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

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            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.

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              KISS Concert Review – Alive 35 Tour – Nashville, TN – 10/28/2009 (BLOG)

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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.

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                  MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME CEREMONY PHOTOS – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center – 10/12/09 (PHOTOS)

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                    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.

                    CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME PHOTOS

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                      PHIL VASSAR CONCERT PHOTOS – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 9/12/09 (PHOTOS)

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                        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.

                        CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHIL VASSAR CONCERT PHOTOS

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                          Charlie Daniels Band Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 8/27/09 (BLOG)

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                            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.

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                              Charlie Daniels Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 8/27/09 (PHOTOS)

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                                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.

                                CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CHARLIE DANIELS CONCERT PHOTOS  

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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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                                      NICKELBACK CONCERT REVIEW – 1st Show on Dark Horses Tour (BLOG)

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                                        Written by Tom Thompson

                                        Canadian rockers Nickelback with Seether and Saving Abel, started their Dark Horses Tour in Nashville, Tennessee on February 25, 2009. Nickelback tickets were extremely hard to find since it was a sold out show.

                                        The stage was extremely large with three video screens, a very impressive light show, a state of the art speaker system and very powerful protechnics. The stage also had a catwalk that extended out to the crowd about 200 feet. Nickelback started off the show with the first song from their new album, Something In Your Mouth (a song about a guy watching a girl suck her thumb). It did not take them long before they brought out their acoustic guitars and played one of their biggest hits from All The Right Reasons, Photograph.  Lead singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger got the crowd going crazy saying ” I feel like I live in Nashville, we have been here for two weeks, we might as well make Nashville our new home”. Chad’s voice was very strong and sounded great the entire night.

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