In support of their debut album, Little Immaculate White Fox, all-star rock group PEARL will be opening for rock legend Meat Loaf on select U.S. dates of his world tour, performing in front of thousands of fans each night. Led by the vivacious frontwoman of the same name, Pearl’s live band also boasts Anthrax guitarist (and Pearl’s husband) Scott Ian, Fall Out Boy’s Andy Hurley on drums, and Jim Wilson and Marcus Blake of Mother Superior andThe Rollins Band on guitar and bass, respectively.
“I’m a rock child,” wails Pearl on the album opener “Rock Child,” a statement which is not just a metaphor for feeling rock’n’roll, but a true decree, as she was born into the rock life. At the early age of six, Pearl got her first taste of the lifestyle when Meat Loaf would bring her on stage in front of thousands each night. When she was 19, Pearl hit the road with her father and spent nearly a decade as a backing singer in his touring band, as well as logging time on the road with Motley Crue as a backing vocalist and dancer. Pearl also contributed guest vocals on former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley’s album Anomoly before releasing her debut on January 19th via Megaforce Records.
Recorded with Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bad Religion), Pearl rips through Little Immaculate White Fox’s eleven-tracks with an intensity and confidence that reflect all the member’s experience and backgrounds. Driving, AC/DC-inspired riffs open the raucous album on “Rock Child,” while album highlight “Mama” is a southern rock tinged ballad, which the band performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this year. Songs such as the hard-rocking “Check Out Charlie” (featuring guitarist Ted Nugent) and the somber “Anything” (featuring Alice In Chains’ guitarist Jerry Cantrell) showcase Pearl’s versatile vocal abilities, which bring to mind rock greats Janis Joplin (who Pearl was named after) and Lita Ford.
“Little Immaculate White Fox is unpretentious rock and roll that recalls the heady days when rock ruled the planet and it churns with the very best of those classic influences,” boasts The Aquarian. While growing up in the rock world influenced Pearl’s sound, her own experience is what defines Little Immaculate White Fox and makes it completely original.