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KISS, the hardest working band in the world, hit the stage Wednesday, October 28th, 2009, at the Sommet Center, (the big arena) in Nashville, TN with opening act, Buckcherry, as they continued on their KISS Alive 35 tour across the world. I first saw KISS as they toured for their first album and have seen them in concert about twelve times.
Buckcherry slowly warmed the crowd as most patrons waited to arrive after their set. Usually their set is full of profanity, but they kept it fairly tame until their last song of the night.
Concert Blast gathered altogether once again to enjoy the Musicians Hall of Fame Ceremony in Nashville, TN at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 12, 2009. Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, Tom Thompson all three were together again to produce another podcast of the evenings events and to post pictures of the evening.
The inductees included were; Charlie Daniels, Billy Cox, Chet Atkins, Dick Dale, Fred Foster, Victor Feldman, Paul Riser, and the band TOTO.
Those who performed were; Charlie Daniels, TOTO, Billy Cox, Dick Dale, Rascal Flatts, Steve Wariner, Al Jardine, Gary Puckett, Tony Joe White, Dickey Betts, Paul Yandell, and Chris Layton.
This post is to display the evening’s photos taken by Brian Hasbrook.
Concert Blast’s Brian Hashbrook and Tom Thompson attended the Phil Vassar concert on September 12, 2009 in Nashville, TN at the Wildhorse Saloon. The energetic Phil Vassar performed a great show with a packed house. He performed hit after hit without much talking in between the songs.
Enjoy the Photos taken by Brian Hasbrook.
Enjoy the Concert Pics of Rick Springfield in Concert From Tunica, MS and Hot Springs, AR – Summer 2009
Photos Taken By James Downing
A Summer Weekend With Rick Springfield
Submitted By James Downing
What do you think of when you hear the name Rick Springfield? Soap opera star? Bubble gum rock? Teeny bopper rock? Well, you might think these things about him if you have never seen him live. If you have seen him live you will think rock star. The man hits the stage with so much energy and excitement that you have to wonder how he does it. After all, he was about to turn 60 years young.
I had made plans with two very good friends of mine, Julie and Sue, to take a weekend road trip to check out these two shows. We all met up in Memphis, TN and headed out for the drive to Tunica, MS. I had never been to this town before and was looking forward to it.
Concert Review Written By Tom Thompson
Charlie Daniel’s and the Charlie Daniel’s Band brought their southern rock show to the Wildhorse Saloon on August 27th, 2009.
I will have to say that Charlie and the band still know how to bring southern rock back to Nashville. The talent of Charlie and his band sounded better than ever. One thing I noticed with this show is Charlie plays a lot more electric and acoustic guitar than I have seen him do in the past. I was very pleased with how well he can still play, especially the numerous guitar leads. Charlie’s fiddle playing is still amazing, we just didn’t see him play it very often.
The Charlie Daniels Band performed in a Nashville, TN home town show at the Wildhorse Saloon on August 27th, 2009. Brian Hasbrook was on hand to capture the live performance through photos and Tom Thompson was there to write the concert review.
Loverboy September 4, 2009 Wildhorse Saloon Nashville, TN
Concert Review by James Downing
For each decade in music there are a handful of bands that define the spirit and attitude of those years. The 50′s had Elvis, Chuck Berry, and Bill Haley, the 60′s had The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Monkees, The 70′s had Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, and The Eagles. The 80′s had Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey and the subject of this review, Loverboy.
Loveboy blew down from Canada and set the rock and roll world on fire with their rock anthems to make their mark music history. Lead by singer Mike Reno, the band chalked up a string of hit singles and lps that have become 80′s classics. MTV was just getting started and this medium served as a springboard for many artists and bands and Loverboy was right there leading the pack.
Loverboy took the stage for the first time in decades on Friday September 4th 2009, at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN. While Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson were out of town, Brian Hasbrook was there to take the concert photos and James Downing was there to write the concert review.
Piedmont Park hosted Atlanta’s concert of the year by having Paul McCartney and The Script (from Dublin, Ireland) entertain 50,000 plus classic rock music fans with a benefit dubbed as “The Green Concert”. Here is a link of the day’s event as Mike Arnold not only created a podcast from this historic event, but also took pictures of the crowd, the storm clouds, and both acts of the concert.
Special Thanks to all whom made this trip possible for Concert Blast. Piedmont Park, Live Nation, MPL Communications, and Paul McCartney’s Management.