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Motley Crue / Poison Tour 2011

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After all the arrows thrown at each other over the years (mostly by Nikki Sixx), Motley Crue and Poison are touring together through the United States this summer, with the New York Dolls as the opening act. This tour would have been stadium size huge twenty years ago, but in 2011??….don’t think so. Back in the Dr. Feelgood/Open Up And Say Ahhh days, both Motley and Poison were pulling in 20,000 seats each. Now they’d be lucky to pull in 10,000 together. After all the “Motley will never your with Poison”, “Cheese still sells” lines Nikki has gone on record to state, count this one to Mr. Sixx eating crow as usual. Anyways here are the dates if you care:

May 29 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
Jun. 07 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jun. 09 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Jun. 10 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Jun. 12 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Pavilion
Jun. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Jun. 15 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Jun. 17 – Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
Jun. 18 – Las Vegas, NV – [to be announced]
Jun. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Jun. 21 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Jun. 22 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jun. 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Jun. 25 – Milwaukee, WI – Bradley Center
Jun. 26 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Jun. 28 – Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
Jun. 29 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 01 – Tinley Park, IL – FMB Amphitheatre
Jul. 02 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jul. 03 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Jul. 05 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
Jul. 06 – Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum
Jul. 08 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Jul. 09 – Pelham, AL – Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jul. 10 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Jul. 12 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul. 13 – Hershey, PA – Star Pavilion at Hersheypark
Jul. 15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 16 – Camden, NJ – Susquehannna Bank Center
Jul. 19 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
Jul. 20 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Jul. 22 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul. 23 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Jul. 27 – Cheyenne, WY – Frontier Days
Jul. 29 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
Jul. 30 – Frederick, MD – Outlaw Jam 2011
Jul. 31 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Aug. 5 – Tomah, WI – Fort McCoy


Poison – Behind The Music

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Heavy Street is known for its cheese factor, but I’d like to think we do have our limits on this site. I woke up Saturday morning, and Poison’s Behind The Music VH1 special was on. Man, was it cringe worthy shit. I lasted about 10 minutes before I had to change the channel.

Like any other metalhead, I like the odd Poison song or two. They normally get cranked in my car (with the windows rolled up of course). You know their are dudes out there wearing their Brutal Truth, and Entombed shirts who know the lyrics to “Talk Dirty To Me”, but will take that secret to their graves. So yeah, the odd Poison song here and there is ok, but most of it is just rancid cheese.

I do also admit to seeing the band live in 1989 in Calgary at the Saddledome. The only reason I went, was because Tesla was opening up, and I loved that band. “Modern Day Cowboy”?….damn straight!!!  I stuck around for Poison, and did my first “meh” at the tender age of sixteen.

Anyways, where was I? Oh yeah!….if you wanna hear an annoying narrator talk about the band like they were such an integral part of the hard rock world. Or if you’re looking to delve more deeply into the complex relationship between Bret and CC, then this show will be right up your alley. All hail the bandanna, wig, and the most politically charged lyrics this side of Rage Against The Machine.


More fuel to the Bret Michaels hoax….

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Just heard that Bret finished performing live in Biloxi, Mississippi as part of a 100 date US tour, and appeared on Lopez Tonight. Didn’t he just get out of the hospital? Isn’t the recovery period six months for a brain hemorrhage?

I watched the Lopez interview, and he looks as healthy and fit as the last time I saw him perform with Poison last year (I got free tix…no really). Add to that, the front cover shot of Bret wearing his cheesy bandanna on his death bed with a freshly waxed chest, well I’m jus sayin’. He’s ironically got an album that’s coming out in four weeks, so I’m sure he’s gonna be milking this for a while.


Madmen = The Glam Metal of TV shows

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Madmen = The Glam Metal of TV shows

Ever have that friend who recommends you an album and says “yeah man this (insert band name) is totally f**cking heavy shit dude! you gotta check it out!”. Then when you do, its sheer utter dissapointment….well thats what watching season one of Madmen was like. I have a friend who told me this was the greatest show ever & that everything about it was brilliant. I ended up taking his advice & let me tell you……thats 13 hours of my life I will never get back.