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Extreme @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (8/4/2008)

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Artist: Extreme
Venue: The Fillmore NY (New York, NY)
Opener: King’s X, Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp
Date: 8/4/2008
Label: Open E Records

It had been well documented about 2008 being pretty much the year of the comeback but the interesting thing about the title was that many of the bands had not really gone anywhere and had instead merely fallen off of many music fans musical radar. That made tonight’s show with Extreme such an amazing event because this was a band that was truly coming back in terms of their reunion and choosing to record new and exciting material for those who had missed them. They would set up some area shows and the one we would find ourselves at would be The Fillmore NY and the guys would bring King’s X along for direct support. That’s a lot of high class Rock and Roll for anyone if you asked me. Of course I had not realized that also for tonight’s festivities would be another gala that was set up for the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. Should you not have any idea about this, it is a little bit of a music seminar and a lot of Rock and Roll jamming. It gives the average Joe the chance to perform on a notable stage with some true Rock Stars and like many things this comes with a relatively high price tag. Anyways, the night was set up to showcase this event first and it was set to run some two hours before the main acts even came on. Even though this particular show would feature guys like Kip Winger and Dave Ellefson, I opted to pass because I wanted my energies available for King’s X and Extreme. When I made my way inside a little later I heard mixed opinions on it as some people told me it was a terrible waste of time while others felt that it was the best thing they ever experienced. Clearly I had managed to talk to fans of the main bands performing and the relative or friend of someone who had jammed with the camp. It was only moments after I got into place that King’s X hit the stage.
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“Ultimate Guitar Zeus” by Carmine Appice

Artist: Carmine Appice
Title: Ultimate Guitar Zeus
Label: Escapi Music
Release Date: 8/15/2006
Genre: Hard Rock/Metal
Rating: 3

Carmine Appice’s “Guitar Zeus” and “Guitar Zeus 2” have been compiled into “Ultimate Guitar Zeus”. Drumming legend Carmine Appice teams up with old Blue Murder cohorts, Kelly Keeling vocals and guitar and Tony Franklin on bass. Boasting a long list of killer guitar players, Including Slash, Brian May, Zakk Wylde Yngwie Malmsteen, Richie Sambora, Mick Mars, Pat Travers, Steve Morse and more.
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King’s X @ B.B. King Blues Club (4/11/2006)

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Artist: King’s X
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: ZO2, Mardo
Date: 4/11/2006
Label: InsideOut Music

King’s X are Rock & Roll Veterans who always had an inherent Progressive feel to their music. The band’s recent signing led them to release “Ogre Tones”, perhaps one of the best releases to come from them in a number of years. Tonight at the venue I feel like I live at (B.B. King Blues Club for those that don’t pay attention) it would be the chance to enjoy the new songs as well as a number of the bands classics. Starting off the night would be the always rocking Z02 who sadly I would miss based on my being given time misinformation. I am sure they went over well based on the similar melodic nature. Also appearing was Mardo who I caught a few minutes of and found very interesting as well. It’s not often that all the bands are in synch with one another but tonight’s show would find this to be the case.
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