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The Rockstar Ramblings: Comedy. Sleaze. Horror.

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It’s true, reality “star”, Dee Snider, is appearing in a sitcom. This week let’s take a look at the show promo for Snider’s new gig, a sleazy glam rock video from New York City rockers Electric Black Horse, and a frightening album teaser from Fatal Smile.

First up, a new sitcom called “Holliston” is coming to the FEARnet television channel in April. This must be a satellite station because I’m pretty sure I don’t have this one and I’ve been surfing through the 900’s for years (tip: that’s where you find the good porn.) Anyway, the clip below shows Dee Snider coming through the door saying “Nice show dudes.” Dressed in full Twisted Sister gear it’s hard to tell whether he’s playing Twisted Dee, reality show Dee, or if this a new “Kramer” like character that’s constantly busting in unannounced and saying something asinine? I’ve watched this three times and I don’t think it matters; all I know is I need to get FEARnet! The clip ends with Dee (after again busting through a door) saying “Good evening Holliston”, not exactly “Good Morning Vietnam”, but then again Growing Up Twisted wasn’t exactly The Real World…

Next, a look at New York City based Electric Black Horse and their video for “Capricorn Girl.” The motto of the band is to stand above the herd of “bands” that take themselves too seriously. The video starts with space ships and a space girl. Let’s just get this out of the way: If there are strip clubs in outer space this girl is going to make a lot of money in the champagne rooms. Three highlights in the video, 1) the feathers worn by front man/guitarist Michael Pate 2) the drum confetti at 2:19 and 3) the “Benny Hill” like speed the video moves at around the 3:20 mark. Good tune and a fun video from a band not afraid to have a little fun…

Like many, I don’t like clowns, so when Swedish Rockers, Fatal Smile, start off their trailer for “Welcome To The Freakshow” I had to look away. When I turned back? Well, remember the movie Freddy vs. Jason? It’s like that except more Saw vs. Hostel and multiplied by 1000. If you like hooks and blood with your rock and roll, then dig in!

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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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1. Diamond Oz writes:

That can't be real can it? It looks like an awful parody. Also, wasn't that the frontman from Gwar in there too?

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2. Rex_84 writes:

I'm not sure about why Fear Net isn't offered to everyone. I had it a couple of years ago on cable, but don't now. I have Chiller channel, which is similar but not the same. Fear Net might be a satellite channel.

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