Los Angeles mash-up masters, Rock Sugar are back this week with their first new video and music in five years, unleashing the new track, “Roll You in the Hurricane.” The song stitches together Adele’s platinum hit “Rolling in the Deep” along with the classic metal anthem “Rock You Like a Hurricane” by the Scorpions. They even sneak in a pinch of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time.” It has been seven years since the band launched its acclaimed debut, Reimaginator, and five years since they released any new music. So this comes as a much-needed punch of mash-up magic.
Check out the latest video below:
Rock Sugar is the brainchild of guitarist/producer Chuck Duran and voice-over legend Jess Harnell. The line-up also includes new bassist Mickey Caputo and drummer Kevin Kapler. The band takes pop hits and melds them together with heavy rock classics to create something new and spectacular. Unlike other artists who utilize computer technology to mash songs together, Rock Sugar, actually perform the music in re-imagined form; like Metallica meets Journey, Queen meets Motley Crue, AC/DC meets Madonna, or Rick Springfield meets Ozzy Osbourne. It’s rock and roll for people with ADD…and great taste. The debut album was so well done that a certain rock star with a big ego got butt hurt and the band received a cease and desist order not to sell it anymore. This is one of the many reason’s the band’s long-awaited sophomore album has never been made. But wait… According to the band, a new album is about one-third complete and completely mapped out. They announced via Facebook on August 3, that it should be out in about six months with the bold claim that it will be even better than Reimaginator…Hard to imagine.
Hit them up on Facebook and let them know you want more Rock Sugar, because pop rocks!You can check out some of the band’s previous videos along with our 2012 interview with Jess and Chuck below:
And in case you think it’s still all studio gimmicks, they not only do it live, but even with a broken foot…