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ONE SUMMER DAY IN 2007, 5 GUYS WALK INTO A GARAGE...

Joe's Garage (if you can believe that), planning to just jam on some Thin Lizzy because they all really loved the band. The lineup that day was singer Carlos, bassist Alan McCleaf, drummer Joe Jones, and guitarists Tommy Pearson and Randy Stewart. After running through some classic Lizzy material, the jam slid sideways and crashed into all kinds of other stuff by other bands. Everything sounded great and you could almost hear the wheels turning in all of their heads at the same time. The next thing you know, ROCKSLIDE was born! Songs were learned, shows were played, and a good time was had by all, until June '08 when Carlos had to leave the band.

Enter Ricky Benson to become the new lead singer of ROCKSLIDE! More shows were played and more fun was had, but after just a few gigs with the new lineup Randy left the band. The band soldiered on playing one gig with a sit-in guitarist (Thanks, Jason!) and one as a 4-piece. Unfortunately Ricky's dreaded "day job" became too demanding and he was unable to continue, leaving some big shoes to fill.

The band tried out quite a few singers but no one quite fit the bill. Then a funny thing happened. During auditions, one potential singer brought out Greg Schweitzer to help out on guitar. Greg's style and sound fit in so well he was asked to join the band. Back to the 2-guitar lineup, the guys figured they had all been singing backup vocals and harmonies forever so why not keep the vocals in-house?

Up to speed as a 4-piece sharing the vocals, the band made their RE-debut with Greg in the Fall of '09. Around the same time, they got a call from former singer Ricky Benson. The pressure of his day job had eased up and he was looking for something to do musically again. It was a no brainer. He returned to ROCKSLIDE, now back to a 5-piece with one of the best singers you could ask for, powerhouse drums, solid melodic bass, and 2 lead guitar players that know how to play together, not against each other. ROCKSLIDE plays all your favorite classic rock bands, but not just the same ol' same ol'. You'll hear deeper cuts, long-forgotten AM radio nuggets, one-hit-wonders, and maybe even a little R&B or country. What you won't hear is whatever everybody else is doing. This band learns new material constantly so every show is fresh and full of surprises, for them and for you.

SEE YA AT THE SHOW!!!

Print Song List

Aerosmith - Chip Away The Stone
Babys - Midnite Rendezvous
Bad Co. - Can't Get Enough
Bad Co. - Gone Gone Gone
Bad Co. - Good Loving Gone Bad
Bad Co. - Movin' On
Badfinger - No Matter What
Beatles - Back In The USSR
Beatles - Ballad Of John And Yoko
Beatles - Birthday
Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
Blackfoot - Train Train
Blue Oyster Cult - Burning For You
Blues Bros. (Sam & Dave) - Soul Man
Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride
Bob Seger - Main St.
Bob Seger - Rock And Roll Never Forgets
Bob Welch - Ebony Eyes
Boz Scaggs - Lido Shuffle
BTO - Let It Ride
BTO - Roll On Down The Highway
Cars - Best Friend's Girl
CCR - Fortunate Son
CCR (Marvin Gaye) - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Cheap Trick - Ain't That A Shame
Cheap Trick - California Man
Clash - Brand New Cadillac
Cliff Richard - Devil Woman
Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right
David Bowie - Suffragette City
Deep Purple - Hush
Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
Doobie Brothers - Jesus Is Just Alright
Doors - Roadhouse Blues
Eagles - Those Shoes
Eddie Money - 2 Tickets To Paradise
Elton John - Bitch Is Back
Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright
Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around And Fell In Love
Elvis - Burning Love
Foreigner - Double Vision
Foreigner - Long Long Way From Home
Free - Alright Now
Georgia Satellites - Battleship Chains
Humble Pie/Mountain - I Don't Need No Doctor/Miss. Queen
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Jo Jo Gunne - Run Run Run
Joe Walsh - All Night Long
John Cougar - Hurts So Good
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Led Zeppelin - Custard Pie
Led Zeppelin - Dancing Days
Loverboy - Working For The Weekend
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Back My Bullets
Lynyrd Skynyrd - What's Your Name
Molly Hatchet - Bounty Hunter
Mudcrutch (Dave Dudley) - 6 Days On The Road
Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
O'Jays/Yayhoos - Love Train
Queen - Tie Your Mother Down
Rare Earth - Get Ready
Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You
Rod Stewart - Hot Legs
Rolling Stones - Happy
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep
Social Distortion - Ball And Chain
Steely Dan - Black Friday
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
Styx - Lorelei
Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands
Sugarloaf - Don't Call Us - We'll Call You
Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever
Ted Nugent - Hey Baby
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
Thin Lizzy - Rosalie
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
Tom Petty - Mary Jane's Last Dance
Tom Petty - The Waiting
Tommy Tutone - Jenny Jenny
Uriah Heep - Easy Livin'
Uriah Heep - Stealin'
Van Halen - Ain't Talkin' Bout Love
Who - Long Live Rock
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
ZZ Top - Pearl Necklace

 

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