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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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The Rockstar Ramblings: Celebrating Excess

This week we are celebrating new videos that encompass excess. Drugs, girls, and lots of drinking are a good start for a celebration. The addition of leather, sex, and MURDER makes this a party. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Tribute Edition

This week a tribute to Guns N’ Roses, eighties hair, and David Lee Roth’s version of California; a few guitars are mixed in as well. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: An Ode to New York City

This week a blast; a blast back to the punk Lower East Side neighborhood of New York via Sweden, an AC/DC inspired rocker, and an anti-cure for depression. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Guns N' Roses 3D

Guns N' Roses have released a trailer for their upcoming 3D concert movie titled "Appetite For Democracy." The concert was shot during the bands Appetite For Democracy residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas last year. Per the trailer, Guns N' Roses turned "Sin City" into "Paradise City." For those who just cringed, here are a few other thoughts on the movie trailer... More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Porn Surfing and Beer

This week we have videos set in a church, a barn, and Oktoberfest. Pour yourself a tall boy, lock your doors, and prepare for a spiritual journey. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: An Off-Road Affair

This week rock and roll representatives from the suburbs of Philadelphia, state of Ohio, and Portugal bring us videos. Also, a special bonus video from one of Canada's finest for our viewing pleasure. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Counting Sheep

This week a game of cat and mouse, middle fingers, and hot sheep populate a week of hit or miss videos. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Freakshow

Heaven & Earth have just released the official video for the single "No Money, No Love.” The video features magicians, old school working girls, and little people. "No Money, No Love" is featured on the band's forthcoming studio album 'Dig.' More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Living Dangerously

This week we return to videos featuring bad ass jean jackets, crazy over sized sunglasses, and horrible story lines. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Bret Michaels, Fired!

It has been a while since I’ve wasted precious time watching Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice, but when I heard both Bret Michaels (Poison) and Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) would be contestants, well, I was in. Both had appeared in previous versions of the series, Michaels winning and Snider not. Last time, Michaels went to great lengths to secure his victory, staging a brain hemorrhage just weeks before the finale. That’s good acting Bret! As for Dee, I’m just hoping he doesn’t bring his family into this. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Low Budget Edition

Some videos are made with blue light special budgets while others are made to look cheap or gritty despite pumping in the cash. This week we look at videos from both sides of the monetary track and see if money really matters. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Scary Video

Rock and roll and horror movies are often a natural match. This week we have a very low budget video from The Deafening that incorporates the evil and shock of horror into their video. The video is their first ever and is for the song "Death Rattle N' Roll.” This is the finale track on their late 2012 release titled 'Central Booking.' Based in New York, The Deafening, are made up of Lena Hall (vocals), Burt Rock (guitar), Dylan Doyle (bass) and Mick Harrison (drums). The band mixes the seventies and eighties in both sound (and now) video exploits. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: California Comfort

Swedish glam rockers, Crashdiet, have released their second video (and single) from the album ‘The Savage Playground.’ The song is titled “California.” Warning: This video promotes drinking. More...

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