Last week, we noted that the Denver metropolitan area had a new radio format geared toward “stripper music,” the sort of stuff that one might hear in a gentleman’s club like “Crazy Bitch” and, uh, “Life Is A Highway.” As we figured, the format was basically a way for the station’s management to transition from the knowledge-worker-friendly Indie 101.5 to something a lot louder. And angrier. More »
At the end of July, the formerly Indie-formatted Denver station KTNI flipped formats from a low-rated blend of knowledge-worker hits to something at another end of the spectrum: It became 101.5 The Pole, and branded itself with the tagline “Our Hits Are Bigger!” Yes, Stripper Radio has hit America, complete with a club who’s sponsoring the whole shebang and pole-dancing tracks like Buckcherry’s “Crazy Bitch” and Warrant’s “Cherry Pie” among its most-requested tunes. The general manager of the station’s parent company, Max Media of Denver, explains: More »
Whether you can’t stand their Sunset Strip revivalism or have a soft spot for their music even though it seems kind of douchey, Buckcherry’s new video is kind of depressing for a group who first blew into the music scene while singing about cocaine. The clip for “Talk To Me” basically shows a bunch of people not talking to one another, but singing the song’s lyrics at one another… via Webcam. It’s like PJ Harvey’s “Man-Size,” but with 1998-era technology! More »
If there’s one thing Buckcherry’s learned from the success of “Crazy Bitch,” it’s that it there are no points for subtlety in rock today. Witness these lines from their new single “Too Drunk To Fuck”: “I got so many women comin’ after me/ I put some pussy on layaway.” More »
“The onstage DJ spins ‘Crazy Bitch,’ the signature hit from resurgent rock band Buckcherry’s third album, 15. For three minutes and 22 seconds, the Kid Rock partisans have only Buckcherry on the brain, singing every word while dancing and pumping fists with such ferocity you’d think the band itself was onstage. It’s a moment of pure rock’n’roll transcendence–” O RLY? Billboard finds a lot of inspiration in the Cinderella story of a late-’90s hype who turned into comeback kings last year thanks to a lot of elbow grease and the usual rock bullshit.
It would seem that next month’s big Motley Crue announcement, which was teased in this space earlier this week, may in fact involve touring, with the band taking the ball that’s been dropped by the flailing Ozzfest and launching the first annual Cruefest, an innovatively named tour that will have Nikki, Vince, Tommy, and Mick as headliners. Whether or not there will also be announcements involving a long-rumored deal between the band and concert promoter Live Nation is unclear, but I really hope that something else will be announced at this press conference, because the lineup of supporting acts looks pretty grim:
As if I didn’t think Hinder fans were idiotic enough: “A man trying to climb a 12-foot, wrought-iron fence into a concert venue fell onto one of the inch-thick spikes, impaling his thigh, then held on while rescuers worked to cut part of the fence away. … More »