Friday, May 22, 2015

Starts Today! 05/22 - 24/15 Rock Hard Festival 2015 @ Gelsenkirchen, Germany

05/22 - 24/15 Rock Hard Festival 2015 @ Gelsenkirchen, Germany

-RockHard.de/Festival
-Rock Hard 2015/ Facebook

As they did last year, Rock Hard in conjunction with RockPalast will be LIVE STREAMING several performances online for you to enjoy.

Friday 05/22/15
 Architects of Chaos (9:00AM)
Flotsam and Jetsam (10:05AM)
God Dethroned (11:15AM)
Pentagram (12:45PM)...
VENOM!!! (2:30PM)


Saturday 05/23/15
Avatarium (8:50AM)
Kataklysm (10:00PM)
Sanctuary (11:15AM)
Doro (12:45PM)
Kreator (2:30PM)

Sunday 05/24/15
Refuge (9:30AM)
Michael Schenker (11:00AM)
Overkill (12:40PM)
Black Star Riders (2:30PM)

 All times listed here are CENTRAL TIME.

Convert to your time zone as needed.

Watch live HERE: http://www1.wdr.de/fernsehen/kultur/rockpalast/



One From The Archives: 05/22/89 Roxx Gang/ Straight Lace @ Ryan's, St. Paul, MN

05/22/89 Roxx Gang @ Ryan's, St. Paul, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley: Episode #60 - (Rewind) A 2011 Interview with Susannah Hoffs (The Bangles)

Another F'n Podcast With Izzy Presley (Graphic)

Each week at about this time, TATSOL is proud to bring you...not so live, direct from someplace in Hollywood, California...the latest episode of Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley! Episode #60 is now available for your listening pleasure!

This week!

Comedian Adrian Washington was supposed to be in studio but L.A. traffic put a stop to that so Izzy has rescheduled him for next week's show. So...in lieu of that, Izzy scrambled...and pulled an interview from his Rockin' 101/RX Magazine days that he did with Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles back in 2011 (used by permission). Topics covered include the Bangles' record at the time "Sweetheart Of The Sun," working with Matthew Sweet, everything Bangles, and recording in the nude. Yeah, that really happened! Izzy also pays homage to a fallen friend and music industry veteran, Dean Schachtel, who worked as the GM at Wendy Dio’s Niji Entertainment Group as well as being considered Ronnie Dio's "right hand man" for many years prior to his death in 2010. Dean passed away suddenly on Monday, May 18th at the age of 49. Big time loss for the music community and, most importantly, his family.  He will be missed by so many.

So quit your dilly-dallying and push the play button already!



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


One From The Archives: 05/21/95 Beastie Boys/ Bad Brains/ Hurricane @ Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

05/21/95 Beastie Boys/ Bad Brains/ Hurricane @ Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

05/17/15 RIP Ryan Shutler - Drummer, Lazarus A.D.


(Image via Lazarus A.D. Facebook)

Sad news spreading this afternoon that the Metal world has lost the talents of a phenomenally gifted drummer. Kenosha, WI based Thrash Metal masters Lazarus A.D. issued a statement on their official Facebook page early this afternoon that their 29 year old drummer Ryan Shutler has died, passing away on Sunday, May 17th. No cause of death has been issued at this time. The band's statement follow here:

"As a lot of you have heard recently. It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our closest friend and brother, Ryan Shutler, has passed away. This unexpected loss of our friend is a shock and we are all trying to cope with his sudden passing. Ryan left his footprint on this earth, through the many friendships he made in his life. Many have had the pleasure to know Ryan on a personal level and to witness his immense amount of character and charisma. And for so many more, the incredible talent he exuded as a drummer. All of us, will cherish our many adventures we had together. Whenever we needed a laugh or someone to confide in, he was always there when we needed it the most. He was truly one of a kind.

At this time, we ask everyone to take a moment to remember Ryan Shutler and the good times he shared with all of us. We appreciate everyone's condolences and we hope to have more news soon, as we too are still trying to understand."

-Alex, Dan and Jeff

*TATSOL would like to extend our sincere condolences to Ryan's Lazarus A.D. band mates and all of his family and close friends at this time. We are very saddened to hear of the loss of this huge talent who was just getting started - an integral part of the amazingly heavy Lazarus A.D., driving them forward with a brutal throwdown of speed and precision. We were lucky to see Ryan play with Lazarus A.D. three times here in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and he was killer every time. Here is some video from one of those shows - October 26, 2011 in St. Paul, MN.



Tonight! 05/19/15 Mike Tramp/ Wally Joseph @ Pov's 65, Spring Lake Park, MN

05-19-15 Mike Tramp @ Pov's 65, Spring Lake Park, MN

-A Viking Rocker Productions presentation.

Last night (Monday), as part of some advance promotion for tonight's show, Mike Tramp called in to St. Cloud MN radio station Rockin' 101-FM and gave them all the latest information on what he has been up to recently.



Tonight! 05/19/15 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash 2015 @ The Studio at Webster Hall, NYC, NY

05/19/15 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash 2015 @ The Studio @ Webster Hall, NYC, NY

-Joey Ramone.com

Update: Some video highlights...



Friday, May 15, 2015

09/16/25 - 05/14/15 R.I.P. Riley "B.B." King - Blues Guitar Legend

B.B. King (Undated - Photographer Unknown)
(Image via B.B. King.com)

Anyone who has been paying any attention lately knew that this incredibly sad news was imminent any day...and yesterday was the day. We lost a great one last night. Thank you for all the music you left us and for the huge, far reaching influence you had on so many musicians over the past fifty-plus years. Rest in peace B.B. King.

