Just as I was wondering what I was possibly going to share with the readership next came the alert about the brand new face of Ghost in Papa Emeritus IV who joined forces with The Hellacopters to deliver a stunning cover of the Rolling Stones “Sympathy For The Devil”. Apparently this was done for the Pa Sparet television game show that has broadcast in Sweden since 1987. Let’s take a look at the clip down below. Enjoy.
Artist: The Hellacopters
Venue: Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY)
Label: Liquor & Poker Music
This was going to be a weird show for me because while I am very open to all sorts of music, I was going into this one on the blind side. Only recently had I even heard the name of the “Hellacopters” and it was from first reading it on the guitar wielded by Dregen of Backyard Babies. He had apparently been one of the key members at one point in his career. I was able to hear their latest release entitled “Rock & Roll Is Dead”, and while this group hails from a land more known for their Metal nowadays let me tell you this; as long as the Hellacopters exist Rock & Roll is very far from dead. The brief US Tour would be the first in a number of years for the guys so as one could expect we were going to hit a completely sold out room. This is never a bad thing and The Bowery Ballroom has a nice setup for a gig like this. They have a good sized stage and a very roomy floor where the dancing was going on full-throttle.
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Title: “Rock N‘ Roll Is Dead”
Label: Liquor and Poker
Release Date: 1/24/2006
Genre: Hard Rock
The Hellacopters, another band from Sweden that proves quite contrary to their latest album that “Rock N’ Roll Is Dead” but yet it is very much alive and well. This band was formed in 1994 by frontman Nicke Andersson (founding member of Swedish death metal band, Entombed) and though the band has gone through some line up changes, the sound remains the same. Retro rock n’ roll, bringing out all the things that makes rock… roll. Nicke Andersson (guitar, vocals), Robert Eriksson (drums), Robert Dahlqvist (guitar), Kenny Hankinson (bass), and Anders Lindstrom (keyboards & guitar), give us this album that you can detect influences such as the Stones, the Stooges and the Hives.
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