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. […]

Hell’s Club: The Mashup

September 6, 2015 MGP 0

There is a place where all fictional characters meet. Outside of time, outside of all logic, this place is known as HELL’S CLUB. But this club is not safe… Terminator vs. Tony Montana vs. Tom Cruise vs. Carlito Brigante vs. Blade vs. John Travolta vs. Al Pacino vs. Pinhead vs. the Mask vs. Robocop vs. Darth Vader vs. Michael Jackson. Others, too. See who YOU can spot! Other mashups from […]

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 […]

MORE WALKING (AND TALKING) DEAD: PART 1

September 27, 2014 MGP 0

from Wikipedia: Bad Lip Reading (abbreviated as BLR) is a YouTube channel, run by an anonymous individual in the music production business, that spoofs clips from films, TV shows, songs, and political news stories by overdubbing humorous vocal work that matches the lip movements of the targets. Rolling Stone described the channel as “the breakout hit” of the 2012 United States presidential election cycle. The creator declines to identify himself.