New York City Images As Album/CD Cover Art #164: Billy Vaughn "Moon River" (1969)

Billy Vaughn "Moon River" (1969)

Artist: Billy Vaughn
Title: Moon River
Released: 1969

Near the end of the day yesterday a thoughtful co-worker brought me a stack of about 150 old albums that have been sitting in his garage for "several years" that he just wanted to get rid of. I just started going through them and I found this gem about 4 or 5 deep into the stack. Released in 1969 - this is a STILL SEALED copy. I'm guessing it has to be worth at least a few bucks...but I'm putting this one into my own private "New York City Images as Album/CD Covers" collection - a very nice addition I think.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley: Episode #59 - Tracii Guns

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley (Tracii Guns - 05/12/15)
(Photo: Photography by Tamea)

As we like to do here each week at about this time, TATSOL is proud to bring you...not so live, direct from someplace in Hollywood, California...the latest episode of Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley! Episode #59 is now available for your listening pleasure!

This week! Another F'n Podcast regular Jeff "The Great Bobboo" Bauer calls in from the Land of Cheese to talk deflategate, the Vikings draft, and the "gooey Mötley Crüe Dr Feelgood tour story." Izzy also weighs in on Sports Talk Radio, flag walkers, and his recent night in Vegas.

Then! In this week's feature interview! Guitarist Tracii Guns calls in to talk about his new band called Gunzo also featuring Rudy Sarzo, Keith St. John and Shane Fitzgibbon. Also covered: The recent Tracii Guns reunion with Phil Lewis at a Sin City Sinners gig, his current status with Devil City Angels, thoughts on current L.A. Guns guitar player Michael Grant, memories of when Axl Rose was in L.A. Guns and more recently when he asked to help out GNR in the 2000's. Great stories and nothing held back in this revealing interview.

Let's get right to it then, shall we?



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


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tonight! 05/12/15 Rush @ Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN (Updated)

Rush R40 North American Tour 2015

-Rush.com

Update: 05/14/15
There's some pretty good video out there  from this show if you want to check that out, but I've yet to find video of the full show. Many thanks to Youtube uploader "Tapehead" for capturing the entire St. Paul show (night number three of the tour), all three hours and fifty minutes of it, on really very good quality audio only.



Setlist:

Set 1:
The Anarchist/ Clockwork Angels/ Headlong Flight/ Far Cry/ The Main Monkey Business/ One Little Victory/ Animate/ Roll The Bones/ Distant Early Warning/ Subdivisions

Set 2:
Tom Sawyer/ YYZ/ The Spirit Of Radio/ Natural Science/ Jacob's Ladder/ Cyguns X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part I Prelude/ Cygnus X-1 The Voyage - Part I & III with Drum Solo/ Closer To The Heart/ Xanadu/ 2112 Part I - Overture/ 2112 Part II - The Temples of Syrinx/ 2112 Part IV - Presentation/ 2112 Part VII - Grand Finale

Encores:
Lakeside Park/ Anthem/ What You're Doing/ Working Man

Tonight! 05/12/15 Y&T/ Arena @ G.B. Leighton's Pickle Park, Fridley, MN

05/12/15 Y&T/ Arena @ G.B. Leighton's Pickle Park, Fridley, MN (Ad2)

-YandTRocks.com
-Y&T/ Facebook
-G.B. Leighton's Pickle Park.com

Monday, May 11, 2015

Of Interest To The Enlightened: Change of Domain for 12/31/73 Website


12/31/73 Marquee at the Academy of Music, NYC, NY
(Image via Jason Knox & Harold C. Black Collections)

Got a message over the weekend from our pal Jason letting us know about a change of domain for his his ultra-cool, lazer-focused website about the infamous 12/31/73 Academy of Music show in New York City that featured headliners Blue Oyster Cult along with Iggy Pop, Teenage Lust...and this then-little known band called Kiss...who were kind of added on at the last minute. This was one of the historical nights that would go down in the span of a just few short years that would ensure that by late 1976...that most households in all of America had heard of Kiss.

You can read some detailed memories from people who were at the show, ticket stubs, various ads, photos and flyers for the show...all kinds of cool stuff including some brand new content just recently added. Rock and Roll history is waiting for you over at:

www.December31st1973.net

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Tonight! 05/09/15 Ramones Mania 2015 @ Lee's Liquor Lounge, Minneapolis, MN

Ramones Mania 2015 @ Lee's Liquor Lounge, Minneapolis, MN

It's that time of year once again for Ramones Mania...the 2015 edition.
A great lineup of local bands and artists playing short sets of Ramones music.
All proceeds donated to the American Cancer Society.
Hope to see you there!

-Lee's Liquor Lounge.com

Click HERE to look back at past Ramones Mania shows with plenty of video!

UPDATE: 05/11/15 - Unfortunately we were unable to make it out to Ramones Mania 2015 due to a last minute change of plans. Thankfully, someone filmed the Flamin' Oh's full twelve minute set and posted it to Youtube already so we can at least enjoy that!



One From The Archives: 05/09/90 Savatage @ Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN

05/09/90 Savatage @ Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

One From The Archives: 05/09/84 Scorpions/ Bon Jovi @ St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, MN

05/08/84 Scorpions/ Bon Jovi @ St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, MN (ad 1)
(Images via NYCDreamin Archives)

05/08/84 Scorpions/ Bon Jovi @ St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, MN (ad 2)

Tonight! 05/09/12 Tom Keifer/ Lita Ford @ Medina Entertainment Center, Medina, MN

05/09/15 Tom Keifer/ Lita Ford @ Medina Entertainment Center, Medina, MN

-MedinaEntertainment.com

Today! 05/09/15 Northern Invasion 2015 @ Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI

05/09/15 Northern Invasion 2015 @ Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI (Top ad) 05/09/15 Northern Invasion 2015 @ Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI (Bottom ad)

-NorthernInvasion.com