Ryan Roxie

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Ryan Roxie
Ryan Roxie of Alice Cooper performing in San Antonio, Texas 2015.jpg
Roxie performing with Alice Cooper in 2015
Background information
Birth name Ryan Rosowicz
Born (1965-12-01) December 1, 1965 (age 52)
Origin Sacramento, California
Genres Rock, indie rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1977–present
Labels Wax-Tone
Associated acts Electric Angels, Alice Cooper, Gilby Clarke, Slash's Snakepit, Roxie77, HappyPill, Casablanca
Website ryanroxie.com

Ryan Roxie (born Ryan Rosowicz, December 1, 1965) is an American guitarist, singer/songwriter best known as a Solo Artist and for his guitar work with Alice Cooper, Casablanca and Slash's Snakepit.[1] .

Background[edit]

Roxie was born in Sacramento, California and grew up in the East Bay in Pleasanton. Ryan's father, Polish, used to play trumpet and his mother was a drummer in her high school marching band. Around age five Roxie picked up the guitar but was more interested in drums. It wasn't until he was around eleven or twelve that he started taking guitar seriously.

Roxie learned to play guitar from an old record player and invented his own form of scratching, going through many records in the process, picking out guitar parts. He was influenced by albums like Van Halen and has had many guitar heroes including Brian May from Queen, Steve Stevens, Elliot Easton from The Cars, Neil Geraldo from Pat Benatar and Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick.

Candy were a band featuring original members Kyle Vincent, Jonathan Daniel, John Schubert, and guitarist Geoff Siegel. Gilby Clarke replaced Siegel after 6 months. They had an album release in 1985 titled Whatever Happened To Fun. Later that year, Gilby Clarke replaced Kyle Vincent as lead vocalist, and guitarist Roxie joined the lineup. After Gilby parted to form his own band Kill for Thrills the rest of the guys joined up with new lead vocalist Shane and became the Electric Angels.

Roxie formed Electric Angels with Shane, Jonathan Daniel and drummer John Schubert. They moved to New York where they signed to Atlantic Records. The show they are signed at is opening for Dogs D'amour and Mother Love Bone (some of whose members went on to form Pearl Jam) and their self-titled album is released in 1990 produced by Tony Visconti (best known for his work with T Rex, Bowie and Thin Lizzy to name a few). The band works on a second album to be called New York Times but is dropped by Atlantic before it is released.

Between '94 and '96 Roxie worked with various artists. He provided guitar on Gilby Clarke's albums, Pawnshop Guitars, Blooze, The Hangover and Rubber. Roxie also lent his guitar styling to the un-credited work with Tal Bachman. Roxie's guitar work is displayed on the hit single "She's So High" produced by Bob Rock. Roxie played guitar on James Michael's (from Sixx AM) Inhale release as well. In 2000 Roxie also wrote and recorded on Slash's Snakepit's second album Ain't Life Grand.

In 1997 Roxie joined up with long-time friends drummer Mike Fasano and bassist Will Effertz and created the band Dad's Porno Mag. After Effertz left, guitarist Keri Kelli and bassist Stefan Adika joined. The album was released on Wax-Tone Records. This item is now out of stock but was re-released in 2000 from Robinson Records. Produced by Jim Mitchell of Ugly Kid Joe fame and Mark Schulman (Simple Minds) with additional production by Alex Woltman and friend Gilby Clarke. The album has fourteen tracks and one special hidden track entitled "My Bad Knee" on track 77. It is currently available at this site: ([1])

Roxie began working with Alice Cooper in 1996 after a few good words were put in for him by Gilby and a shady character known as 'Bobby from Mates' while proving himself in an audition. He was offered a 'one year tour' playing with Alice. His first show with the Cooper band was at Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo club in Cabo San Lucas.

In 2000 Roxie recorded his first studio album with Alice Cooper, Brutal Planet. Through 2000 to 2005 Roxie collaborated with Cooper on several albums including Dragontown, The Eyes of Alice Cooper and Dirty Diamonds, co-writing a number of songs on the latter two albums.

In March 2012 it was announced [2] that Ryan Roxie was rejoining the Alice Cooper band for the forthcoming 2012 tour. He will be joining Tommy Henriksen and Orianthi on guitar, Chuck Garric on bass and Glen Sobel on drums.

R77 formed in 2002 and wrote a songs whose influences lie somewhere in between the Beatles and the Beastie Boys. They played the usual suspect clubs around the L.A. area for the next year, and then recorded their debut CD.

Roxie 77's 11-song debut album, Peace, Love & Armageddon, was released under the small indie Wax-Tone Records label. The spectrum of music and song subject matter span from acting like a punk-ass kid to facing the reality of actually having a kid. Two Sides to Every Story, was released in July 2009. The band added a downloadable song every week, with 24 songs in all. Each song is a regular and an acoustic version.

In 2014 Roxie 77 released a six-song EP, The Ameriswede. This is a unique release out on Bellyache Records and is available in a package that includes vinyl, CD, and digital download. The album's two sides include an "American side", mixed by Tommy Henriksen, and a "Swedish side", mixed by Jon Bordon with a more garage-indie sound.

Roxie has also recorded two albums with the Stockholm-based, Casablanca: Apocalyptic Youth and Riding a Black Swan.

On July 7, 2005, Roxie aired the first Roxie 77 podcastRoxie's Big Rock Show. There were seven Podcasts in total which featured interviews with long-time friend Stefan Adika, as well as Calico Cooper, Damon Johnson, Eric Singer, Alice Cooper and Cheap Tricks Rick Nielsen and Bun E. Carlos. The podcast also featured Roxie's favourite songs, some rare tracks and two unreleased Roxie tracks including "Consequence of the City" with ex-Alice Cooper band member and friend Eric Dover on vocals.

October 2006 saw Roxie hosting his own radio show on Rocket 95.3 FM (The Rock Home of Stockholm) The show ran every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm (Stockholm time) and played a variety of music. The website featured live streaming, an online chat and webcam of Roxie in the studio.

March 2016 Roxie currently hosts a web-based Blab show called Big Rock Talk. The show features special guest interviews along with music videos. Some have compared it to the early days of MTV style programming.

Late 2017 while on the road with Alice Cooper, Roxie released a new solo single "California Man" featuring guest vocals from Robin Zander of Cheap Trick.

2018 Roxie continued touring with Alice Cooper and also released two new solo singles the first "Over & Done" in March followed by "To Live and Die in L.A." in May.

25th of May 2018 Ryan Roxie's first official solo album "Imagine Your Reality" is released.

June 2018 Ryan Roxie announces a July 2018 U.S. Tour in support of "Imagine your Reality", the tour billed as the Planet Axe Tour features The Ryan Roxie Band (Joel Kosche, Robby Miller and Kenny Bailey), The Brandon Gibbs Band and The Joel Kosche Band.

August 2018 after completing a successful solo tour, Ryan Roxie rejoins the Alice Cooper band for the next leg of the "Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper" tour and releases "Me Generation" the fourth single from "Imagine your Reality".

October 5th 2018 Ryan Roxie releases his 5th single "God Put A Smile On Your Face" from "Imagine your Reality".


Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Artist Album Label
1985 Candy Teenage Neon Jungle Song Tree Records
1990 Electric Angels Electric Angels Atlantic Records
1994 Gilby Clarke Pawnshop Guitars Virgin Records
1995 Gilby Clarke Blooze Virgin Records
1997 Dad's Porno Mag Dad's Porno Mag Wax-Tone Records
1997 Gilby Clarke The Hangover Paradigm Records
1997 Alice Cooper A Fistful of Alice Guardian Records
1998 Tal Bachman eponymous title Columbia Records
1998 Gilby Clarke Rubber Pavement Records
1999 Dad's Porno Mag Dad's Porno Mag (Re-Release) Robinson / Conspiracy Records
2000 Slash's Snakepit Ain't Life Grand Koch Records
2000 Alice Cooper Brutal Planet Spitfire Records
2000 Alice Cooper Brutally Live Eagle Records
2001 Alice Cooper Dragontown Spitfire Records
2003 Alice Cooper The Eyes of Alice Cooper Spitfire Records
2004 Roxie 77 Peace, Love and Armageddon Wax-Tone Records
2005 Alice Cooper Dirty Diamonds New West / Eagle Records
2005 Alice Cooper Live at Cabo Wabo '96 Angel Records
2006 Alice Cooper Live at Montreux Eagle Records
2008 Happypill This Year (Single Release) R77Sound Records
2009 Roxie 77 Two Sides To Every Story Bandcamp/R77Sound Records
2010 Casablanca Downtown (Single Release)
2010 Casablanca La Voix (Single Release)
2012 Casablanca Apocalyptic Youth Rocket Songs
2013 Ryan Roxie(collaborative with DPM, Roxie 77, and various artists) The Roxie Box R77 Records
2014 Casablanca Riding a Black Swan Sony/Gain Records
2014 Alice Cooper Raise the Dead: Live from Wacken UDR Music
2015 Roxie 77 The Ameriswede EP Bellyache Records
2016 Alice Cooper Live From The Astroturf Good Records
2017 Alice Cooper Paranormal (bonus live tracks) earMUSIC
2017 Ryan Roxie California Man - Featuring Special Guest Robin Zander (single release)
2018 Ryan Roxie Over & Done (Single Release)
2018 Ryan Roxie To Live and Die in L.A. (Single Release)
2018 Ryan Roxie Imagine Your Reality Lenata Records, Cargo Records, Bellyache Records
2018 Ryan Roxie Me Generation (Single Release)
2018 Alice Cooper A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia, Paris earMUSIC
2018 Ryan Roxie God Put A Smile On Your Face (Single Release)

