Mr. Brownstone Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Guns N' Roses & Satanicide are three bands I hold dear to my heart. Ends up they're more related that you might imagine (sort of).

It starts with Mr. Brownstone, "the world's greatest GnR tribute" band. "How do they look? Like Axl, Duff, Izzy, Slash and Steven Adler—20 years ago. How do they sound? Tighter than a 13-year-old groupie. The vibe? Hormonal—not a dry panty in the house." [NY Press]

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah A peak at Mr. Brownstone's link page reveals a list of "bands featuring members of Mr. Brownstone." Two in particular caught my eye: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah & Heather.

Given the center-stage attention Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's been getting, I could have titled this post, "Sean Greenhalgh from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah plays Axl Rose in Guns N' Roses cover band," BUT to me there's more to the story.

Satanicide Heather are "some dudes from NYC that play some fuckin’ rock n’roll!!!" More importantly, Heather "is a new musical project from the members of Satanicide," and Satanicide kicks serious ass.

SO, Satanicide + CYHSY + some other dudes = Mr. Brownstone = Guns n' Roses. And there you have it.

Did I mention that Hair Supply is a Heavy Metal Air Supply cover band featuring members of Satanicide? yes, I did.

Mr. Brownstone 2005 Tour Dates
July 9th - The Paradise, Boston MA
July 15th - Ocean Mist, South Kingston RI
July 16th - Northsix, Brooklyn NY WITH Hair Supply (tix)

Satanicide is headlining Bowery Ballroom in NYC on July 29th (I'm very excited about that). (tix)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 2005 Tour Dates
July 20th - Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY SOLD OUT
July 27th - Mercury Lounge, NY, NY SOLD OUT
August 10th - South Street Seaport, NY, NY (free)
August 17th - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA
September 9th - Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY
September ?? - CMJ - TBD, NY, NY