Night Ranger


Night Ranger - Jeff Watson (2000)


February 2000 and Jeff watson is hard at work at his home studio on a new instrumental album. I talked to Jeff about that, Night Ranger's 20th anniversary, why Neverland never got the exposure it should have, the re-issue of Around The Sun and a bunch of other stuff.... G'Day Jeff!

G'Day Andrew

Hey how are you?
I'm doing good, I'm working in the studio.

Oh good, you got a few minutes to talk?

Tell me about what you're doing right now?
At the moment I'm cutting a steel stringed classical guitar piece with a little bit of electric slide over them for another instrumental record like my first one, 'Lone Ranger' that came out early '90's.
I'm shopping that in Japan, Europe and America. More of like the 'Windham Hill' and 'Higher Octave' kind of stuff.
This is a little more intricate than that because it's a higher degree of difficulty due to some of the classical pieces I wrote. So that's coming out real good.
I'm getting a real good response. I just did a song for a movie. It's a huge animation thing, a lot like Pokemon which is very very popular. I had never heard of it but amongst young kids it's huge. So we did a song using the singer from that band 'The Biggs' who I told you about. (Jeff produced the as yet unreleased 'Biggs' album)…

Sounds great Jeff.
He's a great singer.
Have you got the latest Mother's Army record?

Sure...did a review off the Japanese release last year.
Too many people haven't had a chance to hear that.

I agree they certainly haven't. It especially doesn't help with the European label going under. That was sad.
Yeah it was USG. Anyway we think it's viable record. We're all real proud of it. Joe sang his butt off on it you know.
Other than that last year we toured 50 cities. Night Ranger with Quiet Riot, Ted Nugent with Slaughter.

Did you enjoy that?
Yeah, good shows and big crowds every night. Lots of fun because all the bands are good friends. I've known Ted Nugent since 1978. We all just partied every night. Before that I've been doing Nash Bridges, Don Johnson's TV Show.

What have you been doing on there?
Well I put 7 or 8 songs on there. Some of them were off my solo record and some of them from 'Mother's Army'. As well as I have recorded special ones here in my studio for the TV Show. Also I've appeared in the show 3 times.

I think I heard that. How was that?
Oh good stuff. Also Don's a friend and he's been recording his demos here at my house.

Yeah Don Johnson' been hanging around Camp Watson you know.

Yeah. He did a fairly credible album about '85 didn't he?
Yeah, you know he's a real good singer. He comes over here with a whole lot of songs and I replace his guitar bits and I tell you he's got a real nice warm, believable voice. So we have had a lot of fun and we've done a few songs.
He's busy now cause he's just had a baby with his new wife Kelly. I haven't seen Don since I've been back from tour. So we'll have to get back to it you know.
Brad Gillis just left he was over here. He's my guitar buddy.

Oh really? I just e-mailed him yesterday.
Oh that's cool. We were just hanging out here this morning. We listened to his new solo record and he listened to my new stuff.

I really can't wait to hear his new album. Is Gary singing on it?
Yeah Gary's singing on some of it. Brad and Mark McGhee are also singing on it.
I thought the stuff sounded real good. Brad was real enthused about the classical and acoustic stuff. He was blown away at the sound of it. So we've both got good stuff coming out.

We're the 2 bad boys off Night Ranger you know. We're the guys that always get them into trouble.

You guys go off on stage. I just love your guitar dueling.
Oh we have fun!

How much do you feed off each other on stage?
Well you know in the beginning it was a lot. I mean Night Ranger was together 20 years coming this April. Way back then we both had completely different styles he was more of a funk player and I was more of a speed kind of player. So we would combine those things. Now we have played together for so long we just naturally know what we are going to do. It comes real easy. You know it's like "you take this part, I'll take that" or "this part sounds like Jeff and this bit sounds like Brad" so we work it out like that.

