Last night I stumbled on the sizzle reel for Motley Crue's current tour. The video is what you would expect, but the interesting thing is the music: the reel features a longer snippet of Motley's new song. I haven't heard this much of "All Bad Things Must End" before and it is surprisingly good. I mean, it's not Shout At the Devil good, but I think it's definitely solid. What do you think?
Happy Saturday, ya'll!
Shocker and spoiler alert: Aerosmith live was awesome. I saw them Tuesday night at Riverbend in Cincinnati.
I didn't get "Nobody's Fault,""Draw the Line" or "Last Child" (which is criminal) but they did give me "Big 10 Inch Record," which was just rare enough to confuse the soccer moms at the show. [Full setlist] There was no big banner drop at the beginning, no pyro, but definitely a wind machine and massive video screen. I've always preferred bands that just get on stage and play hard versus a lot of extra theatrical nonsense. After all, I paid for rock, so that's what I want! Of course, there was the obligatory wasted four minutes on "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" which every soccer mom (and dad) drunkenly sang along to, but I sort of glared during it, and that was my right. I was relieved to hear tunes like "Rats In The Cellar" and "No More, No More" to reinforce my love for the band. Other highlights for me included "Kings and Queens" (I swear, more confused looks!) and of course, "Dream On." During "Dream On," Joe Perry climbed on top of Steven Tyler's white grand piano, which was cool. Also, Joe wore a sequined jacket, which I thought would look good on me. My favorite Brad Whitford, always criminally underrated, did not get enough time in the spotlight. Maybe he likes it that way. Tom Hamilton finally looks well and Joey Kramer alternated between smiles and grunts while slamming the drums. It's the most physical job during a live show after all. Miraculously, I wasn't surrounded by morons. By and large, the folks around me seemed to be pretty big fans and were definitely excited to be at the show. But not once did I get beer splashed on me or burned by a wayward cigarette. It was nice not ducking and weaving and worrying about my hair catching fire! Also, the show was crazy packed and it was super hot - I was thankful I had a pavilion seat for the shade during the earlier part of the night.
Slash opened and that was great too! I'm always amazed at how good Myles Kennedy sounds live and you really can't argue with classic Guns n' Roses hits played live in the summer. True to my word, I didn't buy any overpriced merchandise, but I did get some expensive concessions. It was just too hot to go without beverages. Darn you, LiveNation!