Sunday, December 21, 2014

Seasons Greetings from The GooDBarS

The GooDBarS Merry Christmas F*ckers 2014

More great rock and roll to come in 2015...

-The GooDBarS/ Facebook
-The GooDBarS.com

One From The Archives: 12/21-22-23/73 Isis/ Kiss/ Rags/ City Slicker/ Flaming Youth @ Coventry, Queens NYC, NY

12/21-22-23/73 Isis/ Kiss/ Rags/ City Slicker/ Flaming Youth @ Coventry, Queens, NYC, NY

12/21/73
Isis/ Kiss/ Rags/ City Slicker/ Flaming Youth
@ Coventry, Queens NYC, NY
Attendance/ Capacity: N/A / 600

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12/22/73
Isis/ Kiss/ Rags/ City Slicker/ Flaming Youth
@ Coventry, Queens NYC, NY
Attendance/ Capacity: N/A / 600

*Kiss' FINAL show at Coventry.
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12/23/73
Isis/ Kiss/ Rags/ City Slicker/ Flaming Youth
@ Coventry, Queens NYC, NY
Attendance/ Capacity: N/A / 600

*This show was cancelled, most likely due to poor weather conditions.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley: Episode #40 - Stacey Blades

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley (Stacey Blades - 12/16/14)

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley - episode #40 is up now!

Minnesota rocker dude and PR guy (now relocated and living in Los Angeles, California) and the only guy I know who is cool enough to actually sport a Flipp tattoo, Izzy Presley brings you interviews and commentary on various music and entertainment related topics...and whatever the hell else he might feel like discussing!

This week! Another F'n Podcast's Fantasy Football Guru aka Jeff Bauer joins in, making his most epic appearance yet - this one is a "do not miss" especially for all you Packers fans! Then! In this week's feature interview, guitarist Stacey Blades calls in to discuss his latest project, Let It Rawk, his time playing with L.A. Guns, his decision to leave Los Angeles and relocate in Las Vegas, his book "Confessions of a Replacement Rock Star," what it was like working with legendary record producer Andy Johns not long before he passed away, and much more!

Enough with the formalities...let's get to it!



-Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley/ Facebook
-Izzy Presley Productions.com

Monday, December 15, 2014

From The Gutters of the Sunset Strip To All The World's Stages: 30 Years of Slash Style Rock 'n' Roll

11/13/14 Slash: Raised On The Sunset Strip

From The Gutters of the Sunset Strip To All The World's Stages:
30 Years of Slash Style Rock 'n' Roll

Exclusive Guest Post to ThisAintTheSummerOfLove
by Spencer Blohm
12/15/14

Two recent specials were aired on the Audience Channel that were must see events for rock music lovers. The first was a pre-recorded concert special featuring Slash performing some of his classics as well as some newer work from his solo career at the infamous Roxy in Los Angeles, California.



Following that was the documentary "Slash: Raised on the Sunset Strip," which was made by Guitar Center and Direct TV to celebrate both Slash's new album and Guitar Center's 50th anniversary. The documentary offered a glimpse into the life and current workings of one of rock music's most celebrated guitarists. It is also a documentary that covers everything from the stars youth to his most recent album, "World On Fire."



"Slash: Raised on the Sunset Strip" features interviews with many artists who are close to Slash, such as Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana member Dave Grohl, former G'N'R bassist Duff McKagan, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, Alice Cooper and many more. For longtime fans, this documentary is a chance to revisit the history of Slash's career, from his time with Guns 'N' Roses to his work with the band Velvet Revolver and his later solo projects. It also chronicles his decades of excess, creativity, and, in many instances, rocking out in previously unseen detail.

Guns 'N' Roses wasn't just one of rock music's great success stories, but an iconic group of talented musicians that launched in 1985 and eventually went on to shape the scene of late 80's hard rock and helped mold it into what it is today. Slash, born Saul Hudson in 1965 in London, England, was asked by Guns 'N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose and guitarist Izzy Stradlin to join the band in June of 1985. The band initially played small venues and released their debut album "Appetite For Destruction" in June of 1987. The following summer, their hit "Sweet Child O' Mine" went to Number One in the U.S. and to this day remains one of the most notable and iconic songs in rock music, particularly Slash's guitar riff and solo performance on the track.

