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Bang Tango Release Theatrical Trailer 

Bang Tango will release a documentary about the band's history later this year. The film is being produced by Drew Fortier and is simply titled The Bang Tango Movie. Like you would expect, the documentary will feature interviews with current and original Bang Tango members. There will be concert and some "back-in-the-day" footage as well.

The band's most recent album is Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt. The making of that album is a large part of the documentary. I'm looking forward to this. Here's the trailer:

Reader Comments (6)

Sounds like a massive rip-off of the Anvil movie...
September 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFish
I cannot wait to see this. Bang Tango is a favorite of mine.
September 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterreptileblvd
This actually looks pretty cool. Much better than I expected. It would be AWESOME to see an original reunion, however the current lineup is damn good!
September 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I was just thinking about these guyz as I rank their classic, "Someone Like You", from their equally classic debut album, 1989's "Psycho Cafe", as one of "The Top 100 Greatest Hair Metal Songs of All Time".

If you thought Leste's voice was kinda trashed back then, I assure you, it's completely shot now, though that duzn't take away from his place in Rock History no more than Don Dokken's long gone vox should deprive him of his spot either, except the only difference there is the fact that Dokken could actually sing, and quite well, I might add, back in the day. This harsh reality was all on full display at M3, where both Bang Tango and Dokken performed to very little fanfare this past Summer.

Leste is perhaps the best known of a handful of "singers", more like "screamers", of the 80's who took Steven Tyler's occasional growl and turned it into a "voice", sometimes to great effect (i.e. "Someone Like You").

Despite all my nitpicks about Leste, there's no taking away from the fact that the dude can ROCK and by all appearances, seems like an all around nice guy. How do I know this? Well, I had the pleasure of buyin' the man a drink and talkin' to him for around 20 minutes at the bar in the top deck aft disco of the cruise ship "Poesia" on the concluding night of The First Annual Monsters of Rock Cruise earlier this year.

He was fully engaged in this conversation, despite hot chicks hovering around us like piranhas (Oh, it pays to be a Rockstar -- even an aging one), because I was telling him a story to which he wished to add something quite shocking (at least for me). I was telling him about the historic night in 1990 when I saw Bang Tango play Limelight in NYC when Slash joined 'em on stage for 3 songs (he also jumped on for a couple with opener, Gin Gypsy).

And he then proceeded to tell me that was the same night when MCA told him they were cutting Bang Tango loose. It was here that the conversation got interesting, because he was intent on continuing it, actually physically, though gently, pushing this one particularly persistent piranha away long enough to finish it.

We exchanged theories on it all and I expressed to him how ironic it was that here was Slash, perhaps the most highly regarded guitarist of the moment, giving his resounding endorsement of Bang Tango, and they get let go. He asked my name and then bought me a drink!

Now, what duz that tell ya 'bout the dude. Before I left him to the piranhas, I bought them all drinks but then made my exit. I thanked him and wishing him luck, rolling my eyes toward the piranhas. Leste said, "Thanks, Metalboy!", laffing as we shook hands.

I took off after a group of ex-strippers. Because, in the words of Deep Purple -- "It's not the kill, it's the thrill of the chase".

p.s. Hope to see y'all on The Monsters of Rock Cruise in 2012! Bang Tango is onboard, as well as Cinderella, Saxon (!), Kix, L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat, Stryper, Lynch Mob, London Quireboys, Arcade (Stephen Pearcy), Dangerous Toys, TNT, Alcatrazz (with Graham Bonnet!), Keel, Black 'n Blue, Jailhouse (!), Femme Fatale, Vixen, John Corabi (The Scream, Crüe), Ted Poley (Danger Danger), Rhino Bucket and Helix, as well as other acts such as folk rockers, Tesla, Nelson, the new Great White and Queenswrong.
September 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Oh, and XYZ and TNT are on MORC, too!
September 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Wait, I already said TNT! I almost forgot, or tried to forget Y&T. Sorry 'bout that (forgettin' and tryin' to forget 'em). I do rather like "Contagious", however, their perfect L.A. Style Hair Metal tune I easily place in my Top 100.

In the meantime, I'm dyin' to see the Bang Tango doc. Kudos to Leste and the rest of the band for doing it. I predict it will be very revealing and will have some crazy stuff in it like that fateful night at Limelight. And lots of Piranhas.
September 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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