Heres hopin' your
holidays are good ones...
We wanna thank everyone for coming out to the Mad Monster Party
@ The Knitting Factory.. "Thanks Chief" we had a blast.
Well, looks like we
are taking some time off, maybe figure out whats next, so in the
meantime i'm hearin rumors of a LIVE album.. Mmmm? Stay tuned...
Also, a limited pressing of the first album 'Sleeper' will be re-released
in late Dec, (so if ya ain't got one get one!)
We had a great time
in Finland at the 72nd Rock 'n' Roll Jamboree! Very cool car and
music scene out there. Lots of old American Steel. The people were
very friendly and they REALLY know how to party out there! (hard
not to I guess when the sun never sets) WOW!! Made some good friends
out there too.
We will post some
pictures and a story to go along wth them soon.
We hope to return..
The new 2CD comp for
this years 'L.A. SHAKEDOWN' is now out and was favorably reviewed
by KNAC On-Line. You can check it out by going to this link: (http://knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=1946)
Also you might wanna
check out the latest movie we have a couple of songs featured in.
It is called 'SCARE CROW' and is distributed worldwide (Block-Buster,
Wherehouse etc, and soon to be aired on Cinemax) Blazing Haley also
has some tracks on a new X-treme sports DVD named 'Hot Chicks and
Party Tricks' (Mmmmmm?) It'll be aired on ESPN, and FOX Sports etc..
and should be available everywhere in stores soon.
Some of our songs are being featured on MTV's 'Fraternity and Sorority
Life'. Haven't seen it myself but we're getting lots of good feedback.
( Might just have to give MTV another chance ;)
Good news on the touring
front as well...
We will playing this years Hootenanny in Irvine CA on Sun. July
6th with the likes of Social D, and Little Richard. (more info on
our events page)
Also, we will be flying out to Finland with Robert Gordon to play
the '72nd ROCK 'n' ROLL JAMBOREE' on Sat. June 21st. So if you're
in the neighborhood be sure to stop on by and throw down a few brewskis
Keep checkin' back
with us too 'cause we gotta bunch of stuff a-brewin'!
Just want to first
apologize to all who got caught up in all the last minute confusion
at the 'LA Shakedown'. We were right there with ya, fact we didn't
know where we were playin' till the night before. Once we hit the
stage all the BS just seemed to vanish (like magic) and had a f****n
On a lighter note- We are flying over to Finland in June for the
'Mid-Summer Festival' w/ Robert Gordon, The Meteors, Go Getters
and many many more cool bands. Also there is talk about this years
Hootinanny. We'll let ya know more when we do...
Remember.. keep askin' yer local DJ's for us, and keep rawkin'!!
The LA SHAKEDOWN venue
has been changed to The Variety Arts Center
940 S. Figueroa St. LA, CA
tixs and info: (323 662-6802 www.lashakedown.com
Happy New Year's!
Lookin' forward to a great year with some touring (maybe even across
the pond) and LOTS of great shows...
Speaking of shows- we have a whopper of one coming up Valentine's
day weekend. It's called "The L.A. SHAKEDOWN". The show will be
at the LA Athletic Club in Hollywood with a TON of very cool bands
sat & sun feb16-17, and if you've ever been there before you know
how cool a venue it is. We are playing mainstage early sunday evening
with some very heavy hitters on the bill. The show begins early
afternoon both days. Here's the link to all the details: www.lashakedown.com
Try and make this one! It will be EPIC!
While the holidaze
are rapidly approaching we just want to thank everyone for coming
out in droves to our last few shows! We had a gas with Tiger Army,
Nekromantixs, and with all the bands we played with out in Arizona.
We got some cool Christmas shows coming up that we'll tell you about
as soon as they are confirmed.
Just a quick reminder that Christmas is almost here, so if you want
your BH goodies to arrive in time you had better get you're orders
Happy Holidays from
the Haley's, and check back often to see what shows we have coming
to you're town!
And remember to call you're local radio stations and tell 'em you
wanna hear Blazing Haley!
We are in the process
of putting out a very cool 7" Split vinyl EP with our real good
buddies LOS CREEPERS. It will be released on Split Seven Records,
and we'll let you know when it's out...(ya gotta love vinyl!) Also,
we got a couple of songs that will be featured in a new horror film
called "The Scarecrow Lives" due to be released in early spring...
