J. Rad

J. Rad

 North Babylon, New York, USA
BandRockMetal

J. Rad is an aggressive, hard rock band hailing from New York, that has been pounding the pavement for over a decade. J. Rad’s sound is diverse, ranging from melodic to heavy, and modern to vintage. The band is known for their very physical and energetic live performances, which leave audiences wanting more. J. Rad’s new album “Sick Fantasy” explores J. Rad’s darker side with heavy, driving songs that tell deep and twisted stories.

Biography

Jared Cannata – Guitar/Vocals

Mo Sticky – Drums/Vocals

Gino Rudolph – Lead Vocals

Kareem "The Machine" Clarke - Bass

 

J. Rad is an aggressive, hard rock band hailing from New York that has been pounding the pavement for over a decade.  J. Rad’s sound is diverse, ranging from melodic to heavy, and modern to vintage.

The band is known for their very physical and energetic live performances, which leave audiences wanting more. According to Aces Magazine, “Every performance is always hi-energy and exciting. Explosive, sexy, loud, intriguing, and has a lot of adrenaline.” John Lamont (In A Crowd) said, “J. Rad has the "it" factor. I can say all the usual things as. This band is tight. They have great stage presence. Good songwriting skills and so on. Yes they have all that. But too really appreciate J. Rad one must experience them live.”

At the inception, brothers Jared and Jordan (Mo Sticky) Cannata were auditioning singers in hope of finding the voice their musical vision demanded...enter Gino. After a single studio rehearsal, chemistry was apparent. Twelve years later, Gino is still the trademark voice of J. Rad.

2015 brings new blood to the band with the addition of bassist Kareem "The Machine" Clarke. Kareem brings with him extreme talent, reliability, and his own unique flavor to the band's sound. His presence is bound to add a whole new aspect to the band's music and live show.

Over the years J. Rad has had the opportunity to share the stage with many prominent artists such as Scott Stapp (Creed), Saliva, Filter, Gemini Syndrome, Living Colour, Twisted Sister, Vince Neil (Motlley Crue), Bret Michaels (Poison), Mountain, Eye Empire, Saving Abel, Zach Myers (Shinedown), Styper, LA Guns, Blue Oyster Cult, Joe Bonamassa, Johnny Winter and many others.

 

In 2010, J. Rad released their first EP entitled “Rise” with producer David Ivory (Halestorm, Silvertide, The Roots, Candlelight Red). “Rise” received great reviews from audiences and critics. This was the catalyst for the band’s continued work with Ivory on their second EP, 2012’s “Falling Apart”, which Aquarian Weekly calls, “well-crafted and well-arranged…You have to check these guys out”.

 

J. Rad’s new album “Sick Fantasy” is a new direction for the band, exploring J.Rad’s darker side with heavy, driving songs that tell deep and twisted stories.  Metal Odyssey said, "This album is so good that it’s one of the best Hard Rock albums I’ve listened to this year".  Produced, engineered, and mixed by band co-founders Jared Cannata and Mo Sticky, “Sick Fantasy” is the embodiment of what J. Rad is, was, and will be.

Lyrics

Breaking The Silence

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

I was stoned, sitting all alone
Looking all around me
Despite the hatred
This mess around I can’t believe
Got a rise with how you hypnotize
Everyone around me
I’m just a player
In your sick fantasy

Is there something that you’re trying to say
That I haven’t said to you
Is there something that you’re trying to say
I’m breaking the silence

So clear, hasn’t been for years
Broken window with a view
Some say I hear it everyday
Don’t let it get the best of you
More than I love
More than I care
Less I expect
When you’re not there

Is there something that you’re trying to say
That I haven’t said to you
Is there something that you’re trying to say
I’m breaking the silence

Is there something that you’re trying to say
That I haven’t said to you

Is there something that you’re trying to say
That I haven’t said to you
Is there something that you’re trying to say, trying to say
The silence is dragging me down
Is there something that you’re trying to say
I’m breaking the silence

