Happy New Year Friends of Arena Rock!
How about one more ‘Best of’ list that being what were the most read post’s at this site from January 1st 2018 to December 31st 2018!
Some surprises I’m sure….. Course I have to add my 2 Cents worth of comments!
1-Back Covers: KISS ALIVE (494 Hits)- Pretty psyched to see this at Number 1 for the year as it just keeps getting views(where and how I have no idea) than again it’s a phenomenal back cover shot.
2- 10 Questions with… Fred Coury (458 Hits)- Fred was awesome. Lot’s of cool insight about his days in Cinderella and even a short stint in Guns N Roses! Plus Fred’s a Huge Hockey Fan!
3-10 Questions with…Billy Sheehan (361 Hits)- This guy tuned me up quicker than his 4 String Fender Bass! Fair enough. Guess he didn’t like any kind of compliment thrown his way and I get it as he thought my questions weren’t worded correctly or that I didn’t do my homework. I did my homework Pal and not everyone who reads my Blog knows you played with Kim Mitchell(For a few weeks!)or that you were in UFO(for a few months!)or that you were in a band called Talas(who cares!) that sold 100 records during the Talas heyday. Not everyone knows that stuff! I still respect this guy’s talent especially on the Eat Em and Smile album… I will give this guy props for answering me back but…. ahh you win some lose some….
4-10 Questions with…Greg Fraser (271 Hits)- Greg was one of the first dudes to get back to me on the 10 Questions with. Greg was real cool and it was a great read. Hell he seen Van Halen open for Sabbath! Nice fella and Great Guitar Player!
5-I Mother Earth/Finger11: Live at Crocks(April 21st 2018) (244 Hits)- In what has to be the most packed show in Thunder Bay Bar History IME delivered and Jag Tanna is a monster on the 6 string!
6-10 Questions with…Sean Kelly (234 Hits)-Sean was a ton of fun and his enthusiasm came through in spades in his answers. Sean loves Music period. No wonder all these bands want him involved in either writing or performing. Mr Kelly is passionate! All around great guy! Classical Music/Pop/Hard Rock Mr Kelly can adapt to any music situation! What a Cool Cat!
7-Killer Dwarfs: Live No Guff (170 Hits)- Pretty cool Live Album from this band of Dwarfs! Gerry Finn is a monster on Guitar! You already know that!
8-Suchs To Be You ( 146 Hits)- My ramble about Alec John Such getting the shaft in Jovi in which as far as I’m concerned Jovi the band has never been the same. If you were a fan from 1984 on do you want to see them now? They are a Vegas act now Plain and Simple! Was it Alec that commented on this post when I originally posted it? I think so and so does Mikey Ladano… Hey Alec I hope you’re well!
9-Rock 94 Thunder Bay (143 Hits)- Another ramble on the state of Rock Radio in Thunder Bay. If you want a daily fixing of Three Doors Down & Theory of Chad Kroger!Rock 94 is your go to rock station!
10-Rock The Fort-2006(Concert Review) (121 Hits)- Cool to see this one here. Some real nice pictures courtesy of Paul Jokelainen which in my opinion made the review that much better!
Kinda a mixed bag of Interviews/Reviews and Rambles! My 10 Questions with… segment was huge. Thanks to everyone who read them and commented. 10 Questions With was fun to do and I still have some out there but unfortunately no responses. Thats ok as I send out one email via messenger and if the person chooses to get back to me great if not oh well I tried….
Trust me I have tried and here are some of the ones I sent out in which some of these I know were read and the artist didn’t bother with while others are floating around in their messenger inbox still..hahaha
Name drop time as I tried contacting the following but to no avail…Corey Hart/Wolfgang Van Halen/Tom Keifer/Billy Squier/Ron Young/Tom Werman/Stephen Pearcy/ Richard Chycki/ Gil Moore/Darrell Dwarf/Gerry Finn/Mark Radice/Todd Kerns….
I had to even go back and see who I sent these out too! I even forgot!
To be fair to Gil Moore he wanted to do a Phone interview in which I told him I have only ever done the email thing. Thats the last I heard from him haha..
Gerry Finn and Darrell Dwarf said they would do a segment of 10 Questions with… so we will see what happens. I do have a few others that I just sent out so we will see what happens….
Still though I tried so for the Hits there’s the Misses! Good news though is that Sean Kelly has agreed to do another interview for my blog so watch for that in 2019! Also if Brent Jensen releases Book #4 in 2019 I’ll be hitting him up as well!
So yeah a pretty decent year.. as always Thanks for reading and the Support!