|Friday, April 23, 2010
6501 Washington Ave
"VoAMC "Rock for Vets" Benefit"
With Hwy 13, Razor's Edge & EíZ Livín
|Sound & Lights: Sound Decision
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Assisted by Matt Wickersham
Stage Techs: Kevin DeWitt
& Mike Jessen
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Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Wanted Man - Ratt
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Separate Ways - Journey
Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
(John Muse on Lead Vocal,
Jerry Ricchio on Drums)
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
(Jerry Ricchio on Drums)
for a cause
|A word from Josh:
"You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you'll never know
the hell where youth and laughter go."
-- Siegfried Sassoon (1917)
Over the years John has told audiences countless times how thankful we are to the members of our military for risking all and sometimes giving all in defense of our right to rock n'roll. Tonight was a rare opportunity to express those thoughts to an audience made up largely of veterans and the people closest to them. In our culture of celebrity where so many are distraught every time a movie star stubs their toe, it is all too common to overlook the plights of heroes right under our noses. Today we learned that Bret Michaels is dealing with a very serious medical issue. As fans it is natural for us to express support for his fight. We invite you to extend that show of support to veterans affected by war and their families, many of whom engage in similar struggles in relative obscurity, and whose sacrifices affect our lives in ways we usually take for granted. "Support Our Troops" doesn't just have to be a bumper sticker. If you're not sure what you can do, might I suggest simply giving a few dollars to a reputable veterans charity organization. Here are links to just a few...
Disabled American Veterans
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
National Military Family Association
Tonight's turn-out was great. It was a large, hard-rocking crowd out for a good time and very supportive of the cause. We were the last of four bands to perform throughout the evening. I wasn't able to see the first two bands but I did catch the third one. As the name suggests, Racine's own Razor's Edge is a Tribute to AC/DC and they rocked the full house with AU-THOR-I-TAY! During our set we invited their singer and drummer to perform an AC/CD tune with us which was a lot of fun. Later, during our encore Frankie invited the members of all the other bands to join us on stage for a gang sing-along on "Living After Midnight." The crowded stage epitomized the brotherhood a lot of people were feeling all night. --Josh
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"I can NOT thank you guys enough for being a part of this!! AND, awwww you listed Mike as Stage Tech!!!! Luv you all TONS!!!!! XOXO"
"How awesome it was to jam with Cherry Pie! It was truly an honor. Frankie your one cool cat bro!"
"Great time jamming with u guys thanks u guys kick big time ass lot of fun ~john from the Razors edge"