Hope everyone had a great weekend. Thankfully my Giants won and saved their season yesterday! Had a great time in FL on Friday at The Seminole Hard Rock hosting Experience Hendrix. Never saw the Experience tour before and it is really very cool and well done with an amazing array of revolving guitar players all playing Hendrix tunes. Hung with Zakk Wylde for a couple days and had some laughs as always. Hanging with Zakk now is so different than during his drinking days but equally fun. He just came out and went OFF on several Hendrix classics blowing away the crowd. Was also cool to see Eric Gales, another great player who I actually used to work with in his early days on the management side. Hadn’t seen Eric since he was around 16 when he was first signed. He and Zakk jamming together was awesome! Was also cool to see the legend Buddy Guy. I last interviewed him during my first tour of duty at VH1C in 2006. Buddy is 78 and still rocking on the road, amazing! Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd also sounded amazing from the artists I caught. Hung some with Tony Franklin who was also part of the tour and plays in the KWS band. Mike Piazza went to the show with me (Mike lives in S FL) and of course we talked Blue Murder with Tony! He did tell me he does play on several tracks on John Sykes’ long awaited new album, but it is not a BM album. Thanks to all the great fans I met and all the killer musicians as well. I’ll be back at Seminole Hard Rock to host Judas Priest & Steel Panther 10/30 with a signing/meet & greet after the show in the cafe. Photos and more from this past weekend on my FB and Twitter pages.

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  1. Eddie, have heard any new news on how Jerry Gaskill is doing since he had heart bypass surgery last week? They posted last week that it was successful. I hope he’s doing well and gets out of the hospital soon. I’ve been a HUGE Kings X fan ever since Out Of The Silent Planet.

    1. Glad I saw them back in May. Could’ve been one of their last shows. Unfortunately they didn’t play much from first 3 albums, and had some sound problems with the bass setup at one point.

  2. Eddie, any chance of a podcast taping with Ralph and Russ (Steel Panther) while in FL for the October 30th show? Tons of multimedia as Michael Starr/Satchel but would be interesting to hear a legit interview with the guys. I’d be so curious of stories from the years of weekly shows in Hollywood and Vegas with so many guests singing with them. And now, finally getting traction on their own hard work. See you on 10/30 at Hard Rock, should be an interesting show! FYI..THANKS for both books and signing them at recent Hard Rock visits. Love your visits to South FL . Too bad NOT a single hard rock station in the entire area other than “Classic Rock”.

    1. Still disappointed that they are opening for Judas Priest on this tour. (Going to see them in October in Allentown PA). Would rather have longer Priest set, or actually have a legit, decent band open up for them (Accept would’ve been MUCH better choice… wouldn’t have minded Monte Pittman, Overkill, or EVEN a Sebatian Bachman or Skid Row).
      If going with a parody band, Weird Al Yankovic or this new Quiet Riot lineup would’ve been good too.

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