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The Rockstar Ramblings: Circle of Life

This week a group of reunited glam rockers, a band that has a “Fever,” and finally the return of Juliet’s Vice and their latest video.

Reunited New York rockers Grimm Jack explore the Hollywood lifestyles of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and the other West Coast tabloid queens for the single “Damned.” The track appears on the band's recent three-song EP of the same name. Immediately we are greeted with “Lemmy” style cranium accessories and liberal use of “Sunset Strip” and “Hollywood” in their lyrics. This song would have been perfect back in the day if Hillbilly Jim and The Junkyard Dog had they ever wrestled as part of a WWF Wrestlemania event. Of course, if I remember correctly, both of these guys were “good guys” so that could never happen, but if it had (and this song was around) it would have been a perfect.

Hardline's new studio album, entitled “Danger Zone,” was released on May 18th in Europe, and today the band unveiled the music video for the album's first single "Fever Dreams.” Two things immediately catch my attention, first, is the bad-ass keyboard player (VERY bad-ass looking), and second, is this being shot in a PVC tubing warehouse? There is a girl and she is trapped, behind glass, or just tired. We never really know the truth and it is more distracting than interesting. Distracting from what you say? The lead singer and his “Jon Bon Jovi wishes his songs sounded like this” vocals belted throughout the song. Seriously, going forward anytime I hear Bon Jovi I’m going to wish this guy was singing. Sorry, Jon, at least you’re still VERY rich!

Philadelphia based rockers Juliet's Vice recently released their new self-titled album, and now they have posted a music video for the first single “Dirty Little Princess.” The video starts with the band walking into a barbershop and for a moment I’m very excited there’s a chance of an Ice Cube cameo. There is a laundry list of “fun video moments” that include: Billy Idol impressions in the sound booth, leopard print blazers, makeup, and lots of chains being worn. At 1:45 we get a crotch grab and then at 2:25 some real hairspray action. Apparently this song was written after a member of the band was dumped by a VERY hot and slutty girl (my interpretation). It’s going to be okay, here’s what you do. Get the band together, write a song, make a video, and more slutty girls will show up soon. It’s the circle of rock and roll life! Sadly, I must report that there was no Ice Cube sighting, and no haircuts inside the barber shop.

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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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