Origin: New York, NY, USA
Genres: Hard Rock
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The Rods  

The Rods carved a nice little career for themselves in the early 80's, basically coming across as an American version of Motorhead in spirit, a loud power trio cranking out blue-collar, anthemic hard rock tunes. By 1986 they had expanded to a four-piece on Heavier Than Thou and soon closed their career with the Hollywood album, which was intended to be an entirely different project but ended up released under the Rods name. Apart from their music, they are notable since founder David Feinstein is the cousin of none other than Ronnie James Dio, and they performed together in Elf in the early 70's. Drummer Carl Canedy later became a respected record producer, and still performs as a session drummer. Feinstein left the music business in the mid-nineties but suddenly returned to the music scene in 2003, forming a new band simply called Feinstein. The original trio eventually reunited, and the long-awaited new album, Vengeance, in the works for several years, is finally set to be released in March 2011.

Current Members

David "Rock" Feinstein

guitars/vocals (Feinstein)

Gary Bordonaro


Carl Canedy


Former Members/Guests

Shmoulik Avigal

vocals (ex-Guardians Of The Flame, ex-Picture)

Rick Caudle


Steve Starmer


Craig Gruber

bass (ex-Rainbow) RIP: May 5, 2015, prostate cancer, age 63

Emma Zale



Rock Hard 
1980 Primal
  • David "Rock" Feinstein
  • Steve Starmer
  • Carl Canedy

The Rods 
1981 Arista
  1. Power Lover
  2. Crank It Up
  3. Hungry For Some Love
  4. Music Man
  5. Woman
  6. Nothing Going On In The City
  7. Get Ready To Rock'n'Roll
  8. Ace In The Hole
  9. Rock Hard
  10. Roll With The Night
  • David "Rock" Feinstein
  • Gary Bordonaro
  • Carl Canedy

Wild Dogs 
1982 Arista
  1. Too Hot To Stop
  2. Waiting For Tomorrow
  3. Violation
  4. Burned By Love
  5. Wild Dogs
  6. You Keep Me Hangin' On
  7. Rockin' And Rollin' Again
  8. End Of The Line
  9. No Sweet Talk, Honey
  10. The Night Lives To Rock
  • David "Rock" Feinstein
  • Gary Bordonaro
  • Carl Canedy

In The Raw 
1983 Shrapnel
  1. Hurricane
  2. Can't Get Enough Of The Fun
  3. Witches Brew
  4. Go For Broke
  5. Hot Love
  6. Hot City
  7. Streetfighter
  8. Evil Woman
  9. Hold On For Your Life
  10. Another Night On The Town
  • David "Rock" Feinstein
  • Gary Bordonaro
  • Carl Canedy

Let Them Eat Metal 
1984 Combat
  1. Let Them Eat Metal
  2. White Lightning
  3. Nuclear Skies
  4. Rock Warrior
  5. Bad Blood
  6. She's So Tight
  7. Got The Fire Burnin'
  8. I'm A Rocker
  9. She's Such A Bitch
  • David "Rock" Feinstein
  • Gary Bordonaro
  • Carl Canedy

1984 Roadrunner
  1. I Live For Rock'n'Roll
  2. Hellbound
  3. Born To Roick
  4. The Viper
  5. Speed Demon
  6. Hurricane
  7. Devils Child
  8. Rapid Thunder
  9. Cold Sweat And Blood
  • David "Rock" Feinstein
  • Gary Bordonaro
  • Carl Canedy

Reviews:   Metal Forces 

Heavier Than Thou 
  1. Heavier Than Thou
  2. Make Me A Believer
  3. Angels Never Run
  4. Crossfire
  5. I'm Gonna Rock
  6. She's Trouble
  7. Born To Rock
  8. Chains Of Love
  9. Communication Breakdown
  10. Fool For Your Love
  11. Cold Sweat And Blood
  12. The Music Man
  • Shmoulik Avigal
  • David "Rock" Feinstein
  • Craig Gruber
  • Carl Canedy

  1. Prisoner Of Love
  2. Love Is Pain
  3. Tokyo Rose
  4. Make Your Move
  5. Mississippi Queen
  6. Heat Of The Night
  7. All American Boys
  8. Don't Take It So Hard
  9. Money
  • Rick Caudle
  • David "Rock" Feinstein
  • Gary Bordonaro
  • Emma Zale
  • Carl Canedy

2011 Niji
  1. Raise Some Hell
  2. I Just Wanna Rock
  3. Rebels Highway
  4. Ride Free Or Die
  5. The Code (feat. Ronnie James Dio)
  6. Livin' Outside The Law
  7. Let It Ripp
  8. Fight Fire With Fire
  9. Madman
  10. Runnin Wild
  11. Vengeance
  • David "Rock" Feinstein
  • Gary Bordonaro
  • Carl Canedy


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