It must be a great comfort on stage to know that you feed off each other on stage so well?
I tell you one thing that's nice is being in two bands, 'Mother's Army' being a rock band and 'Night Ranger' being more of a pop band. I mean 'Night Ranger' is an aggressive band but also has more of a pop edge. When I go on stage I always know that we're gonna play great. There's never a doubt in my mind. There's always gonna be little screw-ups with any band. I don't care if it's Frank Zappa or the London Philharmonic there's always human elements. I walk on stage and I'm not nervous I'm ready to go.

Every guy in the band has had a solo record, or with Kelly at least it's on the way. That's a rarity isn't it?
Yeah. Kelly hasn't had one out yet.

I've been talking to him also and he sent me the demos for his upcoming debut solo album. So they sound fantastic as well.
Oh good. I haven't had a chance to pursue them. I heard a couple on headphones on the tour bus. At the time I couldn't really get a handle on them cause it was pretty early stages. Jack of course did the 'Damn Yankees'.

You're a pretty productive bunch?
Oh yeah you gotta keep moving and being creative. Keep writing and playing. We don't just sit around. I mean I write songs every day. I've been doing some Country writing with my buddy's in Nashville.
He also wrote 'The Power of Love' for Huey Lewis and a song for Pat Benatar. He's a real good buddy of mine. So we write Country stuff together which is really rocking. I started out playing folk music and country music when I was a little kid. I started out on the acoustic guitar.

So it's not too foreign to you then?
No in fact that's where I feel most at home. I pick up the old 12 string and I'm right there.
I used to sit around with my mum and dad at the Folk Music Society in Sacramento when I was a little kid.

Where did you start the 8-finger tapping?
That stuff is pretty second nature to me. I did that in like 1979. I was trying to work out a guitar solo. I had written it on the piano and I really wanted to get these notes in there. There was just no way to pick it. It was functionally impossible. I play it just like I play the piano and that's how it all started.

I've got a couple of live radio shows which are a little less polished than the two live albums you put out and they just sound fantastic. A Westwood One show one of them is.
Oh that's good I might have a copy of that here.

What I wanna do is this acoustic/ classical record then I want to do another record after that which totally fuckin' smokes.

Yeah really.
Yeah well I have both sides. I don't want to confuse people. So I'll put out a serious mellow album and then a serious metal album.

Who might sing then? The fellow you're using for this other soundtrack, the Biggs vocalist?
I think so. I might use that guy, Stuart. Of course I'm going to sing some of it myself. I'm singing more and more.

Yeah you sang a couple of tracks on the 'Around the Sun' didn't you?
Yeah the new version, the American one with the 3 bonus tracks I sang and played and did all of it.

I haven't got the American version. I've only got the Japanese version.
I'll get one of those to you in the mail right off.

Thank you Jeff I appreciate that.
I'll send it straight away. Make sure your address is on the email.

I'll do that.
I'll send you a copy of each. Have you heard the 'Lone Ranger'?

You know what that's the only record I don't have.
I've got one right in front of me I'll send this one too.

Thank you.
No worries mate. I think you'll get a kick cause I've got Sammy Hagar on there, Steve Smith, Brad Gillis on here.

Wow I knew the lineup was strong but that's very strong. Hey how do you know Sammy?
Ah well I auditioned for him I was going to be in his band when I was 17. I almost got the gig but I kept calling him too much.
However Allan Fitzgerald who was in his band had come to Sacramento and met me he had started producing the Jeff Watson Band. He said I want you in Sammy's band and if we don't use you I wanna start a band and have you as the guitar player. So that's how we started 'Night Ranger'.
Sammy and I have been friend since 1977 probably. He does live right up the street by the way.

I'm a big Sammy fan.
Sammy is a neighbor. We got all these people living in this little community, Huey Lewis, Starship, Grateful Dead, Santana, the Night Ranger guys and Sammy. It's a very artistic community here.

You're in San Fran aren't you?
No I'm in Marin County.

