Eddie mentioned that there is a big demand for tickets to see TMS live, but then pointed out an empty section of bleachers due to the major snowstorm that hit on the day of taping. Don said…“not even our own family and friends would show up, but 33 crazy TMS-heads did make it here.”
Musical Guest – Joel Hoekstra
In addition to his work with Night Ranger and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Hoekstra is working on a side project with Vinny Appice (drums), Tony Franklin (bass), Russell Allen (vocals). Night Ranger has a new ranger coming out in the spring.
Hoekstra did what most musical guests do by showing off his ability to shred with the best of them, but then offered a change of pace by playing a beautiful acoustic guitar solo, followed by a guitar picking piece with unique sound effects.
COREY GLOVER / VERNON REID (Living Colour)
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Living Colour’s landmark debut album – Vivid.
The guys make a cool entrance by going up into the small crowd to shake everyone’s hand.
Living Colour is working on a new album. As always, they are placing a lot of importance on the message of the songs. The guys revealed that “Cult Of Personality” was written in one rehearsal that kind of came about by accident.
Mick Jagger took the band under his wing after meeting Vernon Reid during the recording of his solo album – Primative Cool. Within a week of meeting Jagger, Reid met Keith Richards at a party. He discussed how Jagger and Richards were at odds at the time over the fact that Jagger was recording solo albums.
Don Jamieson mentioned that both Sevendust and Living Colour were the types of bands that were hard to pigeon-hole into one category.
“You think about genres, and metal and hard rock has gone into super, subgenres. It used to be, bands were their own genre, doing what they were doing. I listened to Sabbath and Sly Stone. I never made a separation between the things that I liked. I dig King Crimson and Kook And The Gang. When we started making Living Colour music, every song was its own. We just did what we did.”
On the band’s previous breakup…
Neither was very forthcoming, but it seems to have been caused more by personal issues than musical direction.
On the timetable for new music…
Album will be released by the fall.
MORGAN ROSE (Sevendust)
Rose talked about how he meet Vernon Reid while Sevendust was showcasing at CBGB’s. Reid was doing a photo gallery show in the area.
On not being able to be pigeon-holed into one category…
“We’ve built a loyal group of people that support our band. Put our best thousand against any band’s best thousand, and we’ll whip their ass. We also are the type of band that can do shows with Creed and Slipknot, but you’d never see those bands playing together. The reason why it didn’t help us gain anything is that we were too heavy for the Creed fans and not heavy enough for the Slipknot fans.”
Sevendust will be releasing an acoustic album with six old songs and six new ones. They will be touring in support of it beginning April 1st, and the album drops on April 15th.
TMS TOP 5 – MOTORHEAD SONGS
- “Ace Of Spades”
- “The Chase Is Better Than The Catch”
- “I’m So Bad (Baby I Don’t Care)”
PUT IT ON THE TABLE
If you could be in any other band – Neville Brothers
Song you wish you wrote – “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin
Best concert you ever attended – James Brown at The Apollo in 1972 (8 years old).
Weirdest rumor you’ve ever heard about yourself – I’m not Danny Glover’s son!
If you could be in any other band –.38 Special (as unseen, unannounced 4th guitarist)
Song you wish you wrote – “The Day I Tried To Live” by Soundgarden (that song saved my life, literally).
Best concert you ever attended – Muddy Waters
Weirdest rumor you’ve ever heard about yourself – That someone sold me heroin.
If you could be in any other band – Nine Inch Nails
Song you wish you wrote – “Primal Concrete Sledge” by Pantera
Best concert you ever attended – David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust tour when I was like a year old.
PICK OF THE WEEK – (Underrated Albums)
Eddie – Tony Iommi / Glenn Hughes – “Fused”
Don – Prong – “Rude Awakening”
Jim – Damageplan – “Newfound Power”
METAL MODEM – Joey DeMaio (Manowar)
Manowar getting ready to tour America. Tour will begin in Detroit. Shows are selling amazingly well. Band is huge overseas, but not as much in America. Says that there will be 5600 watts of guitar amps on the tour, and that they bring more than that to shows around the world. Upcoming release, re-recorded version of Blood Of The Kings. Album will be performed it its entirety on the tour.
Who will get the naming rights to Queensryche (Geoff Tate or Eddie Jackson / Michael Wilton / Scott Rockenfield)?
Corey – Neither
Vernon – I don’t know
Morgan – I don’t like this question. I’ll take the band because I’m in a band. Give it to (Chris) DeGarmo because their best records came with him in the band.
Eddie – Friends will all of them. Mathematical standpoint – Eddie, Michael and Scott. And because Tate is the face of Queensryche, he can still benefit without having the right to the name. If you go see Geoff Tate, you know that you’re going to get Queensryche. The other guys need the branding more.
Jim – Geoff Tate
Don – Eddie, Michael, Scott – they formed the band and hired Geoff as the singer.