It’s with great sadness that I report to the readers of this blog about the passing of the biggest fan of the New York Yankees baseball franchise – Mr. Freddy “Sez” Schuman who passed away on 10/17/10 after suffering a heart attack a few days ago. He was 85 years old. You might be wondering why I’ve chosen to add such an individual and give them props in a primarily music related blog’s memorial category, but my reasoning for this is simple. As a music journalist I know full well about how important the fans of the bands I write about are. I meet so many of them in my adventures and often applaud their interest and zeal in the music scene along with the various groups. That being said, the New York Yankees were blessed to have a fan like Mr. Schuman who rallied the fans to the charge by banging on a heavy steel pan with a thick spoon. Had you watched any of the teams games over the years you would have likely heard this clanging going off during a lot of their home ones.
The answer to the question about whether the PiercingMetal.com Editor leans to either the Yankees or the Mets might be solved by the very existence of this article as it finds me being on point for an affair at the brand new Yankee Stadium as the new Hard Rock Café opened its doors with the help of Ace Frehley, Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Anton Fig and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels today. That’s not a bad show of New York musical support and when you add former Yankee Bernie Williams to the mix you have a really rousing opening. I’ve been to the Hard Rock Café a number of times at its other locations and even reviewed a couple of shows that had gone on there, so when the chance arose to see Ace and the Anthrax guys open up the new one I could hardly resist. Here is how the opening day experience went down for those who have interest in learning more.