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LOUDER FASTER HARDER: Warrant’s Jerry Dixon Talks Career, New Music and More!

LOUDER FASTER HARDER: Warrant’s Jerry Dixon Talks Career, New Music and More!

When it comes to rock ‘n’ roll the members of Warrant are seasoned pros. Formed in the early ‘80s by Erik Turner and Jerry Dixon, the band quickly became one of the most popular and successful rock bands to emerge out of Hollywood in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. In 1989, Warrant released their classic debut “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich,” which immediately entered the charts and launched the hit singles “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries” and “Heaven,” which climbed up to number two on the US charts. In the summer of 1990, their second album “Cherry Pie” was released. The album was an even bigger success, featuring the Top Ten hits “I Saw Red,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the rock anthem “Cherry Pie,” which received massive airplay on MTV and gets millions of plays on streaming services and YouTube to this very day. Clearly, there is no denying the band’s achievements through the years!

In 2017, 6 years after the release of “Rockaholic,” the album that re-launched the band as a force to be reckoned with in the 21st Century, Warrant has returned with another slab of muscular hard rock, aptly titled “Louder Harder Faster.” Featuring original members Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Joey Allen and Steven Sweet, along with singer Robert Mason (Lynch Mob, Cry of Love), Warrant is stronger than ever and continues to rock relentlessly. Mason’s vocals remain a breath of fresh air and his swagger on the songs gives new life and a bright future to the band. With production handled by Foreigner and ex-Dokken bass player Jeff Pilson (Last In Line, Starship, Adler’s Appetite, etc.), Warrant sounds tighter and plays better than ever before. “Louder Harder Faster,” true to the band’s roots, is full of rockers with classic ballads thrown in sure to send their faithful fans into a frenzy. Warrant’s signature style of rock is catchy, melodic and remains the band’s calling card. The band is fired up and more inspired than ever musically! They will be out touring in support of “Louder Harder Faster,” so be sure to catch them when they hit your town!

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Warrant’s Jerry Dixon to discuss his life in music, the longevity of his iconic band, the creation of their new album, “Louder Harder Faster,” and what the futures might hold for Warrant!

You made an awesome career in the world of rock ‘n’ roll. How did music first come into your life?

I picked up a bass when I was around 13 years old. From the first day I picked it up, I never put it down! [laughs] I had a friend who played guitar and another who played drums and they said, “OK, you are going to play bass.” I was like, “What is that?” [laughs] They were like, “I don’t know. It has like 4 strings … ” So, my mom took me to Sears and I got a Sears Special Bass. Ya know, I think music chooses you and once I touched it, I was like, “Wow! Uh oh! This is it!” [laughs] I haven’t put it down since! You just fall in love with music. At that age, I listened to a lot of Geezer Butler, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and a lot of the heavier stuff. I always dug the bass playing on those records. From an early age, about 15 years old, I was in a band playing clubs. Once that started, you practice but you are all about doing shows. You just worry about one show at a time and don’t really look at the big picture, about what is going to happen down the road. I met Erik [Turner] when I was 16 years old and we started Warrant. This is my 34th year in Warrant!

When you look back on the leaner years when you struggled, were there moments that had a big impact on you as an artist?

Yeah. I think we learned, very early on, the business side of it. We learned if you want to do this it takes work. We started out with our little flyering campaigns and would make little game plans where two guys would go to the Poison show and pass flyers out and two guys would go to Santa Monica Civic or the Ted Nugent show to put flyers on the cars. We learned very quickly that none of this works without a fan base and that is something that sticks with us to this very day. It’s very grassroots. We realized early on that if you wanted to do this, you have to have fans and you have to promote yourself to sell tickets or all of it goes bye-bye!

What are some of the other keys to longevity as a band?

You have to be half-crazy, I think! You really do! There’re so many great times and so many horrible, horrific, life-changing events that this band has endured. I think it goes back to those early days where you can get sucked into the negative stuff that’s happening or just do one thing at a time. I think we learned that if you’re going to stay in the business, you just have to roll with the punches. We went all the way from clubs to arenas and back to clubs. Did it suck? Yes, it did but we didn’t give up!

