Posted: January 27, 2018 in MUSIC
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January 19th, 2018 (Los Angeles) – British musician, actor and broadcaster  Michael Des Barres has today released his first single, “Living in the USA,” on Wicked Cool Records. The single is available on a limited run of 45s on red vinyl, with the A-side of the original composition of “Living in the USA,” and on the B-side, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Gotta Serve Somebody,” which deals with similar themes. Des Barres born in England and raised in the United States–says, “To turn away from an accident and not help is analogous to not addressing the greed, elitism and injustice that is happening in our beautiful country and around the world. This is why I wrote ‘Living in the USA.’” 

As the host of Little Steven’s Underground Garage on SiriusXM Radio Channel 21, Des Barres is heard by millions of listeners five days a week (8-11am ET and 9pm-midnight PT). Des Barres has sold over 7 million albums as both a recording artist and songwriter. Known as a glam rock icon,Des Barres was the front man of the bands Silverhead and Detective, personally signed by Jimmy Page to Swan Song records. From 1982 to 1984, Michael was a member of Chequered Past, which included Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols, and Clem Burke (who also plays drums on“Living in the USA) and Nigel Harrison of Blondie. In 1983, Michael co-penned the song “Obsession,” a number one hit in 27 countries for LA new wave group AnimotionDes Barres was also the touring singer for the Duran Duran spin-off group, The Power Station, performing with them at Live Aid. Recently, Michael narrated the one-night only performance of Frank Zappa’s legendary 200 Motels with the LA Philharmonic and released a live follow-up to his 2012 album Carnaby Street called Hot ‘n Sticky. Rolling Stone magazine called out Michael’s songwriting in their “Top 25 Albums of 2015” naming his song, “Pain Killer” as a highlight of the critically acclaimed album, Introducing Darlene Love. Des Barres last album, The Key To the Universe was released by F.O.D Records in February 2015.

“Living in the USA” and “Gotta Serve Somebody” is available on limited edition red vinyl 45s at wickedcoolrecords.com
Michael Des Barres, Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Paul Ill – Bass
Clem Burke – Drums
Loren Molinare – Vocals, Guitar

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