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You know a has gone through a lot of lineup changes when there’s literally an entire Wikipedia page dedicated just to listing its past members. The notorious Sunset Strip rockers have had a revolving line over the years, but this was par for the course for the L.A. Glam scene where bands would literally form night in the Rainbow Bar and Grill parking lot and disband a week later. Of course, in true fashion, they took it to the next level in the late 2000’s and had a period when there were two versions of touring. will be happy to know though, this has all been cleared up. The band’s core foundation of vocalist and guitarist are back together and have released two albums, The Missing Peace and The Devil You Know, since reforming.

Currently, has just released Another Xmas In Hell; a digital featuring covers of holiday songs by the Damned, Ramones, Slade, and Billy Squier. On top of all that, there is a surprising guest appearance by William Shatner making this intriguing before even hearing it. (Apparently, Captain Kirk is hanging with now that he’s retired from Star Fleet.)

Overall, Another Xmas In Hell is a fun little gem of an EP. The opener, The Bills/Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You, is a Billy Squier with some wicked work and an interlude featuring a long rambling voice mail from Shatner giving advice on their set list!? It’s pretty random, but wholly entertaining. The rest of the delivers an array of glammed out covers including an 80’s style make-over of the 70’s English Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody; a 30 second punk version of Dreidel; a gritty of The Damned’s There Ain’t No Sanity Clause; and finishes off with a heavier more n’ roll version of Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Tonight) by the Ramones. This is definitely the perfect thing to put on at a drunken Christmas party and would be nicely paired with ’s A Twisted Christmas.

Keep in mind though, Another Xmas In Hell is really meant to hold over while are working on their third since reuniting. Tentatively due for release in late 2020 on Records, it should prove to be as gritty and Glam flavored as the other albums they’ve made since getting back together.

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