This is good if you want to do both the Monsters of Rock Cruise (East Coast) and the Def Leppard Cruise. I'm not affiliated with either event in any way, but I thought this was worth passing along. Apparently if you book MORC (east) by July 20, you can get 50% off the Def Lep cruise, too. You can click the Facebook embed below for details. Also, click to read the terms
Most of us office dwellers are off today since tomorrow is the actual Independence Day holiday - and that means a three day weekend! Fantastic. Seems like a great time for a classic summer anthem: "Summertime Girls" by Y&T.
Where will you be the weekend of November 6 and 7? Will it be Atlanta? Farm Rock Atlanta is going down the first weekend in November and some awesome bands are on the bill including Great White, Kix, Slaughter, LA Guns, Autograph, Britny Fox and more. Tickets are cheap too. Just $100 for two day VIP and 2 day GA is just $45. Buy tickets online now. Good stuff!
Whitesnake are coming to the Dayton area next week. I wrote a feature for the Dayton City Paper and that article is below and then jumps over to the DCP site. And yes, I'm going to the show and will be doing a review! Holla!
“We have the advantage of being a sterling band,” Whitesnake bassist Michael Devin tells the Dayton City Paper. “We’ve been around a long time and have put out a lot of music. That’s advantageous because it affords us a certain amount of listeners that new bands won’t have. Audiences now are just more fickle. Even if you grew up with bands in the ’90s or after, the loyalty or allegiance to the band isn’t the same.”
The guys of Whitesnake will roll through the northern Miami Valley Tuesday, July 7, for a gig in the new Rose Music Center at The Heights. Irish rockers The Answer will provide support.
If you don’t recognize the name “Michael Devin” as part of the Whitesnake lineup, there’s good reason: He’s one of the newer members of the band. He joined five years ago, just in time to be a part of the highly regarded Forevermore album. Before joining the ’Snake, he was a member of Lynch Mob and also Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience. Still, being a member of Whitesnake is a completely different animal, especially since frontman David Coverdale is one of the most iconic voices in classic rock. Sharing a stage with Coverdale each night has presented some special opportunities.
“The sheer power of his voice is awe inspiring,” Devin says. “I’ve always aspired to be a singer—but I have chronic shyness. And David pulled that right out of me. He said, ‘There’s no time for shyness, no room for it.’ He said, ‘If you’re a singer, be a singer. Get up there and sing!’ And I didn’t have a choice. He was in my face. If I was too shy, he would come right up to me [while I was playing bass] and sing in my face. He rattled me out of that shyness. Then I started singing with a side band with musicians Brian Tichy and Doug Aldrich. I was singing lead and playing bass. I would have never been able to get to that point had it not been for Coverdale. For that, I am eternally grateful.”