2018: My Year With Music

What can I say about 2018 that I haven’t said about other years? Well, more of the same. Once again, I saw A LOT of great live performances, some of my fave bands released new music and, as always, I discovered some new bands (Rebel Soul Revival, Joyous Wolf, Of…

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October 2018: 20 Years of Mark Tremonti Live

And for those wondering… My Creed Shows1998 Jul-03 Summerfest ground stage – Milwaukee, WI1998 Sep-12 Rockstock ‘98 New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL1999 Jul-25 Woodstock Griffiss Park – Rome, NY1999 Oct-13 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL2002 Feb-13 Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL2002 Aug-10 Alpine Valley – East Troy,…

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July 27 2018: My 1,000th Concert Since 1986

On July 27, 2018 I saw Godsmack, Shinedown and Like A Storm at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, IL. It was my 1,000th concert since April 1986. If you’re wondering how I could possibly know this, back in 1998, I created a list of concerts I had seen up…

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Buying New Music in 2018

After trying to locate Shinedown’s new album, Attention Attention (released May 4, 2018), I finally came to the realization of the sad fact that the way I had been buying new CDs, for what feels like the last 20+ years, is now jacked up due to Best Buy no longer…

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APRIL 20, 2018: HAPPY 20TH TO ROYAL BLISS!

Tonight, Royal Bliss are celebrating their 20th year as a band (official first show was 4/17/1998). YOWZA! 🙂 As much as I would have loved to have been there, the timing just didn’t work out. So instead, a few thoughts. First, CONGRATS ROYAL BLISS! 2nd, this is a big deal!…

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October 2, 2017 (part 2): Life is Short, People

Man alive. Waking up to the news of the Las Vegas concert tragedy that took place last night and later hearing about Tom Petty having a heart attack and being in critical condition, (followed later in the evening by the official confirmation of his passing), I keep going back to…

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October 2, 2017 (part 1): RIP Tom Petty

Earlier today, when I first heard the news of Tom Petty suffering a heart attack, one song immediately popped into my head…I Won’t Back Down…and it’s been there ever since. (It is also one of two Petty songs that are the background music in my skydiving video from 1999, the…

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