4 February 2012 Comments Off

Happy Birthday, Alice Cooper!

Happy Birthday, Alice Cooper!
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On this day 64 years ago, one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century was born… one Vincent Damon Furnier.  You may know him as Alice Cooper. Both myself and the Hollywood Vampires want to extend our most ghoulish, ghastly birthday wishes to a guy who’s been terrifying and delighting audiences since the 1960′s [...]

8 August 2011 Comments Off

The “Official” Pathway To Darkness Theme!

The “Official” Pathway To Darkness Theme!
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For those of you who’ve already picked up Pathway To Darkness, you’ll have noticed there’s a playlist of music included in the front of the book to help enhance your reading experience, with artists ranging from the 69 Eyes to Type O Negative to the Sisters of Mercy to the Birthday Massacre. You’re HIGHLY encouraged [...]

9 June 2011 Comments Off

I Got A Rock…

I Got A Rock…
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Seriously… what kind of heartless prick gives a kid a ROCK on Halloween? And Charlie Brown’s neighborhood is apparently full of heartless pricks! But it’s little things like this that helped inspire some of the goings-on in the forthcoming “It’s A Wicked Night, Wade!” tale. Keen-eyed readers will note I have a tendency to thrown [...]

7 June 2011 Comments Off

Just One More Week…

Just One More Week…
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… until “It’s A Wicked Night, Wade!” is available! Since this brand-new, never-before-seen tale was partly inspired by the classic It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! and a Danzig song, I thought today I’d share the song in question with you. “On A Wicked Night” comes from Danzig’s Deth Red Sabaoth album, which — for [...]

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26 May 2011 Comments Off

“Gimme Danger” — A Tale Inspired By The Stooges & Johnny Thunders

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Based upon the Stooges song of the same name, “Gimme Danger” is a meditation on the death of Johnny Thunders, as filtered through the Hollywood Vampires universe. Once thought by many to be the next Jimmy Page during his time in the New York Dolls, Johnny’s life spiraled further and further out of control throughout [...]

6 May 2011 Comments Off

Friday Videos — “BRAINS!” By Voltaire

Friday Videos — “BRAINS!” By Voltaire
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Like this NEEDS any kind of explanation. I remember catching this episode of The Grim Adventures Of Billy & Mandy — a wonderfully screwy and subversive little cartoon in its own right — and being mesmerized by the fact that not only did it feature a Voltaire song, but that an ENTIRE SEGMENT was built [...]

29 April 2011 Comments Off

Friday Videos — “Over The Edge” by L.A. Guns

Friday Videos — “Over The Edge” by L.A. Guns
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If you’ve been around the Hollywood Vampires for even a few minutes, you’ll know that the music of L.A. Guns was integral to their inspiration — without L.A. Guns or Roxx Gang, the Hollywood Vampires wouldn’t exist in their current form… if they existed at all. And in any discussion of the origins of the [...]

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22 April 2011 Comments Off

Friday Videos — “I’m The One” by Danzig

Friday Videos — “I’m The One” by Danzig
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I remember the first time I heard Danzig back in high school — it totally wasn’t what I expected. With the band’s reputation as being one of the most “evil” bands around — especially in those halcyon pre-internet days — I was expecting something like Deicide, and instead I got something that often sounded more [...]

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15 April 2011 Comments Off

Friday Videos — “Write My Name In Blood” by Burning Retna

Friday Videos — “Write My Name In Blood” by Burning Retna
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Yeah, yeah, I know — another one without an official video. But that’s because Burning Retna never got the love they deserved. A goth/rock/pop/electronic band featuring L.A. Guns’ Mick Cripps, Nine Inch Nails’ Charlie Clouser, and badass vocalist Chris Bradshaw, these guys put together a great album in the mid-90′s — The Frozen Lies — [...]

8 April 2011 Comments Off

Friday Videos — “Demon Lover” by the Creepshow

Friday Videos — “Demon Lover” by the Creepshow
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While this song doesn’t have a proper video — beyond a photo montage — it’s a GREAT tune… fast, catchy as hell, and a whole lot of fun. When Donita’s not cranking the Bon Jovi and Twisted Sister, this is the kind of music you’ll probably hear here listening to — a potent mixture of [...]