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Skid Row: Skid Row -1989(Deluxe Edition-2019)

 

Well look what came out of sleaze ball gutter and caught everyone by surprise! Yup Skid Row the self titled debut that came out around this time back in January 1989 is given the Deluxe Edition status almost 30 years to the day of its initial release…

Hot off the press folks! This was just released yesterday (Jan 18th 2019)…..

I purchased the Debut in January of 1989 and so did you! My reason for checking these guys out was simple. They had on vocals a real young and skinny singer and a Canuck to Boot named Sebastian Bach  and man could he sing and scream when duty calls  when fronting the rest of the Skid Rows…

We all know the story of these guys right…

Skid Row as I have mentioned at various times at this blog got on all the big tours I had seen at the time.(89-91)  From August 1989 to May of 1991 I seen Skid Row open for Bon Jovi (Once) Aerosmith(twice) and Guns N Rose(once) all on the debut album alone!

No wonder Skid Row sold 5 million records!

Good opening act and I’m sure they were pushing some of those ticket sales along with the headliners as well..

The debut is a slick polished hard rock album with some pretty good well written tracks. Rachel Bolan and Snake Sabo could write that’s for sure. 18 & Life was a one of those clever written tunes. Power Ballad  that starts off that way but the chorus is the money shot when the song ramps up. For a single I dug 18 & Life  even more so than the deliberately written I Remember You which was a little too much of a processed cheese ball track that back in 1989 (at the age of 22) I was not buying too much stock in what Snake and Rachel were trying  sell me with  that track.

Having said that many did like I Remember You so good on ya if you were one of those! But I prefer tunes like RattleSnake Shake with some crafty lyrics found within. See below….

Juicy Miss Lucy always diggin’ on junk
She’s on the corner talkin’ trash with the punks
Her buried treasure is so easy to see
‘Cause talk is cheap and so is she…

“Skid Row: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” track listing:

01. Big Guns
02. Sweet Little Sister
03. Can’t Stand The Heartache
04. Piece Of Me

05. 18 And Life 
06. Rattlesnake Shake 
07. Youth Gone Wild 
08. Here I Am 
09. Makin’ A Mess 
10. I Remember You 
11. Midnight/Tornado 
12. Forever (bonus track)

Live at the Marquee, Westminster, California (April 28, 1989):

01. Makin’ A Mess
02. Piece Of Me
03. Big Guns
04. 18 And Life
05. Sweet Little Sister
06. Rattlesnake Shake
07. I Remember You
08. Here I Am
09. Youth Gone Wild
10. Cold Gin

So there ya have it…Pretty cool Live show  sounding unfixed and left alone and when I first listened to it was like I was transported back in time where Life was way simpler and music was still music and I still had all the hair on my head!

Bang bang shoot ’em up, the party never ends..

Well it did for these guys for sure…Bach went one way in 1996 and Rachel and Snake took their band the other way with about 7 Singers since than…

For the record this is the first Skid Row album I have purchased since  Subhuman Race back in 1995!

It will be interesting to see where this release goes since right now iTunes and other streaming services have it. No physical product  available for the Deluxe Editionof this  yet but maybe in time the hollering that they will hear will be from Ladano whose Screaming for Vengeance errr make that Screaming for  Physical product! We shall see…

Considering Bach was going on about none of the Skid Row albums being issued the deluxe treatment this one drops out of the blue….

Does Sebastian even know? Do Snake and Bolan know or did Money Bag Jovi who is still making money off of that debut(I think) reissue it himself? Hell why not JBJ has not put out a decent studio album in decades himself so why not  cash in a little bit of that investment he made in  Skid Row 30 years ago.. I checked around no one in Camp Bach Or Skid Row even mentioned this release!

Anyways I thought it would be fun to post a bit of the conversation Mikey Ladano and I had about this release and the reunion maybe?

DEKE-U would think the Money would be better…
DEKE-Well playing  the bowling alleys must get to them(Skid Row) Ego Man..
Michael-Some of the best burgers I ever had were at bowling alleys” – Terry Cahill

DEKE-I did it damn it(bought it!)

DEKE-Sounds good…live it sounds..raw
Michael-You know sometimes stuff like this is how reunions start. Halford started speaking to Priest again when they did their box set.
DEKE-Well they need to do something…I watched a few Skid Row clips and Bolan looks fuckin bored…HAHA
Michael-He always has looked bored though. Like a dour goth.
DEKE-I Like that..I’m gonna steal that man! Dour Goth haha…
Mikey makes the great point about Halford going back to Priest. Makes sense but maybe we will hear how this release happened and see if any of the band had any say in it…
Still whatever the case may be its a cool revisit …
Check it out!

