Scotti Hill Puts Skid Row/Sebastian Bach Reunion Hopes To Rest

     Scotti Hill of Skid Row joined the August 7th episode of Another FN Podcast to tell stories about his youth, learning to play guitar, how Skid Row got together, Dimebag Darrell, the KISS Farewell Tour, and more, but eventually the elephant in the room made itself known and the topic of Sebastian Bach and any chance of a reunion came up. 

     It had been rumored for years that the reason Bach was relieved of his duties fronting the band had to do with the fact that Skid Row turned down the KISS Reunion Tour in 1996.  Hill confirmed this with a story that he doesn’t think had ever been told.

     “That caused a giant uproar is what it did and he did something to Snake Sabo that was unacceptable.  He called Snake on Thanksgiving and said some horrible things into his answering machine and Snake said ‘you know what? I’m not going to be in a band with you anymore’.   It’s as simple as that.”

     Replacing a guy with the talents of Sebastian Bach was not easy.  He remembers when that came up after a long vacation from anything Skid Row and remembers thinking about how the fans would freak out and the road back to where they are now was not an easy one.

     “We did that KISS (Farewell) tour and that was a 140 something shows, of all of which I watched, and after that it was a battle to get to where we’re at now” he said.

     For the past couple of years rumors have been circulating of a possible reunion of the Skids and their former front man but once and for all, any chance of that happening has been laid to rest.

     “That door is closed.  There was talk about it, the two camps went back and forth and it was not to happen so that door is now shut” Hill said.

     When asked if that meant forever and that was the last nail in the coffin of any Skid Row/Sebastian Bach reunion, he responded, “Yeah.  I believe so.  I tell you what, our singer, ZP Theart…just call him ZP.  He’s a brother.  He’s a great fucking singer, he’s a great front man, he’s a guy I look forward to seeing, a guy I look forward to hanging out with.  We trust him with the band that we’ve been in all this time and that is precious to us.  We can go out and play and enjoy ourselves.”

     Of course it is something the fans want to see.  Fans wax nostalgic about the originals that created the magic being on stage together, but as we all know in this crazy rock n roll world isn’t always the fairy tale that we wish it could be.  How did Hill respond about doing it for the fans?

     “Not at the expense of my happiness, no. I’m sorry.  It ain’t fucking happening.

     We appreciate fans, we do.  We’re probably the most fan friendly band you will every meet.  We will go out in the cold, we’ll hang out with them, but what we won’t do is put ourselves in a volatile situation and be unhappy and destroy what we have now”.

     While shutting down any hope the fans may have of a reunion ever happening, he did have this to say about Bach, “He’s not a rockstar, he’s a superstar.  He’s great.  I’ll speak for myself.  He is a guy who will cut his own throat to do a good show.  He puts it all out there.  He’s a great singer and a great front man; one of the all time greats, but we’re not working together.  To replace a guy like that? You realize what you’re up against. The records he did with Skid Row were great and he was a huge part of that.

     Everybody is like “oh we’re on Skid Row’s side” or “we’re on Sebastian’s side”.  No.  You gotta be on the side of rock and roll.  When Sebastian plays in your town, go see him, because he’s great.  When Skid Row plays in your town, go see em, because I’m great (laughs), no because we will fucking blow your ass away”.

     The Skids are currently in the process of writing and demoing new songs for an upcoming record featuring ZP Theart on vocals.  No time frame has been given for the release.

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The guest will be the one and only Bruce Kulick along with his wife Lisa Lane Kulick.

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JOHNNY MARTIN OF LA GUNS OPENS UP ABOUT RECORD AND THE ADRENALINE MOB ACCIDENT ON ANOTHER FN PODCAST

 

Johny Martin, bass player for LA Guns joined the Monday August 17th edition of Another FN Podcast With Izzy Presley along with Barry Pointer of The Anatomy.  They were talking The Anatomy and Soundcheck Live, the new LA Guns single, “Speed”, their upcoming record, touring with this version of the band, Michael Grant and TRACII GUNS complimenting either others playing, the Adrenaline Mob tragedy, and had a call in from Ace Von Johnson of Faster Pussycat who is currently out on the road.

Martin, who is close friends with Adrenaline Mob tour manager Janet Reigns said “One of my dear friends”, “she’s in critical condition. I heard that things are getting better, that they got the smoke out of her lungs- she’s also a singer, they said that she’d be able to sing again. I don’t know exactly what’s going on, I don’t know if she’s in a coma or what but things are getting progressively better within the past couple of days. So we’re just praying for her and everyone involved.”

