Nikki Sixx’s new band, Sixx: A.M., have released the second track, “Pray for Me,” from The Heroin Diaries album at www.myspace.com/theheroindiaries in support of the upcoming release of the soundtrack on August 21st with the book to follow for release on September 21st.
Also Nikki just released the first clip in a new video podcast series for The Heroin Diaries. Check out Nikki speaking on what it was like to transform his diary entries into music:
Brandi C. from VH1’s “Rock of Love” has been busy since the show wrapped — shooting a porn flick! Brandi, or as she’s named on babygotboobs.com, “Brittany,” went straight from filming Brett Michaels’ show — to shooting a threesome. That’s a busy girl!
According to her MySpace page, the busty blonde recently walked the red carpet for the first time. She was as relaxed in front of the cameras with her clothes on … as she is with them off!
Bret Michaels was pissed when he heard he missed out on a threesome with one of his reality show contestants — but Brandi tells TMZ she doesn’t do them all the time. Riiiiiight.
TMZ spotted the babygotboobs.com star, aka “Brittany,” with “Rock of Love” co-star Heather on Robertson Blvd., shopping for some paparazzi attention. Without being asked, Brandi admitted she was the video vixen, saying, “It was just a one time deal … I just wanted to try it out, see what it’s all about … it was an exciting, fun time, but it’s done.”
Nothin’ but a good time here!
Courtesy of TMZ.com
I must admit that Hell to Pay gives me a small glimmer of hope for Dokken’s up and coming 2007 release, Lightning Strikes Again.
The sound on Hell to Pay is far more subdued that the band’s previous efforts with Lynch and Pilson. There are a few rockers on this disc, but you have to sift through the sludge to find them.
Don’t Bring Me Down is a high tempo rocker with plenty of excellent guitar work by Jon Levin. Don Dokken is in fine vocal form here.
Escape is a low to mid-tempo number that has grown on me after repeated listens. It is an above average track
Better Off Before retains the sound of classic Dokken. There is plenty of guitar noodling and crunching bass in this song. Good Stuff!
Still I’m Sad is a cool song with haunting guitars. It is a mid-tempo number that rocks hard.
Hell to Play still has plenty of misses, and mixing seems a little strange to me. Most people by a Dokken record because they want to hear something that rocks. Hell to Pay starts off with a semi mellow song, The Last Goodbye. It has a few rocking moments, but seems like a odd choice to open the disc with. There are several other songs in this vein, Haunted, Care For You, I Surrender, Letter To Home, Can You See. None of these songs are particularly bad, but they don’t rock as hard as they should.
Does this release compare to the George Lynch and Jeff Pilson releases? No, not even close. This isn’t the kind of release that will get your adrenaline pumping. John Levin’s playing is very good, but Hell to Pay suffers from too many low to mid tempo songs, and not enough songs that rock hard.
I think with the right material, the 4 piece unit of Don Dokken, Mick Brown, Barry Sparks and Jon Levin could probably rock pretty hard. Hopefully, their sophomore effort with this lineup is heavier that this one.
Hell to Pay, is an above average release that will appeal to some. Some Dokken fans may want to use this as a frisbee.
Rating: Out of 10
1. The Last Goodbye
2. Don’t Bring Me Down
5. Prozac Nation
6. Care For You
7. Better Off Before
8. Still I’m Sad
9. I Surrender
10. Letter To Home
11. Can You See
12. Care For You (Unplugged)
Another cool band from the land down under, is the band Electric Mary. A cool band that reminds me of Buckcherry somewhat. Judging from the clips I listened to on the band’s myspace page, they won’t be unsigned for long.
Check out the video below: