Tag: Jeff Pilson
‘Hair I Go Again’…Two middle aged guys. One lifelong dream. Zero chance in hell (documentary trailer)
'Hair I Go Again', a new film documenting two friends who were once part of a band trying to hit it big back in 1985 and their attempt to reunite and try opening for their Heavy Metal idols on tour is slated for release early this year. Check out the three-and-a-half-minute trailer below.
Film synopsis: "The year was 1985. Thousands of miles away from the sonic debauchery of the Sunset Strip, a group of teenage friends shared aspirations of glam rock grandeur. Rising from the ashes of countless garage jams and taking a page straight out of Hit Parader, a hungry, determined band was ultimately born. Fame and fortune were well within reach, as they toured the skating rink circuit of West Central Florida, but fate intervened and the group unceremoniously imploded... probably over some chick.
"In this humorous-yet-shameless documentary, two longtime friends ultimately realize their mortality and decide to give the dream one last shot. Gone are the long hair, leopard-skin spandex and all-night parties. Only to be replaced, some twenty-five years later, by male-pattern baldness, XXL fashion and the mundane grind of 9-to-5. Their mission: reunite the band and appear as an opening act for their heavy metal idols.
"Their journey will take them cross-country as they seek out (OK, stalk) their musical heroes with the hopes of hearing the words: 'You've got the gig.'
"Countless questions remain. Will they find their long-lost bandmates (particularly the bastards that still owe them money)? Can any of them still hold a tune? And who was that skank that broke up the band in the first place?
"Failure might be their only option."
Directed by Steve McClure credits include Starz Entertainment Group, E! Entertainment Television & Sony Pictures Entertainment. Steve also wrote and produced "The Michelangelo Story", a documentary distributed nationally by Service Merchandise.
After obtaining numerous industry awards for cable television promotion, Steve co-founded Ghost-2-Eleven Entertainment with long-time high school friend, Kyle Kruger. The film was written by Kruger and McClure. As an Associate Producer with EMG, Kyle served under the tutelage of the late, 2-time Academy Award winning Producer John Daly ("Platoon", "The Last Emperor", "The Terminator", "Hoosiers"). "Hair I Go Again" features interviews with many of the most influential musicians and industry professionals in the business of that time, including:
- Frankie Banali (QUIET RIOT)
- Erik Turner and Robert Mason (WARRANT)
- Frank Bello and Joey Belladonna (ANTHRAX)
- Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD)
- Kip Winger (WINGER)
- Oz Fox (STRYPER)
- Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE)
- Jack Russell (GREAT WHITE)
- Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, DIO, FOREIGNER, T&N)
- Brian Forsythe (KIX)
- Brent Muscat (SIN CITY SINNERS/FASTER PUSSYCAT)
- Dave Meniketti (Y&T)
- Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, BROKEN TEETH)
- Jason Bieler (SAIGON KICK, SUPER TRANS ATLANTIC, OWL STRETCHING)
- CJ Snare (FIREHOUSE, RUBICON CROSS)
- Ron Keel (STEELER, KEEL)
- Jaime St. James (BLACK 'N BLUE, WARRANT)
- Stevie Rachelle (TUFF)
- Lorraine Lewis (FEMME FATALE)
- Steve Blaze (LILLIAN AXE)
- Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT, KING KOBRA)
- Beau Hill (producer for ALICE COOPER, TWISTED SISTER,RATT, KIX, WINGER, WARRANT, EUROPE, ROXX GANG)
- Share Ross (VIXEN)
- Brian Vollmer and Brent Doerner (HELIX)
- Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS)
- Vicky Hamilton (manager and consultant for MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON, GUNS N' ROSES)
- Terry Ilous (XYZ, GREAT WHITE)
- Ryan Roxie (ALICE COOPER, ELECTRIC ANGELS, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ROXIE 77)
- John Corabi (MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION, THE SCREAM, RATT, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION)
- Kevin Steele (ROXX GANG, MOJO GURUS)
- Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, JON OLIVA'S PAIN)
- Kenny McGee (JULIET)
- Bruce Batten (BRAT)
- THE IRON MAIDENS (all-female tribute to IRON MAIDEN)
- Sam McCaslin (Retrospect Records)
- Johnny Lee Middleton (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA)
- Marla Stone (95YNF and 98ROCK in Tampa Bay, Florida)
- Sandy Sledge and Leather Leone (SLEDGE LEATHER PROJECT)
Kill Devil Hill have been in the studio recording their next album with producer Jeff Pilson (bassist for T&N, Foreigner, War & Peace, ex-Dokken, Dio). Kill Devil Hill includes drummer Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell), bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down), guitarist Mark Zavon (Ratt, W.A.S.P.) and vocalist Jason "Dewey" Bragg (Pissing Razors). Appice has described Kill Devil Hill's sound as "like a cross between Black Sabbath, Alice In Chains and a little bit of Led Zeppelin thrown in. It's heavy, but with a lot of cool hooks and melodic overtones, too."
Kill Devil Hill have previously said about their songwriting and recording approach, "We are going old school meets new; no sample drums here!!"
