Hope everyone had a great weekend. I took my family to a NJ Balloon Fest where REO Speedwagon was playing. I used to go see REO many times as a kid. If you think they are only about the big ballad hits not the case. Clearly not a metal band by any stretch, but a really good rock band with some tasty guitar playing and classic rock songs for sure. It was good to see them and these days Dave Amato, who played with Nugent, is on lead guitar. He’s been in over 20 years and is a great player. I like to expose my 5 and 9 year old to as much rock music as possible. Not forcing them into anything, just creating some balance between rock and Disney channel haha! They liked the songs and it was good to see REO again. Huge thanks to all the guys in the band (who are TMS fans) for the amazing hospitality. They asked me to intro them and took photos with my kids. Could not have been cooler to us.


Many comments to my blog on the concert biz today. Cool to see all the opinions. I’ll post more general biz blogs from time to time. Love seeing the thoughts from everyone.


So cool to see all the amazing response to The Winery Dogs. Glad this little idea of mine is working so well. See you this Saturday for the sold out US debut at BB Kings. Please note they go on around 8:15, early show!

Also in NYC area this Thursday 8/1 Great White at Bergen PAC in Englewood NJ and Night Ranger at BBs.


More book signings to come for VOL 2. Keep an eye on this space!


The new Aerosmith DVD Rock For The Rising Sun is awesome! So well shot, real audio, cool extras, amazing set list. Incredible how great this band STILL is after all these years and still the same 5 guys.


I’ll be LIVE tonight 6-10P ET on SiriusXM channel 39 TRUNK Nation. Guests include Joey Kramer of Aerosmith and Mark Kendall of Great White. Connect live on 866-315-2663.

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  • metaldad on

    FYI , the Winery Dogs is Not sold out. Tickets online now.

  • T on

    Gene Simmons is now claiming that it was his idea for Kotzen to join the Winery Dogs. In addition, he also claims that gravity, stringed instruments, and the formula for PI were also his ideas. He wants his cut, and he’s not happy.

  • Dylan Shelton on

    Eddie, tonight could you please play Kix Blow My Fuse thanks and keep up the good work .

    • Eddie on

      Played Yeah Yeah Yeah, call them in, thanks

  • Dan_H on

    REO’s You Get What You Play For is still one of my fav live
    records, ever!

  • bob on

    Love REO!! saw them years ago with gary richrath on guitar a very underated player , very unique sound !

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