Bombs Away

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

Young skin with crows feet
Blood shot eyes and no disguise
No one cares what I do, so I do what I do, ‘cause I do what I please
Do you like what you see?
Well that doesn’t mean shit to me

Burn, burn it at both ends
Light up the fuse and walk away
Burn, burn it all again
Light up the fuse
Bombs away

I’ll bite the hand that feeds
All of the good that’s inside me
I’ll cut the supply no matter how hard you try
Won’t be undermined
Yeah I like what I see
And that’s all that means shit to me

Burn, burn it at both ends
Light up the fuse and walk away
Burn, burn it all again
Light up the fuse
Bombs away

Bombs away

Burn, burn it at both ends
Light up the fuse and walk away
Burn, burn it all again
Light up the fuse
Bombs away
Burn, burn it at both ends
Light up the fuse and walk away
Burn, burn it all again
Light up the fuse
Bombs away

Is Anyone Listening?

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

You blame yourself and everyone for everything
I tried so hard to confide in you
So tell me what you want me to do
Was there something you were waiting for?
No, do I even care
It’s just the same thing, it’s just the same thing

I know, I know that there’s someone
Is anyone out there listening?
I know, I know that there’s someone
Is anyone out there listening?

I’ve been down this road before
And my feet are sore
I left this with broken bones
So tell me why do I bother trying
Was there something that you wanted more
No, do I even care
It’s just the same thing over and over and over

I know, I know that there’s someone
Is anyone out there listening?
I know, I know that there’s someone
Is anyone out there listening?

Is anyone out there listening?
Is anyone listening to me?
Is anyone out there listening?
Is anyone listening?

I know, I know that there’s someone
Is anyone out there listening?
I know, I know that I’m somewhat strong and I don’t belong here
I know, I know that there’s someone
Is anyone out there listening?

Is anyone out there listening?
I know, I know that there’s someone
Is anyone out there listening?

Rather Die

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

Tell me what’s wrong I’m tired of tryin’
Tell me the truth I’m tired of lyin’
Let me give you the chance to bail
Let me know how it goes
Let me tell you how I feel
I’d rather die, I’d rather die

So here we go again with the same old stare and grin
You can’t even tell me why
So you look at me and try
Suddenly you realize
There is no one like me

Day by day it changes
I can’t quite explain it
Maybe it’s not up to me
So why can’t we just both agree

Tell me what’s wrong I’m so tired of tryin’
Tell me the truth I’m tired of lyin’
Let me know how it feels, ‘cause you know it’s real
Let me know, let me go, let me tell you how I feel
I’d rather die than live life with you

I can’t explain what you do to me in a rage of jealousy
Only it’s the last time
Now your world is crashing in
But you seem to fit right in with everything you didn’t like

And I can’t describe this feeling I hide
It tears me apart on the inside

Tell me what’s wrong I’m so tired of tryin’
Tell me the truth I’m tired of lyin’
Let me know how it feels ‘cause you know it’s real
Let me know, let me go, I don’t even care you know
People come and people go, I would rather be alone

Day by day it changes
I can’t quite explain it
Maybe it’s not up to me
So why can’t we just both agree
Day by day it changes
I can’t quite explain it
Maybe it’s not up to me

Into The Water

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

Hot summer days
The sky and the water so blue
The sound of the waves
As they crash around you
You feel it

Pulled out into the water
With nothing left for you to hold on to
Yeah the water just gets colder
As the eyes of death stare upon you

No one to hear
The screams that are coming from you
The water it turns red from blue
You know in your mind that you’re through
So helpless
You have no strength to fight when you’re ripped in two

Pulled out into the water
With nothing left for you to hold on to
Yeah the water it just gets colder
As the eyes of death stare upon you
Yeah the water it just gets colder

Hope for, yeah hope for the end
Slower and slower, descend

Hot summer days
The sky and the water so blue
The sound of the waves surround you
There’s nothing more you can do

