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5/30/09 4:04 P

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Stemm is an awesome band....we were trying to book them and Mushroomhead to play a show here in Pittsburgh this summer....the whole thing was designed to showcase local metal and we wanted them to headline for us to help draw in more people to see the local stuff. Unfortunately we didn't get the venue we had hoped for so it had to be pushed back to Halloween and I think they're all booked up for Halloween.....but we definitely want to try and get them to play for us next summer! A friend of mine in Erie PA is buddies with them and hooks me up with signed stuff all the time. It's been a long time since I've seen them though.

I had the privelege to see Damage Plan before Dime was taken from us. I just wish I had more film in my camera (this was way before I entered the digital age lol) Remember that moment ya'll talked about where you make eye contact with a band member? I had a moment like that with Dime and that's about the only thing I remember about the show. lol That and about 4 of his guitar he had used during the show and 3 more that were among many in a cup full of whiskey that he tossed into the crowd. I collect guitar picks...Staind, Disturbed, Stemm, Mushroomhead, Dime and Waiting For Never are among my prized picks. My most priceless one however belongs to a friend who also left this earth too soon...he was the last to use it and it remains that way.

No concert plans at the moment....except for a few local shows a friend is playing in! And possibly Mayhem Festival! It's gonna be my standards anyway lol

Edited by: BELLAVITA2979 at: 5/30/2009 (16:06)
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5/29/09 7:08 P

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Pantera!!YEAH!!! Im friends with a guy in a band who opened for Damage Plan the night before Dime was murdered!! The show was amazing(of course!) My friends all LOVED Dime and he was so cool to them! He was right on the side of the stage and watched their whole show. Then when Damage Plan played they asked the guys back out on stage to play with them! They were so cool!! Miss Dime so much! He was one in a million. On my friends' CD they wrote a song about him and how much we all miss him!!Someone like him has to die so young and smaltzy Dave Matthews will probably live BTW you can check out my boys-STEMM- on their myspace.

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5/29/09 4:28 P

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I dropped over $200 last summer for the Metal Masters tour (Testament, Motorhead, Heaven and Hell and Judas Priest). Splurged for a pair of front row seats for myself and my 15 year old son. Worth every penny. I also took him to see Poison. I'm not a huge Poison fan but Dokken kicked ass. Poison wasn't bad. Sebastian Bach played too but his vocals were so over processed it was ridiculous. Bought the wife tix to see ZZ Top and Aerosmith for mothers day gift so unless I win tickets from a radio station I probably won't see any shows this year. Most of you guys seem to be into the newer metal stuff. I like some of it but I'm more into Priest and Sabbath and Maiden. Pantera is cool. I'm a huge fan of Dime's. I've been reading interviews and articles he wrote for Guitar World and he had such an awesome approach to playing guitar. He's been a huge influence on me. And he's a big Ace Frehley fan which is cool. Any way - if you've never been down front for a metal show I highly recommend it if you can swing it. Its awesome when one of the band members makes eye contact with you and gives you a knowing knod.

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5/29/09 3:54 P

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With 2000+ of you folks out there, somebody has got to be getting a little action. I want to here it all. There is nothing like music to get a person motivated. And the best music of all is METAL in all of its glory! So kickit up a few hundred notches and crank it up... LOUD. Ok lecture over. Went to Staind & Hoobestank on sat. The Hoob opened for Staind. Wasn't expecting and wasnt told who was opening till a week before. I like both of these groups but they are not on my top 10. But I was desperate to get to a concert, I needed it and was a chance to be with the kids. I was totally blown away. In the olden days a concert was 10-20 thousand people, in these days with small venues 1-2 thousand I wasnt quite sure what to expect. Ive been to 3 concerts in the last year with a 33 year blank spot in between, so all I have to compare it to is Ian Anderson(Jethro Tull)which I saw with at least a million people and 30 years before. The old man still has it but not like before. It was ok. Kid Rock put on a great show and it was fun. But these kids (Staind & the Hoob)did a b*t*h*n job. Oh and by the way concert is a good way to burn up the calories, add up the steps, and build muscle.

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