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Driftwood At Doheny State Beach

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Country Music, Craft Beer & BBQ Festival
Returns To Doheny State Beach In Orange County, CA
Expands To Two Days During Veterans Day Weekend
Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12

Festival Produced By SGE & Brew Ha Ha Productions
Features Craft Beer Tasting, Top Regional BBQ & Music From
Chase Rice, Kip Moore, Frankie Ballard, Dan + Shay, Maddie and Tae & More

Specially Priced Early Bird Tickets Available Wednesday, July 12
General Onsale Starts Friday, July 14

Country Music • Craft Beer • BBQ

After a successful first year in 2016, Driftwood at Doheny State Beach expands to two days for Veterans Day Weekend 2017 in Orange County, CA. Driftwood will feature country music, California-focused craft beer, and top notch BBQ at the scenic Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, with performances from Chase RiceKip MooreFrankie BallardDan + ShayMaddie and Tae and more.

Produced by premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and Orange County, California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha ProductionsDriftwood at Doheny State Beach will feature over 100 craft beers and some of the best BBQ in the region, along with music from top country musicartists.

Chase Rice explains, “We love sharing the new music with our fans at festivals like Driftwood because the energy [of the crowd while on stage] is exactly why we got into music in the first place. A lot of the creativity that went into this new album was inspired by our fans and moments like those we have on stage…we can’t wait to share that experience with such an incredible setting. Craft beer and Country music, it doesn’t get any better.”

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Cameron Collins, Co-Founder & Director of Events at Brew Ha Ha Productions said, “Driftwood was so well received last year that we’re bringing it back this Veterans Day weekend for two days of the best craft beer, country music and BBQ ever to hit the Pacific coastline!”

A very limited quantity of specially priced Early Bird tickets for Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will be available from Wednesday, July 12 at 10:00 AM PT through Friday, July 14 at 9:59 AM PT, while supplies last. Sign up at www.DriftwoodFest.com to receive a password to purchase Early Bird tickets. Regularly priced tickets go on sale on Friday, July 14at 10:00 AM PT.

Driftwood at Doheny State Beach kicks off at 1:00 PM each day, with VIP early entry beginning at Noon. Festival attendees will choose from over 100 craft beers to taste until 4:00 PM (for those 21 and up), and will have the chance to enjoy the best of California’s BBQ. Three hours of unlimited craft beer tastings are included with admission. After 4:00 PM, fans under 21 years old are welcome. Music lasts until 9:30 PM on Saturday and 9:00 PM on Sunday. Craft beer, wine and cocktails will be available for those 21 and up to purchase throughout both days.

Festival attendees will be able to roam throughout the lush grass areas of Doheny State Beach, right off the shore of the Pacific Ocean, touching the sand.

The initial list of participating breweries includes: Chapman CraftedNoble Ale WorksBottle Logic BrewingModern TimesPizza Port, and Beachwood Brewing, with many more to be announced.

The daily music lineup for Driftwood at Doheny State Beach is as follows:

  • Saturday, November 11:

    Chase Rice, Frankie Ballard, A Thousand Horses, Cassadee Pope, Lit, Caroline Jones

  • Sunday, November 12:

    Kip Moore, Dan + Shay, Maddie and Tae, Canaan Smith, RaeLynn

General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase for the following prices. All tickets include craft beer tasting and access to view the music stage.

On sale Wednesday, July 12 at 10:00 AM PT:

  • Early Bird Single Day Tickets (limited quantity): Starting at $49

On sale Friday, July 14 at 10:00 AM PT:

  • Single Day Tickets: starting at $59
  • Weekend Tickets: starting at $99
  • VIP Single Day Tickets: starting at $99
  • VIP Weekend Tickets: starting at $198
  • Single Day Backstage Meet & Greet + VIP Lounge with Early Entry Ticket: $249 per day
    • Includes 1 VIP admission ticket to Driftwood
    • Backstage Meet and Greet with select Driftwood artist at a specific time

All VIP Tickets include access to a VIP Entry Lane and VIP Lounge, with:

  • • Exclusive craft beer tastings
  • • VIP viewing area of the stage
  • • Private restrooms
  • • VIP cash bar
  • • One hour early entry for craft beer tastings (for those 21+), starting at 12:00 PM

Parking at Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will be extremely limited, so attendees are strongly encouraged to carpool and rideshare.

