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Featuring members from Journey, Rascal Flatts and Chicago. Debut album out August 5 through Frontiers.

The band:

Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts)

Jason Scheff (Chicago)

Deen Castronovo (Journey, Revolution Saints)

Tom Yankton

Chris Rodriguez



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A 'project' album on Frontiers? well I Never  :zzz:


This lineup does interest me somewhat though tbh. 

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Press release from Frontiers:

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the upcoming self-titled debut album from Generation Radio, a colossal new rock group centered around the combined talents of Jay Demarcus (Rascal Flatts) and Jason Scheff (longtime lead vocalist of Chicago), on August 5, 2022. Fans of classic AOR in the style of Journey and Chicago are going to absolutely lose their minds when they hear Generation Radio's stunning debut.

In the beginning of 2020, Generation Radio came together with the intent to form a band with a purpose - to bring classic 80’s rock back to life. As their self-titled debut illustrates, mission accomplished! Two-time Grammy award winning bassist Jay Demarcus of the hugely popular country act Rascal Flatts and Jason Scheff, who was lead vocalist and bass player for the multi-platinum band Chicago for over 30 years, are joined by drummer/vocalist Deen Castronovo (Journey, Revolution Saints) guitarist Chris Rodriguez and guitarist Tom Yankton in Generation Radio.

"This music is the best of all of us. Everyone in this band sings and contributes in a huge way. Jason is not only one of my best friends, but he is also one of my all-time favorite singers, and his performances on this record are stellar. Deen is among the very best drummers in the world, but he is also a world-class singer. In fact, I’m convinced Journey heard him with us, and immediately wanted him back in the band! I’m kidding, of course, but we were fortunate to have him on this 'journey'. Finally, Chris and Yankton are veterans and some of my favorite musicians and singers. Chris and I go back to our early days together in Christian music. It is a true honor to make music with people who you respect so much, and hold in such high regard," says Jay Demarcus.

"My partner Jay [DeMarcus] had the idea to fuse Rascal Flatts with Journey and Chicago, so that's what we did. Jay had several songs over the years that he'd co-written,  exhibiting all his influences. There was no surprise he listened to a lot of Journey and Chicago! Those songs became the catalyst for the band and we rounded it out with some songs written specifically for the album that were in keeping with that theme. There's no other way to put it other than when you listen to this record you will hear a beautiful blend of Rascal Flatts meets Journey meets Chicago, not to mention having the best of the best in the production, recording, and mastering department. A team of all current hitmakers," adds Jason Scheff.

Be sure to follow the band on social media (links below) to stay up to date on announcements about live shows, new singles, and of course, the release of the debut album on August 5th.


“Generation Radio” Tracklisting:

1. Why Are You Calling Me Now?

2. Angels

3. All Night To Get There

4. I Hope You Find It

5. Time To Let It Go

6. Lights Go Out In Paradise

7. Don’t Go

8. Smoking

9. Anything But Us

10. Waiting On Your Sunshine

11. Finally Got It Right



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Now i'm definitely interested

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Not bad at all. Very late 80's AOR(ala Chicago)

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7 hours ago, Mr.AOR said:

Killer!!! Absolutely love this ..


Well that's all sorts of awesome. 

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Even with all the praise above, I still was not expecting it to be that good. 

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1 hour ago, AlphaMale said:

Another terrible band name. The Rise Above was pretty awful too.

I'll wait for @Thomas/Coastline's judgement, but I think Generation Radio is much better than The Rise Above. 

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They can call themselves Twat Waffle if they want; I’m still gonna be buying this one! 😝

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2 hours ago, tts42572 said:

Ok tune but not exciting me as much as others I guess.


Agree. I'd love a remix with less keyboards.

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Needs more keys. 

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13 hours ago, auslander said:

Agree. I'd love a remix with less keyboards.

I'm just not huge into this type of AOR.  Reminds me of Perfect Plan for example which also doesn't grab me.

It's well done and some good musicianship going on.  Just not hitting my taste is all.

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