Jett Dunlap recently conducted an interview with reformed '80s Los Angeles rockers HURRICANE at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat below.
HURRICANE is a powerful hard rock band from Los Angeles that formed in 1984 by guitarist Robert Sarzo, and bassist Tony Cavazo. Cavazo, former QUIET RIOT and SNOW bassist, was introduced to Sarzo by the late QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow in the early '80s. DuBrow suggested they put a band together and they did just that. Cavazo and Sarzo being the siblings of the classic QUIET RIOT lineup guitarist and bassist Carlos Cavazo and Rudy Sarzo, decided to create a monster. They recruited singer Kelly Hansen (now in FOREIGNER) and drummer Jay Schellen and hit the ground running.
HURRICANE gained worldwide acclaim with the release of its first album, "Take What You Want". The LP and constant touring led to the band getting a major label deal with Enigma Records and the release of their chart-topping follow-up effort, "Over The Edge". "Over The Edge" was HURRICANE's most successful album. Propelled by a powerful-yet-melodic hard rock sound, the album charted in the top 100. It featured a cover of ALICE COOPER's "I'm 18" as well as the band's most successful Top 40 hit, "I'm On To You", in 1988. The title track, "Over The Edge", was also released as a single.
HURRICANE toured the world with CHEAP TRICK, IRON MAIDEN, STRYPER and the MICHAEL SHENKER GROUP and released its third album, "Slave To The Thrill", in 1990.
HURRICANE disbanded in the early '90s and are now reborn. Cavazo and Sarzo have reunited with new but equally potent members, vocalist and guitarist Andrew Freeman and drummer Mike Hansen.
Andrew Freeman has done double duty as a singer and guitarist for several notable bands, namely THE OFFSPRING, LYNCH MOB, BULLETBOYS and THIRTY STONES, and has worked with famed producers Bob Rock, Simon Philips and Zeuss.
Mike Hansen has toured and recorded with George Lynch of DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB fame, Paula Abdul, THE POINTER SISTERS, Steve Vai, Steve Lukather (TOTO), George Clinton of PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC. He has worked with famed classic rock producers Bob Ezrin (KISS), Eddie Kramer (THE BEATLES), Simon Phillips, and Andy Johns.
HURRICANE 2012 is:
Robert Sarzo - Guitar
Tony Cavazo - Bass
Andrew Freeman - Vocals
Mike Hansen - Drums