Tuesday, October 13, 2009
70s rockers Montrose bring their tour to Cache Creek
BROOKS, Calif. – The band Montrose was formed back in the 70s by Ronnie Montrose and Sammy Hagar and has become synonymous with the hits “Rock Candy,” “Bad Motor Scooter,” and “Rock the Nation.” Their sound, energy, and attitude have been often imitated or emulated, and they have even been credited as a hard rock forerunner to bands such as Van Halen.
Sammy Hagar has since moved on, and the band has been fronted since 2000 by Keith St. John, a man Montrose says is “the only guy who could ever fill his shoes.” The list of talented performers who have jammed with this band reads like a rock n roll hall of fame listing. Montrose has been joined by drummers and bass players from several legendary bands over the years including KISS, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Y&T, Mr. Big, Badlands, Styx, and Pat Benatar. Gene Simmons of KISS has even said the band used to listen to the entire first Montrose record for inspiration before they went out on stage.
Fans of this hard rocking band can see them on Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. at Cache Creek Casino Resort’s Club 88. Tickets are available now through Tickets.com on the web: www.Tickets.com or by phone: (800) 225-2277 or at: www.CacheCreek.com or Cache Creek Casino Resort at the guest services desk for $25.