9/13: TULSA, DALLAS, LEONARD HAZE, ALTER BRIDGE, HAIRNATION FEST, MORE
Back from a long weekend in Tulsa and Dallas. The Tulsa end of the trip was expected, and I hosted an event downtown called Streets Gone Wild that was lots of fun. The fans of OK have been so cool to me for so long and this weekend was no exception. Thanks to all the fans and bands I met and hung with. FYI the Chicago Farm Rock show is being moved to December, info soon.
I unexpectedly went to the Giants Cowboys game on Sunday. Thanks to Doug Burgess for the hook up and amazing seats. My first time at Jerry World. As much as I tolerate Dallas fans in my stadium it was fun to return the favor, and most importantly fly home with a WIN! Had a blast and it was worth all the last minute rerouting, because the Giants won! If they lost I would have been miserable! After the Giants win I celebrated at The Rail Club in Ft Worth by going to see my buds Don Jamieson and Faster Pussycat. Fun time in Dallas!
Last night I had all 4 members of Alter Bridge on my radio show. Great to see the guys. Their great new album The Last Hero is out 10/7. Audio coming soon to my podcast. Myles did confirm that around 8 songs were in the works for a new Slash album before the GnR relaunch and he does feel there is still a future for that band in a year or so.
Sad news on the passing of Y&T drummer Leonard Haze at just 61 on Monday. I played a set of Y&T last night and had Dave Meniketti on from Germany to discuss. Leonard was battling some health ailments but played right up to his last days. Although not a marquee name, Haze was a huge influence on many and known for his massive kick drum prowess. He played on all the classic Y&T stuff and will be missed. RIP Leonard.
Podcast this Thursday is with Dio hologram creator Jeff Pezzuti and Wendy Dio. It’s a fascinating talk about the future of deceased rock stars touring as holograms. Posts this Thursday free as always.
I head to LA on Thursday. I’ll be hosting the first ever Hair Nation Fest this Saturday at Irvine Meadows. This should be a blast and $5 GA tickets were just made available. Hope you can come join us!
Big news coming soon on the radio front…..