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Please allow me to introduce to you from the gutters of Sunset Strip and Hollywood a 5 piece who eat, breathe, and sleep sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll and rebellion known as the Middle Finger Mob. We have been doing Fresh Blood here at Hard Rock Hideout since January and MFM is easily one of the best bands we’ve previewed so far. Imagine if Lemmy (Motorhead) and Mike Ness (Social Distortion) formed a gutter/sleaze rock band with catchy songs and riffs, memorable hooks and fast melodic stylish solo’s and maybe you will get the picture of where MFM is coming from.
Made up of Freekshow (vocals), Shawn Smash (guitars and vocals), D.J. Cruise (bass), Danny “Boy” Virus (drums) and Lenka Danger (background vocals) MFM has been together less than a year and already established quite a following not only in L.A. but nationwide. On their debut album “Songs of Life, Sex, & Death” MFM share their experiences of life in not so glamorous Hollywood with songs like “Doing Time”, “Love Song”, “Save A Place In Heaven” written for Traci Michaels of Peppermint Creeps who passed away late last year, “I Don’t Miss You”, & “Rock ‘N Roll Outlaw”, just to name a few. With Freekshow and Shawn trading and sharing vocals while D.J. and Danny Boy lock in perfectly along side each other and beat you utterly senseless on bass and drums respectively any fan of great hard rock would be in heaven but when you add the glue that holds everything together with Lenka’s background vocals MFM reaches damn near perfection.
You can check out Middle Finger Mob at www.myspace.com/middlefingermobband and middlefingermob.webs.com/home.htm where you can order “Songs of Life, Sex, & Death” for a mere $6.00. Do yourself a favor and check MFM out or you will be missing out on one of the best bands to come along in a very long time.
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Howard Benson Returns As Producer To Follow Up Debut,
Which Sold 5 Million Copies Worldwide
Daughtry unveils the title of its second album Leave This Town (19 Recordings/RCA). Released on July 14, the album once again produced by Howard Benson (All-American Rejects, My Chemical Romance) features a dozen plus songs, including the first single, “No Surprise.”
Chris Daughtry, bassist Josh Paul, drummer Joey Barnes, and guitarists Brian Craddock and Josh Steely recorded Leave This Town in Los Angeles. Much of the album explores the different paths we take in our search for transcendence. “A lot of it is about how leaps of faith can set us free or tie us down, and how we often find heartache when we run from something and redemption when we run toward something,” says Chris Daughtry.
Musically, the album shifts gears smoothly between arena-rock anthems (“No Surprise,” “Ghost of Me”), hushed ballads (“September”), emotional mid-tempos (“Life After You,” “Learned My Lesson”) and country-influenced (“Tennessee Line”).
Leave This Town is Daughtry’s follow-up to its 2006 GRAMMY-nominated debut, which sold 5 million copies worldwide. The eponymous album spawned a trio of #1 songs, was the largest-selling artist release for two years running, and earned multiple wins at the American Music Awards, the World Music Awards and the Billboard Music Awards.