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We Are Harlot made their live debut this summer at Rock on the Range and followed up with another kick ass set at Rocklahoma. Did you know that they even set a record for attendance at a band’s first show? Yup, these guys are making history and deservedly so. After playing a show in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel with The Pretty Reckless, it was finally our turn to check out We are Harlot live at Aftershock Festival 2014. Thousands of fans were there as their Harlot cherry was popped with an unforgettable killer set by We Are Harlot.

This is a band with years in the making and they have created such a buzz over the past year as everyone is anticipation of their debut album. Earlier this summer, they released their first single, DENIAL and the Harlot frenzy began. The downloads topped over 100,000 downloads in probably the first week, everyone was talking about, it hit the radio and you knew, that nothing could stop the We Are Harlot world domination of rock n roll.

Everybody has been waiting for an update from We Are Harlot and our Rockin Ryan had the chance to get some new details from guitarist Jeff George.

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Ryan: You guys KICKED ASS in Sacramento, blazed through 107 temp and took over Aftershock. How was the show for you guys?

Jeff: Hey Ryan,  Thanks so much man! Ya it was ultra hot that day – I believe it was 109 when we walked out onto the stage. The show was an interesting one to say the least..

 As you know the night before I really messed up my knee.. and of course the heat index made it difficult for everyone from the crew to the stage hands right on down to the fans   themselves. I mean at least the band and our gear were covered.. but there was just no getting away from the sun out in that crowd. I really have to give it up to the 20,000 die   hard rockers that stuck it out in the sun. It was strange seeing like 50 rows of fans and then a gigantic football field box of people or a gigantic mosh pit with no one in it lined up around the entire field as they were hanging in the tree lines to get some shade haha. But the rock goes on always.. and hey.. rock n roll is supposed to be dirty and sweaty anyways right? But all in all we had a blast as always!

Ryan: Jeff, we can’t believe that you were injured with a blown knee during your set because you never showed it. You rocked that stage. How is it going with your recovery of your knee and will you ever tell us how did this happen?

Jeff:  Ohh man.. thanks again. Alright.. well this is pretty wild. The night before the show.. around 11pm sat night.. Danny Worsnop and Myself were getting ready in the hotel room to go out and have a few drinks.. and as you know.. we don’t really like to party all that much.. but we decided fuck it.. It’s Aftershock weekend.. We just did 8 hours straight of press.. why not. We had some Def Leppard jamming and I turned to head out of the bathroom into the main room, and I heard a sound like a gunshot go off… and then down I went.

I knew something wasn’t right.. as I could feel the pain and my knee cap kept slipping out of place.. but as always Danny served up a couple quick shots and next thing you know were down at the bar. Well.. come about 3am .. and it was a far different story.. it had ballooned up to 3 times the size of my other knee and was crazy painful.. so I started icing it with my tech Allen and then my manager Rick Sales came down and said I needed to go to the venue hospital asap. So.. no sleep at all Sat night before the show on Sunday either.

When I arrived at the hospital at the venue the doctor basically wrapped it and said that I needed to go see a knee specialist as soon as possible. That’s when I knew I was in trouble. Now this is literally an hour before showtime. But.. what do you do?? Rock doesn’t stop for anything.. and the funny part about it is as soon as we hit the stage.. It was showtime. There wasn’t time to think about my knee.. I owe it to the fans that paid hard earned money.. to get the best show possible. And you can’t let your bandmates down ever. So adrenalin took over and it was on.. funny cause you hear about kids lifting cars to save their trapped parents that are under the wheels or something.. adrenalin is no joke.. that stuff is full real haha.

So next day I go straight to the knee specialist and then into immediate surgery. I thought I had sprained it bad or something similar.. NOPE.. Tore my meniscus.. Tore my ACL.. and Tore my MCL.. Unbelievable. See.. Def Leppard is no joke either!

But .. My surgeon Dr. Neil Ghodadra.. is an absolute badass! I walked out of the surgery on my own two feet.. have been kicking Physical Therapy’s ass everyday for 2 hours, and I walked 5 miles today! I’m in week 5 out of 20 of recovery already and will be back in fighting form in no time! I owe that dude everything.. he really saved my knee!

 

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Ryan:  Do you have any updates on the album that you would like to share?

