Guitarist Ryan Roxie will release his new solo album, “Imagine Your Reality”, on May 25 via www.bellyacherecords.com for pre-order and set to be released on May 25, 2018. The CD will also be available via Cargo Records UK.
The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, who is best known as Alice Cooper’s longtime lead guitarist and collaborator, has also worked with Slash and Gilby Clarke and been a member of Classic Rock award-nominated band CASABLANCA.
“Imagine Your Reality” is Ryan’s first official solo release and sees him joined by other noteworthy musicians, including a collaboration with CHEAP TRICK’s Robin Zander on the track “California Man”.
Says Roxie: “CHEAP TRICK were a major influence in my musical upbringing. Both Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen have joined us onstage at Alice Cooper shows in the past and have always been the most quintessential rock stars. In my opinion, Robin Zander’s voice is the definition of rock ‘n’ roll, so having him guest vocal on ‘California Man’ definitely ticks a box off my ‘greatest moments in rock ‘n roll’ list.”
“Imagine Your Reality” continues Roxie’s legacy of creating infectiously melodic songs and straight-ahead, no-nonsense rock riffs, and this time with more guitar than ever before. Ten tracks, all underlined by ten gleaming guitar solos. From the punk rock undertones of “Never Mind Me” to the un-sugarcoated tale of life in “La La Land (To Live And Die In LA)” to the superb BEATLES-y/OASIS nod “Look Me In The Eye” — it’s an uplifting big rock sound. Zander transforms “California Man” into the ultimate vintage-vibed, top-down, drive-in-the-sunshine rock ‘n’ roll anthem.
Ryan says: “With this album, I think we kept the spirit and power of the 3.5-minute rock song intact as well as keeping the dream of guitar-driven music alive and well. I can’t wait for people to experience my reality.”
The LP is currently available at www.bellyacherecords.com for pre-order and set to be released on May 25, 2018. Fans can order the LP’s individually or in bundle packs with an exclusive T-Shirt and Guitar Pick pack.
The Bellyache Records Super Deluxe Edition 1st pressing Vinyl LP is limited to 500 copies world wide. There are 4 different colors of vinyl:
125 Red Vinyl, 125 White Vinyl, 125 Blue Vinyl & 125 Classic Black Vinyl.
Each LP includes a Die-Cut Jacket with 2 Double Sided Prints giving the fans the choice of 4 different front cover images to choose so they can choose their own Roxie Reality.
Also included is an 11″x17″ Poster signed by Ryan Roxie, a printed Inner Sleeve with Lyrics, Photos & Liner Notes, full LP Digital Download Code & a sleeved CD Copy.
The LP will also be available at all upcoming Alice Cooper shows this summer and fall while supplies last.
The digital release will be available at all major outlets like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Apple Music, Spotify, etc.
“Imagine Your Reality” track listing:
01. Big Rock Show
02. Over And Done
03. California Man
04. To Live And Die In LA
05. Uh Oh Song
06. Me Generation
07. Look Me In The Eye
08. Hearts In Trouble
09. Nevermind Me
10. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
The official lyric videos for “California Man” and “Over And Done” can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ryan+roxie
“Image Your Reality” was produced by Kristoffer “Folle” Folin, Tommy Henriksen and Jon Bordon. It was recorded and mixed at Purple Skull Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.