Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nikki Sixx Sells His Car on EBay

I need another car like I need a hole in my head. And when I say I, I mean we. And when I say we, I really mean my husband. We currently own six cars and one Harley-Davidson. There are two everyday drivers, an old, square body Chevy truck, a Cadillac that's out of commission, a '29 Ford Woody and a '54 Chevy Belair two door hard top. My husband is a bit of a hot rod fanatic.

So when I learned that Nikki Sixx was selling his '71 Chevelle SS 454 convertible on Ebay, I figured we could just add it to our collection. Our next purchase was supposed to be a '67 GTO (for me), but I can make an exception for Nikki's car.

According to the Ebay listing, this was Nikki's every day driver for the past year. It's been totally restored by Red Hills Rods and Choppers Inc. and looks amazing. The winning bidder gets a personalized, autographed copy of Nikki's book, This is Gonna Hurt. If you've got an extra $75,000 lying around, then this gem can be yours. For that kind of money, I'd want Nikki to hand the keys over to me personally and take me for a spin in it.

Whoever ends up owning this badass car is one lucky SOB. Trust me, if I had the money, the auction would have ended as soon as it went up. What an amazing piece of memorabilia. Not only did this muscle car belong to a rock legend, the car itself is a legend. Check out the full listing here. And if anyone would like to buy this for me, I'd be very grateful.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Charm City Devils in Columbus...Finally! you can see I've been quite the slacker on my blog. Sorry! Finally getting into the swing of things and learning how to juggle, life, work and mommy-hood. It took a while, but I'm trying my very best to get back into the blogging world.
And what better way to get back into the saddle of blogging than a good ol' fashioned rock and roll show? Note: The first blog back was going to be about stupid Axl Rose and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame debacle, but I was seriously so irritated and disappointed, that I couldn't even write anything worth while.

This last Sunday, I got my lazy ass out of my sweats and dragged my husband's friend, Mark, to see the Charm City Devils at the Basement. Hubby was watching the little man so I could go out for the night, so Mark volunteered to accompany me on this fine night of rocking. And rock we did.

Back in 2009, my buddy Rob from Hard Rock Hideout told me to check out Charm City Devils before we went to see them at Crue Fest that year (read my Crue Fest review here). I never got around to it but made it a point to check them out at the show. From that moment on, I was hooked. I know I've said it before, but it's not often that opening bands impress me. Charm City Devils blew me away. I've pretty much sweat them from that moment on.
We arrived at the venue and the doors weren't open yet, but we could hear sound check going down. As I was shivering my ass off waiting to go inside, I noticed how very small the crowd was. That, my friends, hurt my heart. There was little to no promotion for this show, as with most shows at this venue, so I don't know why I expected anything else. But if there was ever a band that deserved a huge crowd, it was this one, and I was so bummed it wasn't there for them.

Thankfully, the guys in Charm City Devils didn't let this hinder their performance. It was full throttle right from the beginning, and they certainly made the very best of the situation. They hit the stage with songs off their new album, Sins, including their single "Man of Constant Sorrow." And just like Rob told me I would, I loved the new songs. Sprinkled into their set were also songs from their first album, "Let's Rock N Roll" and a Black Keys cover.
The band was tight and sounded fantastic. John's voice was on point and his banter with the crowd was quite humorous. After the show, the guys hung out for autographs and pictures. As you can see, I didn't miss the opportunity to throw my arms around these dudes for a cheesy shot. And much to my surprise, Jason Heiser (drummer) actually remembered meeting me and my friend at Crue Fest. Talk about impressive.

That says a lot about the integrity of these guys. Not only do they put out some of the best rock and roll out there (better than 98% of the shit you hear on the radio currently), they also care about their fans. They're down to earth  even to their crazy, stalker fans (totally calling myself out here....). Even though there wasn't the crowd that they deserved at the show, they still gave it their all and performed like there were 30,000 people in front of them. I'm already planning a road trip to see them again this summer.

Bottom line: Charm City Devils work hard and they rock hard. And if they come to your town, you'd better get up off your ass and take all your friends to go see them. You never know when you're going to get a chance to see them live (I had to wait three years!), so don't miss the opportunity. And pick up their new album, Sins. You won't regret it. If you don't like it, I'll pay you back...with a punch in the mouth.

For another great review of this show and great live pictures, check out Rob's review at Hard Rock Hideout.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Yes, it's another birthday for my favorite guy, Nikki Sixx. And as always...the offer STILL stands. :) Hope you have a wonderful birthday filled with happiness and love! XOXOXOX

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Owl Stretching

Saigon Kick is one of the most underrated bands of the 90's. I've written about this topic before, so I won't go into depth here. All you need to know is I freaking love Saigon Kick and would've given my first born for a reunion. OK...maybe not my first born because he's super rad and very handsome, but you get the idea.

