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Johnny O'Neil Releases the Second Single and Video Comin' For You from the Debut Album Truth or Dare

Johnny O'Neil Releases the Second Single and Video Comin' For You from the Debut Album Truth or Dare

Johnny O'Neil "Comin' For You" Official Music Video

Johnny O'Neil has released the second single Comin' For You taken from his debut solo album "Truth or Dare." Along with the single is the music video that was world premiered on,

"This was more of a story video, with the guitar as metaphor for a woman, and my son, Rory portraying a much-younger version of yours truly. We also wanted to capture the band in a more laid-back atmosphere, and went for an attitude of us being at a rehearsal just having fun. The shoot was a bit more involved as well in that we had two different locations, Vig Guitars in Saint Paul for Rory's cameo appearance, as well as the band playing in a warehouse location on East 7th Street in Saint Paul. I should also mention that Rory's "co-star" is the O'Neil family dog, "Steve," a 116-lbs., purebred Great Pyrenees that we "imported" from North Dakota through a rescue organization, North Star Great Pyrenees Rescue of Minnesota. Please consider getting a rescue pet, too. They are incredible companions." - Johnny O'Neil

Praise for Comin' For You:

Comin’ For You – Very Leppard-Esque reverb intro, joined by colourful harmonies - Jenny Tate

Comin’ for You is... a love toward fans of Deep Purple, especially the 80`s era. Massive guitar riffs and top-notch melodic vocals... hard rock that you won`t resist. - Monarch Magazine

Truth Or Dare is the surprise record of the year for me. Comin’ For You starts off... with a captivating slower-paced guitar riff before the song really kicks into overdrive. There’s a great melody to the song which would fit in with any classic rock tune that you might hear on the radio. - Sleaze Roxx

Comin’ for You... is the sort of thing that lends itself to some audience participation. Metal-Temple

"Truth or Dare" is the blazing new solo debut from guitarist Johnny O’Neil, co-founder and mainstay of the Minnesota legendary hard rock band, Dare Force. It’s muscular, guitar-driven rock with a powerful foundation supplied by drummer Joachim Baecker, as well as a guest appearance by UFO’s original keyboardist, Danny Peyronel. Both O’Neil and Baecker are no strangers to the Midwest music scene and have finally joined forces to lay down a new set of refreshing rock & roll. Engineer and co-producer Brian Bart (a Midwest legend in his own right, and co-founder of Dare Force along with O’Neil) has delivered a crisp, clean recording that fully captures O’Neil’s blistering guitar work. "Truth or Dare" features nine songs, including the first single from the album, "Snake in the Grass," the symphonic rocker "Temple," the driving instrumental "World Run Amuck," and a rollicking remake of The Beatles’ classic, "Revolution."

Johnny O'Neil "Truth or Dare" can be purchased or streamed at:

"I just enjoyed listening to "Truth or Dare", the upcoming release from Johnny O'Neil. If you like the classic hook-driven chorus, Johnny has you covered with "Comin' For You." Like guitars? The instrumental, "World Run Amuck," should fill that pleasure." -MIKE FINDLING: CHAINSAW / SLAVE RAIDER / MIKE FINDLING AGENCY

"Johnny O'Neil has crafted an album that's a lot of fun to listen to with the guitars right where they should be - in your face. I just listened top to bottom - BEST ALBUM of 2021 so far!" - RON KEEL: HOST OF STREETS OF ROCK N ROLL RADIO SHOW & THE RON KEEL PODCAST

”If you are yearning for foot-stomping, fist-raising hard rock with seasoned chunky riffs delivered by a frontman “running amuck”, press play here!” - METAL TIM HENDERSON:

ARTIST: Johnny O'Neil

ALBUM: Truth or Dare

1. Snake In the Grass 4:17

2. Comin’ for You 5:28

3. TellMeWhatYouThinkYouKnow 4:10

4. Down and Round 4:46

5. Ode to Mark 2:42

6. Temple 5:37

7. Red Suns in the Sky 4:27

8. Revolution 3:29

9. World Run Amuck 4:08

Johnny O'Neil "Truth or Dare" can be purchased or streamed at:

Band Members:

JOHNNY O’NEIL: All Lead and Harmony Vocals, All Guitars

(Lead, Slide, Acoustic, Bass)

JOACHIM BAECKER: Drums and Percussion

Guest Artists:

DANNY PEYRONEL: Hammond B-3 Organ and Piano (“Down and Round,” Temple,” “Revolution”)


(“Tell Me What You Think You Know”)

Produced by: The Blood Brothers


Engineered and recorded by BRIAN BART

Logic Recording Studio, Minneapolis

Drum Tracking at Winterland Studios, Minneapolis

Mixed and mastered by BRIAN BART Logic Recording Studio, Minneapolis

HISTORY: (Johnny O'Neil's previous band Dare Force)


Dare Force was a legendary hard rock/heavy metal band based in Minneapolis that was initially founded by Johnny and Brian Bart when they were 18 years old. Dare Force released three albums in the 1980s and performed in concert with numerous national acts such as KISS, Ted Nugent, Triumph, Kansas, UFO, the Joe Perry Project, and Ratt, as well as headlining in venues throughout the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Dare Force also had several songs that received heavy airplay on rock radio stations throughout the midwestern US in the 1980s. Dare Force released its third album, "Firepower," with a reformed version of the band in 1989. The original lineup performed occasional reunion gigs after the long run of the original band ended in 1987, but the original version of Dare Force stopped performing live altogether after their last reunion show in 2002. Dare Force reformed yet again with a return to a four-piece lineup in 2017, and released its fourth album, “Callin’ Your Name,” in 2018.








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