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 Cxjtc So excited to see the Anniversary again after 15 years. Great energy, good setlist. Expectations exceeded. The Anniversary / Laura Stevenson / Field Mouse Sep 09, 2016
 Sgale5 About World Classic Rockers NICK ST.NICHOLAS’ music career began in Toronto when he first formed a band called the Mynah Birds, a group of unknowns that would begin the careers of the king of funk, Rick James, and Neil Young of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. One year later he would assemble another band called The Sparrow. Using an unknown lead singer, John Kay, as their front man, and little money in their pockets, Nick drove the band from Toronto to the Sunset Strip in search of a record deal. Once in Hollywood, the Sparrow would soon change their name to STEPPENWOLF and a film that would become an instant classic, “Easy Rider,” would launch their biker anthem, “Born To Be Wild” into rock and roll history. Nick toured and recorded on many of their gold and platinum albums including “Early Steppenwolf“, “Steppenwolf Live“; “At Your Birthday Party“; and “Monster.” Some years later, he began his quest to form another band that would appeal to an entire generation. But this time it would not be a group of unknowns, he would instead seek to combine the talents of several of the most prominent musicians, singers and songwriters whose work represented a number of smash, popular chart-topping hits from the greatest bands in the world. The end result of his efforts is the formation of the WORLD CLASSIC ROCKERS, who are closing in on two decades of outstanding performances. Along the way have clearly become… the ultimate classic rock all-star band. All great bands must have an exceptional foundation as the backbone behind the music. As one of the elite drummers in music history, AYNSLEY DUNBAR made his mark during the ‘70s recording on chart-topping hits with David Bowie and Frank Zappa, however he is best known as the original drummer for JOURNEY with whom he recorded and co-wrote four albums including their hugely successful album, “Infinity“, which featured mega-hits “Wheel In The Sky,” “Lights,” “Feeling That Way” and “Anytime.” As the end of the decade neared, he joined Jefferson Starship where together they recorded the smash hit songs, “Jane” and “Find Your Way Back.” And the ‘80’s would prove to be no less successful as he moved on to join Whitesnake in 1985. With Aynsley on drums, they recorded the band’s commercial breakthrough album “Whitesnake 1987” featuring chart-toppers and MTV video favorites, “Is This Love” and “Here I Go Again.” Representing the South, LYNYRD SKYNYRD rocketed to fame during the ‘70’s with Southern rock mega-hits “Sweet Home Alabama”; “Free Bird”; and “Gimme Three Steps.” It appeared the band’s fast rising star would be cut short when their chartered plane crashed killing several members of the band in 1977. However, Lynyrd Skynyrd regrouped ten years later. Allen Collins who had since been paralyzed in an auto accident hand-picked RANDALL HALL to replace him in the band. During the next seven years with Randall on guitar and vocals, the band would perform sold out tours throughout the world while recording three hit albums, “Southern By the Grace of God,” “Lynyrd Skynyrd ‘91” and “The Last Rebel” achieving one of the most inspiring comebacks in rock history. To date the band has sold over 36 million records. In the words of Carlos Santana, “GREG WALKER’s music is a wonderful combination of street and church music; ‘street” being raw, sexy, warm and naked; ‘church’ being spiritual, inspirational soulful and sincere.” For more than a decade with Carlos Santana, Greg thrilled audiences worldwide with this dynamic, charismatic style, earning no less than 8 gold and platinum albums with the SANTANA band. He shares Santana’s soulful R&B style which is clearly evident on the Santana hits he recorded including “She’s Not There”; “Stormy”; “Open Invitation”; “Dance Sister Dance” and many more as well as live renditions of the classics “Black Magic Woman”; “Oye Como Va” and “Evil Ways.” Greg recorded and co-wrote on several albums including “Amigos”; “Moonflower”; “Inner Secrets”; “Beyond Appearances”; “Havana Moon” and “Viva Santana”. Vocalist, FRAN COSMO, was initially featured as lead singer on Barry Goudreau’s self titled solo album, which served as a prelude to the formation of the band, Orion the Hunter. Together they released the hit single “So You Ran.” Soon thereafter, Fran joined the super-group Boston as their lead vocalist on the multi-platinum disc, “Walk On.” With his sky-high vocals leading the way, the album soared to #7 on the Billboard Charts. Several years later, BOSTON would release their next album, “Corporate America” which featured Fran on lead vocals on four