The Gloryhole


Steel Panther have released the third music video from their critically acclaimed new album ‘All You Can Eat.’ Following the release of the “Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World” and “The Burden Of Being Wonderful” videos comes “Gloryhole.”

The video begins with a message warning of possible (may contain) graphic images. I would like to know the person that walks away from this video and says, “No, I must have missed those, I didn’t see anything.” Pretty sure “may contain” can be removed from the message.

The song is, like most Steel Panther, very straight forward. No euphemisms allowed here, hot girls or not, Steel Panther is going to blow their loads at the Gloryhole tonight, a place where EVERYONE is welcome (assuming no gag reflex). The first couple minutes is everything you didn’t want to know about glory holes. Then just when you feel like you’ve taken in another humorous over-the-top Steel Panther video, it escalates to another level. At 2:37 to be exact. Not much to say, does “mass overload” cover it? The topless girl at 3:12 goes almost unnoticed. Can we all agree this particular shower is “low flow?” Okay, enough. BTW, I will probably never eat chocolate cake again…

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The Pretty Reckless Go To Hell


New York City rockers, The Pretty Reckless, released their first album, Light Me Up, in 2010. Since, they have supported Marilyn Manson, Evanescence and Guns N’ Roses. Also, they have a new album titled Going To Hell released this year. The Pretty Reckless is made up of Taylor Momsen (vocals, guitar), Ben Phillips (guitar), Mark Damon (bass) and Jamie Perkins (drums). They have also released two videos for singles off the new album.

The video for “Going To Hell” is dirty hard rock and takes place in a dungeon setting. There is also a python that Momsen likes, very much. An older gentleman is strapped to a chair getting teased by Momsen. Is she wearing a body suit of leather or latex? It most definitely doesn’t matter. The song is a celebration of vices and how we are all going to hell and you expect an orgy to break out when the song slows at 2:26. The Pretty Reckless do not disappoint – full orgy at 2:40. The song and video finishes with more decadence, only faster. Also, lots of crosses. The song/orgy ends with Momsen taking a drag off an E-Cig. Very 2014!

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My Apologies to Winger


This week a tribute to the eighties, Bach is back and Winger (yes, that Winger) continues to surprise me.

Chris Laney’s new band Laney’s Legion has released a video for “Poptastic”, the second single from the group’s upcoming self-titled debut album due for release April 22nd. So this video is exactly as expected. This song (and video) is more of a celebration than tribute that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The popcorn for the “Pop” chorus is a nice touch. I wonder if anyone wondered if we would get it. Yes, we get it…

Sebastian Bach has released a video for “Temptation”, taken from his upcoming solo album ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ through Frontiers Records. Like him or not, in the wake of Skid Row, Bach continues to put out solid solo efforts. “Temptation”, the first song from his upcoming album confirms that this will continue. Nice to see Duff McKagan, seems like he’s all over these days. He’s like a rock and roll 2005 version of Wayne Brady. That guy was everywhere that year…

Winger has released a video for the song “Tin Soldier”, the third music video from their upcoming album ‘Better Days Comin’ — to be released on April 18th in Europe and April 22nd in North America through Frontiers Records. I really enjoy having fun with Winger, specifically Kip’s chest hair and well maintained beards, but I have a confession. I’m looking forward to this album. Everything I’ve heard is so damn good (and different than eighties Winger). Also, there’s something about the kid in the army cap playing the piano alone. Damn you Kip Winger…

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Sunday Old School: Lita Ford


If you grew up in the eighties you knew Lita Ford as the hard rock girl with credentials. She could play guitar and mix it up vocally with Ozzy Osbourne. Eventually you find out she was part of The Runaways and that’s when you really begin to appreciate how important she has been to rock and roll.

Lita Ford was only sixteen when she joined the all-female rock band The Runaways. In 1976 the band released their first album, with Ford on lead guitar; the band would record three more albums and tour throughout the seventies. The Runaways were never a huge success in the U.S., but did reach number one with their single “Cherry Bomb” in Japan. By 1979 there were a lot of problems and band members leaving. Joan Jett (vocals, guitar) wanted The Runaways to be more punk while Ford wanted to continue on with their hard rock ways the band was known for. No compromise was reached and The Runaways broke up.

