Michael Des Barres and Kris Rodgers Team Up On New Single “Bounce Back Baby”


Rock n’ Roll icon, musician, actor, and Little Steven’s Underground Garage radio host Michael Des Barres has teamed up with Portland, ME musician Kris Rodgers (Kris Rodgers and the Dirty Gems, Kurt Baker) on a new single titled “Bounce Back Baby” out today on Wicked Cool Records.

Stream the single HERE.

Des Barres says, “I have always admired Kris Rodgers’s work. I felt he had an innate rhythm and blues feel to his songwriting. I wanted to do a couple of songs with piano and wonderful backup singers, and also with his great band, the Dirty Gems. I am so pleased with the results, and our co-producer Dave Draper and Wicked Cool Records, of course. I believe in the positivity of life more than I ever have because we need it so badly, which is in essence what the lyric implies. Get up on your feet again, and fall in love with yourself!”

Rodgers adds, “Michael and I started talking during the summer of 2021 about possibly working together. We hit it off! Writing music for “Bounce Back Baby” was really organic because Michael’s lyrics speak so positively to rising up from adversity, like we have all had to do in recent years.”


What People Have Said About Michael Des Barres

“From British Nobility to posh schoolboy to glam rocker to addict to actor and everything in between, Michael Des Barres has lived more than his share of lifetimes.”- Rolling Stone

“Michael Des Barres is a diverse guy. He’s played in rock bands like Silverhead, Detective, The Power Station and his latest project, The Mistakes; he’s acted in films alongside actors like Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier and Clint Eastwood; he’s done a lot of TV, like WKRP in Cincinnati, Seinfeld and MacGyver. And these days he’s on the radio, hosting mornings for Bruce Springsteen guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt’s SiriusXM radio channel.”NPR

“He has proven, time and again, that he can be just about everything: charismatic rock star, ever-ready character actor, smooth DJ, friend to the famous, and doting family man.”- American Songwriter

What Others Have Said About Kris Rodgers:

“Kris Rodgers and the Dirty Gems have made the party album of the year.”- The Main Edge

“…they have a lot to work with, musically, and often show an awareness of early Rock ‘n Roll beyond their years…Their love for musicality and the energy of live performance shines through, and if you love early Rock, Blues, and the music of the 60s and 70s, this album will be a welcome antidote to our difficult times.”- Glide Magazine

“…a real blast of summer sunshine…”- RPM Online

“…(a) horned-up slice of J Geils Band style party rock.”- Uber Rock









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