LOS ANGELES, CA. (Top40 Charts/ LUCK Media & Marketing)
Though she counts her influences as everyone from The Beatles
and Van Halen
to Stevie Nicks, 17-year-old singer/songwriter dynamo Madison Rose (www.madisonroserocks.com) channels her inner Joan Jett
when - in dishing on her explosive debut full-length recording Aftershock - she boldly declares to the world "I Love Rock 'n' Roll!"
Madison's not rocking and rumbling alone. On tracks like the blistering lead single "Kissin' In Your Cadillac" and the heavy duty emotional "Teenage Runaway," she's vibing with renowned surf-rock guitarist Gary Hoey and her multi-talented brother and musical partner in crime Justyn, dubbed "Justyn the Stuntman" for the many hats he dons (songwriter, bassist, guitarist, mentor) as he helps his younger sister hone in on her powerful sound.
With 16 solo albums and five Top 20 Billboard hits since the early '90s, Hoey has made numerous lists as one of the 100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time. Over the years, Hoey has toured and traded licks with the likes of Brian May (Queen), Peter Frampton, Foreigner, Joe Satriani, The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Bret Michaels, Rick Derringer and Deep Purple.
The lone cover tune on Aftershock is an exhilarating re-imagining of "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," from the debut album of Van Halen - the second concert Madison ever went to. In the last year, she had the opportunity to perform at the Key Club in L.A. with Michael Anthony of Van Halen/Chickenfoot.
In September 2010, the family loaded up their SUV with four small dogs, volumes of Madison's lyrics, guitars, and clothes. They drove to New Hampshire to live for two months while the singer, Justyn and Hoey wrote all the songs for the project which became Aftershock.
Comparing her favorably to Jett, Pat Benatar and Lita Ford, Hoey says, "Producing Madison was a joy. Her work ethic and drive were amazing. To see such a young artist come up with such great songs is rare. She's gorgeous and talented - and she can rock! Her new record is going to blow people's minds."