Dragonfly was the place to be in Hollywood, California on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Fresh off their performance at the Grammy Awards two nights before, AC/DC was in town to film a video for their new single “Rock the Blues Away” from their latest album ‘Rock or Bust.’
We had a great time and met people from Italy, Brazil and Argentina, who all flew in just for the video shoot.
Special thanks to Jennifer Martinez for keeping METAL SHOP ROCKS informed of the location of the shoot… after driving around town all morning, she finally found the location… YOU ROCK! -Ralph
Late January can be like one long slow news day, so a live 80’s Metal All-Star Jam was a welcome experience in early 2015.
On January 21st, Metal Allegiance blasted the Downtown Disney House of Blues in Anaheim, California with members from classic metal bands Exodus, Anthrax, Megadeth, Testament, Death Angel and Sepultura.
The show started with Scott Ian (Anthrax) and his spoken words stories. Scott talked about how sometimes he is mistaken for other rock stars by people he meets, noting one instance in a Los Angeles taxi, where the driver turned around and yelled at him, “your System of a Down!” LOL. The driver thought he was Shavo Odadjian because he also has a bald head and beard. The stories continued for about 30 minutes and then it was time for some kick ass tunes.
Hitting the stage first were Scott Ian, Frank Bello and Charlie Benante from Anthrax along with Troy Sanders from Mastodon, thrashing the S.O.D. (Stormtroopers of Death) gem ‘March of the S.O.D.-Sargent D & the S.O.D.’ and ‘Freddy Krueger.’
Next up was Rex Brown (Pantera), Chris Broderick (Ex-Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), amd Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), rocking hard two Judas Priest songs, ‘Rapid Fire’ and ‘Victim of Changes.’
All night, this all-star jam kicked ass on songs from bands like Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Sepultura, Van Halen and Ronnie James Dio. Former DIO guitarist Jimmy Bain was a special guest.
It was an amazing show and we wish to thank Kevin Chiaramonte for making this happen for METAL SHOP… You Rock Kevin! Here are some photos and videos. -Ralph
Metal Allegiance Performers:
- Mike Portnoy (Ex Dream Theater)
- Troy Sanders (Mastodon)
- Alex Skolnick (Testemant)
- John Tempesta (The Cult)
- David Ellefson (Megadeth)
- Gary Holt (Exodus/Slayer)
- Scott Ian (Anthrax)
- Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)
- Mark Osegueda (Death Angel)
- Rex Brown (Pantera)
- Chris Broderick (Ex Megadeth)
- Frank Bello (Anthrax)
- Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
- Chuck Billy (Testament)
Here are some more photos. You can also view videos on the METAL SHOP YouTube page at this location – Click Here. -Ralph