The Rockstar Ramblings: Rock and Ribs
Band Photo: Kiss (?)
Ex-front man Stephen Pearcy (Ratt, Arcade, Rat Bastards) is currently on tour. He is singing songs from all of his previous bands as well as playing all leads on the guitar, giving new meaning to a SOLO tour. Taking a page from Bret Michaels, Pearcy is also looking for all girl rock bands for an upcoming reality show. On the surface this appears to be a way to meet girls and exploit them on reality television; however, he insists it is all legit. Well played Stephen, wink-wink.
Over Memorial Day weekend Bret Michaels played The Rib Festival in Cleveland. At the same time Jackyl played Rib America in St. Louis, once again proving that nothing goes with eighties rock like women, beer, and ribs over a holiday weekend….In a recent interview Joe Perry, guitarist for Aerosmith, spoke of the difficulties of playing on the road saying, “I have over 600 guitars and can only take 12 or so on the road with me”. Last week Steven Adler mentioned in an interview that the last time he talked with Axl Rose (3 years ago) they had a great talk over a $3000 bottle of tequila. Perry and Adler give this week’s examples on how hard it is to be a rock star.
In reference to Jimi Hendrix, fellow guitar slinger Eddie Van Halen was quoted: “I’m just saying I’m very different than Hendrix because I create stuff.” If only Jimi was around to accept this obvious challenge. Lesson for the kids: Only do the amount of drugs you are able to handle….Buckcherry will be the opening act for the Summer Kiss tour. Kiss is having fans vote for the places the band will play during their tour. “From stadiums to cornfields, we’ll play anywhere”, Says Gene Simmons. No word on whether limited edition Kiss corn will be sold at concessions….In related gossip from an unreliable source Scott Weiland’s transformation into David Bowie will be complete by mid June…Jani Lane, ex-lead singer of Warrant continues to tour solo while his old band continues to tour as Warrant without him. In other bizarre news, Burger King continues to operate without burgers.
David S. Grant is the author of books Corporate Porn, Bleach|Blackout, Hollywood Ending, Emotionless Souls, and The Last Breakfast. His new novel, Blood-the New Red, will be available this fall. For more information please go to http://www.davidsgrant.com.
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