Harley-Davidson of Cebu: Rock & Rebels
The Revival of the 90s
Nostalgia is a powerful tool and it can set wheels in motion. It started with bringing back certain elements of fashion, to retooled TV show spin offs and then with some iconic music. The 90s was a groundbreaking era for music across genres and artists who have flown under the radar are making a comeback. In the Philippines, revival and comeback concerts are steadily gaining popularity.
A Legendary American Icon
Firehouse is an American Glam Metal Band formed in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1989. The band reached stardom during the early 1990s with hit singleslike Don’t Treat Me Bad, Reach For The Sky and All She Wrote, as well as their signature ballads I Live My Life For You, Love Of A Lifetime and When I Look Into Your Eyes. At the 1992 American Music Awards, Firehouse won the award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist. They were chosen over Nirvana and Alice in Chains.
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2 Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 Hits
4 Billboard Hot 100 Top 25 Hits
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New Hard Rock Heavy Metal Band
2 Time Winner ASCAP Songwriter’s Award
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Franco is a Filipino rock band from Cebu, Philippines that was formed in 2008. The band started out as a supergroup with local rock icon members from different well-established Filipino bands. Franco also dominated the 2010 NU Rock Awards by winning four awards—Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “This Gathering”, Album of the Year for their self-titled album, and the Listeners’ Choice Award. The supergroup also won an award during the 2010 Awit Awards as the Best Performance By A Group Of Recording Artists – “Castaway”, and was also nominated for Best Performance By A New Group Of Recording Artists – “Castaway” and Best Rock/Alternative – “Castaway”. The band was nominated multiple times on MYX Music Awards. In 2013, Soul Adventurer was released as the band’s second album. With the new lineup, the band has won Best Alternative Recording (Awit Awards) for the song “Better Days”.
Backed by Sonic Boom Philippines and having garnered a good amount of radio and television airplay for singles such as “I Wanna Touch You” , “Charades”, and most recently “Our Time is Now”, Drop Decay has also released the EP “Greetings from the Third World” back in 2012 through their own efforts. Since being introduced to a national audience with music videos being aired on MTV Asia and Myx Philippines, Drop Decay has captured the hearts of young teenage boys and girls both in their hometown of Cebu and Metro Manila. The band has proven itself to usher in a new breed of Filipino bands with their own brand of Pop-Punk and roll and are set to raise the bar even higher with their first ever debut album called “Generation” with 10 new unheard tracks.
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