I want to personally Thank each and everyone one of you, all the Artists who performed and all the Great!! peeps who came out to Slidebar 24 hours ago on Tuesday night. Its been nonstop since then as its the first Metal Jam before NAMM. What an Incredible show. You guys gave it your ALL!! It was a night of guitar vocals bass drums metal shredding beyond any other Metal Jam that Ive ever been to. I couldnt believe my eyes and ears how good everyone was. The Amazing bands... that played Jessikill, Railgun, NovaReign lit up the night with smokin hot performances. The unbelievable performances happened all night long. I think it was all over when Kyle Hughes got on the drums with Mick Crystal, Sebo Xotta and Tommy Pittam on guitars and Rob Farr on bass. They opened with Black Tiger and it sounded fierce with Giles Lavery on vocals. Jesse Damon rocked the house with Forever and his set with Vinny Vinciguerra on Drums. Then Giles Lavery again mindblowing version of Riot Johnnys Back with 3 generations of Riot band members in the house watching. I was standing right next to Mike Flyntz current Riot guitarist and oh man Eli Santana, Sam Harman, Kyle Hughes, Micky Crystal, Johnny Blade Astonishing!! Then Courtney Cox Marc Lopes Matt Thompson Jessie Sanchez Luke Man Danny Nobel playing Mercyful Fate and King Diamond was off the chart good!! Then Holeee Shittt!! Marc Lopes with Priest and Accept was on FIIIIIRE!! with Matt Thompson just annihilating these songs on the drums and Eli Santana Jessie Sanchez Johnny Blade It was just nonstop Metal Jam insanity. Thank you guys for a truly AMAZING!! Time Thank you to my partners Michael Angelo Batio and Brando Von Badsville for making it happen again this year!! Thank you to Joe Candelaria for Stage Managing this 44 member band. Thank you to the drummer Alan from Jessikill for letting us use his double pedals when SIR brought only a single pedal. Its a metal show duh!! Special Thanks to Shant Keulian of Archies Ice Cream for serving us FREE Ice Cream akll night and to Josh from Slidebar and the entire staff for giving all the Artists drinks all night with an open bar. Special Thanks to Michael Angelo Batio who is a Brave Warrior and played acoustic songs with me at the end of the night to close the show with John Mader from Booker T and The MGs. What a thrill to play those Thin Lizzy songs with Johnny Martin ARMY Sam Bam Colton and Alex Kane. Drogoth tore up the Motorhead and ACDC. Theres plenty more I could keep writing about but Ive got to wake up and go to NAMM NAMM NAMM. Are you guys ready??? GREAT TIMES!! and Thank you for the GOOD VIBES!! AMAZING SPONSORS!! Thank You SO Much DV MArk and MarkBass WOW!! Sebo You RULE!! Dean Guitars, MASS Destruction Inc, Archies Ice Cream LOVE LOVE LOVE, dDrum, Emoire Ears, Mezzabarba nice combo amp I wanted to play through that little monster. Cheers Everyone!! That was kickin out the Metal Jams for sure. You guys/gals RULE!!
Last minute addition: joining us at Neil And Michaels Metal Jam is John Mader from Booker T & The MG’s, Hamilton, Pat Benatar, Steve Miller, The Family Stone, Patti Austin. John will be joining Michael Angelo Batio, Tommy Pittam and myself for a special acoustic set dedicated to our mutual dear friend Masae Balagia
Special MC Host for part of the show will be Jimmy Kay from The Metal Voice who joins us all the way from Montreal, Canada. Stop by and say hi to Jimmy!!
Spinning music on the outdoor patio will be DJ Crazy Craig from KNAC