Since 1994 (hed)p.e. has been turning heads with their brand of original and unique music. The band has been called everything from rock, metal, punk, reggae, rapcore, and more. With such a vast career and 10 studio albums, the band has earned their place as one of the most original and well respected acts on the planet (earth that is!).

“We here at (hed)p.e. come to bring inspirational music for the worldwide family. I want my people to know its okay to fall, JUST GET THE F**K UP! Our mission: to go forward with our music and shine a light in the darkness. Blending metal, reggae, hip hop and punk, we’ve cultivated a worldwide underground following. Inspiring revolution and reflection every step of the way” says vocalist and founding member Jahred.

(hed)p.e. Return in 2016 with their newest album “Forever”. The follow up to the band’s highly acclaimed 2014 release “Evolution” and second album with Pavement Entertainment.

Jahred speaks on his enthusiasm with the new album: “With our new record FOREVER! We blend Godzilla heavy guitar riffs with beats that will hypnotize. The vocals strike the proper balance between rock, punk, hip hop and reggae. Its is a soundtrack for life!”

Coming to you July 22, 2016 “Forever” takes the listener on yet another journey of original and fresh music that only a band like (hed)p.e. can deliver. It’s evolved, unique, and true to the original vision and direction of the band. It is (hed)p.e. It is FOREVER!

Vixen's Janet Gardner

Known for being the lead vocalist of the legendary female rock band Vixen, Janet Gardner’s powerful vocals propelled Vixen to the top of the Billboard charts with crossover hits “Edge of a Broken Heart” and “Cryin’” and AOR rockers “How Much Love” and “Love is a Killer”. Vixen toured extensively, grinding out 200 shows per year, opening for the likes of Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions, Kiss, and Bon Jovi.

In an era primarily dominated by male rock musicians, Vixen’s all female line up didn’t come without its struggles. But their undeniable musicianship matched with Gardner’s unique and powerful vocal style propelled the band quickly to Gold Album status and earned the band critically acclaimed success that is still celebrated to this day on the likes of Sirius XM, MTV/VH-1 Classic, and nationally syndicated specialty radio shows. Vixen, along with their predecessors, helped pave the way for the current wave and success of female fronted acts such as Halestorm, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless, and many others.

Teaming up with guitarist/songwriter/producer Justin James (who has worked with members of Staind, Collective Soul, Tyketto), Gardner ventured into the solo realm to unleash a new side of her musical creativity. Together, Janet and Justin have penned a collection of emotionally charged songs with gritty grooves, infectious hooks, and inspired lyrics that merge hard rock influences from the last four decades.

The result is a perfect blend of modern hard rock with a touch of old school flare that will turn the heads of generations of rock fans. A sample teaser was put up on YouTube and literally exploded overnight. The power duo was quickly snatched up by Pavement Entertainment with a full length cd released in the fall of 2017.

Janet Gardner has once again proven herself as a leader in the female fronted hard rock world.

Rose Tattoo

Rose Tattoo, the true rock and roll outlaws and first and last gang in town rumbled into existence in late 1976 with a New Year’s Eve debut at Sydney’s legendary Bondi Lifesaver.

The band was the vision of Pete Wells, former bassist with Sydney heavy metal kids, Buffalo, his master plan embellished by ex-Band of Light bassist, Ian Rilen.

With Wells on slide guitar and Rilen on bass, former Buster Brown singer, Angry Anderson was recruited along with rhythm guitarist Mick Cocks and drummer Dallas “Digger” Royal and they set about destroying eardrums and venues across Australia.

With the band’s enormous power came a level of internal combustion and in August 1977, Rilen left on the eve of the release of the band’s debut single for Alberts, Bad Boy For Love to form the soon to be equally infamous X

Geordie Leach who had played with Angry in Buster Brown stepped in to replace Rilen and the band’s classic self titled debut album produced by Vanda and Young was released in late 1978 with the killer singles, Bad Boy for Love, Rock n’ Roll Outlaw and One of the Boys.

