RockStar party like it’s 1988
These dudes may not be svelte and sexy, but they won’t be put out to pasture
Published: November 16, 2011
"We have opened for several original hair bands including Warrant, Brett Michaels, Faster Pussycat, etc.," Lafferty said. "We have done these gigs at Harpo's and the Hayloft. We've even opened for arena rock bands such as REO Speedwagon, 38 Special, and others. We opened for Loverboy and Foreigner at Freedom Hill back in 2009. We were supposed to open for the original Quiet Riot at the Machine Shop and they broke up that morning. We got a call from the Machine Shop and were asked to take their place instead of just being the opener so that was flattering. We played some Quiet Riot songs for the crowd that showed up. Most recently we played with the Tubes at the Warren City Birthday Bash celebration. We also have a great working relationship with WRIF. They have been very good to us over the years and have had us headline some of their shows such as Harley Fest and Rocktoberfest."
So that's RockStar. The ugliest of pretty boys, playing up tired clichés in bars that hipsters wouldn't be seen dead in. But the houses are packed and everybody staggers home with plastered-on grins, make-up smudged to buggery.
What could be more rock 'n' roll than that?
RockStar perform Saturday, Dec. 3, at Augie's, 31660 John R, Madison Heights; 248-588-3120. See rockstaronline.net. more info.
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