 

 

 

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Kim Mitchell: Rockland(1989)

 

Pretty happy with this album score! Rockland blew into the Record Shops back in 1989 and Kim Mitchell  was selling mega units of all his records at the time. Why not as they were all fantastic releases!

Rockland though shows a different kinda side of Mitchell. A little more older chill like vibe with some of the albums Ten Tracks and kinda a smart move for Kim at the time.

Funny thing though at the time when I scooped this back in 89 on C.D I played it. Liked it but when it came to Rockland which was Kim’s third solo album I was comparing Rockland way to much to  1986’s Shakin Like A Human Being to 1982’s self titled Guitar Extravaganza E.P and 1984’s Akimbo Alogo record.

Kinda unfair I suppose but here we are 30 years later** and what can I tell ya all now. Just like how when I reacquired myself with the ‘Shakin’ record from Kim’s catalogue last year this year it’s Rockland!

Course everyone in Canada still hears the tunes ‘Rocklandwonderland’ and ‘Rock N Roll Duty’ which are Kim radio staples still to this day and in his live show ! Rocklandwonderland features a real slick groove which has some great backing vocals courtesy of Kim’s long-time side kick Peter Fredette along with some ass kicking Strat guitar work from the man himself Kim especially on Rock N Roll Duty! I posted a live clip below of Kim and Band playing the title track in front of a bunch of Canadian Drunks!

But when you dig sonically deeper in Rockland the albums other seven tracks are definitely worth exploring. Second song in titled Lost Lovers Found has Kim lifting his foot off the gas pedal and taking it easy and perhaps maybe looking for a hit perhaps at the time!

Rockland is almost an introspective album at the time. Kim as he always does writes all the music while all the lyrics were handled by Pye Dubois. Relationship songs abound on this album. ‘Tangle of Love/Mood Street/The Crossroads/O Mercy Louise and The Great Embrace’ all tell the tale of relationships gone good or bad!

Now don’t think for a second that Rockland is a mellow affair. It isn’t as Kim as he always does lays down the law with some fine axemanship on this record. Akimbo tosses down some slick picking while chomping down on some power riffs throughout.

Rik Emmett makes a special guest appearance  and plays some slick classical guitar on the fantastic ‘Expedition Sailor’ which combines both Emmett and Mitchell’s talents on the six string!

I have to add the drum work of Lou Molino  is simply amazing. Lou’s drums sound real slick on this record. Crisp courtesy of the production by Kim himself. Molino tosses in some tempo changes which just keeps the songs themselves interesting from the get go!

Rockland was a great revisit and it was one of those finds that once I seen it on the shelf at the local pawn shop it was a quick grab!

**- That’s the 80’s for ya as Rockland was recorded in Five different studios! 

Aerosmith: Philadelphia/Tower Theater- March 26th 1978

 

“C’mon Philadelphia what the Fucks the matter with you? Get up Motherfucker’- Steven Tyler talking to the crowd before “Big Ten Inch Record’

‘You Fucking stiffs down in the front. C’mon will ya. Whats your Mama gonna think when she hear’s you on the radio?- Steven Tyler addressing the front row during ‘Same Old Song and Dance’

When one thinks of excellent Live albums that are actually left alone as Live Albums look no further than Aerosmith’s ‘Live Bootleg’ which many including myself consider it the Ultimate Live Release!

A little ways back I was commenting on Mikey Ladano’s  blog about not only is  Live Bootleg a phenomenal album but another Boot from Aero from 1986 titled ‘Done Live With Mirrors’  which is another fantastic live album that I reviewed as well…

But…

One other Aero Bootleg that I had that kinda slipped my mind is an Aero show from Philadelphia from March of 1978 which is another Radio Broadcast but there is no commercial breaks or interruptions and man I tell ya Aerosmith is on fire…..

UNEDITED as well!

I mean check out the set list below… Is that a Juggernaut of AeroRock or what?

WOWZER’S…..

