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Today our music scene contains a never ending list of genres or subgenres but what we really are missing is a rekindling of our love for punk rock and synth. Imagine a young band that brings to life your love of 90’s synth pop music and wraps it deliciously in young spirited punk rock. No need to dream about it, because Pink Slips is the answer to your wishes. The LA based punk rock band, Pink Slips is fronted by 17 year old Grace McKagan. Yes, the name might sound familiar, she is the daughter of Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES/VELVET REVOLVER/WALKING PAPERS).

In addition to Grace, the band features Keenan Bevens and Trent Peltz and they have recently released their infectiously catchy 6 song EP, Say L’or Venus which is available on iTunes here.  Grace’s vocals remind me of a blend of Debbie Harry, Kim Wilde and modern day Taylor Momsen. She brings out such a fun flirty side to her music. It is charismatic, edgy and invigorating.

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The EP starts right off with my favorite song, Googlie Eyes and I love the attitude in this song and it’s fun spirited bounce. You immediately fall in love with Grace’s voice and then you are taken right into Dream Boy which delivers a smitten kitten vibe. You can’t  help but move when you are listening to the EP and even more so when Foxy Feline comes on. Check out the video for it here:

Grace can bring such a maturity and depth of emotion to her voice as she does in the edgy mysterious Cruella song which is another one of my faves. It is such a creative track that has a very Jefferson Airplane – Go Ask Alice vibe. It is swirling with atmosphere and tones that take you on a magical journey. Meet You At the Moon has a catchy chorus and once again Grace displays that flirty attitude in her voice as you can’t help but be drawn to her. The EP wraps up with Bratty Attitude and this is one bad ass track and I love the organic nature of the song. It brings out their youthful vibe and is definitely soon to be an anthem for the young! You are full on with energy and ready to listen to the EP all over again. What is nice about the Pink Slips is, that their music is youthful, yet has the maturity that will also attract 40-somethings who long for new music that delivers the passion of the songs from their own youth.

Quite an impressive EP and I hope you get a chance to pick up this musical gem. It will bring your emotions to life, have you dancing around and feel so alive with energy. I am hoping they will tour in support of the EP because I can only imagine the adrenaline of these three live!

We will see if we can bring you an interview with them soon.  For now, make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Photo Credit: Lizzy Cupcake

Photo Credit: Lizzy Cupcake

Here we are on the release day of Sebastian Bach’s new album, “GIVE ‘EM HELL” which is out on Frontier Records. We have already shared with you the amazingly creative comic book style lyric video for Taking Back Tomorrow and the steamy music video for Temptation. How about another video release today?  Sebastian released the video for “All My Friends are Dead“. Check it out here:

 

You have to make sure to pick up the new album which is full of the undeniable powerful vocals of Sebastian’s, smoking guitar solos, fierce heavy hard rock with metal edge that is addictive. The album is produced, mixed and recorded by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Alice Cooper) and mastered by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, Seether), GIVE ‘EM HELL features writing and playing by very special friends and guest stars: Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, Guns N’ Roses), John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol).  Rounding up the lineup on the album are Devin Bronson on guitars and Bobby Jarzombek on drums. The album truly proves that Sebastian is definitely on top of his game and is here to stay. So pick up your album and get ready to GIVE ‘EM HELL available on iTunes and Amazon here.

In other Bach related news, Sebastian will appear on the ABC reality competition “Sing Your Face Off” and premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Saturday, May 31st at 9:00PM. I know I told you that I went down to the taping of the show and it is awesome, Sebastian is truly the highlight of the show! So make sure to tune and watch with me as five celebrities competing who will take on the identity of an iconic musical performer. 

 Bach will take to the road for select tour dates around the album’s release and we hope he is coming up to Northern California soon! Here are the dates so far:

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  • 24        New York, NY              BB King’s
  • 25        Sayreville, NJ              Starland Ballroom
  • 26        Columbia, MD             M3 Festival/Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 27        Portland, ME               Asylum

 

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I will leave you with his video for Taking Back Tomororw. The song is just a Killer track off the album and I love the originality in the lyric video with the use of the comic book style. It is well crafted and I love seeing Sebastian in it!

