UK TOUR THIS JULY!!! "GIMME O'SPREADS", the second recording from Cover Me Badd's Stones n' Roses, combines songs from EVERYONE'S favorite Roses album, the Second Coming, with the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" and Guns n' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine". The San Diego band's GnR-styled twin-guitar attack has never been more well-suited than on this Zep-influenced Roses 1995 comeback classic. In this new video, Cover Me Badd and Stones n Roses' history is on display along with Adam Gimbel/Ian Brownstone's lifelong love for the Stone Roses.
Our thoughts and tears are with Manchester over the past few weeks. We can't wait to come over and make you laugh, smile and sing. As if I wasn't crying enough watching the One Love Manchester concert, one of the show's producers came out and talked about a 15-year old named Adam Lawler still in the hospital who lost a friend in the tragedy. He said Adam told him, "Don't go forward in anger. Love spreads." From one Adam to another, this one's for you and your friend Olivia. One love. -AdamG
One-of-a-kind act Stones N' Roses are proud to announce their debut
British tour. Possibly the most unique UK coverband to ever come from
America, naturally, the group dresses up as Guns n Roses, plays Stone
Roses perfectly then mixes it with bits of Rolling Stones and GnR
classics (https://youtu.be/gNMNXKap4Gk). The Roses' songs have never
been covered better but it's the seamless mashups and medleys that
make it revolutionary and ridiculous enough to warrant crossing the
ThuJul13 Liverpool, Zanzabar
FriJul14 Manchester, Stone Roses Disco at Zombie Shack
SatJul15 Manchester Fringe Festival, King's Arms
SunJul16 Nottingham, The Diamond
TueJul18 Glasgow, Nice n Sleazy
ThuJul20 London, Dublin Castle
FriJul21 Wembley Stadium, Yer Mate's Birthday Party (unless we get a
*shows with special guests all-midget Smiths tribute band, Morrissette
SnR is the latest in the ever-changing, long-running San Diego project Cover Me Badd, fronted by Adam Gimbel. Past CMB projects have included such UK-centric bands as the Oasis parody the Fookin' Wankers, Smiths/Cure/Depeche Mode metal mashuppers Blasphemous Guitars, the ska-tastic .38 Specials Education and the modestly named Beatles US before aging gracefully into the elderly musical comedy act Geezer (GetOffOfMyLawn.com).
Given their tongue-in-cheek past, the Manchester sections that make up most of the Stones n' Roses set are shockingly reverent. Singer Ian Brownstone gets as close to Ian Brown as any of the top Stone Roses tribute bands in the UK but the backing band, with its twin guitar attack is beyond any Roses covers ever played. Longtime UK-indie fans Tim Peacock and Michael Ortiz are treading familiar territory but, to round out the band, SnR fittingly drafted two Smiths (Brad Smith and Josh Smith) and converted them into instant Roses fans. The latter Smith toured the US as a teen School of Rock all-star several times and is actually four years younger than the Roses' classic debut LP.
While audiences in the US have enjoyed watching a schizophonic singer switch between the moves of Jagger, Brown and Rose and hearing "Welcome To The Jungle" smash right into "I Wanna Be Adored", the Roses songs are mostly lost on Americans. The few in the know repeatedly declared it the greatest thing they'd ever witnessed, making it destiny to be appreciated on British soil. Their debut
video, "Mersey Paradise City/Water n' Fall", was shared by popular music site Slicing Up Eyeballs and 30,000 sets of eyes worldwide watched on its very first day. Rave reviews have come from all around the globe from just a small preview.
One thing is for sure, the band has to be seen to be truly appreciated. Soon, the UK will become the first nation to truly witness the full power of Stones n' Roses.
Stomp in crying "BLASPHEMY", stumble away gasping "Brilliant."
"The best thing I've seen in ten years.....maybe ever."
-Kelly Davis, San Diego City Beat Weekly
"The Stone Roses meet Guns 'N Roses meet the Rolling Stones. This may well be just what the world is waiting for."
-Slicing Up Eyeballs
-Stone Roses producer John Leckie
"An unreasonably thrilling, hilarious and altogether genius affair. A gutsy re-imagining of rock and roll history played with verve, nerve and heart."
-Alex Green, author of 33 1/3, The Stone Roses & StereoEmbersMagazine.com
Thanks to Damian Fanelli (Guitar World)