American heavty-metalers Skid Row formed in 1986 and saw great commercial successful between the late ’80s and early ’90s with their first two albums, Skid Row (1989) and Slave to the Grind (1991). The band had sold 20 million albums worldwide by the end of 1996. Skid Row has seen numerous changes to its line-up over the years. In 2015, the band confirmed they had parted ways with frontman Johnny Solinger – who himself had replaced original frontman Sebastian Bach in 1999 – and announced that Tony Harnell (formerly of TNT) was their new vocalist. However, he left the band after just eight months. In 2017, ZP Theart was named the official lead singer after spending a year as a touring member of the group.
Alabama 3 is a pop band, a punk rock, blues and country techno situationist crypto-Marxist-Leninist electro band. We never went on X Factor or Pop Idol or Stooge Quest. We did it the old fashioned way; Back in 1996, we threw a big old party, invited all our friends. We took a fistfull of blotters and half a dozen disco biscuits and then made it up as we went along. Geffen records bought it..! for a million dollars! We never needed a self-appointed quango of jaded vampires to tell us how to sing the blues, we got MOJO. We have the power to raise the dead. We spent half of our advance from Geffen on various contraband items and with the rest we made an over-produced, brilliant situationist masterpiece called Exile on Coldharbour Lane. Ever since then we’ve been preaching our Gospel all over the world. We’ve got into a whole bunch of trouble and met a whole bunch of nice people. We make friends where ever we go. They’ve tried to stop us. Many, many times. They say we were degenerates, corrupters of morals, they say we we were too political, too contrived, too ugly. We’ve been in and […]
Dublin comedian and impressionist Al Foran quickly rose to fame when his impressions of Robert DeNiro, Conor McGregor and Al Pacino became massive hits on the internet. He is now known internationally for his uncanny impressions of Crumlin fighter Conor McGregor and this April you can experience Al Foran’s extraordinary talent up close at Dublin’s favourite comedy venue, Vicar Street.