Shuttle passes are available for only $10 per person, roundtrip. Parking is available (first come, first served) at the shuttle pick up at the Outlets at San Clemente (101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, CA 92672). Shuttles will run every thirty minutes from 11:30 AM — 10:00 PM between Outlets at San Clemente and Doheny State Beach. The shuttle will be free for active and retired military with ID. Visit www.DriftwoodFest.com for details. Free bike parking will also be available at Doheny State Beach.

A portion of the proceeds from Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will be donated to the San Onofre Parks Foundation—a California non-profit that cooperatively works with the California State Parks to develop, preserve and enhance the recreation and experience of California’s unique and beautiful coastal parks—and the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA), the non-profit cooperating association of Doheny State Beach, dedicated to the protection of the park’s beaches, facilities, marine refuge and its historical, cultural and social stories.

Doheny State Beach is easily accessible by car from Los Angeles County, San Diego County, the Inland Empire, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, the San Joaquin Valley, and via flights to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport.

The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.

Sponsors for Driftwood at Doheny State Beach include Pacifico, Ballast Point, Deep Eddy, Rockstar Energy Drink, Musicians Institute, Cosmic Fog, Weinerschnitzel, Krave, Bark Thins, and more.

For the most up-to-date information on Driftwood at Doheny State Beach, please visit:

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Iron Maiden Mascot Eddie Invades Angry Birds Evolution

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LOS ANGELES, CA – October 16, 2017 – Run to the Hills as Rovio Entertainment, the creators of the international phenomenon Angry Birds pays tribute to heavy metal legends, Iron Maiden, with an epic Halloween collaboration in Angry Birds Evolution.

As one of the most recognizable figures in the world of metal, Eddie, the iconic mascot of Iron Maiden, will be a special playable character as “Eddie The Bird” in Angry Birds Evolution this Halloween season.

“Our team is filled with massive Iron Maiden fans and Eddie was both our first choice & a natural fit in Angry Birds Evolution,” said Miika Tams, VP Games and Product Lead for Angry Birds Evolution, “It’s about time his status as a true rock icon was celebrated and we know that fans will love seeing Eddie The Bird raise hell on Bird Island!”

Players can crank up their Angry Birds Evolution team on October 18 during a special two-week character event for the most metal Halloween ever! Players who successfully recruit Eddie The Bird to their team during that time will be able to keep him forever.

“When you get a call from Rovio, one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world confessing that they are Maiden fans and want to celebrate Halloween with Eddie you just have to take notice. They have outdone themselves with this incredible tribute to Maiden and the opportunity to share the band’s music with their millions of players around the world. I really can’t wait to play him and skittle those pigs!” Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director at Phantom Music Management.

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To celebrate Eddie The Bird’s arrival in a big way, there will be four evolutions of the character to represent different albums from Iron Maiden’s storied history. In addition, the Bird Island will be transformed into a Halloween themed heavy metal oasis with a land full of hair-raising and loving tributes to Eddie, Iron Maiden and the heavy metal universe.

Rovio is also planning to offer fans some exclusive ‘Eddie The Bird’ merchandise, made available for a limited time during this unique event.

Finally, look out for ‘Eddie The Bird’ migrating to Iron Maiden’s own ‘Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast’ mobile RPG in 2018.

