What did you miss on Hard Rock Hideout Radio last night? A ton of great music! Last night’s show featured the debut of Kenni DeNile, Debbie Ray, Rock Sugar, Underride & Inside Moves on HRH Radio, plus a bunch of great classic hard rock tunes.
Kenni DeNile – We Are The Young
Ratt – Back To Me
Steve Stevens – Atomic Playboys
Crazy Lixx – Dr. Hollywood
McQueen Street – Money (By Request)
Dirty Penny – If I Were You I’d Hate Me Too
Tora Tora – Dead Man’s Hand
Snowblynd – Dirty Water
Roadstar – If You Say
Tangier – You’re Not The Lovin’ Kind
Coldspell – Straight Things Out
The Wildhearts – The Jackson Whites
Hellcity Glamours – Back To You
Von Groove – Once is Not Enough
Trouble Tribe – Tattoo
Rock Sugar – Don’t Stop the Sandman
Keel – Cherry Lane (By Request)
Dudes of Wrath – Shocker
Maylene & The Sons of Disaster – Old Iron Hills
Saliva – Southern Girls
Razorbliss – The Mark You Leave
Like A Storm – Chemical Infatuation
Sin City Sinners – Numb
Underride – Candy Girl (By Request)
Tarsha – Second Life
The Wildhearts – You Are Proof Not All Women Are Insane (Random Pick of the Week)
Ammotrack – A Bigger Bang
Twenty 4 Seven – Dead Man Shoes
Shakra – Ashes to Ashes
Sister Sin – One Out of Ten
Debbie Ray – Road Dog Souls
American Dog – Cat Has Got You By the Tongue
Eden’s Curse – Just Like Judas
Inside Moves – Steal The Sky
KEEL – No More Lonely Nights
W.E.T. – Comes Down Like Rain
KISS – Say Yeah
Y&T – Don’t Stop Runnin’
The Wildhearts – You Took The Sunshine From New York (Random Pick of the Week)
Danger Danger – Keep on Keepin’ On
The next Hard Rock Hideout Radio show will be on Wednesday February 10th, and will feature new music from Dokken, VAIN & more. Tune in week from 10 P.M. – 1 A.M. EST (9 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. CST) on Amarillo’s KACV FM 90, or online at www.kacvfm.org.
Sex. Drugs. Rock and roll. That’s what the music we love is all about…or at least was all about. From Led Zeppelin and the infamous mud shark story to Def Leppard having groupies beneath their stage to all the drugs and alcohol ingested by Nikki Sixx alone, the days of true rock and roll debauchery are disappearing. Somewhere between grunge and now, these notorious ingredients seemed to have slipped out of the rock and roll recipe one by one.
These days, bands still like to sing about sleeping around and downing a bottle of Jack Daniels, but I certainly haven’t witnessed any of it happening. I’ve been backstage at quite a few shows and I haven’t seen any of the legendary debauchery that rock and roll is so well known for. And for the record, I didn’t get backstage by getting on my knees; I either lucked out or knew someone who was nice enough to hook me up. It’s honestly quite shocking how tame backstage really is. Aside from my Dave Navarro incident (which really wasn’t that crazy), I have yet to see anything really, really crazy go down after a show. I’ve even been backstage at a Motley Crue show and…NOTHING.
Why such a drastic decline in after show indulgence? Perhaps a lot of these rock stars are older and wiser and know better now. Or maybe it’s that we live in a more health conscience world and rock stars want to take better care of themselves. I mean, not all of them can be like Keith Richards, right? It could be that with the birth of the internet and cell phone cameras, rock stars are afraid that actual evidence/footage of their debauchery could be spread to millions with the just a click of a button. Perhaps it’s because rock stars, old and new, are recovering addicts. Or maybe these newfangled rock stars know that there’s NO WAY they could ever live up to the likes of Motley Crue or Led Zeppelin, so why even bother? Or maybe I’ve been backstage at the wrong shows at the wrong times. Or maybe I’m just stupid and blind.
Don’t get me wrong. I am well aware that the rock stars of today drink and do drugs and sleep with hundreds of women, but it just doesn’t seem to be as in your face as it used to be. Back in the day, I envisioned liquor flowing freely, half naked groupies running around and servicing roadies, and rock stars snorting coke off of the asses of strippers in front of god and everyone. Today, it’s either not happening or it’s happening behind closed, locked and protected doors. The only current band I’ve heard any bad stories about is Hinder, but I’ve never been backstage at one of their shows so I can neither confirm nor deny those rumors.
Years go by and times change. I suppose sex, drugs and rock and roll couldn’t sustain themselves at full throttle forever. They were bound to shift back down to first gear at some point. So will debauchery continue to decline? Or will it make a resurgence in the next few years?
Check out the latest video from Chickenfoot, “Get It Up”.
Slash posted the following on his blog tonight:
Hey, how is everybody? Things are ramping up towards the release of my solo record, there’s a lot of cool shit going on. But, more importantly, there is the George Lopez’s “Help Haiti Benefit” show at the Nokia Theater tomorrow night. I am performing a couple songs with Beth Hart. Who, if you are not familiar with her is a 1st rate blues/R&R singer/song writer. But go to click here for the list of special guests & click here to get tickets. Raising cash for devastated Haiti has to be at the forefront of everybody’s minds right now & will need to be for some time so we can help them rebuild.
On another note, Ernie Ball, Guitar Center & I have a couple new campaigns, the details of which are at ernieball.com & yournextrecord.com. I’m really into the idea of inspiring young guitar players & discovering new talented R&R bands & unleashing them unto the world. Up & coming Rock & Roll talent is getting largely overlooked in the business these days & I want to change that.
Also, I want to announce that Myles Kennedy is going to be fronting the band for the upcoming tour. Something I’m really stoked about. Myles sang a killer track on the record & I think he is by far one of the best Rock & Roll singers out there today. I’m really honored & proud to be working with him. I will announce the other band members shortly.
Lastly, we’re starting to route the tour. I want all my fans to follow me on Twitter & tell me what city/country they’re from & to tell all their friends & family in that city/country, who are fans, to do the same. I want to get a really good idea on where my fans are, even the obvious major cities & focus the tour around that. So if you’re from Alaska or Zimbabwe or anywhere in between I want to hear from you. Follow me at Twitter.com/slashhudson
That’s it, I’m excited about the new record & about the band I’m putting together for the tour. I’ve been jamming around town with everybody & their brother for the last year & I can’t wait to get out & do my own show finally. It’s going to be a gas. See you soon, Slash iiii|; ),