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The Rockstar Ramblings: Video Diary

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This week a look at video’s by Reverence, Nasty Habit, Johnny Roadkill, Europe, Diehard Dolls, and a special bonus from Steel Panther. Let’s get started!

The Detroit power metal band Reverence has released a second official music video for their song "Bleed For Me." The song comes from their debut CD 'When Darkness Calls' which was recently released.

The first verse uses “master” and “slave” so, you know, I’m hooked. It’s nice to see the “guitar players lean in to sing along with the chorus” move is alive and doing well. Also, at 2:05 the “gimme more” hand movement is pure old-school. Favorite part of this video is the drummer’s shirt that reads: I WELD. I spent a lot of time looking for this T-shirt. It appears there is a place called Harris Welding Supplies that sells this patch. In 1-2 weeks you too can look like a bad ass…

Hot on the heels of the February release of their self-titled debut, New York's band, Nasty Habit, have unveiled the music video for the single "Hip Shakin' Fox.”

Hold on…the video starts with fast cars and a drummer who refuses to sit. The lead singer reminds me of Stephen Pearcy (in a good way) and the video reminds me of a porno that doesn’t deliver (not in a good way). Check out the guy at 1:19, isn’t that the same hat worn by Dwayne Wayne in ‘A Different World?’ (Too obscure? How about Wesley Snipes character in ‘White Men Can’t Jump?’) BTW, how blessed are we that we were given a Dwayne Wayne AND a Dwayne Wade during our lives? The pop culture Gods really are looking over us.

Regarding the OVER-THE-TOP guitar solos, on a scale of one to ten I’m going to have to score this a twenty-three…

Based in Australia, Johnny Roadkill have given us a video for the title track off their new EP ‘The Jester.’ This video is very grainy, like a horror movie, or bad nineties home movie. Straight jackets seem plentiful and watch out for the unexpected “mother fucker” toward the latter part of the song. It took me by surprise…

No one is more shocked than me that Europe is a band staying relative with NEW material. Check out the new video for their second single "Firebox", taken from the new album 'Bag Of Bones.’ The video has a modern touch that mixes well with their classic sound, without trying too hard. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy the video for “Rock the Night” and the karaoke with a ketchup bottle scene (top 10 video highlights of all time), but this is better to listen to…

BONUS: Steel Panther have posted a sneak peek at their much anticipated debut DVD 'The British Invasion.’ While few details about the DVD have been released, here’s a taste of the chaos, humor, and “rock and roll” this release promises.

Australian rockers Diehard Dolls have released a live music video for their song "Finish What You Started.” More shocking? The Hercules Hernandez flex pose during the guitar introduction, or the voice of the lead singer? Discuss…

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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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