Got some real great all age shows coming up including Dave's (our
crazy bass player's) birthday bash @ The Troubadour on the Sep.17th,
and a raging show @ The House Of Blues on Sunset with our friends
Tiger Army on Halloween! (check our events page for details)
We are also gearing up for some tourage comin' up soon, so keep
We want to thank everyone
for showing up in FORCE to both our Santa Barbara, and Hollywood
album release shows! You guys really make it all happen!! We'll
get some crazy pixs up soon.
In some unrelated
We are gonna have 4 songs featured in "Tony Hawk's Gigantic Skate
Park Tour" Seasons 1 & 2, soon to be released worldwide on (VHS/
DVD) Featured will be 'V-12 Ford', 'Vegas', 'Train To Nowhere',
and 'End Of The Line' off our first album, (Nice!) so go pick up
BH has a lot more stuff cookin' and we will let you in on it as
New Album Release
We are very happy
to announce our new CD 'Mas Chingon' will be available everywhere
Tuesday June 25th!!
If you want a copy
before anybody else, you better show up to our giant release party
sponsored by KJEE 92.9 FM at 'VELVET JONES' Santa Barbara, CA on
Friday June 21st. (More info on the party on our upcoming events
Great news! We just
finished up the mastering on the new album, and believe me it's
hard as nails. With the assistance of Paul Dugre, it was mastered
by Joe Gaswirt using the HDCD system at Oceanview Digital Mastering
- Los Angeles, Ca. (Joe has a huge track record including mastering
all the Ramones, Talking Heads, "X" plus tons of vanguard punk bands
in NYC back in the 80's. He even did Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys.)
'HDCD' for you tech-heads
means this recording was mastered in full 24 bit resolution and
20 bit high definition playback! (as close to vinyl as your gonna
find) We are just putting the finishing touches on the album art,
and should have the album out late next month.
I bet some of you
are wonderin' who April Atomic is? Well if you haven't already seen
her in Hot Rod Magazine or on the cover of the OC Weekly, you might
just be living in a cave (but one with a computer if you are reading
this). Anyway, April will helping us out by modeling the new merch
line planned for release with the new album. (Looking forward to
seeing that!) So stay tuned for all sorts of cool BH things coming
up real soon!!! (ahhh, Spring is in the air!)
Well its second week
of December and I was thinkin' I should update this thing.
We just spent the weekend playing christmas benefits in LA, and
puttin' the final mixes on the new album.. Sounds great!!
It was good seeing all the southland bretherand at the [email protected]@NEYES
Christmas bash in Whittier last weekend (Thanks to Mike Collins
and Kelly for stuffin' their trunks full of brewski's).
*** The whole Haley
crew hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a cool yule too!
Hi everybody. It's
now been over a month since the tragedy in N.Y. and D.C. It
looks like we (the U.S.) are well on our way to cleaning up this
terror problem. Way to go!!
Speaking of finishing things up (shameless segway) we should have
the new album out for the holidays. We are now in the finishing
phase of the recording. It has a bunch of kick-ass songs on
it, so it should go over like gang-busters.
Thats it for now, but I'm gonna leave you all with a short movie
I personally think should be nominated best documentary @ this years
Oscars. It's called "Diplomacy"... ENJOY!
It saddens us and
sickens us to no end that some people on this planet can be so cruel
and cold hearted. It makes us really step back and appreciate what
it means to be an American, the shining beacon of freedom and hope
to the entire world. We all extend our deepest sympathies and prayers
to all families and friends that were affected by this, and further
more, we all stand behind our country's stead-fast effort to weed
out and eliminate this continuing threat to humanity. God bless
us all, God bless America.
So, how was your labor-day
weekend? Ours was great, Dave got hitched on Saturday to a great
gal named Tony, Brian was down in Burbank, layin' down some smokin'
guitar tracks, and we are all still reelin' & a rockin' from our
show with Brian Setzer's 68 Comeback Special a week or so ago, when
he brought up the entire band for a three song encore. He would
not let us go. Wow! now that was real cool! We'll get some pics
up soon, but 'till then you can see some shots @ http://www.socalscene.net/blazing_haley/blazinghaley.html
and oh yeah, if you get PAX network, you might want to tune in on
sunday the 9th at 6pm pacific. "Hay, we'll do most anything for
a free trip to Vegas."... And last but not least... You should try
and make it to our next show on friday the 21st at Velvet Jones
here in SB, we got the kings of ghoul 'Mr. Badwrench' on stage,
and that's always guaranteed misbehavin'.
