Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday's Rockin' Roundup - Memorial Day Weekend Edition

This weekend marks Memorial Day here in the US, a day to reflect and remember those who have died while serving our country. Though most people recognize this holiday as the unofficial kick start to summer, a lot of us tend to forget the true meaning of the day. Backyard barbeques and pool parties are nice, but if you get the chance, thank a veteran. Visit the grave of a soldier who died defending our freedoms. Take a moment to reflect on all those who have served our country. It’s amazing when you stop to think about it. US soldiers were fighting the fight and laying their lives on the line so we can enjoy life’s pleasures and freedoms without worry. This Memorial Day, take a moment to remember those who have died for us.

Bruce Springsteen has returned to the great state of New Jersey for a 2-night stand at the IZOD Center. You can see last night’s setlist here I’ll be attending tomorrow’s show, so you can expect a full report in the near future.

The Glam Mistress has her full report of Rock on the Range, the first of the many summer festivals. I must say that I am a bit jealous. Not only did she get a sit down interview with Josh Todd of Buckcherry, she also got to hang with Mick Mars and Tommy Lee. Now that’s cool.

Aerosmith are recruiting a band to open for their summer tour and it could be yours. Now my cynical side may be showing here, but didn’t Motley Crue already do this for their winter tour? Details on how your band can open for Aerosmith and ZZ Top are here.

And finally, Toad the Wet Sprocket are going on tour this summer. Nothing about a New Jersey show, but a rock and roll guy can hope. I love Toad and I’ve never seen them live, so this summer would be as good a time as any for me to change that. I’m hoping that more dates will be added in the near future. Details can be found at this link:

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