The Rods carved a nice little career for themselves in the early
80's, basically coming across as an American version of
in spirit if not in sound,
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 initial career with the Hollywood album,
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 "Rock"
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,
returned with a new
and finally got back with the core duo of Canedy and Gary Bordanaro,
releasing Vengeance in 2011, with the odd single release since then.
Recent album: Brotherhood Of Metal,
released on June 7, 2019.