Need some Sleaze Rock n Roll to infect your soul? Well, then I have just the band for you; Rockstars On Mars. These guys are breathing the Vodka tinged air back into Sleaze Rock and having you crank up the music to 11, and you begging for more. It is time for you to check out these guys and see how they make being dirty and bad, feel oh so good!
- London LeGrand – Lead Vocals /harmonica/percussions/piano
- Dave – Bass Guitar /back vocals
- Johnny – Guitars /back vocals
- Caesar – Drums /percussion/back vocals
We had the opportunity to interview vocalist London LeGrand who you may know from his time with hard rock super group Brides Of Destruction with Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe and Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns. One thing is for sure, London is the real deal who calls it like it is and says exactly what is on his mind. And I wouldn’t want it any other way. Just makes me love these guys even more. So grab a drink, put on some Rockstars on Mars and check out our Q & A here:
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Music Junkie Press: Thank you very much for taking the time out to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press! First, I have to ask…How in the hell did you guys get to Mars???
London: u mean MARS as a location ? as in ROCKSTARS ON MARS ? our band name and a term we’ve used before to fuck with one another that means “FUCKED UP CRACK HEADS” ? its easy , all u gotta do is commit SOCIAL SUICIDE too ! its fun lol! its called rock n` roll, real rock n roll! trying to start or recrank the motor on a music movement thats not everybody yet gets.. this is like viking shit .We are saying fuck it , we´re setting sail and gonna make our society that gets us rather than moving over after the buildings are up and all the work has been done, or waiting around like ones that are pissed off cause shit aint moving fast enough but don’t do their part to start that band . FUCK THAT! we are up on that stage with broken equipment ,shit shorting out,so fucked up were falling off stage and usually just dangling by a thread ..but were doing it .. cause were not waiting until we HAVE what we don’t to scream FUCKING HEAR US!!! U WILL NEVER KILL ROCKING ROLL !! we´ll do it with broken acoustic guitars if we have to, and no mic and shove our rusty broken stings up somebody`s ass if they try to stop us or snob out on us cause we got the balls to do it anyway we have to.
Music Junkie Press: All kidding aside, we love your music, it is definitely bringing back the great sleaze rock music back to the forefront where it belongs. How did Rockstars On Mars form?
London: ..its wasn’t hard to find one another even in rock city DEATH METAL CAPITAL OF THE WORLD “GOTHENBURG,SE.” .. we are those rodeo clowns that wonder what the fuck people are talking about when they look at us like we are rodeo clowns.. that shits been going on for years though.. but one night, went to a club called ROCK BAR a well known in Gothenburg, got TOO DRUNK TOO FUCK and realized we were some of the last standing that looked like rodeo clowns ,That night we decided to start a BAND that dirty little sleaze glam rocker girls would be into. Now we have some new clothes and a shit-ton of make up. Thanx ladies.
Music Junkie Press: How did the name come up?
London: we were gonna go with “music junkie” but we couldn’t find any sleaze rock like we had in the 80´s so the shooting up stopped and we went to music rehab.. ROCKSTARS ON MARS is the aftermath to a Valium and a cup of coffee ,so to speak . How did u come up with your name ? Just kidding we love u cats but if we weren’t dicks ,would u love us?
Music Junkie Press: Well, you got me there and we would still love ya! Can you tell us a little bit about each of you? Maybe three things we wouldn’t know?
London: we`re white trash , mentally insane,a fuck the rules sleazy glam rock ,smart ass band of motherfuckers that luv baby chickens lol! girls ! chicks rock ! most people think we are innocent POP with our singers new tattoo that reads “FILTHY WHORE” lol!
Music Junkie Press: We are loving the song and video Too Kool For Skool! Will you be releasing an album or EP soon where we can pick up the song here in the US?
London: man ,we just released a 8 song self titled ep on our very own DIRTY SLUT RECORDS®. Our sexy ass friend “Martin Sweet” from “CRASHDIET” mastered the songs for us too .. TOO KOOL was recently featured on Nicke Borg from BACKYARD BABIES radio show on Bandit Rock but that was before MARTIN got a hold of it and gave it a even harder dirtier punch in the face that we knew he could and would do. THANK YOU NICKE n´ MARTIN!!! You can find our cd on Facebook and our webstore ,we feel thats the coolest way to get it cause u have cd in hand with the album art like it was meant to have .. u can also get it on itunes & Google play but at the web store we got shirts,photos,g string panties (those are cool) buttons and pins and shit ..soon were adding ROCKSTARS ON MARS baseball caps and they are the 80s sleaze glam ones ,with the mesh in the back, that look cool as shit backwards with a bandanna … wanna get one?
Music Junkie Press: I was hoping that you had an EP out. I will have to see if we can get it here in the US. We love the new video for Too Kool For Skool, who did you work with on the video?
