VIA MAIN MAN RECORDS
Classic rock n’ roll fans around the globe can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of seminal guitarist Punky Meadows’ (ex-Angel) new video for the kick-ass, catchy rocker “Straight Shooter” on Ultimate Classic Rock today. The performance-driven video is taken from Meadows’ first-ever solo album, FALLEN ANGEL, due out this Friday, May 20th and is filmed by Austin Hein Productions. Of the new video,Punky Meadows’ commented, “This new video was so much fun to make and we all had a killer time working on it. You’ll find yourself singing along and doing your best air guitar solo. Rock on and keep the smokin’ guitar fires burning!”
FALLEN ANGEL will be the first new music from Punky Meadows in years and features the soaring guitars and arena-sized rock sounds for which he and Angel came to be known. To access the album cover for FALLEN ANGEL, please click here. FALLEN ANGEL is available in two formats. The standard CD will include a 16-page booklet which features previously unreleased images of Punky Meadows throughout the years. A very special limited edition will also be available which is autographed by Punky and includes two bonus tracks, one with Angel lead singer Frank Dimino, as well as an exclusive Punky Meadowsguitar pick. Both formats are available for sale at www.mainmanrecords.com. Punky Meadows will play an exclusive album release party in New York City on June 14th at BB King’s. Tickets are available here.
Punky Meadows is best known as lead guitarist of the 70s band, Angel (Casablanca Records). Angel, like labelmates KISS, were a highly-successful theatrical band that headlined throughout the world, but was particularly successful in Japan. Punky was a huge influence to many musicians for not only his great feel, tone and unique style of guitar playing, but also his image that many have tried to emulate over the years. Angel released six albums on Casablanca Records before disbanding in 1981 due to the demise of the label. During his career Punky had been sought after and asked to join such bands as Kiss, Aerosmith, New York Dolls and Michael Bolton. Upon the disbanding of Angel he occupied himself with successful business ventures while continuing to play guitar and write songs.
Through social media, fans have let him know that they want to hear from him and with his newfound passion in music and inspiration from close friend Danny Farrow Anniello, together they have written 15 new songs for the Punky Meadows solo album FALLEN ANGEL. Punky Meadows is Punky Meadows (lead/rhythm guitar), Danny Farrow (rhythm guitar), Felix Robinson (bass), Chandler Mogel (lead vocals), Bob Pantella (drums) and Charlie Cav (keyboards). Felix Robinson and Punky last worked together in Angel.