The Rock City archives: 2013

Robert Tepper, Rock City Basement

  • Saturday 17th August 2013
  • Supported by: Teenage Casket Company, Guests

Robert Tepper is an American singer, best known for his 1986 hit song No Easy Way Out from the Rocky IV motion picture soundtrack. No Easy Way Out reached #22 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1986. The hard rock group Bullet For My Valentine recorded the song in 2008.

Robert was born in Bayonne, New Jersey and later moved to New York City, where he teamed up with singer and writer Benny Mardones. Together they wrote Mardones' hit ballad Into the Night, which hit the Top 10 on Billboard.

1985:  Tepper signed with Scotti Brothers Records and moved to Los Angeles. His song Angel of the City was featured in Sylvester Stallone’s movie Cobra.

1986:  Robert co-wrote the single Le Bel Age for Pat Benatar, which peaked at #54 on the Billboard charts. He went on to join the classic hard rock group Iron Butterfly for a few years.

1996:  Robert’s third solo album, No Rest For The Wounded Heart, was released exclusively in Europe on the MTM Music label.

2009:  Sony/BMG released his first two albums digitally.


2012:  Robert Tepper’s fourth solo album, NEW LIFE STORY was released in 2012. This newest musical offering is a departure from the big rock sound of the 1980s, and has been described as “singer/songwriter with an electric tinge.”