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Posted on 4/12/2014
Billy Joel In Concert - Nashville, TN
It was a festive Friday night in Nashville, TN as Billy Joel returned to the Music City to perform another one of his arena-filled, hit-filled, concerts at the large Bridgestone Arena. Concert Blast was sent an email to cover this show on the morning of the concert. Billy Joel’s staff provided two excellent seats to the concert as well as a photo pass. Mike Arnold agreed to write the review while our photographer friend, Sam Shrader took the photos. Enjoy the coverage!
Posted On 3/26/2014
Mike Arnold with George Thorogood
George Thorogood and his Destroyers returned to Nashville, TN once again to thrill classic rock and rollers with another performance at the Wildhorse Saloon. Concert Blast was invited to cover the show, but before he took the stage, he spent some time with Mike Arnold discussing his career in the backstage Green Room. Listen to the audio podcast or view the video of Mike and George discussing George Thorogood and the Destoyers. Special Thanks to Allen Atkinson for the camera work.
Two of the biggest bands in rock history will tour together this summer, KISS and Def Leppard. These two classic rock bands will share the stage across America beginning June 23rd in West Valley City, UT and wind it up at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX on August 31st. This tour is presented by Live Nation and will sure to bring sold-out shows to most of these cities if not all of them. Continue to read the official press release.
Posted on 3/10/2014
The Broadway musical WICKED returns to Nashville for another extended engagement at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC). The show will run nightly from March 26th through April 20th. Tickets are now on sale with an expected sell out for every performance. To purchase Tickets: www.tpac.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. Groups of 15 or more can purchase tickets now by calling (615) 782-4060. Continue to read the official TPAC press release.
2014 Musicians Hall of Fame Awards Show Grand Finale
Concert Blast covered the 2014 Musicians Hall of Fame Awards Show in Nashville, TN featuring Chris Isaak (a tribute to Roy Orbison), Will Lee (Late Night with David Letterman‘s CBS Orchestra) with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble (a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan), Randy Bachman (formerly of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive),and the legendary Peter Frampton . Tom Thompson and Mike Arnold covered this event with the help of Allen Atkinson (substituting for Brian Hasbrook ). Lots of live clips including Tom Thompson playing drums at the VIP After Party! Enjoy the Concert Blast 11th Video Webisode!
Posted on 2/23/2014
Tom Thompson, Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix bassist), and Mike Arnold
Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson covered the 2014 Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN for another Concert Blast Webisode. In this Webisode Mike and Tom conduct short interviews with Jimi Hendix‘s bassist Billy Cox, Aerosmith‘s guitarist Brad Whitford, and David Letterman‘s CBS Orchestra bassist Will Lee. Lots of fun… Enjoy our 10th video webisode! Special Thanks to Allen Atkinson for the video work!
Posted on 1/27/2014
Concert Blast - (l to r) Brian Hasbrook, Tom Thompson, Mike Arnold
Concert Blast Webisode 9 completes the Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival coverage (8 webisodes) with hard rockers, Three Days Grace. Enjoy how we began this webisode explaining that our audio recorder went out during the festival, getting our dinner at The Best Around Concessions, taking a backstage walk to the middle of the Three Days Grace concert and completing everything with a thank you from Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson before leaving the festival… Enjoy Our last Webisode from the 2013 Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival!
Posted on 1/7/2014
As the guys from Concert Blast reflect back on the coverage performed in 2013, we thought it would be better to show you with hundreds of photographs taken throughout the year in a video segment. The year’s photo coverage began with an interview with singer/songwriter/actress Jewel from our guest blogger/photographer friend Samantha Shrader and ended with Mike Arnold‘s visit to the annual Christmas 4 Kids benefit touring of tour buses. This year also included the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, the CMA Music Festival, and the K-Love Fan Awards, along with numerous concerts, interviews, and CD reviews throughout the year. Enjoy this video of the Concert Blast 2013 Flashback and Happy New Year from Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson!
Posted on 1/1/2014
Concert Blast Ready For Day 3 of the Beale Street Music Festival
This Webisode continues with the Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival coverage as we begin our final day of this fun festival. The day began with Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson attending a church service at Highpoint Church. Then the coverage picks up as we leave the hotel and arrive at Tom Lee Park to grab a bite to eat (thanks to our sponsor, The Best Around Concessions) before catching the media golf cart ride to the stage in the middle of the park, watching Brian head to the Photo Pit, and showing clips of the Vintage Trouble Concert before interviewing them. Enjoy our 8th Concert Blast Webisode!
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Posted on 12/23/2013
Mike Arnold - Brian Hasbrook - Tom Thompson
It’s that time of the year again where we celebrate getting together with friends and family, eat lots of great food, wind down the year, but most importantly celebrate the birth of Jesus as The Christ. This podcast is reflecting on Christmas songs by rock artists submitted by Concert Blast listeners and some of our own favorites. Actually this podcast is a spliced and diced podcast from several past Christmas specials from 2005-2007. Listen to this audio podcast while Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson take you through several Christmas song clips… ENJOY!