HOTEL DIABLO — the new band featuring guitarist Alex Grossi (QUIET RIOT), vocalist Rick Stitch (LADYJACK, ex-ADLER'S APPETITE), bassist Mike Duda and drummer Mike Dupke (both of W.A.S.P.) — tapped nine-time Emmy Award-winning and MTV Video Music Award-nominated director Fabio Jafet (PITBULL, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, CHILDREN OF BODOM) to direct the video for the song "Psycho, California". The clip, which was shot in December 2012 in Los Angeles, can be seen below.
HOTEL DIABLO debuted the video to a capacity crowd at House Of Blues on Sunset Strip in Hollywood on Saturday, Feburary 23. The set included appearances by Chris Wyse (THE CULT, OWL) and Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES, ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA).
"We are extremely proud of what Fabio came up with for us," says Grossi. "We are already putting some more things into motion with him and his production team that will be announced very soon."
Fabio edited PITBULL's "I Know You Want Me", which ended up being the No. 1 music video of 2009 on YouTube, with over a 190 million views to date, making it one of the most-watched YouTube video of all time. He is currently managing the band COYOTE THEORY.
HOTEL DIABLO's "The Return To Psycho, California" was released in September via Scarlet Records. The CD was produced by Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES, ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA), with additional production by Matt Starr (ACE FREHLEY, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES). "The Return To Psycho, California" is also available digitally via iTunes, Amazon and other online music retailers.