Friday, April 11, 2014

Stan Bush

Origin: Orlando, Florida (USA)

Stan Bush
Stan Bush

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- Stan Bush is an American singer-songwriter and musician whose most notable works include the songs "The Touch" and "Dare" from the soundtrack to the 1986 animated film The Transformers: The Movie, "Hearts vs. Heads" from the soundtrack to the 1986 action/supernatural film The Wraith, and "She's Got the Power", featured in the American voice dub of the animated series Sailor Moon. He also had one track on the children's album Take My Hand – Songs from the 100 Acre Wood entitled "That's What Tiggers Do Best," released in 1995. Other notable works include the songs "Never Surrender," "Streets of Siam," and "Fight for Love" from the movie Kickboxer, and "Fight to Survive" and "On My Own – Alone", the theme from Bloodsport. In 1987, Bush (and back-up band Barrage) wrote and recorded the ballad "Love Don't Lie", which became a minor MTV hit when covered a year later by House of Lords.

Bush submitted two tracks for the producers of the 2007 live action Transformers movie, but they were not included on the final soundtrack. However, on July 3, 2007, Bush re-released his album In This Life with the two additional tracks he submitted for the Transformers soundtrack, which include an updated version of "The Touch", and an updated version of his song from BotCon 1997, "Ground Zero", retitled "'Till All Are One". Bush also recorded another, markedly different version of "The Touch" which was at first rumoured for possible inclusion in the 2009 sequel Revenge of the Fallen. The 2007 version of "The Touch" was later released as a free downloadable track for the video game Guitar Hero World Tour. More recently, Bush's aforementioned "Till All Are One" was used as the end credits song for 2010 video game Transformers: War for Cybertron.

Bush released his studio album Dream the Dream on September 15, 2010 through LA Records. The album contains 11 new songs written and performed by Stan Bush and studio musicians, as well as a remake of "The Touch" that was originally recorded for inclusion in 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen film, but was ultimately not included. His first full-studio effort since 2007's in This Life, it gathered positive reviews from fans and critics alike.

In 2011, Bush recorded "High Noon Theme" for the wrestling promotion Chikara, which was a parody of the theme song for the '80s cartoon M.A.S.K.

In 2011 and 2014, two of Stan’s tracks were transformed into CG animated Transformers music videos by animation team NGSMOOV for Your Time (from Dream the Dream) and Thunder in Your Heart (from The Ultimate).

In 2013, his song "The Touch" was featured in the original Shadow Warrior (2013). The sequel to the game, Shadow Warrior 2 in 2016, featured the premiere of a new song called "Warrior."

"Dare" was featured in the Netflix series GLOW.

Stan Bush was part of the Rockingham lineup at Nottingham's Rock City in October 2015.

On September 22nd 2017, Stan released his fourteenth studio album called Change the World. -


- Guitarist and singer Stan Bush is best known to AOR collectors for the melodic, crunchy pop/rock albums he recorded during the '80s, with and without his backing band, Barrage. Bush began his career as a member of the AOR band Boulder, which released an album on Elektra in 1979. He later landed a solo deal with Columbia and released his self-titled debut in 1983; the record leaned toward the Rick Springfield-ish power pop side of AOR, and the track "All American Boy" was later covered by Y&T. Bush next put together Barrage, featuring guitarist Don Kirkpatrick, keyboardist Rick Seratte, bassist Mike Seifrit, and drummer Jack White. Featuring "The Touch," which became the theme for Transformers: The Movie, Bush's second album, Stan Bush & Barrage, was released in 1987, and grew to become an underground favorite among AOR devotees, who generally considered it his finest work. Bush also contributed songs to the Charlie Sheen flick The Wraith ("Heart vs. Head," 1987) and Jean-Claude Van Damme's Kickboxer ("Never Surrender," 1989).

By the time Bush recorded a follow-up album, 1991's Every Beat of My Heart, the golden age of AOR had passed, and despite songwriting collaborations with Jonathan Cain (of Journey and Bad English) and Jim Vallance, the album attracted little attention stateside. Bush was able to continue recording for a European and Japanese fan base, however, and released an import-only album in 1994 titled Dial 1-818-888-8638. His 1996 follow-up, The Child Within, brought him a surprising degree of success in his homeland: "Until I Was Loved by You" won an Emmy for Best Original Song after appearing on the soap opera Guiding Light, and "Capture the Dream" was used heavily by NBC in its coverage of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In 1999, the retrospective Capture the Dream: The Best of Stan Bush was released, along with Heaven, a collection of previously unissued post-1987 Barrage tracks. In 2001, Bush released a new CD, Language of the Heart, with many songs co-written by producer Curt Coumo.

In 2007, as the Transformers franchise expanded into its first live action movie, Bush submitted a pair of tracks to the film's producers. Although they didn't make the soundtrack, he released them as bonus cuts on his 2007 solo album, In This Life. A newly updated recording of "The Touch" sparked rumors that it might be included in the 2009 sequel Revenge of the Fallen, but instead ended up on his critically lauded 2010 album, Dream the Dream. "The Touch" continued to find renewed life, appearing on the Transformers video game War for Cybertron as well as on television shows like ABC's The Goldbergs, NBC's Chuck, and Fox's American Dad. Bush also continued to find success in the video game market with his song "Warrior," from the game Shadow Warrior 2. That song was later released on his 13th studio album, 2017's optimistically inclined Change the World. -


- Worldwide icon of melodic rock Stan Bush is best known for his song “The Touch,” made famous by Transformers: The Movie (1986). An anthem for Transformers fans around the world, “The Touch” was remixed in 2013 by High Moon Studios for their hit video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. It has also been featured on ABC’s The Goldbergs, NBC’s Chuck, FOX’s American Dad, in RBN’s Guitar Hero, Deep Silver’s Saints Row IV and in the motion picture Boogie Nights.

Change the World is Stan Bush’s 13th studio album and perhaps his timeliest release, bearing a message of proactive change. The official release of the Change the World album will be September 22, 2017, and it finds the veteran singer/songwriter on top of his game, delivering the kind of powerful melodies and positively-charged lyrics that have earned him a loyal following that spans the globe.

The Change the World album will include “Warrior,” featured in the Shadow Warrior 2 video game. The title track, “Change the World,” one of Stan’s best songs, contains a message of unity. “The Story of Love” is a ballad about how confusing love can be. “Born to Win” and “Live Your Dream” are both tracks about winning and believing in yourself, topics familiar to the king of motivational rock. Another amazing song is the closing track, “The Secret” which contains a powerful message of love. The all-time classic Stan Bush songs “The Touch” and “Dare” from Transformers: The Movie round out this power-packed album.

Stan was inducted into the Transformers Hall of Fame, Class of 2014, by Hasbro. In 2010, Stan Bush issued the audio gem Dream The Dream, and one of the music videos, “Your Time,” became a viral hit on YouTube. Bush’s active involvement with social media channels like YouTube and Twitter keeps his ever-growing fanbase engaged, while he remains on top of his game musically. His first digital-only release, “Heat of the Battle,” was released for download at the end of 2010. Stan’s critically-acclaimed 2007 release In This Life was named “Album of the Year” by! It features “Til All Are One,” the official theme of the global gathering of Transformers fans, BotCon.

In 1997, Stan won an Emmy Award for Best Original Song for his track “Til I Was Loved By You.” Another Bush original, “Capture the Dream,” was featured at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. His songs are heard in two Jean-Claude Van Damme films: Kickboxer (1989) and Bloodsport (1988). Stan has co-written with many top songwriters like Jonathan Cain (Journey,) Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams, Aerosmith,) and Paul Stanley of KISS. Stan has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe in his storied career.

As a vocalist with a career that spans decades, Stan has sung on albums by renowned artists such as Alice Cooper and Jefferson Starship, and has worked with many top producers (Georgio Moroder, Mick Jones, Peter Frampton, Paul Stanley, Ron Nevison, Richie Zito,) in addition to lending his voice to national and international advertising campaigns for Toyota, Coors, Mazda, Budweiser, Hertz and more. While his electrifying anthems like “Streets of Siam” and “Never Surrender” showcase the cinematic scope of his music, Bush’s work lends itself just as well to unique tracks like “That’s What Tiggers Do Best” (for a collection of songs about Winnie the Pooh) and “She’s Got the Power” (for the anime Sailor Moon.) Some of his other best-loved hits include “Dare,” “Love Don’t Lie,” “Southern Rain” and “On My Own – Alone.” -


- Guitarist and vocalist Stan Bush is most beneficial recognized to AOR enthusiasts for the melodic, crunchy pop/rock and roll albums he recorded through the ’80s, with and without his support music group Barrage. Bush started his profession as an associate from the AOR music group Boulder, which released an record on Elektra in 1979. He afterwards landed a single cope with Columbia and released his self-titled debut in 1983; the record leaned toward the Rick Springfield-ish power pop aspect of AOR, as well as the monitor “All American Guy” was afterwards included in Y&T. Bush following come up with a support music group called Barrage, offering guitarist Don Kirkpatrick, keyboardist Rick Serrate, bassist Mike Seifrit, and drummer Jack port Light. Featuring “The Contact,” which became the theme for Transformers: The Film, Bush’s second record, Stan Bush & Barrage, premiered in 1987, and started to be an underground preferred among AOR devotees, who generally regarded it his finest function. Bush also added songs towards the Charlie Sheen flick The Wraith (“Center Vs. Mind,” 1987) and Jean-Claude Truck Damme’s Kickboxer (“Hardly ever Surrender,” 1989). By enough time Bush documented a follow-up record, 1991’s Every Defeat of My Center, the golden age group of AOR acquired transferred, and despite songwriting collaborations with Jonathan Cain (of Trip and Bad British) and Jim Vallance, the record attracted little interest stateside. Bush could continue recording for the European and Japan fan base, nevertheless, and released an import-only record in 1994 entitled Dial 1-818-888-8638. His 1996 follow-up, THE KID Within, brought him a astonishing degree of achievement in his homeland: “Until I USED TO BE Loved by You” gained an Emmy for Greatest Original Melody after appearing over the cleaning soap opera Guiding Light, and “Catch the Wish” was utilized intensely by NBC in its insurance from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In 1999, the retrospective Catch the Wish: THE VERY BEST of Stan Bush premiered, plus a assortment of previously unissued, post-1987 Barrage monitors, entitled Heaven. In 2001, Bush released a fresh CD, Language from the Center, with many tracks co-written by maker Curt Coumo. -


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