Jeff:  I have one small one…. THE RECORD IS 100% DONE AND OFFICIALLY IN THE HANDS OF ROADRUNNER/ATLANTIC RECORDS!!!

And guess what else….? It’s a fucking god damn MONSTER of an album. I’m super proud of it and the performances by Danny, Bruno and Brian. As you know this was like the 3rd time we have recorded this damn thing.. and each time you record it, it gets harder and harder to keep the enthusiasm and excitement that you had on the original demo’s. But we went through a ton of shit to get this band all sorted, and finally have a home on the best record label on the planet Roadrunner/Atlantic records, The best management team on the planet RSE, and to have that record finally off our backs. And it’s only a little time now till everyone on the planet gets it as well.. lord knows they deserve it as they have waited for so long just like we have. Hey… good lyric!

Trust me.. we are already writing and thinking for the 3rd album as I type this!!!  You got to hear a tiny 20 sec clip today as well Ryan… what did you think?

Ryan: I heard the clip and was blown away. I need to tell all the fans, YES, IT IS WORTH THE WAIT! Incredible guitar shredding, powerful vocals and everybody better hold on tight… We Are Harlot are taking them on  a sweet Rock n Roll ride! The fans at Aftershock were treated to your badass song, One more night. Could you tell us the inspiration behind that song?

Jeff: This is a great question and actually has a pretty cool answer. This song was actually a last second song that we needed to have done in 8 hours total for the first time we recorded the album. Myself, Danny and Bruno were all living in the Le Montrose hotel and we did the song top to bottom in that hotel room in 8 hours. Danny couldn’t get out the door fast enough as he was literally getting dressed and singing the last lines of the song at the same time so he could get out the door and go drink at the Rainbow haha.

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Trust me. we have pictures of ALL of this stuff that will be coming out very soon as well. But like many other songs that were done super fast.. Paranoid by Sabbath, Rock n Roll all night by Kiss.. ect ect. Sometimes those are the one’s that just work. It’s a straight ahead rock song.. but it has some qualities to it that can only come from this band. One of those is the feel of the heavy parts.. With Bruno being Brazillian.. the way he felt those parts was amazing.. cause I would have never felt them like that.. and those are my favorite parts of that song.. just that feel alone. I cannot wait to play that track on it’s home turf inRio~! And Danny.. he sounds Like Lemmy meets Ozzy on it.. and only he can do that shit. It’s just a really cool song that thankfully resonants with everyone else. When we play it live.. immediately the pits and the crowd surfing erupts.. thats the answer right there.

We have been playing it last each night.. but it was originally intended to start off the show.. the main line in the song is “Lets start the show”. Who knows.. maybe it will start off the album itself …. See ya soon brother.. and thanks again to all our amazing fans out there.. we love you!

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With the news of the album completion, I hope now everyone is ready for the new music and ready to catch We Are Harlot as they tour next year. Here are photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

 

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In case you missed it, check out our interview with the band at Aftershock:

So stay tuned and be a little more patient for new music from We Are Harlot. I can promise you, it will all be worth it! If you don’t already have it, pick up their new single or should I say, your favorite song, DENIAL here on  iTunes.

In case you missed our We Are Harlot coverage, check out our previous posts:

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol  

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Steel Panther

Hold on tight!! Get ready for a ball busting hilarious video by Steel Panther that will leave all men cringing and safely holding their private parts! This time it is for their song Pussywhipped which is off their new album All You Can Eat.  The album was released earliler this year and everyone is still talking about it. It has everything you could want in rock and metal from anthemic rock songs, arena size ballads, blazing guitars, great harmonies, power house drums, sexy bass lines and those 80s style vocals that we can’t get enough of. There are some bad ass guitar solos, smokin riffs, catchy choruses, I just can’t tell you how epic this album will be.  The songs are fun and infectious and you can’t help but love them. Definitely a party album for any night of the week.  If they had a panty meter for this album, it would be a full on soaking wet one for this new album!  We will have to watch out for the next baby boom that will be coming 9 months after this release! It is a hot one!  So get ready and watch Pussywhipped:

Steel Panther have had quite a year with some heavy non stop touring and there is no slowing down in site. There is no wonder that they took one of the top spots in Countdown to 14 Bands to Rule in 2014! These guys truly dominated this year.