~ Marisol

 

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Photo Credit: Lizzy Cupcake

Photo Credit: Lizzy Cupcake

Photo Credit: Lizzy Cupcake

Everyone has been excited about the new album by Sebastian Bach, Give ‘Em Hell which is due out next week on April 22nd. We have already been enjoying the  new song, Temptation and today Sebastian treats us once again. He has released his lyric video for “Taking Back Tomorrow”. You can call it lyric video but it is quite more creative and similar to a music video. The lyrics are presented in this cool comic book style and it is really bad ass. Check it out here:

 

The graphic novel-inspired lyric video features Bach seamlessly interspersed with comic book-like graphics.  “Taking Back Tomorrow” appears on Bach‘s forthcoming album, GIVE ‘EM HELL.  GIVE ‘EM HELL is due out in North America on April 22nd via Frontiers Records. Fans who pre-order the album now from iTunes will receive instant grat tracks of “Temptation” as well as “Hell Inside My Head.”  The album may also be pre-ordered at Amazon here.  Bach will take to the road for select tour dates around the album’s release and we hope he is coming up to Northern California soon! Here are the dates so far:

 APRIL

  • 24        New York, NY              BB King’s
  • 25        Sayreville, NJ              Starland Ballroom
  • 26        Columbia, MD             M3 Festival/Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 27        Portland, ME               Asylum

 

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I will leave you with his video for Temptation as well. The song is just bad ass is so many ways! This album truly highlights Sebastian’s incomparable and powerful vocals that will have you begging for more. So make sure to follow him on his social media sites to stay up to date!

~ Marisol

 

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If you haven’t heard it yet, you are going to love Sebastian Bach’s  new song  “Temptation“.  Sebastian wrote the song with the amazingly talented John 5 and on bass is the bad ass Duff McKagan. As soon as the song comes on, the blood begins to flow in your veins and then comes in, the ever so addictive vocals of Sebastian that I can’t get enough of! Guitars are straight up rock and roll, bitchin chorus and continues to deliver high energy from start to finish.

“Temptation” is off Sebastian’s upcoming album, “Give Em Hell” which is set for an April 22nd release through Frontier Records and it promises to be one of the best albums of 2014. It is going to be amazing and he has some great talent working on this one! He is working with Duff McKagan, John 5 and Steve Stevens as well as Devin Bronson on guitars and Bobby Jarzombek on drums.

Sebastian explains more about this album, I am happy to say we have completed the drums and most of the bass guitar for the new record. It is a pleasure to write songs with Duff, Steve, Bob, and Devin. The album will be mastered by Tom Baker who has mastered my last three albums. This CD will be balls-out, in-your-face high-energy rock ‘n roll which just so happens to be my favorite style of music. I look forward to releasing the record and playing these songs live for you all in 2014!

Check out the new video for Temptation here:

 

We had the pleasure of watching Sebastian Bach as he was the host of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards last year. We even featured our recipe for “Sebastian Baby Bach Ribs” on our Golden Gods Party Guide and you can check that out here.

Sebastian Baby Bach Ribs

 

So make sure to follow him on his social media sites to stay up to date!

~ Marisol

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Photo Credit: Lizzy Gonzalez

Photo Credit: Lizzy Gonzalez

Just yesterday I shared with you the link to take a listen to Sebastian Bach‘s new song, “Temptation” which he featured on the Jay Mohr’s Mohr Stories show. Sebastian wrote the song with the amazingly talented John 5 and on bass is the bad ass Duff McKagan. You can read more from that post here.

