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Two Guitarists and a Bass Player

Another good week for music and autographs in the Cleveland Area.  Last Saturday, two original

members of Jefferson Airplane- Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, also known as Hot Tuna hit the Music Box for an acoustic set of blues based rock.  Although I didn't have a ticket to the show, I decided to go up and see if I could get a couple of autographs from these legendary Hall of Famers.  The Music Box is a great venue that has two levels and two stages.  The first floor seats…

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Added by Coachgd on December 4, 2014 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

Another Week of Rock

Four different classic rock acts came through NE Ohio last week and I decided to go to 3 of the shows.  First, Todd Rundgren came to Kent for "An Unpredictable Evening".  I'm not a huge Todd fan, but I do like his music so I decided to take a chance to see if anyone had an extra ticket to this sold out show.  Luckily,  got a $40 for $30 ( I love not paying full price).  Todd and his band sounded very good and played a variety of 

cover songs including 96 Tears, Muskrat Love, and Fire.…

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Added by Coachgd on November 17, 2014 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

My week of rock

The concerts keep happening in Northeast Ohio and luckily for me they have taken place at smaller venues.  The first show was last Friday as Eddie Money took the stage for 2 shows at Tangiers in Akron- a small dinner theater place that has brought in some pretty big names over the years.  Between the 2 shows, Eddie was signing items at the merchandise table.  I had brought 2 lp's with me to get signed.  I didn't really want to buy a t-shirt but some of the proceeds went to the Fallen Hero's…

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Added by Coachgd on October 18, 2014 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments

Bret Michaels

Poison front man and reality TV star, Bret Michaels hit the Hard Rock Casino a few weeks ago.  I have seen Poison a few times in the past- Opening up for David Lee Roth and then headlining with Cinderella and Dokken years later.  Yes, I am a fan of hair metal- grew up with it in the 80's.  If you are looking for a good time and a fun show, Poison is the band for you.  Not the best musicians, but it is fun music.  …

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Added by Coachgd on September 30, 2014 at 7:46pm — 5 Comments

My summer of rock

I have been collecting sports autographs since about 1996, when the Indians were making their incredible run but not winning the World Series.  I met Omar Visquel and Carlos Baerga after a game and I was hooked.  I then started going to the Football HOF in '99 and have been going ever since.  I have met almost every living football hof'er, most Heisman winners and have gotten their autographs, some free and some I've paid for at shows and the old tent sessions.  (What a deal that was- 10-14…

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Added by Coachgd on August 14, 2014 at 10:44am — 18 Comments

Slash

I saw Slash last night at the Hard Rock Rockcino.  It was a great show and Miles Kennedy has a great voice.  He played a lot of Guns N Roses classics like: Night train, Rocket Queen w/extended solo, Sweet Child O Mine and Paradise City.  He also played Slither by Velvet Revolver and a bunch of solo stuff.  Of course I brought a few items in case he signed after the show.

When the show was over I went to where the buses park.  There were a couple of other guys there but this time there…

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Added by Coachgd on July 21, 2014 at 1:35pm — 5 Comments

Cheap Trick- Great band, great guys

I've been a fan of Cheap Trick since about 1982.  I remember hearing some of their popular songs on the radio before that, but I believe that is when I bought Live at Budodan on cassette.  After that, I was hooked.  Then we finally got MTV and watching their live performances and some of their crazy video's made it even better.  I continued to buy their albums:  Dream Police, Next Position Please and One on One.  Finally I got to see them live in 1985.  They opened up for Heart and the next…

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Added by Coachgd on July 11, 2014 at 8:35pm — 5 Comments

Meeting The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

I was first made aware of Kenny Wayne Shepherd in the early 90's when people were talking about this young guitar phenom.  I bought his first CD a few years later and was pleasantly surprised.  In 1998, he opened up for my favorite band Van Halen (yeah it was the tour w/Gary Cherone on vocals).  I was in the 7th row on the floor and was blown away at his musical ability and guitar tone.  I actually caught one of his guitar pics too!  I bought a couple of other CD's over the years but always…

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Added by Coachgd on July 1, 2014 at 11:18am — 3 Comments

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