It’s A Very VENOM Christmas!

December 23, 2015 MGP 0

Venom causing havoc on Amanda Redington’s Monsters of Rock show. Aired on Sky Channel, Christmas 1985. A fun bit about this program from Mick Wall’s book, Getcha Rocks Off: Sex & Excess. Bust-Ups & Binges. Life & Death on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Road… The other unforeseen benefit of writing for Kerrang! was that it led, in 1985, to my presenting a weekly rock show on the fledgling Sky channel. […]

MGP’s 15 Favorite KISS Songs

November 21, 2015 MGP 0

While there are MANY favorites, I feel that these are the ones (listed here in chronological order) that truly hold up for me through the years. And not all of these were “hits.” In fact, some of them were hardly even on the radar for most. But, as any long-standing KISS fan knows, this is a band that isn’t consistently in fashion with the masses and has had its periods […]

True Survivor – David Hasselhoff

April 17, 2015 MGP 0

Kickstarter Sensation Kung Fury ready to #TakeHoff as 80’s icon David Hasselhoff performs the lead track ’TRUE SURVIVOR’… whatever THAT means! My god, just click PLAY!

Class Dismissed! – School Disruptions in Rock Videos

April 7, 2015 MGP 0

There’s been a long history (or at least since 1979) of bands using the premise of invading the high school, rockin’ with the kids, and scaring the teachers in music videos. And since we’re slowly nearing the end of another school year, here’s a look through the last 35+ years of having fun at the expense of underpaid educators.

You’re The One That I Want – Tragedy

March 7, 2015 MGP 0

The flamboyant band, Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond, recorded a heavy metal cover of the classic “You’re the One That I Want,” the 1978 duet between John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Grease. It’s electrifying!

MGP on “Music From The Elder”

December 31, 2014 MGP 0

Above is a one-man cover of one of my favorite KISS songs (“Under The Rose”), albeit a somewhat obscure one to most. For those interested in brushing up on their KISStory, the original version of the track is the first we hear of a Gene Simmons / Eric Carr collaboration on vinyl, with Carr on drums, backing vocals, and acoustic guitar. It was Eric’s first record with KISS and no […]

I’ll Fight Hell To Hold You – Rodrigo Gonzalez

April 17, 2014 MGP 0

from Wikipedia: González became friends with the Die Ärzte drummer, Bela B., when they sang a KISS song together in a bar while drunk. González was also a member of the so-called ‘KISS Army’… He covered the KISS song “I’ll Fight Hell to Hold You” in 2001, turning it into a disco track and singing in the Bee Gees style.

Christmas with the Devil (Live) – Spinal Tap

December 16, 2013 MGP 0

The elves are dressed in leather And the angels are in chains The sugar plums are rancid And the stockings are in flames There’s a demon in my belly And a gremlin in my brain There’s someone up the chimney hole And Satan is his name The rats ate all the presents And the reindeer ran away There’ll be no Father Christmas ‘Cause it’s Evil’s holiday No bells in Hell […]

Friday The 13th: A New Beginning – Demon Remix

June 18, 2013 MGP 0

For those with an equal if not excessive knowledge to mine on all things Friday The 13th, this “remix” of the outhouse scene in Part V with Demon and his main squeeze, Anita is not to be missed. Apparently, Reggie isn’t the only reckless one in the family as his older brother — part Prince, part Michael Jackson, and with a dash of Earth, Wind and Fire, too — steps […]