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Brides of Destruction

Here's an interesting concept for a rock "super group": Unite two '80s glam rock bad boys, who live to piss people off, and find two other musicians capable of living up to the rock star lifestyle.

The result is the Brides of Destruction, featuring Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns. Their debut album, Here Come the Brides, is an ass-kicking, in-your-face, true rock statement.

The overall sound of the Brides is a combination of '80s hard rock blended perfectly with old and new punk.

"Shut the Fuck Up" begins the raw, "fuck you" demeanor of Here Come the Brides. Filled with attitude (and ego), the swaggering guitar riff of Guns accommodates the ultra-punk vibe of the track. Lead singer London LeGrand comes off as the new millennium's answer to Johnny Rotten. "Nobody listens to us anyway / Doesn't really matter what I do / I'm so sick of you / Shut the fuck up," shouts LeGrand during the chorus.

A track about rage, "I Got a Gun," has a Motley Crue, Too Fast for Love hook to it.

"I don't care what I gotta do to love you / I don't need, need you to love me," struts LeGrand during "I Don't Care." A song about seduction, it shows Guns and Sixx eager and ready to reinvent their antics of old.

"Only Get So Far," originally written by Sixx for country-music couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, is not quite an '80s power-ballad, but the heart-felt track has potential to become a radio, video and karaoke classic.

If that's not enough, former (and brief) Motley Crue singer John Corabi provides additional guitar work on all nine tracks.

Whether you're a fan of rock or '80s glam and cheese, Here Come the Brides is a must have.

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