of the album’s tracks and marked the return of original lead singer, Brad Delp, to the line-up. The band embarked on a national tour that featured both Brad and Fran performing together on stage. No classic rock band could be complete without the driving sounds of the Vietnam War era, an era that not only defined a generation, but perhaps a country. Nick called on his former band mate, MICHAEL MONARCH, an original founding member and lead guitarist of STEPPENWOLF to provide the World Classic Rockers with the undeniable sound that turned Steppenwolf’s mega-hits “Born to Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride” into two songs whose popularity would span three decades and continue to be fan favorites throughout the world. After his career with Steppenwolf, Michael continued to be a successful recording artist, including his memorable work with Janis Joplin on her “Kozmic Blues” album. No successful band would be complete without standout back-up support. Widely respected musicians DAVID COYLE, MARK HOYT, and JUAN del CASTILLO have become fan-favorites of WCR performances. As a lead guitarist, Coyle studied at the Juilliard School of Music and has worked with Broadway singers and recorded on a number of soundtracks while developing his unique style on the 6-string. David has been with WCR for over 10 years now. Meanwhile, Hoyt, one of the finest keyboard players around, has become a sought after session and live performance musician working with such names as; Mike Reno (Loverboy), Mickey Thomas (Starship) and Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) along with many other various well known recording artists. His sizzling keyboard licks along with his uncanny ability to recreate vintage synthesizer and keyboard sounds for live application make him a perfect addition the World Classic Rockers. The band had pursued Juan del Castillo for a number of years. It pays to be persistant……with Juan finally joining WCR in 2013 lending his incredible lead vocals to the Journey hits highlighting original drummer, Aynsley Dunbar. With all of the pieces in place, the World Classic Rockers have set forth to bring audiences to their feet night after night in a stage performance packed with hit after unforgettable hit. The proof of their success has been evidenced by the incredible audience response. They continue to make an unforgettable impression at corporate events, fairs, festivals and clubs across America and throughout Europe, the Far East and Africa. They have indeed become… the ultimate classic rock all-star band. The Army Ball Sep 08, 2016
 Sgale5 by Megan Smith, Courier staff Despite the pouring down rain and flashes of lightning, more than 7,000 eager fans gathered at Fort Campbell's division parade field cheering in anticipation for country music sensation Montgomery Gentry to hit the stage. The multi-platinum country duo held a free concert for Soldiers, family members and the community Wednesday night at 9 p.m. The duo, both Kentucky natives, said they wanted to perform at Fort Campbell to show their ongoing support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. "It's American, baby," said an excited Eddie Montgomery. "All of our American heroes are overseas right now, and we do not want to forget them. This is the least we can do for our freedom, and this is how we show our support and appreciation for what the Soldiers are doing for us." "Fort Campbell is just right down the street, and we wanted to come home and show our support and love," added Troy Gentry. "It's totally awesome to be here, and we want to thank the Soldiers and their families very much." Montgomery Gentry just returned home from a two- week concert tour in Iraq. "Iraq was an awesome experience; it is something I will never forget," Gentry said. The concert was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., but rain delays postponed the music. "No one left the concert because of the rain," said Morale, Welfare and Recreation special events coordinator Alex Krohn. "We had some die-hard fans out here." Once the rain let up, opening act, Grammy-nominated country music singer and song writer Keith Anderson, got the crowd to their feet by singing his hit songs Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll and Pickin' Wildflowers. When the energetic, honky tonk duo took the stage, they rocked the house singing their southern rock hits Didn't I, Something to be Proud of' and My Town. During the show, post leaders presented Keith Anderson with a 101st Airborne Division wooden plaque and presented a large Screaming Eagle statue to a teary-eyed Montgomery Gentry. In exchange, Montgomery Gentry gave Fort Campbell a Montgomery Gentry guitar presented to Garrison Commander Col. Larry Ruggley. Ruggley said to the duo he will proudly hang the guitar