The closest thing I'm getting to a reunion is Owl Stretching, which consists of Jason Bieler (my personal fave), Chris McLernon and Ricky Sanders. There have been updates on their Facebook page leaving us fans drooling for more info. Something's happening...they're in the studio...there's artwork...I need more now!

And just to tease us a little bit more until their originals are finished, the band posted a newly recorded cover of Saigon Kick's "The Lizard." I wasn't really sure what to expect as far as the sound of the band was concerned, so I was pretty stoked to get a sneak peak on the direction they're headed.

So with great anticipation, I sat on my couch with my laptop and pressed play. Huh...that's weird. I really wasn't expecting that. Yes, I know I said I wasn't sure what to expect, but they totally sucker punched me with that one. Honestly...I could do without all the weird, computer generated, techno, industrial mumbo jumbo that was incorporated. I just wish the entire song sounded more like the chorus. But Jason's voice sounds great and his guitar solo is smokin'.

But do I like the song? I do. I could I not? The original will always be better to me, but I know that's not what Owl Stretching was going for. What would be the point in that? If they would've recorded "The Lizard" like the original, then the band would've been called Saigon Kick and not Owl Stretching, right?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rob Zombie and Clean Clothes

According to and his official movie production blog, Rob Zombie directed...wait for it...a Woolite commercial. Yup, you read that right. I have no idea which person on Woolite's payroll came up with the brilliant idea of involving Rob Zombie in their ad campaign, but that person deserves a raise.

At first glance, you think it's an odd match up, but once you see totally works. It's not just Rob Zombie's signature horror movie goodness; they've incoorporated a nice dose of humor. I love it.

Check it out and see what you think.

As I'm sure you've noticed, I haven't updated this blog lately. My bad. I had a baby, so I've been a wee bit preoccupied trying to raise a very handsome rock star. And if you care to, you can check out the baby blog.

Friday, February 11, 2011

To Hell With Auto-Tune

My friend, Meg, and I were having a conversation the other day about the new season of American Idol. She was telling me how thoroughly impressed she was with Steven Tyler, and I don't mean impressed with his persona on the show; she was impressed with his singing. Meg's not a big rock/classic rock fan. She's more of a pop/rap fan. But Steven Tyler was singing back and forth with a contestant, and he blew her socks off, "He sounded just like he does on the radio." My response to her was, "Yeah, that's because he can REALLY sing."

Yes, Steven Tyler can actually sing. Not only can he sing, but he's also one of the most legendary rock singers ever. I guess you already knew that though, huh? But what the younger generation doesn't know is that most of their beloved "singers" can't actually sing. But these young people think Britney Spears and Taylor Swift can actually sing. You want to know why? Auto-Tune.

While watching That Metal Show a few weeks ago, guest Phil Anselmo brought up an amazing point: when they recorded Cowboys From Hell, Auto-Tune didn't exist. Everything you hear on that album was just them. There was no computer generated voice to make the audience believe Phil could sing (or scream). There were no computer generated instruments backing him up. It was all REAL. Pretty neat concept, huh?

What would today's stars do if they didn't have the luxury of Auto-Tune to save their asses? Back in the day, musicians actually had to have talent in order to make it in the music industry. Do you think Elvis Presley or Jerry Lee Lewis depended on something or someone else to make it sound like they were talented? I think not! Today, any person off the street who can't carry a tune in a bucket can be the next big star as long as they have "the look" and Auto-Tune in the studio.

So why is it now OK and generally accepted for artists (boy, do I use that term loosely) to use Auto-Tune to do all kinds of fancy computer tricks to cover up the fact that they can't sing to save their lives? Sure, maybe Steven Tyler uses Auto-Tune these days to tweak his voice because it was a little flat/sharp here and there, but I seriously doubt he uses it to fix his voice completely because it wasn't even in the right key. Is it so the music industry can make a few extra million off just about anyone?

And what does that mean for the rest of the real musicians out there? Everywhere you look, there are talented bands who don't stand a chance against this bullshit. So they'll sit here unnoticed and watch all the other craptastic bands/singers get the record deal of the century that they don't deserve.

Isn't there at least one person working at a major label that has a soul left? Just one? Sigh....

Saturday, December 11, 2010


It's that time of year again! It's time to celebrate the birth of my idol and the one guy I'm allowed to cheat on my husband with: Nikki Sixx!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday full of happiness and love! And as always....the offer STILL stands. I may be married and knocked up, but I'd still love to have my way with you.

*Photo courtesy of Nikki Sixx's Facebook.