So you're near Jack as well.
Oh yeah Jacks' up North about 40 minutes from here. So we're all pretty close.

I know I was in San Fran in '93 and there was a Mr. Big gig on Marin County. It was at the civic center. Yeah my buddy and I went. It was in the middle of nowhere and we didn't know where we were.
I was there.

I was there because Schon's band played too.

That's right and Sammy came on and jammed.
Remember that well! Oh my god yeah.
That was at the Marin Civic Center. That's North of me by about 20 minutes.
You know Eric Martin is one of my neighbors and we both came from Sacramento. He used to be the lead singer for the Jeff Watson band in 1976. Eric Martin was my singer in my band.

I never knew that. No way!
He and I have known each other our whole lives. He lives right around the corner from me. You can almost toss a rock.

I'll have to drop by sometime.
Yeah next time you're in town (laughs). No I'm gonna come your way dude.
My fiancées best girlfriend is from Tasmania or an island off the Coast of Australia.

Well that's where I am.
I bet she's got a house right by you.
I'm gonna come down there and sit on the beach and drink XXXX.
God it's my favourite place. I've often thought about buying a home down there.

You know I'm going to have my own website soon, which we can link together. It's going to be
I don't know if you do that sort of thing. I'll be able to make things available like posters of Night Ranger and myself that were never released.

Great! Are Night Ranger going to do anything for the 20th Anniversary then?
Well we are looking at touring this summer. We are looking at doing clubs on weekends or festivals. There were talks about Reo Speedwagon, Styx and Night Ranger. There has been talk of Journey and Night Ranger.

That would smoke…
Yeah that would be fun cause we are all such good buddies. The Journey guys live here too.
We'll look at doing another record if there's enough interest from Europe or Japan. If something comes up it needs to be financially viable. It's gotta be substantial to get us all to fly in and get hotels and start recording together. We'd love to do one.

So nothing slated at the moment?
Nothing slated for a record but we are looking for some tour dates for the summer.

Cool. I was wrapped when you guys got back together. 'Neverland' and 'Seven' were a couple of great albums what is your feeling about those?
Yeah we went in and made some great product. The thing is in America and I can't speak for the rest of the world, but it's hard to get radio airplay, which means it's hard to sell albums. Without it nobody knows you have an album out. So for us we are making them but are a little bit disappointed because we weren't getting the airplay we were looking for. There are only so many hours in the day and there are so many new bands out there. It's hard being an 80's band and trying to get people to play your music. It's really difficult.

Yeah I hear you.
Yeah cause we are the old guys now.

The dinosaur's right?

You had some really contemporary commercial stuff especially on Neverland.
You know what I thought was good. Jack and I were driving back from LA in Jack's Mercedes and I was driving cause I like to go fast and he doesn't - going about 125mph just cranking the fuck out of Neverland and we thought this has gotta be a hit album. However nobody got to hear about it. It's difficult to get the word out. If you look at it this way our fan base are guys that are probably now having families. They are more professionals, your doctors and lawyers and stuff and they aren't the same kind of crowd they used to be that brought every CD that we brought out when we were younger.

Yeah. Mike Tramp said exactly the same thing to me.
The other thing is as you well know is with this Internet thing I think the whole sales of music is going to change drastically. Don't you think?

Yeah it could do. The opportunity for direct marketing is huge isn't it.
I mean could you do something like that? Let's just say I made an album and I have it available here to download so if you pay in $1 per track or whatever amount and I'll send you the music. Can you do it directly like this?

I think you can. I think it's just starting. It hasn't been wholly realistic that you can do that, but it's just about ready that you can for sure.
That's cool and I'm going to look into doing that.
Well I'm going to send you these CDs with the American version of Around The Sun so you can hear those bonus tracks.

Great Jeff, thanks. I am a fan of Steve Walsh. I love his voice.
In fact I'm tacking on another song of Steve Walsh's for the European version.

