Yeah yeah yeah, I slacked off blogging shows and stuff the last couple months. So here it goes...
Green Day - BB&T - 8/31... First off, they were the nicest guys to meet. Super cool to my nephew, who is a die hard super fan. Nice little chat with bassist Mike Dirnt about Robert Plant. The show is still pretty damn good after all these years. High energy, full of hits, and new cuts from Revolution Radio.
Queens of the Stone Age/Royal Blood - Festival Pier - 9/7 - Both bands were great, but Royal Blood, damn they are solid. Two man band sounding like 5 up there on stage. Love both their records, but the new one "How Did We Get So Dark" is stellar start to finish. Queens is great live. LOUD!!! First time I got to see them. Didn't make thru the whole show, but I would definitely check them out again!
Sammy Hagar/Collective Soul - Mann Center - 9/25... Was super excited for this show. First, I'd never seen Collective Soul fully plugged in live. Definitely was impressed. Ed Roland still has his chops live. Thanks for playing Why Pt 2! Loved Sammy since the 80's. Solo, VH, big fan. He's got Michael Anthony with him, his Wabo's guitarist Vic Johnson, and Mr. Jason Bohman on the skins. They ripped thru solo, Montrose, Van Halen, and Led Zeppelin classics and it just happened to be the anniversary of John Bohnam's death. Good night. Great venue. Love the Mann.
Rock Allegiance 2017 - BB&T - 10/7... a yearly broadcast tradition, this time in Camden at the BB&T Pavilion. Thanks to our listeners for coming up, hanging at our broadcast tent, and Rockin' their WMGM shirts throughout the day. Got to chat with Halestorm, Mastodon, Gojira, Starset, & August Burns Red during the day. Steel Panther is always a blast. From what I heard, Greta Van Fleet stole the show. Halestorm killed it. You wouldn't have known Lzzy had no voice the day before. Got my first taste of Mastodon live. Solid band.
Guns N Roses - Wells Fargo Center - 10/8... Axl, Slash, and Duff brought the Not In This Lifetime Tour back to Philly for another go around. Preshow was Petty over the PA (RIP Tom... you are an American treasure). Then GnR time. It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone opening the show. Handful of tunes we didn't get last year at the Linc were included... Yesterdays, My Michelle, and Used to Love Her. Couple of Chinese Democracy tunes as well, ehhhh. Overall, the band was tight, Axl still sounding good, aside from a few high notes throughout the night. The set included covers of Soundgarden and The Who as well. Another solid show!
Couple of Beer Fest with our friends at Resorts and Golden Nugget in September. Beer good!!!
Last few months have been lots of fun! Hopefully we got a chance to hang! If not, still plenty of 2017 still left!!!