John Diva & The Rockets of Love – The Big Easy

John Diva & The Rockets of Love - The Big Easy



4.2/5 Pros

  • Rock with a lot of fun
  • Nice range of tracks
  • Characteristic sound Cons

  • Some weak spots this time

They recorded songs like Bling Bling Marilyn or Drip Drip Baby – and I simply love them. I ran into John Diva & The Rockets of Love, when they released their album American Amadeus in January 2021. Now, the US-American glam metal band is back with a new album. Once I had the chance to listen to The Big Easy, I just had to do so. You can have a listen to the songs from 17th March 2023 onward.


John Diva & The Rockets of Love – About The Artists

John Diva is a US-American artist, whose roots are in San Diego, USA. You find some bio information in the American Amadeus review. However, the band nowadays has  strong German roots as well. They also have quite some success in my home country. For example, John Diva & The Rockets of Love have three appearances at the Wacken Open Air so far.


John Diva & The Rockets of Love – The Big Easy – Track by Track

The twelve track album lasts 46 minutes.

1. California Rhapsody

Oh damn, are we wrong in here? The first 51 seconds are really kitschy and would even be super-soupy if it was a German schlager. Luckily, this musical greeting is just an intro… and the style does not repeat on the album.

2. The Big Easy

J.J. Love and Snake Rocket, the two guitarist, hammer some chords from the very beginning of the song. However, the title track of the album does have some pop and some kitsch, which you just cannot deny. Here and there John Diva and his bandmates put in some harder guitar parts so that you are sure you do not listen to the wrong album. I like this melodic rock song with some pop-ish elements.

3. God Made Radio

God Made Radio definitely increases the level of rock power on this album. John Diva & The Rockets of Love still put in some more quiet and melodic parts and there. But overall, this one is a really nicely driven full force rock party track. Bang Bang! That’s why God made radio. 

4. Runaway Train

The block of three single releases closes with the Runaway Train. The feels rather like glam rock than glam metal. But it is a typical John Diva one: you listen to it… And you smile. That’s just what these guys do best.

5. Thunder

This Thunder is rather groovy. Bassist Remmie Martin has a major presence in the fifth song. The song does not catch me as much as the songs before, but I am sure you can nicely growl with the band after some drinks at a concert.

6. Believe

Everybody needs something
Something to believe in
Everybody needs someone
To take your clouds away

The sixth song is a really nice one again. The song is also nicely having this party and sing-a-long potential of John Diva tracks. Not the deepest kind of rock entertainment, but they make you feel good.

7. Back In The Days

The song is looking Back In The Days (some time in the 1980’s) – and the classic rock style of the seventh track is in line with this time travel. Again, the song might not the make it to my Songs of the Year, but it is entertaining.

Back in the days
Around the campfire
Two lost souls
Living on the run
Counting the starts
With the hearts of dreamers
God, we were so young

Hmm, can relate to that praise of the good, old days.

8. Hit And Run

That’s a song for the emotional side of any rock heart. Hit And Run is a nice power ballad, which stays in your mind. Good one.

9. Boys Don’t Play With Dolls

This one reminds of ZZ Top songs – even though the very present saxophone parts might not be too authentic in that regard. Boys don’t play with dolls – but I like it! The ninth song of the album is simply damn cool.

10. The Limit Is The Sky

The Californian-German band his doing some rock’n’roll. The tenth song offers some really cool, high speed rock’n’roll entertainment. That’s simply how I love these guys to do music.

11. Capri Style

We do it in the Capri Style – summer, sun and fun… That’s all these songs are about. It just works out. Believe it or not.

12. Wild At Heart

After the party firework of rock music, the fun rockers close with a slower song. A lovely track to have your friends in your arm on a warm summer festival evening and just sing along to the oooh-oooh. Or to the you gotta stay wild at heart. Just like John Diva & The Rockets of Love do.


John Diva & The Rockets of Love – The Big Easy – Spotify

Here is the album on Spotify:


John Diva & The Rockets of Love – The Big Easy – My View

The Big Easy is not about perfection. It is maybe even more far away from it than American Amadeus. It is fun. I can somehow easily pardon the weaker parts… as this guys just make me smile. They give me nothing but a cool time. And they rock. Bad luck I just don’t make it to one of their shows… But I am thankful for the listen.



John Diva & The Rockets of Love – The Big Easy Tour 2023

With the album release, John Diva & The Rockets of Love tour Germany and Switzerland, mainly on weekends. Here are the tour dates.

Fr 17.03.2023 Dortmund (Germany) – FZW
Sa 18.03.2023 Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
Fr 24.03.2023 Memmingen – Kaminwerk
Sa 25.03.2023 Munich – Backstage
Th 30.03.2023 Davos (Switzerland) – Montanasaal (Coverfestival)
So 02.04.2023 Davos – Parsennhütte (Coverfestival)
Sa 08.04.2023 Hamburg (Germany) – Bahnhof Pauli
Fr 14.04.2023 Nuremberg – Hirsch
Sa 15.04.2023 Heidenheim – Lokschuppen
Sa 22.04.2023 Herford – Musikzentrum
Sa 29.04.2023 Brilon – Bürgerzentrum
Fr 05.05.2023 Cologne – Gloria
Sa 06.05.2023 Koblenz – Cafe Hahn
Fr 12.05.2023 Boswil (Switzerland) – Chillout
So 13.05.2023 Buchs – Krempel
Fr 19.05.2023 Heide (Germany)- Stadttheater
Sa 20.05.2023 Kiel – Die Pumpe

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