That'd be great to hear again. Who is going to pick the album up in Europe?
I'm releasing it with Frontiers. Then we are going to do another album I think.

So they'll probably do your next rock record?
Yeah we sure hope so.
Well I look forward to it either way man. Everything good down there for you man?

Yeah everything's good!
Well get yourself a Cascade there buddy. (That's the Cascade Brewery - the local brew!)

You bet! Well thanks for your time Jeff.
No worries Andrew I'll look forward to your email. I'll send you all the jokes I get. Look it was great talking to you.

Yeah thanks again Jeff.



Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - BRAD GILLIS (Night Ranger)

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This episode is not a 'classic-styled' interview per se, but rather NIGHT RANGER's Brad Gillis and I give you a glimpse into the making of his upcoming solo album set for release in the fall. We discuss the tracks I've had a chance to hear (12 in all so far), the band playing with him, using singer GARY MOON (who sang on his Alligator solo album released in 2000 and Night Ranger's Feeding Off The Mojo from 1995), song titles, why he's making a solo album, solo tour, the future of Night Ranger and a lot more. 
Recorded: June 20th 2019

The Right To Rock Podcast - KERI KELLI

Monday, October 27, 2014
Podcasts & Radio has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #48), featuring A New Revenge/Night Ranger guitarist Keri Kelli.  Keri took time out of his busy schedule to discuss A New Revenge's debut release Enemies and Lovers, as well as how the band formed out of a tribute, to the member's former bands.  Keri also discusses how Tim Owens transformed his voice for this project.  Lastly Keri talked about his restaurant/craft beer bar Aces and Ales.  Interview lasts approx. 30 min.
The boys recently caught up with A New Revenge guitarist Keri Kelli to discuss A New Revenge's debut release Enemies and Lovers.  Keri discusses how A New Revenge formed out of an all star jam band (Project Rock), that played tunes from their former bands.  After catching fire, this super group decided to record a record.  Keri also discusses his day job in Night Ranger as well as his love for craft beer.

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - TESLA & NIGHT RANGER

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On this episode of ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON - New interviews with Tesla's Jeff Keith and Night Ranger's Keri Kelli. Plus, Alan Niven has Izzy Stradlin news. 
In the show's first interview, Tesla's Jeff Keith discusses the band's latest album - the Phil Collen produced SHOCK as well as the importance of making new music, the sound of the new album and fans calling in Tes-Leppard, trying something new, the importance (for Tesla) of the Steve Thompson/Michael Barbiero production team, the anniversary of The Great Radio Controversy album & others, changing up the set list from night to night, the upcoming summer tour (through Canada) with Def Leppard, what Def Leppard has meant both professionally and personally to him & the band, will they work with Phil again, and much more.
After Jeff, Alan and Mitch are back for more 'Rock Talk' and discuss Izzy Stradlin, Guns N' Roses & The Louder Than Life Festival. #Izzy2019
The episode's second interview features current Night Ranger guitarist, Keri Kelli. We discuss his new band & album A New Revenge, Night Ranger the backstage party band, taking A New Revenge out on the road, remembering tour manager Todd Confessore, the role of the tour manager, the upcoming tour dates with Sammy Hagar, contributing to Night Ranger's Don't Let Up album, Dawn Patrol & Midnight Madness album shows, his Aces & Ales venues in Las Vegas, and more.



