Glam Rock Icon MICHAEL DES BARRES Releases New Live Album Hot 'n Sticky
Riding the wave of critical acclaim from critics and peers such as Stevie Van Zandt for his album Carnaby Street, Michael Des Barres is releasing a live album recently recorded at the legendary Viper Room in Hollywood. Hot 'n Sticky is just as the title describes, delivering the songs from Carnaby Street and other personal favorites the way this music is meant to be enjoyed. It's down-n-dirty, straight-up rock 'n roll played by a great band, and Michael Des Barres is here to bring it back with Hot 'n Sticky.
"I had no plans to record a live album that night. I record everything so I have something to dance to, but this happened to be one of those hot and sticky nights when the music plays itself, and we became like a primal, blusey, electric machine. Of course it helps that we've played every club, dive bar and juke joint that would have us. That's where rock 'n roll lives --- no video screens, no lasers, dancers or lip synching, just raw incantations from the Olympian heights of rock 'n roll heaven."
- Michael Des Barres
Hot 'n Sticky will be officially released by MDBimmedia on November 5, 2013and will be available in both digital and physical formats via all major outlets including iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby and directly from the artist at michaeldesbarres.bandcamp.com. To preview Hot 'n Sticky in its entirety, go to https://soundcloud.com/michael-des-barres/sets/hot-n-sticky.
"Rock ain't near dead, and if you need any convincing on this point listen no further than Michael Des Barres' fiery new live set,
Hot 'n Sticky. This disc will cure what ails you with ample doses of rhythm, blues, and a pure love of rock 'n' roll. The set moves, grooves, and shakes you down with a top-flight band of LA aces and a frontman who melts all those before him.
Rock's royalty has made it through the darkness that eclipsed the breed and their art throughout the '80s and '90s. The real rockers such as Ian Hunter, Glenn Hughes, and Michael Des Barres have all saved up and not spent it all. They're alive, well and proving on a regular basis that rock may not be on the radio, but it's doing just fine as an art form." - Tony Conley, Rock Guitar Daily