Rock Sugar Band's Unbelievable Journey
Rescued Rockers Return: How Rock Sugar Found Their Voice Again
2010 was the best of years for Rock Sugar. Rescued at last after two shipwrecked decades being slowly brainwashed by 80’s pop songs, and following an ill-fated performance on a sinking bat mitzvah party yacht, the band returned to their native Hollywood.
However, their initial joy soon faded as they discovered just how much things had changed in their absence. Their old apartment was now a foggy building called a dispensary. There was apparently an invisible worldwide web wrapped around everyone alive. And the entire universe was seemingly under the complete control of forces known as “social media influencers,” although why their influences meant more than those less social was anybody’s guess.
Rock Sugar Band's Astonishing Mash-Ups Leave Fans Awestruck
The band adapted as best they could, and unleashed their first album, "Reinventinator," upon an unsuspecting public. After the shock of hearing AC/DC and Madonna being flawlessly mashed together without anyone spontaneously exploding sank in, things began to soar for Rock Sugar.
Their videos went viral and the band performed live to hundreds of thousands, sharing stages with the same artists they had posters of hanging on their walls in the tenth grade. Literally! They used to break into their schools late at night and hang glossy images of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, etc. all over their classrooms. These posters were quickly taken down and never returned to the band – an early indication of what to expect when they eventually began paying taxes.
Most importantly, however, after their return from the island, they began to assemble their beloved "fam club," The Sugarheads, from all across the globe, without whom the lives of Rock Sugar would never have been nearly as sweet.☺
Rock Sugar's Bold and Daring Second Album Takes Shape
After this whirlwind of activity, the band members tried to assimilate into a culture that had changed immeasurably since they’d been gone. So many things were different, but people always needed their pizzas delivered, so their day jobs were largely the same. And soon, a miracle occurred.
Even though nefarious forces had taken lethally sharp scissors to the entire rock and roll hair band genre since the carefree days of the 80’s, Rock Sugar’s desert island exile with only pop tunes to listen to had lingering effects. The band was quite able to appreciate great songs (or great people), with or without power chords, no matter what they might be labeled, how they appeared on the surface or any other trivial details. And thanks to some magical and new-to-them online sources, RS discovered many great new pop songs, including thousands on something called YouTube that were apparently and miraculously somehow performed entirely by cats!
With classic 80’s hard rock anthems never far from their minds, exciting new ideas began to form and the second, even more daringly insane, Rock Sugar masterpiece slowly began to crystallize – and after all, crystals are rocks. Soon enough (if you consider eleven years soon enough) the new Rock Sugar album was nearing its completion. However, much like an undersea stone wall sinking a doomed bat mitzvah party yacht, just below the surface, trouble was brewing.
Fun loving mash up aficionados weren’t the only ones who had closely followed Rock Sugar’s path.
Uniting Styles, Defying Divides: The Quest for Musical and Social Revolution
Schlomo Rosenberg, the still angry party holder on the previously mentioned sunken yacht, had also caught wind of Rock Sugar’s return. Reasoning that they owed him a yacht, and after much careful planning, Schlomo made the only logical choice: kidnapping the band and tossing them into a dungeon. (Little known fact: many people who have yachts also enjoy dungeons. Go fig!)
Yet even there, the creative ideas of unifying seemingly very separate musical styles and proving they could coexist in perfect harmony could not be stopped. After all, as years had gone by, the band, and the world, had seen unnecessary divides form between all kinds of groups and styles of people who actually could’ve mixed together as beautifully as Kiss and Paula Abdul. The only trouble was that it’s hard to play guitars and execute musical and social revolution when you’re chained up to a wall in a dungeon.
However, the band somehow managed to send out an S.O.S., and before long, with the invaluable help of the ever-loyal Sugarheads, Rock Sugar made their escape and put the finishing touches on what you are now about to hear.
Rock Sugar's Highly Anticipated Second Album Is Finally Here
We hope and believe you’ll find that whatever was big on the first album is huger here. What was crazy is far more insanely inspired. What rocked then pops way harder now. And most of all, if the first album made you smile ten times, we’re shooting for a hundred this time around.
So make yourself comfortable and get ready to hear more of your favorite songs, from both then and now, in ways you never even imagined, and yet ways that sound like maybe they were meant to be cool together all along.
Just like all of us.
POP ROCKS – AND SO DO YOU!