Kane Roberts’ Self-Titled Debut Gets Reissued
April 12, 2012
On April 20th, Yesterrock Records will be reissuing Kane Roberts’ 1987 self-titled debut solo album — the disc will be available for purchase at www.yesterrock.com.
Kane Roberts is well known as guitar player for none other than Alice Cooper. He can be heard on the albums ‘Constrictor’ and ‘Raise Your Fist And Yell’ and he also performed live on the tours for these albums. The guitarist was also involved in writing the songs on these two albums and in charge for adding the Metal flair of the late 80’s to Alice’s sound. Roberts’ on stage performance was branded by his masculine looks and his utopian looking, pyrotechnical guitars.
After leaving Alice’s band, Kane Roberts released his first self-titled solo album in 1987, including the song “Full Pull” with lyrics penned by Alice Cooper. In 1989, the guitarist appeared as a guest on Cooper’s ‘Trash’ record, on the song “Bed Of Nails”.
‘Saints And Sinners’, Roberts’ second solo album, was released in 1991 and included the Jon Bon Jovi, and Desmond Child written track “Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?” which has also been recorded by Cher. Additionally to this, he also can be heard on Berlin’s ‘Count Three & Pray’ album which was produced by Bob Ezrin and on one album by Rod Stewart. Roberts also sang backing vocals on Steve Vai’s ‘Sex And Religion’ record. The song “Take It off” from the KISS album ‘Revenge’ was written by Roberts, Bob Ezrin and Paul Stanley. Furthermore, he took part in the recordings for albums by Status Quo (‘Quo’) and Desmond Child (‘Discipline’).
After the release of his second solo album, Kane Roberts granted himself a break of a couple of years outside of the music business and returned in 1999 with his band Phoenix Down. ‘Under The Wild Sky’ is the only album released by this group. Since then, Roberts has been working as a graphic designer and programmer for video games. In 2006, Kane Roberts started to record a new album which so far hasn’t been released.
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