Imagine if Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Alice Cooper had a grandmother that fronted a rock band…enter Granny 4 Barrel! A Neo-Victorian steampunk shock rock nightmare – she is the Matriarch of Metal! And soon, Granny will be rocking the USA – on a killer bill that also includes Texas Hippie Coalition and Kobra and the Lotus. Kicking off on April 19th in Salt Lake City, Utah, the tour will continue to crisscross the states until June 3rd, when the tour wraps up in Austin, Texas.
“We’re honored to be on the Year of the Bull Tour, with all of these great bands,” says Granny. “Granny’s gonna take the bull by the horns, ride it then kick that f**ker in the nuts. I’m like a surrogate bad ass granny to all the rock ‘n’ roll children out there, and I’ll be satisfying appetites every night with a heaping plate of heavy metal!”
Granny 4 Barrel is also about to prove to be one of the most fearless – and thought- provoking – artists as well, as evidenced by the music video for the song “She Likes Guns.”
Kicking things off with a spin on a famous Mae West quote, “Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?” The Quentin Tarantino esque song and video is about unabashed women who take down villains.
Directed by adult film star Stormy Daniels (and featuring adult film stars Lily Lane, Casey Calvert, and Arya Fae) the video was filmed in one day in June of 2017 on location at CIA (California Institute Of Abnormalarts). Known for its underground band scene, burlesque and freak shows, CIA was the perfect venue to enhance and bring out the best parts of G4B:
Granny explains, “Stormy and I were on the same page from the outset. We discussed matching the songs’ provocative theme and double meaning innuendo with back-and-forth footage of the band interlaced with sexy women with guns. There’s always negative press associated with guns and we wanted another perspective. The gun represents a metaphor for empowerment and respect for women, courage and inner strength. Never underestimate the power of a woman, she can be very dangerous!”
Granny continues “It was an honor and a pleasure working with Stormy. Stormy and her crew worked tirelessly and efficiently capturing so many magical and intense moments! “We wanted to use real weapons for the shoot, so the models were posing with real guns – from our outstanding gun wranglers Nabil Khattar (of Angeles Armory) and Sean Myers. These guys brought an arsenal to the video shoot. Everything from pistols including a .500 S&W Magnum, Derringer, assorted revolvers, Thompson Submachine gun, and an AK-47…just to name a few. And of course, at the end of the video, Lily Lane riding our insane CGI cannon!”
Granny is already causing a buzz in the metal press, as evidenced by this recent quote from the BraveWords website – “It’s Kind of creepy, slightly comical, but then, you get kicked in the nuts by it.”