Originally broadcast on WYSP-FM in Philadelphia

TRACKLISTING :
01. Intro  01:34
02. Rats In The Cellar  03:38
03. I Wanna Know Why  03:00
04. Big Ten Inch Record  03:37
05. Walk This Way  04:05
06. Sight For Sore Eyes  03:41
07. Seasons Of Wither  05:26
08. Sweet Emotion  05:01
09. Lord Of The Thighs  07:21
10. Kings & Queens  05:15
11. Chip Away The Stone  04:06
12. Get The Lead Out  03:18
13. Get It Up  04:00
14. Draw The Line  04:37
15. Same Old Song And Dance  05:00
16. Toys In The Attic  05:14
17. Milk Cow Blues  05:30
18. Train Kept A’ Rollin’  04:22
Total Running Time : 01:18.55
The AeroDudes circa 78!

Steven Tyler – Vocals, Harmonica, Percussion

Joe Perry – Guitar (Right)
Brad Whitford – Guitar (Left)
Tom Hamilton – Bass
Joey Kramer – Drums
Mark Radice – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Now if you quickly look at that set list you might be wondering where is Dream On?  Dunno maybe it was edited out or maybe they skipped it that night which would be hard to believe but with AeroDrugs floating around at the time who knows what was going down back than….

For all the stories of Aero being totally fucked up which I’m sure they were they always pulled it together for the Radio Broadcast Shows. This Philly one is no exception.
The band hits the stage to the strains of a prerecorded Psycho /Jaws Theme and are off and running with a one two punch of Rats In The Cellar/I Wanna Know Why.
Walk This Way the biggie Aero Track at the time (radio wise)  which is the 5th track played shows you how many classic tracks the boys in Aerosmith had accumulated in less than 5 years of a recording act!
Eight of the songs featured on this broadcast are songs that didn’t end up on the official Live Bootleg release that same year in 78!
Perry/Whitford are like two grizzled guitar slinging patrons of the Lone Star Saloon! They are locked in and you know it’s live when the guitars come a little unhinged during Same Old Song And Dance. Being the pro’s they are Joe and Brad get the AeroBus on track!
Touring in support of 1977’s Draw The Line album has Aero playing 6 tracks from their current release at that time. Whitford deals out a brilliant solo on I Wanna Know Why while Perry plays some wicked slide on the classic title track from Draw The Line.
This is one brilliant release and if you can’t track a copy down it’s all on Youtube. Just click Aerosmith Philadelphia March 78 and Bam the whole show is there!
Also of note Aerosmith returned a few months later to Philly in November/78 and the show was cut short as someone hit Tyler in the head (during Sight For Sore Eyes)with a bottle and the show was done after 6 songs…Check out the audio below…

Aero did not return to Philly until 1983 after this incident perhaps it was someone Tyler was yelling at in the front row  at the March show who clunked Tyler in the head with the bottle at the November show??

Def Leppard:The Collection- Volume One(2018)

Talk about a Mega Set. Pictured above is indeed  Def Leppard The Collection:Volume One box set released last June in which this past Christmas I received  as a Christmas Gift from my Daughters(Lexie/Lauren & Kylee)  on Vinyl!

So psyched to get this set as it features for me the Best of the  Leppard output from the Mini 3 Song E.P release from 1979 all the way through to 1988’s Mega Selling Hysteria. Also must add the excellent Double Live Pyromania Show recorded in Los Angeles back in September of 1983 is included here! You want to hear a band firing on all it’s cylinders look no further than this show!

The real huge score for me is the first three albums on Vinyl those being On Through The Night(1980) High N Dry(1981) & Pyromania(1983) and even back in the day I only owned High N Dry on vinyl and the other two on cassette tape.

Course when CD’S took over in the late 80’s I snapped up these titles on disc but here we are in 2019 and It’s finally nice to secure these early Leppard albums on record!

So instead of me showing you this Slick Looking Unit. Click the link below and head over to my pal John T Snow’s site as he went into great written  detail (last June when this was released) and took  fantastic looking pictures of the set as well. Plus I’m writing up this review during the Christmas Holidays  and I’m kinda lazy! Here’s John’s link…

Def Leppard – The Collection, Volume One – Album Review

Thanks Mr Snow for that awesome review! If you don’t want the vinyl version you can buy this set in a CD set as fellow blogger HMO took the plunge and was gracious enough to send me the stuff I was missing when HMO got his box set last June.

Funny thing was I told my daughter Lexie that when I was buying single and double albums like a lunatic in the 80’s, Box Set’s weren’t that common in the 1980’s. I can think of one box set that came out in November of 1986 and that was Bruce Springsteen- Live 1975-85. I actually got this for Christmas in December of 1986 from my parents on cassette as they told me it had sold out on vinyl. Tbone  got the Bruce box set on cassette as well. Springsteen was dominating two households in Tbay  32 years ago!