The 2017 MelRock Awards

MelRock Awards
2017 MelRock Awards
Album Of The Year
A wonderful year for music. One of the best. Pretty easy to pick my favourites and even though I haven’t had time to review a good many of these, they have all been in high rotation over the last 12 months. And yes, I will still run through some Reviews In Brief and add as many of these titles to the site. Past my Top 10, the rest were all very hard to put in order – some outstanding titles here, with quality music for all tastes released in 2017.
If you haven’t heard some of these titles, don’t waste another minute, check them out!
01. Harem Scarem – United
02. Eclipse – Monumentum
03. One Desire – One Desire
04. H.E.A.T – Into The Great Unknown
05. Threshold – Legend Of The Shires
06. Night Ranger – Don’t Let Up
07. Heaven & Earth – Hard To Kill
08. Degreed – Degreed
09. [TIE] Mr. Big – Defying Gravity
               Tokyo Motor Fist - Tokyo Motor Fist
               Kryptonite - Kryptonite
10. Sons Of Apollo – Psychotic Symphony
11. Wayward Sons – Ghosts Of Yet To Come
12. Black Country Communion – BCCIV
13. Night Flight Orchestra – Amber Galactic
14. Brother Firetribe – Sunbound
15. Jorn – Life On Death Road
16. All 4 1 – All 4 1
17. Art Nation – Liberation
18. Code Red – Incendiary
19. Houston – III
20. Riverdogs – California
21. Styx – The Mission
22. Inglorious – II
23. Wildness – Wildness
24. Lionville – World Of Fools
25. [TIE] Newman – Arial
               Pick Cream 69 - Headstrong
26. Jeff Scott Soto – Retribution
27. Pride Of Lions – Fearless
28. Ten – Gothica
29. Revolution Saints – Light In The Dark
30. Tony Mills – Streets Of Chance
31. ColdSpell – A New World Arise
32. Midnite City – Midnite City
33. Cheap Trick – We’re All Alright
34. Crazy Lixx – Ruff Justice
35. The Radio Sun – Unstoppable
36. Santa Cruz – Bad Blood Rising
37. Dirty White Boy – Down And Dirty
38. Deep Purple – Infinite
39. Steve Walsh – Black Butterfly
40. Thunder – Rip It Up
41. Kee Of Hearts – Kee Of Hearts
42. Unruly Child – Can’t Go Home
43. Eden’s Curse – Eden’s Curse Revisited
44. Tales From The Porn – H.M.M.V
45. Jim Jidhed – Push On Through
46. Raintimes – Raintimes
47. Age Of Reflection – In The Heat Of The Night
48. Phantom 5 – Play To Win
49. Martina Edoff – We Will Align
50. Bonfire – Byte The Bullet
Song Of The Year
Threshold – Small Dark Lines
Harem Scarem – Here Today Gone Tomorrow
One Desire – Turn Back Time
H.E.A.T – Redefined
Revolution Saints – I Wouldn’t Change A Thing
Harem Scarem – Heaven And Earth
Eclipse – Vertigo
Eclipse – Never Look Back
H.E.A.T – Into The Great Unknown
Threshold – Stars & Satellites
Heaven & Earth – Hard To Kill
Heaven & Earth – The Game Has Changed
One Desire – Hurt
Sons Of Apollo – Coming Home
Sons Of Apollo – Signs Of The Times
Night Ranger – Somehow Someway
Night Ranger – Say What You Want 
Mr. Big – Mean To Me
Mr. Big – Defying Gravity
Night Flight Orchestra – Jennie
Night Flight Orchestra – Something Mysterious
Unruly Child – The Only One
Pride Of Lions – All I See Is You
Riverdogs - The Revolution Starts Tonight
MelodicRock Records 2017 Releases
A special mention for the MRR releases of 2017. I would personally rank them all in the Top 50, but in an attempt to remain unbiased, I’ve left them out. But I am really proud of what the label has managed to achieve this year, it’s been MRR’s biggest year for number of releases, plus for sales in total and for individual titles setting sales records.
So what this means – I’ll have to make 2018 even bigger and better and so far it’s looking just that way! Stay tuned for news soon!
A huge HUGE thanks to the artists for believing in MRR and making this small label your home.
Another big thanks to all the journos, media outlets and magazines that featured MRR releases during the year.
And finally a big BIG thank you to all the stores and distribution outlets that also supported MRR and did such a great job getting these out there to fans.
To every single person that bought one or all of the releases this year – you guys ROCK!
Johnny Lima – Johnny Lima / Made In California (Reissues w/Bonus Tracks)
Shotgun Symphony – The Last Symphony (Reissues w/Unreleased)
Don Barnes – Ride The Storm (Previously Unreleased)
Arti Tisi Trilogy – New York City, Back Again & The Reeperbahn (All Previously Unreleased)
Jimmy Davis & Junction – Kick The Wall (Deluxe Edition)(Reissue w/Bonus Live Disc)
Jimmy Davis & Junction – Going The Distance (Previously Unreleased)
Rian – Out Of The Darkness (Debut Album)
Jan Akesson's Shadow Rain – Ascension (Debut Solo Album)
Scherer / Batten – Battlezone (Featuring Songs by Jim Peterik)
Boulevard – Luminescence (Comeback Classic)
Devoid – Cup Of Tears (Debut Album)
Fiction Syxx – Talk Dark Secrets (Debut Album)
Madman’s Lullaby – Sins Of Greed
Mecca – The Demos (Previously Unreleased)