He continued, “It was very vauge, the info that I got. I know everybody’s gotta be clamering to get information from people closest to her but what I heard was from the neck up she’s not badly burned but chest and back I believe is…it got the worst of it. That’s what I’ve heard.”

LA Guns have just gotten off the road and are amping up for another run to take them into August before they take a break leading into the release of the brand new record on October 13th.  There may be some things here and there between then but they are trying not to oversaturate until the album drops.  The first single, called “Speed” has just been released along with a video for it.

The album started being recorded in late 2016/early 2017 and was a true group effort with everybody contributing.

“What had happened was we had our first official show with Phil at the Hair Nation Festival, that was September of last year. Everything went great. And then we waited, you know Tracii got some songs together, we all got songs together…everybody wrote something on this record, if not everything, together. And the we, Tracii and Shane, the drummer, Shane Fitzgibbon, they laid down the basic tracks probably in I wanna say December/January. And then the rest of us went in and cut everything and then we finished it mid-March I believe. You know, a few tweaks here and there. Gave it to the label, see what they had to think and you know, had to say about it. Brought it back, we had a few things we wanted to change and yeah, it’s submitted to the label” Martin said.

Martin gave us a little preview of some other tracks (not on the show so don’t get all excited) but also played a couple tracks for Barry Pointer on the ride over.

“Johnny played a song for me in the car on the way over here and I totally hear this grinding punk thing underneath it, it’s cool”, Pointer commented.

““It’s a fresh thing”, Martin replied, “You have Phil and Tracii together, you’re gonna get that sound regardless. But we have three new guys as kind of a fresh…we’re all songwriters.”

When asked how it is playing with Tracii and Phil together, Martin said ““Since our first show in September, that love is still as genuine as it was back then- now”.

“They have a great chemistry together, it’s like a lot of people are like ‘I guess they’re doing it for the buck’- well yeah, we’ve gotta make a living. But Phil and Tracii are genuinely happy together. You see that on stage, you know. They look like Joe Perry and Steven Tyler, you know, sharing the mic at times. And with the chemistry of Mike and Tracii it’s just phenomenal. You have two different types of guitar players, but two amazing guitar players and it works.”

Martin also commented on the feeling of doing it now compared to that 1st show in September, “It still kind of feels the same. I know what to expect out of it a little bit more, out of a show, but still the audience doesn’t ‘cause they’re seeing this for the first time in years. So that excitement, I’m still feeding off that from everywhere that we play.”

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THREE SIDES OF THE COIN REVIEW ACE FREHLEY’S “SPACE INVADER”

For Immediate Release

“My favorites are the ’78 (Ace Frehley KISS Solo Record) and “Trouble Walkin’”, but I can’t say that this one doesn’t shove it’s way up in there”

– Tommy Sommers

“Guitars sound super crisp, clean, right up front; Just love it”

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The KISS inspired Podcast, Three Sides Of The Coin, sit down and review the brand new Ace Frehley release “Space Invader”.  Hosts Michael Brandvold and Tommy Sommers break it down track by track for their listeners, rate it out of 10 stars, and pick their favorite and least favorite tracks on the release.

As the boys dissect the album track by track, they also give their opinions on Ace comparing it to his ’78 solo record and how it stacks up agains Ace’s last release “Anomaly” along with listing their favorite records that Ace has put out.

They both agree that they like the album. Brandvold gives it a 6-7 out of ten while Sommers says it’s between a 7 and 7 1/2, they also agree that some of the vocals aren’t what they should be and a producer like Eddie Kramer would have taken the record to a whole other level.

Here is the track listing for the standard release version which is what they reviewed:

‘Space Invader’

‘Gimme a Feelin” (radio edit)

‘I Wanna Hold You’

‘Change’ –

‘Toys’ –

‘Immortal Pleasures’

‘Inside the Vortex’

‘What Every Girl Wants’

‘Past the Milky Way’

‘Reckless’

‘The Joker’

‘Starship’

To watch the show on youtube:

http://youtu.be/b5L9rso2234

To listen to the show on Spreaker:

http://www.spreaker.com/user/mbrandvold/ep-86-ace-frehley-track-by-track-review

Michael Brandvold and Tommy Sommers are available for interviews to have discussions about every era of the band including the new box set and vinyl reissues being put out by Universal Music Group and the new Ace Frehley record “Space Invader”.

Three Sides Of The Coin is unofficial & unsanctioned and has no affiliation with the band KISS.

Visit http://www.ThreeSidesOfTheCoin.com http://www.facebook.com/threesidesofthecoin http://www.twitter.com/threesidescoin and CALL US at 320-515-4771 and join the conversation. Three Sides of the Coin is a KISS talk show featuring Michael Brandvold and Tommy Sommers.