Pulled out into the water
Was the last time we ever saw you
Pulled out into the water
Was the last time, the last time we ever saw you
Pulled out into the water
No one will ever find you
Pulled out into the water
Was the last time we ever
Was the last time we ever saw you

Hold On

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

Thinking back to the other day
All the things I didn’t say
And not once did I ever say I’m sorry

Look at all the time that’s gone
Feeling like there’s nothing wrong
And now I’m the one, the one that’s feeling lonely

So just hold on, Don’t let me go
If you close your eyes too long I won’t be around

Sitting in this car too long
Listening to our favorite song
And how strange enough the song was called I’m sorry

So just hold on, Don’t let me go
If you close your eyes too long I won’t be around
So just hold on, just a little longer
Just a little longer, ‘til the feeling’s stronger
Hold on

I’m thinking back to the other day
All the things that I didn’t say
And you made your message so damn clear
You left me stranded standing here

Hey, don’t let me leave this way
Hey, don’t let me leave this way
Hey, don’t let me leave this
I don’t believe it

Hold on, Don’t let me go
If you close your eyes too long I won’t be around
So just hold on, just a little longer
Just a little longer, ‘til the feeling’s stronger
Hold on

So just hold on
Don’t let me go without you

Poison

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

Wake me up there’s something wrong
Can’t feel my legs, I am numb
So cold and dark, no sunlight

Chew you up and spit you out
Sour flavor in my mouth
But its way too late
Poison, my veins
Heart stops beating

Make the potion, make it right
Up the dosage, end my life
Never show the devil in those eyes

Nothing’s worth dying
Why bother trying

Chew you up and spit you out
Sour flavor in my mouth
But its way too late
Poison, my veins
Heart stops

Savor the flavor, this was no favor to me
And all of the time the mistake was mine
But I beat you at your own game

Chew you up and spit you out
Sour flavor in my mouth
But its way too late
Six feet under, didn’t lose
The dose was strong enough for two
Rest in pieces
Poison, my veins
Heart stops beating

Poison
Poison

Comatose

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

No, No, No, No
You’ll hurt yourself
You’ve climbed too high to try to fly
You’re high on a cloud, come on down
What is lost can be found
It’s not like it was before

Go, Go, Go, Go
Try to fix yourself
Rewind, stop time, define your life
You’re high on a cloud, come on down
Leap of faith now jump

It’s not like it was before
You’re sealing your own fate, trapped in a pillcase
Numb yourself some more, you’re comatose
It’s not like it was before
When you’re in over your head I’m in over mine
Save time, realize
It’s not like it was before

Everybody knows that you want it
You can’t keep that pillcase closed and
I don’t want to let you have it
Gonna lose control, wreak havoc
Must be nice to have a vice
Warning label be advised
You’ve heard this all before

It’s not like it was before
You’re sealing your own fate, trapped in a pillcase
Numb yourself some more, you’re comatose
It’s not like it was before
When you’re in over your head I’m in over mine
Save time, realize
It’s not like it was before

No, No, No, No
You’ll hurt yourself
Go, Go, Go, Go
Try to fix yourself
You’ve climbed too high to try to fly

Hotbox

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

Been a long day and a long wait
Now I’m ready for heavy eyes
Stash the stash in the dash
Don’t worry it’ll be alright
Misconceptions leave you low
Green means go don’t just say no

Breathe in, hold it
Don’t let it out just yet
Hold it in
Eyes meet through the cloud
So I say welcome to the hotbox
Doors open climb in

Revel in it for a minute
Don’t break the circle, Keep up with it.
Pass forth or draw in
Either way it’s not a sin
Misconceptions leave you low

Breathe in, hold it
Don’t let it out just yet
Hold it in
Eyes meet through the cloud
So I say welcome to the hotbox
Doors open climb in

Feel good
Real good
Sweet taste, don’t waste
Keep the windows closed

Breathe in, hold it
Don’t let it out just yet
Hold it in
Eyes meet through the cloud
See you clear somehow
So I say welcome to the hotbox
Doors open climb in
I say welcome to the hotbox
To the hotbox