Being one of the best live acts in Australia and offering up an album that made The Stones at their peak sound tame tragically wasn’t enough and Tattoo found the going tough in their homeland. Their banning from Countdown, the country’s top music TV show, allegedly after Angry and Mick Cocks appeared to kiss on camera, summed up their lot.

By 1979 Cocks and Leach had left and the band was down to a four piece with legendary Australian guitar maverick, Lobby Loyde on bass.

In an attempt to kick start the band’s career and trajectory, Loyde produced a second album in December 1979 titled Scarred but it remains unreleased.

Nothing seemed to work and one of the most unique bands on the planet was being damned out of existence.

Salvation was quietly at hand. Despite the outfit’s lack of success and recognition in Australia, their debut album was quietly gaining traction in France and Germany.

It was decided to reunite the line-up of Anderson, Wells, Cocks, Leach and Royal, record what would be the Assault and Battery album and unleash the band on audiences in the UK and Europe in 1981.

It was a masterstroke. In the northern hemisphere, Tattoo were finally showered with the respect and affection that had been cruelly withheld in Australia, their storming appearance at the Reading Festival in August 1981 a crowning achievement and powerful statement to all that the new metal gurus had arrived.

But mid way through the European tour, Mick Cocks left and was replaced by former Dallimore guitar beast, Rockin’ Rob Riley who brought with him a whole new level of volume and intimidation.

By that point, Tattoo were poised to be the clear and logical successors to AC/DC but the decision was made to return to Australia, record the Scarred For Life album and prepare for an all important American tour in late 1982.

While launching an assault on the UK and Europe had been a brilliant tactic, leaving before landing the killer blow was a critical miscalculation.

Despite doing dates with the likes of Aerosmith and ZZ Top, the Americans, more so than the Australians, didn’t know what to do when confronted with a bunch of beer swilling tattooed street toughs who played at skull splitting volume. Five years later Guns n’ Roses would take the world by storm with the ethos of Rose Tattoo but in 1982-1983, the US reaction to the Tatts was terror and confusion.

America effectively killed the band with Wells, Royal and Riley all leaving after they returned to Australia in early 1983.

Angry continued on with Leach and after recruiting new personnel made 1984’s Southern Stars album but much of the band’s original spirit was gone.

Anderson did the Beats from A Single Drum album in 1988 which was more of a solo effort and featured the hit, Suddenly and in 1990 released the Blood From Stone album, the Australian tour for which saw the singer reunite with Rob Riley to open for Aerosmith.

Pete Wells meanwhile was beginning to carve out an impressive solo career starting with 1991’s Everything You Like Tries To Kill You album.

In 1993, the stars aligned once more when the original line-up of Tattoo were asked to open for Guns n’ Roses to play two huge outdoors shows in Sydney and Melbourne before almost 100,000 people. Tatts’ drummer, Digger Royal had tragically passed in 1989 and so Oz rock veteran, Paul De Marco was drafted into the band.

The outfit kicked on powerfully from there including a near poetic appearance at Brisbane’s notorious Boggo Road prison.

Steve King, who like Rob Riley, always seemed destined to play with Tattoo, came in on bass on the eve of the band’s 2000 European tour with Kingys’ second gig a baptism of fire at the massive Wacken Metal festival in Germany which was immortalised on the 25 to Life album and also featured the return of Rob Riley.

The underrated Pain album followed in 2002 with the band’s most intimidating line-up of Anderson, Wells, Riley, King and De Marco.

But tragically Pete Wells was suffering from cancer – and he wasn’t alone.

Dai Pritchard filled in on slide guitar when Wells was too unwell to continue – he passed in 27 March 2006.

In a double blow, fellow founding member, Ian Rilen departed seven months later on 30 October after a bout with cancer himself.

With Mick Cocks back in the fold in place of Riley and now Pritchard permanently installed the Tatts soldiered on with 2007’s Blood Brothers album which included a killer version of Stevie Wright’s Black Eyed Bruiser.

When cancer also took Cocks on 22 December 2009, it seemed the Rose Tattoo circle had been permanently and irreparably broken.

