Billy Idol, Steve Stevens, Billy Morrison as well as other members of Billy's entourage hang with the band after last night's VIVA! Hysteria show.
Lead Singer of Ded Flatbird, Booty Ruben has announced that the band are to split up after their last show opening for Def Leppard's VIVA Hysteria on April 13th.
Booty states...."No choice really, we aren't getting paid much to do the shows, .... we're having to sleep on fans' floors, eat out of their rubbish bins, drink their flat leftover beer, it's not as much fun as we'd hoped..... The headline act are nice to our faces and all, but we get no sound checks, very few lights and if I go on the damn front stage ramp, they threaten to pull the power."
Matters weren't helped when a seven year old sex tape featuring Booty and "an unidentified man" was discovered by his wife. "She wasn't happy, then again, neither was I as I'm not normally like that," said Booty, "I'm not sure it's even me anyway, you can only see a man with an apple in his mouth and my hat ... anyone could have borrowed it for the night, it's not like we have security 24 hours a day."
Booty doesn't say what the rest of the band plan to do "They tweet, I don't, you'll hear before I do, we don't talk much anyway ... me, I'm going to record my 1st solo album, "Booty Call"...It'll be a bit more adventurous I think, I want to incorporate other genres into my music, stuff, like, Baroque, Jazz & Fusion Reggae. But it'll still have that NWOBHM swagger about it."
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Go behind the scenes of Def Leppard's residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and watch the clip from Fuse below!
Rick Allen's fine art is currently on display at Martin Lawrence Galleries at the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Check out a feature from local Fox 5 news speaking with Rick on his art below!
Last night Jon Bon Jovi played the 2nd of two solo shows in Las Vegas. Joe went to see the 1st show (sharing a box with Vince Neil!)…. Hung out with Jon before & after the gig and the inevitable came up .... so the next night Joe and Jon tore up the "Joe Cocker version" of the Beatles classic "With A Little Help From My Friends". Check the photos HERE