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St. Elmo’s Fire’s Jeff Jones To Be Guest DJ on Metal Express Radio.

Saturday, 4 November, 2017

St. Elmo’s Fire’s Jeff Jones To Be Guest DJ on Metal Express Radio.

The California based hard rock veterans emerged again in 2015 after 13 years of hiatus with re-issue of their four previous records, the latest one from 1992! In 2017 the band rose again stronger than ever with three new members and a fresh new album “Evil Never Sleeps”, tracks from which we’ll spin after the show.

Tune in at 15:00 and 21:00 CET/ 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST Feb. 23rd 2018 to hear the show!

Jeff Jones Interview on Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio

Friday, 27 October, 2017

Jeff Jones Guest On Heavy Metal Mayhem /Blogtalkradio Network

Jeff Jones, guitarist of U.S. melodic metal band St. Elmo’s Fire, will guest on the “Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show”.
The program, part of the Blogtalkradio Network, will be a streamed live on Sunday, November 5th at 6pm EST. Jones is the songwriter and founding member of St. Elmo’s Fire. During the interview he will discuss everything Elmo. From the history of the band in the 80’s and 90’s to the upcoming release of their new album Evil Never Sleeps on Pure Steel Records. Jones will also touch on the “Hammer” a song and video from Evil Never Sleeps based on his brother Kelley Jones ( DC Comics artist of Batman/Swamp Thing) graphic novel of the same name.

MISS CRAZY in the studio recording new album.

Thursday, 23 January, 2014

MISS CRAZY is currently  recording in California for a new album scheduled for release in the next few months. More updates to follow.

Jeff Jones joins MISS CRAZY.

Thursday, 23 January, 2014

Guitarist and songwriter Jeff Jones, who’s previous bands included St. Elmo’s Fire and Vamp Le Stat, is now officially a member of Hollywood rockers MISS CRAZY.
It is a reunion of sorts with MISS CRAZY singer and guitarist Markus Allen Christopher . In the ‘90’s both musicians were in the hair metal group “Amsterdam” based in the Bay Area. Jones appeared on the “Santa Clara Syndicate” and “B.U.R.S.T “ albums as guitarist and writer.

Vamp le Stat CD’s on Heavy Harmonies Best of 2011 list

Tuesday, 31 January, 2012

Heavy Harmonies, “The Hard Rock and AOR Reference “on the Internet,

has just released their annual list for best rock albums of last year.

Vamp le Stat named to 2011 Best Album list

Making the list was XXX RECORDS AMERICA recording artist VAMP LE STAT. In fact the band was picked twice for both their “BLOODLINE 2: THRILL OF THE KILL” ,the sequel to the hugely popular  “BLOODLINE: RITES OF PASSAGE”, and concert album “MUSIC TO STRIP TO ’95 LIVE” .

Jeff Jones featured artist on Red Eye Radio Network in September

Sunday, 4 September, 2011

One the largest internet rock radio networks on the web, the Red Eye Radio Network has chosen JEFF JONES as their featured artist this month.

Red Eye has been a great supporter of XXX Records America since the labels formation earlier this year and continues to play in regular rotation tracks from ST. ELMO’S FIRE, VAMP LE STAT , KEESTER as well songs from Jeff’s solo albums.

Please visit Red Eye Radio to hear and see Jeff and learn more about one of rocks greatest radio networks!


JEFF JONES-Rockhard ’86-’96 review in Rockingboy “..8/10..a collection of 13 stunning songs..”

Thursday, 21 July, 2011

Jeff Jones has re-released on his label XXX Records America several slices of his past. Including some records of the glam rockers VAMP LE STAT and from ST. ELMO’S FIRE. Under the banner of “Rock Hard ’86 – ’96” there are again some of the works of this American guitarist / songwriter. If you like, this record is a kind of Best Of ..  included are solo pieces, songs of VAMP LE STAT and  in particular ST. ELMO’S FIRE. This band was indeed founded in 1978 and released their last disc in 1992 .. There are four songs from it 1988 Album “Warning From The Sky”, 2 songs from the 1990 album “Power Drive” and 2 from the 1986 debut ‘St. Elmo’s Fire. “In addition to these pieces were also  3 more of VAMP LE STAT and their 1993’s release “Blood Line” and a song of Jeff’s solo album “Spaced. ” Also there is a demo version of “Breakin Out “.
“Rock Hard ’86 – ’96” is a beautiful collection of  13 stunning songs, which is due to  the talent of Jeff Jones , for he has always had raw talent for Metal / Hard Rock without frills or fanfare. Glossy fetishists are indeed at the wrong address, but every real Metal Head can  go into the time machine and make a dignified journey into the world of Jeff Jones – and there is a lot to discover. It’s worth it! 8/10 points

see also Spaced. Keester

JEFF JONES-Rockhard ’86-’96 in Strutterzine ” .. great classic ’80’s US metal..8 /10 points!..”