Warrant has a new album, ‘“Louder Harder Faster.” What started the ball rolling on this one and made now the time for a new release?

Well, we have actually been working on that poor bastard for three or four years, believe it or not! [laughs] Finally, we got it done! Thank God for Serafino at Frontiers Records! He just kept bugging us like, “C’mon you guys! C’mon!” We all live in different states now, so it made it a little bit difficult to get home from the touring life and then get in the right mindset to leave your house for a month to go work on a record! It was like, “Ahhhh, we’ll do it next year!” [laughs] We finally hiked our balls up, went back to LA, got in the rehearsal room, banged out all the ideas, demo’d everything up and finally got it all done!

What can you tell us about the songwriting process for Warrant these days? What changed and what stayed the same through the years?

On this record, most of it was written by Robert [Mason] and I. On the last record, I wrote a lot of things by myself and Robert did as well. I really concentrated on lyrics and melody. On this record, what was different, I kind of gave him the lyrics and melodies and I focused on the music. I was going to make some badass riffs, lay the songs out and give them an idea. From writing with him, I knew he would come back and say, “Okay! Cool … ” For example, on “Music Man,” I said, “Hey, I have this idea … ” and he took it to a whole new level! It was cool and it was a great process.

Where do you look for inspiration these days?

I get ideas from just walking around in life, ya know. For me, they just come through me and it’s one of those things I don’t really think about but I will see something and get an idea. An idea might come from seeing something and thinking, “Oh, look at that guy sitting over there. He’s playing a guitar. That’s the music man!” It can be that simple! Then you sit down, crank up a guitar and work out the music. Everything you see or do can lead to something, like that song, “Big Sandy.” I was driving to Robert’s house and I saw a sign that said, “Big Sandy Wash.” I just started cracking up! I don’t know why but I thought it would be a hysterical song title! There ya go!

I’m sure some songs come easier and others are harder to nail down on any given record. Was that the case with this album?

Yeah, you’re right. You always have that one song that is difficult. On this album, I would say it was “Let It Go.” I still don’t think we got that one right. It had a whole different guitar part and then we changed it and we were going to put keyboards on it. That one was kind of the bastard child of the bunch! You always have that one song that doesn’t play nice! [laughs]

You mentioned writing with Robert Mason. Where are you headed in the future in regards to writing with him?

Ya know what? I see it getting easier. Once you write with someone a bunch of times, you kind of know what they’re going to bring to the table. That makes it easier to not have to carry the weight of the entire song or to try and write every single word or melody and map it out. I know I can get things to a certain point and Robert or Erik [Turner] will help finish it and then I can move to the next one. It really makes it a little simpler for me, which is great.

What challenges did you face in bringing this album to life?

There are a lot of moving parts to a record and that can get frustrating. There are little guitar parts; like putting a jingly guitar in a chorus or determining what it should be or what the pre-chorus should be. It’s the little things like that you don’t really map out until you get into the studio and you can hear everything really well. It can be time-consuming. You really just have to dissect each song for what it is and build it into a little monster, ya know? [laughs] Sometimes they go quick but sometimes it can be frustrating. I think we got everything on this album that we wanted and I’m pretty happy with the way it came out! Usually, after we do a record, we are a little burnt out from writing and recording. We will probably take a little break and get the juices flowing. About six months after a recording session, we typically start thinking about the next one!

Bands like Warrant and their peers are doing some of the best work of their careers. Do you think these records are getting enough attention?

I think people enjoy it. I think you get a little more respect if you try to stay relevant and try to put out new product. It just helps your overall career. There’s nothing worse than having a band never do anything. They might’ve had four records out in the ‘80s and just play the same songs over and over again. That’s definitely not what we wanted to do. We had a lot to prove. Jani Lane was a very, very good songwriter. It was like, “Shit!” [laughs] We had written with him before but we have the pressure of having to do the whole thing. There was definitely pressure there but that’s what keeps us fresh and keeps us in the press. It’s a good overall thing to do. Now, we really just do it for the love of music. You’re certainly not going to get rich selling records! We do it for us and we do it for the fans! That’s what we do — we make music! If something comes of it, great, but if not, it’s still cool to do! I think you have to get those ideas off of your chest and the music out of your soul every few years!

