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  1. Come on Dana…..since Eddie is out of town, couldn’t you have at least “made up” something about him in the sccoop like #10: “Chicks dig him because he rarely wears underwear and when he does, it’s usually something unusual.”

    I’m just sayin’ 🙂

  2. Good stuff. I knew one or two of those things. I was surprised to hear Eddie say that he’d never tried any drugs. That’s good. If he shows up one Monday night and plays a set of Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead, I’ll know that’s no longer true.

    I enjoyed the Joe Satriani interview. Eddie definitely is one of the best, if not the best overall interviewers around in terms of asking questions that fans want to know. Joe really sounds like a super nice guy, but is it just me or is he kind of boring? A lot of musicians seem to have a different view or interesting take on life, spirituality and other topics or some wild stories. Joe just comes across like a regular guy who happens to be a great guitarist. And he always mentions Hendrix, but I’ve said it here before, I can hear way more Van Halen in his playing. I’d have to believe he’s more of a Van Halen fan.

    I would’ve liked to have heard Joe’s take on the dynamics of Deep Purple. What was it like working with Mick Jagger? I know Eddie has interviewed him before, so I’m sure he already asked Joe that stuff. Who were some of the other guitarist names thrown around to replace Blackmore?

    I agree with Eddie – UFO anytime from ’77 to’78 would have been awesome. The great thing is that they were often opening or playing with great bands too, like Blue Oyster Cult, Rush, Thin Lizzy and more. They did at least one gig opening up in ’76 for Jeff Beck and Heart. That would be my dream show.

  3. Whoa MAN,,,that brand new molten lava hot new record from Riotgod called “Driven Rise” is killer. I even hear the skin smasher Mister Bob Pantella mention that The Atomic Bitchwax is in the studio. Cant wait for that either as I know IT WILL KILL.
    Hows about that killer Jersey scene,,MAN.

    Trent from Louisiana

  4. Let me guess, Hes a great guy who celebrates the music we love! When I watch his show its like I say, these are my people!! haha! yea Ed you were really funny to watch when tony was there! You looked like you were on your best behavior! haha! Like holy shit this is the closest I will ever be to a god! Haha

  5. God Eddie and I have such a similar life, it amazes me. We’re both the same age, both grew up in NJ. We both bought Kiss Destroyer when we were 10 or 11, listened to Detroit Rock City, and were instantly hooked on hard rock. Came of age listening to metal in our bedroom on an old record player. Eddies probably heard this story a thousand times!

  6. Re: #4… The first concert I ever went to was Blue Oyster Cult/UFO/The British Lions(?) at the San Diego Sports Arena. It was 1978-1979 and my Dad was stoked on B.O.C., I was in Jr. High. He put a B.O.C. album on the turntable and played Godzilla so I’d know who we were going to see. I didn’t have a clue as I was young and exclusively obsessed with KISS. I have some memory of UFO’s bassist wearing black and white stripes, the guy playing guitar who hid behind his hair through most of the set, and that they put on a good show, but I didn’t really appreciate the experience until years later. In high school, when I heard “Strangers in the Night” I could say, “I saw these guys, a long time ago…” I appreciate the experience even more now., (at 48 years old! l am blessed to have a few brain cells left) I went to see MSG a few years ago with my friend Larry, who’s a HUGE UFO fan. I had one on him though because I could say “I saw UFO live a long time ago…”

    1. Nice post Jim. I looked up your gig on the BOC website “hot rails.” and here’s one of the fan’s reminisces. Maybe it’ll bring back a few memories for you:

      Regarding the 1978 San Diego gig. I was at this show about 12th row center.It was amazing to say the least as Blue Oyster Cult was one of my favorites. I remember UFO was good, I had seen them before and would later in 1979 w/ Blue Oyster Cult.

      Schenker had guitar cable difficulties through the show and finally snapped at the end. Pete Way was in his usual drunken form, Andy turned in a short but nice solo. Not a bad show for UFO.

      BOC also did 5 guitars, Hot Rails, DFTR, Godzilla, RU Ready To Rock, Astronomy and I believe ME 262. During Godzilla Albert stopped his solo and cursed the audience for throwing fireworks on stage.

      He realized he should back track a little and turned his rant into a “do you wanna rock n roll or what”? audience participation moment rather than a riot.

      He informed everyone that if they wanted to see fireworks there were so many fucking fireworks on stage that they were going to. And he wasn’t lying! This was when Blue Oyster Cult were at the indoor arena laser/pyro peak and they pulled out all the stops.

      Yes, British Lions did open and played the Pistols “Pretty Vacant.”

  7. Have always felt akin with Eddie. Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is what first got me started and then when KISS hit the scene (“Alive,” especially), I was hooked. I too also saw UFO during the late ’70’s (Super Sun Day at Colorado’s old Mile High Stadium). Great bill.

  8. eddie not known fact number 11.. when eddie is in the mood he comes out of the shower naked except for the box of junk prop, and asks to wife to reach in for his box of junk..all while “animal” by wasp is playing.

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