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 In addition to touring as the main support for Judas Priest on their North American Tour, they have just announced headlining dates for December. I am hoping they add a California date too! Check the dates below and see if they will be coming to a venue near you:

OCTOBER

  •  3         Hammond, IN              Horseshoe Casino*
  •  4         Louisville, KY               Louder Than Life Festival
  •  6         Montreal, QC               Bell Center*
  •  7         Rama, ON                   Casino Rama*
  •  9         Brooklyn, NY               Barclays Center*
  • 10        Atlantic City, NJ           Harrah’s*
  • 11        Mashantucket, CT       MGM Grand Theater At Foxwoods*
  • 12        Clifton Park, NY           Upstate Concert Hall
  • 14        Lowell, MA                   Tsongas Center At UMass*
  • 15        Allentown, PA              PPL Center*
  • 17        East Rutherford, NJ    Izod Center*
  • 18        Pittsburgh, PA             Peterson Event Center*
  • 19        Detroit, MI                    Fox Theatre*
  • 21        Kansas City, MO         Arvest Bank Theatre*
  • 22        Evansville, IN               Ford Center*
  • 24        Baltimore, MD             Pier Six Pavilion*
  • 25        Portsmouth, VA           nTelos Wirlesss Pavillion*
  • 26        Simpsonville, SC        Charter Amphitheatre*
  • 28        Duluth, GA                   The Arena At Gwinnett Center*
  • 29        Orlando, FL                 Hard Rock Live*
  • 30        Hollywood, FL             Hard Rock Arena Live*
  • 31        Edmonton, AB             Shaw Conference Centre

NOVEMBER

  •  2         Corpus Christi, TX      Concrete Street Amphitheatre*
  •  4         Laredo, TX                  Laredo Energy Arena*
  •  6         Allen, TX                      Allen Event Center*
  •  8         El Paso, TX                 Don Haskins Center*
  • 10        Los Angeles, CA         Nokia Theatre*
  • 12        Phoenix, AZ                 Jobing Arena*
  • 13        Highland, CA               San Manuel Casino*
  • 14        Las Vegas, NV            The Pearl*
  • 16        San Jose, CA              City National Civic Center*
  • 17        Reno, NV                     The Knitting Factory
  • 18        West Valley City, UT   Maverik Center*
  • 19        Broomfield, CO           1st Bank Center*
  • 21        Boise, ID                     CenturyLink Arena*
  • 22        Tacoma, WA               Tacoma Dome*

DECEMBER

  •  3         Tokyo, Japan               O-East
  •  4         Osaka, Japan              Akaso
  • 10        Charlotte, NC              The Fillmore
  • 12        Cincinnati, OH             Bogart’s
  • 13        Cleveland, OH             Hard Rock
  • 17        Nashville, TN               Marathon Music Works
  • 19        St. Paul, MN                Myth
  • 20        Des Moines, IA            7 Flags Event Center
  • 21        Madison, WI                Orpheum Theatre

*supporting Judas Priest

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.   I will leave you with some pictures of our recent show coverages and a tribute video for Eyes of a Panther.

~ Marisol

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We Are Harlot made their live debut this summer at Rock on the Range and followed up with another kick ass set at Rocklahoma. They then arrived in Las Vegas for an amazing night performing at the Hard Rock Hotel with The Pretty Reckless. We have been waiting our turn to check out We are Harlot live and this past weekend, our Harlot cherry was popped at the Aftershock Festival. Aftershock was filled with a variety of awesome bands and we can’t wait to bring you all of our coverage, but first let’s start with our top highlight, We Are Harlot.

This is a band with years in the making and they have created such a buzz over the past year as everyone is anticipation of their debut album. Earlier this summer, they released their first single, DENIAL and the Harlot frenzy began. The downloads topped over 100,000 downloads in probably the first week, everyone was talking about, it hit the radio and you knew, that nothing could stop the We Are Harlot world domination of rock n roll.

