Lost Generation was formed in 1997. Band members are: Ranko Curic (vocals), Danny Jo Brown (guitar), Wolffgang Muller (guitar), Slam (bass), and Ronnie Lyons (drums). An independent band with influences ranging from AC/DC, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Black Stone Cherry, Scorpions, Accept, Alice Cooper, and Megadeth to Hank Williams, Sr. and pretty much anything from the 1970s and 1980s, they describe their sound as a combination of hard rock and classic metal. Like most independent bands out there, the guys rely heavily on the internet to promote their music. While some sites have proved very helpful, some social media sites like Facebook require artists to pay a fee in order for posts to reach a broader audience. Despite the downside to social media, the band agrees it is still a useful promotion tool.
For historical reasons, Ranko likes Kulusich in Zagreb, Croatia and Ronnie enjoys the Agora Theatre and Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio. Danny prefers 12th & Porter because of the great stage, lighting and sound, as well as the large floor space for fans. Wolffgang favors Daisy Dukes because of the atmosphere while Slam, a native of New Orleans, prefers the Super Dome because of its size.
With all the live shows, the guys from Lost Generation have just about seen it all. Ranko recalls a funny moment from one show, “We used to have a skeleton named Fred Neck in a lawn chair on stage with us. During a Halloween gig, a fan pulled Fred off the stage into the pit. He and another fan started fighting over the skeleton and both had Fred by the arms pulling on him. Fred’s skull came off and hit the floor. One of the fans quickly scooped the skull up and danced around in a circle holding up the skull and then slammed it on the floor like a pro football player slams a football after scoring a touchdown. Everyone in the pit gave him a high five and everybody starting moshing again.”
To hear more tales from the stage, or to find out more about Lost Generation metal, click on any of the links below to contact the band directly. They are very active on social media and are very personable so feel free to ask them anything or just shoot the breeze.