But the body blows didn’t end there with drummer Paul De Marcos’ arrest in April 2014 and later imprisonment for alleged firearms offences curbing the band’s touring activity and placing the future in doubt.

A line-up of Tattoo however opened for Guns n’ Roses in Australia in February 2017 and stormed through an appearance at the Bang Your Head festival in Germany in July bathed in reverence from tens of thousands.

In the second half of 2017, after countless personnel changes in the preceding years, Rose Tattoo re-emerged like a phoenix from the ashes with their strongest line-up in more than a decade.

The outfit features early AC/DC bassist, Mark Evans who featured on so many of the band’s timeless Bon Scott era songs and former Finch, Skyhooks and Angels’ master axeman, Bob Spencer alongside Angry, long time Tatts’ slide guitar ace, Dai Pritchard and drumming giant, Jackie Barnes.

With the new lineup firing on all cylinders and making a space all their own, they decided to revisit history and what is sacred studio ground by re-recording and updating the band’s classic debut album from 1978 adding a few songs that should have had a place on the original record.

Mark Opitz, who handled the band’s original demos in the late seventies and engineered such landmark recordings as AC/DC’s Powerage and The Angels’ Face to Face, will produce the rebirthed album.

In March, the Tatts kick off a unique Australian tour with The Hard Ons and then in July, storm through Europe once more in their own right.

Honouring the past and striding proudly into the future, THE boys are back and right now, Rose Tattoo are as good as it gets and that’s no small statement.

Black Flag

BLACK FLAG is an American band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, CA by guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member Greg Ginn. Their discography includes seven studio albums and two live albums. The band has released all of their material on Ginn’s independent label, SST Records beginning with 1981’s Damaged. Vocalist, Mike Vallely, first sang with the band as a guest vocalist in 2003, before becoming the band’s fifth vocalist and touring with the band in 2014.

BLACK FLAG is currently recording new material for a future studio release and will be touring in the Summer of 2019 on their 2019 SUMMER TOUR.


In 1971, a young Martha Davis joined The Warfield Foxes, a band from Berkeley California.  In 1975 they moved to Los Angeles and changed the band name to The Motels.

The new name was inspired on the way to the band’s first show at Barney’s Beanery. Guitarist Dean Chamberlain noted the motor inns as they drove down Santa Monica Boulevard and suggested “What about The Motels?”

The band broke up then reformed in 1978 with guitarist Jeff Jourard who brought in his brother Marty on keyboards and saxophone. Michael Goodroe on bass and Brian Glascock on drums rounded out the quintet. This lineup played around L.A. for six months before signing with Capitol Records on May 13, 1979—Mother’s Day.

The Motels released five albums on Capitol Records between 1979 and 1985, two of them earning gold record status and generating two Top Ten singles, “Only the Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer.”  When the band broke up in 1987 Martha released Policy, a solo album that charted in Australia.

After leaving Capitol Davis spent years working in different musical genres with multitudes of players. Recently it became apparent that one particular configuration generated the same feeling as the original band concept.

The new lineup includes guitarist Clint Walsh, drummer Eric Gardner, bassist Nic Johns and as of 2011, original member Marty Jourard.  Apocalypso, a previously unreleased version of 1982’s All Four One was released in 2011 on Omnivore Records, thirty years to the day after the intended original date.

In Spring of 2018 the Motels will release their new record The Last Few Beautiful Days.

Motels Discography

The Motels 1979
Careful 1980
All Four One 1982
Little Robbers 1984
Shock 1985
Apocalypso 2011
The Last Few Beautiful Days 2018

Gilby Clarke

Fact: Guitar hero Gilby Clarke played in both Guns N’ Roses and the MC5. Who else can claim membership in two of the most life-altering rock ’n’ roll outfits to ever exist on the planet? Huh?

