Submitted by Sports Fan (not verified) on Tue, 2007-11-13 01:00
BUCKETHEAD - YOUNG BUCKETHEADVOL. 1
This DVD begins with the Deli Creeps' complete concert on 11/24/90 at the Cactus Club in San Francisco. The lineup is Maximum Bob, Pinch Face, Tony Black, and Buckethead, who delivers a stunning performance. The next sequence captures the band's soundcheck earlier that day, with lots of great guitar riffing and a powerful Maximum Bob performance. On the weirder side, "Buckethead in the Basement" presents Buck up close in a translucent mask, playing cinematic keyboard synth accompaniment to a buddy's insane ravings.
BUCKETHEAD - YOUNG BUCKETHEADVOL. 2
This DVD starts with the Deli Creeps' complete 4/3/91 concert at the Kennel Club in San Francisco. The lineup is Maximum Bob, Pinch Face, Tony Black, and Buckethead, who delivers a spectacular performance with the camera just a few feet away. The next segment captures the band's legendary San Francisco debut, at the I-Beam on 9/1/90, with Buck, Maximum Bob, Pinch Face, and bassist Saucy Patches pull out all the stops. Seldom has Buckethead, who plays shirtless, been so animated in his playing. The set includes "Dream Girl" and "Hog Bitch Stomp."
Submitted by Sports Fan (not verified) on Mon, 2007-11-05 01:00
We're super excited to spread the word about THE PIERCES being in tonight's (12/5/07 - CW TV, 9pm ET) episode of GOSSIP GIRL! The ladies' performance of "Secret" and "Three Wishes" marks the very first plot-supported artist appearance on Gossip Girl!
"Thirteen Tales Of Love and Revenge blends Southern gothic and NYC bohemian into a poppy, sometimes creepy, sorta rustic, always intoxicating brew." Harp
"Forget Paris and Nicky. In a sane world, paparazzi would spend their nights stampeding after a different pair of sisters: Alabama-bred, New York-based Allison and Catherine Pierce. Thirteen Tales showcases the Pierces' genius for high harmonies, taut song craft and noirish comedy." Blender
Submitted by Sports Fan (not verified) on Mon, 2007-11-05 01:00
Bon Jovi is out on tour 25 years after he started out a very promising career and in 2007 he not only is popular enough in his home state of New Jersey to play 10 nights at “The Rock” but he packed the house and sent everybody home happy.
My Chemical Romance, also a New Jersey band, was the opening act and the arena was never even half full to see their smoke filled show that unfortunately had some sound issues. The vocals were drowned out and fans were biding their time to see the main attraction. Lead singer Gerard Way does have charisma he just never had the sparse crowds attention. He had it for a brief moment when he mentioned that he was a fan of Bon Jovi back in third grade!
This show opened up a brand new arena in downtown Newark. The set was the “Lost Highway” bar and there was a bit of acting as the band wandered into the saloon to the sound of Kurt Johnston’s steel guitar and the title track of their new album. The set was elaborate complete with full moons and blue skies and the band was tight.
“After the magnetic lead singer proclaimed that, “I am the Jersey Devil and his is my new house”, he announced his world tour and played a new song called “Summer Time.” That song was well received and then keyboardist David Bryan intro’d “Born to Be My Baby” and the crowd really enjoyed that.
Submitted by Sports Fan (not verified) on Thu, 2007-09-27 02:00
(Atlantic, City, NJ) - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts opened up with a stripped down show that will remind some fans of an early Rock and Roll concert of the 50’s or a punk rock show of the 70’s. Her first song was “Bad Reputation” and that really got the fans into it. The band was tight and she was just warming up. She played some very memorable performances of “Light of Day” a song written by Bruce Springsteen, “Do You Want to Touch Me” and then the members of Aerosmith came out and Steven Tyler brought out a birthday cake for Joan as the crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to the rocker. After that Tyler asked, “Can I have a lick Joan?” It was a nice moment and Jett finished off the night playing “I love Rock and Roll”, “Crimson and Clover” and “I Hate Myself For Loving You”. She left the stage to a huge round of applause in a sweaty black leather outfit - - now that’s Rock and Roll. I saw her on a triple bill at Shea Stadium back in the 80’s with Rem and the Police, and she was every bit as good now as she was then.
Joe Perry was in great form for this show.
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Aerosmith started off the show with an old “Movietone” type video cataloging their world tour showing on a map that Atlantic City was one of the last stops (they had a makeup show in Chicago that turned out to be their last stop). They started off the show with “Love in an Elevator” and it was nice to see original bassist Tom Hamilton who had missed some time due to illness on last year’s tour. The band got into a groove playing such hits as “Same Old Song and Dance” and “Cryin’” and that’s when Steven Tyler whipped out his signature harmonica and went to town. Of all the rockers out there he can really whale on an instrument that’s made for their Blues/Rock sound.
Submitted by Sports Fan (not verified) on Tue, 2007-09-18 02:00
(Reading, PA) – Queensrÿche, Alice Cooper and Heaven and Hell recently played in a triple bill at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA. This concert drew a decent crowd with fans of varying ages in attendance.
Queensrÿche started out the show with a tight short set of music that had some surprises. Lead singer Geoff Tate has a perfect voice for that genre of music and Mike Stone and Mike Wilton played some mean dual guitar riffs. Eddie Jackson played a heavy bass. Scott Rockenfield’s drums boomed for most of the songs and the satanic voice modulator was used to perfection. The two songs that drew a lot of reaction were their new hit “I’m American” and that was very apropos considering the show was being played on September 11th 2007, six years after the horrific demise of the Twin Towers and all that surrounded the terrorist attacks on U,S. soil. Their remake of “Welcome to the Machine” was stirring and it gave the crowd a serene feeling.
Alice Cooper at the age of 59 can still bring it. His band is as good a metal band as you will ever hear, with some amazing guitar licks complements of both Keri Kelli and Jason Hook and that was very evident in the smash hit “No More Mr. Nice Guy”. Right from the get-go the Psycho Drama theme was like putting music to a good slasher movie that involved crazed Pirates. Cooper did wear a puffy shirt and the stage looked like a rustic Pirate ship. He eventually was hung but the show feature some great songs like “School’s Out”, “I’m Eighteen” plus “Poison” and the final encore “Elected”. Cooper came out in a leather jacket with an American Flag on the back and there were signs of “Vote for Alice” as well as piñata balloons filled with confetti being launched on the audience. It was a fun show, very theatrical and the crowd didn’t want it to end.