Local rockers the Stranger's Six made at least one new fan during a June gig at Hollywood's Viper Room.
"We were halfway through our set, and there was this crazy-ass bastard with white hair fully rockin' out right in front," says lead singer Aaron Thompson. "I kept looking at him out of the corner of my eye, thinking, 'You look super familiar.' "
They realized who the stranger was when the man yelled out in a gravelly voice, "You guys fucking rock!"
"We looked at him and were, like, 'Oh, my God! It's C.C. DeVille!' " Thompson says.
C.C. DeVille played lead guitar for the hair-metal band Poison, who had a string of hits in the 1980s and '90s. According to Thompson, DeVille seemed to take a shine to Stranger's Six guitarist Tommy Garcia.
"[DeVille] just stood in front of Tommy the whole time, worshipping him while he was playing guitar. Every time Tommy would do a cool riff or something weird on the guitar, he would freak out, throw his fists in the air, and get totally pumped."
Afterward, DeVille followed the band outside and exchanged some kind words and high-fives.
DeVille wasn't the only brush with celebrity that night. Later, at a different nightclub, Garcia gave some love to the blinged-out vehicle of Snoop Dogg cohort Don "Magic" Juan.
"Tommy got hammered because our lawyer was buying us all drinks," says Thompson, "and he started howling in the parking lot about how much he loved Don 'Magic' Juan in Old School and started kissing his car. Basically, Hollywood is ridiculous."