Kinda Awkward

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments7 Comments
Oops. I sort of feel bad for Bret here.

Aerosmith Tonight!

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments21 Comments

It's finally Aerosmith day! Can you tell I'm excited? I'm seeing the band, plus opener Slash, at Riverbend in Cincinnati. I've got pavilion seats because the lawn sucks at Riverbend. I'd have better pavilion seats but I refuse to be forced into a VIP or premium package to get closer to the stage. I've come to hate large concert venues that are owned or managed by LiveNation, thus forcing the consumer into overpriced seats or crap they don't need. Seriously, I'd never buy a VIP package for Aerosmith - or any band - anyway because that's a colossal waste of cash, and I don't need a photo or handshake with the band and "free" T-shirt thank-you-very-much. What I do want is a nice place in the venue where I can most likely see the stage. So whatever.

I'll go to the show tonight, and enjoy my seat in the back of the pavilion, happy that I wasn't hoodwinked into an overpriced ticket. I'll also be bypassing the merchandise booth, another colossal waste of cash. Let's be honest here, folks. If you're reading this site, you've probably got a literal cache of concert shirts, right? I know I have way too many, all overpriced at time of purchase, so I surely don't need any more. The stuff you own ends up owning you and my closet does not need one more band shirt!

I'll go, rock out with my husband to my favorite band of all time and come home with cash in my pocket. I refuse to give LiveNation any more of my money than absolutely necessary to get in to see the gig.

Oh, and if by a miracle I do get "Nobody's Fault" live, you'll probably hear me screaming all the way at your place!

Stryper Fan Excursion Planned

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments3 Comments
If you're a Stryper fan, you'll love this. The band is planning another "fan excursion" - and if you act now, you can save some dough before prices rise in early August. Here's info from the band's website:

"Coming off the heels of 2013's successful inaugural Stryper Fan Excursion, Stryper has announced the dates and location for year two. Mark your calendar for October 10-12, 2014 and plan to be in Raleigh, North CarolinaSince Stryper re-united in 2002, Raleigh would spend the next 12 years as the headquarters for the band. Their management team, Deep South Entertainment was (and is) in Raleigh. The STRYPER.COM merchandising company (Port Merchandise) is also based in Raleigh. And the band even had a monumental sold-out reunion show at Raleigh's historic Lincoln Theater on that tour, where part of the 7 Weeks: Live in America album was recorded. Raleigh has been the single longest standing headquarters for Stryper since they first became a band in the '80s. Excursion packages are ON SALE NOW - Register before August 6, 2014 and save!"

You might be asking yourself... what exactly does a Stryper excursion involve? Apparently there's a lot of "hang time" with the band, an acoustic set, tours of the "historic" Stryper headquarters, a BBQ lunch with the band, a full electric show, breakfast with the band and of course, church service with members of Stryper. 

The packages are several hundred bucks, which isn't a surprise. Click for more information and to make your reservations. 

Phil Rudd's Solo Turn

Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments10 Comments

Solo albums are hot right now among the bands and musicians we love. AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd will release a solo album called Head Job. The record is due August 29. "Repo Man" is the first single - here's a lyric video for the track. As you would expect from Phil, it's straight up rock n' roll.

Johnny Depp Jams With Aerosmith

Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments2 Comments

It doesn't get much better than "Train Kept a Rollin'" live... so who could blame actor Johnny Depp for wanting to jam with Aerosmith live on stage? Depp joined my favorite band on stage in Mansfield, MA. Good times for sure. I'm seeing Aerosmith in just a few more days! I can't wait.

...And Now Jeff LaBar's First Solo Video

Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments10 Comments
Earlier this week we discussed a teaser for Jeff LaBar's first solo effort. Now the guitarist has released his very first solo video for the track "No Strings." The track is from the upcoming release One For the Road.

This Festival Lineup Looks Awesome

Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments12 Comments

Make plans for November - the Rock n' Skull Fest ya'll in Pekin, Illinois. Awesome lineup.

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