Tony LaBrie of the Banana 101.5 radio station in Flint, Michigan recently conducted an interview with Kyle Kruger, Jon Tanner and Steve McClure, the people behind the forthcoming "Hair I Go Again" "documentary." You can now watch the chat below.
Film synopsis: "The year was 1985. Thousands of miles away from the sonic debauchery of the Sunset Strip, a group of teenage friends shared aspirations of glam rock grandeur. Rising from the ashes of countless garage jams and taking a page straight out of Hit Parader, a hungry, determined band was ultimately born. Fame and fortune were well within reach, as they toured the skating rink circuit of West Central Florida, but fate intervened and the group unceremoniously imploded... probably over some chick.
"In this humorous-yet-shameless documentary, two longtime friends ultimately realize their mortality and decide to give the dream one last shot. Gone are the long hair, leopard-skin spandex and all-night parties. Only to be replaced, some twenty-five years later, by male-pattern baldness, XXL fashion and the mundane grind of 9-to-5. Their mission: reunite the band and appear as an opening act for their heavy metal idols.
"Their journey will take them cross-country as they seek out (OK, stalk) their musical heroes with the hopes of hearing the words: 'You've got the gig.'
"Countless questions remain. Will they find their long-lost bandmates (particularly the bastards that still owe them money)? Can any of them still hold a tune? And who was that skank that broke up the band in the first place?
"Failure might be their only option."
Directed by Steve McClure and written by Kyle Kruger and Steve McClure, "Hair I Go Again" features candid interviews with some of the most influential musicians and industry professionals in the business:
* Share Ross (VIXEN)
* Kip Winger (WINGER)
* Steve Blaze (LILLIAN AXE)
* Brian Vollmer and Brent Doerner (HELIX)
* Kenny McGee (JULIET)
* Bruce Batten (BRAT)
* Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, DIO, FOREIGNER, T&N)
* Frankie Banali (QUIET RIOT)
* Jaime St. James (BLACK 'N BLUE, WARRANT)
* THE IRON MAIDENS (all-female tribute to IRON MAIDEN)
* Erik Turner and Robert Mason (WARRANT)
* Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, BROKEN TEETH)
* Beau Hill (producer for ALICE COOPER, TWISTED SISTER,RATT, KIX, WINGER, WARRANT, EUROPE, ROXX GANG)
* Ron Keel (STEELER, KEEL)
* Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT, KING KOBRA)
* Sam McCaslin (Retrospect Records)
* Johnny Lee Middleton (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA)
* Marla Stone (95YNF and 98ROCK in Tampa Bay, Florida)
* CJ Snare (FIREHOUSE, RUBICON CROSS)
* Dave Meniketti (Y&T)
* Jason Bieler (SAIGON KICK, SUPER TRANS ATLANTIC, OWL STRETCHING)
* Jack Russell (GREAT WHITE)
* Oz Fox (STRYPER)
* Brent Muscat (FASTER PUSSYCAT)
* Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD)
* Joey Belladonna and Frank Bello (ANTHRAX)
* Lorraine Lewis (FEMME FATALE)
* Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS)
* Brian Forsythe (KIX)
* Stevie Rachelle (TUFF)
* Sandy Sledge and Leather Leone (SLEDGE LEATHER PROJECT)
* Vicky Hamilton (manager and consultant for MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON, GUNS N' ROSES)
* Terry Ilous (XYZ, GREAT WHITE)
* Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE)
* Ryan Roxie (ALICE COOPER, ELECTRIC ANGELS, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ROXIE 77)
* John Corabi (MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION, THE SCREAM, RATT, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION)
* Kevin Steele (ROXX GANG, MOJO GURUS)
* Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, JON OLIVA'S PAIN)
"Hair I Go Again" trailer: