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California, United States
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Songwriter, Producer|
|Labels||Audiophile Music, Universal Music|
Kevin Roentgen (pronounced rent-gehn) is a singer/songwriter/producer and formerly guitarist for UK Platinum, Brit Award-winning American rock band Orson, who is currently based in Nashville, TN. Roentgen is previously known for fronting L.A. rock bands American Pearl (Wind-Up Records), SOUL (Elektra Records) and Goldsboro.
Following the break-up of American Pearl, Roentgen spent most of 2003 in the studio writing and demo-ing new songs. The result was Praying Hands, The Acoustic EP, recorded and co-produced by Noah Shain at White Buffalo Studio in Hollywood.
In 2005, Roentgen joined L.A. band Orson as a guitarist. In 2006, Orson released their UK platinum #1 debut, Bright Idea (Mercury Records), which contained the UK #1 single, No Tomorrow. Orson went on to win the Brit Award in 2007 for Best International Breakthrough Act. In the Fall of 2007, Orson released the album Culture Vultures, containing the single Ain't No Party.
The full length Praying Hands album entitled Dogs and Airplanes was released in October 2008. The song "Lead the Way" from the Dogs and Airplanes album is featured in a film by director, Julie Davis, called Finding Bliss that stars Leelee Sobieski, Donnamarie Recco, Denise Richards and Jamie Kennedy.
In 2008, Roentgen co-produced with Noah Shain a project called Hott Mess, an album of 10 songs written and performed by Roentgen, Shain and singer Shayna Ross.
In 2009, Croire en l'homme, was released as the b-side to the debut title track single from Johnny Hallyday's latest album, Ca n'finira jamais. Written by Roentgen and Oliver Leiber, the single debuted at #1 on the French Single Charts, the week of November 14, 2008, and remained number one for two weeks. Later that year, Roentgen produced the Light of Day EP for LA band, Analog Smith.
In May 2012, Goldsboro, featuring Roentgen, Chris Cano and Johnny Lonely, released their debut album produced by Noah Shain. They were hand-picked by Guns N' Roses to open LA shows from their Up Close and Personal Tour at the Wiltern and House of Blues and also four shows at The Joint Hard Rock Hotel for Gn'R's 2012 and 2014 residencies. Goldsboro's song, Angels, was featured in Sons of Anarchy Season 4, Episode 11. Their song "Great White Buffalo" has had repeated airplay on Sex Pistols Steve Jones LA radio show, Jonesy's Jukebox on KROQ. Goldsboro has also played shows with Helmet and Dave Lombardo from Slayer's side band, Philm. In November 2012 and May 2013, Goldsboro toured the UK garnering them favorable reviews in UK publications Mojo Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, Metal Hammer and Kerrang!, as well as airplay on XFM London and Radio 2.
In 2017, Roentgen began playing guitar with L.A.-based rock band Buckcherry. He left the band in July 2020.
Roentgen has also written and produced original music compositions for Fox TV promos including New Girl, Ben and Kate, Enlisted, The Following, ADHD, Glee, Hell's Kitchen, Allen Gregory, American Idol, Lone Star, Chicago Code, Fringe, Bones, Cops, Empire, The Exorcist, Rosewood, Gotham, Ghosted and The Orville.
David Peter Gray is a British singer-songwriter. He released his first album in 1993 and received worldwide attention after the release of White Ladder six years later. It was the first of three UK chart-toppers in six years for Gray, of which the latter two also made the Top 17 in the United States. White Ladder became the fifth best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK. In October 2019 it was ranked the tenth best-selling album of the 21st century in the United Kingdom. Gray has been nominated for four Brit Awards – twice for Best British Male.
Razorlight are an English indie rock band, formed in 2002 in London by lead singer and guitarist Johnny Borrell. Along with Borrell, the current line-up of the band is composed of founding members Björn Ågren on guitar and bassist Carl Delemo, as well as drummer Andy Burrows. This lineup is a reunion of the lineup from the band's first three albums.
