Blind Vengeance was a short-lived heavy metal band that formed in the middle of the '80s. Talented teen singer Harry Hess was the strength of the endeavor, along with experienced drummer Darren Smith. In 1984, Blind Vengeance signed with Attic Records and finished work on a debut album, Taste of Sin. When no other recordings came about, Hess and Smith put a quick end to Blind Vengeance and formed a new band, Harem Scarem, with bassist Mike Gionet and guitarist Pete Lesperance.
THE RODS are marking their 30th Anniversary as a band with their first new album since 1986. VENGEANCE will be released on May 10 via Niji Entertainment Group. The first single from the album entitled The Code features guest vocals by RONNIE JAMES DIO, in one of his final recorded performances. Dio's cousin David 'Rock' Feinstein fronts THE RODS.
Anthology is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's 26th album, and first anthology album, released in November 2002. It is a two-disc set with all the songs personally picked by Simon. Over the course of the two discs, every one her studio albums (up until that point) is represented with at least one song (not including her just-released Christmas album or her 1993 opera, Romulus Hunt: A Family Opera, on which she only actually performs on one track). The booklet features numerous photographs from Simon's archives, as well as extensive liner notes by Jack Mauro, a lifelong fan of Simon's.