How have you evolved as an artist over the years?

Yeah, I think there are milestones in the songwriting area. In the early days, I was just never really into that. It was almost like when I first started playing bass; when I started writing, I was instantly hooked. I was like, “Wow! This is it! This is what music is!” That really opened my eyes to becoming more than just a bass player. I wanted to be able to play guitar, play keyboards, sing a little bit and finish an entire song. It’s something that you get better with over time. Some of them suck but some of them are pretty good! [laughs] You just never know! [laughs] That’s one of the things I really, really enjoy now!

You guys wrote some amazing tunes through the years. Of which songs are you the proudest?

We did that record with [Jani] Lane called “Ultraphobic” and there is a song called “Chameleon” that him, Rick and I wrote. I’m really proud of that song. Off “Rockaholic,” I like “Tears In The City.” It’s kind of an emotional train wreck song for me! [laughs] It’s kind of a “Gotta get the hell out of L.A.” song. I don’t really have a favorite yet off this new record. Sometimes it takes a little while. Sometimes you don’t even truly enjoy a record until a few years later. It’s weird, right now I really enjoy “Rockaholic.” I guess you just have to let it go for a bit. You can listen to it and it’s like, “Wow! There is some really good stuff on there!” [laughs]

You make your living in the ever-changing music industry. What are the pros and cons of being a working artist in today’s climate?

Oh boy, well, the cons are that there is no more radio support or video support with MTV and that type of stuff. Those two things were such a help to a career. The pros are that you have all the social media that takes the place of those earlier elements. If you are on top of your game and you know how to work that stuff, there are still ways to have a career and create buzz. You really just have to do it yourself through those mediums.

I’m sure you learned a ton of lessons along the way. What’s the best lesson we can take from your journey as an artist?

I’m still working on this but I tell myself music is what I do and it’s not who I am. You can’t let it define you. You can’t let a bad review, see someone talking shit get you down. There have been comments like, “This song sucks! You guys should die without Jani.” Or “You guys should change your name.” There’re so many hurtful and good things that get thrown at you. I have completely unplugged from all of that. When I get home, I have my wife and my birds, we have parrots, and that’s who I am. I’ve learned that you have to really separate those two worlds. When you get home you still have to pick up shit and carry your weight at your house! You can’t have that rock star mentality on all the time. It just doesn’t work, you will get sucked into that and eventually you will get let down. I think it’s important for everyone to realize that you have to be yourself first!

Well said! Thanks for your time today, Jerry! I’m digging the new album and I can’t wait to see you all again soon!

Thanks so much, Jason! I really appreciate it!

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Sex, Drugs and Cherry Pie: Video Vixen Bobbie Brown Talks ‘Dirty Rocker Boys’!

Sex, Drugs and Cherry Pie: Video Vixen Bobbie Brown Talks ‘Dirty Rocker Boys’!

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She’s my Cherry Pie. Tastes so good, make a grown man cry. Who could forget the sexy “Cherry Pie” girl from hair metal band Warrant’s infamous music video? Bobbie Brown became a bona fide vixen for her playful role as the object of lead singer Jani Lane’s desires. With her windblown peroxide mane, seductive scarlet lips, and flirtatious curves, she epitomized every man’s fantasy. But the wide-eyed Louisiana beauty queen’s own dreams of making it big in Los Angeles were about to be derailed by her rock-and-roll lifestyle. After her tumultuous marriage to Jani imploded, and her engagement to fast-living Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee ended in a drug haze—followed by his marriage days later to Pamela Anderson—Bobbie decided it was time Hollywood’s hottest bachelors got a taste of their own medicine. Step one: get high. Step two: get even.

In a captivating, completely uncensored confessional, “Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on The Sunset Strip,” Bobbie explicitly recounts her encounters with some of the most famous men in Hollywood: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kevin Costner, Mark McGrath, Dave Navarro, Sebastian Bach, Ashley Hamilton, Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Orgy’s Jay Gordon, and many more. Who’s got the most titanic dick in Tinseltown? Whose bedroom did Bobbie (literally) set on fire? No man was off limits as the fun-loving bombshell spiraled into excess, anger, and addiction.