The band's second album, 1988's "G'N'R Lies," sold over five million copies in the United States alone, despite the fact that it only contained eight tracks, four of which had been previously released on the band's early E.P. "Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide." Attention surrounding the band continued to swell and in 1991 they departed on a two-and-a-half year "Use Your Illusion" world tour. The albums that were subsequently released, "Use Your Illusion" and "Use Your Illusion II," went to numbers one and two respectively in the U.S. top music charts.

The documentary also focuses on the period following the demise of Guns 'N' Roses when Slash announced his departure from the group in 1996 after three years of inactivity. He explained that this gave him time to focus on his side-project, Slash's Snakepit, which he'd formed in 1994 with fellow Gunners Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke, since he felt a lot of his ideas weren't being utilized in Guns 'N' Roses. Snakepit recorded two albums but overall didn't find much success and Slash disbanded the group in 2002.

Three years later, Slash was reunited with Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum and they decided to form another group, "Velvet Revolver," along with Dave Kushner and former Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland. The group's debut album, "Contraband" went to number one in the U.S. upon it's release and went on to sell over two million copies. A successful year-and-a-half tour as well as a second album followed. In 2008 Weiland announced that the then current tour would be the band's last as he was departing to rejoin Stone Temple Pilots. Slash later announced that the band would be going on hiatus, as they had not found a suitable replacement to fill the vacant vocalist position in the group.

Although his post G'N'R efforts have not matched the stellar success of that group, Slash's solo career continues to thrive. In April 2010, his debut self-titled solo album was released and made it to number three in the U.S. The album featured appearances by a myriad of artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas and Maroon 5 vocalist Adam Levine. The guitarist released another album, "Apocalyptic Love" under his own name in 2012 and he was given the award for "Guitarist of the Year 2012" by Loudwire.com's reader's poll in early 2013.

Most recently, in September 2014, Slash released a third album under his own name, "World On Fire." A lengthy touring cycle is sure to follow. His career seems to be as strong as ever. He is an artist whose transcendent talent has enabled him to keep a strong and loyal following of of evr expanding numbers of fans worldwide for nearly 30 years. The now-legendary guitarist also continues to inspire a new generation of younger up and coming musicians just starting out with rock and roll dreams of their own.

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*About the author:
Among many other things that keep him busy, Spencer Blohm is a lifelong music fan. This is the third article he has contributed to us here at TATSOL. He currently works as a freelance entertainment, film and pop culture blogger for get GetDirectTV.org.

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One From The Archives: 12/15/76 - 01/01/77 Kiss "Rock And Roll Over Tour" East Coast USA Tour Ad

12/15/76 - 01/01/77 Kiss East Coast USA Tour Ad

Friday, December 12, 2014

One From The Archives: 12/12/85 Kiss/ Black 'N' Blue @ Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY

12/12/85 Kiss/ Black 'N' Blue @ Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY

12/12/85
Kiss/ Black 'N' Blue
@ Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
Attendance: 5,000 / 19,000

Setlist:
Detroit Rock City/ Fits Like A Glove/ Cold Gin/ Paul Solo/ Uh! All Night/ Eric Solo/ War Machine/ I Still Love You/ Under The Gun/ Bruce Solo/ Tears Are Falling/ Gene Solo/ I Love It Loud/ Love Gun/ Rock And Roll All Nite/ Heaven's On Fire/ Won't Get Fooled Again/ Lick It Up

Thursday, December 11, 2014

One From The Archives: 12/11/92 Kiss/ Great White/ Trixter @ Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

12/11/92 Kiss/ Great White/ Trixter @ Vancouver, BC, Canada

12/11/92
Kiss/ Great White/ Trixter
@ Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Attendance/ Capacity: N/A / 17,613

Setlist:
Creatures Of The Night/ Deuce/ I Just Wanna/ Unholy/ Parasite/ Heaven's On Fire/ Domino/ Watchin' You/ Hotter Than Hell/ Firehouse/ I Want You/ Forever/ War Machine/ Rock And Roll All Nite/ Lick It Up/ Take It Off/ Strutter/ I Love It Loud/ Detroit Rock City/ Shout It Out Loud/ God Gave Rock And Roll To You II/ Love Gun/ Star Spangled Banner

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley: Episode #39 - Bill Leverty, Firehouse

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley (BillLeverty - Firehouse)

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley - episode #39 is up now!

