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The Rockstar Ramblings: Guns, Rebels, and Clowns

This week a look at three new videos, first, Beggars & Thieves teaches us gun safety, and then Hart celebrates the eighties with an ultimate tribute. Finally, it’s the Killer Klowns sending us on our way with a beat-your-head its Friday tune.

Reunited New York rockers Beggars & Thieves have released a video for the song "Innocence", the second single from their latest album 'We Are The Brokenhearted.”

We begin alone in the desert with the band wearing leather jackets and a lot of flirtatious (SEE: voluptuous) girls in ripped jeans having fun. Everyone is drinking beer which makes the scene SUPER fun! Now the guns appear. Girls and Guns? If there wasn’t drinking this would (what I assume to) be a Ted Nugent wet dream. Guns are coming out and going into cars. What are they going to shoot? I’m guessing beer cans…shooting aluminum cans is as American as baseball and apple pie. Then something weird happens, the Modello beer cans are thrown to the side and six packs of Budweiser bottles appear. This is actually what happens. Now this looks like a beer commercial complete with a gratuitous ass shot at 3:55…then just like that the video is over and the band is shooting up their guitars, speakers, and other equipment. Am I the only one slightly aroused?

Norwegian heavy metal band Hart, featuring vocalist Rock Hart together with lead guitarist Julian Angel, have released their first single and music video entitled "Untamed Heart Of Rock N' Roll.” The song is the first single from Hart's upcoming debut album 'Neon', due for release on September 4th. Hart describes the video as “totally 80s. Think Billy Idol mixed with Power Station.” NAILED IT!

Yes, this is the eighties alright. We even get the lyrics ‘REBEL IN THE NIGHT’ across the screen in between neon outlines and a fist pumping Rock Hart. At 1:45 the “woman” outline caresses herself and the ‘AAAH! AAAH! AAAH!’ across the screen is more distracting then awesome. As intended, this is the ultimate tribute to the eighties and could be used as a promo for VH1’s Metal Mania. NAILED IT!

Brazilian based hard rockers Killer Klowns released their first full-length album 'Rollercoaster Ride' in March, and now the four-piece have posted a music video for the CD's first single "Until The End.”

Leather vests, fire, and screaming! This is the type of intro that would have Beavis and Butthead jumping on their couch. I also respect the fact that when “brain” is used in the song, the singer makes a fist and beats it against his head. This should be a rule for all videos.

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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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