Most of our blogs stay with the publishing and book industry, but when a story like this hits the scene, sometimes you have to step out of the box. Ozzy Osbourne just announced that the original lineup of Black Sabbath is getting back together. They will have a new album and tour to showcase this monumental event. Music is one of my first loves, first listening to Kiss back in 1977 and then seeing them in concert two years later when I was nine years old. From that point I’ve been a music fan, especially hard rock / heavy metal. However I love all music, except country, hip-hop top 40 and rap. A lot of the bands that I loved back in the 80’s are back and sounding just as great as ever. It always makes me think what concert never happened that I think would be great to see. I thought that I would spend any amount of money if Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd did a concert together. I would also have loved to see Iron Maiden and Metallica share the stage, even though I’ve seen both of them separately many times. I was too young to see Zeppelin, and now that John Bonham is dead, that will never happen. However the one band that I didn’t see and would love to catch is AC/DC. For some reason I’ve not been able to work that one out. I’ve seen over 250 concerts in my time and seen so many great bands, but I would have to say that when I shared a special moment with my wife Shannon in Las Vegas to see the G3 tour (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen) was the highlight of my concert life. I still love catching the old acts and live in Southern California where a lot of those bands still come. I took my 12 year old to see her first Kiss concert two years ago before Thanksgiving and she fell in love with them and that music. My wife and I felt it was important to take our kids to concerts and let them experience the joy of live music. Some of the bands we went to as a family are: Boston, Queensryche, Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Great White, Maroon 5, Train, Kiss, John Mayer and others. We are planning to see Cinderella in September. I think that all families should include their children to some of the concerts that come around, so they can explore the music we grew up with. The crap that is hitting the airwaves now is all they have to listen to.
What concert experiences do you have? What band or bands would you like to see that you haven’t? Looking forward in hearing your responses! All forms of music are welcome!
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