Caught UFO, Saxon & Jared James Nichols last night on their first date of the latest leg of their tour together. Didn’t get there early enough to see JJN, but I have seen him in the past and he is an artist to watch for sure. Ballsy blues based hard rock. New album coming. Saxon played a set that featured some different tracks than usual which was nice to hear. Biff and the boys in fine form, and have a major metal tour they will be on next year.. Many know UFO are one of my all time favorite bands. They simply never dissapoint, and didn’t last night. Phil Mogg in particular was in great voice. At 69 he still sounds amazing. Has to be one of rocks most underrated singers and writers. See this great package on tour here in the US the next month. Truly great bill and all 3 acts really really killer.
Latest podcast now up with Scorpions. Free Itunes or www.podcastone.com
Monday on TrunkNation live 2-4P ET with Ahmet Zappa talking Zappa hologram. Monday night show on 39 will be Robert Mason as guest. Tuesday The Darkness in studio for the Volume show 2-4P ET on 106.
I’ll be in Louisville Saturday to shoot a new episode of a new TV show at Louder Than Life. Say hi if around. Then to LA for a week of radio from the W coast and the Dio Bowling event!
Have a good weekend.
Today on TrunkNation Joe Satriani joins me live to discuss his new album, G3 and more. Show is LIVE 2-4P ET, replays 9-11P ET on SiriusXM 106 Volume. Satch calling in 2:30P for the live show.
Tomorrow more guitar greats as Joe Bonamassa joins me in studio along with legendary producer Kevin Shirley (Maiden, BCC, many many more. Also LIVE 2-4P on Thursday.
New podcast posting tomorrow is my recent Scorpions Town Hall! Free www.PodcastOne.com or Itunes
So Friday night I left a massive amazing festival in San Diego called Kaaboo , where I was backstage hanging in the headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers compound with Chad Smith. I left that before RHCP even went on because I had to fly overnight to Vermont (no direct, so add a stop in Chicago in the middle of the night) to host a small 80s festival Saturday called Shrinedom. Land in VT 9:30A Sat morning local time, get a rental, then drive 2 hours to Irasburg where the event is. Check into a hotel at noon, sleep till 3, wake up to go to the event and… Jeff Blando, Dana Strum and Erik Turner call me to tell me it’s cancelled! I had concerns about this one since it was announced. Hard rock festival in the farm land of VT? Lineup changes? Sadly it folded after me and some of the bands arrived in town. Apparently money problems. In my 35 years doing this I’ve seen it all. For every amazing huge well run festival, there are as many run, promoted, organized and booked by people with no clue, either in front of the scenes, or behind. I see it every day.. So sorry to the fans that may have ventured out for this. I have no idea what went on in detail, but seems everyone took a hit. I just wish people who want to do rock festivals defer to qualified knowledgeable people about the viability of doing these events in their area, and what lineups to book, etc.. crazy exhausting weekend.
Back live on radio tomorrow 2-4P ET (replay 9-11P ET) for Trunk Nation on SiriusXM 106 Volume. Derek Sherinan and Mike Portnoy will be in studio. Then live 5-8P ET on channel 39.
New podcast now up with Deep Purple! Free www.podcastone.com or Itunes.
Great chat with Glenn Hughes today on Trunk Nation. Hear it again tonight 9P ET on Volume 106 on SiriusXM. Also hosted a Town Hall with Klaus and Matthias of Scorpions yesterday. That replays this Saturday and Sunday at 9P ET on Volume. All shows also now On Demand as well on the app.
Headed for another cross country trip this weekend. I’ll be in the air more time than on the ground likely! Tomorrow night I fly to San Diego to host episode 2 of my new TBA TV show at Kaboo Festival. Then fly from San Diego to VT overnight, land in VT Saturday AM, drive to Irasburg VT, and host Shrinedom Saturday night. Going to be on fumes but look forward to it!
New podcast tomorrow with Deep Purple. Free Itunes or www.PodcastOne.com
Yesterday I shot some new promo material for That Metal Show and a new demo to shop the show. It was great to do and made me miss TMS even more being with some of the old crew. Shooting this does not mean we are close to a new home, but it also means we are not done looking! So fingers crossed we find a network who believes in and wants TMS! More when I know.
Ace Frehley at BBs in NYC Saturday. I will be traveling so can’t be there, but enjoy.
Just back from a trip to L.A. and Dallas. L.A. for work with STP and a few other things, Dallas for fun to see my Giants. Sadly that didn’t go that well, but still a good time and huge thanks to my friend Doug Burgess for the great seat and hospitality. We’ll see the Cowboys again in Dec in our building and I look forward to that, with OBJ hopefully!
Tomorrow Scorpions join me live in studio for yet another SiriusXM Town Hall with a live audience. Love doing these and will be good to see the Scorps again. This one airs LIVE 3P ET tomorrow on 106 Volume. My show is live 2-4, so hour 1 we will do some other rock business. Glenn Hughes on the show this Wednesday.
On my new podcast posting this Thursday Ian Gillen, Ian Paice and Roger Glover of Deep Purple, also from a recent Town Hall. Free www.PodcastOne.com and Itunes.
This weekend is Shrinedom in Irasburg VT with Vince Neil, Slaughter, Warrant, Firehouse, Lita and more. I’ll be hosting, come on out!
Psyched to announce I’ll once again be hosting this years Holiday show at Bomb Factory in Dallas with Ace Frehley, LA Guns, Dokken and many more! 12/16 and on sale now!
9/11, never forget. Thoughts with those that lost loved ones on this tragic day.
Greetings from Los Angeles. Had a great time here yesterday with Dean, Robert and Eric from Stone Temple Pilots hosting a Town Hall for SiriusXM on the 25th of Core. This will air 9/29 7P ET on SiriusXM 106 Volume, and repeat several times after. That’s the same day the special edition of the debut comes out as well. Lot of fun hanging with the guys (Robert and Dean are Jersey guys, so there’s a bond haha). Look forward to what’s next for STP TBA soon..
New podcast up now with Alice Cooper. Free www.PodcastOne.com and Itunes.
All new FM/syndicated show debuts tonight 11P ET Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. On all affiliates over the weekend as usual and streaming free.
My exclusive interview with Triumph replays this Monday on Volume 106 for Trunk Nation 2-4P & 9-11P ET. I’ll be making my way back from Dallas seeing my GIANTS! Back live on radio Tuesday 2P ET in Volume with Scorpions in studio! Have a good weekend. And don’t forget Shrinedom in VT is 9/16, see you there.