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Concert Photos – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and Bobby Kimball of Toto – Also Tommy Tutone (PHOTOS)

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    Concert Photos from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN of the Starship Concert featuring Mickey Thomas.  Bobby Kimball of Toto was the Special Guest joining them during the show and Tommy Tutone was the Surprise Guest.  A great night and a wonderful show. 

    Photos taken by Brian Hasbrook – Concert Blast!

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      Starship with Mickey Thomas and Bobby Kimball (of Toto) Concert Review – Wildhorse Saloon – Nashville, TN 5/22/09 (BLOG)

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        Written by Mike Arnold

        On Friday night, May 22nd, 2009, The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN brought one of the most talented bands still playing Classic Rock music today back to Nashville, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas. On this particular night, Starship had a special guest performing with them, Bobby Kimball of Toto, and one surprised guest that was later announced in the show. With all these artists playing the in the same set meant a night of nothing but classic rock hits.

        As the house lights went down and the band members took the stage, the loud, clear voice of Mickey Thomas belted over the PA speakers, “Hey Everybody!” The band immediately began the opening notes of “Find Your Way Back”. The band continued the set without hesitation or saying anything with, “No Way Out”.

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          Billy Joel and Elton John Concert Photos – Nashville, TN 5/16/09 (PHOTOS)

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            The Elton John and Billy Joel Face To Face Tour rolled into Nashville’s Sommet Center Saturday night 05/16/09 and what a show it was.  Enjoy the photos submitted to us from James Downing.

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              Billy Joel and Elton John Concert Review – Nashville, TN 5/16/09 (BLOG)

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                Written by James Downing

                The Elton John and Billy Joel Face 2 Face Tour rolled into Nashville’s Sommet Center Saturday night, May 16th, 2009, and what a show it was. A few minutes after 7:30 PM, two large floor panels in the huge stage started to open and up rose two grand pianos.  The sold out crowd rose to it’s feet as The Piano Man himself, Billy Joel, strolled out from the right side of the stage. Shortly followed came Capt. Fantastic, Sir Elton John, from the left side. They met in the middle of the stage and greeted each other and then took their seats behind their keyboards.

                Neither one of the legends wasted anytime giving the fans what they wanted. Elton started the show with “Your Song“, which is one of the all time favorites.  His voice sounded just as good as it did when he first recorded this song 30 years ago. It then became dueling Piano Men as Billy Joel broke into “Just The Way You Are“.  Each superstar took turns doing a song. This set consisted of two other songs, Elton’s “Dont Let The Sun Go Down On Me” and Billy’s “My Life“.   At this time Billy left the stage and left it all to Elton.

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                  Memphis In May’s Beale Street Music Festival 2009 (BLOG)

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                    Written by Tom Thompson

                    Spring is in the air and it’s the month of May! For the last 4 years, Concert Blast has taken the road trip to Memphis, TN to report on the Beale Street Music Festival as part of the city’s Memphis In May festivities. Below is a report from Tom Thompson on the Friday night excitement as he and a couple of his friends enjoyed the festivities.  Although the Music Festival continues during the rain, unfortunately the guys were rained out for the Saturday and Sunday shows.

                    Starting off we would like to thank our friends with Memphis in May for their hospitality. As it turned out, Friday was forecasted for rains all evening. Arriving at the festival we encountered just some overcast skies but otherwise a beautiful Memphis evening.

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                      Aerosmith Concert Photos – Starwood Amphitheatre Oct. 2007 (PHOTOS)

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                        Aerosmith Photos In Concert  – Starwood Amphitheatre, Nashville, TN October, 2007.  This is the last Starwood Amphitheatre show before Live Nation sold it to developers.

                        Photos By Brian Hasbrook

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                          REO Speedwagon Interview with Concert Blast 11/14/08 (AUDIO)

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                            Mike Arnold of Concert Blast received a phone call on his cell phone.  He didn’t recognize the number that displayed on his phone.   The voice on the other end was none other than the lead singer of REO Speedwagon, Kevin Cronin.  Kevin asked Mike if he would like to interview the band that night before their Wildhorse Saloon Concert.  Of course Mike agreed and before the night was over, Brian, Tom, and Mike spoke to the whole band backstage. 

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                            http://www.concertblast.com/Interview_REO_Speedwagon.mp3

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                              Sister Hazel Interview With Guitarist Ryan Newell (AUDIO)

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                                Ryan Newell, guitarist of Sister Hazel, was at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN enjoying REO Speedwagon in concert.  Ryan took time to speak to Concert Blast backstage at the REO “Meet and Greet”.  Ryan says he is in Nashville writing and recording for the upcoming Sister Hazel album.  Ryan mentioned he is considering moving to Nashville.  

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                                http://www.concertblast.com/interview_sister_hazel.mp3

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                                  Rick Springfield Concert Photos – Wildhorse Saloon – Nashville, TN 02/13/09 (PHOTOS)

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                                      Favorite Rock Instrumentals – Music Discussion (PODCAST 154)

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                                        It’s been a while since Mike, Brian, and Tom produced a Music Discussion Show. This show was created by the people on My Space in the Classic Rock Forum. Mike put a Question on the Forum asking the music fans, “What’s Your Favorite Rock Instrumental?”  We had many responses to the question which created this Music Discussion.

                                        Special Thanks To All who participated to make our work load lighter and to be a part of Concert Blast!

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                                        SHOW 154 – FAVORITE INSTRUMENTAL ROCK SONGS

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