Posted by Eddie Category: TRUNK REPORT

Sorry to have learned that the Hell & Heaven Festival in Mexico City was officially cancelled late last night. Many fans asking me what I know and the honest answer is nothing more than everyone else has heard. I am here in NJ so only getting information from the agent who booked me on it. It seems there were issues for a couple weeks on the location and with the needed clearances. I know very little on how Mexico works and never was at this festival before, so I simply don’t know anything more. Sad that the fans will not see this great event and I appreciate the promoters offering to have me. I know they did try everything before they eventually cancelled to keep it alive. Me, Don & Jim will be in Mexico City and Puebla Mexico 4/11 & 12 (dates on the home page) for live stand up shows (NOT TMS tapings!). Come out and see us then if you can. Thanks to all the great rock fans in Mexico for your support and hope to see you soon.


Since I will no longer be in Mexico this weekend I will now be doing live radio shows this Friday on Q104.3 and Monday on SiriusXM. More details soon.


ALL NEW TMS this Saturday with Dee Snider, Chris Caffery, Glenn Hughes.

20 thoughts on “3/13: HELL & HEAVEN FEST CANCELLED, MORE

  1. Not surprised one bit re: the cancellation. I mean the logistics alone of moving a huge festival less than a week before showtime would have been nearly insurmountable.

      1. I’m hearing Night Ranger is the third band on the KISS / Def Leppard package since Mr. Roses and Thorns didn’t want to tour with Poison this summer. Live Nation’s press conference to announce the tour is this coming Monday at 2pm ET.

  2. Mexico is a very complicated place, and the various jurisdictions overlap, so even if you get permits and clearances from one entity, it may not mean much. I have been part of a production in this wonderful country (love the place, and the people), and, unfortunately, I saw close up how things change very rapidly when anyone tries to put on an event there. Various governmental officials and entities all want a say, and want a little “mordido” (essentially want their palms greased).

  3. Quick Ed! Since alot of bands have no gig this weekend, offer em pennies to do a set for that Metal Show! It”ll offset costs due from their lost income lol!

  4. Kiss will coheadline with Def Leppard. More evidence that Kiss can’t headline a tour themselves. Hate to say it because I’ve been a fan for over 30 yrs, but with Paul’s voice I think they have definitely stayed at the party too long.

  5. Wow. Sorry this happened for all the fans. Gene and Paul just lost a nice payday. Hmmmm, how to make that up? I know….a show with ACE and Peter! Yeah, that’s the ticket..lol.

  6. Eddie, did you see the clip of Gene Simmons on CSI? Not only was that some really bad acting ,but it’s never been more obvious of him wearing a wig or hair piece of some kind. It’s just too funny.

  7. Hey Eddie! about the apparence Jim, Don and you in Mexico what do you mean is not a TMS tapings? as I understad IS NOT a TMS live show right? because in the webpage saids is going to be a regular TMS act with “stump the trunk” and all those things you do in the show. Can you clarify this to me? Thanks and it is a shame we couldn’t have you in H&H festival.

  8. Just wondering, does anyone know if the bands in this situation get some kind of compensation for the late cancellation, being that they could have booked other dates?

  9. Eddie,

    I know you are a big Michael Schenker fan. I personally, to this day, love the three MSG albums he did with Robin McCauley and don’t think they get the credit they deserve. Perfect Timing had two videos on MTV played frequently and I love Anytime on Save Yourself. The third one with Jeff Pilson on bass and James Kottak on drums is excellent as well. I think all three still stand up to this day. Any thoughts on these three underrated Schenker albums?? How about an obscure song such as Follow the Night be played on your radio show?

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