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The Rockstar Ramblings: Rock God Salute

The first new Stryper video in more than 20 years, for the song "No More Hell To Pay", has been released. The song is the title track of their forthcoming studio album 'No More Hell To Pay' and is the band's first new video in more than 20 years. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Dirty Hair

Ireland's DIRTY DIAMONDS have released an EP titled 'Leaving Town', and have issued their first single from the album, “Let’s Get Loud.” Guitars ready? Check. Lead singer arms extended? Check. Wind blowing through your hair during the chorus? Check. Everything appears to be in order including the special effects budget at 2:47. Two questions: 1. Is the camouflage tee worn by the drummer considered bad ass? 2. Is the air guitar by the lead singer during the solo bad ass? ANSWERS: 1. Yes 2. No…

I missed this video (been out for a while) from FAMOUS UNDERGROUND. The video for the song “Necropolis” is from their self titled release. Love the movie theater setting and the song hits fast! The lead singer’s appearance looks like the result of Sebastian Bach and Vince Neil having a kid. Apparently he HAD to front a rock band (sort of like being born into a NASCAR family – not a lot of options). Not a huge fan of lyrics displayed throughout the video, but always appreciates a dirty theater and overall creepiness…

TYKETTO singer, Danny Vaughn joined BURNING KINGDOM and the result is the video for “Watching As It Burns.” The song will appear on their upcoming album, ‘Simplified.’ The video is VERY dramatic. The arms up and out in one motion – good move. “TURNING BACK ON YOU!” This video makes me feel good. The guitarist is straight out of the hair eighties and the darker haired guitarist could have just left a seventies porn set. The keyboard player is playing the shit out of the keys and the drummer pounds with his “O” face. At 1:57, the hair, I mean MY GOD, THE HAIR! What about the song? I have no idea, I am having way too god a time with the video. “WATCHING AS IT BURNS!” Here we go, at 2:40 here comes the fire, oh no, WATCH OUT! The hair is going to catch fire…

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Rock Bottom Outlaws

The newness returns with videos from Israel, Finland, and New York. Bonus: We also have a new video from, Gypsy Lee Pistoleros, the man with the greatest nickname of all time: The Spanglish-speaking Flamenco Retro Rocker Glam Punk Sleaze Rock N Roll outlaw. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: David Lee Roth's Paradise

Twenty Five years ago, 1988, the charts featured Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, and of course, Guns N’ Roses. Also, Van Halen’s ‘OU812’, their second album with Sammy Hagar, held it’s own with three Top 25 singles. It was also the year of David Lee Roth’s second (full) solo album titled ‘Skyscraper.’ The first single and video was “Just Like Paradise” and as is most things Diamond Dave, entertaining. This video expanded Roth’s resume to include rock climber, boxer, and crowd surfer... More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Going Down

A creepy red mini-van, counterfeit money, and a warning about "going down" highlight new videos this week. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Mama Horny

Q: What happens when you cross a KISS cover with a drug deal and a horny mother? A: Random dog petting and a dildo. Welcome to this week’s videos. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Wham. Bam. Glam.

Are you in the mood for synchronized stage dancing, a “serious” glam video, and a not-so-typical rock band? If so, great – we’ve got that. If not, we’ve also got a hard core S&M video from Kenny Kweens (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, L.A. GUNS). God bless you Kenny Kweens! More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Blondes and Explosions

New videos high on explosives as well as the alluring temptation to walk into a dark forest after you have murdered a hooker. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Three Ring Circus

Crashdiet have released a music video for the song "Circus", the latest single from their recent album 'The Savage Playground.’ More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: XXX

This week a video named “College Gangbang” and another claiming to be rated XXX. WARNING: The following videos may contain…just kidding, on to the videos. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Wild Thing

This week a new video from Sammy Hagar and Friends and a rock and roll hair flashback that goes way, way back. It’s been 25 years since the classic Sam Kinison version of “Wild Thing.” Putting these two videos together confirms what I’ve suspected: EVERYTHING has changed since 1988! More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Return of the clichés

This week we return to video clichés; also a new twist on the ‘Rocky Balboa’ training regiment. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Naked and Stoned

The Illinois rock band, Slam Bang, have released a video for "Naked And Stoned", the first single from their new album, 'Everyday Is A Party.’ The song was written about the hot summer nights in Chicago. For those that have experienced those hot summer nights in Chicago you know that includes high humidity. This has nothing to do with the video, but it is awful and equally as bad as those long winter nights that bring thirty below wind chills. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Diseased Pornsurfers

This week it's a return by everyone's favorite Internet search phrase: Vietcong Pornsurfers. The Vietcong Pornsurfers are Tom K (vocals), Teddy (guitar), Affe (bass), and Rackarn (drums). They play what they refer to as “dangerous punk rock” and exist to make up for the lack of true cool punk rock bands. They are from Falcun, Sweden. This is where they recorded multiple demo discs and their latest album, “We Spread Diseases.” The single “Diseases” will kick off a two-month long tour through Europe, in their tour bus armed with deadly shark teeth. (True story.)

The band applies their musically “stripped down” approach to the “Diseases” video; in fact, the band is literally down to their skivvies. Also, note that the song is only 2:30 in length. I appreciate songs that are quick to the punch, make their point, and leave you wanting more. Sorry “Free Bird” fans, I just don’t have the time. Warning: Crotch shot at 0:49.

So the band is under observation in this video. Any ideas why? My first assumption is to find the methodology behind the name of the band. I mean, if there was ever a band name to not Google at work... (Note Rackarn’s cross necklace, you don’t see this as often on rock stars. It’s a nice touch.) My second assumption is that the results of the study are inconclusive, because most tests are inconclusive...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Diamond Lane

Diamond Lane have released two new videos from their album, ‘Sapphire’, released in June. This L.A. band has quickly become known for their fist pumping riffs and FOX sports friendly hooks. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: She's My Confusion

THE LAST VEGAS are back with another video, “She’s My Confusion”, off the band’s latest album, ‘Bad Decisions.’ THE LAST VEGAS do not make straight forward videos; this one is no different, incorporating mystery, history, and good ole rock and roll. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Who The Fuck Are You?

Remember when videos were meant to be fun and bands didn't take themselves too serious? Seems like ages ago... New York City rockers, Sex Slaves, have released a new video for their song "W.T.F.R.U." This new video is a flashback to all that used to be awesome in videos. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Old School Crue

This week Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, Sixx:AM) alerted his followers via Twitter to the song “Nobody Knows What It’s Like To Be Lonely”, an early (pre ‘Too Fast For Love’) Motley Crue recording. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Gluttony

Lots of girls, bandanas, and as usual, excess, highlight this week’s video offering. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Sisters of Sin

GUNS OF GLORY have released an official music video from the single "Sisters Of Sin.” The song is taken from the band's recently released debut album 'On The Way To Sin City.’ The song and video combines AC/DC like heavy riffs, a punk attitude, and a cowboy… More...

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