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05/20/07
Rocket Queens have another show lined-up:
June 7th, 2007 @ The DNA Lounge (375 Eleventh St, San Francisco, CA 94103) "EXTRA ACTION'S COCK OUT ROCKOUT A Full Metal Parking Lot Fiasco." EXTRA ACTION MARCHING BAND (north americass dominating marching band tribute band), HOT FOR TEACHER (california's premier Van Halen tribute act), ROCKET QUEENS (appetite for destruction only tribute band), I YEARN FOR MAIDEN (iron maiden tribute band.) 21+ with ID, 8pm door, $10.

10/30/06
Friday, November 17th 2006 @ Annie's Social Club (917 Folsom Street @ 5th St. San Francisco, CA) For Mondo Porno Big Top Crimewatch. With Rocket Queens (12:30pm), The Indra Burlesque Dancers (12:15pm), Wilson Gill & the Willful Sinners (11:30pm), Bombshell Betty Burlesque Dancers (11:15pm), Tell Tale Heartbreakers (10:20pm), Dave Dalton (10:00pm). There's a movie starting at 8:30pm, DJs between all the bands. Free stuff and more. $10 with Flyer or in Clown or Cop Drag, $15 without. Doors at 8PM. 21+

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10/04/06
Even though the music is overdubbed with the real GNR, we still really enjoyed this video some friends made from the last Rocket Queens show.

 

09/16/06
Rocket Queen is opening up for a MOVIE. We'll be playing before Spinal Tap. Check the details:
Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 @ Pyramid Brewery (901 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA - MAP) Outdoor Summer Cinema Series Movie: Spinal Tap (8:30pm), Band: Rocket Queens (7pm). All Ages. $5.00 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Pyramid beers and Thomas Kemper root beer on tap and a full menu available all night. $5 suggested donation and beer sales help benefit Epic Arts' ongoing community arts programming. No one turned away for lack of funds. Audience participants are asked to bring their own seating for the showings. Chairs are easiest, but rolling sofas, four poster beds, recliners, patio furniture, or even a comfortable canoe are seating possibilities that have shown up in the past.

07/22/06
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2006 @ Annie's Social Club (917 Folsom Street @ 5th St. San Francisco, CA) Alcoholocaust Presents "ALAN AND KATE'S BACHELOR / BACHELORETTE PARTY" With the ROCKET QUEENS along with BURLESQUE DANCERS, BANANAS. Doors open at 8pm / Show at 10pm. $7.00  Admission  /  21+

03/07/06
Added another Hate Mail exchange. Good times.

02/25/06
Rocket Queens are featured in this trailer for an upcoming documentary on tribute bands.

08/19/05
Pictures from the Garter Belts and Bootlegs show are now up.

07/30/05

Madame Maraschino & Alcoholocaust Presents
GARTER BELTS & BOOTLEGS
A night of Bands and Burlesque

Wednesday, August 17th
Elbow Room
647 Valencia St. (SF)
Door 9pm/Show 10pm
$8.00 - 21+

The Bands:

  • Rocket Queens
  • The Nads

The Performers:

  • Roxy Shocks
  • Luna Sidhe
  • Bombshell Betty
  • Miss Banana Peel
  • Sweetcheeks
  • Ophelia Coeur de Noir

The DJs:

  • MC Count Dante
  • DJ Alabaster Adams

The Rocket Queens are a tribute to Guns N Roses doing the full GnR dress code ~ If you haven’t seen them – you definitely should!! Just ask the singer “Asshole Rose”. To add to the excitement, our red hot girls with garter belts and pasties will be on stage with the band!!! Come on, don’t you want to see Roxy Shocks aka our “San-Fran-Psycho Treat” do a little burlesque number to “Sweet Child O’Mine”? Or… Miss Banana Peel dancing with “Mr. Brownstone”? A show not to be missed, so come on down in your best Rock n’ Roll attire!!

07/03/05
Some pictures have been added from the recent Rooster's show.

06/13/05
Sign up for the Rocket Queens mailing list so that you don't miss out on any shows! Speakin of shows, there are two coming up. See the flyer to the right or check out the information below.

June 15th 2005 @ The Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell St. between Van Ness and Franklin in San Francisco, CA.) Rocket Queens, and Virgin Killers (Scorpions). 21+ 8PM

June 25th 2005 @ Rooster's Roadhouse (1700 Clement, Alameda, CA.) BayAreaTributes.com: Rock of Ages (Def Leppard), Screaming for Vengeance (Judas Priest), Rocket Queens (GNR), Dazed & Confused (Led Zeppelin). 8PM, 18+

Also, check out the Rocket Queens on myspace ( www.myspace.com/rocketfuckingqueens) and pick up your RQ gear here (http://www.cafepress.com/rocketqueens)


03/09/05
April 3rd, 2005 @ The Golden Bull (412 14th St @ Broadway, Oakland, CA). Rocket Queens, Hail Satan (Merycful Fate), Virgin Killers (Scorpions). Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. $5.00 - 21+.


10/30/04
November 13th 2004 @ Hard Rock Cafe (PIER 39, Bldg Q-1, Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA, 94133) With TEEZE and Rocket Queens.


04/26/04


02/06/04
Pictures from the latest show are up.