Thursday, 21 July, 2011

Californian guitarist JEFF JONES has already a long history behind him, releasing quite a lot records with different bands and projects, although his main band was ST. ELMO’S FIRE. I actually bought a CD of this band more than 20 years ago and remember until this day I had a good time listening to the DOKKENish Melodic Hardrock of the band. Now in 2011, Jeff has his own label, on which he has released most of his back catalogue. He was kind enough to sent me 4 CDs, VAMP LE STAT and KEESTER being the more modern sounding Hardrock albums, but his solo-CD ‘Rockhard 86-96’ contains some great classic 80s material actually, which is not weird when you will note that most of the tunes on that CD are taken from the ST. ELMO’S FIRE albums. That band released 4 records, of which I am only familiar with 1, so a lot of songs are new to me. The music is very 1980s Melodic Hardrock/Metal orientated, not too far removed from bands like RIOT, THE RODS, FIFTH
ANGEL and such. Especially the songs “Into the Night” and “Caught in the heartbreak” are really excellent tunes, resembling the classic 1980s US Melodic Metal sound. Therefore I am very interested in the 5 (!) CD releases of ST. ELMO’S FIRE that are also available on XXX RECORDS. Anyway, the other solo-CD of JEFF JONES is more in the Blues vein, . To be continued hopefully soon with coverage on Jeff’s 1980s band ST. ELMO’S FIRE, whom are even recording a new CD at the moment.  (see also Spaced and Keester)

JEFF JONES- Rockhard ’86-’96- Mundorock review “..9/10 stars!!..recommended..”

Thursday, 21 July, 2011

Jeff Jones has created the label XXX Records, which is responsible for publishing many of his solo recording projects and different bands which he participated in. And what a great success! And thanks to this effort has been releasing many musical gems that had been hidden over the years.

This “Rockhard ’86-’96” is a collection of diverse material from Jeff. It represents his music both as a solo artist as well as St. Elmo’s Fire and Vamp Le Stat. So you may notice the progression and changes over the years. But always with high quality every step of the way.

The sound from his time with St. Elmo’s Fire are different because they show  more of a  harder  rock style, with influences of bands like Dokken and Stryper. Then it passes through Vamp Le Stat Jeff shows a more sleazier side with sounds, close to bands like LA Guns. And finally, the solo tracks are more traditional rock and roll, sort of “Americana.”

In conclusion, a good appetizer to review the music of Jeff Jones. Recommended. (see also Keester and Spaced)
(Review by Diego Ramírez, May 2011)

JEFF JONES Rockhard -’86-’96 review in Metal Integral “..17/20 rating… excellent..!”

Thursday, 21 July, 2011

Jeff JONES is the founding guitarist of the group ST ELMO’S FIRE , American group that had released four albums!
St Elmo’s Fire in 1986 (on DREAM RECORDS/CBS the French label), Warning From The Sky in 1988 (on BELLAPHON in Germany), Powerdrive in 1990 (on BLACK DRAGON/BMG / France) and Desperate Yearsi n 1992 (BLACK DRAGON).
And also we  needto add the very rare first  single of 1982 ( Really In Love / Too Bad).
… in 1993, Jeff JONES joined the US group VAMP LE STAT that released one of the rarities of glam rock in  1993,Bloodline.

Then Jeff JONES leaves VAMP LE STAT to realize an album solo ,Ride that wet out in 1995.

This time, Jeff appears on some albums as a ” guest “, and in 2010 it creates the label XXX RECORDS that will release all the albums of ST ELMO’S FIRE and of VAMP LE STAT as well as his album solo and its unpublished titles.n
A reformation of ST ELMO’S FIRE is in the works and an announced album for the at the end of 2011!
XXX RECORDS will equally produce American groups of Hard Rock /Heavy 80’s!

This compilation  isvery well are presented in a digipack , and in limited editions!

This compilation contains eight titles of ST ELMO’S FIRE, three of VAMP LE STAT , one of Jeff JONES solo and an unpublished Breakin’Out demo version, excellent to “the German one” ).  (see also Space, Keester)

Style: Hard Rock /Heavy Metal
Artistic Party: 3,5/5
Interests for the Fans of 80’s Heavy Metal: 5/5
Interests for the Fans of traditional Metal usually: 3,5/5
RASKAL The French Warrior: 17/20
RASKAL THE Objective: 17/20