But none of that overshadows the fact this guitarist, singer and songwriter was a 17-year-old punk from Cleveland whose Hollywood back- alley dues were paid in full. Before joining the Guns N Roses circus, Gilby was Kim Fowley’s go-to session guitarist and ghost writer. It was Kim that urged Gilby to join Candy, an established Hollywood band looking for a new guitarist. With Gilby now aboard, Candy signed with Mercury and was on their way. Candy was a little early for the Sunset Strip takeover and Gilby’s rough n’ ready guitar style was better suited for the big riff quartet Kill For Thrills. Gilby signed as a writer to Virgin America and Kill For Thrills signed with MCA Records, then a late night call from Slash changed everything.

Gilby joined Guns in ’91. Private planes and diplomatic immunity followed. He appeared on the band’s Spaghetti Incident, Live Era ’88-’91 and The Greatest Hits albums. Gilby spent years on the Use Your Illusion tour in the 90s, but his proudest moment is the Gilby Rolls mode on the GNR pinball machine. If u can get him to talk, he may admit the 2012 Rock N Roll Hall of Fame induction performance was fun.

After Guns imploded, armed only with his Les Paul, Gilby went back to Virgin and launched his solo career. Receiving critical winks for his albums Pawnshop Guitars, The Hangover, Rubber, 99 Live and Swag. Recording and/or touring over the lean years with Nancy Sinatra, Heart, The MC5 & his old bandmate Slash’s Snakepit, Gilby even snuck in videos with GNR, Michael Jackson and Fall Out Boy when MTV was de rigeur. Perhaps you saw him starring alongside Tommy Lee on the CBS TV show Rockstar: Supernova or VH1 Honors with Rob Zombie and Ace Frehely ? Clarke currently splits his services with Kings of Chaos led by Matt Sorum and an all-star alumni that features Steven Tyler, Joe Elliot and Gene Simmons and his solo band.

Clarke, who’s an old school mash-up of Keef, Johnny Thunders, and B.B. King, continues to write fist-jacking rock ’n’ roll songs with fat choruses, and appear on stages around the globe. He produces worthy bands too. He’s also one of the sweetest gents you’ll ever meet. He’s a guitar hero, certainly, but also a gentleman whose heart happens to rush at rock ’n’ roll speed.


Otep is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2000. They have released two EPs, eight studio albums, and one live album. As of December 2013, they are no longer under their previous label Victory Records and currently are signed with Napalm Records.


Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their chart-topping 2002 single “Headstrong”.[1] The group consists of lead vocalist Chris Taylor Brown, bassist Peter “Pete” Charell, drummer Brendan Hengle, and guitarist David Sudock. They have released seven studio albums to date: Amalgamation (1999), Trapt (2002), Someone in Control (2005), Only Through the Pain (2008), No Apologies (2010), Reborn (2013), and DNA (2016).

Vinnie Vincent

VINNIE VINCENT!!! the name whose musical legacy speaks volumes; as shredder, composer, producer and international recording artist, THE “V” IS BACK with a blistering new VINNIE VINCENT INVASION ALBUM scheduled for release in 2023 and a rip your face off live band.

From VINCENT’s recruitment by KISS in 1982 as lead guitarist ANKH WARRIOR to replace Ace Frehley as a member of KISS thru the iconic CREATURES and LICK IT UP era, VINCENT proved quite the composer as he co-authored many of the KISS KLASSICS revered by fans worldwide today.

With VINCENT on lead guitar, KISS slayed the massive audiences in Brazil of over 200,000 at the notorious Rio de Janeiro show at Maracana Stadium, and in Sao Paulo and Bela Horizonte stadium shows of 100,000 each in June of 1983.  VINNIE VINCENT, the only KISS LEAD GUITARIST to define his stature as the ANKH WARRIOR on thru to the KISS unmasking on MTV in 1983 to usher in the LICK IT UP era, was integral in catapulting KISS to the top the charts to regain their status as the GREATEST AND LOUDEST BAND IN THE WORLD.

But the dream was to end. After years of Vinnies search for his perfect band which he found with KISS….business problems derailed that precious chemistry between VINNIE. GENE, PAUL and ERIC, forcing Vincent to leave Kiss in 1984.