We had the chance to chat with the band on Saturday at Aftershock and are pleased to bring you that interview here:

Their set was on Sunday and the temperature hit 109 degrees and nothing was going to stop these guys. Guitarist Jeff George had injured his leg the night before, and you wouldn’t have known it from him kicking ass on the stage, rocking out bad ass riffs on his custom ESP guitars. Danny on vocals, I might say, is right where he belongs with his killer powerful rock vocals. He definitely  has rock and roll running through his soul because it suits him perfectly. Brian was kicking out some mean backing vocals as he would criss cross the stage as he made magical bass lines from his Fender.  Bruno was spot on with his drumming and it sounded clean and crisp. There was even a huge mosh pit for their last song that could rival those from a typical Asking Alexandria show. The energy was non stop as these four guys are true rock n rollers who prove that Rock is not Dead! We Are Harlot will insure that Rock is alive and thriving! Check out some of Rockin Ryan’s photos from their set:

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So stay tuned and be a little more patient for new music from We Are Harlot. I can promise you, it will all be worth it! If you don’t already have it, pick up their new single or should I say, your favorite song, DENIAL here on  iTunes.

In case you missed our We Are Harlot coverage, check out our previous posts:

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol  

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The Pretty Reckless have just made radio history! Not since Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders have a female fronted band have two #1 Songs in a row at rock radio. Taylor Momsen and the band can be very proud to become the second band to ever achieve that record.“Messed Up World,” the band’s new chart-topper, follows The Pretty Reckless’ first single, “Heaven Knows,” which has spent 14 weeks at #1 at mainstream rock and is the top rock song of the year.

This just proves that Rock isn’t Dead as many might think or have publicly claimed. Take a listen to the radio, head out to shows and you will see that rock n roll is alive and thriving. Razor & Tie Co-Owner Cliff Chenfeld comments, “Rock is coming back big and Taylor and The Pretty Reckless are leading the charge.  We are just beginning.”

You can catch The Pretty Reckless out on tour this fall as they kick off their headline tour. Check out the tour dates below and make sure to pick up your tickets.

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September 17 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues*

September 18 – Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird*

September 21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Room*

September 23 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen*

September 24 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues*

September 26 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*

September 27 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

September 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues*

September 30 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre*

October 2 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory*

October 3 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom*

October 4 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon*

October 5 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue*

October 8 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom*

October 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern*

October 11 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues*

October 12 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues*

October 15 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl 

October 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

October 17 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore

October 19 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre 

October 23 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

October 24 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

October 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe

October 26 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews

October 28 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

October 29 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

October 30 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy

November 1 – Montreal, QC – Olympia De Montreal

November 4 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

November 6 – Portland, ME – The Asylum

November 7 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

November 8 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater

*w/Adelitas Way

 

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It is no surprise to see the success that The Pretty Reckless have achieved. With their awesome album, engaging stage performance, dedicated fan base and hard work, they are ready to take over 2014. We featured The Pretty Reckless on the number 4 spot of our Countdown of 14 Bands that will rule 2014. You can read more about that here.

Check out this awesome tribute video that Rockin Ryan put together which features footage and photos from their San Francisco show in 2013:

 

~ Marisol

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Burn Halo released a lyric video for their song, “Wolves of War” which is off their new album and it is INSANE!! It definitely has a deep 18 Visions influence….. Heavy! Heavy! Heavy!  It is solid and intense on all levels. “The song ‘Wolves of War’ is a statement of aggression and angst towards all that have never given us a chance. This is our answer to the naysayers. With a foot upon your throat, we will be heard,” says Burn Halo vocalist James Hart. “Our label and management felt confident enough after hearing early demos that they pretty much left us alone during the recording process allowing us to make the record we envisioned, with no compromises and no regrets. This album is that vision.” Check it out here:

 

We featured Burn Halo on our Countdown of 14 Bands that will rule 2014. You can read more from that post here.  Burn Halo  was created by James Hart (frontman of Eighteen Visions) sometime in 2007. We have had the pleasure of seeing Burn Halo about a dozen times since 2009  and they always put on an incredible show. James Hart always delivers intense energy with his vocals and Joey Roxx, their kick ass guitarist is right up front and center (well stage left to be exact!) We are excited to see Ryan Frost returned to playing rhythm guitar.

The new album Wolves of War is set for a September 23rd release through Epochal Label Group. The album is the follow-up to their 2011 sophomore effort “Up From the Ashes”, which debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers Charts at #12.