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Inaugural Ride For Dime East Coast Tri-State Chapter Charity Event This Weekend

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Getcha’ pull! The very first Ride For Dime East Coast Tri-State chapter charity event and concert is set to take place at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom on Saturday, August 26th, and the lineup is awesome. Bands confirmed for the event include Thy Will Be Done, Silvertomb, Frost Coalition, Black Water Rising, IKILLYA, Alekhine’s Gun, Hammerfight, Lethal Affection, Negative Sky, Common Wealth, Throwdown Syndicate, Kalopsia, Whiskey Time Machine, Palaceburn, Apparition and Enigma Machine. Plus, there will be an All-Star Jam featuring John DeServio, Johnny Kelly, Bob Pantella, Marc Rizzo, Stickman, Mike Lepond, John Outcalt, Corey Pierce, Jack Frost, Ken Dubman, Jennifer “Jenncity” Arroyo, Alan Tecchio, Jay Waterman, and more.

The event will also have special guest hosts such as comedian Don Jamieson, heavy metal personalities and reality stars Adam Poch, Jennifer “Jenncity” Arroyo and Natalie Jansen, alt-model and TV personality Marilyn Mansfield, and the return of Mistress Juliya.

Doors will open at 12:00pm sharp, and tickets are on sale now for just $25. Day of show tickets will go up to $30, so get your tickets now here at the discounted price.

Proceeds will go to two major non-profit charities: MusiCares, which provides confidential emergency health and human services and addition recovery to music people in need, and Marines Care, which provides benevolent assistance to wounded military members, those on active duty, and veterans nationwide, plus their families.

Ride For Dime organizer and former God Forbid drummer Corey Pierce shares his thoughts on the event, “I feel honored to be surrounded by talented and caring people who love music, and who loved Darryl as a musician, but also loved what he stood for throughout his life. This event is a step in strengthening the metal family while showing our admiration and respect for one of metals greatest legends, and I am so happy to be a part of it.

Alekhine’s Gun‘s Jessica Pimentel said this:”We are honored to be a part of this wonderful evening – so much so that we broke our hiatus to participate in raising money and awareness for these great charities, especially MusiCares who helped us out after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy ruined our music equipment and studio. We look forward to enjoying all the bands and fans and having a great time. Getcha’ pull for Dimebag Darrell!

Former Type O Negative and current Danzig drummer Johnny Kelly added: “I‘m really looking forward to taking part in the upcoming RIDE FOR DIME show! I’ve had the privilege of playing at other RFD shows in the past, but getting to do it in my hometown will be even more fun! It’s all for a good cause and I’m always happy to be a part of anything that helps preserve Dime’s legacy.

For more information on RIDE FOR DIME East Coast Tri-State chapter charity event, visit the event’s Facebook page!

Iron Maiden, Ghost, Kamelot and Exodus take over San Bernardino

 

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IRON MAIDEN
WE ARE ALL Blood Brothers!

kamelot_rnrindustries-1It was a hot day in San Bernardino Saturday but that didn’t stop the crowd from coming out and Moshing! When Exodus hit the stage the pits started and never slowed down tell Iron Maiden was done playing their final encore! When you go to an Iron Maiden show they remind you that age is just a number from the 25,000+ fans that were in attendance that consisted of long time fans in their senior years to young kids, I saw one young man attending the show with his dad who was no more then 5 but had hair down to his waist and his denim vest full of patches eager to watch the show! Not to mention the guys that are in the band who run around like they are still in their 20’s for the entire show!

 

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But what makes an Iron Maiden show so special is the message that they give to their fans, when so many bands are using music to push their political beliefs (where not going to name any names!) Bruce introduced ‘Blood Brothers’ by pointing out all the flags in the audience and how we come from all over the world and all walks of life and that we are there for one thing to Enjoy Music Together! That it doesn’t matter who we love-whether it’s a man or a women, what religion we practice- even if you worship Darth Vader, that we all came there together, alive and that we were going to leave there the same way! To look out for one another (especially in the pit) that we are all there to have a great time, drink some beers and listen to our favorite music! So grab your flag and wave it proudly especially if that flag happens to be an Iron Maiden Flag!

