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The Rockstar Ramblings: Videos From Hell

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This week Fuel From Hell offers up a new video, Ugly Kid Joe returns with “Devil’s Paradise” (as does the NEW Great White), and in the name of charity, a bonus SIXX:A.M. video makes an appearance.

Fuel From Hell has unveiled the first video from their new album 'Easier Said Than Done', for the single "Anything Goes.” I am a fan of low budget videos so I immediately enjoy the makeshift studio created by black sheets draped all around the room. Another bonus: Elvis chops! The video itself pans back and forth from the band and the lead singer, who is reading. I was beginning to get frustrated by the lack of violence until at 3:05 when pages from the book were ripped out. No book burning, but at least it was something.

Next up its Californian rockers Ugly Kid Joe who returns after a 15 year hiatus with their new single "Devil's Paradise.” The song will appear on the band's upcoming 'Stairway To Hell' EP, set for digital release on June 5th. The video begins with a cat in the alley and then lots of dilapidated buildings. Is this Detroit, MI or Camden, NJ? No. We realize this when we see the hookers who are clearly higher priced than the aforementioned cities. As for the song, it’s pretty typical Ugly Kid Joe with a hook centered on drinking, popping pills, and paying for hookers. Has it really been that many years since ‘Ugly As They Wanna Be?’ Listening to this, it sure doesn’t feel like it.

BONUS VIDEO: Check out the Official video for Sixx: A.M.'s "Are You With Me Now" which was recently featured on Sixx Sense and as part of the City of Hope Radio Thon!

Finally, it’s the NEW (my description) Great White and their video “(I’ve Got) Something For You” from their latest studio album 'Elation', the band's first with new front man Terry Ilous of XYZ fame. FUN FACT: The setting used to shoot this video had an actual outhouse. Okay, I just made that up and am not sure why. Ilous fits in well as the new vocalist, he has the bluesy raspy voice, incorporates “1-2-3..” into the lyrics, and does the “finger pointing” move well while singing the chorus. Two other highlights: 1. The serenading of the dog as it walks by. 2. The long shark guitar solo. If you don’t love long shark guitar solos, you should check your pulse!

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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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