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Blind in Texas (and on Tour)

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.

Reader Comments (6)

No cameras? Damn, I was hoping to get some shots of the gig next week. I got some great ones of Tigertailz last night.
October 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCinnamon
Hey Cinnamon i was at that tigertailz gig as well! it was really great! nice send off for the Boy.

i think ill be seeing W.A.S.P on the 3rd in nottingham. probally take pictures on my phone
October 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteriheartglam
I was a little disappointed WASP did not play Rocklahoma, but Queensryche more than made up for it. I wouldn't mind seeing them sometime, but I do think that WASP playing 'The Crimson Idol' is even more sad that how much milage Queensryche still make out of Mindcrime, mostly becasue Crimson Idol just plain isn't as good.
October 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
LOL..... Close.... I was their tour and stage manager,.... I just bought the bass off randy piper

Check out thier myspace @

glad you loved the show

October 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Kinkade
Hi Brian,

That's funny. I even had a conversation with Kenny today to confirm you were the bass tech and he said yes. Maybe he was confused.

October 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
nope just set up the stage and made sure the contract was being validated called advance the next show and tore down the stage.... a guy named burn played bass at the time
October 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Kinkade

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