12/16/03
The Rocket Queens, after taking a very long break between playing shows to focus on their other "real" bands, and while Semen traveled the land with a bunch of old Hippies who are grateful of being dead, are back in action. That's right, they are actually playing another show. Assuming anyone even visits this website anymore, you can check the shows page. Jan 24th is the day, so put it on your brand new 2004 calendars as soon as you get them Christmas morning.


03/04/03
Attention! Attention! The Rocket Queens are featured in the latest (April 2003) issue of Playboy on newstands now.For those of you under 18, or who are opposed to the magazine for whatever reason, you can check out a scan of the feature by click on the image to the right.

In the wake of the smashing success story, bassist Muff McKagen suggested that the band milk their 15-minutes for all they are worth. In accordance with that, we offer you these links of upmost importance:

Asshole Rose also plays in Laurence Iconoclast
Jizzy Stradlin also plays in Meris
Muff McKagen also plays in Above the Orange Trees
Semen Handler also recently joined Enda
Slosh also plays in too many bands 1, 2, 3, 4
Fat SoreBum (the web guy) wishes to plug his portfolio site Low Diameter.


10/20/02
There was a party last night that RQ played at. The pictures from that party are up, right here.


10/01/02
October is here, and that means that the Rocket Queens are playing again. If you don't have anything already planned for Halloween, mark down your calendars to come down to San Jose and see the RQs with Plan 9 (Misfits tribute band.) Check the shows page for more info.

09/29/02
Rocket Queens played with Hot For Teacher on Saturday night at Rooster's in Alameda. HFT were a dead-on David Lee Roth era Van Halen tribute band. Super nice guys. My camera decided to stop working after the first song, so I only got a few pictures off. Thankfully a nice gal named Suzanne was taking photos too, and sent me some pictures she had taken of the RQ.

06/26/02
Another show has been booked.

06/01/02
Pictures from last nights show at Kimos are up.

05/15/02
Rocket Queens are playing May 31st, 2002 @ Kimo's Bar (1351 Polk and Pine in San Francisco) 21 and up.

03/30/02
The Rocket Queens were mentioned in The Wave a San Jose California music newspaper. Check out the article and picture.

02/09/02
The Rocket Queens show at Kimos last night was great. Many a GNR fan was there to rock out. Pictures have been added. View them.

01/16/02
Rocket Queens are playing February 8th, 2002 @ Kimo's Bar (1351 Polk and Pine in San Francisco) with Kill The Messenger and others. The show is 21 and up.

01/03/02
There are new mp3s up in the music section. The audio is taken from the video footage also on this site. So, go listen to the latest live recording of the Rocket Queens.

01/02/02
If you haven't been keeping up, I suggest reading up on the latest Hate mail. There is some prime shit going on there.

12/07/01
The Rocket Queens performance on December 1st is now available for your consumption. Get your Real Player ready and click on over to the Video section to check it out. By the way, we didn't put that flag there.

11/26/01
Rocket Queens are playing this Saturday (December 1st) in Concord. You should attend this show (and this includes all of you out in the UK who keep writing in with their support for the Rocket Queens.)

While you are on the SHOWS page, why don't you read up on the past Rocket Queens shows, now that Slosh was finally sober enough (for a few moments) to write down some hazy memories of those events.

09/20/01
I've been updating the Hate Mail page, so you should check that out, if you haven't seen it for a few weeks.

09/07/01
Decided to add a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page to the site, check it out before writing to us, please.

07/26/01
Finally we have gotten the live video edited down into smaller bits. Song sized bits, actually. You can now check out an entire Rocket Queens performance (video taped December 2000.) Choose your favorite song, instead of waiting for the whole show to download (as you had to do with the previous edit.) Many thanks to Mr. Michael for encoding and editing down the RQ video!

06/19/01
Under the advisement of both Muff McKagen and Semen Handler, we have added a Hate Mail section for your reading pleasure.

06/17/01
Look at this a whole new layout. I hope you hate it.
Thanks to the Livermorons that made it out to the show last night. You can see some fancy pictures, if you missed it.

06/01/01
Yet another Rocket Queens show. Back in Livermore again, unfortunately it is 21+, but what can you do?

UPDATE: Streaming Rocket Queens video now available!

05/26/01
Some pictures from the show last night are up. Rocket Queens very well might be coming back to Livermore again (what a dream come true!), we'll keep you posted.

05/08/01
Rocket Queens are playing a show on May 25th in Alameda. Come check it out.

03/22/01
Out with the old, in with the new. Listen to four songs from the latest Rocket Queens show, in the music section.

02/13/01
Added photos from the Gilman St. show. New audio coming as soon as I get around to putting it up here.

01/30/01
Make sure to come see the Rocket Queens play February 10th at 924 Gilman St. in Berkely.

01/12/01
Added photos from last nights show.

12/10/00
Two more new shows for the year 2001! Check out the shows page for slightly more detail then what you now know.

12/04/00
Add some photos from the latest show at Kimos.

12/01/00
The show tonight has been pushed back until MIDNIGHT. It is only $3.00. If you are like me, and doing nothing tonight, you should go.

11/20/00
Holy Smokes! The Rocket Queens have yet ANOTHER show! Check out the Shows Page for all the details, my man.

10/05/00
Well, after three months, I think it is about time for an update.

The Rocket Queens are actually playing another show! If you live in the Bay Area, come check out the Rocket Queens with their new drummer named: Chad.

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