in the headquarters building. During the presentation the crowd let out chants of 'USA' and Col. Ruggley led the audience in a variety of "hooahs" and "air assaults" in honor of the singers. Before the concert, Montgomery Gentry met with four Soldiers wounded in OIF who are currently undergoing treatment at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. "This is what it is all about," Montgomery told Great American Country during his meeting with the wounded Soldiers. Montgomery said it was an honor to be able to perform for the troops doing what he loves. "It has nothing to do with money for us," Montgomery said. "It comes from the heart because our brothers and sisters are fighting for us, and we want to make damn sure we stand behind them 100 percent. You don't have to like the war, but when our heroes go over there and fight for us, you better be backing their ass." The concert was filmed by Great American Country and will broadcast June 18. Free to Rock Sep 08, 2016
 Sgale5 I don't remember Sister Hazel, but the Allman Bros were great. The Allman Brothers Band / Sister Hazel Sep 07, 2016
 Sgale5 Epic show! Jon Demo spend Christmas with Theresa and me. His friends and I took the train to Frankfurt, we brought alot of booze to drink while we waited to get inside. I dropped an unopened bottle of Crown Royal while crossing the street in front of the Festhalle. We shrugged it off and drank beer. Christmas Rock Festival 89' Sep 07, 2016
 Sgale5 Great concert! Went with my friend Jon Demo and my wife Theresa. The crowd was moshing during Cult's set and Theresa lost her footing. Jon and I both reached down and lifted her to safety before she got trampled. Aerosmith / Cult Sep 07, 2016
 Sgale5 One of the best concerts I've ever seen. Ted Nugent got pissed at someone in the audience throwing firecrackers at him on stage and jumped into the crowd to fight the guy. Done with Mirrors Tour Sep 06, 2016
 Sgale5 Oh and to boot, the headliner ripped off the hit song from the opening act. I don't remember Animotion singing Obsession, but Power Station did it in their line up. Hmmm Power Station / Animotion Sep 06, 2016
 Sgale5 I loved Power Station as soon as I heard Tony Thompson banging out the intro for Bang a Gong on Saturday Night Live (16 Feb 1985). But, when Robert Palmer left the band later that year Michael Des Barres was brought in to fill the gap.Jimmy Hodson and I took the MARTA train downtown to see them live and soon found ourselves surrounded by thousands of screaming pre-teens all fainting over John Taylor. What a disappointment. Power Station / Animotion Sep 06, 2016
 Sgale5 Alice Cooper was my first concert. I went with Dad and Dee and a friend of Dad's got me backstage to meet the band afterwards. This was back in Alice Cooper's drinking and drug days, so he was gone as soon ans the show ended, but I did meet his band and backup singers. Special Forces Tour Sep 06, 2016
 Sgale5 Went with Scott and Jim Brown. Missed the opening act who was John Butcher Axis. Signals Tour Sep 06, 2016
 Danielle1988 What a night.. met OBS, had drinks and got autographs !! :D Teenage Kicks / One Bad Son Aug 26, 2016
 Audunm Couldn't find Rock im Park 2004. Close enough Rock am Ring 2004 Aug 20, 2016
 Warren Z Northcote Aug 17, 2016
 Driver 8 01. "Don't Go Where the Road Don't Go" 02. "I Wanna Be Your Man" 03. "It Don't Come Easy" 04. "The Loco-Motion" (Mark Farner) 05. "Nothing from Nothing" (Billy Preston) 06. "No Sugar Tonight" (Randy Bachman) 07. "People Got to Be Free" (Felix Cavaliere) 08. "Boris the Spider" (John Entwistle) 09. "Boys" 10. "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" (Randy Bachman) 11. "You're Sixteen" 12. "Yellow Submarine" 13. "My Wife" (John Entwistle, w/o Ringo) 14. "I'm Your Captain" (Mark Farner, w/o Ringo) 15. "Honey Don't" 16. "Act Naturally" 17. "Back Off Boogaloo" 18. "Groovin'" (Felix Cavaliere) 19. "Will It Go Round in Circles" (Billy Preston) 20. "Takin' Care of Business" (Randy Bachman) 21. "Some Kind of Wonderful" (Mark Farner) 22. "Good Lovin'" (Felix Cavaliere) 23. "Photograph" 24. "No No Song" 25. "With a Little Help from My Friends" Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band / Randy Bachman / Mark Farner / Billy Preston / Felix Cavaliere / John Entwistle / Zak Starkey / Mark Rivera Aug 15, 2016
 Ahartline anyone know the address to this venue? All Night Diner Aug 14, 2016
 Mary001 Pierwszą osobą którą zobaczyliśmy po tym koncercie był Piotr Metz wychodzący ze Snoba ;) OFF Festival Aug 08, 2016
 Katy Grace HELD MY HAND and gave me a GP guitar pick. Front row on my birthday. Best birthday ever! Grace Potter Aug 04, 2016
 Rocker57 First time Kacey Musgraves headlined her own show in Canada. C&W Rhinestone Revue Aug 03, 2016
 Michael Curtis cancelled Korn / Deftones / Ozzy Osbourne Jul 20, 2016