Earlier this season on "The Voice," I was flipping the devil-horns for righteous rawkers the Shields Brothers, aka the Bill & Ted of Season 2, from the instant they auditioned with an unapologetically shambolic cover of Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself"--an over-the-top performance complete with Yahoo!-appropriate purple motorcycle jackets, socket-shocked Flock Of Seagulls hair, and an oft-repeated catchphrase,"Punching America In The Face With Rock 'N' Roll," that would have looked totally bitchen on the T-shirt I was already planning to buy from the "Voice" merch booth. But quite un-rockingly, that was not meant to be: Their coach Cee Lo Green stupidly sent them home during the Battle Rounds, opting to keep lesser battle partner Erin Martin instead--presumably because Erin filled out her garter belt a lot more nicely than the Shields dudes filled out their purple leather jackets.
An absolutely purrfect day at Yahoo! [photo: Derick Tortorella]
But that certainly wasn't the last we'd see of the Shieldses, oh no. Since prematurely leaving "The Voice," they've kept busy cranking out the covers on their hilarious YouTube channel; working with rock gods Bret Michaels, Ace Frehley, and Michael Anthony; and dropping by Yahoo! Music, where they recently played a couple original songs for Reality Rocks and indulged in a highly entertaining interview with me and my faux Purrfect cat. It was a magically Voicey day...and I finally got that Shields Brothers T-shirt I'd been coveting!
See Rory and Tristan Shields serve up some Red Zone realness below...