Multimillion-selling Pat Benatar has certainly influenced many of today's kids.
Multimillion-selling Pat Benatar has certainly influenced many of today's kids. From Pink to Peaches, numerous artists have feverishly studied the native New Yorker's classic rock riffs ("Heartbreaker"), pop melodies ("Love Is a Battlefield") and synth-hued dance beats ("We Live for Love"). Now, armed with a new studio album, impeccably produced by her husband, Neil Giraldo—and released on the couple's Bel Chiasso label—Benatar seems to be having the time of her life. Let's hope that radio will discover that new tracks like the gutsy title track, the anthemic "Brave" and the tender "Please Don't Leave Me" sound rather cool when played alongside the latest hits by those she has inspired. With "Go," Benatar rocks hard.—MP