Produced by Rachel Bolan (Skid Row), Rockets To Ruin is set to release their long awaited first full length recording entitled “Love * Drugs * Rebellion.” Rockets To Ruin’s raw, uncompromising sound slaps conformity in the face, reaching out to a generation lusting after the glory days of rock n’ roll. Loud, energetic, and fun is their approach to songwriting. They don't believe their lives are bad or that life is unfair. Instead, they believe in KISS, Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue, The Ramones, The Cult, and the power of rock n’ roll… and it shows!
With a non-stop buzz developing in the Southeastern United States, Rockets To Ruin has made its mark on fans of this music, and the numbers are growing daily. The band was formed in Atlanta, GA by singer Cleveland Willis and guitarist Mike Grimmett. They soon met bassist Chris Taylor through a mutual friend. “The minute I walked through the door and saw Mike’s Les Paul/Mesa Boogie and heard him crank out some old school style KISS riffs, I knew this was the right band for me,” states Chris. After several drummers had come and gone, they finally recruited friend Rob Hammersmith. Rob completed the line-up and Rockets To Ruin was complete and ready to fly… fast.
Rockets To Ruin continues with a busy live schedule throughout the Southeastern U.S., and the buzz is growing. This high-powered, guitar-driven rock n' roll band is set to inspire a defiant rock-deprived generation that is ready for a 360-spin from the mainstream corporate numbness currently dominating the nation’s airwaves.
• RTR has performed with Paul Stanley, Nashville Pussy, Skid Row, Dark New Day, Trust Co, Fu Manchu, Georgia Satellites, Josh Todd (Buckcherry), Ed Roland (of Collective Soul), King’s X, and Broken Teeth.
• RTR has been selected to perform at the Atlantis Music Conference (Atlanta, GA) 2004, 2005, & 2006, the Midwest Music Conference (Indianapolis, IN) 2005, the NASCAR Firecracker 200 (sponsored by 99X) 2005, and at the NOPI Nationals, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 2005 & 2006.
• RTR was selected to perform the Six Flags Masquerade Ball (sponsored by 99x) 2005.
• RTR song "Revolution" chosen as promotional commercial for 105.3 "The Buzz" in Atlanta, GA.