 

 

 

Iron Maiden Set List

If Eternity Should Fail
Speed of Light
Wrathchild
Children of the Damned
Death or Glory
The Red and the Black
The Trooper
Powerslave
The Great Unknown
The Book of Souls
Fear of the Dark
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Encore

The Number of the Beast
Blood Brothers
Wasted Years

ALL Photos by Stephanie Cabral

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5 REASONS NOT TO MISS THE INAUGURAL SANTA CLARTIA BOOTS & BREWS COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL TOMORROW

Entertainment to include some of country music’s hottest rising stars on Saturday, June 17th in
Santa Clarita

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(Santa Clarita, CA) – The first annual Boots & Brews Country Music Festival is coming to Santa Clarita’s beautiful Central
Park this month. This family-friendly affair will feature a full day of the very best in delicious food vendors, refreshing
craft beer and, of course, dance-worthy country music. Country music lovers, craft beer enthusiasts, fun-seekers and
families alike can find a wide variety of activities and exciting diversions at the festival including:

1. The music: Enjoy a stellar country music lineup the likes of which are rarely seen in LA County, including multiaward
winner Easton Corbin, hitmaking duo Maddie & Tae, Texan trio Midland (whose song “Drinkin’ Problem” is
currently climbing the country charts), alongside Tennessee native-turned NBC’s The Voice alum Morgan Wallen.
2. Ice-cold beer, margaritas and other refreshments: Enjoy access to over some of California’s finest craft beers for
purchase – for the 21 and up crowd, of course.
3. Great food: An array of delicious food vendors will be onsite, with the very best in tasty offerings available for
purchase by hungry festival-goers.
4. The scenery: This gorgeous venue was chosen for a reason. Enjoy the park’s natural beauty and famous SoCal
weather for a laid-back alternative to the usual overwhelming arena festival setting.
5. Make a weekend of it: Traveling to the festival? Make the most of the trip! Santa Clarita’s proximity to some of
Southern California’s finest amusement parks and highway networks means SoCal’s finest beaches are just a
short drive away. Book a room with festival sponsors at the Santa Clarita Holiday Inn Express or Best Western for
a comfortable room at an affordable rate.

The Boots & Brews Country Music Festival will take place on Saturday, June 17 at Santa Clarita Central Park, 21750
Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita CA 91350 from 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

ABOUT BOOTS & BREWS:
Tickets for this rollicking, rain-or-shine event are on sale now. Food, beverages and dancing boots not included with
ticket purchase. General admission tickets are available now for $45. Children 10 and under may attend for free with a
ticketed adult. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age with valid I.D. to purchase alcoholic beverages. Visit
www.bootsandbrews.com for more information including set times, or to purchase tickets.

Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival, May 5-7, 2017 with a feature performance by rock artists Marcy Playground, Dishwalla, Fuel, and Candlebox

The City of Yucaipa will host the 6th Annual Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival, May 5-7, 2017, in the Historic Uptown District. Thousands will gather to enjoy a musical explosion that promises to leave all in anticipation for next year.

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With this Festival, the City brings together various styles of music for three fun-filled days of lyrical pleasure. The Festival is sure to draw thousands of people for a full weekend of fun and relaxation.

The Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival’s appeal as an affordable family event is one of many reasons it is quickly becoming a premier event in the Inland Empire and in Southern California.

This year’s festivities will offer a lineup of classic rock and country themed musical entertainment with a feature performance by rock artists Marcy Playground, Dishwalla, Fuel, and Candlebox. Friday night entertainment will feature performances by Yachty by Nature and country music sensation James Wesley. The Festival will close Sunday evening with the San Bernardino Teen Music Workshop and Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers.

Come immerse yourself in the full experience of the Historic Uptown by visiting local vendors and farmers’ market booths, participating in the “Taste of Our Town,” and cheer on your favorite performer in the Yucaipa’s Got Talent competition. Watch adult tricycle racing, sponsored by the local Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs or be mesmerized by the roaming entertainment. If precious stones and art is your interest, then the Gem and Mineral Show and Artists’ Row is a must see! Once again, the City is partnering with the Woman’s Club, located on Adams and Ave A, to offer a nice cool place to hold the Flower Show.