NIGHT RANGER Announce 'Don't Let Up' For March 24

Friday, March 24, 2017
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Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the release of “Don’t Let Up”, the new studio album from Night Ranger. “Don’t Let Up” is set for a March 24th release. The album will be available in both a standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and bonus DVD - physical format only).
For your first taste of new music from the album, check out "Somehow Someway" here:
“‘Somehow Someway’ is all Night Ranger. It not only captures the spirit of our live shows but also is the essence of who we are and who we have been for the last 35 years…a kick ass American rock and roll band…case closed,” says Jack Blades, bassist and vocalist.
Adds Kelly Keagy, drummer and vocalist, "The song "Somehow Someway" is an up-tempo rocker with an infectious, big guitar lick. Take caution while you're driving in your car, you may find yourself going WAY over the speed limit. Check it out!"
"Our new single, 'Somehow Someway' is a rockin' barnburner up to the standards of our first single, "Don't Tell Me You Love Me". This could be a great song to perform live and add to our setlist....Enjoy!!" encourages guitarist Brad Gillis.
Pre-order "Don't Let Up" and/or stream the first single here: or at the links below:
Night Ranger truly epitomizes the sound of the 80's, while at the same time transcending it. Since their reunion in 1996, they have brought their guitar heavy, melodic brand of hard rock into the 21st century with their unparalleled talent, energy, and creativity.
The new album, "Don't Let Up" was self-produced by the band.
“The “Don’t Let Up” album is the result of five musicians living and breathing rock 'n roll 24 hours a day. 35 years on and Night Ranger is once again ready to let the fans know “It’s Only Rock and Roll, but I like it,” says Blades of the new album.
Keagy adds, “Working on the material for the new album "Don't Let Up" was a great experience once again. I always look forward to creating music with Brad, Eric, Kerri, and Jack. I'm really looking forward to playing some of this material for the fans. It rocks!”
"I'm looking forward to the new Night Ranger studio effort 'Don't Let Up' as it's always a pleasure releasing new material to keep the bands creative flow. As typical for NR, we have all the elements that made us popular in the first place, including twin lead vocal tradeoffs with Jack and Kelly and dual guitar harmonies and solos with my new partner in crime, Keri Kelli. We've stacked the deck again with up tempo driving rock songs, mid tempo tunes and a few acoustic ballad tracks. We're hoping this new album will be added to your existing Night Ranger catalog!!!" enthuses Gillis.
With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, and more than 1 billion in radio audience, Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond. With songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue to expand their ever-growing fan-base, Night Ranger is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.
Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim, multi-platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion), its popularity fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks. Producing legendary hits such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes” the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, along with "Sentimental Street", "Goodbye", "Sing Me Away", "Four in the Morning" and more.
The band was also one of the first big "video" bands, with over 10 number 1 videos on MTV.
Over the years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture. Night Ranger’s songs can be heard in TV Shows; The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks & Recreation; Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto, video games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film; the Oscar-Nominated film Boogie Nights, Friday the 13th, Teachers, Sixteen Candles, The Secret of My Success; JBL’s "Hear The Truth” brand campaign; and many more!
NIGHT RANGER is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards), and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).
“Don’t Let Up” Track Listing:
1. Somehow Someway
2. Running Out Of Time
3. Truth
4. Day And Night*
5. Don’t Let Up
6. Won’t Be Your Fool Again
7. Say What You Want
8. We Can Work It Out
9. Comfort Me
10. Jamie
11. Nothing Left Of Yesterday
*Bonus audio track on Deluxe Edition
*Bonus DVD: Band Interviews; “Running Out Of Time” (video); “Day And Night” (Video)
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NIGHT RANGER Celebrate 35 Years on 'A Night In Chicago'