Minnesota rocker dude and PR guy (now relocated and living in Los Angeles, California) and the only guy I know who is cool enough to actually sport a Flipp tattoo, Izzy Presley brings you interviews and commentary on various music and entertainment related topics...and whatever the hell else he might feel like discussing!

This week! Izzy offers up some details and opinions on an unfortunate legal situation that a friend of his has been caught up in. For all you sports-minded people, as you already know NFL and Fantasy Football continue. Another F'n Podcast Fantasy Football Guru Jeff Bauer calls in with all this weeks need-to-know info. And! In the feature interview Bill Leverty, guitarist from the band Firehouse swings by to discuss his cover of "Deuce" by Kiss, how Firehouse handled the crash and burn of rock music, touring, when the band broke, and the current state of the recording industry.

Let's get to it!



-Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley/ Facebook
-Izzy Presley Productions.com

Starts Today! 12/10/14 - 01/01/15 Dee Dee Ramone: The Exhibition NYC @ Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery, NYC, NY

12/10/14, 01/01/15, Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition @ Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery, NYC, NY

Image (above) and event info (below) via: Dee Dee Ramone Facebook Page:

"Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition Comes to NYC for the First Time Ever!

Celebrate the Life, Legacy and Art of Ramones’ Founder Dee Dee Ramone at the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery, Dec. 10, 2014 – Jan. 1, 2015

Fender® to Preview Dee Dee Ramone Limited Edition Signature Precision Bass® Guitar + Accompanying Exclusive Scrapbook...

The Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition will be held in Dee Dee’s home turf of NYC for the first time ever at the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery (222 West 23rd Street), from December 10th, 2014 – January 1st, 2015. The launch of this exhibit will offer a preview of the soon-to-be-released Fender® Dee Dee Ramone Limited Edition Signature Precision Bass® guitar, a tool used by the enigmatic Ramone to leave his indelible fingerprint on rock history for generations to come.
This historic exhibition sanctioned by the rock legends’ own estate, will celebrate all of the facets of Dee Dee’s long-lasting artistic legacy: a founding member of the Ramones, one of the most influential punk-rock bassists and primary, prolific songwriter of world famous group, as well as his work in the visual arts – proving that Dee Dee, who began painting more seriously in 1996, was an artist in every sense of the word. The breadth of Dee Dee’s art and achievements is so wide that one of his paintings, to be featured in the exhibit, was recently showcased in a question on America’s favorite quiz show Jeopardy.

Additionally, what makes this exhibition so incredibly unique is Dee Dee’s history with the iconic Hotel Chelsea, which is not only a place he frequented, and at times lived in, but was also the setting for his 2001 novel Chelsea Horror Hotel: A Novel, as well as the focus of many works of art which will be on display in the exhibition. The legendary Hotel Chelsea has been home to generations of writers, artists, musicians, and bohemians and Chelsea Hotels is continuing the dedication to its history and support of the arts through this exhibition.
In addition to featuring Dee Dee’s art, writings and fashions, the Dee Dee Ramone exhibition will also include iconic photographs by the likes of Bob Gruen, Mick Rock, Chris Stein (Blondie), Ed Perlstein, Stephanie Chernikowski, Keith Green and more.

Previous exhibits of Dee Dee’s work have been held at La Luz De Jesus and famed street artist Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects galleries in Los Angeles, and is now being presented in New York for the first time.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 1pm to 8pm every day, 7 days a week starting Dec. 10, 2014 thru Jan. 1, 2015. Please note that special Holiday hours will be in effect with early closing on Christmas Eve, Closed all of Christmas day, and early closing on New Years Eve. ADMISSION IS FREE

CRETINS, PINHEADS AND WARTHOGS, MARK YOUR CALENDARS—YOU WILL NOT WANT NOT MISS THIS EVENT!!
 
 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

One From The Archives: 1985 Mama's Boys "Needle In The Groove" b/w "Don't Tell Mama" 7" Picture Sleeve

1985 Mama's Boys "Needle In The Groove" b/w "Don't Tell Mama" 7" Picture Sleeve Single (Front)
(Images: NYCDreamin Archives)

Super cool find at The Record Show in Minneapolis yesterday...

