I had a blast being part of the festivities, which included a guest appearance by Don Henley of Eagles (there’s no “the” in Eagles – ha ha!) to induct his fellow bandmate, music director Will Hollis. Our part of the show – the induction of our late bandmate/friend/etc Sebastian Marino went well. Of course, there were a couple of technical difficulties with me (there always are!), such as my monitor deciding to stop working at the beginning of the second song as well as my ride cymbal deciding to change it’s angle all on its own. Ah well, who needs to hear anything on stage while you’re playing, right? HA HA! All in all, it was amazing to be part of such a great show and I’m very honored and thankful to have been included!
2023 ROCHESTER MUSIC HALL OF FAME RECAP
Hey kids – here are a couple of updates for now. Firstly, I’m honored and thrilled to be playing this Sunday (April 30) at the Rochester Music Hall of Fame show at the Eastman Theater in honor of my buddy Sebastian Marino (who passed away this past New Year’s Eve), who will be inducted! We all know that Seb had a huge impact on the local music scene! I also will be reunited with my former bandmate Joe Comeau, who played with Seb and I many years ago in “Ramrod”. You can check out some of the music we made together on the music page on my website). I’m sure we’ll be making some ears bleed at the show on Sunday in honor of Seb…..and I’m sure that he wouldn’t want it any other way! In other news, stay tuned for a possible cool show coming at the end of the summer in Michigan – that’s all I can say for now since nothing is confirmed as of now!
NEW “VIBES” INTERVIEW ONLINE
Hey everyone – my new interview for The Vibes Podcast is now available to watch. Go to the podcast / interviews page to check it out, along with all of the other interviews that I’ve done over the last number of years.
Hey kids – today I will be recording an interview on The Vibes Podcast – airdate to be determined. His podcast covers a variety of topics, including music and entertainment, with people such as Tommy Chong Rudy Sarzo from Quiet Riot appearing on the show. I will post the airdate as soon as I know it!
This past weekend
Hey kids – this past weekend I had a blast being a drum tech for my buddy Rob Hammersmith of Skid Row! The show was great and all of the guys in the band, as well as their crew, were awesome. They made my job easy and I felt right at home with them.
NEW INTERVIEW – WEDNESDAY SEPT 22
Hey kids – on Wednesday Sept. 22 at 3 PM EST I will be LIVE on “The Sports Circus” show with Sal Tuzzolino. The show is syndicated all over the USA and is broadcast in many hotels and airports as well as on its website. Previous guests include musicians Brad Gillis and Mitch Malloy, as well as athletes such as Ron Jawarski and Mario Andretti. Should be a blast! Go to https://www.thesportscircus.com/?fbclid=IwAR1Zrc3O34l92chF8bBSd4YySCynoDFmwEHlEJa62xLWc9TGU3qShaqdZMM to listen in!
BACK AT IT ON STAGE!
I cant wait to get back on stage with my band Forum on July 31 at the Lima Crossroads Music Fest! It’s been way too long since I’ve set foot on a stage since the pandemic hit. I’m expecting lotsa blisters and blood by the end of the show!
NEW INTERVIEWS POSTED ONLINE
Hey kids – The latest 2 Zoom interviews that I’ve done (“The Hangout Live” and “Barstools and Bandtalk”) are now available to link off of in the podcast/interviews page. Both were lots of fun! Enjoy!
ANOTHER NEW INTERVIEW
Tonite I’ll be Zoom chatting with the guys at Barstools and Bandtalk – they’ve interviewed various great guys such as Todd Kerns, Rik Emmett, and Liberty DeVitto, so I should be in good hands! I’ll post when it airs!
NEW UPCOMING INTERVIEW
Hey kids – on Tuesday, March 30 at 9:00 EST I will appear LIVE on “The Hangout Live” – which features current Jack Russell guitar player Robby Lochner and Drake interviewing all of the cool musicians on the scene. This will appear live on The Hangout Live’s Facebook page. See you there!