Bobbie survived the party—barely—and her riveting, cautionary comeback tale is filled with the wildest stories of sex, drugs, and rock and roll ever told. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently sat down with this iconic video vixen to discuss her life in the spotlight, the creation of her no-holds bar autobiography, ‘The Ex-Wives of Rock’ and much, much more!

Bobbie Jean Brown

Bobbie Jean Brown

Thanks for taking time out to talk with me today, Bobbie. The book is fantastic and we are excited to spread the word. I wanted to give everyone a little background on you. What got you started on your journey into the entertainment industry early on?

I think it all started with my Mom’s push really. She was kind of a stage mother and she pushed me in that direction by putting me in classes, introducing “White Gloves and Party Manners” or things like that. That was the direction she pointed me in.

From there you got into modeling. Was that something you always enjoyed or grew to love with time?

I liked it. It was cool because of how much money I could make and that was kind of neat but it is also a seedy world. You become kind of weird and entitled. It is really bizarre. It is also a very humbling experience. You get out of touch with human nature when you are in that sort of position. It had it good point and bad points. It was certainly easier than working hard labor! [laughs]

You just released “Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on The Sunset Strip.” What sparked the idea to write the book and what made now the time to do it?

Originally, I had been mentioned in fourteen different rock books. That was about four years ago. That is when I came up with the idea of giving a woman’s perspective, along with a retort of sorts. When I read some of the books, there were instances where I thought “That’s not exactly how that happened. I remember it like this.” I decided I needed to do my own version of what happened because there was no woman’s perspective on what was said. I came up with the idea and started writing over four years ago. Since that time, I had been trying to get it picked up and signed. It only came to fruition this last year. The entire process of working on the book lasted about four years.

When you first decided to tell your story, did you have any particular goals or expectations you were hoping to accomplish with your first book?

I wanted to not deny the reader any truth. I didn’t want to insult or offend anyone. I wanted the book to be very relatable. I also didn’t want anyone to think I was a victim because I am very much my own person making my own choices. I definitely am never a person who has grown to be proud of victim-stance. I certainly didn’t want to come off like that, so those were my key points going into it.

A fascinating look into Bobbie Brown's world!

A fascinating look into Bobbie Brown’s world!

Capturing decades of your life in a few short pages is certainly a huge task. Can you tell us a little bit about the process of tackling this huge undertaking?

It all started with getting the right ghostwriter who could sit down and listen to me, I could have a conversation with or tell a story to and have her perceive what I said in my own voice. It was really a matter of finding someone who gets you, if you aren’t writing it yourself. You have to have a pretty excellent synopsis to start off with, I think. Otherwise, you would be crazy to even consider it! [laughs]

Did you have any reservations about putting yourself out there in book form?

That is just who I am naturally, so it wouldn’t have been have come out any other way. I am never a liar, I just say too much sometimes! [laughs] That is basically it. I didn’t really have any fear because I am on “Ex-Wives of Rock” and that is a project where you are opening yourself up to people ridiculing you and talking shit about you because it is your life and not a character you are playing. There is always a risk you take when you do something like that but it was never a major concern for me.

You mention many people from your past in this book. Did you get any feedback from those mentioned?

Yeah, actually Tommy Lee said I am a stupid, lying fucking whore. [laughs] Then he said he was going to sue me or give me a cease-and-desist or something. I was like “First of all, I would never write anything in my book that is untrue because I am not trying to get sued. Secondly, he can go to jail and have everyone leave him for the same fucking reasons and I am the stupid, lying fucking whore? I was hoping that he would be like “People change! We were young then!” or something along those lines! [laughs]

What do you consider the most rewarding part of putting this amazing look at your life together?

It was very cathartic. When going into writing the book, I realized I was going to bring up a lot of suppressed emotion that I hadn’t felt or thought about in a long time. In a better light, it gave me closure on a lot of things in my life as well.

Bobbie Brown and Janie Lane back in the day.

Bobbie Brown and Janie Lane back in the day.

Obviously, you are forever linked to Warrant’s “Cherry Pie” video and of course, the late Janie Lane. Did you ever view being “The Cherry Pie Girl” as a curse or has it always been more of a blessing in your eyes?

