HAIR’S ON FIRE
Paul Stanley impersonator from Hairball is Hotter than Hell for a reason
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Hairball is one of the biggest tribute bands in the U.S. and for good reason.
The Minneapolis based band delivers a show like few others can match on the local and regional level.
But last week the band got all they could handle when one of their members caught fire.
The band’s show last week in Sioux City, Iowa was hotter than hell during one of their numbers, which was oddly enough a Kiss tune.
Lead singer Bobby Jensen was doing his best Paul Stanley for the opening of “Detroit Rock City” when pyrotechnics from the stage show ignited his hair.
In short, the singer’s hair was litterally on fire. (watch the video below)
As sketchy as the moment was, Jenssn didn’t miss his vocal, guitar or stage move cues.
Jensen spoke to Ultimate Classic Rock saying: “I live an Evil Knievel kind of life, so if I’m on fire a little bit, I don’t care, that’s just part of the fun,” Jensen explained during a quick phone call with Ultimate Classic Rock. “I knew I was on fire right away, and that wasn’t a wig, that’s my hair. It was really nice and foofy before the show, now I have a much better Alice Cooper cut.”
Despite a previous stint in Kiss tribute band Strutter, and 15 years in Hairball, Jensen says nothing like this has happened to him before. “But we always prepare for it. That’s why you didn’t see me freak out. I have 100% faith in my guys that they’ll get to me and put me out. So I just thought, ‘I’ll sing to everybody while I’m on fire.'”
As the crowd looked on – his head was going up in flames. You’ll even hear screams from the crowd as the fire seems to get bigger.
The group’s lead guitarist Happy, real name Mike Schneider tried to help with a slap of his pick hand to the singer’s head, but to no avail.
Thankfully Hairball has a top notch stage crew who extinguished the matter before it worsened.
If you haven’t seen Hairball live – and you get the chance, do yourself a favor.