Rock The Nation – Montrose – 2015



Album Rock The Nation by Montrose
Album Rock The Nation by Montrose

Rock The Nation is the tenth and final studio album by the American hard rock band Montrose, released in 2015. The album marks the return of original vocalist Sammy Hagar, who left the band in 1975 to pursue a solo career. Hagar reunited with guitarist Ronnie Montrose, bassist Bill Church and drummer Denny Carmassi to record the album, which features 12 new songs written by the band members. The album also includes a cover of the Led Zeppelin classic “Rock and Roll”, as a tribute to Montrose’s former producer and mentor Jimmy Page.

The album received positive reviews from critics and fans, who praised the band’s chemistry, energy and musicianship. Rock The Nation debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the highest-charting Montrose album ever. The album also spawned two singles, “Rock The Nation” and “Bad Motor Scooter”, which reached number 12 and 24 on the Mainstream Rock chart respectively. The band embarked on a world tour to support the album, which was also their farewell tour, as Ronnie Montrose announced his retirement from music due to health issues.

Rock The Nation is a fitting swan song for one of the most influential and underrated bands in rock history. The album showcases Montrose’s signature sound of heavy riffs, melodic hooks and powerful vocals, while also displaying their maturity and versatility. Rock The Nation is a testament to the band’s legacy and influence on generations of rock musicians.

Rock the Nation is considered to be one of Montrose’s best albums. The album is notable for its hard rock sound, powerful performances, and Ronnie Montrose’s innovative guitar work. The album is often cited as one of the most influential hard rock albums of all time.


  • Ronnie Montrose – guitar, vocals
  • Sammy Hagar – vocals, guitar
  • Denny Carmassi – drums
  • Bill Church – bass

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