Hey gang, now if you
already don't have this, we want you to go out and get the brand-new
issue of CK-DeLuxe. Why? Because we are on the cover? Well yes,
but besides that, it's the coolest kustom-kulture magazine available
today. Jammed-packed full of cars, shows, pin-ups, us, and useful
information about our ever-growing scene. So if you don't already
have an issue, go to
and find out where you can get one... And, oh yeah, the new album
is coming along just fine.
We apologize to anyone
who came to see us play at the Hot-Rod Rumble in Anaheim Sunday.
Due to ongoing and last-minute promoter problems, last minute line-up
changes, bands dropping out, and not returning our calls etc...
we couldn't chance the drive 150 mile drive to play. We apologize
to all of you that expected to see us. We were looking forward to
In an effort to try and make it up to you... If you bring in a ticket
stub to the Wildcat Wednesday show at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara
this wednesday nite, we will get you in for free.
Well, it's the middle
of July and we are still in the studio. (Gee, I must of forgotten
that we have day jobs and that we need to book larger shows to help
pay for this crazy venture "dooh!") But from what I've heard so
far, this record is going to be SO-MONSTEROUS!! Trust me, it'll
be worth the wait.. At this point it looks like it will be out sometime
in September. I'll keep ya posted...
Also, we want to thank
all of you that came out to the Afternanny at Linda's, which was
a Blast! b.t.w. (and lots cheaper than the $50 bones at the Hootenanny..Wassup
Our pal Brian Setzer
has his new album "Ignition" due out june 12th. It's a stripped
down rockabilly three piece, and we like that! So Check it out!
Well it's finally
gonna happen!! Blazing Haley goes into the studio june1st, and we
ain't comin' out till were finished! So if all goes well the new
album titled "Mas Chingon" should be readily available by mid to
late summer. We'll keep you posted... This thursday The Rumble At
The Galaxy will be our last live show until the album is completed,
so we really hope y'all can make the scene. (check our events
page for show details)
"Big Daddy" Roth
Just a quickie to
let you know we haven't forgot ya... You probably have noticed that
we haven't been playing allot lately. well, that is because we have
been busy writing the last couple of songs for the next album. We
are pretty darn close to finishing up, so if all goes well we should
be hittin' the studio in May. I'll keep ya posted... Hey, who's
goin' to Viva this year?? Let us know... Stay greasy and keep checkin'
In tragic news...
Dale Earnhardt Sr. was killed in the final lap of the Daytona 500
on sunday. This comes as a great shock to all race fans around the
world. He will be missed! For he was surely one of the greats if
not the greatest in the history of NASCAR. Our best wishes go out
to all his family and friends.
Earnhardt Sr. 1951-2001
You can catch us on
the latest edition of HOT-ROD TV on the Speedvision network. Its
a segment on The Rat-Fink Reunion. (check your local listings for
time and channel.) We would like to thank the fine folks at
Pie Percussion (especially Bill and Treve) for settin' Chris
up with a real fine new drumset... (mmm,mmm, sweeter than a 61 Bubbletop
Hey gang!, now it's
Your chance to put us back on the TV. (and not MTV this time) Go
to our homepage and click
on the Farm-Club link and give us a vote, and while you are there,
check out "They get bad fast" a brand new song thats gonna be on
our next album. This is our demo version but we think your gonna
like it. (now I hear the vote button doesn't pop up 'till after
you click the song and it loads... remember you can vote once a
day per song) Now get goin'...
Hi gang. We are going
to be the in-studio guests and playing live on the radio friday
morning between 9 and 10am on 99.9 KTYD, so for those in the central
coast area we hope y'all can tune in....and we hope to see you at
the Wildcat benefit at The Edge on saturday nite! "that shows gonna
burn" (but only on stage)
of Santa Barbara's coolest nightclubs burnt down to the ground the
other night.."The Wildcat Lounge" has long been our favorite place
to play and ironically it burnt down right after our show last wednesday
night. (Blazing Haley is no stranger to this kinda thing) So we
along with The Wildcat crew are putting together a benefit for all
the employees that were affected by this and will let you know on
our events page when it's happening and who's on the bill....
"Action!" check out
our new movie in the "see 'em in
action" category on the band page. It's a three and a half minute
goodie recorded in hi-fi & lo-fi streaming video. Yeah I guess we
are going hi-tech, speaking of, we also have a very good friend
designing us a "Flash" game for the site featuring the greasy hi-jinx
of yours truly. (cool huh?) We'll let you know when thats ready.....
In other news... BH
have enlisted the help of our friends at Seven South to speed-ship
your orders (so now they're gettin' shipped real fast) Yeah, just
in time for the Holidays!!
Well thats it for
all of us, "Have a cool yule and a frantic first!!!"