Don’t forget the kids! There’s plenty for them to do with carnival rides, a kids zone, and a dedicated youth stage. If you’re hungry, no need to leave the event, a wide variety of food vendors will be on hand to satisfy your taste buds. These are just a few of the activities planned for the event, so take a look around and see all that is in store for the 2017 Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival.

Event attendance and parking is free. Tickets and wristbands will be sold for carnival rides and certain event attractions and a beer and wine garden will be available Friday thru Sunday for those over 21 years of age.

For more information on the Music and Arts Festival visit our website at: www.yucaipamusicandarts.org or contact us at (909) 790-7460. Don’t miss the great entertainment and activities in store for you!

 

Festival goers will enjoy 4 stages and the Performing Arts Recital (held at the Woman’s Club) with a great selection of bands!

MAIN STAGE

Friday, 6:15pm – 7:45pm Yachty By Nature
Friday, 8:15 pm Sonorus
Friday, 9:00pm – 10:00pm James Wesley
Saturday, 5:30pm Welcome & National Anthem
Saturday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm Rockin’ Road Trip ’17
Saturday, 6:00pm-6:30pm Dishwalla
Saturday, 6:45pm-7:15pm Marcy Playground
Saturday, 7:45pm-8:45pm Candlebox
Saturday, 9:15pm-10:15pm Fuel
Sunday, 2:00pm San Bernardino Teen Workshop
Sunday, 5:30pm-7:00pm Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers

 

FIRST STREET STAGE

The First Street Stage will be located on Yucaipa Boulevard west of First Street. This stage will be filled with local talent throughout the weekend.

Friday, 6:30pm-10:00pm Yucaipa’s Got Talent!
Saturday, 1:00pm Yucaipa High School Improv Team
Saturday, 2:00pm Seussical
Saturday, 3:00pm-4:00pm Yucaipa Dance Studio
Saturday, 4:00pm-8:00pm Daband Rocks
Sunday, 2:00pm-4:00pm Sweet Kicks
Sunday, 4:00pm-6:00pm Retroblast

 

Y-DISTRICT STAGE

The Y-District Street Stage will be located on Yucaipa Blvd. east of Adams Street. This stage will be filled with entertainment by young adults ages 16 to 24

Friday, 6:00pm San Bernardino Teen Workshop
Friday, 8:00pm-9:00pm Jack Adams and Nick Noble
Saturday, 12:00pm San Bernardino Teen Workshop
Saturday, 4:00pm The Nervous System

 

KIDS ZONE STAGE

Sunday, 12:00pm DJ Sparqz
Sunday, 3:00pm-3:45pm Yucaipa Dance Studio

 

PERFORMING ARTS RECITAL

The Performing Arts Recital will take place at the Woman’s Club.

Saturday, 12:00pm Treble Clefs
Saturday, 12:25pm Star Maker Talent Show Winners
Saturday, 1:00pm Jessica, Vocal Coach Recital
Saturday, 2:00pm Robert Keith Presler Jr. YHS Instrumental Recital
Saturday, 3:00pm Klarise Peters followed by Nicholas Ready
Saturday, 4:00pm Conservatory of Music Recital
Sunday, 12:00pm YHS Musicians Jam Session

BROKEN HOPE – Unveil ‘Mutilated and Assimilated’ cover art, tracklist and formats!

Chicago’s very own conductors of Death Metal brutality, BROKEN HOPE are pleased to announce details of their forthcoming full length album, Mutilated And Assimilated, which will see the light of day on Friday June 23rd 2017 via Century Media Records.

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Regarding the new album—-BH guitarist/lyricist/founding father Jeremy Wagner says:

“BROKEN HOPE studio album number SEVEN?! Un-fucking-believable! I’m floored at how amazing our new album turned out. The songs are relentless and violent and dark and heavy–and ALL from a fresh and ferocious place we haven’t shared before. Moreover, thanks to my new studio and the stellar work of engineering/producing Jedi–SCOTT CREEKMORE–the production is on a sonic level like we’ve never had in our career.

