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The Rockstar Ramblings: Just Like Charlie Sheen

Earlier this week American Dog gave fans a taste of their new album, and now they have released a Rob Kern directed video for the debut single "Just Like Charlie Sheen." The track appears on American Dog's sixth studio album, "Poison Smile," due for release on June 8th via Colonial Canine in North America and Bad Reputation in Europe.

It was just over a year ago when Charlie Sheen took over the news claiming "tiger blood and Adonis DNA." Sheen ranted to anyone who would listen while sitting in smoked filled rooms figuring out how to get the movie Major League 3 made. Along with his two porn star girlfriends (Charlie has since been inducted into The Wilt Chamberlin Hall of Fame – Gene Simmons is the only other member) Sheen went on tour and somehow got a new television deal. Should Sheen be looking for a soundtrack to his life (or Major League 3) he may want to give American Dog a ring.

The video shows the band members dressed as Charlie’s characters from Platoon, Major League, and Two and Half Men. There is also a "girl" in heavy red lipstick that is both disturbing and VERY HIGH on the comedy scale. The song is typical American Dog, very course and very high energy blues. This band is big with the biker crowd which makes sense given Charlie Sheen seems like he may be appreciated in this group as well. It would have been nice to see a "Bud Fox" character and maybe a reference to Blue Star airlines would have been nice. Still, this video is entertaining and the song will play well at the Hamburg Harley Days Event in Germany and the Rock and Blues Custom Show in England.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Videos From Hell

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. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Circle of Life

This week a group of reunited glam rockers, a band that has a “Fever,” and finally the return of Juliet’s Vice and their latest video.

Reunited New York rockers Grimm Jack explore the Hollywood lifestyles of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and the other West Coast tabloid queens for the single “Damned.” The track appears on the band's recent three-song EP of the same name. Immediately we are greeted with “Lemmy” style cranium accessories and liberal use of “Sunset Strip” and “Hollywood” in their lyrics. This song would have been perfect back in the day if Hillbilly Jim and The Junkyard Dog had they ever wrestled as part of a WWF Wrestlemania event. Of course, if I remember correctly, both of these guys were “good guys” so that could never happen, but if it had (and this song was around) it would have been a perfect.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: For The Animals

The Cult has released the official music video for their new single, "For The Animals," from their forthcoming album 'Choice Of Weapon.’ More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Friday Fix

It’s Friday and we have new videos from I AM I, Dirty Glory, Jaded Heart, and a very special video clip from Dee Snider. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Dysfunction is my Business

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses) is back with his new band named Adler and a new single titled “The One You Hated.” The band insists that the band is about a man/woman relationship and not what we all assume: heroin. Of course, I guess it could be about Axl Rose as well, or maybe the song is about Steven from the mindset of Celebrity Rehab’s Dr. Drew. Either way you look at it, Steven has an impressive memory catalog to pull inspiration from… More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: H.E.A.T.

Swedish rockers H.E.A.T. have released a video for “Living on the Run” from their album titled ‘Address the Nation.’ As with most rock bands from Sweden, H.E.A.T. have a sound that may be referred to as “1986.” Yes, love it or hate it…let’s take a trip back to 1986! More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: She's The Woman

Van Halen has released their second single titled “She’s The Woman” from their latest album ‘A Different Kind of Truth’, this song is one of the six new songs that were based on older material. Here’s a look…

The video starts with classic slide moves of David Lee Roth and a smiling Eddie Van Halen. Everyone having a good time? Roth follows up with his version of working the pole.

0:43 Roth shimmying across the stage as the Van Halen boys look on, is Roth entertaining the audience or the band? Sometimes it is hard to tell. I guess that’s why Diamond Dave is often referred to as an entertainer first.

The video is the band playing their small come back show at Café Wha? in New York City combined with other stages (appears to be same stage as first video “Tattoo” in a lot of shots) and still photos moving across the screen.

