MATT SORUM's DIAMOND BABY Performs Live For First Time; Video Available

DIAMOND BABY — the new project featuring former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum (a.k.a. Baron Von Storm), Matt's longtime girlfriend Ace Harper (a.k.a. Ace Of Diamonds) on lead vocals, Lisa The Lover on keyboards, Mr. Fitz on bass and Duke Oz on guitar — made its live debut on May 24 at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Video footage of the performance can be seen below.

DIAMOND BABY is streaming seven songs on its official web site:

* Explode
* The Last Rockstar
* Only The Lonely
* Casual Hearts
* Temptation
* Friction
* Devil's Lil Rebel

The bands we remember are always sexy, dangerous, unpredictable, and wildly over the top. Electro-rock group DIAMOND BABY is all that and more. With their debut single, "The Last Rockstar", DIAMOND BABY are throwing the ultimate 21st century sonic soiree, and everyone is invited.

"The Last Rockstar" is quite the event. Sliding from a swaggering beat into seductive crooning, the tune resounds with an anthemic and propulsive prowess. The track officially hits iTunes in late August. However, DIAMOND BABY released the music video for the danceable "The Last Rockstar" online, and it immediately went viral racking up over 100,000 views in a few days.

With "Glee" star Jane Lynch, iconic actress Juliette Lewis, Verne Troyer, and MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister showing up to the party, the video showcases DIAMOND BABY rocking in front of a packed crowd of gorgeous faces, while introducing each of the characters that make up the quintet.

"The whole concept of DIAMOND BABY is Studio 54 meets '80s decadence and New Wave," reveals Ace Of Diamonds. "We wanted to bring that glitz and glamour back. It's an experience."

That experience has been lauded and shared online by the likes of Perez Hilton and Rolling Stone. However, it really comes to life on the group's forthcoming full-length album (exact release date to be announced).

Ace Of Diamonds goes on, "The undertone of everything is very sexy and celebratory. It's okay to escape into music. This is about accepting who you are and going for what you really want in life. You've got one shot, so take it, go for it."

DIAMOND BABY have certainly gone big on their debut tune, but with their larger-than-life alter egos and even larger theatrical panache, they're going to shine. "The visual aspect of the band is crucial," she adds. "Everyone has an alter ego, and it's all part of the show."

Von Storm echoes that sentiment, "It's time to experiment and have a good time again."

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