HOOKERS & BLOW, the legendary project formed by longtime Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, recently hit the studio to record a covers album that will be released later this year via Golden Robot Records.
Now the band have now dropped their third single, an emotive version of David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’that truly and respectfully holds a candle up to the original.
Guitarist Alex Grossi comments, “’Ziggy Stardust‘ has been in the Hookers & Blow live set since our very first show 17 years ago. We are really happy that we were able to capture the vibe of the way we do it live in the studio.”
The first single that hit our ears was an inspired cover of the Eddie Money classic ‘Shakin’. ‘Shakin’ finally saw the undeniable talent of HOOKERS & BLOW shine through on their debut single. HOOKERS & BLOW delivered the track with all the soul, honesty and depth of the original but in their own fashion, dripping with immaculate musicianship and flawless vocals.
New York City is known for a lot of things, but to some it’s the home of Rock ‘n’ Roll. A fiery Rock scene that spawned bands such as Kiss, The New York Dolls,The Strokes, The Ramones, Living Colour and The Velvet Underground. But it wasn’t just the bands, it is also about the iconic venues such as CBGB’s, Fillmore East, The Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom.
Now also hailing from New York City, a brand-new chapter in the NYC rock ‘n’ roll story, we bring you PSSR!
PSSR are fronted by the charismatic Eric J, on vocals and guitar, featuring superstar Guns N’ Roses drummer Frank “Thunderchucker” Ferrer, steady rocking bassist Brett Bass(Greg Allman), and all tied up by journeyman lead guitarist/producer Rob Bailey (everyone from Delta Goodrem to David Johansen) and are true to the tradition of what NYC Rock is all about.
PSSR have unleashed 2 smashing singles ‘Busted’ and ‘Push’ and a third, ‘Last Time’, will drop late July.
“‘Busted’ is one of those songs that covers a little social commentary about game players that perhaps don’t really play fair or at least don’t consider the consequence of some of their actions; women, drugs, police, lies? A little self-awareness could keep you out of trouble. Because in the end all we have is are self to blame if things go wrong and our self to credit when it goes right!’’ Eric Jakobssen (Vocals / Guitar)
‘Push’ is also a track that encompasses what we all love about Rock ‘n’ Roll. Crunchy guitars, addictive hooks and of course, that New York City swagger.
“A funky song about a funky topic. This is a story about a guy who was getting it from two sides. A pushy pusher and a pushy partner both add up to a waste of time.” – Rob Bailey (Guitar)
Take note fans of AC/DC, Aerosmith, Motorhead and The Stooges; PSSR has got your back!
When was the last time you had a good time? 2020 has had its share of ups and downs but PSSR are more than happy to show you the biggest party of your lifetime and there is more good time Rock ‘n’ Roll tunes coming soon!
Fresh for Christmas is the lead single from PSSR entitled ‘Busted’ (featuring Ferrer’s Guns N’ Roses band mate Richard Fortus on guitar) and introduces the band with tough defiant lyrics and vocals over a gritty NYC rock backdrop. PSSR are ready to go and excited to be joining the rough and ready roster of Golden Robot Records, heavy and hard rock kindred spirits!
“Busted is one of those songs that covers a little social commentary about game players that perhaps don’t really play fair or at least don’t consider the consequence of some of their actions; women, drugs, police, lies? A little self-awareness could keep you out of trouble. Because in the end all we have is are self to blame if things go wrong and our self to credit when it goes right!’’ (vox, guitar).- Eric Jakobssen
PSSR are fronted by the charismatic Eric J, on vocals and guitar, featuring superstar Guns N’ Roses drummer Frank “Thunderchucker” Ferrer, steady rocking bassist Brett Bass (Greg Allman), and all tied up by journeyman lead guitarist/producer Rob Bailey (everyone from Delta Goodrem to David Johansen) and are true to the tradition of what NYC Rock is all about.