Filmography[edit]

[3] [4]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 TV20 Dance Party Featuring - Fair Warning Himself - Guitar TV performing: Eruption and You Really Got Me
1990 Electric Angels - Rattlesnake Kisses Himself - Guitar Video Clip
1994 Gilby Clarke & Slash - Tijuana jail Himself - Guitar Video Clip
1994 Gilby Clarke "Johannas Chopper" Himself - Guitar Video Clip (not official release)
1994 Gilby Clarke "Cure Me or Kill Me" video Himself - Guitar Video Clip
1997 Later show with Tommy Davidson Himself – Guitar with Gilby Clarke TV
1997 Karl martindahl (charlie emm) Them Himself - Guitar Video Clip
1997 A Fistfull of Alice Himself - Guitar TV
1997 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Himself - Guitar TV performing: I'm Eighteen
1999 Late Show With David Letterman Himself - Guitar TV performing: No More Mr. Nice Guy
2000 Alice Cooper @TFI Friday Show Himself - Guitar TV performing: Blow Me a Kiss
2000 Live@NPA Alice Cooper Himself - Guitar TV performing: Blow Me a Kiss
2000 Alice Cooper: Brutally Live Himself - Guitar Video / DVD
2003 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Himself – Guitar TV performing: Man of The Year
2005 The Late Late Show Himself – Guitar TV performing: Sunset Babies, All got Rabies
2006 Alice Cooper: Live at Montreux 2005 Himself – Guitar Video / DVD
2007 Junkfood Horrorfest Composer Movie
2007 Happypill - This year Himself - Vocals / Guitar Video Clip
2008 HappyPill live at TV4 Nyhetsmorgon Himself - Vocals / Guitar TV (Swedish Morning Show) performing: This Year
2009 ROXIE 77 - This Year Himself – Vocals / Guitar Video Clip
2010 DPM (Dad’s Porno Mag) - BIG FAT SONG Himself – Vocals / Guitar Video Clip
2010 Casablanca - Downtown Himself - Guitarist Video Clip
2012 Casablanca - Love and Desperation Himself - Guitarist Video Clip
2013 Casablanca - The Giant Dreamless Sleep Himself - Guitarist Video Clip
2014 ROXIE 77 - The Solution Himself – Vocals / Guitar Video Clip
2014 Alice Cooper Raise the Dead: Live From Wacken Himself - Guitarist DVD, Blu-Ray
2015 An Evening with Alice Cooper Himself – Guitar & Composing Credits TV Movie, Pay Per View
2015 ALICE COOPER Live From Austin 2015 DVD Himself – Guitar DVD
2015 ALICE COOPER LIVE Fox and Friends Manhattan Himself – Guitar TV
2015 The Gothic Clown Killer of Rock and Roll Himself Documentary (not yet released)
2015 Le Comité des Reprises Himself TV Mini-Series
2015 ROXIE 77 - Anna Himself – Vocals / Guitar Official 'Song Cartoon' created by Annette DeLorean
2016 ROXIE 77 - IDIOTS AND IDOLS (American Mix) Himself – Vocals / Guitar VIDEO - SET TO PSYCHO GIRLFRIENDS
2016 Hired Gun Himself Documentary (credit only)
2016 Alice Cooper Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself - Guitarist TV
2016 Hair I go again Guitarist – Alice Cooper Movie
2017 Joe Dick Writer / Composer “Second Chances” & “Slice of Fame” Movie
2017 Alice Cooper - Rock in Rio 2017 LIVE Himself - Guitarist TV Special
2018 Live from the Astroturf: Alice Cooper Himself - Guitarist Concert (not yet released)
2018 Ryan Roxie - Me Generation Himself – Vocals / Guitarist Official Lyric Video
2018 Ryan Roxie - To Live and Die in L.A. Himself - Vocals / Guitarist Official Lyric Video
2018 Ryan Roxie - Over & Done Himself - Vocals / Guitarist Official Lyric Video
2018 Ryan Roxie – “California Man” with Special Guest Vocals from Robin Zander Himself - Vocals / Guitarist Official Lyric Video
2018 Ryan Roxie - God Put a Smile Upon Your Face Himself - Vocals / Guitarist Official Lyric Video


References[edit]

  1. ^ Newman, Melinda (August 12, 2000). Slash's Snakepit makes change work for hard-rocking Koch Set, AC/DC tour. Billboard. p. 14. Retrieved May 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "He's Back - Ryan Roxie to join Alice Cooper 2012 Tour". sickthings.co.uk. Archived from the original on June 22, 2000. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0746901/
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL43097D07A3B216F6

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