A few weeks ago your webzine LazyRocker.com already reported about Sleeze Beez's reunion gig. After being disbanded for almost 15 years they will support Aerosmith during their Dutch show on June 23rd in the Gelredome in Arnhem. The band, notorious for that typical 80's glamrock attitude filled with sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll, became succesful when they released their album Screwed, Blued & Tattooed. The album even reached #115 on U.S.A. Billboard's Top 200. We met guitar player Chriz van Jaarsveld and drummer Jan Koster the night before they started to rehearse for their reunion gig. It was a pretty long time since they met each other so while we were enjoying a couple of beers Chriz and Jan talked a lot about the reunion, their albums, but most of all about all their great and often very sleazy memories...
In 2007 6 young rockers formed the band H.E.A.T. The Swedish outfit released their same titled debut album in 2008. This album was received very well in the melodic rock scene. Now in a few weeks their 2nd album "Freedom Rock" is going to be be released. Early 2009 LazyRocker.com attended a show in the Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium, where H.E.A.T. acted as a support band for the German melodic metal band Edguy. In May 2010 they were back for the "Sweden Rocks Europe Tour" together with Treat and The Poodles. After their performance LazyRocker.com had an interview with bass player Jimmy Jay and drummer Crash. Click HERE for a review of the gig.
In the late 80's when hair bands like Bon Jovi, Europe and Def Leppard ruled the international hard rock scene the Dutch happy metal band Zinatra gained succes with their hitsingle "Love or Loneliness". The band also released two albums.
In 1992 vocalist Joss Mennen left the band. Two years later he formed his band simply named Mennen. Their music was heavier than the sound of Zinatra.
Now in 2010 after 18 years, 5 studio albums, 2 live albums and several big international tours Joss decided to end Mennen. Saturday April 17th they played their final show in MC The Bosuil in their hometown Weert in the South of the Netherlands. Just a few hours before the show your webzine LazyRocker.com spoke to frontman Joss Mennen about the ending of his band. We only spoke about Mennen, but as many of you might be interested in his Zinatra-era we agreed to talk about that in the near future.