London: Rene U Valdez @ Greenworks , he’s the perfect cat for us ..he understands what were doing..he knows the Faster Pussycat ,Vain, Seahags, Dogs d ámour,old GnR, D.A.D., Johnny Crash just to mention a few video vibes that we´re into.. He gets it. He’s done some vids for HARDCORE SUPERSTAR , ADDICTION FOR DESTRUCTION, THE BACKYARD BABIES ,NICKE BORGS HOMELAND ,DREGEN ,ANVIL , INFLAMES… ROCKSTARS ON MARS has 2 with him so far we are in the middle of a third with him that is in the cans, right next to the TRASH cans lol! LIKE WE LIKE IT ! it should be out at later date .. the videos are available on youtube or our website.
Music Junkie Press: We understand that you have been working with Martin Sweet of Crashdiet, how did that come about?
London: Well we’ve been friends with CRASHDIET for a while now, but a tattooist friend of mine in LA turned me on to them a while ago. First time I heard them it was like waking from a coma and it was 86 all over again ,I couldn’t believe it was a new band! fucking cool!! It’s like this in the sleaze glam scene in Sweden, from head to toe, heart to soul ,the lifestyle, everything that many have thought of being only of yesteryears is very alive and kicking ,and not a trend but a culture and still is made up of those same street kids that would never and will never give up and this attitude explodes through the music as real as it ever did before. It’s sleazy, it’s dirty, at times feels like a train wreck waiting to happen, it’s loved, its hated ,It’s misunderstood, but no matter what it is ,it stays hungry it’s rude , it fights for it’s kind ,it’s perfect because it’s unperfect.. It’s rock n roll! IT’S “FUCK YOU ROCK N ROLL”! Now u add shit tons of make up, the most fucked up shit we can find to wear, while getting off everytime we get sneared at by the same people that act like they would’ve worshiped the PMRC long ago and mix in that we surf your couches, aint got no jobs, people half the our age sometimes even look at u like “grow the fuck up”, not to mention we will blow your computers up with porn lol! ,drink everything u got then puke on your welcome mats cause u tell us we have to leave and combine that with a couple of cigarette burns in the carpet and i guess you have to ask yourself ,anyone who wants to work with US fucked up “perma kids” and supporting what WE call rock n roll are ones of us and deserve us never to quit and leave them to stand alone. Finding ones that tell us to fuck off is a dime a dozen but ones that are on our side that´s another story we are their family …dysfunctional family yes but none the less. Now, to answer your question , we stalked them at their shows until we all became friends lol! jk we love the fuck outta them and PETER LONDON bassist from CRASHDIET is at the moment talking to us about playing rhythm guitar in ROCKSTARS ON MARS . They’re are pics on Facebook with us passed out drunk in the park in the grass with about 10 people. THAT WAS OUR BUSINESS MEETING ..
Music Junkie Press: Can you tell us what you are currently working on?
1.getting PETER LONDON from CRASHDIET in this shit and us drinking more straight vodka together than Chris Holmes drank on the movie DECLINE OF THE WESTERN CIVILIZATION pt2 THE METAL YEARS and all his years in W.A.S.P. hehe thats alotta fucking Vodka (fuck it! we´re a thirsty band),
2.getting DAVE some new duct tape to hold his bass to the strap. It keeps breaking accidentally over the heads of people that confuse him for being a sexy chick,yea i don’t think that angry fucker likes guys grabbing his ass too much.
3.getting JONAS some more beer so he can spit it in the crowd when he “jacks off” his guitar neck during his solos (we love it when he does that) its sexy cool (its like ROXX GANG shit!!)
4.getting more porno mags to decorate the stage and a microphone that doesn’t shock when stuck down my pants and fucked on stage , cool Hendrix feedback effect and only a few minor burns to date
Music Junkie Press: I hope you get everything done soon! For your fans who have never seen you live in concert, what can you tell them to expect from a Rockstars on Mars show?
London: hope a clusterfuck ,train wreck,doing it by the skin of our asses,and still after we’ve passed out ,tried to fuck everybody in the audience including hitting on each another lol! , after the ambulances and firetrucks and we are on stretchers in straitjackets it would be an honor to have someone say oh my god , i remember that was once called SLEAZE GLAM and for those who have never seen it,to be inspired to be.
Music Junkie Press: Do you have any plans to tour or come to the USA soon?
London: why not turn the whole planet sleaze glam and lets put rocket boosters on this motherfucker and go where no one’s gone before.. i bet u there are some fine space bitches out there don’t you? BARBARELLA,SUPER GIRL,somebody,anybody!!!!
Music Junkie Press: We can’t wait for Rockstars on Mars to come to California and play! Lastly, what would you like to share with our audience?
London: All that are digging ROCKSTARS ON MARS we fucking love you!!!! and girls in cowboy boots are hot as fuck please wear them, they turn us on!!!
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One thing is for sure, I can’t wait for these guys to get out here and play some shows in California. Now that will be an amazingly entertaining interview. We will make sure to bring them lots of Vodka. porn magazines, and hide our welcome mats! We will have to send out advance notices with tickets that all girls are to wear cowboy boots and for everyone to prepare to be inspired. Get ready for Rockstars on Mars.
Make sure to visit their social media sites and also pick up their self titled CD through their Facebook page or Website. Also be sure to pick up some cool merch! I will leave you with another of their bad ass tracks, Tequila n Gin.
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