HOTEL DIABLO, the new band featuring vocalist Rick Stitch (LADYJACK, ex-ADLER’S APPETITE), guitarist Alex Grossi (QUIET RIOT), bassist Mike Duda and drummer Mike Dupke (both of W.A.S.P.), will release an EP on January 10 via iTunes and other online stores. The six-song effort will consist of the material the group recently recorded with producer (and former GUNS N’ ROSES/ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA guitarist) Gilby Clarke.
“We are very excited to get this stuff out there,” says Grossi. “We have been taking our time in the studio and I think people will be into what we have so far.”
Audio samples of the tracks “All These Years”, “What You Do To Me” and “Psycho California” can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
HOTEL DIABLO will debut many of the new songs live on December 8 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.
Clarke is best known for his tenure as the rhythm guitarist of GUNS N’ ROSES. He joined the band in November 1991, replacing Izzy Stradlin, who quit the group in the middle of a 28-month world tour. Gilby has also played with ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA, HEART, NANCY SINATRA, Kathy Valentine (of THE GO-GO’S) and the reformed MC5 on their 2005 European tour.
HOTEL DIABLO released its first single, “Set It Off”, back in July. It can currently be heard exclusively on the band’s web site, www.thehoteldiablo.com. It is also available on iTunes and other online music stores.