Overall, I consider it a blessing. I mean, it is why we are speaking now and why people know me mainly. I am really OK with it now. There was a time where I wasn’t so happy with it but I think it had something to do with me being mad at Janie at the moment or something. It wasn’t true and from the heart, like “Screw that fuckin’ song!” but in the moment I am sure there was a time where I was annoyed with him and not trying to give him any credit! [laughs] No one had any clue how big the song or video would become. No clue whatsoever! I was shocked by all of it!

Did you have any idea when you left for Hollywood in your youth that it would take you down such a crazy rode and lead you to the heights that it did?

No. You know what’s weird. I only really thought about the present back then. I didn’t think about consequences or repercussions. I think that is really why it was so fun and crazy! I never really thought beyond the moment, so I never gave it much thought at that time. I think it was when I had my daughter, Taylar, when I started having second thoughts, things I would stress over or contemplate. When it was just me by myself, I rarely gave anything a second thought!

There are so many great stories in the book. Where there any in particular that you were eager to share with the fans?

Yeah, I think I was eager to talk about Janie’s death; the suspiciousness of it all and the weirdness of the situation. Regardless of what I came to learn for find out about the situation after the fact, I just kind of wanted to put the seed in people’s ears about what I thought was the situation or how things went down, ya know?

Do you think we will ever see any movement in regard to that situation or do you feel it will continue to remain a mystery?

I don’t know that it will ever come to fruition. I think it is something that the wife has to pursue and she certainly won’t. Because he was an alcoholic and died of acute alcohol poisoning, no one is going to question it beyond that because of those facts alone.

 

Bobbie Brown and a young Taylar Lane

Bobbie Brown and a young Taylar Lane

You mentioned the daughter you had with Janie. You seem to have a terrific relationship with her at this point. What was it like sharing this book with her?

When it came to the parts that she was in or her father, I ran the chapters by her first. I just wanted to see how she felt about them or if there was anything that made her feel uncomfortable. I cleared all of those with her before I sent it to the publisher. She didn’t read the entire book right away; she just called me with the typos! [laughs] She just read the parts that concerned her initially. Then she read the entire book and she sent me a message saying how proud she was of me and that she thought it was really good.

That is terrific to hear. In regard to her, does she have any plans on following in the footsteps of her famous parents?

No. Well, she is a writer and has been writing since she was five years old. In that way, I guess she is following her own creative path but as far as the entertainment industry or celebrity is concerned, she has zero interest.

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You are so linked to music, what can you tell us about your musical side and is that something you see yourself pursuing further in the future?

I had a record deal at one time but I got pregnant, so it ended. I had a deal with Barry Weiss at Jive that hired Britney Spears so after I dropped out. It was something I was going to pursue at the time but my path changed. My Dad was a singer and I sang backup on Duff McKagan’s solo record, which was goofy! [laughs] I don’t have an amazing voice like Christina Aguilera but I can hold a note! I used to be much better when I was younger and I sang in competitions when in middle and high school but not anymore.

Another big part of your life over the past few years has been the series, “The Ex-Wives of Rock.” How did you get involved with the show initially?

I co-wrote a documentary called “Do It For The Band,” which won Best Rock Documentary of The Year in 2010. That is where Lorraine Lewis saw me on VH1 and contacted me via MySpace saying that she had a show idea that she wanted to discuss with me. She asked if I would mind meeting with her and her partner on the project. I did and I thought it was a great idea! I brought the other girls in to meet and it took about three years but it finally got picked up in Canada.

Bobbie Jean Brown

Bobbie Jean Brown

The show has been a lot of fun to watch. What has been the best part of being a part of that family, so to speak?

Having that support system and the fact it is really like a family is amazing! It has changed all of our lives for the better by making us grow. Also, we have all been there for each other when otherwise we probably wouldn’t have. One of my favorite things to say is that I get paid to hang out with my friends and be myself! You can’t that!

You just started filming Season 3 of the series. Obviously, this is based on your lives but where do you hope to see the series develop and where do you hope it takes you all on a personal level in the future?

