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock


advertisement

.
Rock News Stories
30 Arrested At Guns N' Roses Concert

Lost Beatles Demo Discovered

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Late Night TV Appearance

Slayer Eject Fan From Show For Spitting On Tom Araya

Jason Newsted Explains Why He Unplugged For New Project

Late Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza's Memoir Set For Release

Joe Perry Back On Tour With Hollywood Vampires Following Collapse

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page Thanks Fans For Stairway Trial Support

Eric Clapton Auctions Guitar To Help Asleep At The Wheel Star

Five Finger Death Punch Release 'I Apologize' Video

Ronnie James Dio's Solo Career Was Unplanned

Phil Anselmo's Scour Announce Debut Live Performance

Other Music News Stories
Gucci Mane's New Album 'Everybody Looking' Streaming Online

Drake Mocks Joe Budden During Dallas Concert

5 Seconds of Summer Release 'Girls Talk Boys' Video

Oasis Expand 'Be Here Now' Album To 3-Disc Set

Rihanna Plays Alien Stripper in Sci-Fi Film 'Valerian'

'Justice League' Trailer Features The White Stripes 'Icky Thump'

Diplo Says 'No One Thought' Justin Bieber Collaboration 'Would Work'

'Luke Cage' Trailer Features Ol' Dirty Bastard's 'Shimmy Shimmy Ya'

Baby Future Calls Russell Wilson 'Papa'

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Cast In New Musical Film 'La La Land'

Carrie Brownstein Previews Short Film Featuring Kim Gordon

Singled Out: Sarah Miles' Addictive

Reviews
All Recent Reviews and Interviews

Road Trip Swaziland Part 2- Wildlife and Game Parks

Root 66: Urban Pioneers- Ivas John- Travis Green- Clint Morgan

Vernon Neilly - Outta Time

Denner Shermann - Masters of Evil

Road Trip: Nepal Open for Business!

Counting Down Southern Rock: The 100 Best Songs

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors Concert Review

Foghat - Under the Influence

Michael Franti & Spearhead Live 2016: Miracle Makers

Road Trip: Swaziland Part 1: Culture and Attractions

Guns N' Roses: Not In This Lifetime Concert Review

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2016 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.