So I’m thinking that was it for Box Set’s back in the 80’s(that I had gotten). The only other one I can think if is the Led Zeppelin one but that came out in 1990 and that was bought on CD! The hype for that Zep box was huge when it was released in September/1990. I paid close to a cool $100 for the four disc box set! I had no problem with that price as I had no Zeppelin at that point on disc and buying new release CD’S in Thunder Bay back In 1990 you were basically paying anywhere from $17.99-$24.99 for a new release anyways!

But back to Leppard! All the stops were pulled out for this Vinyl Box Set in which I think the years 1980-88 were Lepp’s high-water mark!

Now the price of this Box Set came in at $200 Canadian for all 8 albums. On the same page on Amazon.ca that is selling the box set some Yoko is selling a single copy of High N Dry for $507 Canadian as well as another seller has Pyromania listed at $58 Canadian! So considering my daughters paid $200 which is still ton of cash I’m thinking they got the better deal wouldn’t ya say?

Pete Wilis was a great guitarist whose solo’s shaped those first two Leppard studio albums. His playing is on fire I mean just check out You Got Me Runnin & No No No from High N Dry! I give full props to Joe Elliot and company as when they kicked him out during the recording of Pyromania they left all of Pete’s Rhythm Guitar parts on the album. Plus Willis co wrote Photograph so a case can be made how important of a writer Pete was with his time in the band.

Speaking of which….

I have said it before and I’ll say it again when Stephen Clark passed away back in January of 1991 the Riff’s went with him to the grave….

I will add that Joe Elliot whom Executive Produced this Box Set did a superb job of piecing this set together alone with the Hardcover Cover Booklet included with it. Roman McHugh as well did a superb job in remastering these albums on 180 Gram Vinyl! The audio on the album is superb so much so you can actually hear Rick Savages Bass  pretty damn clear now!

Leppard still puts out decent stuff (Slang being exceptional) and what not but nothing comes close to what those first four records produced…..

 

 

 

Van Halen: The Ambulance Tour (August 18 & 19th 1995)-Toronto

 

So Van Halen hits the tour circuit in the Summer of 1995 and announces  two shows in Toronto(both sellouts) that myself and The Boss (my wife Sue)  attended which was  cool for the fact that it’s not to often well ever actually that a band I have gone to see has played back to back nights in the same city!

So if you’re traveling all the way from Thunder Bay why not go to both nights! So we did!

Halen was touring in support of the decent Balance studio record which came out earlier in 95. By the time the tour hit Toronto it was dubbed the Ambulance Tour Drummer Alex Van Halen was sporting a neck brace while Brother/Guitarist Eddie Van Halen was having hip issues from perhaps the  many years of his body taking a hard toll from the stage and beyond….

Opening  was hometown Toronto Act Our Lady Peace that had been playing  a bunch of shows in the U.S for Halen. I knew of OLP by MuchMusic playing there videos but hadn’t taken the bait yet but they played a tight 8 song set which featured a cover version of Neil Youngs ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’. 

After a quick changeover VH hits the stage opening with Right Now which surprised me to be totally honest with you. The tempo of Right Now is kicked up a notch live so it worked out. The show leaned heavily on the current Balance album of course(7 songs deep)   out of the 22 played that night in T.O.

Along with the opener (Right Now)Poundcake/Top of the World represented 1991’s F.U.C.K record while Why Can’t This Be Love/Dreams came from 1986’s 5150 album.

1988’s O.U.8.1.2 had one song featured the  brilliant Mine All Mine which for me was a highlight as I love that dribble like synth ala The Who and Halen just sledgehammer there sound over the track.

So if you’re wondering about the Davey Roth era…..well Jump and set ending Panama were played and a snippet of another track was played as well..watch the video below for a ‘PSYCH-OUT-MOMENT’

The crowd went bonkers when Ed/Alex and Eddie did that little snippet than just like that……..done! HAHA

If you recall when  I reviewed a ways back here at Arena Rock Halen’s 1991 show and by the time 1995 rolled around  it was easy to see how Halen had aged in 4 years. Musically a little more serious and Live as well.

Case in Point:

1991- Eddie was sliding all over the stage and doing those crazy Flying Eddie’s   while knocking back a can of Heineken after each song.

