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Oct 2014 23

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This Thursday, October 23rd on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Chloe Suicide and Nicole Powers will be joined by musical guests Ricky Rebel and Bad Lands.

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About Ricky Rebel

In 1997, recording artist Ricky G. burst on the music scene as the lead vocalist of the boy-band No Authority who later toured with 98 Degrees, Destiny’s Child, Aaron Carter, Ashlee and Jessica Simpson, among others. Rodney Jenkins (Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears) produced their first album, Keep On, and Michael Jackson signed the band to his own MJJ Music custom-label at Sony. In 2000, they signed with Madonna’s Maverick label to release their namesake album. The album reached #18 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and their signature hit, “Can I Get Your Number” peaked at #33 on the Billboard Top 40 chart.

Following the break-up of No Authority, Ricky re-emerged as the lead vocalist of Harlow from 2004-2009. He then reinvented himself. Retiring the name Ricky G. and becoming Ricky Rebel, he embarked on a solo career after My Chemical Romance invited him to co-star in their “NA NA NA” and “Sing” videos. In 2011, he released the Manipulator album featuring the hits “Geisha Dance”, “Get It On”, “You Need a Woman” and the title track. In 2013, “Geisha Dance” spent ten weeks on the Mediabase Chart, the chart that powers “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”. Now, in 2014, Ricky takes the stage again with his new release, “The Blue Album”, mixed by Claudio Cueni (JLo). Catch him performing live at the Weho Halloween Carnaval.

For more on Ricky visit his website, Facebook and Twitter.

About Bad Lands

If pistol black mascara, fairy dust, Technicolor palm trees, dangerous love, and kaleidoscopes could be mixed in a blender and made into an intoxicating alt-electro pop elixir, you would have Love Heroes, the new EP from singer / songwriter / musicians Rocky Chance and Mowgli Moon, the L.A.-based partners-in-crime formerly known as He Met Her and now continuing their magical musical journey as Bad Lands.

On their new 7-song EP — which is a sequel of sorts to He Met Her’s critically acclaimed 2012 EP, Crime Novela, which MTV dubbed “Buzzworthy” and Elle U.K. called “a perfect soundtrack for long summer nights — Rocky and Mowgli metaphorically join hands and blissfully jump down the rabbit-hole into the darker side of love and lust.

“We are drawn to the rebellious kind of love – the kind that has no rules and knows no boundaries. We started noticing iconic couples that we looked up to for parading their passion whether or not everyone around them agreed to it. They were looked upon as reckless by society, but together had something dynamic which transcended anyone else’s opinions. They’re couples that do everything for love and they form this energy that’s super epic. We consider these couples heroes of love, they live only for each other and it’s that which we respect and adore,” says Rocky, who grew up in Encino, California.

Some of the tempestuous twosomes that Bad Lands was drawn to include Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson, Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, Mickey and Mallory from “Natural Born Killers,” and, of course Kit and Holly from the movie that inspired their new band name – the 1973 Terrence Malick film Badlands. “We actually wrote the songs first then applied couples to each one later, so really the songs inspired the couples,” explains Mowgli.

“Our sound was evolving and though we do everything creatively together, we wanted to be less of a duo and more of a band so we thought a name change was needed. We love the movie Badlands and the quintessential Bonnie and Clyde type of couple-on-the-run with not much more than their love to fuel their adventure,” explains Tulsa, Oklahoma-raised Mowgli, who became musical soul mates with Rocky after a chance meeting in L.A. in 2009.

The enigmatic artists have organically evolved from their disco-infused pop sounds of Crime Novela featuring the break-out track “Control,” which received considerable radio play from BBC stations in the United Kingdom and earned the band a place on MTV’s most “Buzzworthy” bands of 2012 list. While the trademarks of their feel-good sound and sexy chill vibe still shine through on Love Heroes, their songs are now darkly shaded with a moodier, more dramatic tone showing the seedier side of happiness that leaves the listener feeing high on love, music, sex and the energy created when two kindred spirits just like Mowgli and Rocky collide.

The majority of the EP (“Shotgun,” “Why Hide from the Knight,” ‘Toknight We Ride,” and “Attached”) was created with producer/artist Alex Kickdrums, while “Never Land” and “Gold Name Plates” were produced with Danja in Los Angeles. “We worked on these songs at Alex’s home studio in Brooklyn and also in the e-world from Acapulco and Los Angeles. To complete the EP we worked with Justin Warfield from the band She Wants Revenge in his Hollywood studio. He really helped us to solidify all of the songs and create the cohesive Love Heroes sound,” says Mowgli.

With Love Heroes, Bad Lands serves up an intoxicating pop noir love story prescribed for the wild at heart.

For more on Bad Lands visit their Facebook, Twitter, and SoundCloud.

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