Big Head Todd and the Monsters are not that big on anniversaries, so there won’t be any big hoopla over the fact that the band is officially crossing the three-decade mark this year. Thirty years would seem like something to commemorate, especially with the same core lineup, an achievement few other name-brand bands can boast of. Yet right now they’re less about celebrating stability than volatility, in the form of their eleventh studio album, New World Arisin’, which makes good on its forward-facing title with what might be the brashest rock and roll of their career. The old world can’t rest on any laurels, and neither will they.
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Dan Rockett has been enthralled with the music scene since he was a child. Amazed at the beautiful and powerful combination of lyrics and melody discovered through listening to some of his favorite artists like Neil Young and The Beatles, Rockett picked up playing the drums at age 7 and later switched to the guitar. Since then, he has shared the stage with names like Stevie Nicks, Ziggy Marley and G. Love to name a few and was mentored by legendary producer Bob Ezrin who helped mold Rockett into the talented songwriter and musician he is today.