Since launching a year ago, Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 500,000 times. In the last year, They have been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, the Black Veil BridesAndy Biersack, Frank Munoz (associate producer for Ace Frehley’s “Anomaly” album), award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss’ drum tech), Eddie Trunk (Host of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” and “Eddie Trunk Live”)  and Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS’ “Psycho Circus” album).

Three Sides of the Coin was recently picked (October 2013) as a ‘What’s Hot’ podcast by Apple’s iTunes.

In the early ’90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He was the first to build, launch and maintain Kissonline.com (KISS’ official web presence).

Tommy Sommers has spent many years on the record show circuit selling memorabilia and meeting many KISS fans.

It’s only our opinion… it’s neither right nor wrong!

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ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST ANTHONY SHORE TO CELEBRATE THE KING ON AUGUST 16TH AT THE PARKWAY THEATER IN MINNEAPOLIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JULY 4TH, 2014

On August 16th, 1977, we lost the biggest icon in American history. We lost the man who not only revered as the creator and king of rock and roll, but crossed genres with #1 hits in pop, gospel, and country music while becoming a movie star all at the same time. On August 16th, 1977, we lost Elvis Presley.

Every year tens of thousands of Elvis fans converge on Memphis, TN to celebrate The King during Elvis Week, the week of his death. This year, Minnesota Elvis fans don’t have to make the trek, because they can celebrate with Minnesota’s own Anthony Shore.

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August 16th, Anthony brings his all star band to The Parkway Theater in Minneapolis to celebrate the 37th anniversary of Elvis’ passing with his show, “Remembering Elvis”.

Anthony grew up in England and honed his craft working cruise ships in Europe before moving to Minneapolis just a few years ago.

He has stunned audiences all over the world and won multiple awards all over the United States including top three finishes in Memphis during Elvis Week and his biggest prize, 1st place in Milwaukee for a $25,000 purse.

Tickets are available at The Parkway Theater for only $15 (General Admission) and $38 (2 Tickets & Up Front Love Seat) and at this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/754162

The Parkway Theater is located at 4818 Chicago Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55417. (612) 822- 3030.

For more information on Anthony Shore, please visit www.ELVISMN.com.

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Hairball Ready for Another Successful Summer

hairball_faces_2013“THE BEST COVER BAND I’VE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE” – Alice Cooper

In December of 2013, Hairball played what could be considered the biggest shows of their career.

On December 5th they traveled to Las Vegas, NV to play the Brennan Rock And Roll Academy benefit where they were the backing band for many of the icons they pay homage to in their everyday show. Alice Cooper and Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) both sang in front of them along with the likes of Tom Keifer (Cinderella), Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Jack Blades (Night Ranger), Kip Winger (Winger), Joey Tempest (Europe), and Joan Jett, while KISS closed the show. Then they did it one more time on Saturday the 7th in Phoenix for Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding Benefit.

Cooper not only called them the “best cover band I’ve ever seen” but went on to say that Hairball does Alice Cooper just as good as his band does.

This was all on the heels of huge shows in Mexico, Sturgis, Moondance Jam, and playing for the Minnesota Vikings in London, England prior to their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The show keeps growing and growing along with their fan base, as the band keeps expanding their reach to more parts of the United States and the world. Crossing the country and crossing the boarders, Hairball is well on their way while winning over crowds every night.

Interviews and press materials are available by contacting Izzy Presley Productions at izzy@izzypresleyproductions.com. 651-285-1830 www.hairballonline.com

is a Rock & Roll experience you won’t soon forget. A band puts on a concert-Hairball puts on an event! The lights, sound, smoke, fire, bombs, and screaming hoards of avid fans…to merely call it a concert would be like calling Mount Rushmore a roadside attraction!

Vocalists Rockstar Bob, Joe Dandy, and Kris Voxx lead the band through a 2-hour, mind-blowing, and drop-dead accurate homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world. Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, Prince and Aerosmith are but a few of the acts fans will see brought to life. The Hairball stage becomes an entirely new rock concert before your very eyes countless times throughout the night.

The motor that drives the Hairball dragster consists of Freaky on the electric bass, Blake on the drums, and Happy on the lead guitar. These Rock & Roll soldiers pride themselves on nailing some of the most memorable licks and chops of all time, while adding their own style and flare that they’ve cultivated over dec- ades of tireless performing. These guys live and breathe Rock & Roll! 2013 finds Hairball celebrating its 13th year of rocking hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Every day it adds more characters, more pyrotechnics, more lights, more sound, more props, more surprises…more everything! While Happy often tells the audience “Today is the first day is the rest of your life!” Hairball performs every show as though it could be its last. Every night is a 100% full-on, no-holds-barred, exciting, chaotic, fiery party that has to be experienced to be believed!

