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Written By: Josh Mosh
Aug 16 2011

What the hell is an AC/DC wine?  Do they not see the irony in that they are trying to cash in on some vino and their old buddy Bon choked to death on his own vomit after a night of partying like...well like a rock star!

KISS have always been masters of marketing and selling their very souls in the name of the almighty dollar.  It's so bad I cant even wear one my old KISS shirts because of the shame they (Gene) have brought on the KISS name.

But AC/DC?  Weren't they supposed to be the blue collar rock n' roll heroes?  Are they just sell-outs in the end too?   Aren't they all?

Well the thing that chaps my hide the most about AC/DC is how Brian Johnson got all hot and puffy a few years ago and went into some tirade that politics doesn't belong in rock n' roll.  My god!  Why should we expect the average moron to learn something from a person of influence?  That's absurd.  Let's just drink AC/DC sparkling grape and "sink the pink".

But...It is AOK for that same humble rocker to stick his neck out if he thinks it will make him a few extra bucks.

I guess AC/DC also followed in KISS' footsteps by releasing a Wal-Mart only album and doing an exclusive merch deal with the retail giant.  They had AC/DC display stands in Wal-Mart at the time.  My wife came home with some AC/DC pajamas for me.  Don't get me wrong, in the winter months I keep my little nutters warm with my fleece pantaloons bearing the logo of the high voltage ones.  But Christs' sake where does it end?

I wonder how many of these decisions the bands actual make versus their accountants.  Do our heroed rockers actual make these lame ass decisions?  Do they think this shit is cool?

Where I am going with this?  Your guess is as good as mine.  I suppose I am just sick of all the commercialism and materialism in rock n' roll.  A DIO baseball?  Maybe since they don't sell records they have to resort to this stuff to ensure they can cover their retirement.

Here's an idea.  Make a good album and it will sell.  Ozzy sucks.  Have you heard anything he's done in the last 15 years?  It's shit.  AC/DC too...fucking boring as fuck.

Well I guess that's it!  The wine is to get you all sauced up so their week ass tunes are actually palatable.  WARRANT had/has a wine.  We all know they suck/sucked.  You'd have to polish off a few bottles of that swill to make 'Down Boys' or whatever crap they've done in the last 20 years rockable.  Wouldn't that have been something if it was a bottle or two of the WARRANT wine they found in Jani Lane's Comfort Inn mausoleum next to his bloated body and bottles of pills instead of vodka or whatever?  Hell, that poor bloke probably couldn't even afford a bottle of his former bands silly juice.

Confession time...I have two bottles of the KISS wine.  One my wife gave me about 10 years ago as a present and the other was given to me by a co-worker as a present.  And yes...When I heard Vince Neil had a tequila I tried to find a bottle.  Fuck...I have the Motley Brue soda they made and two bottles of bottled water with Ozzy's mug on it called Ozzy Holy Water..."Each bottle blessed by the Prince of Darkness".  Damnit!!  I am a sucker!  A sucker!  Or was...I have grown wiser in my older age and I just don't fall for that crap anymore.  I do have a cool SOCIAL DISTORTION switchblade comb I got awhile back.  I don't have any hair though...FUCK!

NO MORE BAD FUTURE. Skull Skates est. 1978
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