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Saturday, June 4, 2011
The Rods: New 14 Min Audio Interview With David "Rock" Feinstein
On June 3,Aniruddh "Andrew" BansalofMetal Assaultconducted an interview withDavid "Rock" FeinsteinofThe Rods. You can now listen to the 14 minute chat below. One band that many veteran metalheads feel should have hit the big time was New York'sThe Rods. Comprised of membersDavid "Rock" Feinstein(guitar/lead vocals),Garry Bordonaro(bass/vocals), andCarl Canedy(drums/vocals),The Rodswould go on to open arena shows for such renowned groups asIron Maiden,Twisted Sister,Judas Priest,Ozzy Osbourne(the"Blizzard Of Ozz"tour),Scorpions, Rainbow(Joe Lynn Turnerera), and during the mid-'80s, even had a then-unknownMetallivaopening a headlining tour for them. Add to it the fact thatFeinsteinis the cousin of the late, greatRonnie James Dio(both played together inElf) andCanedyis an acclaimed metal producer (having worked on classic early releases byMegadeth,Anthrax, Overkill, etc.), and it makes it even more baffling whyThe Rodsnever got their due. But this appears to changing quickly, as the trio has signed on with theNiji Entertainment Group, a label that was created byRonnie James Dioand his wife/manager,Wendy Dio. The band's seventh release overall (and sixth release overall forNiji) is titled"Vengeance"and was made available on May 24. The release comes hot on the heels ofFeinstein's recently released solo album,"Bitten by the Beast". The first single off"Vengeance"is"The Code" (listen below), which features vocals from none other thanRonnie James Dio(one of the very last songs that Ronnieever recorded, before his untimely death in May of 2010).