We want to thank the
fine people over at MOON-EYES for including Blazing Haley's Cd in
their 2001 catalog.... Speaking of which we will be performing again
at this years "Rat Fink Reunion" on Dec.16, and I hear they are
filming a major documentary, so we hope to see you all there!
Looks as if our recording
project has been pushed off until January (due to the holidays and
news, we are playing friday dec.1st @ The "Knitting Factory Hollywood"
with none other than the legendary Link Wray. Also on the bill will
be Frank Black and Johnny Retsched. (this show comes highly recommended!)
Hi gang, just to let
you know the Blood-Drive on saturday was slammin'! Our buddies Speedbuggy
started things off, followed by The Amazing Crowns, then your's
truly. It was really great to see so many of our loyal bretherend
there.. especially those with well stocked trunks!...Now about the
show, I really thought the beginning was way better than the later
so-called headliners, I mean it was like a revival show with all
the old bands last and the up-and-comers on early, not to take anything
away from the show, it was still crankin' (I got a few pixs up on
our Kustom Kulture page)....
Seems like our friends at "Fox Sport Net" just can't get enough
of the Haley's...They are airing a two song segment on us today
on "Blue-Torch TV" (Way to go!)
Also Blazing Haley is providing the sounds on a just released X-treme
downhill mountain biking video called "Masters Of Reality" so check
Nuff said.... now get to trick or treating.
is a new addition to the Blazing Haley camp. Christopher Story V|||
made his debut at 9:47 am this morning at Santa Barbara Cottage
, and Jr. are all well..... Wow!!! Full moon friday the 13th (happens
once every 17 years) What an entrance!!!!!
Ooops we did it again
(no not that Brittney song)
Hey gang looks like we are on TV again.. Your's truley (well at
least one full song) will be featured next wednesday 10/18 at 4pm
pacific and 1am on "Blue-Torch TV" a very cool X-treme sports show
on Fox Sports Net. The segment is called the "Best-Trick contest"
@ The panasonic beach games in Virginia Beach and it looks like
Train to nowhere is gettin' a full 4 minutes of hang-time!! Yar
Sooooo tune in daddy-o!!!!
There's a mention
of Blazing Haley in the December Rod & Custom, which is due
out October 17! On page 14, there's a little "news item" on the
Rat Fink party in No-Ho, it says ".....there was plenty of live
music from a constant rotation of rockabilly bands, including local
favorite Blazing Haley, which IS becoming the required soundtrack
for any custom get-together in these here parts."
Haley Racing sponcers IHRA Funny Car????
"The Blazing Haley
Alky Funny Car From HELL Hey Chris, We are looking for sponsors,either
major or associate to help defray the enormous expense of campaining
an alcohol funny car. They would provide funds, racing parts, services,
help pay for entrance fees, hotel rooms, fuel for truck, fuel for
the car, and fuel for the team - gotta feed em ! I heard about your
band from Hot Rod Magazine , they gave rave reviews , and I hoped
we could get together and kick some ass at the track with the BLAZING
HALEY FUNNY CAR FROM HELL!!!!!!! Maybe I was being overly optimistic
or getting ahead of myself , but if you can't swing it yet - no
big deal. Maybe next year when you land that major record deal ,
or win the lottery , we can go for the whole enchilada. But for
now I gotta keep looking for some help with this rocket ship on
wheels. Aim High -Onward and Upward
(The Crank) Conlon Conlon Bros. Competition
gang; Well It's probably time we put out a news section on
our site..So here is the latest...
is shaping up to be a killer year for Blazing Haley, with all the
festivals, concerts, rockin' shows and being featured on MTV, plus
radio and television spots... Along with getting everything ready
for our next album its all been pretty crazy!! Speakin' of which
we are going into the studio early september and should have the
NEW CD in stores by dec 1st. (Now let me give you a little inside
background on this.) We have got this studio in Burbank filled with
tons of great vintage analog equipment along with a 16 track 2 inch
tape machine (we are talkin' a BIG and FAT sound) and on mixing/co-production
we also have Paul Dugree ( who has done most of Los Lobos and Dave
Alvin's records - just to name a couple) So Expect a very [email protected]@L follow-up
to our first album (Sleeper.)
We also have drummed
up alot of industry interest so we will see what transpires with
that. But don't you worry Blazing Haley will always continue to
do it our own way or its the highway! We are just trying to get
on some cool tours and get better distribution. That's it for now,
Hope to see y'all at a show real soon, and keep an eye out for the
new album... YeeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaw!