Danko Jones: “There is no community in hard rock music”

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Speaking with the Cobras & Fire Podcast, Danko Jones spoke about the difficulties of being in a straight up Hard Rock artist versus a Metal artist.  At the 51:28 mark he says:

“Being in a metal band or a punk band even an indie rock band whatever that is. There’s an infrastructure behind that.  There’s a scene and a community that helps support it.  Or at least puts you in the right context.   And when you’re put in the right context you automatically get, if not a fanbase, a certain amount of curious listeners.  Whereas a rock band.  There is no community in hard rock music the way there is in metal and punk.  There’s no community.  There’s no infrastructure.  There’s no websites dedicated to it.  There‘s no festivals dedicated to it.  It’s simply like the token rock band on a festival.”  

The full interview with Cobras & Fire can be found below.

Danko Jones is set to release the album A Rock Supreme on April 26th on M Theory Audio.  Produced by Garth “Gggarth” Richardson (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, Rise Against, Biffy Clyro), A Rock Supreme will be released April 26 via M-Theory Audio (U.S.), Rise Above (UK), Indica (Canada, AU, NZ) and AFM (rest of the world). The album can be pre-ordered on CD or limited-edition ice blue gatefold vinyl at this location. Digital pre-orders include four instant downloads – “I’m In A Band,” “We’re Crazy,” “Burn In Hell” and “Dance Dance Dance.” The recently-released music video for the latter song, directed by Amir Chamdin (Ghost, The Hellacopters), can be seen on YouTube.


DANKO JONESA Rock Supreme track listing:

  1. I’m In A Band ( stream)
  2. I Love Love
  3. We’re Crazy ( stream | video)
  4. Dance Dance Dance ( stream | video)
  5. Lipstick City
  6. Fists Up High
  7. Party
  8. You Got Today
  9. That Girl
  10. Burn In Hell ( stream | video)
  11. You Can’t Keep Us Down


DANKO JONES recently completed a successful American tour with Nashville Pussy. The group will  return to America later this year, when they will embark on the inaugural Megacruise with Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament and other legendary heavyweights. The band also has a number of high-profile European performances scheduled in the coming months, including a Helsinki date supporting The Offspring and appearances at Sweden Rock Festival and the Highfield Festival in Germany. Australian dates and additional shows in the U.S., Canada and Europe will be announced shortly. Stay tuned to www.dankojones.com/tour for further details.


DANKO JONES – whose namesake front man contributed guest vocals to Volbeat’s 2017 #1 Active Rock hit “Black Rose,” a song he performed live with the group at their recent stadium show in Denmark (captured on the newly-released DVD/Blu-ray “Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken”) – has made a name for themselves over the years as a must-see live band during memorable tours with the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Motörhead and Clutch. The group’s best-known material includes “Had Enough,” which earned the group their first gold and platinum singles in Sweden and has racked up more than 14 million Spotify streams; “Gonna Be A Fight Tonight,” which WWE used as the official theme song of the 2015 Royal Rumble; and “Lovercall,” their first of seven singles to crack the U.S. Active Rock Top 40.



Danko Jones on guitar, vocals

John “J.C.” Calabrese on bass

Rich Knox on drums

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