16th March 2018
1. 21 Again / 2. Mama Tried / 3. Vegas / 4. Crushed Velvet / 5. Good Times / 6. Time Enough For That / 7. Straight Shooter / 8. Another Fine Mess / 9. Morning / 10. That's Alright
Little Caesar fuse no-nonsense hard rock that harks back to 70's giants such as Bad Company and Humble Pie, with an aching ZZ Top groove, and overlay it with classic R&B melodies to produce some mighty fine straight up good time rock and roll! The lead (digital only) single 'Time Enough For That' is a reflective, semi power ballad that is a total lighters (or phones) in the air AOR smash! With his raspy, soulful vocals, main-man Ron Young leaves his heart on his heavily tattooed sleeve while the emotive, crying guitar solos build the song into an instantly familiar yet classic track. FM radio slickness with bar band grit, Little Caesar in 2018 is exactly what's missing in contemporary rock music. Bursting onto the LA scene in 1987, big things seemed inevitable for a band who had the winning combination of being managed by Jimmy Iovine, A&R'd by John Kalodner and produced by the one and only Bob Rock. Their unique blend of soulful, yet ballsy hard rock was a perfect reflection of the musical climate that spawned them. However, within weeks of the release of their self-titled debut, their label was sold. In the mix-up all their records were lost in transit to the new distributors and the bean counters' anvil came down on a band who were just getting going. Such is the rough and tumble music business! Never to let a thing like a label shuffle get in their way, the band hit the road off the success of their cover of Aretha Franklin's 'Chain Of Fools' and toured with bands as varied as Jane's Addiction, Kiss, Iggy Pop, Billy Idol, Social Distortion and Lynyrd Skynyrd. They also headlined their own tours across America and scored heavy rotation on MTV. Just as they got going again, like so many hard rock bands, they were stopped in their tracks by the grunge wave and ultimately disbanded for over a decade, re-emerging in 2001 for a string of high profile shows at the House of Blues, the California Speedway for NASCAR, and the Rock The Bayou Festival in Houston TX. The band went quiet again, until 2009 when they released their fourth album 'Redemption' and returned to Europe and the UK. In 2012 they released 'American Dream' and performed at the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales that December. They returned once again to Europe in 2013 appearing at The Download Festival alongside such acts as Iron Maiden, Motörhea d, Rival Sons and Queens Of The Stone Age, and in 2016 released the double live album 'Brutally Honest'. In 2017, the band returned to the UK and Europe, toured the US, and entered the studio with Bruce Witkin to produce this brand new album, their Golden Robot Records debut.