Today, I want to share with you the links to get your pre-order in and the track listing for the album. The release date has been set for  April 22nd North American release via label home Frontiers Records.  This is definitely one you want to mark your calendars for and get your pre-order in. GIVE ‘EM HELL can be pre-ordered on iTunes here and on Amazon here.  Fans who pre-order from iTunes will be able to get the first taste of new music as the pre-order includes an instant download of the song “Hell Inside My Head”, a classic loud and heavy rocker from Bach.

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I have been so excited to hear this album as it has been described as an amazing must have album. Sebastian explains more about it, “I could not be more proud of the new CD, GIVE ‘EM HELL. As a rock music fan myself, I listen to it every single day. As a musician, I honestly feel like I have reached a new level of album recording. As an audiophile, I could not be more blown away by the sound!  The production and mastering sound so good that it’s perfect to show off your high-end stereo system. Ever since my first record SKID ROW on through SLAVE TO THE GRIND up to KICKING & SCREAMING and ANGEL DOWN, I have always been concerned, first and foremost, with making quality records for my fans.  And I can honestly say that GIVE ‘EM HELL meets or even exceeds the standards set by some of the records I have put out in the past.  I can’t wait for you all to hear this record!  Let’s GIVE ‘EM HELL in 2014 Mother Truckers!”

The track listing for the album is as follows:

  • 1.    Hell Inside My Head
  • 2.    Harmony
  • 3.    All My Friends Are Dead
  • 4.    Temptation
  • 5.    Push Away
  • 6.    Dominator
  • 7.    Had Enough
  • 8.    Gun To A Knife Fight
  • 9.    Rock N’ Roll Is A Vicious Game
  • 10.  Taking Back Tomorrow
  • 11.  Disengaged
  • 12.  Forget You

 

This album not only has the iconic rock superstar Sebastian but quite a bit of amazing talent working on it as well. Produced, mixed and recorded by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Alice Cooper) and mastered by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, Seether), GIVE ‘EM HELL features writing and playing by very special friends and guest stars: Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, Guns N’ Roses), John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol).  Rounding up the lineup on the album are Devin Bronson on guitars and Bobby Jarzombek on drums.

So let’s join Sebastian Bach and  “Give Em Hell” and get your pre-orders!

~ Marisol

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I have been anxiously awaiting new music by one of my all time faves, Sebastian Bach and my prayers have been answered…. through the power of the Jay Mohr show.   Sebastian released the brand new song, “Temptation”  on the Jay Mohr’s Mohr Stories yesterday.  You can head over to Itunes here and check it out. Sebastian wrote the song with the amazingly talented John 5 and on bass is the bad ass Duff McKagan.

As soon as the song comes on, the blood begins to flow in your veins and then comes in, the ever so addictive vocals of Sebastian that I can’t get enough of! Guitars are straight up rock and roll, bitchin chorus and continues to deliver high energy from start to finish.

“Temptation” is off Sebastian’s upcoming album, “Give Em Hell” which is set for an April 22nd release through Frontier Records and it promises to be one of the best albums of 2014. It is going to be amazing and he has some great talent working on this one! He is working with Duff McKagan, John 5 and Steve Stevens as well as Devin Bronson on guitars and Bobby Jarzombek on drums.

Sebastian explains more about this album, I am happy to say we have completed the drums and most of the bass guitar for the new record. It is a pleasure to write songs with Duff, Steve, Bob, and Devin. The album will be mastered by Tom Baker who has mastered my last three albums. This CD will be balls-out, in-your-face high-energy rock ‘n roll which just so happens to be my favorite style of music. I look forward to releasing the record and playing these songs live for you all in 2014!

Now to get you all excited about some new music from Sebastian Bach,  make sure to check out this video for ‘Big Guns” which is off of his recent Live CD/DVD package ABACHALYPSE NOW and was released last March.

 

We had the pleasure of watching Sebastian Bach as he was the host of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards last year. We even featured our recipe for “Sebastian Baby Bach Ribs” on our Golden Gods Party Guide and you can check that out here.

Sebastian Baby Bach Ribs

 

So make sure to head over to Sebastian’s website and pick up your copy of ABACHALYPSE NOW and follow him on his social media sites to stay up to date!

