Some musicians are desperate to court controversy. They make self-conscious attempts to get under the skin of a target deemed a threat or make otherwise inflammatory comments about a bigger presence in their genre. On the other hand, there are musicians who do little to fan the flames as it were, but still carry labels such as â€˜trouble-makerâ€™ and â€˜notoriousâ€™ like an albatross around their neck all because of a little honesty. Aron â€˜Deuceâ€™ Erlichman certainly falls into the second category.
Leaping like a tattooed wrecking ball as the mastermind of masked rap-rock crew Hollywood Undead, Deuce went from nowhere to everywhere after the success of debut album, Swan Songs. Despite the success, all was not well within the … Undead camp and soon after he left under an acrimonious cloud followed by a hailstorm of back-biting and trash-talking from his ex-band mates.
Two years on and Deuce is back with a new collection of songs. Earlier this year he released the video to his new single, â€œAmerica,â€ from his forthcoming debut solo album Nine Lives. Once again things are starting to look up for Deuce, free of the creative and emotional restraints of the past: â€œI donâ€™t have anything holding me back now.â€
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