1:11 David Lee Roth deep in thought or trying to remember the lyrics? Discuss amongst yourselves…

1:29 A still shot of an airborne Roth. Probably not recent, but still awesome!

FAVORITE YouTube comments: 3) “She's? the Wombat!” by k4cper3k 2) “no videos should contain lots of? still photos or overalls” by changeofaddress1 and 1) “cool, but who is the new young bassist? !!” by ccbbom.

1:44 A Kodak Gallery of still shots, then we get a look at Eddie Van Halen in red pants. Good to see he still has a little flare, and is not ALL frayed sweatshirts and jeans.

2:10 Was that an album promo in the middle of the video? A distraction or genius? Discuss amongst yourselves…

2:16 Roth using his scarf to “cool down” Eddie during a guitar solo.

2:48 An ass cam (we know because it says ASS CAM) displaying what appears to be a revolver tattoo on Roth’s ass!

2:55 “Thank you very much. Yeah!”

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Vince Neil’s Strip Club

I picture Vince Neil kicking it in his backyard with a couple of buddies (and a couple of groupies, one young, one looking somewhat weathered), sharing a joint and several Budweiser beers, when someone leans in and asks Neil, “So, what’s next?” Vince ponders the rock and roll bar, his tequila business, the tattoo shops, and the charter airline business. Vince takes a long pull from his can of Bud and his eyes open up wide. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Girls, Kicking, and Cash

New videos featuring roundhouse kicks, girls, gambling, and of course, rock and roll. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: European Invasion

This week, a look across the pond at some new videos released by ’77, Hard Riot, and Europe More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Tour

This week Kiss (Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer) and Motley Crue (Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Tommy Lee) announced a summer blockbuster tour that will include both bands. A press conference was held in Los Angeles to announce the event and details. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Sister Act

This week a look at two new videos: A classic head to head video showdown between Sister and Electric Sister. As always the rules are made up as we go along, except of course dancers and pole usage: both matter and both score well! More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: BBQ, Needles, and Vans

Fresh off their “occupy Hard Rock” stint in Vegas, Motley Crue is back in the studio recording a new song. Vegas odds that the words “Hard Rock” are included are 2 to 1. Odds that Nikki Sixx and company will rhyme “cock” with “Hard Rock” is even money… More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Comedy. Sleaze. Horror.

It’s true, reality “star”, Dee Snider, is appearing in a sitcom. This week let’s take a look at the show promo for Snider’s new gig, a sleazy glam rock video from New York City rockers Electric Black Horse, and a frightening album teaser from Fatal Smile. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Sold My Soul

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Laura Wilde has released a video titled “Sold My Soul.” Wilde, citing both punk and glam influences, sings, plays guitar, bass and drums. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Mad Men

Last Sunday both Motley Crue and The Darkness were featured in Super Bowl ads. They aren’t the first from their genre to sell out, or allow the semi-truck full of cash back up into their driveway, nor will they be the last. Over the past few years a lot of rockers from the eighties have partnered with Madison Avenue to create brief whore-like relationships. This week a look at the new Super Bowl commercials, and a few blasts from the past commercials: More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Steel Panther Poster Ban

Last week the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned a promotional poster used by the band Steel Panther. The poster featured a woman with her eyes closed with one hand on her crotch while two silver balls dangled between her legs. A group shot of the band is on the bottom of the poster. The ASA found this “overtly sexual” and “suggestive of an orgasm.” The band has released a statement explaining the 80s retro look and tongue-in-cheek message; however, the ASA ruling stands and use of the poster in public areas has been banned. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Friday Five

This week a look at five new videos; a mix of older and new bands, some videos good and some not so good. At least two, maybe three are exotic dancer friendly and one appears to pay tribute to Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive.” More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: “Shake That Pussy”

Sometimes these things just fall into your lap. Uh, yes, pun intended. If you would have told me that Captain Zapped would release a song AND video for a song titled “Shake That Pussy” I would have told you to stop yanking my chain (again, yes) and then I would go directly to YouTube and check it out. Here’s my running diary… More...

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