It took him 15 years to make the album, but it sounds more like all the music that has come into popular play in the past 5 years or so. The production, the "wall of sound" that I always hear now, and the effects on his voice all make the songs sound like they should be on the soundtrack to The Hills. He's still got his pipes to be sure, but it's hard to know if that's just all production. On a couple songs, it sounds like they are trying to hark back to some old G'n'R or Motley Crue ballady stuff, but then the song takes a turn for the cheesy side. I won't buy it, as much as I loved the old Axl. Sorry dude.
Executive Producer, Soundcheck
Joel joined Soundcheck in 2007. Prior to that, he worked at Air America Radio’s The Al Franken Show, Broadcasting & Cable magazine and WRHU-FM in Hempstead, N.Y. His radio career began at the college/alternative station Radio K in Minneapolis.