ROLAN BOLAN (the son of MARC BOLAN and GLORIA JONES) has issued a statement about T. REX’s inclusion into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame :
“It is truly exciting for my father Marc Bolan and his band mates to be inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame…”
“It has taken some time, but his music has influenced musicians all around the world. From the powerful guitar riffs and mystical lyrics, their music embodied the rush of Beatle-mania and the feeling to find the groove in your own beat.
“This will be a true honor and a chance to reach a new audience all around the world. Keep a little Marc in your heart.”
Just a few months ago, Rolan Bolan presented his own rendition of “20th Century Boy” together with L.A. based collective Beauty in Chaos and The Mission frontman Wayne Hussey.
The song was released with a retro-inspired video [see below] created by Industrialism Films and directed by Vicente Cordero.
This Rolan Bolan & Wayne Hussey version of the song isfound on from the 2019 “Beauty in Chao”s album titled .’Beauty Re-Envisioned‘ Their rendition sounds more like T. Rex than the TRACK ONE re-creation – the industrial-fuelled version that features Ministry’s Al Jourgensen.
Rolan Bolan explains his involvement in the project: “When Michael came to me about Beauty In Chaos doing ‘20th Century Boy’ I first thought ‘here we go again, another T. Rex cover… but once I heard the track and talked with him about the love and respect he has for my father’s music it just made sense.”
“I’m really proud of what we’ve done here and I believe he would be too.”
“Most definitely, Marc was a BIG reason not only why but how I play guitar. He was a brilliant performer and a underrated guitarist...”
The Beauty in Chaos project involves many music luminaries, including: Simon Gallup (The Cure), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Pete Parada (The Offspring), dUg Pinnick (Kings X), ICE-T (Body Count), producer Tim Palmer, guitar icon Zakk Wylde, Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Rolan Bolan, Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Michael Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel), Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson), Michael Aston and Dirk Doucette (Gene Loves Jezebel), Pando (A Flock of Seagulls), Evi Vine, Johnny Indovina (Human Drama), Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), Betsy Martin (Caterwaul / Purr Machine), Kevin Kipnis (Purr Machine / Kommunity FK), Ummagma and KITTY LECTRO, among others.
The single can be collected from CD BABY