Hate To Love You

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

When I thought I had nothing
There you were
When I thought I was broken
There you were

Showing me how it feels to be alone
Showing me how it feels to lose control

I wish the shame would bleed from me
Did you think that we would part the sea of dreams
My explanation is I hate to love you

There were things about you that I didn’t know
Thought we’d grow together in life
But it’s always dark and always cold

Showing me how it feels to be alone
Showing me how it feels to lose control

I wish the shame would bleed from me
Did you think that we would part the sea of dreams
My explanation is I hate to love you

I hate to love you, yeah
And all you’ve done to me
I have to love you , no
That’s why you’re gone

Showing you how it feels to be alone
Showing me how it feels to lose control

I wish the shame would bleed from me
Did you think that we would part the sea of dreams
My explanation is
My explanation is I hate to love you
Hate to love you

Push

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

Why’d you turn your back
Why don’t you finish what you started?
How do I explain that you’re stone cold hearted
Listen to my voice, it’ll never explain
All the words and feelings that you say are in vain
The thought of you running ‘round ever again
Listen to me close cause I’m reaching the end

All I can say is that I’m coming back again
It’s all I’ve been waiting for

Eyes are blazing red like they’re on fire
The only plan for you is to conquer, devour
Is this really what you want?
Really what you need?
Is this really what you’re like?
I just can’t believe

All I can say is that I’m coming back again
It’s all I’ve been waiting for
And I’ll push them all out the way
Guess what I’m coming back again
It’s all I’ve been waiting for
Oh I’ve waited for you
For you

All things I should have done
All the places you have gone
Left me here alone again
Fallen now, I’ve reached the end

All I can say is that I’m coming back again
It’s all I’ve been waiting for
And I’ll push them all out the way
Guess what I’m coming back again
It’s all I’ve been waiting for
Still I’m waiting for you

Scrape

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

Scraped at the knees
Starting to bleed all over
And starting to breathe much slower
I don’t like to feel this way
Struggle to see the chip that’s on my shoulder
Gets deeper as I get older

The scar on my face
A reflection of your faith
All skin will heal in time
Can’t break my mind

Scrape my face
So you can’t stand the sight of me no more
Shame my name
But you can’t scrape away the bedrock beneath it

I feel the heat
As you get much colder
My body, it hurts all over
The gears are slipping inside
Need not bother to try
There’s nowhere to hide

Scrape my face
So you can’t stand the sight of me no more
Shame my name
But you can’t scrape away the bedrock beneath it

The flaw in your grand design
Broken inside

Gifted deceiver, I’m no believer in you
Misery teacher, unholy preacher, so cruel
Son of a gun, deal pain for fun on you
Karmas a bitch and she knows the truth

Scrape my face
So you can’t stand the sight of me no more
Shame my name
But you can’t scrape away the bedrock beneath it
Scrape my face
So you can’t stand the sight of me
Shame my name
The fact still remains the shame is yours

I Don't

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

I told you to stay away
Don’t come round here no more
I tried to, to keep away
Just so I didn’t lead you
On like the way that you tried to explain
But the man in the picture is just a dead fixture

I don’t want you
No I don’t need this
I can’t help you so tell me what you’re waiting for
I don’t want you
No I don’t need this
I can’t help you so tell me what you’re waiting for

So how can I explain
The bond that you feel is strong
A band aid to tear away
Just when you thought that

The wound that was healing
Is suddenly bleeding
And everything great is taken away

I don’t want you
No I don’t need this
I can’t help you so tell me what you’re waiting for
I don’t want you
No I don’t need this
I can’t help you so tell me what you’re waiting for
Tell me what you’re waiting for

I don’t want you
No I don’t need this
I can’t help you so tell me what you’re waiting for
I don’t want you
No I don’t need this
I can’t help you so tell me what you’re waiting for

King of the Castle

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

Love me, hate me, sick of explaining what’s wrong with me
Truth is foolish, many of you wish
Yeah you wish you could be

