Slash, Duff McKagan and Gilby Clarke Reunite On Stage

Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments12 Comments

Slash, Duff McKagan and Gilby Clarke recently reunited during a Slash show in Argentina. Basically it was glorious - I'm jealous of the people who saw this live. The rest of us get to watch the YouTube clips!

I Wonder If A Van Halen Tour Is Really Happening?

Posted on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 07:16AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments11 Comments

Lots of rumors about Van Halen hitting the road, but no real concrete info from the band, but that isn't shocking I suppose.

It makes sense for Van Halen to tour and support their upcoming new release of Tokyo Dome: Live In Concert.


This Dragonforce Cover Rocks

Posted on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments5 Comments
Watch a 15 year old rip "Through The Fire and Flames" by Dragonforce. Amazing.

Def Leppard Planning Cruise?

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments6 Comments

For a little bit, this image below was on Def Leppard's official Facebook page. It was on their website too. Then, poof! gone! So, either something fishy is a foot, or there was a premature announcement and this is really happening. Definitely interesting.

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Bret Michaels Designs Hotel Suites Now

Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments10 Comments

Something I love more than Glam metal is travel. My big hobby now is travel hacking, which is just another way of saying I collect points and loyalty rewards to bring down my out of pocket cost for travel. I read every major travel hacker blog several times each day. Every once in awhile, my passions for travel and Glam sort of cross paths. Yesterday, our friend Bret Michaels tweeted about the Rock Star Suite at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya.


The Bret mention is part of a USA Today piece on six great beaches to visit in 2015. Considering Ohio just had another round of winter weather, I'll take about any beach anywhere warm at this point. We're officially two weeks out from spring. I need the warm weather to hurry up.

And shoot, since I mentioned I collect points, if you're looking for a travel rewards credit card, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is great. The link is my referral and if you click through, apply and get approved, I would received 5,000 bonus points. Of course, never sign up for a credit card without thinking a lot about it first - and never carry a balance, especially on a rewards earning card because the APR on those is always sky high. This is a premium card. The annual fee is $95 and you need a pretty high credit score and solid income to get approved.  Here is a Credit Karma link to the review of the card.

The link referral is applicable here because the Sapphire Preferred earns Ultimate Rewards points which are transferable to lots of airlines and hotels. So basically I could move over some points to United, fly to Riviera Maya, check out Bret's suite and have a good laugh to myself. 

Another Reason To Visit Las Vegas This Summer

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments14 Comments

If my travel budget for the year wasn't already completely busted and out of control...but man, I'd love to see Aerosmith again. I was seriously considering the random casino show they are doing at the beginning of the summer but the MGM Grand is way better. We'll see I guess.


Michael Schenker Releases New Video

Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments7 Comments
I worked about a bajillion hours yesterday and my brain is fried. Lucky for me, I can relax and watch the new Michael Schenker video for "Live and Let Live." The song is from the forthcoming album Spirit On A Mission.