Just back from a long Labor Day weekend in Vegas, some fun mixed with some work and meetings. In all my years of going to Vegas never saw the city as busy as it was. Good for the economy there, not good for me, since I decided to bring the family with me for the first time ever. But it was still a good time and the kids enjoyed Blue Man Group (thanks Blas Elias), Beatles Love, and the tigers & dolphins at Mirage. Needless to say a VERY different Vegas trip than most for me! Hosted Winger Saturday night and they were truly sounding great! The band is now a 5 piece with the return of Paul Taylor and at times even had three guitars going. Amazing full sound and the vocals were all spot on (and 100% real!). Truly an incredibly talented band that I think are finally emerging from the 80’s Beavis & Butthead backlash and rightfully being viewed as such. Good to see them all and look forward to seeing them on the MOR cruise again next year. Drivin & Cryin and Hericane Alice also turned in solid set in support. Thanks to Chuck Brennan and Dollar Loan Centers for having me host and putting on this free show in Vegas.
Sunday I hosted a Black Sabbath after party (Sabbath played Vegas Sunday night) at Vamp’d with Sin City Sinners. Great club and great band that did all metal. One of my favorite places to visit is this venue, and Sinners always fun to see live. Did a little live Stump The Trunk and then hung with everyone. Thanks to all the great fans that came out. Two back to back 3A nights but it was a blast. Also hanging at Vamp’d were Chris Holmes of WASP fame and Jake E Lee. Good to catch up with both of them. Heard Jake was not welcome to see Ozzy & Sabbath by a certain someone because he talked about his lack of getting writing credit on Bark At The Moon on TMS. Beyond sad and pathetic… Was great to see Jake and heard 9 songs from the new album that are really starting to take shape. Red Dragon Cartel now scheduled to come out early 2014.
Also had a great night hanging with The Conspirators (Todd Kerns, Frank Sidoris and Brent Fitz) along with Stacy Blades and members of Adelitas Way at Sammy Hagar’s place. Good all night rock geek talk! And thanks to Ron Mancuso for a great meal at the legendary Bootleggers Bistro. I’ll be back in Vegas the weekend of 10/4 at Vinyl at Hard Rock Casino starting at 6:30 for a signing for my new book before Motley plays The Joint.
Speaking of Motley I will be hosting 3 dates with them next week in OK. If coming be sure to say hi. There will be meet and greets for sure in Durant and Miami and both dates will also have my 1st book for sale that I will be happy to sign. More details soon on this but will be at all 3 dates!
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