CONCERT BLAST!

A Podcast-Blog-Photos Website on Concert Reviews, Interviews, & Music Discussions

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

Be Sociable, Share!

    PODCAST AUDIO LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

    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

    Be Sociable, Share!

      Add a comment

      Rick Springfield Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 2/13/2010 (PHOTOS)

      Be Sociable, Share!

        It was Valentine’s Day weekend as Rick Springfield made another appearance to Nashville, TN to perform two nights at the Wildhorse Saloon.  Concert Blast photographer Brian Hasbrook was on hand to take photos again this year on Saturday, February 13th.  As a special request from Rick’s former bandmate, Jack White (not from the White Stripes) who happened to be in town, Brian also took photos of Jack singing ”Mustang Sally” on Rick’s encore.

        ENJOY THE PHOTOS (CLICK HERE!)

         _______________________________

        Be Sociable, Share!

          Add a comment

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

          Be Sociable, Share!

            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!

            ENJOY THE VIDEO FROM YOU TUBE


            _________________________

            Be Sociable, Share!

              Add a comment

              Night Ranger Concert Photos – Sommet Center – Nashville, TN (PHOTOS)

              Be Sociable, Share!

                Night Ranger was part of the Can’t Stop Rocking tour with REO Speedwagon and Styx.   Click the link below to see some great shots of Night Ranger during their set.  We felt that Night Ranger had the best set with the most energy of the night.  Enjoy these photos from Brian Hasbrook, James Downing, and some unknown contributors from their concert.

                CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PHOTOS

                 

                —————————–

                Be Sociable, Share!

                  1 comment

                  Interview – Lawrence Gowan of Styx (BLOG)

                  Be Sociable, Share!

                    Here’s a Concert Blast interview with Lawrence Gowan of Styx that Mike Arnold conducted in November, 2009.  Many Styx fans continue to ask about Dennis DeYoung, not knowing that Dennis hadn’t been in the band for over 10 years.  Canada’s Lawrence Gowan has stepped in and has done an excellent job!

                    On November 15 2009, the Can’t Stop Rocking Tour made its stop in Nashville, TN.  Mike Arnold had been communicating with Styx’s publicists and management about a possible interview with their keyboardist/lead singer, Lawrence Gowan.  On the day of the show, their schedule became much tighter as Styx was invited to sing the National Anthem before the Tennessee Titans football game.  Since they were under such time restraints, Mike and Lawrence decided to conduct their interview through email.

                    For those who aren’t familiar with the rocker, enjoying learning a little about Lawrence.

                    Continue Reading…

                    Be Sociable, Share!

                      1 comment

                      Styx Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Sommet Center – 11/15/09 (PHOTOS)

                      Be Sociable, Share!

                        Enjoy Brian Hasbrook’s Styx Concert Photos From the Can’t Stop Rocking Tour as they performed in Nashville, TN at the Sommet Center on 11/15/09.  This was a night of fun Classic Rock.  Three Headliners on one bill. 

                        Enjoy the Photos!

                        CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PHOTOS

                         

                        —————————–

                        Be Sociable, Share!

                          Add a comment

                          STRYPER Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 10-30-2009 (PHOTOS)

                          Be Sociable, Share!

                            On Friday, October 30th, 2009, Stryper invaded Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon with their Yellow and Black Attack in celebration of their 25th Anniversary Tour.   If the show wasn’t sold-out, it was very close.  Brian Hasbrook had access to the photo pit to take these concert pictures… ENJOY!

                            CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE STRYPER CONCERT PHOTOS

                             

                            ____________________________

                            Be Sociable, Share!

                              Add a comment

                              ROGER DALTREY Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – 10/30/2009 (PHOTOS)

                              Be Sociable, Share!

                                Roger Daltrey, lead singer for The Who, performed a solo concert in Nashville, TN at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Friday October 30, 2009.  James Downing was on hand to review the concert and to share his photographs with the world wide web.

                                CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ROGER DALTREY CONCERT PHOTOS

                                 

                                __________________________

                                Be Sociable, Share!

                                  1 comment

                                  ROGER DALTREY Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – 10-30-2009 (BLOG)

                                  Be Sociable, Share!

                                    Roger Daltrey Concert Review, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN – Friday October 30, 2009

                                    Written By James Downing

                                    Many legends have graced the stage of the Ryman Auditorium over the years. On Oct 30, 2009 another name was added to that list. Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who made a stop in Nashville on his “Use It Or Lose It Tour.”  It was the biggest crowd that I had seen at The Ryman in a while. There were Who fans from all over. I talked to many who drove many miles to witness Roger at this world famous venue.

                                    Around 9pm the lights dimmed and out walked Roger and his band. He approached his mic and said hello and told the crowd what an honor it was to be playing at the Ryman where one of his heroes, Johnny Cash, had played many times. He said he wanted to do this tour to get his butt out from in front of the TV set and to keep his voice in good shape for the up coming Who Tour next year.

                                    Continue Reading…

                                    Be Sociable, Share!

                                      1 comment

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

                                      Be Sociable, Share!

                                        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.

                                        Continue Reading…

                                        Be Sociable, Share!

                                          18 comments