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Rocket








Hometown: Echo Park, CA (USA)

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Mixing 60's girl group innocence with 70's decibel–damaging boulevard beat and 80's glam wham swagger, Rocket can only be described as a volatile combination that leaves one wondering what the results would be if the Shangri–Las crashed the stage during an early Motley Crue gig.

Starting out as a threesome of Laurens, Rocket released their first album, the summer soaked, "Too Hot to be Bothered," in 2005. Evolving into a five–piece rock 'n' roll circus later that year, their first–ever live show was a headlining, sold–out smash at the legendary Viper Room on the Sunset Strip. The lollipop–inspired E.P., "Girls With Candy Hearts" followed in early 2006.

Since then, the girls have driven coast to coast with the intentions of introducing the world to Rocket. Their first ever tour was 2006 Van's Warped Tour. Warped tour soon followed with a direct support tour with the Suicide girls in fall 2006, direct support for Butch Walker in spring 2007 and as support for Horrorpops and The Pink Spiders in early 2008. Rocket has also opened for the likes of Rancid, Sugarcult, OK GO, Morningwood, The Sounds, The Supersuckers, Kill Hannah, and The Dwarves, and has toured with The Lashes.

In addition to their constant touring, In October of 2007 Rocket became one of the top 12 finalists on the Fox television series (and American Idol–spinoff) "The Next Great American Band." Chosen from over 7,000 bands of all musical genres, Rocket was not only the sole all–girl band in the competition, but also the only band with a female vocalist. They remained on the show for four weeks. What's next for Rocket is soon to be revealed...


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