~ Marisol

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Photo Credits: Rockin Ryan Uproar 2013 Mtn View, CA

Photo Credits: Rockin Ryan
Uproar 2013 Mtn View, CA

Photo Credits: Rockin Ryan Uproar 2013 Mtn View, CA

Photo Credits: Rockin Ryan
Uproar 2013 Mtn View, CA

One of my SPECTACULAR ALL TIME FAVORITE bassists is feeling under the weather!! Duff McKagan is reported to be recovering from pneumonia. As you know, Duff has been very busy touring with his band, Walking Papers this past year. Their tour took them not only across the country, but worldwide.

Walking Papers finished the year off by playing to a sold out crowd on New Year’s Eve at the Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle,  WA.  What an amazing year for them, but I am sure along with that extensive touring, it can take a toll on you.  Earlier today, Duff’s amazingly talented and beautiful wife, Susan took to Twitter and asked for well wishes for her hubby who is home with pneumonia.

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So, now it up to all of us, send Duff our best wishes for a full recovery! So please send out good vibes and well wishes to Duff!  Also make sure to visit the Waking Papers’ website which has their vinyl now available!! I love the clarity and sound of  Vinyls and it has double 12″ clear vinyls and includes digital download. You can pick it up here. 

For now, I am going to send Duff a Get Well Tweet and crank up some Walking Papers! Check out the awesome tribute video Rockin Ryan made for Walking Papers here:

 

~ Marisol

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Photo Credits: Rockin Ryan Uproar 2013 Mtn View, CA

Photo Credits: Rockin Ryan
Uproar 2013 Mtn View, CA

I remember the first time I ever saw Sebastian Bach. He was with Skid Row (who are we kidding… HE IS SKID ROW, anyway back to the story!!!) and they were the opening act for Aerosmith at the Cow Palace in Daly City (near San Francisco) and it was 1989. I had waited in line since 7 am with about another 100 crazy Aerosmith fans just so we could be up front and on the rail.  It was amazing because as I was front and center ready to watch Aerosmith, I didn’t know that I was about to meet what soon became one of my all time favorite bands…..  Skid Row came out and Sebastian Bach just had everyone on their feet and READY TO ROCK!! The crowd was rushing up front at the first song… Yes, security was even yelling….. GET BACK or should I say…. GET BACH!!!! Ok, seriously it was intense, I knew that this young kid was soon going to take over the rock and roll world.

Fast forward to today and Sebastian Bach continues to KICK ASS with his rock and he has continued to take over the rock and roll world! In addition, he has expanded his singer/songrwriter career to include actor/entertainer . Sebastian has been hard at work on his new album which is set to release in the spring of 2014 through Frontiers Records. This album is going to be amazing and he has some great talent working on this one! He is working with Duff McKagan, John 5 and Steve Stevens as well as Devin Bronson on guitars and Bobby Jarzombek on drums.

Sebastian explains more about this album, “I am happy to say we have completed the drums and most of the bass guitar for the new record. It is a pleasure to write songs with Duff, Steve, Bob, and Devin. The album will be mastered by Tom Baker who has mastered my last three albums. This CD will be balls-out, in-your-face high-energy rock ‘n roll which just so happens to be my favorite style of music. I look forward to releasing the record and playing these songs live for you all in 2014!

Now to get you all excited about some new music from Sebastian Bach,  make sure to check out this video for ‘Big Guns” which is off of his recent Live CD/DVD package ABACHALYPSE NOW and was released last March.

We had the pleasure of watching Sebastian Bach as he was the host of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards earlier this year. We even featured our recipe for “Sebastian Baby Bach Ribs” on our Golden Gods Party Guide and you can check that out here.  

Sebastian Baby Bach Ribs

So make sure to head over to Sebastian’s website and pick up your copy of ABACHALYPSE NOW and follow him on his social media sites to stay up to date!

~ Marisol

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