Buckcherry is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, formed in 1995. The band released two albums, Buckcherry (1999) and Time Bomb (2001), before dissolving in 2002. In 2005, lead vocalist Josh Todd and lead guitarist Keith Nelson reformed Buckcherry with a new lineup and released a new album in 2006, 15. It contained Buckcherry's biggest crossover hits to date, "Crazy Bitch", and their first Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit, "Sorry". Their fourth album, Black Butterfly, was released in 2008, and their fifth album, All Night Long, was released in 2010. Buckcherry released their sixth album, Confessions, in 2013, followed by their seventh album Rock 'n' Roll in 2015. They released their eighth album Warpaint in 2019. Their ninth album Hellbound is due out 25th June 2021.
Bright Idea is the debut studio album of American power pop band Orson. Originally self-released in 2005, it was released commercially on May 29, 2006 in the UK and internationally on June 13, 2006.
Orson were an American rock band from California, formed in 2000. The band, despite being American, were much more successful in the United Kingdom.
American Pearl was a hard rock band from Los Angeles, California. They released one studio album through Wind-up Records in 2000 and toured internationally before disbanding two years later.
Rosa Isabel Mutya Buena is a British singer and songwriter who rose to fame as a member of girl group the Sugababes. With the Sugababes, Buena had four UK number one singles, an additional six top-ten hits and three multi-platinum albums. After leaving the group in December 2005, she released her debut solo album, Real Girl in June 2007. In October 2010, Buena released a compilation album dedicated to British singers, titled Sound of Camden: Mutya Buena.
Culture Vultures is a second and final album by American band Orson. The album was released on October 22, 2007 but it leaked online on October 20, 2007.
"Let's Dance" is a 1962 hit-single by Chris Montez, written and produced by Jim Lee.
"Too Drunk" is the eleventh single by Buckcherry and their first from their fourth album Black Butterfly. The song is about a man drinking all night and all day, and having the girl of his desire walk away because he's "too drunk to fuck". The song was apparently leaked by the band's manager in 2008, yet the band later claimed that the track was pirated.
Age of Days is a Canadian alternative rock band that formed in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in 2005. The band released their debut self-titled independent EP under the name Age of Daze that year. They released their second album Hollywood Ending in 2007, which was distributed through Fontana North/Universal Music Canada and iTunes worldwide. In July 2012 Age of Days signed with Canadian indie label Cordova Bay Records and released their third album, radioactivity, in Canada on April 9, 2013.
The official discography of Buckcherry, a rock band from Anaheim, California, includes eight studio albums, one live album, one video album, twenty-eight singles and thirty-four music videos.
Black Robot is a California-based hard rock band formed in 2008 by bassist Jonathan Brightman (JB). Their debut album was released June 8, 2010 on Formosa Records/Rocket Science Ventures Brightman is a founding member of the Grammy nominated band Buckcherry, co-writing and performing on their self-titled debut album, as well as their follow up Time Bomb.
Dead Sara is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, consisting of Emily Armstrong, Siouxsie Medley, and Sean Friday, best known for their single "Weatherman" from their debut eponymous album Dead Sara (2012). Their most recent release is the EP Temporary Things Taking Up Space (2018).
Nothing but Thieves are an English rock band, formed in 2012 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. They consist of lead vocalist and guitarist Conor Mason, guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown, guitarist and keyboardist Dominic Craik, bassist Philip Blake, and drummer James Price. In 2014, they signed to RCA Records and a year later in October 2015, they released their self-titled debut album. Their second album, Broken Machine was released in September 2017, receiving wide acclaim in addition to peaking at No. 2 in the UK Album Charts. They released an EP entitled What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way? in October 2018, followed by their third studio album, Moral Panic, in October 2020, which peaked at No. 3 in the UK Album Charts.
"Betray and Degrade" is a song by South African rock band Seether. It is the second single off of their studio album Poison the Parish. It peaked at number two on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in December 2017.
Josh Todd and the Conflict is an American hard rock band formed by Buckcherry members Josh Todd (vocals) and Stevie D (guitarist). The band released their debut album Year of The Tiger in September 2017. The album was co-produced by Stevie D and Stone Temple Pilots drummer Eric Kretz.
Ok, I'm Sick is the debut studio album by the American rock band Badflower, released on February 22, 2019. The album debuted at number 140 on the US Billboard 200. Loudwire named it one of the 50 best rock albums of 2019.
Warpaint is the eighth studio album by American hard rock band Buckcherry, released on March 8, 2019, by Century Media Records. It is their first and only album to feature guitarist Kevin Roentgen and drummer Sean Winchester.
This article summarizes the events related to rock music for the year of 2020.