Sweet/Lynch, the new collaboration between George Lynch, Michael Sweet, James Lomenzo and Brian Tichy, just released the official lyric video for "September." The song is a tribute to the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. The track is part of the group's debut, due in early 2015.
I guess the saying everything old is new again is true because I've noticed a lot of modern videos copying iconic clips from the 80s and 90s. Now let me say I only know of the pop videos I'm discussing today because they play on repeat constantly at the gym. So I have to hear these songs constantly. Now let me say that I love the video below for "Fancy" because it's based on one of my favorite movies of all time, Clueless. The song is by Iggy Azalea. It's not my taste, but it was basically the biggest song of the summer, so what do I know?
Then there's Ingrid Michaelson's clip for "Girls Chase Boys." It's a remake of the Robert Palmer classic "Simply Irresistible." The song is catchy enough but not really my cup of tea. Still, I guess I appreciate the deference shown to Palmer and the 80s.
When you're talking glam specifically, Bowling for Soup made a video for their song "1985" a few years back. In part of the video, the guys in Bowling For Soup become Theatre of Pain era Motley Crue. I'm going to look at this as flattery and not mockery. So what's the deal? Is everyone just out of new ideas or what?
Mr. Big just released the song "Gotta Love The Ride" from the upcoming album The Stories We Could Tell. The album is due Sept. 30 via Frontiers.
Extreme frontman Gary Cherone recently joined Cheap Trick live on stage and the result was pretty awesome. The guys performed "Surrender" at Boston's House of Blues. You can't go wrong with Cheap Trick!
Today's post comes from regular reader Devin.
I saw Motley Crue and Alice Cooper August 1st at USANA Amphitheater in West Valley Utah. I missed some of Alice Cooper's set because we were late but he put on a really good show for all that I saw. He played "I'm Eighteen," "Under My Wheels," "Poison," "Feed My Frankenstein," "Ballad Of Dwight Fry" and closed with Schools Out" and mixed it with Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall." Really entertaining.
Crue opened with "Saints Of Los Angeles" then went right into "Wild Side" and "Primal Scream." The amps and drum riser I thought were cool as hell. I think Vince sounded good but sounded better in 2011 when I saw them last. A big part of the show came from the Dr. Feelgood album like usual and that was definitely cool. The biggest highlights for me was "Too Fast For Love" and "On With The Show," which is one of my favorite Motley songs. Nikki's speech and "Anarchy In The UK" was probably my favorite part. "Sit down and pretend we're in church" Brotha Sixx!!! My only complaint was the drum solo. I was kinda bummed we didn't get the full thing, but they couldn't do it due to the arena, but some things you can't control. Tommy hung upside down over the stage and was really entertaining. I just didn't like the music he played for it, the dubstep isn't my taste.
Later on came a "Kickstart My Heart" which got everyone pumped back up. They came on for the encore, playing "Home Sweet Home." I heard the guy next to me tell his daughter that he's waited years to see Motley and that this song alone was a dream come true. They got on this stage that rose above the crowd and they played the best version of "Home Sweet Home" I've heard. They showed clips of the bands history on two huge screens. I admit it got emotional for me when the guitar solo hit because I knew it was almost over. I got the chills on the last two verses and ending of the song. My review is probably a bit biased but I don't care. Their music was a huge part of my life and I'm glad I got to see them again. As Vince Neil said to the crowd, "We'll miss you fu%^ers"