On any given night there are numerous musical choices to celebrate the weekend. One surefire hit is to take in a concert at Las Vegas premier concert venue Vamp’d. On Nov. 2 the club featured Hookers ‘N’ Blow featuring Guns ‘n’ Roses keyboard player Dizzy Reed. Over the past ten years I haven’t seen Hookers ‘N’ Blow perform on the East Coast. Tonight it was the first time the band performed in Las Vegas. So needless to say, it was going to be a full Hookers ‘N’ Blow extravaganza.
Hookers ‘N’ Blow features an All-Star line-up including Dizzy Reed of GNR on keyboards and vocals, Alex Grossi of Quiet Riot on guitar, Matt Starr on drums of Ace Frehley and Burning Rain and on bass Mike Duda from Wasp. The night included many Guns ‘n’ Roses hits including “It’s So Easy,” “Used To Love Her” and “Don’t Cry.” The show also included favorite cover tunes including “Ziggy Stardust.”
If anyone has ever seen Guns ‘n’ Roses, then you are familiar with the dynamic caliber of keyboard player Dizzy Reed. Dizzy who is heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones brought his bluesy rock style here to Vamp’d tonight and shined. Guitarist Alex Grossi is one of the top guitarists in the business. Alex has a special flair of showcasing his talent of the freeboard with much passion. His style is reminiscent of a young Randy Rhoads. Tonight’s show was filled with many special guest stars including Jizzy Pearl. Jizzy performed two songs with the band. The night hit a special climax as GNR guitarist DJ Ashba took the stage to a riveting response of “Tush.” Also Jeff Duncan of Armored Saint performed “Sin City.”
It was a night filled with many great moments. The band jammed until the wee hours of the morning, as this party was just getting started. Highlight of the set was “Patience” and bluesy encore “Sympathy For The Devil.” Hopefully the band will return to Vamp’d real soon! Check out the links below. The band has new merchandise. Be the first on the block to sport a new Hookers ‘N’ Blow shirt. Special Thanks to Alex Grossi for making this review possible.
Pretty Tied Up Dust ‘n’ Bones It’s So Easy American Girl Used To Love Her Ziggy Stardust Locomotive (outro) Don’t Cry Your Crazy Bad Obsession *Last In Line (DIO)w/ Jizzy Pearl *Blackout in the Red Room w/ Jizzy Pearl Patience *Tush w/ DJ Ashba Nice Boys *Sin City w/ Jeff Duncan Sweet Child O Mine Sat. Nights Alright Sympathy For The Devil
Vi giver et forsinket tillykke til Matt Sorum, der giftede sig i går (12. oktober på Colony Palms Hotel i Palm Springs, CA) med sin forlovede gennem to år, Adriene “Ace” Harper – parret havde kendt hinanden i 7 år forinden og i den forbindelse spillede Matt og nogle af hans gæster bestående af bla. Gilby Clarke, Duff McKagan, Slash, Dave Kushner, Steve Stevens, Glenn Hughes, Steven Tyler, Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon, John Varvatos, Jane Lynch, John Stamos, Dave Navarro og Lemmy Kilmister, en minikoncert som du kan se sætlisten på herunder.
Så kan i læse et temmelig indsigtsfuldt og 1½ times interview som Mikkel Elbech havde med Bumblefoot fra Copenhagen Guitar Show d. 6. oktober, 2013.
– Der snakkes naturligvis om guitarer.
– Om hvordan Ron har det som medlem i GnR siden han kom til.
– Og det uundgåelige, efterfølgeren til “Chinese Democracy”.
– Om livet på turné i de forskellige lande, hvad de laver når de ikke spiller.
– Ron taler om hvad han savner mellem GnR turnéerne.
– Ron taler også om de tre første år i GnR (meget interessant!)
– Ron taler også om eftervirkningerne af sin bilulykke i 2011. (meget interessant!)
– Ron taler om hvor han kan lide at spille i verden (store eller små shows).
– Ron taler om velgørenhed for syge mennesker, osv.
– Ron siger sin mening (spot on) om den amerikanske regerings nuværende krise (nedlukningen).
– Hvad interesserer han sig for når han har fritid, og om det at blive ældre!
– Ron’s mening om Soundgarden, Os Mutantes, og The Shaggs.
If you think your life is busy, take a look at Dizzy Reed’s recent agenda: As the main keyboard player in Guns N Roses, he has been touring hard all over the world for the past few years. He just finished up playing with the Dead Daisies on the Uproar Festival tour, with a few stops here and there to write and record some new songs with them. His band Hookers & Blow are playing every Monday night in October at the infamous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood. He has another side band called The Dick Pistols. And on top of all that, he has some music that he is itching to release as a solo record. And that’s only his public life. When he is not making music, he is a husband and father, loves playing golf and on the day we had our conversation, his apartment was in the middle of a renovation.