Wish you were more like me
Man, I’m living the dream

So many times I just couldn’t be me
Now I’m the king of the castle
Yeah I just couldn’t be what you want me to be
Yeah you’re all a bunch of assholes

Monkey see, monkey do
Wear this fucked up shirt and shoes
It’s what you ask of me
Watch me pull through
It’s more than I can say for you
It’s all money and greed
Before you disagree come and party with me

So many times I just couldn’t be me
Now I’m the king of the castle
Yeah I just couldn’t be what you want me to be
Well you’re all a bunch of assholes
Whatever happened to freedom of speech
Now I’m the king of my castle
Yeah I just couldn’t be what you want me to be
Well you’re all a bunch of assholes

You’re all a bunch of
A bunch of assholes

So many times I just couldn’t be me
Now I’m the king of the castle
Yeah I just couldn’t be what you want me to be
Well you’re all a bunch of assholes

Well if it looks like it
And it smells like it
Well it just must be a fucking asshole
Yeah I just couldn’t be what you want me to be
Well you’re all a bunch of assholes

I’m the king of the castle

Suicide

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

A life of lies you’re leading
Still there’s no hope of keeping it all inside
So still you try
Can’t see in the dark when you live your life blind

You lived this life not caring
About the lives of anyone so now you try
It’s suicide
Well that’s what you wanted
You got what you needed to hear

Blessed with a mother and father
But you’ve no need to bother
You can’t come back, when your heart is black
You love how you live with the knife in your back

You lived this life not caring
About the lives of anyone so now you try
It’s suicide
Well that’s what you wanted
You got what you needed to hear
Stop wasting all our time
I’m sick of all the lies you say to me everyday
Well that’s what you wanted
You got what you needed
Well that’s what you wanted
You got what you needed to hear

Heavy burden on my shoulders
Struggling to keep my composure now
Rock bottom so far down

That’s what you wanted
You got what you needed to hear
Stop wasting all our time
I’m sick of all the lies you say to me everyday
Well that’s what you wanted
You got what you needed
You lived this life not caring
About the lives of anyone so now you try
It’s suicide
So that’s what you wanted
You got what you needed to hear
Well that’s what you wanted
You got what you needed to hear

Who's Laughing Now

Written By: Jared Cannata,Jordan Cannata,Gino Rudolph,Russ Pizzuto

Breathe in, Breathe out
You’re always trying to turn it around
Well its over, yea its over
Give in get out
I know that’s not what you’re all about
Well its over, yea its over

Listen to me, listen to me
Listen to me, listen to me

All I’m saying, I left you more than everything
Well open your eyes
Look who’s laughing now
All I’m saying, I left you more than everything
So open your eyes
Look who’s laughing now

So just walk out, that’s the way you talk things out
Cold shoulder, who’s older
Please hear me out,
It’s the only thing, I’m gonna ask,
So pay attention
Time goes so fast

Listen to me, listen to me,
Listen to me , listen to me
Why can’t you see it isn’t me
Listen to me listen to me

All I’m saying, I left you more than everything
Well open your eyes
Look who’s laughing now
I’m still saying I left you more than everything
You’re not worth remembering
Look who’s laughing now

You turn your head and walk away
Hoping no one hears you say
I know what is coming , Why do I bother running?

I took the hit I took the fall
Knowing you don’t care at all
Well look who’s laughing now

All I’m saying, I left you more than everything
Well open your eyes, look who’s laughing now
All I’m saying I left you more than everything
You’re not worth remembering
Look who’s laughing now

Discography

Sick Fantasy (2014) - Available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and on hardcopy at the Official J.Rad Store at jradrocks.com

Falling Apart (2012) - Available on iTunes, CDBaby, Spotify, and on hardcopy at the Official J.Rad Store at jradrocks.com

Rise EP (2010) - Available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and on hardcopy at the Official J.Rad Store at jradrocks.com

Set List

Set list can change based on requirements of the venue, and the amount of time given. We are capable of playing a completely heavy rock set, a more melodic set, a mixture of both, or a full acoustic set.