Boston Strong – This show had the potential to be one for the ages with predominately Boston based musical acts all coming together to help aid our own in the wake of one the most heinous acts of terror we have seen on U.S. soil. Huge bands, legendary solo performers, some stellar Boston based comics and throw in a few Boston sports legends how can it go wrong? Trust me there were moments of boredom, bewilderment, and bedlam but there also very touching moments and heartfelt speeches and even a poem prior to the first band playing! So the biggest question of the night was, WHY was this concert not broadcast on any local channels? It’s so obvious to me that so much more money could have been raised for the victims if a phone number had been scrolled down the bottom of the screen during the roughly five hour concert. It’s done all the time..on occasion even helping to aid international tragic events let alone one that hits so close to home as the Boston Marathon bombings. Whatever the reason it’s just a shame some of the more moving tributes and meaningful gestures were not seen by the millions that were not at the event but only by the thousands of us lucky enough to be there in person, but could have been very easily. All in all a very moving event with a few surprises and a “smoking gun” so to speak that occurred in my section. More on that later. Read more
Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has announced some special eBay VIP Ticket Auctions that could put you onstage with your favorite band and all for a good cause – proceeds to Benefit Child Find of America: Dedicated to the Prevention & Resolution of Child Abduction.
The top bidder and their guest will watch their favorite band perform from the best seats in the house: ONSTAGE! They will also receive: Level 1 Premium Reserved seats OR General Admission “Pit” tickets, a backstage guided tour to see the “inner workings” of a large scale concert festival (who knows who they’ll meet?), limited edition “Working Crew” shirts, all-day access to the VIP Rockstar Energy Drink Lounge, front-of-the-line access to all Best Buy artist signings, and one limited edition, custom tour art EVANS drumhead hand-signed by Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour and Halestorm.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival eBay ticket auctions will begin on Sunday, August 1, 2010, when 35 pairs of tickets with accompanying stage access passes for all 35 UPROAR dates will be posted to eBay as 10 day auctions. Those interested in bidding on these very special UPROAR FESTIVAL VIP tickets can access the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival eBay ticket auctions by clicking on the “UPROAR on eBay” link found at http://www.rockstaruproar.com or by searching for “UPROAR VIP TICKETS” on eBay.com.
Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, will offer the public a rare glimpse into his personal life next week as he auctions off a variety of clothing and personal affects to benefit his ArchAngel Organization. Weiland formed ArchAngel when his brother, Michael Weiland, passed away in early 2007 after a long struggle with addiction. Proceeds from the auction will be given to Michael Weiland’s widow and two children.
Items being auctioned off include a guitar signed by Stone Temple Pilots, designer suits and denim, and clothes worn on stage, at awards shows, on tour and at various other public engagements. Other items include Scott’s casual attire, clothes he wears around the house as well as some “crud” Scott had at his house or studio. Most items are signed by Scott Weiland. New items will also be added periodically. The ArchAngel auction site can be accessed through http://www.SoftdriveRecords.com/archangel.Auctions . will last two weeks and all items will have inexpensive starting prices.
Deftones have announced that they will perform two very special benefit concerts at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA, this week to raise money for the Chi Ling Cheng Special Needs Trust. The trust has been set up to help pay for the growing medical costs required for Deftones beloved bassist Cheng’s survival and long-term recovery. Cheng was involved in a serious car accident on November 2nd, 2008 that has left him in a semi-conscious state for the past year.