After the breakup, Ford went solo and in 1983 released ‘Out for Blood’, that did not do well. She tried again in 1984 with ‘Dancin’ On the Edge’ and received some success behind the singles “Fire In My Heart” and “Gotta Let Go.” In addition to the music, Ford was developing into quite the sex symbol for eighties head bangers. This makes sense given most of the glam front men looked a lot like Lita. (Note: Just because this is true does not mean it makes sense.) What happened next is a mystery to this day. For her third album, Ford worked with Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) as producer on an album titled ‘The Bride Wore Black’, but was never released (and still has not to this day) due to record label issues.

After the mess of an unreleased studio album Ford signed with RCA Records and hired Sharon Osbourne Management. She also softened her hardened music to make more glam-eighties friendly. In 1988 she released ‘Lita’, a very successful album that included the singles “Kiss Me Deadly”, “Back To The Cave”, and “Falling In And Out Of Love”, a song co-written by Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, Sixx:AM). The album also included the song “Close My Eyes Forever”, a duet with Ozzy that peaked to number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ford was always sexy and used this to her advantage, but the video for “Kiss Me Deadly” took this to another level. Pre-Production meeting discussions centered on how much leather, top five stripper moves and more leather. Question asked: Do we want to bring in fire, fans or ice? Answer: Yes. In the end I believe Ford looked at Tawny Kitaen fucking a car and decided, you know what, I’m going to fuck a guitar in my video. Thankfully, the video for “Close My Eyes Forever” was more focused on hair, not Lita’s hair, but Ozzy’s blown-out hairdo.

In 1990 Ford release ‘Stiletto’, featuring the singles “Hungry” and “Lisa”, but the album didn’t do as well as the previous. In 1991 she released ‘Dangerous Curves’ and also ‘Black’ prior to taking a break. After a long hiatus, Ford released ‘Wicked Wonderland’ in 2009. In 2012 Ford released what she has called her “real comeback album” titled ‘Living Like a Runaway.’

Ford has since patched things up with her band mates from The Runaways and continues to tour, promote rock and roll and be a sex symbol for aging metal heads. Thankfully, she has aged much better than the eighties front men.

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Hi Mom!


New videos from two Australian bands and one Swedish band this week; focus on mesh tank tops and the debate of what is the proper reaction when you are on camera: “Hi Mom” vs. Middle Finger.

Australian rockers, The Black Aces, have released a new video for the track “On The Rocks”, off their ‘Hellbound’ EP. The start of the video could easily be confused for a commercial for Marshal amps and VB beer. There is something I like about the song and vocalist, and no, it’s not the mesh tank top. Well okay, not only the mesh tank top…

London LeGrand, best known for his work with Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, Sixx:AM) and Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns) in Brides Of Destruction, is back with a band called Rockstars On Mars. The Swedish based band recently released a video for the single “Tequila & Gin”, which was remixed and mastered by Crashdiet’s Martin Sweet. The song is a big time eighties flashback tune; a tribute to Skid Row, Motley Crue and cowboy hats. I’m not so sure about mixing tequila and gin though, that’s like cranberry sauce and milk, which was the worst part of Thanksgiving dinner for me. By the way, whatever happened to waving and saying “Hi Mom” when the camera is put on you? When did this change to flipping the bird instead? Video statistics reveal 0 “Hi Moms” and 867 middle fingers in this video. Not even close…

Australian rockers, Ragdoll, have released their second promotional video and single “Break You.” Ragdoll is just a band having fun in this video, even getting in some awkward weight lifting. Video statistics reveal 0 “Hi Moms” and 2 middle fingers in this video. That’s so sad…

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Gotham Sleaze :::KILLCODE:::


New York City’s :::KILLCODE::: is a hard rock band that mixes rhythms with cutting vocals and a southern swagger. The band is made up of Tom Morrisey (vocals), Erric Bonesmith (bass), Chas Banellis (guitar), DC Gonzalez (guitar), and Rob Noxious (drums). The band has release two EPs and a full length LP titled KILLCODE. The band has found success, climbing various rock charts and landing on bills with the likes of Godsmack and Sevendust. :::KILLCODE::: has a growing fan base, especially in New York City where they have sold out Gramercy Theater, Bowery Ballroom and Irving Plaza.

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Brewers’ Power Rankings: Opening Day Edition


The Brewer power rankings is a composite score that considers on the field as well as off the field activities. Do we really need a Brewer player power ranking? Of course we do.

1: Yovani Gallardo
After all the criticism over Gallardo being handed the ball he goes out and throws six innings of shut out ball. That’s good for number one.

2: Will Smith
Answered his first call, there is something about this kid that keeps getting better and better.

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