Category Archive: For Those About To Rock…

It’s A Very VENOM Christmas!

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 …

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MGP’s 15 Favorite KISS Songs

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 …

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True Survivor – David Hasselhoff

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

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 …

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You’re The One That I Want – Tragedy

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”

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 …

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Scott Ian’s Bloodworks: Walking Dead

Scott Ian of Anthrax hits the set of The Walking Dead and becomes a walker under the direction of Greg Nicotero. See more episodes of Bloodworks here.

I’ll Fight Hell To Hold You – Rodrigo Gonzalez

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 …

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Black Metal Babysitting

Question: “What do Metal Dads do when their kids are bored?” Answer: “THEY CRAFT!”

Christmas with the Devil (Live) – Spinal Tap

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 …

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