Enuff Z'Nuff

Tue
27
Sep

ENUFF Z'NUFF To Release 'Clowns Lounge' December 2 via Frontiers

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Enuff Z'nuff is the living, breathing example of what a rock/ pop group should be. In fact, the band is the very chrome-glinted definition of it.

With every album and live performance packed to the brim with rock/ pop perfection, there are no signs of the band slowing down. You can catch the band on tour through 2017 in support of its soon to be released album "Clowns Lounge". A complete list of dates including shows with Tracii Guns and Ace Frehley can be found below.

Clowns Lounge is a collection of rarities and early demos that have been reworked and re-recorded by the band and will be released December 2nd via Frontiers Music Srl. This exceptional collection also features a guest appearance from the late Jani Lane of Warrant as well as an appearance from James Young of Styx.

As people have been clamoring for a new release from Enuff Z'nuff, the band just happened to receive a call from Derek Shulman, and the rest was history: 'We had unfinished, unreleased material in the vault, and I went back into the studio in Chicago and started working on all the songs. Guitars, bass, vocals, it all needed to be tweaked, and with help from Chicago Recording Company and Chris Steinmetz of Stonecutter recording studios, we were able to create another rock solid record. It is basically an archival record featuring original band and Enuff Z'nuff as it is today. The record showcases the best elements of Enuff Z'nuff in the early days ; in your face glitter rock with pop overtones. This is a true must have rock record for the diehard Enuff Z'nuff fans worldwide."

Chip on how the songs came about: 'Donnie and I wrote the songs in the later part of 1988-89. They were recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on 2" inch analog tape, during the time of our debut. The tracks were never finished, as we were very prolific and focused on laying down as many ideas as possible. Through the resources provided to us: recording studio, production, etc., we had a plethora of songs during that era and for one reason or another this batch slipped through the cracks. To restore the record we returned to the studio to record guitar, bass vocals, etc. which took us about six weeks in my studio and at CRC (Chicago Recording Company) along with Stonecutter studio in downtown Chicago. The skeleton of the song was already in place and we wanted to make sure the record had the feel of where the band is today. We also added a bonus single track (Dog on a Bone) that we plan on releasing as the first single.'

Of course a huge contributing member to this release was Donnie Vie. 'Donnie and I wrote the songs together, as we have on all the Enuff Z'nuff albums. In 2013 Donnie left the band, disillusioned by the business and facing related health issues, and although he will not tour with the band he still shares in our vision of putting out great music. As he is dealing with his medical condition, we have his blessings on the record and moving forward with me as lead singer. When Peter Gabriel left Genesis, Phil Collins took over lead vocal duties. That is exactly the template we used here as now I front the band and look forward to moving it into the future', says Chip.

'Clowns Lounge' Track Listing:

1. Dog On A Bone
2. Runaway
3. Back In Time
4. She Makes It Harder
5. Rockabye Dreamland
6. The Devil Of Shakespeare (Feat. Jani Lane and James Young)
7. Radio
8. Good Luv
9. Round And Round
10. Nothing
11. Backstreet Kids
12. One More Hit

Chip Z'nuff - Singer, electric bass, guitar
Tony FennelL - Electric guitar, vox
Tory Stoffregen - Lead guitar, vox
Erik Donner - Drums, percussion, vox

Enuff Z'nuff Live:

9/30: Boilingbrook, IL @ Tailgaters
10/6: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp'd
10/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
10/8: Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
10/9: Laguna Niguel, CA @ The Karmann Bar - w/Tracii Guns
10/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ OKC City Limits
10/13: Memphis, TN @ Rockhouse Live
10/14: Marietta, GA @ 120 Tavern
10/15: Tampa, FL @ District 3
10/16: Delray Beach, FL @ Arts Garage
10/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/19: Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Bar
10/20: Haverhill, MA @ Whiskey Barrel
10/21: Ronkonkoma, NY @ Backstage Pass
10/22: Narragansett, RI @ Wheel House
10/24: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
10/25: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile
10/26: Saginaw, MI @ Hamilton Street Pub
10/27: Joliet, IL @ Rock n Skull @ Tree
10/28: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
10/29: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
10/30: Indianapolis, IN @ 8 Seconds Saloon
11/1: Kansas City, MO @ Harrah's Casino
11/4 - 11/9: Miami, FL The KISS Kruise - Creatures of the Deep

2017:
- With Ace Frehley
1/19: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar^
1/20: Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House^
1/21: Tyler, TX @ Clicks Live^
1/26: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre^
1/27: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee^
1/29: Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon^
1/30: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up^
2/2: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl^
2/3: Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre^
2/10: Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre^
2/11: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater^

5/27 & 5/28: Sturbridge, MA @ Music-Con at Sturbridge Hotel (Appearance by Chip)

More Info on Enuff Z'nuff:
It was the summer of 1989, and in came a strutting, loud and proud Enuff Z'nuff. With the release of the band's self-titled debut album, the first single 'New Thing' quickly tore up the radios airwaves, and became a favorite in heavy rotation on MTV.

In response to both its national and international success, the band followed up 'New Thing' in 1990 with the release of the bittersweet rock ballad 'Fly High Michelle'. The song immediately elevated the band to gold status and in 1991 had Rolling Stone magazine naming Enuff Z'nuff as 'one of the more exciting and gifted bands on the scene today.'

Still a major force after 20 albums, Enuff Z'nuff has gone on to earn a legion of loyal fans, and has earned the respect and acclaim of its peers and contemporaries.

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Tue
12
Apr

ENUFF Z'NUFF Sign to Frontiers Records For 2016 Album

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Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of ENUFF Z’NUFF to the label for the release of a brand new studio album to arrive in the fall of 2016!
 
Wrongly lumped in with the disposable pop-metal bands of the late '80s, Enuff Z'Nuff are instead a truly gifted power pop act. Founded in Chicago in 1984 by Chip Znuff, Enuff Z’Nuff arrived with their self-titled debut in August 1989, scoring a couple of hit singles with "New Thing" and "Fly High Michelle." The follow up was 1991's “Strength” album, where the band had noticeably toned down their image and turned up their creative ambitions to deliver a masterful '90s take on the crunchy power pop sound of Cheap Trick and Badfinger.

As of today, Enuff Z’Nuff is still going strong and continues touring the globe. Singer-songwriter Johnny Monaco now fronts the power-pop trio along with co-founder Chip Z’Nuff and drummer Erik Donner.

Chip Znuff says, “We are very excited with this new deal with Frontiers, thanks to old friend who discovered us, Derek Shulman. The new record is pure ROCK and features a couple rockstar friends, most notably James 'JY' Young (Styx), and the late great Jani Lane (WARRANT) singing on one of his last recording sessions. The band will be touring through 2016, worldwide. A few of the titles on the new Enuff Z'nuff record are: "Good Luv", "Radio", "Nothing", and "The Devil of Shakespeare". Wishing everyone a prosperous 2016 and may the BEST thing that happened to you last year be the WORST thing that happens to you this year!”

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Mon
15
Feb

ENUFF Z'NUFF on Rock And/Or Roll Podcast

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On this episode of Rock And/Or Roll Podcast, BJ has an in depth conversation with Chip Z'Nuff about the early years of his great band Enuff Z'Nuff and how a power pop band came to be marketed as a hair metal band. Chip also gives us the inside scoop on Enuff Z'Nuff's near misses with reality TV and also the story behind his fellow Chicago band Life Sex & Death and the mysterious Stanley.
 
 
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Thu
07
Aug

ENUFF Z'NUFF Mark 30th Anniversary With The Release Of First Covers Album

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Classic Rock Heroes Enuff Z'nuff Mark Their 30th Anniversary With The Release Of Their First Ever Covers Album!

Los Angeles, CA - Celebrating an amazing 30 years as one of the hardest working bands in show business, Enuff Z'nuff proudly present this exciting new project, a heartfelt salute to the music and artists who have inspired them over the course of their 3 decade career! Covered In Gold, a collection of 12 brand new studio recordings, features an eclectic assortment of cover tunes including Bowie's 'The Jean Genie,' Nirvana's 'All Apologies,' Prince's 'When Doves Cry,' Smokey Robinson's 'Tears Of A Clown' and lots more, all of which showcase this group's incredibly diverse yet supremely melodic sensibility. The album also includes 2 rare bonus tracks, a live unplugged version of the group's 1989 hit single 'New Thing' plus another cover, of The Beatles' 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away,' performed live on the Howard Stern show.

 
Founder, bassist, singer and namesake of the group, Chip Z'nuff, has led the band through its highest highs as well as its most turbulent times. The band scored two major successes in 1989 with hit singles off of their self-titled debut album, the aforementioned 'New Thing' as well as the powerful ballad 'Fly High Michelle,' both spent 46 weeks in the Top Ten on MTV and earned them a gold record. on MTV. In 1991, the band released their second album Strength, which had Rolling Stone magazine calling them 'The Hot Band Of The Year' as well as earning them numerous appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman. The mid-late '90s brought difficult changes, but Chip kept the Enuff Z'nuff torch burning with several tours both Stateside and overseas as well a steady stream of well-received studio albums.
 
Now an esteemed statesman of the music world, Chip continues to grow the EZ fanbase performing shows worldwide. He has also found a new passion in broadcasing, first as a frequent guest on Howard Stern's radio program and more recently as co-host of the TV show 'Mancow TV.' Covered In Gold, like Enuff Z'nuff, is further testament to the timeless appeal of great rock melodies, and not to be missed by fans of Steven Tyler, Robert Plant, and Paul Stanley. As David Letterman says of the group, 'When it comes to Rock N' Roll, you don't need anybody else.'

'These guys deserve Rock Superstar status!' - Howard Stern

'This band writes great songs!' - Paul Stanley

'One of the most exciting and gifted bands on the scene today!' - Rolling Stone magazine

'Enuff Z'nuff is one of the most underrated bands in the world!' - Steven Van Zandt

1. Everything Works If You Let It (Cheap Trick cover)
2. Stone Cold Crazy (Queen cover)
3. She Sells Sanctuary (The Cult cover)
4. All Apologies (Nirvana cover)
5. Believe It Or Not (The Greatest American Hero theme)
6. The Jean Genie (David Bowie cover)
7. Run For Your Life (The Beatles cover)
8. When Doves Cry (Prince cover)
9. Tears Of A Clown (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles cover)
10. The Stroke (Billy Squier cover)
11. Yankee Rose (David Lee Roth cover)
12. Jealous Guy (John Lennon cover)
BONUS TRACKS
13. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (Live on Howard Stern)
14. New Thing (Live Unplugged In London)

To order the CD on Amazon: http://geni.us/3j3v
To order the digital version on iTunes: http://geni.us/2lfp

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