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"LIKEHELL: THE MOVIE" reveals the turbulent, multi-decade story of superstar Minneapolis rock band, Likehell. No stone is left unturned, no scandal unexplored in this "Behind the Music" style mockumentary, and the tell-all expose will give you an obscenely intimate view into the lives of the world's most volatile band as told by the band themselves with the help of some of America's biggest names in music including members of Velvet Revolver, Queens of the Stone Age, The Replacements, Guns N' Roses, Urge Overkill, Babes in Toyland, US Maple, and Mondo Generator.
Pat Proft, screenwriter of The Naked Gun, Hot Shots, and Scary Movie 3 describes the film as “a creative, silly, funny, sophomoric and over the top parody with one bad wig. If “Likehell: The Movie were a woman, I would want it to have my baby!” Winner of Best Comedy (short) and Best Supporting Actor (Tony Oliveri) in the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. For more info, check out http://www.likehellthemovie.com
Formed in 1994 by brothers Nick Eldorado (vocals) and Tony Oliveri (drums), and longtime friends Frank Throwup (bass) and Matt Bockley (guitar), Likehell is a band that defies categories. Its music is a merger of such genres as heavy metal, glam, psychopunk, ‘70s anthem rock and even a little bit of burning-through-the-desert-in-a-dusty-Cadillac country, and lyrics that are direct and deadpan.
The hard driving backing of Oliveri, Throwup and Bockley serves as a catapult for the always theatrical Eldorado, a sexy, cherub-faced madman who is mellow one second, desperate and explosive the next. The band’s tight-knit history and common philosophy that the show is the antecedent to the ‘biz’ combines to form a cool and easy, creative and ferocious stage presence that makes for a raucous and unpredictable live performance.
An underground band at its heart, Likehell has nonetheless stepped into the spotlight since its inception, sharing the stage with an impressive array of bands, including The Cult, Beck, Iggy Pop, Soul Asylum, Motorhead, Queens of the Stone Age and Buckcherry. Over the years, the band’s hard work, diverse appeal and reputation for incredible live performances have earned them a loyal following of fans, who come from all corners of the music spectrum and will continue to cross genre lines to witness the rock ‘n’ roll spectacle that is Likehell.