Former Steel Panther bassist Travis Haley (AKA Lexxi Foxx) performs his first show with Hollywood Gods N ‘Monsters (video)
HOLLYWOOD GODS N ‘MONSTERS, the new group featuring the old STEEL PANTHER bass player Travis Haley (a.k.a Lexxi foxx) and longtime friend and TV celebrity of MTV‘s “Pimp My Ride”, Diggity Dave, made its live debut on Friday, December 10 at the Boondocks Patio & Grill in Scottsdale, Arizona. Photos and videos filmed by fans of the concert are available below.
After the show, HOLLYWOOD GODS N ‘MONSTERS shared a few photos from the gig and wrote in an accompanying post: “First show in the bag …. completely sold out and hundreds turned down because it was at full capacity an hour before even going on. Thanks for the support … we promise it won’t fall on deaf ears or blind hearts. #HGNM # Smashup # Getfu * kinsmashed # band # hollywood #concert #livemusic “.
After playing for over two decades with his former band, Haley had amicably decided to move on and do something a little different in the music and bass space.
Diggity Dave explains, “It’s not as if he ever thought he wasn’t challenged by the abundant amount of talent that resided in STEEL PANTHER; it’s just that he wanted to explore different types of music and was intrigued by some of the music that I sent him. “
Diggity Dave has been on television since the early 2000s but comes from the world of music. Digitity was signed at Warner brothers records in the mid-1990s with a band he led named SHAKE THE FAITH who presented Tommy Thayer (TO KISS) on the guitar, Brian Jennings on guitar (who continued to play with TVT recording artists CLOSING) and drummer Danny parker (who then co-founded Warner Brothers recording artist BEAUTIFUL CREATURES). After a decade of existence MTV, Digitity went on to star in countless other TV shows including “Land of the battlefield” with a long time friend Tommy lee (MOTLEY CRUE) and the famous rapper Ludacris.
Travis, Digitity, Brian, Danny and their singer 7even (Kris aragon) have known each other for 20 years before collaborating on this grandiose and musical mishmash.
Travis says, “I’m very proud of what I accomplished with my other band. Nothing can take away the memories and the camaraderie that have existed for all these years, but I just felt it was time for something to do. again. When I heard that music, I knew it was the group of friends and the music I wanted to collaborate on. “
Because Digitity, Brian and Danny had all played in a previous band together and had been best friends with Haley for more than half of their lives, the opportunity to form a new band was just too compelling not to. Digitity admits the challenge was what kind of music they would build. “Once we figured that out, we then set out to find the missing pieces that would propel the sound and sound needed to complete this parade of hooligans,” he says. “We knew we needed two kinds of talents. An amazing rapper who could dismantle any genre of music and rebuild it in his image, and a singer who could terrorize the throat but tingle the testicles. find the perfect purveyors of a mind-boggling panic. “
HOLLYWOOD GODS N ‘MONSTERS enlisted a rapper named Hype (a.k.a HMK) who is a phenomenon in the world not only of rap but also as a singer. Hype, who released a single titled “Money & Power”, was already a bullet in the head of the music scene when he was brought into the fold with HGNM. Hype says, “I knew this was a great opportunity to represent legends of the past and present of all genres of music, while transforming music for a new generation. It was a no-brainer to team up with these rockstars and ‘Define My Hype’ for the world. “
To top it off was a singer who bears the name 7even (also known as Kris aragon). Travis said 7even was vital to the band’s overall sound because the music demanded not only a female presence, but a woman who could occupy a musical space that skipped pop, punk, rock, rap, and country.
HOLLYWOOD GODS N ‘MONSTERS‘music is what some might call a “mashup”, but they get agitated when people throw them into that category. HGNM is a new hybrid of musical forms, which has not been explored, but which is sure to ignite a million exemplary groups once they “blow up the region” and introduce the world to “smashup music” “. The group explains it as a mixture of styles, sounds, artists, genres and attitudes.
Travis says, “This generation, the one before it and the one after it, are ripe for a band like us. It’s about getting lost in the music, dancing, feeling alive. That’s why the DJ scene has conquered music – because people want to go to a show and identify and recognize the songs they ingest. They just want to be enveloped in the music that they know, that their friends know, and damn… even their parents do. know. “
Digitity ends by saying, “We’re not a cover band. It’s original stuff that we create, and it’s a living, breathing story of music. We equate it to what DJs do, but under the form of a complete group which together have fun the songs each generation grew up with. What other group mixes the 70s band? ELEGANT with QUEEN, AEROSMITH, SUGARHILL GANG, BLONDE HAIR and DMX? And that’s just a song from us. Plus, kids want to see rock stars again… larger-than-life entities on stage that reflect the atmosphere. Think of us as a big American jukebox… where all the records in it melted together… except when you hit B5… you get that plus B6, B7, B8 and the track you thought you knew is now a jam stitched Frankenstein that makes your ass shake harder than ever. ”
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Posted by Anne Parker on Saturday December 11, 2021
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