As important to Hairball as the music are its fans. While many bands claim to have the best fans in the world, Hairball actually has! Whether they are 10 years old or 100, Hairball fans bring an unparalleled enthusi- asm and energy to the show that enhances the arena experience. Hairball knows it wouldn’t exist without its fans, and takes every opportunity to let them know that. Whether it’s a pre-show meet and greet, hanging out at the merch booth, or chatting online, Hairball has a lot in common with its fans and it’s always a good time when they get together.

Hairball is more than just a band, and certainly more than a tribute band.

Don’t confuse with the countless “80’s Tribute” bands across the country. is an experience, an attitude, and expression of music that isn’t simply a retro flashback. It’s a way of life, and it’s not going any- where soon!

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“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull right up along side of it” – David Lee Roth

 

 

THREE SIDES OF THE COIN WELCOME NEPHEW OF SEAN DELANEY TO LATEST SHOW

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The KISS inspired Podcast, Three Sides Of The Coin, welcomed Russ Delaney for their 67th episode to honor his late uncle Sean Delaney.

Episode 67 w/Russ Delaney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq1jfAOpHSo

Often referred to by KISS fans as “The Fifth KISS”, Sean Delaney was the right hand man of Bill Aucoin, their first manager and the man credited with helping shoot them to superstardom. Delaney served as tour manager, choreographer, and co-wrote songs with the band.  He was also asked by Gene Simmons to produce his self titled 1978 solo album.

Russ had a relationship with the band through Sean and also his father, who roadied for KISS.

Throughout the interview, hosts Michael Brandvold and Tommy Sommers hear Russ tell stories about his uncle and what he meant to KISS along with personal stories from his childhood being around the band out of their make up and taking his third grade classmates to watch the band live from the 5th row.

In a shocking story, Russ reveals that Bill Aucoin actually sold the rights to KISS in the early 1980s which contradicts reports of him being fired by the band or quitting because of “creative and directional differences”.

Russ will also be at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony representing the memory of his uncle, Sean, and his legacy with the Hottest Band In The World.

Episode 67 is a run down memory lane through the life of a man who grew up with KISS as part of his immediate family.  Russ Delaney brings thoughts and stories from a source that many would not think to tap.

Michael Brandvold and Tommy Sommers are available for interviews to have discussions about the impending Hall Of Fame Induction for KISS and all of the drama surrounding it.  The induction ceremony is April 10th in Brooklyn, NY.

Three Sides Of The Coin is unofficial & unsanctioned and has no affiliation with the band KISS.

Visit http://www.ThreeSidesOfTheCoin.com http://www.facebook.com/threesidesofthecoin http://www.twitter.com/threesidescoin and CALL US at 320-515-4771 and join the conversation. Three Sides of the Coin is a KISS talk show featuring Michael Brandvold and Tommy Sommers.

Since launching a year ago, Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 200,000 times. In the last year, They have been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, the Black Veil Brides‘ Andy BiersackFrank Munoz (associate producer for Ace Frehley‘s “Anomaly” album), award winning songwriterAdam MitchellEd Kanon (Peter Criss’ drum tech), Eddie Trunk (Host of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” and “Eddie Trunk Live”)  and Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS’ “Psycho Circus” album).

Three Sides of the Coin was recently picked (October 2013) as a ‘What’s Hot’ podcast by Apple’s iTunes.

In the early ’90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He was the first to build, launch and maintainKissonline.com (KISS’ official web presence).

Tommy Sommers has spent many years on the record show circuit selling memorabilia and meeting many KISS fans.

 It’s only our opinion… it’s neither right nor wrong!

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Izzy Presley Productions Announces Partnership With Michael Brandvold Marketing/Three Sides Of The Coin & Dropping The Needle

For immediate release: 2/25/14

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Izzy Presley Productions is proud to announce a partnership with Michael Brandvold Marketing and will be handling the promotion and media relations for the podcasts “Three Sides Of The Coin” and “Dropping The Needle”.

This is an exciting venture for Izzy Presley Productions and is important to the growth of the company while being essential for its long-term viability.

About The Hosts:

In the early ’90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He was the first to build, launch and maintain Kissonline.com (KISS’ official web presence).   Michael is also the owner of Michael Brandvold Marketing and authored the book “KISS School Of Marketing: 11 Lessons I Learned While Working With KISS”.

Mitch Lafon, a renowned rock journalist, first interviewed Gene Simmons in June 1980 at age 11 and has since interviewed nearly all current and past members of KISS (many more than once). In 2013, he  organized, produced and released the ‘A WORLD WITH HEROES’ – KISS TRIBUTE for cancer care (available worldwide on iTunes).

Tommy Sommers has spent many years on the record show circuit selling memorabilia and meeting many KISS fans.

Three Sides Of The Coin

Since launching a year ago Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 200,000 times. In the last year, Three Sides of the Coin has been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, the Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack, Frank Munoz associate producer for Ace Frehley’s Anomaly album, award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss‘ drum tech),  and Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS’ Psycho Circus album). Three Sides of the Coin was recently picked (October 2013) as a ‘What’s Hot’ podcast by Apple’s iTunes.

It’s only our opinion… it’s neither right nor wrong.

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***Three Sides Of The Coin is unofficial & unsanctioned and has no affiliation with the band KISS.***

Dropping The Needle

Dropping The Needle is hosted by Michael Brandvold, Tommy Sommers, and Mitch Lafon, and features the guys talking about music.  No ass kissing, no BS, just strait forward conversations about music.

Originally hosted by Michael and Mitch, the show featured interviews with the likes of Udo Dirkschnieder (former Accept lead vocalist), Rachel Bolan (Skid Row), Todd Howarth (former Frehley’s Comet), Geoff Tate (Former Queensrÿche), and many more.

Dropping The Needle relaunched with Tommy joining the crew in February of 2014 with the return episode covering the Mötley Crüe Final Tour.

Website: www.droppingtheneedle.com

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzDMG2H31uyZm_rwaHEn7Xz7Y4JUCRM_y

Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/dropping-the-needle

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/michael-brandvold-marketing/id520272541

 

 

ACK! A TRIBUTE TO ACE FREHLEY

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Hairball Releases Slave Raider Classic as First Single

Minneapolis, MN
August 1st, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HAIRBALL releases first single, “Make Some Noise.”

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Hairball steps out from under the covers (sort of) with the release of their first single, “Make Some Noise”, which is now available at iTunes, CD Baby and all other major digital music outlets.

Hairball is on tour right now celebrating their 13th year as one of the biggest acts in the Midwest. “A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock” is a tag the band uses to separate them from the countless ’80s “tribute bands” that litter the land. Hairball is a two-decade long, traveling party with more hairspray, make-up, costumes, leather, lights, sound, smoke, pyro, bombs than most of the acts they represent – such as KISS, Motley Crue, Van Halen, Queen, Journey and Ozzy to name a few.

The band recently played a show in Sioux Falls, SD with Ratt’s, Stephen Pearcy, KISS’s, Gene Simmons and Motley Crue’s Vince Neil raising 1.3 million dollars for The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy, which provides rehearsal and recording studios for kids.

Before heading out on their summer tour, which included four sold-out nights at Easyrider’s Saloon during the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and two nights at the Iowa State Fair in front of tens of thousands of fans but before they head to London in September the band was itching to get into the recording studio and start working on their own material. Why? Why not!?

Lead guitarist Happy explains the background of the recording: “All six of us in Hairball really dig being in the studio. It’s been a part of the plan since the beginning of the band but time gets by you when you’re havin’ a party like we’ve been having! We finally decided to push some time aside to cut a couple demos, and then go into a “real” studio and cut a song. If nothing else, we’d have a great time!”

Bassist Freaky continues, “We thought a great way for the band to get its feet wet in the studio would be to record a cover song-to find some great headbangin’ classic and put our own snot on it.”

Make Some Noise was the first single off Minneapolis glam rock legend Slave Raiders’ 1988 Jive Records debut album Take The World By Storm. The new version features one of Hairball’s dynamic three frontmen, Kris Vox on vocals.

Kris: “We were discussing as a band who would sing our first “single”. Of course we ultimately plan to do much more recording that will feature Bob and Joe as well, but when Happy mentioned Make Some Noise, I was all over it!”

The founder of Slave Raider, Chainsaw Caine is the creator/manager of Hairball, and comments “When they asked me about the song, I said ‘Why not?’ It was a great song then, and it’s a great song now. I think Kris did a very cool job interpreting my version and sticking his own style and melody in there. The spirit of the song has remained intact. That was a must!”

Recording and mastering of the track was completed this summer at The Terrarium studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Rob Oesterlin and Dave Gardner respectively. “Make Some Noise” is available in two versions; the single version and the extended “live” alternate ending version.

Hairball fans can get their hands on the “Make Some Noise” single right now on CD Baby or iTunes. A video is coming soon. Check www.HairballOnline.com for information on how you can be in the new video!

Via Hairball Online