‘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)
Liberty N’ Justice have released their 11th studio album entitled 'Hell Is Coming To Breakfast' on Roxx Records. The album features seven brand new tracks and various demos and on CD for the very first time, the original demo version of 'Sin' featuring the late Jani Lane of Warrant out front on vocals. It is one of the last recorded vocals of Jani before his passing. R.I.P. Jani
'Hell Is Coming To Breakfast' full tracklisting:
'Hell Is Coming To Breakfast' - Seann Nichols (Adler's Appetite, Tarsha), JK Northrup (King Kobra, XYZ)
'Madhatter' - Donnie Vie (Enuff Z'Nuff), JK Northrup (King Kobra, XYZ), Chris Dickens (Mission Of One), Tommy Denander
'Whack A Mole' - Johnny Lima, JK Northrup (King Kobra, XYZ), Jerry Johnson (Saint) and Richard Lynch (Saint)
'Thankful Heart' - Philip Bardowell (Magdalen, Unruly Child), Lynn Louise Lowrey (Vixen, Testify), Anthony Gravley
'Nakatomi Plaza' - JK Northrup (King Kobra, XYZ), Greg Bishop (X-Sinner), Scott Weisenborn (Testify)
'Stretch Armstrong' - Louis St August (Mass), JK Northrup (King Kobra, XYZ), Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper)
'Get Down' - Tony Mills (TNT, Shy), Mark Allen Lanoue (Chasing Karma, Biloxi), Anthony Gravley
'Your Memory Just Won't Do' - David Cagle, Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot), CJ Snare (Firehouse)
'Thy Will Be Done' (demo) - Jamie Rowe (Guardian)
'What Do You Believe?' (demo) - Mike Ledesma (Far Cry), Vic Rivera (Crunch)
'Monkey Dance' (Alternate Mix) - Jack Russell (Great White)
'Sin' (Original acoustic demo) - Jani Lane (Warrant)
The video for the new tune called 'Stretch Armstrong', featuring Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper), JK Northrup (King Kobra/XYZ) Justin Murr (Liberty N' Justice) and Louis St August (Mass)
One of the most successful female groups of the 90's have started a kickstarter campaign to raise funds to record a new album. Help Jan, Jenna, Kat and Lynn raise the money needed to record and release some new music!
Do you believe in fulfilling dreams? Do you agree that you're never too old to rock? Do you believe that women can be rockstars too? Vixen does - and now we want to prove it's all possible. You can help out here: www.kickstarter.com
The Queens of Metal, the Female Bon Jovi, however you have heard Vixen described, you will definitely know that they were one of the most successful female rock bands in the world. Massive hits like “Edge of a Broken Heart” and “Cryin’” heralded their position in the rock charts – including 4 singles in Billboard’s Hot 100 – and made them a permanent fixture on the most popular rock compilation albums of the 90s.
Jan Kuehnemund, the founder of Vixen, has seen tumultuous times. She's experienced the highs of success and the lows of break ups. She has built and rebuilt the band she created from the ashes more times than the Phoenix.
But we won't be Cryin'. Despite a variety of set backs, the dedicated women of the current lineup of Vixen - Jan, Jenna, Kat and Lynn - have been playing and writing together for over 10 years. This video of the song "Give Me Away" from Vixen's last studio album, Live & Learn, provides a little montage of what the girls have been up to over the past few years - writing, performing, touring, and doing their best to keep the music of Vixen alive despite life's challenges.
The drama of unscrupulous representatives, immoral business partners, and greedy industry types have been balanced by the joys of undying loyalty in the face of adversity. And through it all, Jan and the rest of the foxes of rock have never lost their love for their fans and rock and roll. In fact, we're Desperate to make a new record. If you love rock and roll, and Vixen, please help us record a new Vixen album and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of the first Vixen album with us.
As a reward for your support, we have a lot to offer. Start with a never-before-released Vixen track. After this appetizer, add advance copies of a live album recorded at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2005, and finish it off with a DVD of the only full length Vixen concert ever available on video (non-bootleg, of course). Some extra desserts for the Vixen aficianados of the world: rare and exclusive early Vixen merch, the original school desk from the cover of "Live & Learn," the acoustic guitar played on MTV's "Unplugged" in 1990, pizza and beer with the band at the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip, an opportunity to sing at a live show, even a private concert. And so much more...
We are Cruisin' for the financial goal of $35,000.Your pledges will be used to pay for demoing new material, recording, mixing, mastering, and associated rehearsal and travel expenses.Keep in mind, this budget covers creating and packaging the album only. Every dollar we raise over $35,000 will be used for such things as promotion of the album once it's released because we would love for it to reach as many people as possible! Additional funds could also enable us to play some shows, particularly in areas of the world we've never been able to travel to, and especially if we receive a great out-pouring of support for this campaign in certain areas! We may also use funds to shoot a new video or two.
Thank you to all of our fans and friends for the love, support, and friendship you have shown us for all of these years. Your letters and emails give us the strength to keep going. And if you have any suggestions for items you would like to see as a pledge item (let's try to keep this G to PG-13 rated please) please feel free to make a suggestion and we'll see what we can do.