Happy weekend, glam fans!
Last night I received a very intriguing Myspace alert from Kenny Ozz, lead singer of Cincinnati based Drugstore Valentine. On Friday, May 18 Kenny and his clan will perform in the 80s Metal Fest along with the hairband tribute Poser and GnR, a tribute to Guns n' Roses.
I love tribute bands.
In addition to these local musicians, C.C. DeVille of Poison will also be there! Everyone knows how I feel about Poison.
You might recall I've written about Drugstore Valentine before. I don't know how he does it, but Kenny seems to catch every rock show in the tri-state area. I've made some disparaging comments about Mr. Ozz in the past, but no more. It's time for me to eat some crow and give credit where it's due. Kenny Ozz is part of the revolution. Yes, he's bringing back glam. Visit them at www.myspace.com/drugstorevalentine.
The lead singer of GnR actually sounds like Axl Rose. For most of us, a tribute band of the classic formation of Guns n' Roses is about as close as we'll ever get to the real thing. It's not like Chinese Democracy is coming out anytime soon. Add them by visiting www.myspace.com/gnrtributebandrocks.
Back to Poser. This tribute band intrigues me much. I gave them a listen, and they're not too bad. Seems they are based in Columbus so I'm a little surprised I've never heard of them before. Perhaps the best thing about Poser is they feature "American Hairband" by Tuff on their Myspace page. Add Poser by visiting them at www.myspace.com/bighairband.
I love the song "American Hairband" in a very big way. For some crappy reason, the song isn't available through iTunes, but it is the featured track on the Myspace home of Bring Back Glam! For this reason - and to celebrate my new affection for Kenny Ozz and Drugstore Valentine - "American Hairband" is our official song obsession for the week.
Here's a pretty cool video montage of some really great bands set to "American Hairband."