Looks like 'Wild' Mick Brown, who is currently handling drum duties in Ted Nugent's touring band (besides being in Dokken and the forthcoming TnN band with George Lynch and Jeff Pilson) continues to live up to his name. This from TMZ.com: Mick Brown -- the guy who bangs drums for Ted Nugent -- learned the hard way ... golf carts do not make good getaway vehicles, especially when drunk -- and now he has the DUI charge to prove it. It all went down at the Waterfront Pavilion in Maine on Sunday night ... the Bangor PD says the drummer hijacked a golf cart from backstage after the show and went on a booze-filled drive session through the nearby town. Cops tried to put an end to the drunken joyride ASAP ...
but according to police, Brown was having none of it and led them on a slow-speed chase ... allegedly shoving a cop off his cart at one point to continue his get-away. In the end, cops say it took two different officers to finally tackle the 55-year-old from the g-cart and slap some cuffs on him. Brown was then hauled off to Penobscot County Jail -- where he was charged with Operating Under the Influence, Driving to Endanger, theft and assault. He was released on $4,000 bail.
He even looks like he's having a good time getting his mugshot pic taken!
T&N, the band consisting of current and former classic-era Dokken members (George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown), will release their first album sometime in September. Lynch told Guitar International: “The record, Slave To The Empire, is being mixed as we speak. We actually did two records. The first one, which will be released in September, and then the band will go out on the road at the beginning of October.
"We’ll do a short West Coast tour, then play Loud Park festival in Japan as well as visit a few other Asian cities before heading to Europe for a couple weeks. Then it’s back to the States and we will finish up before Christmas.”
The band is rounded out by one of the best rock drummers in the biz, Brian Tichy.
In April Pilson was asked by KNAC.com if T&N is Dokken without Don, the bassist replied, "I think I've explained that. Don't think of this as Dokken without Don... that's misleading. Think of it as a band with great chemistry coming up with new music that excites them, and also paying tribute to Dokken - music which the members all are heavily invested in emotionally."
Tooth and Nail were forced to change their name to T&N because of legal reasons. The band stated, "We cannot keep [the name] as Tooth And Nail as there is a label that has it trademarked. [Fans] can still call us To$%h And Na$l... We can't."
Guns N’ Roses News: Full Hall Of Fame Induction set, Steven Adler says he has no desire to ever work with Axl again
Fan filmed footage of the entire set by ex-Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler, Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony on April 14 in Cleveland, Ohio has been posted by a person showing their true feelings, using 'FuckMrRose' on youtube. The guys performed three "Appetite For Destruction" songs with Myles Kennedy (Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators/Alter Bridge), with Kennedy singing 'Mr. Brownstone', 'Sweet Child O' Mine' and 'Paradise City.' Sorum bashed the skins on "Brownstone," with Adler drumming for the other two songs.
Joining former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum, Steven Adler has also decided that he won’t be taking any more questions about his former band....ever. That may be hard for the always talkative Adler, who is sure to be asked questions about GnR in doing press for his new band Adler, but I wish him well in trying.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Adler says that while the band’s recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “couldn’t have gone better,” he’s still bitter about frontman Axl Rose’s refusal to appear at the event.
Q: You think the Guns N' Roses chapter is closed?
A: That’s done. That’s totally out of my system. I was hoping that the five of us would have been there to play and show our respect to the fans, but the three of us who really do care about what our fans think and how much they’ve done for us were there, and we showed our love and respect. In my thank-you speech, I ended it with the words of the late, great Freddie Mercury. "I’ve taken my bows, my curtain calls, you’ve brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it, and I thank you all." I think that says it. It couldn’t have gone better. I showed my thanks and my love. Slash is really the main person from that band that is really super-duper…they’re all important, but Slash is the most important, because we grew up together, we started the whole thing together, so it was really great ending that chapter with him.
Q: How did it feel playing those songs with Slash and Duff again?
A: It was great, and Myles Kennedy did a fabulous job…This is the only thing I’m going to say about Axl, and this is the last thing I’m ever going to say, ever, you’re getting it, is I feel blessed and thankful that he was a part of my life for that chapter of my life, but that’s it. That’s it. I have no desire to know him or work with him or do anything with him again. Letting go of that was like a huge weight was lifted off my body. I feel fucking free. Yay!
Q: You and all the fans have wanted that reunion for years. That desire is gone on your part?
A: Yeah, it’s gone. If it was going to happen, that’s when it was going to happen, and in Axl’s letter, he showed his true colors to the world. After that, that’s it. Like I said, the main person I wanted to end that chapter with, and I’m going to start a new chapter with, was Slash.
Q: What true colors did he show in that letter?
A: I think it’s disrespect. He's not for the fans, which is everybody in the world. Basically, he told everybody in the world, "Fuck you, I don’t give a shit what you think."
Q: He mentioned you in his first letter. He said, "Steven was at our show at the Hard Rock, later in '06 in Las Vegas, where I invited him to our after-party and was rewarded with his subsequent interviews filled with reunion lies. Lesson learned."
A: That doesn’t even make any sense. That’s Axl, he doesn’t make any sense, and that’s it, I’m done with him, I’m never mentioning him or talking about him again. That’s it. One last thing – god bless him.Read the entire interview here: www.rollingstone.com
Steven Adler and his new band Adler, which includes ex-Lynam vocalist Jacob Bunton, guitarist Lonny Paul (Adler’s Appetite) and bassist Johnny Martin have nearly completed recording their debut CD with producers Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner) and Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther) in Los Angeles.
The band have one more track to finish this week, to bring the total to 13 to be included on the album. Among the guests on the album are Slash and Rob Zombie/ex-Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5. You can expect the upcoming release to hit stores sometime this year. Here's the new single 'The One You Hated' and a recent performance of 'Waterfall,' taken from an AOL Noisecreep accoustic session.