Top tracks: Richie Sambora is your No.1 choice this week!
Richie Sambora is the runaway winner in our latest Tracks Of The Week poll.
The Bon Jovi guitarist received a massive 548 votes for his brand new solo song Every Road Leads Home To You, placing him some way ahead of second-placed Diehard Dolls.
That’s correct: Diehard Dolls are No.2 with Finish What You Started! The relatively unknown Australian band soundly trounced established acts such as Aerosmith, The Cult and The Darkness to claim the runner-up position. Well done, cobbers!
In celebration of his TOTW triumph, Sambora has announced a short European tour to support the release of his album Aftermath Of A Lowdown, which comes out on September 18.
At the shows, the six-stringer is promising to play tracks from his new solo release along with some Bon Jovi classics. Dates are:
Tuesday 9 AMSTERDAM Melkweg (The Max)
Friday 12 MUNICH Circus Krone
Saturday 13 BERLIN Huxleys
Tuesday 16 LONDON O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tickets for the London show are on sale now. Get them here: www.livenation.co.uk
Here are the full results of our latest TOTW poll:
1. Richie Sambora – Every Road Leads Home To You In a departure from his previous major-label releases – Undiscovered Soul (1998) and Stranger In This Town (1991) – Sambora has returned to his music roots with Aftermath Of The Lowdown, creating what is claimed to be “a highly personal album that is both raw and powerful”. The first single, Every Road Leads Home To You, is available as a free download right now via www.richiesambora.com (email sign-up required).
2. Diehard Dolls – Finish What You Started Diehard Dolls hail from the belly of the underground Melbourne rock scene. Guitarist Kromy says: “We aim to bypass the brain and hit the crotch.” Lukey the singer adds: “…With a big bad babe and a bottle of scotch.” And what a result for the band, coming in at No.2 with this supersized AC/DC-style singalong!
3. Stone Sour – Absolute Zero Corey Taylor put his band Stone Sour under pressure when he decided to record two albums while only having studio time for one. Did he push too hard? Judging by the two new songs we previewed recently on the CR website the answer is: definitely not! Gone Sovereign (which you voted in at No.4) and Absolute Zero are taken from House Of Gold And Bones Part I, due in October, while Part II will come out in May next year.