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GONE TOO SOON – PART 1 of 2 – A Tribute To The Rockers That Have Passed Away (PODCAST 162)

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    Brian, Tom, and Mike discuss rockers that have passed away in this Part 1 of 2 Music Discussion re-edited Podcast from 2006.  Artists that are discussed are; Keith Moon – Bon Scott – Steve Marriott – Jerry Garcia – Brian Jones – Eric Carr – Freddie Mercury – Jimi Hendrix – Joe Strummer – Mick Ronson – John Entwhistle – Phil Lynott – Ronnie Van Zant – Stevie Ray Vaughn

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      Rick Springfield Video Interview – Wildhorse Saloon – 02/13/2010 (VIDEO)

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        Concert Blast interviewed Rick Springfield before his Wildhorse Saloon Sold-Out performance in Nashville, TN.  Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson spent some time with Rick Springfield discussing his live show, Nashville, performing Cover Songs, Acting, Embarassments, his upcoming Autobiography, and the Rick Springfield Cruise.

        Special Thanks to James Downing and Terri Gibson for running the video cameras and for making this the first video podcast for Concert Blast.  Enjoy this short interview with Rick Springfield!

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          PAUL McCARTNEY CONCERT REVIEW – Atlanta, GA 08-15-2009 (PODCAST 161)

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            Paul McCartney Concert Review – Atlanta, GA – 08/15/09

            Written by Mike Arnold

            Atlanta Georgia’s Piedmont Park hosted Paul McCartney and his rocking band to a night of rock and roll for over 50,000 fans on August 15, 2009.  This was a night where the old and young gathered together to enjoy hits from Paul McCartney, Wings, The Fireman, and The Beatles.  I took the trip from Nashville, TN to Atlanta, GA to enjoy the night and since Concert Blast was selected as media to cover this special event, I decided to create a podcast from the evening.  This concert was a benefit for Piedmont Park and was billed as “The Green Concert”.   It was encouraged for everyone to take the Marta to the downtown area.  They called this a “No Car” event.  Everyone seemed to agree because there were empty parking lots.

            I haven’t seen Paul McCartney perform since the Wings Over America tour and I must say that Paul McCartney still has the strength, energy, and endurance to perform a concert which lasted over 2 and 1/2 hours.  I loved the setlist, although there would be a few changes if I were given the opportunity to create it.  Overall the night was wonderful and when the 30 minute rain storm came, the fans kept rocking as if it wasn’t raining at all.  The band members were excellent musicians with wonderful background vocals.  Rusty Anderson: Guitar/Bass, Brian Ray: Guitar/Bass, Abe Laboriel Jr: Drums, Paul Wickens: Keyboards.  Special Thanks to all who made it possible for Concert Blast to cover this concert; Aimedra Kelly of Piedmont Park, Holli Mattison of Live Nation, Paul McCartney’s PR Firm: MPL Communications, and of course Paul McCartney’s management.

            CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL SONG BY SONG CONCERT REVIEW AND MORE!

            http://www.concertblast.com/Show-161-Paul-McCartney-Concert-Review.mp3

            Written by Mike Arnold

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              CMA Festival 2009 Concert Reviews Recorded at Chuck Wicks Fan Club Party (PODCAST 160)

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                Concert Blast was once again accepted as media to cover the CMA Festival for the third straight year.  With the unfortunate circumstance of having Bonnaroo on the same weekend and Brian Hasbrook being called to work in New York during the same week we were stretched.  Last year we had four podcasts of the CMA Festival, but this year we were trying to be everywhere at once, so there’s only one podcast dedicated to the CMA Fest.  On Sunday June 14th, Concert Blast accepted an invitation to the Chuck Wicks Fan Club Party.  While Mike, Brian, and Tom were together once again, they decided to put together a podcast discussing the CMA Festival Stadium shows  they attended as well as recorded a portion of the Chuck Wicks Fan Club Party.

                This year, Tom attended every night of the CMA Stadium shows.  Tom discusses the opening night where they had to take shelter at the Stadium due to the storms coming through Nashville.   The Friday night show had special guest Kid Rock.  Saturday night show had a special reunion appearance of The Judds during Wynonna’s set.  Sunday night was full of today’s top Country stars including Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift.

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                  Bonnaroo Music Festival 2009 Concert Reviews and More (PODCAST 159)

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                    It was Saturday, June 13th 2009, Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Steve Vallar head south from Nashville, TN to the big town of Manchester, TN.  Well, a big town for the weekend as approx. 100,000 visitors flood Coffee County for the yearly music festival, Bonnaroo.

                    This is our 4th time to cover the event.  Unfortunately, this year we were scheduled to cover another favorite music festival, CMA Fest in Nashville.  This had us scrambling to get extra help.  Tom and his helpers covered the CMA Fest, while Mike, Brian, and helper Steve covered Bonnaroo.

                    It was a wonderful time as Concert Blast returned to podcasting live at Bonnaroo during Saturday’s events.  The coverage Show Notes are as follows… Booker T and the DBTs (Drive By Truckers), Bon Iver, Media Press Conference, Cherry Holmes, Jenny Lewis, Elvis Costello, and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

                    The surprise performance of the year was Jenny Lewis.  Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen already had a long standing reputation of their great live performances.

                    Listen and Enjoy the Podcast Recorded Live at Bonnaroo 2009

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                    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SHOW 159 – BONNAROO 2009

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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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                          Journey – Cheap Trick Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Sommet Center – 8/7/2008 (Podcast 144)

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                            Posted 9/13/2008

                            Journey in concert - Nashville, TN

                            Journey in concert - Nashville, TN

                            It was Thursday August 7th 2008 when Mike, Brian, and Tom enjoyed the invitation from Journey to review the Journey / Cheap Trick concert as the tour makes their stop in Nashville, TN.

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                              DOVE AWARDS 2008 Press Room – Nashville, TN – (Podcast 131)

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                                Dove Awards 2008 - Casting Crowns

                                Dove Awards 2008 - Casting Crowns

                                Concert Blast! was invited to be part of the press to cover the 39th Annual Dove Awards at the Grand Old Opry House in Nashville, TN. The problem… only 2 invitations came and there are usually 4 of us (3 hosts and a helper).

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                                  Eddie Money Interviews – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 3/29/2009 (Podcast 126)

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                                    Eddie Money Interview

                                    Eddie Money Interview

                                    On Saturday, March 29th 2008, Eddie Money, Jesse Money (Eddie’s daughter and backup singer), and Rich Franko (Big 7 Records) were gracious enough to talk to Concert Blast after the Eddie Money sound check and before his packed house concert at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN.

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                                      Rick Springfield Interview 2/15/2008 (Podcast 121)

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                                        Posted 2/20/2008

                                        Rick Springfield With Tom Thompson and Mike Arnold of Concert Blast

                                        Rick Springfield With Tom Thompson and Mike Arnold of Concert Blast

                                        Rick Springfield came to perform two nights at the World’s Famous Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN. On Rick’s first night, Friday February 15th, Mike and Tom met with Rick Springfield backstage for a short interview.

                                        Rick was super nice and answered all the questions without hesitation. He discussed the various places he lived, his youth, his acting, his family, his upcoming CD, and many other things. Listen as Mike, Tom, and Rick discuss the life of Bruce… I mean Rick Springfield.

                                        ENJOY THE INTERVIEW

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