Friday, December 2, 2016
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NIGHT RANGER will round off their 35th year and keep fans happy while waiting for the new studio album with a CD/DVD/BluRay release of their 2016 Chicago gig on December 2.
Celebrating the launch of the bands 35th anniversary, more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, NIGHT RANGER continues to rock with the release of "35 Years And A Night in Chicago."  This amazing performance will be available December 2 via Frontiers Music Srl  on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only). Frontiers will also release a new studio album from the iconic band in the first half of 2017.

Pre-orders are available now on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
 "After 35 years of recording and touring, we thought it was about time to rock out a live album for all the fans that have been coming to see us. And for those who have yet to experience a live NIGHT RANGER show.... enjoy the ride!" says Jack Blades of the new release.

Kelly Keagy added: For the past 35+ years this band has been knocking out audiences across the globe and continues to do so. All of it building to this one night in Chicago that sums up what NIGHT RANGER has always been about. Great, high-energy, rock 'n' roll.  To the fans, we salute you!"

NIGHT RANGER has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond, with songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue expanding their ever-growing fan-base. NIGHT RANGER is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.
NIGHT RANGER has earned widespread acclaim multi-platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion), its popularity fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks. Producing legendary hits such as "Sister Christian", "Don't Tell Me You Love Me", "When You Close Your Eyes" the anthemic "(You Can Still) Rock In America", along with "Sentimental Street", "Goodbye", "Sing Me Away", "Four in the Morning" and more. The band was also one the first big "video" bands, with over ten number one videos on MTV.
Over the years, the band's music has made notable contributions to and has been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture. NIGHT RANGER's songs can be heard in TV Shows; The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey's Anatomy, Parks Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto, video games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film; the Oscar-Nominated film Boogie Nights, Friday the 13th, Teachers, Sixteen Candles, The Secret of My Success; JBL's "Hear The Truth" brand campaign; and many more!

NIGHT RANGER is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards) and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).
1. Intro
2. Touch Of Madness
3. Sing Me Away
4. Four In The Morning
5. Growing Up In California
6. Rumors In The Air
7. Secret Of My Success
8. Sentimental Street
9. High Road
10. Eddie's Comin Out Tonight
11. Goodbye
12. Night & Day
13. Night Ranger
14. When You Close Your Eyes
15. Don't Tell Me You Love Me
16. Penny
17. Sister Christian
18. Rock In America
19. 7 Wishes

NIGHT RANGER To Film May 7 Chicago Gig for Future Release

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Night Ranger is excited to announce that they will be filming a LIVE CD/DVD at the House of Blues Chicago on May 7th, which we will be releasing at some point in the future!
For those able to attend this show, tickets will go on sale to the public starting Friday, March 11. For those who can't attend, fans can tune-in to Yahoo Music on May 7th at or via the Yahoo! app on mobile (iOS & Android) and connected devices (Apple TV, Roku, Xbox) to catch a Live Stream of the House of Blues performance!
Kelly Keagy recently posted a pic of himself in the studio, working on the new Night Ranger studio album.


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