1995- Eddie  did very few Flying Eddie’s. As well from what I remember he didn’t chug any alcohol as well. It was an older wiser Eddie. Yeah he still brought his A game in regards to his guitar playing like that would be in doubt!

Sammy Hagar/Micheal Anthony had the energy that night and you know they were the live goofball’s in Halen at that point which countered pointed  the two somewhat crippled Brothers….

The set list was the exact same each night with the only exception was Feelin was flipped out in favour of Aftershock during the back to back nights.

Both shows were good and the crowd was into it. MuchMusic filmed it and televised it. Halen was supposedly going to release this as an official video but by Sam quitting or getting fired whoever you believe the video was canned but thanks to YouTube it’s all there…

If I was to pick which Sammy Halen show I preferred out of the 3 Sam shows I seen in the 90’s  I would probably pick the 1991 performance as Halen was a little more heavier/loosey-goosey in their performance at the Winnipeg show. A few years aged and Halen though still delivered it in 1995 A little more serious  but things were going on internally as well but at that time I like many others had no idea what would happen in less than a year…..

**- So I see there are rumours out there floating about that Mikey may return to Halen? Whadda think? Myself I have a few Theories..

1- Mikey denied it but if he signed a deal he would have to keep his mouth shut regardless. So maybe/maybe not?

2-Eddie Trunk made a great point on his Radio Broadcast that if Anthony goes back it’s not as a member he will cut a deal just like how Roth since he has returned cuts a deal to get X amount of dollars to do shows /album etc. Basically  your people talk to my people etc… Play the concerts collect the Loot..move on!

3-Hagar can now blame Ed and Alex for stealing his Chickenfoot Bass Player! HAHA…

4-I would like it to happen personally as Dave could use the help on the vocals! The lead vocals will still be messy but Mikey will shift a ton of focus on him by just being there and we all know Anthony still has his vocals…

5-Ticket Boost as the 2015 Tour was patchy in some markets! Ask Brian ‘BOP’ Zinger about the London Ontario outdoor show! No new album to plug so the promoters of the London show lost $500,000 as they were expecting 15,000 only 7,500 attended!

OUCH! And…

“Another tour on the receiving end of negative industry chatter: Van Halen,” Billboard magazine says in a July report on summer tours. “One source says that the Live Nation shed trek is suffering from ‘some real bad counts’ — as low as 4,000 out of the gate — and another notes that the outing, which began July 5 in Seattle, is ‘definitely one in trouble.’”

Double Ouch!! But on a Lighter Note…

6- Most importantly The return of the Jack Daniels Bass!

So do you think Mikey returns to the chaos known as VH??

 

Reviews of the first Three BulletBoys Album In One Sentence!

 

 

A little ways back  at ‘Destroyer of Harmony’s’ site. Peter posted a review on this old past its due date band called “Wildside” which he reacquainted himself with a listen and jotted down some words on them sounding generic but in a good way….

Anyhoo…. In the comments we had a little discussion about other bands kinda ripping  off another bands deal…

Here’s the ‘comments’ check it out..

  • deKE

    deKE

    I think I read about these guys(Wildside) in Metal Edge magazine back in 1992 maybe before that. There were so many bands coming out it was ridiculous! Haha..
    Course in 92 was a shift in the musical climate as well!
    Cool that you reacquainted yourself with Wildside…
    Take a walk on the Wildside! haha

  • destroyerofharmony

    destroyerofharmony

    Lol
    To be honest the reason why I picked the band cassette was because of the nod to a Motley Crue song. And I was surprised.

    But you are right, so many bands coming out with the same sound and the same lyrical themes.

    Roxy Blue comes to mind. They had a Geffen deal and I remember seeing their album advertised on the same flyer with Nirvana, Galactic Cowboys and Sonic Youth.

  • deKE

    deKE

    Yup Roxy Blue man they kinda bugged me with the whole Halen look…I kind of got tired of these knock off Halen type bands…
    Having said that the first Bulletboys album I dug the second not so much and third I didn’t bother with…haha
    Hows that for a review?

    Reply
  • destroyerofharmony

    destroyerofharmony
    deKE

    Brilliant review on Bullet Boys and I don’t dispute it all because it’s spot on.

    Reply
  • deKE

    deKE

    hahaha..thanks..I may do post on this actual conversation at some point! 

 

Top 10 Read Posts @Thunder Bay Arena Rock-2018

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!

Summary…..

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!