Honestly, I hope the show keeps going and going and going. It is so much fun. I would like to see us get spin-off shows and that we accomplish our individual goals via that. I hope it continues to take us higher and higher and we continue to accomplish more and more. We keep getting stronger. I think that is because we are so honest with our audience and so self-deprecating. We share our highs, the lows and the decisions both good and bad. People can really relate and I think that is why the show has done so well. I feel like people have grown along with us and know we are more than just getting facials, drinking champagne and all that stuff. We are real and people can relate to that!

With the series and the book, you air a lot of dirty laundry. Even after doing so with both, do you feel people still have misconceptions about you as a person?

Sure! I think when people only know about me being on the show and haven’t watched it; they might think I am into certain things that I am not. If they watched the show they would dispel a lot of those misconceptions. I feel a lot of those people are haters to begin with and might want to hate more just to have a reason to talk shit.

Doing the book gives you plenty of time to reflect on your life. What is the best lesson to be learned from your life and times?

I think the biggest lesson I have learned personally is gratitude. I have learned to be humble and gracious. With that gratitude, I feel I have been rewarded ten-fold. I find that I am constantly grateful for people and I am telling them how I appreciate them. Being appreciative for the little things in life that have happened and those that didn’t happen today is a great lesson to learn. It has really worked wonders for me. In my twenties, I didn’t used to be that way. I was very ungrateful, unappreciative spoiled and had an ego, which just didn’t work out.

Bobbie Jean Brown

Bobbie Jean Brown

You have been doing the press tour for the book. What has been that experience been like for you?

I have thoroughly enjoyed it, so much so that I would love to write another book or continue doing this type of thing because it has been such a blast! It has been such an amazing ride and I have really and truly enjoyed every minute of it!

What are some of the other goals you have your sights set on both short and long term?

There are so many things I am excited about. I have my own clothing line. I would love to do another book. I would love to do my own podcast show. I want to be on the New York Times Best Seller list. I want to be on “Dancing with the Stars.” I want to be in Playboy. I have a whole list with so many things I want to accomplish before I die!

I wanted to touch on your fashion line, The Bobbie Jean Brown Collection. What can you tell us about it?

I wanted to buy clothes that would be sexy and rock! I am focused on styles that can fit all sizes of woman. Sharise [Neil] has her own line but she designs her line after her physique. She is her own fit model. I can’t wear her clothes because I would look like a pregnant person. It just isn’t geared towards my body type. I wanted to do a line that appealed to everybody. I am also very into vintage pieces. I love having a vintage section. You can check it all out at www.bobbiejeanbrown.net.

Bobbie Jean Brown

Bobbie Jean Brown

In “Dirty Rocker Boy: Love and Lust on The Sunset Strip,” you talk a lot about your past loves. What is your love life like these days?

I just broke up with someone I was seeing for a few months yesterday. I was completely head-over-heels and trusted him in every way. It turns out that he was the biggest sociopath liar I have ever encountered. I had no idea. When he looked at me, it was with so much love I would have never in a million years known it or guessed it. It was devastating.

That sucks! I have to say, I think they are missing a real opportunity by not doing some type of “Rock of Love” style show to get you hooked up with a real man!

I know! I have been saying that for years! [laughs] Seriously, I am starting to think I am really broken in that department.

I am sure there is another level of difficulty for a person like yourself who has a level of celebrity attached to them.

That is true. I find that people start to resent me after a while. At first they are enamored but then they start to get resentful and start to treat me badly or talk down to me because they are trying to make themselves my equal in their own mind. I am not saying they are less than me but in their own mind they want to take me down for whatever reason. I don’t do that to them or try to make them feel that way, so it is a real bummer.

One thing I think you are doing that is fantastic is being so interactive with your fans on Facebook and Twitter. What type of impact has that had on you?

You know what, the girls from the show; we all try to reach out to our fans as much as we can. We have made that a part of the show in a way. I have to say it really, totally changes people. For example, if I see somebody say something bad, I will just say something like “Wow. That was mean. Do you even watch the show?” Just simply because I respond, they flip it. Now, they suddenly watch the show and are sorry. It is just so weird how human interaction works! It is very few and far between when somebody says “I still hate it and I think you suck, still!” If I get those types of people, I tend to block them. I do think it is a huge marketing tool for anything you are trying to promote. Not only that but it is a great way for us to keep in touch with the fans who do love the show.

