I think this is wicked cool! And yes, a nice change of pace for Hess. I think the pink is a nice touch. Perhaps a subliminal tip of the hat to the George Michaels and Maralyn Manson jabs at Cops reacently?
The whole layout is cool. I feel worthless as a poster artist when I look at something like this.
Hmmm. I guess as a whole I think the color scheme and balance of the layout is OK, but the figures look like clip art and they don't really flow well together. The FOnt Used for the Headlining Band is sort of bland too.