Guitarist Alex Grossi states Hotel Diablo album was “one off” that “may just stay that way”
Quiet Riot and Beautiful Creatures guitarist Alex Grossi was recently interviewed by Jay Oakley of Just A Rock N Roll Junkie and touched on a number of topics including Hotel Diablo who released one album The Return To Psycho, California back in June 2012.
Grossi was asked about the status of Hotel Diablo to which he stated: “Your guess is as good as mine. That band was a labor of love. I am very proud of what Gilby Clarke, Rick Stitch, Mike Duda, Mike Dupke and myself did. It’s a one off record that we are all very proud of. It may just stay that way.”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Hotel Diablo‘s lone album The Return of Psycho, California: “You might have seen Stitch (Ladyjack) and guitarist Alex Grossi (Beautiful Creatures, Quiet Riot, Bang Tango) treading the boards with the musically challenged Adler’s Appetite some time ago whilst bassist Mike Duda and skins master Mike Dupke currently provide a pretty punishing rhythm section for shock rock outfit W.A.S.P.. Former Guns N’ Roses member Gilby Clarke produced the album for Scarlet Records after hearing about the project and offering his services — as well as his studio ‘Red Rum Recording’.”
Sleaze Roxx concluded its review by stating: “A move to a slightly heavier edge next time might employ that brutal rhythm section a little better, and the album includes a cover of Oasis‘ classic “Wonderwall” which adds little to the proceedings. Nevertheless, The Return To Psycho, California is a devil of a debut and proves once again that the man in the red suit still has all the best tunes.”
Hotel Diablo‘s “Psycho, California” video:
“Psycho, California” – Directed by nine-time Emmy Award-winning and MTV Video Music Award-nominated director Fabio Jafet (PITBULL, AKON, KISS, LIL’ WAYNE, WAKING UP DEAD, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, CHILDREN OF BODOM).