1985
Mama's Boys
"Needle In The Groove" b/w "Don't Tell Mama"
7" Picture Sleeve Single
The sleeve is a bit worn but still in OK overall shape. I was pretty excited to spot this, the first one I've ever seen anyplace. I turned it over to look at the back side of the sleeve and there is a reprint of the review of the "Power and Passion" album from Kerrang! magazine. And...Autographs! I looked close to make sure they were the real deal and you can see they are, not just stamped on as part of the artwork. So some previous owner of this single at some point got this thing signed by the band and that made it quite a bit cooler than it already was.

And the best part? The guy selling it wanted only $2.00 for it.
I couldn't get my cash out of my wallet fast enough...

Autographs (top to bottom):
Tommy McManus (  /  /66 - 11/16/94)
John McManus
Pat McManus

1985 Mama's Boys "Needle In The Groove" b/w "Don't Tell Mama" 7" Picture Sleeve Single (Back - Autographed)



Saturday, December 6, 2014

Today! 12/06/14 The Record Show @ LynLake VFW, Minneapolis, MN

12/06/14 The Record Show @ LynLake VFW, Minneapolis, MN

-MNRecordShow.com

One From The Archives: 12/06/84 Kiss/ Queensryche @ Hulman Center, Terre Haute, IN

12/06/84 Kiss/ Queensryche @ Terre Haute, IN0001

12/06/84
Kiss/ Queensryche
@ Hulman Center, Terre Haute, IN
Attendance/ Capacity: 3,792 / 8,500

Setlist:
Detroit Rock City/ Cold Gin/ Creatures Of The Night/ Fits Like A Glove/ Heaven's On Fire/ Paul Solo/ Under The Gun/ War Machine/ Eric Solo/ Young And Wasted/ Gene Solo/ I Love It Loud/ I Still Love You/ Love Gun/ Black Diamond/ Oh Susannah/ Lick It Up/ Rock And Roll All Nite

One From The Archives: 12/06/74 Kiss @ Van Meter Auditorium, Bowling Green, KY

12/06/74 Kiss @ Bowling Green. KY

12/06/74
Kiss
@ Van Meter Auditorium, Bowling Green, KY
Attendance/ Capacity: 1,100 - 1,100 - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley: Episode #38 - Eddie Trunk

12/02/14 Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley (Eddie Trunk)

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley episode #38 is up now!

Minnesota rocker dude and PR guy (now relocated and living in Los Angeles, California) and the only guy I know who is cool enough to actually sport a Flipp tattoo, Izzy Presley brings you interviews and commentary on various music and entertainment related topics...and whatever the hell else he might feel like discussing!

This week!

Of topical interest this week: Is Dave Grohl the new figure head of Rock & Roll? And! With the NFL season still underway, Izzy is joined, as always, by "The Great Bobboo" aka Jeff Bauer, the Another F'n Podcast Fantasy Football Guru. For this weeks feature interview the one and only Eddie Trunk stops by the show to talk about his new podcast, the upcoming season of "That Metal Show", Ace Frehley's new live set, and of course we get a KISS rant.

Time's wasting...so let's get to it!



-Another F'n Podcast /w/ Izzy Presley/ Facebook
-IzzyPresleyProductions.com



One From The Archives: 12/03/13 Megadeth/ Fear Factory/ Nonpoint @ The Paramount, Huntington, LI, NY

12/03/13 Megadeth/ Fear Factory/ Nonpoint @ The Paramount, Huntington, LI, NY
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

One From The Archives: 08/30/83 Final Conflict @ Goofy's Upper Deck, Minneapolis, MN

The 09/07/83 issue of City Pages examines the chaos at and fallout surrounding the final ever show at the short-lived early 80's Minneapolis Punk/Hardcore venue "Goofy's Upper Deck."

(Click any image to see larger.)

09/07/83 City Pages "The Wild Ones" (1/8) 09/07/83 City Pages "The Wild Ones" (2/8)
(Images via NYCDreamin Archives)

09/07/83 City Pages "The Wild Ones" (3/8) 09/07/83 City Pages "The Wild Ones" (4/8)

09/07/83 City Pages "The Wild Ones" (5/8) 09/07/83 City Pages "The Wild Ones" (6/8)

09/07/83 City Pages "The Wild Ones" (7/8)

Letter To The Editor - 09/14/83 City Pages
09/14/83 City Pages "The Wild Ones" (8/8)

*Additional Goofy's Upper Deck photos, flyers, audio, history and memories
can be found on THIS Facebook page.