Carmine Appice will present a listening to his re-issued “Guitar Zeus” project and afterwards the young Rockers in Kodiak will perform. Please note the Cutting Room policy of a mandatory $25 food and drink charge per person in addition to the ticket price.
The news was slowly making its way around the circles that focus on the legendary band KISS and the activity of their former members and it appears as though that lead guitarist Vinnie Vincent has cancelled his two upcoming “The Legend Returns” shows. These shows were to be held in Nashville, in early February.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: According to what I’ve read and heard on a couple of podcasts, the promoter received a message from Vincent saying that these gigs would not be happening. The full reasons behind the cancellations remains a mystery to the general public but the promoter states that the matter is now in the hands of their attorneys and we all know what a good time that becomes at the end of the day. Over the last few months, Vincent has made appearances at a KISS Expo in Atlanta and it was a high point for all in attendance. He talked a lot about the past in a lengthy interview and even jammed a little bit. Then it was onto some appearances with Gene Simmons who was on his “Gene Simmons Vault” tour. Vinnie apparently is on a couple of the tracks that are included with this very pricey collectible. The downside of this is not only the loss of the appearances for the fans who might have been traveling from afar to do it but also the time of Carmine Appice and Tony Franklin being wasted. These two are constantly working and always in demand. Truth be told, Vinnie Vincent always seems to come with some sort of dramatics when he makes an appearance. He caused flux in the KISS lineup and according to interviews with Carmine, these gigs were always kind of up in the air. Perhaps Vincent doesn’t really wish to come back and do the whole touring thing and performing night after night, doing meet and greets, making fans happy and making some money along the way. Initially I had some hopes that this kind of thing would pay a visit to NYC and maybe The Iridium club since there is no more B.B. King’s and soon no more Highline Ballroom either but now I will not hold my breath. You fans that were going should get your money back quick, and for those who had to set up some travel and hotel accomodations as well, best of luck on you not being screwed out of that.
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Join two legendary drummers for a “Drum Wars Brunch”. This early show finds the pair going round for round, or is that pound for pound on the skins to see whose the best. As with all Cutting Room shows, there is a $20 Food & Beverage minimum per person in addition to your ticket price.
This show has been postponed with no rescheduled date at the time of this calendar update. Refunds available at point of purchase. Keep watching our events for other items of interest.
Over the summer months our own stalwart adventurer Kat Electric was visiting Deutschland for studies, family time and some glorious Rock & Roll. One of the concerts that she attended was the always awesome Cactus and her report on the gig at the Musikkafee Rex in Bensheim follows below the logo.
Venue: Musikkafee Rex (Bensheim, Germany)
Label: Sunset Blvd. Records
So I get off the plane in Frankfurt, the heart of Germany’s banking center, and what interesting sites there are to greet me! An unshaven, bloated and greasy haired driver who speaks in strange post Brooklyn via Croatia “engrish” and who doesn’t seem to understand a word of German gives me a three tooth grin from under his hand scrawled sign : Katerina Vilson of Spinal Pap : Deutchlund velcomes yoo! “Welcome in Germany! We love Bush!” My driver says. I purposely fail to mention that we are eight years into the Obama administration – what would be the point, and ask to be pointed to the car. He goes on to discuss his auto repair abilities and shows evidence of such every time we hit a bump. “Wheel not perfectly square but Drago make it work just good. . .” He dropped me off a block away from my less than 5-Star where I reserved a single, but am informed it won’t be ready so early in the day – it is 4PM – so, I wait. Shortly after I arrive my parents and younger brother stroll in from their day at the market and we all sit down to some wonderful schnitzel and kraut. Interesting first day to say the least but it will all be worth it if only this summer of concerts that I have planned comes off.
First day in the country, and first up was the legendary Cactus. My dad and I had this show on our calendars since its announcement. Pop had never seen them and I knew they put on a show well worth ignoring the jetlag. We arrived at 7PM to find a sizable crowd ready and geared up for the show well in advance of the 10PM set time. These normally reserved Germans are very serious about their rock ‘n roll. Stoic faces and with arms crossed as they stand and stare at the stage, but when the lights come up – it is all arms flailing and voices at node breaking level for the rest of the evening.
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