As a component of the rocket fuel that thrust Kiss back on top, that in itself would be a milestone achievement for anyone, but not Vinnie Vincent. …  After the LIU tour ended in March 84, VINCENT buried himself in a studio and wrote and recorded what was to be SIDE A of VINNIE VINCENT INVASION. And with Robert Fleischman’s razor blade vocals, good fortune was to boomerang bringing Vinnie to his crowning achievement.

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION was unleashed in 1986 on Chrysalis Records and Vinnie killed it with BOYZ ARE GONNA ROCK and his scorched earth shredd which not only topped MTV play list throughout the year but saw Vincent kick out the jams as host of headbangers ball on numerous occasions. With the thrust of BOYZ ARE GONNA ROCK, VINNIE toured with ALICE COOPER and IRON MAIDEN and VINNIE VINCENT INVASION became the fastest selling debut album in chrysalis history coming in at #100 on KERRANGS 100 GREATEST ROCK ALBUMS OF ALL TIME.

In 1988 VINCENT released ALL SYSTEMS GO and killed it again with ASHES TO ASHES and the single LOVE KILLS featured in NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET IV.  Impossible as it may be, VINNIE transcended his KISS and VINNIE VINCENT INVASION legacy and entered the world of FREDDY KRUGER with his smash hit MTV video of LOVE KILLS where VINCENT not only appeared in the infamous FREDDY SWEATER, HAT and MURDER CLAW to launch his LOVE KILLS VIDEO but filmed an MTV SPECIAL FOR NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET IV WITH FREDDY as a prequel to the movie release. And by all accounts, VINNIE VINCENT was the only one other than Freddy himself to wear Freddy Kruger’s iconic real movie clothes.

VINNIE laid low during the 90’s and 2000’s as grunge and rap took hold, prompting exhaustive media searches for the elusive rock star…then suddenly in 2018, VINCENT suddenly appeared setting the stage for his return. The moment has arrived… WORD TO THE ROCK WORLD… U BETTER WATCH OUT! THE “V” WAR MACHINE IS BACK.

Jimmie's Chicken Shack

Jimmie’s Chicken Shack is an American alternative rock band from Annapolis, Maryland. They emerged through MTV as one of the first post-grunge bands of the era.

Singles from …Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope were “High,” “Dropping Anchor,” “Blood,” and “Another Day.” “High” and “Dropping Anchor” both have music videos. The video for “High” was shown on MTV’s 120 Minutes. Many of the songs that were included on PTSE were included on previous independent releases.

With early releases of B.Y.O.S, there was a card to mail to Fowl Records for a free copy of the Slow Change EP. This EP is rare, but can still be occasionally found.

The tour for this album included dates playing with bands such as 311, Creed, Fuel, Finger Eleven, and Joydrop.

In January 2000, the band received arguably its highest compliment to date when it was chosen as openers for 311. Fresh off a New Years show with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Omaha, Nebraska quintet announced a month-plus long, 27-show tour, spanning from February 21 to March 29, with Jimmie’s Chicken Shack as the sole opening act (including one special guest appearance by Incubus at a Winston-Salem show).

After fighting for nearly three years to get released from Island Defjam, they released re.present on Koch Records in April 2004. “Falling Out” (featuring Aaron Lewis of Staind) was the only single released from re.present. A music video was made for the single and received limited airplay through various outlets.

Fail On Cue was released in January 2008 on Fowl Records. Some of the new songs on the album are “Mutha Luvas,” “The Quiet Ones,” “Another Great Idea,” and “Making Babies.” The album also included the band’s second studio recorded cover of a song, Fugazi’s “Waiting Room”.

Jimi Haha started a band in 2002 called Jarflys. They put out a record called Anonymous. They continue to play in Annapolis. They have never had a band practice.

Jimi Haha put out his first solo cd under the name Mend The Hollow in December of 2016. The record was produced by Jim Wirt who produced J.C.S.’s Bring Your Own Stereo and was mixed by Tom Lord-Alge and mastered by Robert Ludwig.