Bobbie Jean Brown

Bobbie Jean Brown

If you could go back to your early years and give yourself some advice, what would that be?

That would be to prioritize with things and people, as well as be more grateful, as I said earlier. I do feel like I have come full circle. I feel like this is more of a comeback trail autobiography. I say that because there are a lot of sad, depressing and dark moments in the book and for me to come out of that on my own, pull myself up and accomplish my goals that I started twenty years ago was difficult but very rewarding experience.

I want to thank you for your time today, Bobbie. The book is a great read and I think you personality shines through. You could say the sun has definitely broken free of the clouds, if you know what I mean.

Thank you so much, Jason! I am glad you enjoyed it! Talk to you soon!

Be sure to follow Bobbie Jean Brown’s adventures on Twitter at twitter.com/bobbiejeanbrown?. ‘Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on The Sunset Strip’ is available now and is a must-read! – Click here to get it on Amazon.com!

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M3 Rock Festival Announces Lineup For 3rd Rockin’ Year!

M3 Rock Festival Announces Lineup For 3rd Rockin’ Year!

No, you?re not having flashbacks. These intensely vivid heavy metal memories you?re about to experience will ignite in 2011. Kix, Warrant, LA Guns, Whitesnake, Tesla and Lita Ford will be among the acts taking over Merriweather Post Pavilion, playing full sets of their glam rock and heavy metal hits, along with other unexpected amazements.

In its third year, I.M.P. Presents M3 Rock Festival will add a Kick Off Party and Concert featuring full sets, since one day alone can?t contain all this metal. The Official M3 Kix-Off Party will get things started Friday, May 13th at 7pm. The full-blown 2011 M3 Rock Festival begins Saturday, May 14 at Noon. Last year VIP and Pavilion seats sold out faster than you could flick your Bic, so headbangers hoping to get close enough to smell the sweat will want to be at their computers Thursday, Feb 3 at 10am EST for the insiders pre-sale. Only members of M3 Rockers? Forum will be given the pre-sale promo code. Fans can sign up for the Rockers? Forum on http://www.m3rockfest.com/

Discounted 2-Day Packages will go on sale to the general public Friday, Feb 4 at 10am EST. If there are any tickets remaining as of March 4th, they will go on sale as Single-Day tickets at 10 am EST through Ticketfly. Tickets can also be purchased at the Merriweather and 9:30 Club Box Offices. For more information, visit http://www.ticketfly.com/

M3 Rock Festival will feature two music stages, the Freak Stage and a Festival Village. Playing Friday night, May 13: Kix, with special guests Warrant, LA Guns and JetboyPlaying Saturday, May 14: Whitesnake, Tesla, Lita Ford, Mr. Big, Slaughter, Great White, Danger Danger, Firehouse, Big Noize, Black and Blue, Hurtsmile, Faster Pussycat and Pretty Boy Floyd.

VIP ticket holders will have:

• Special VIP parking • Private VIP Entrance gate • Official M3 2011 Festival T-shirt • Official M3 2011 Concert Poster and sharpie • Access to floor and front of house seating • Access to M3 VIP Deck located backstage (access to VIP concessions and VIP restrooms) • Access to Artist Meet-&-Greet Lounge.

2-Day Packages (May 13th and 14th) – On Sale February 4

• VIP • Pavilion 1 • Pavilion 2 • Lawn

$175.00 Ticket Limit (4) $95.00 Ticket Limit (6) $65.00 Ticket Limit (6) $45.00 Ticket Limit (6)(IF AVAILABLE) May 13 Official Kix-Off Party and Concert Tickets-On sale March 4th

• VIP • Pavilion 1 • Pavilion 2 • Lawn

$60.00 Ticket Limit (4) $35.00 Ticket Limit (6) $30.00 Ticket Limit (6) $25.00 Ticket Limit (6)

(IF AVAILABLE) May 14th 2011 M3 Rock Festival Tickets- On sale March 4th

• VIP • Pavilion 1 • Pavilion 2 • Lawn $35.00

$150.00 Ticket Limit (4) $75.00 $55.00

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