Mark Alexander-Erber (President & Founder of Golden Robot Global Entertainment) commented: “Having a few bands now with connections to Guns N’ Roses, through Dizzy Reed and Gilby Clarke, it made perfect sense to sign PSSR to Golden Robot. I love their rock style and total disregard for the norm, with Frank on drums and Eric and Rob doing their thing, I feel PSSR is going to quickly find fans not only in the GNR camp but for lovers of real rock n roll, stay tuned as their songs are killer”.
Take note fans of AC/DC, Aerosmith, Motorhead and The Stooges, PSSR are happy to show you the biggest party of your lifetime!
On September 7th, the former GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal performed Paul McCartney, IRON MAIDEN, KISS and GUNS N’ ROSES classics on his solo acoustic concert at the Twice Café in Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan.
Former GUNS N’ ROSES and current ART OF ANARCHY guitarist, vocalist, and producer RON “BUMBLEFOOT” THAL has signed a deal with EMP LABEL GROUP who will re-release his epic 2015 independent solo release “Little Brother Is Watching” on CD and vinyl DOUBLE LP August 25th, 2017.
“Little Brother Is Watching” is an eccentric, upbeat collection of epic, modern rock with haunting melodies, huge choruses and witty lyrics about life in the digital age and beyond, specifically, Thal’s own life and coming to terms with what we all face – beginnings, endings, and moving on. The album was composed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Bumblefoot at his studio in New Jersey, and includes a crowd of 100 fans stomping, chanting and singing backing vocals recorded at a listening party in New York. The day after its initial release, the album went as high as #4 on the Amazon.com Rock charts in Europe.
The album features the singles “Little Brother is Watching” and the epic “Don’t Know Who To Pray To Anymore”, with a video filmed in three countries with 12 sets and 50 actors, including the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the Fortress of Klis and Diocletian Palace in Croatia, and being granted exclusive access to ancient Roman ruins by the Jordanian border with the distinction of being the only music video to ever have been shot there.
“Little Brother is Watching” Music Video:
“Don’t Know Who To Pray To Anymore” Music Video:
EMP LABEL GROUP’s Thom Hazaert says of the collaboration, “Myself and Ron have been working together for years now, even pre-EMP, through the original release of Little Brother, and discussing various scenarios for a wider retail release. Obviously, Ron and David (Ellefson) have a great relationship, and eventually the stars aligned and we are extremely proud to welcome Bumblefoot to the EMP family!”
Thal echoes those sentiments. “A great pleasure to officially join the EMP family! We’re starting off with the vinyl release of the Bumblefoot Little Brother album, and we’ll grow from there. Looking forward to a bright future together.”
Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal is an award-winning Multi-instrumentalist, Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer and World-renowned Guitar virtuoso, with over 20 years of releasing music, playing international festivals and headlining tours, and gracing magazine covers as a solo artist. As lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses (2006 – 2014) Bumblefoot toured sold-out shows all over the world, headlining festivals with crowds up to 150,000. Bumblefoot’s unique ‘fretless guitar’ can be heard throughout GNR’s 2008 Chinese Democracy album and the 2012 concert DVD Appetite For Democracy.
Bumblefoot is also a founding member of rock group Art Of Anarchy (featuring vocalist Scott Stapp and Disturbed bassist John Moyer), whose latest album The Madness landed in the Top20’s at Rock radio and #2 at Billboard’s Heatseeker chart earlier this year.
Thal is also an accomplished composer whose music is often heard in TV, film and videogames including the theme song to VH1’s “That Metal Show” and the film score to the horror movie “The Evangelist” (released May 2017). Bumblefoot also works with U.S. Embassies around the world on cross-cultural music programs, has his own line of award-winning hot sauces, and works with dozens of international charities visiting orphanages and children’s hospitals around the world with guitar in hand.
Italy, Turin based rockers DOBERMANN have released a lyric video, featuring former GUNS N ROSES guitarist BUMBLEFOOT on lead guitar.
‘Radioactive’ is the second single of their new album ‘Pure breed’, produced by renowned Guano Apes and H Blockx producer Fabio Trentini, which was released in march 2017 via Wild Mondays Music/Horus Music UK.
Watch ‘Radioactive’ here:
Also check out the Official Video for the title track ‘Pure Breed’: