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The Rockstar Ramblings: 1984

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Van Halen announced that they have completed mixing their new album. This news jumped the Vegas line from 50-1 to a 10-1 shot of this album actually happening. It has been 27 years since the last David Lee Roth-Van Halen album. A lot has changed during this time, a few examples: In 1984 The Cosby show premiered along with “Cosby Sweaters”, it was also the year the AIDS virus was discovered. Apparently there is no connection between the two. It was also the year stonewashed jeans were introduced. Vanessa Williams was stripped (pun intended) of her Miss America crown when nude photos were discovered and Michael Jackson’s hair caught fire during the shooting of a Pepsi commercial. Apparently these events also had no connection to the discovery of AIDS, despite many remaining suspicious…

The reports of Jani Lane’s demise increased anxiety of addicts across the nation. Now not only do they have to worry about an intervention, but also a friend sticking a note in their pocket that says I’M JANI LANE…

The Bulletboys are releasing an album of cover songs named ROCKED AND RIPPED that will include a fresh version of their hit “Smooth Up In Ya”. A quick look back at the original video and 5 items jump out in amazement: 1. Marq Torien’s hair, his pants, the 360 hip gyrations (no one did this better), the half shirts worn by members of the band, and my favorite, the use of the wall during guitar play. A classic all the way…

Many are cringing at the thought of Donald Trump and Bret Michaels (Poison) teaming up for a reality show titled Something To Believe In that sends Bret on the road, offering support to those facing adversity. Rumor has it Bret sits with those affected and promises that neither Trump nor Michaels will make another reality show. Lots of smiles follow and the adversity melts away…

Did I spend way too much time wondering how Steel Panther settled on the number 17 for their song “17 Girls in a Row” on their upcoming album? The answer is: Yes…

Alice Cooper was recently quoted saying that Lady Gaga is a female version of him. He was referencing the theatrics, but I immediately pictured Lady Gaga wearing a light pink golf polo and a black leather thong, and then threw up in my mouth when I pictured Cooper wearing a light pink golf polo and a black leather thong…

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David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) is the author of several books including Rock Stars, Happy Hour, and Corporate Porn. For more information please go to www.rockstarbooks.net or www.davidsgrant.com. You can also follow David on Twitter @david_S_grant.

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LOL the drummer looks stoned

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