Thanks to my brothers: DAMIAN, MIKE, MATT, DIEGO, and SCOTT–ALL of whom brought their amazing talent and skills not just to the table, but kicked it into the stratosphere! Thank you to WES BENSCOTER for collaborating with us to create the epic/sick/THING-inspired album artwork, and a huge thanks to CENTURY MEDIA worldwide for being in our corner with this new album.

For me personally, I feel MUTILATED and ASSIMILATED is my own finest hour as a guitarist and lyricist since I formed this band as teenager. I ‘ve never felt this inspired before. The album has my strongest riffage to date, it also has Leski riffage on a few songs, it has my best friends on it, and in a crazy twist, I used JEFF HANNEMAN’s guitars to write the album with and used them to track with in honor of his influence on myself AND the world of metal. 

There’s a LOT going on with this new BH album! I can’t wait for you all to hear MUTILATED and ASSIMILATED. DEATH METAL forever!”
Release date: June 23rd 2017
The album will be released as a Limited Edition CD+DVD Digipak in North America and in a Special Edition CD+DVD Digipak in Europe, as well as digital & streaming versions available on all the major outlets worldwide.

The LP version will be released in the following vinyl colors:
Gatefold “Peeled Flesh” neon pink LP+CD: US Exclusive
Gatefold “Antarctic” blue LP+CD: Band Exclusive
Ltd. Gatefold black LP+CD: available via European stores
Ltd. Gatefold transp. red LP+CD: CM Distro Europe Exclusive

Mutilated and Assimilated Track List:
1.The Meek Shall Inherit Shit (02:48)
2. The Bunker (03:28)
3. Mutilated and Assimilated (03:31)
4. Outback Incest Clan (02:31)
5. Malicious Meatholes (03:50)
6. Blast Frozen (01:58)
7. The Necropants (03:14)
8. The Carrion Eaters (03:07)
9. Russian Sleep Experiment (03:15)
10. Hell’s Handpuppets (02:48)
11. Beneath Antarctic Ice (01:25)
12. Swamped-In Gorehog (06:21)

Don Jamieson reveals details for new comedy album, ‘Communication Breakdown’; launches new track, “Kiefer”, online

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On April 21st, former “That Metal Show” host and comedian Don Jamieson will release his new comedy album, Communication Breakdown, via Metal Blade Records. Recorded at The Funny Stop in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Communication Breakdown‘s title and cover come from Don‘s Rutgers University senior yearbook photo. Don explains: “My young nieces and nephews found the photo at my mom’s house and starting texting me how funny it was, and when I saw it again after so many years, I agreed! I majored in communication, so it was just a matter of adding the ‘Breakdown’ to it, which is obviously something you never want to happen in comedy.” For a preview of Communication Breakdown, the track “Kiefer” can be heard at:metalblade.com/donjamieson – where the album can also be pre-ordered.

Communication Breakdown track-listing:
1. Dave Mustaine Riffs, Intervention, Baby in t…
2. Sober, Finger-Banging, Drunk Logic
3. Weed, Cigs, Election 2016
4. Kiefer
5. Myrtle Beach
6. Free Clinic, Raccoons
7. Rockers Aren’t P.C.
8. Where Have All the Rock Stars Gone?
9. Rocking Women, Viking Metal, Big Four
10. Vagina No-No’s, Van Fucker, Doggie Style
11. Dating at 50, Threesome (Almost)
12. Brad & Angelina, Great Head, Mr. Brownstone
13. Johnny Depp

Named one of the top 10 metalhead comedians by Revolver Magazine, Don has captured some of his most irreverent work to-date on his third album, Communication Breakdown. Don explains: “This album has tons of jokes but really revolves around 4 or 5 longer stories, which is something I’ve never really done before. I usually just like shot gunning jokes like beers at a frat party, but this time around I tried something a little different. It took a while to develop them for the stage but am really happy with the way they turned out, particularly the track ‘Kiefer’, which is a true story about a crazy night with the ’24’ actor.
Other than that, there’s a little bit of something for everyone on this disc, and I hope people who buy or steal it enjoy it as much as I do.”

