A Decade as Hot Rod

According to this blurb from the Oct. 18, 2000 issue of the Ripsaw, Cory Ahlm changed his name to Hot Rod 10 years ago this week.

Of course, Hot Rod would later expand his name to Hot Rod Heartthrob, and Bone Appetit would switch from being Duluth’s self-proclaimed “worst band” to its “sexiest band.”

Woah, that’s rock and roll.

15 Comments

jake

about 10 years ago

Which doesn't count because Cory Ahlm ceased being "Hot Rod" May 7 2010.

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

I suppose you are right Jake ... to some extent. I think I've seen promotion for Exile on Fourth Street that notes Cory "Hot Rod" Ahlm will be performing, though.

And when Guns 'n' Roses finally hangs it up for good we won't start referring to Axl as "Bill."

Hotrod

about 10 years ago

It carries on Jake, right into Sexhawk.  It must have been a slow news week at the Ripsaw, Paul.

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

One week earlier I broke the story of Andrew Slade being forced to resign as education director at the Great Lakes Aquarium, a scandal that would later make the Duluth News Tribune's list of the year's biggest stories.

But Cory taking on the moniker Hot Rod was a equally important. Honestly, I don't remember if I wrote that one, though. I did a lot of those music news blurbs, but never with a byline, so maybe Christine Dean or someone else broke that hot piece of news.

cork1

about 10 years ago

Style note: "Hotrod," not "Hot Rod."

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

1) "Hot" and "rod" are words. There is no word "hotrod." I can't help it if Cory can't spell his own nickname correctly.

2) The band renders it as "Hot Rod" on its website.  

W.T.F

about 10 years ago

Here is where I would usually interject some smartassism aimed at Hot Rod, but I don't have any. So I'll just say, see you at Exile on 4th Street. I hope your rod stays hot long enough for you to do a burning version of "Beast of Burden."

Hotrod

about 10 years ago

Cork is right, it is supposed to be spelled "Hotrod." It doesn't matter if it's a real word since I'm not a real musician/singer.

Gunns

about 10 years ago

The one-night-only name change to "Hotdog Heartburn" did not merit such publicity however.

adam

about 10 years ago

No, but it did made me puke in my mouth a little to watch Hotrod chugging off a big bottle of Pepto-Bismol.

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

The real-word part wasn't so much my main justification. The fact that the Bone Appetit website has Hot Rod as two words was what really ... oh, screw it.

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

I remember a similar blurb in the Ripsaw when Greg Conley added "Cougar" to his name.

B-man

about 10 years ago

"It doesn't matter if it's a real word since I'm not a real musician/singer." = Like +1

cork1

about 10 years ago

I believe it was, "Hotblood," Mr. Ashley.

[I know too much Bone Appetit trivia. I've squandered my life.]

mrashley

about 10 years ago

I like when Chip Rodgers stood in line to get Hotrod's copy of Motley Crue's The Dirt autographed by Vince Neil and he wrote "To Hotlove."

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