I've had W.A.S.P songs going though my head ever since the weekend. Both Friday and Saturday nights, bands played W.A.S.P. covers. I don't typically reach for W.A.S.P. albums unless I'm really in the mood for Blackie Lawless. Of course, W.A.S.P. were the kings of Sunset Strip shock-rock. These days, Blackie is the only original member of the band, but this isn't stopping W.A.S.P. from touring.
W.A.S.P. is Europe bound and has dates scheduled in the U.K., Norway, Scotland, Sweden, Germany and more.
This morning, W.A.S.P. announced that no cameras or recorders are permitted at any of their shows. That's the band's prerogative and their right to do as they wish. It's probably unrealistic to police cell phones, but I can believe cameras will be confiscated.
I guess this means we won't get to see any of the European tour on YouTube. Let's watch "Blind in Texas" from the album The Last Command instead.
Can you believe that I now have a bizarre W.A.S.P. connection? Guitarist Randy Piper played on The Last Command and the band's self-titled debut. Turns out, Brian Kinkade (the new bassist for Cincinnati-based Drugstore Valentine) was a bass tech for Randy Piper's Animal. Isn't that weird? Six degrees of separation.