Don Jamieson online:
http://www.donjamieson.com
https://twitter.com/realdonjamieson
https://www.facebook.com/donjamiesonofficial

Starbreakers SOLD out show with photo gallery

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THE STARBREAKERS made their debut at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on Saturday March 11. The all-star cover band which features five of the most talented female musicians in the Los Angeles area played to a sold out crowd. They unleashed their take on some metal classic by such bands as Dio, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper.

Nita Strauss originally invited Jill, Courtney and Lindsay to play on a few Iron Maiden songs at Lucky Strike in Hollywood for her birthday bash. Emily joined up a few weeks later as so began The Starbreakers.

According to guitarist Nita Strauss, when asked if they would do any original material, “It’s just a fun side project for us while we have free time between our main bands.”

A couple guests joined them as well. Alicia Vigil (VIGIL OF WAR) on bass during “Welcome to the Jungle” and Katt Scarlett (FEMME FATALE) backing vocals for “Poison.”

THE STARBREAKERS are: Jill Janus (HUNTRESS, CHELSEA GIRLS) – Vocals, Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER, THE IRON MAIDENS) – Guitar, Courtney Cox (THE IRON MAIDENS, FEMME FATALE) – Guitar, Lindsay Martin (THE AVIATORS, GLAM SKANKS) – Drums and Emily Ruvidich (MISTY DAY) – Bass.

Setlist

Ace of Spades (Motorhead)

Bark at the Moon (Ozzy Osbourne)

Holy Diver (Dio)

Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden)

Welcome to the Jungle (Guns ‘N Roses)

Poison (Alice Cooper)

Lindsay Martin Drum Solo

Painkiller (Judas Priest)

Mother (Danzig)

Master of Puppets (Metallica)

Walk (Pantera)

Kick Start My Heart (Motley Crue)
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Skilletʼs “Unleashed” tour

Los Angeles, Ca
March 09, 2017
The Belasco Theater


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With numerous sold out dates, the second leg of Skilletʼs “Unleashed” tour is now on the last dates until the Little Rock, AR show on March 24th marks the end of the line for this run. The band will have numerous major festival appearances yet marking another milestone of their already successful career as one of the most hard-working bands in rock and one of the most acclaimed and award-winning Christian bands in history. During the Belasco show, we witnessed the vast diversity of Skilletʼs fan base. From Young kids who attended the show with their parents to the teens and adults who feel identified with their message and positive energy.

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Do not be fooled, seeing kids and moms in the crowd does not mean you wonʼt have a rocking good time. Everything from their anthem-like songs to the music-synced lighting (awesome job lighting guy) and energy displayed through each and every one of their upbeat songs makes the purchase your ticket one of the most memorable and satisfying investments when it comes to rock shows.

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“Unconventional” is probably one of my favorite words to describe Skilletʼs shows. John Cooper (Vocals/bass) during certain songs drops his instrument to focus on the mic only and get closer to the crowd, Korey Cooper will steal your attention on stage right switching between guitars, keys and backup vocals, this dynamic duo (marriage) is one of my favorite aspects as pillars of the band. Seth Seth Morrison on stage left is in charge of the leads (guitar) and his charm (I noticed) had some of the young crowdʼs attention who prefer the 6-string performers and last but not least, miss Jen Ledger, in the back on the drums who can not only hit those skins and cymbals with some fierce power but also takes a break from her duty to sing and lead vocals for a few minutes and who also adds backup vocals during various songs in their set.

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The meet and greet experiences (available as an upgrade) have become a fan- favorite opportunity to have a photo opportunity with their rock n roll heroes.

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To name all the awards and nominations this band has been part of reflects the quality of not only their dedication as performers but also as people that bring a positive message to the crowd with their music… or a rocking attitude with tons of feel-good sounds.

Visit www.Skillet.com/tour for the remaining dates and make sure you upgrade your experience for the meet and greet opportunities.

By Enrique Nuñez

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