NEW YORK, NY (April 19, 2022) — Held Hostage announce their brand new album “Great American Rock”, to be released digitally and on compact disc on FireRock Music Group May 6th. The album is described as “American rock and roll at the purest form” by Cry Wolf Magazine. Tim “Ripper” Owens and Joe Lynn Turner provide guest vocals on the album. The album can be pre-ordered now at: and look for the CD in retailers such as Target, Walmart, Barnes & Nobles and your local record stores.

“American rock and roll at the purest form. The energy that Tom Collier and his band produces is passionate and profound. You will be inspired and transformed by both the lyrics and the powerful guitar driven songs. Ripper Owens does an amazing job on the vocals. Truly he is one of the best metal vocalists alive today. Held Hostage will roll right over you like a tank as they crush your sense with the ultimate rock and roll machine.” – Cry Wolf Magazine

 FireRock Music Groups, Scott Braun,Creative Director/A & R, Says. “This is a band rich in rock n roll history and they bring with them, a great fan base and they feature some rock legends, on their new record. When I first heard the new record Great American Rock, we knew we had to sign them.”

Tom Collier founding member/ lead guitarist/lead singer, “I wanted to get back to the roots of American Rock n Roll. Being able to bring Tim “Ripper” Owens back for a second album with us was such a thrill. I produced the album but I have to say, giving Ripper free reign on his vocals and taking suggestions from him, made this record exactly what we call it, Great American Rock. We also take on the issue of suicide of all ages, with our song Rise. This is a side of Ripper the world has never seen.” 

HELD HOSTAGE “Great American Rock” Teaser Video:

Track Listing
We Rock Hard, featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens
Now We Ride (Bikers Life), featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens
Your Eyes, featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens
The Master, featuring Tim “Ripper” OwensHold On, featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens
You Rock Our Way, featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens
Take Me Away, featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens
Be A Man, featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens
Chaos (Live)
Rise (Stop Suicide All Ages), featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens
Fallen Brothers, featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens
Show Me The Way Back (Acoustic), featuring Joe Lynn Turner 

Held Hostage is:
Tom Collier – lead guitar/lead vocals
Scott Gregg – rhythm guitarist/backup vocals
Jeff Murray – drums
Dave Carrol – bass /backup vocals

Production Credits
Producer Tom Collier
Engineer Ron KeckRecorded at Subcat Studios Syracuse NY
Photo Credits Scott Braun, Dave Koegel
Special Guest Vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens 10 tracks
Special Guest Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, Special guest Bassist Mike Lepond (Symphony X, Ross The Boss), Drummer Ron Keck all on Show Me The Way Back Home 

About Held HostageHeld Hostage has toured as and been direct support act with many great bands including Metal Allegiance, Quiet Riot, Molly Hatchet, The Rods, Uli Jon Roth, Eddie Money, Benny Mardones, Manowar, Ross The Boss Band etc. Held Hostage is currently endorsed by many great products including SIT Strings, Rev Amps, Prestige Guitars, Barefoot Buttons, Clayton Custom Picks, Kick Lidz Drums, ProPlayer Art, Intune Guitar Picks, Guitar Gifts 4u, Big Bends, Best Tronics, Mental Case, Neat Audio, WBGear.

The bands unique blend of screaming guitars, thundering kick ass drums, raging bass and uninhibited vocals will stay true to form. Held Hostage is ready and able to take their place in Rock and Roll history.