When we ran in to Joey Roxx last September during Aftershock Festival in September, he told us to be prepared for a heavier sound and a throwback to 18 Visions roots. He also gave us a quick interview.  Check out  the interview here:

 

With the new music, there is no doubt that Burn Halo will be treating us to more shows! Don’t miss them perform on July 25th at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort for That Metal Show. They are also scheduled to perform at this year’s Monster Energy Aftershock Festival on September 14th. We will make sure to bring you all the show coverage.   Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on the album announcements!

~ Marisol

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The Pretty Reckless have just released their music video for their song, Messed Up World (F’d Up World) and it is awesome. Just in time for summer. Check it out here:

 

Now that you are hooked on that video, make sure you catch The Pretty Reckless out on tour this fall as they kick off their headline tour on September 10th in Boston, MA at the House of Blues and will run through to November 8th in New York.  Hard Rockers Adelita’s Way will be opening for part of the tour and additional support is soon to be announced. Tickets are on sale HERE. 

 

Don’t worry though, you don’t have to wait until September to get your TPR fix! They are playing several festivals including Rock On the Range, Rocklahoma, Monster Energy’s Fort Rock, Rock Fest Kansas City, among others. Check out the tour dates:

  • June 26 – Canton, OH – Canton Palace
  • June 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Summer Fest+
  • June 28 – Alberta, Canada – Tall Creek Mud & Music Fest+
  • July 12 – Quebec City, Canada – Festival D’ete Intl De Quebec+
  • July 19 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest+
  • August 8 – Sturgis, SD – Sturgis Buffalo Chip
  • August 9 – Three Forks, MT – Rockin’ The Rivers Festival+
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  • September 10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*
  • September 12 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore Silver Springs*
  • September 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts*
  • September 15 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven Stage *
  • September 17 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues*
  • September 18 – Jacksonville,FL – Free Bird*
  • September 19 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theatre*
  • September 20 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues*\
  • September 21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Room*
  • September 23 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen*
  • September 24 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues*
  • September 26 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*
  • September 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues*
  • September 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre*
  • October 2 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory*
  • October 3 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom*
  • October 4 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon*
  • October 5 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue*
  • October 8 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom*
  • October 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern*
  • October 11 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues*
  • October 12 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues*
  • October 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
  • October 17 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
  • October 23 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
  • October 24 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
  • October 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
  • October 26 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
  • October 29 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
  • October 30 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
  • November 1 – Montreal, QC – Olympia De Montreal
  • November 4 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
  • November 6 – Portland, ME – The Asylum
  • November 7 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
  • November 8 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
  • *w/Adelitas Way

 

The Pretty Reckless are touring in support of their incredible album, Going To Hell which debuted at the number 5 spot on the Billboard Top 200. The single “Heaven Knows” is the most successful song this year at Active and Mainstream Rock Radio and is now crossing over to AlternativeRock with additional plays at Pop Radio.   The song spent five weeks at #1 at Active Rock and is currently #1 at Mainstream Rock for over 8 weeks.

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It is no surprise to see the success that The Pretty Reckless have achieved. With their awesome album, engaging stage performance, dedicated fan base and hard work, they are ready to take over 2014. We featured The Pretty Reckless on the number 4 spot of our Countdown of 14 Bands that will rule 2014. You can read more about that here.

Check out this awesome tribute video that Rockin Ryan put together which features footage and photos from their San Francisco show in 2013:

 

~ Marisol

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We Are Harlot have made their debut last month on Rock on the Range and followed up with another kick ass set at Rocklahoma. They then arrived in Las Vegas for an amazing night performing at the Hard Rock Hotel with The Pretty Reckless. Everyone has been enjoying their new single, DENIAL which is off of their album that is set for a September release.

The new single is now available on iTunes so head on over and pick your new favorite song! Here is the link for iTunes.

Everybody is loving this new song and we can’t wait for more new music by We Are Harlot.

In case you missed our We Are Harlot coverage, check out our previous posts:

 

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. We will be catching We Are Harlot as they perform at this year’s Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in September. We hope you come and join us as We Are Harlot tear up the stage and bring the life back into Rock n Roll.

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~ Marisol  

 

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