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ROCKSTARS SAY THE FUNNIEST THINGS – A Spoken Word Performance Series!
The Garage, London

Featuring Scott Ian!

Tuesday 23rd October – Duff McKagan
Sunday 4th November – Scott Ian
Sunday 25th November – Chris Jericho

Mean Fiddler in association with TKO, proudly present three evenings of spoken word performances with members of Rock Royalty in the intimate setting of one of London’s rock institutions, The Garage. Duff McKagan, Scott Ian and Chris Jericho will, for one night, be live on stage like you’ve never seen them before as part of the series debut of Rockstars Say The Funniest Things.

With a whole evening dedicated to each rocker, the series opens as it means to go on with a man who needs no introduction; Duff McKagan*. After 12 years playing bass with Guns N’ Roses, the ongoing success from his band Loaded, and reuniting with former bandmates Slash and Matt Sorum in the supergroup, Velvet Revolver, Duff certainly has some stories to regale you with. On Tuesday 23rd October, McKagan presents ‘It’s So Easy: A Punk’s Review’ words and music from the book It’s So Easy (and other lies). As well as sharing memories from his musical journey, he will be playing some acoustic tracks and let the audience delve deeper into this life with a Q&A.

*Duff asks that we put an * by his name as he hates the term “Rockstar”, he prefers “rock dude” or something similar.

For the second instalment on Sunday 4th November, RSTFT brings an exclusive UK only Spoken Word performance from Scott Ian. The thrash metal hero best known for his raging rhythm guitar with the mighty Anthrax, Ian is also renowned for his stint hosting the VH1 Rock Show and interviewing some of all time greats including Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Stone Temple Pilots and Tenacious D.

On his inclusion in the line up, Scott Ian said; “This is something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. I’ve been travelling the world in the company of and hanging out with the greatest people on the planet for 31 years and I’ve got to tales to tell.”

The third musketeer joining this motley crew is frontman for heavy metal outfit Fozzy and World Wrestling legend, Chris Jericho. Jericho is one of the greatest showmen of the modern era, and on Sunday 25th November be prepared for uncensored tales from the roads travelled as both WWE Champion and with his band. As author of worldwide best selling autobiographies, time spent acting in film and in comic theatre, his 23 year career is access all areas for one night only.

Chris commented; “I’m really stoked to do my first spoken word performance in my second home of England…home of bangers and mash, William and Kate and One Direction. Rest assured I will be discussing none of these topics, however sex, drugs and rock n roll will be addressed!! See you soon…”

Whether you’re a rock fan or wrestling junkie, RSTFT is a must for anyone who loves to escape with a good story, as these three icons take to the stage for a no holds barred account of their experiences.

Tickets On Sale Wednesday 1st August at 9am | 0843 221 0100 | 0844 477 1000

£75.00 adv, first and second row seats allocated including meet and greet after the show
£50 adv VIP meet and greet tickets spread throughout the seated area
£18.50 adv standard ticket

Doors 7pm. The Garage, 20-22, Highbury Corner, London N5 1RD

Scott Ian: Guitar Center Dates

Yankee Stadium

August 8, 2012 7:00 PM
Guitar Center – Block At Orange
20 City Blvd W Ste 907D
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 385-9607

August 10, 2012 7:00 PM
Guitar Center
7425 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 874-1060

August 30, 2012 7:00 PM
Guitar Center – San Jose
3677 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 249-0455
August 31, 2012 7:00 PM
Guitar Center
5925 Shellmound St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 559-1055

Jackson Scott Ian Limited Edition ATL Soloist – Limited ATL Graphic Rosewood Fingerboard

Image courtesy of Guitar

Frank Bello Clinic Tour


Monday, July 23, 2012
Sam Ash Music
11805 Commons Drive
Springdale, OH 45246
(513) 671-4500

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Sam Ash Music
5700 Mayfield Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
(440) 446-0850

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Sam Ash Music
1887 Franklin Mills Circle
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 612-1339

Samson, Hartke, Zoom Bring “METAL MASTERS” Back!

Metal Masters 4 To Take Place In New York City At The Gramercy On September 7th!

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful Metal Masters clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, Metal Masters 4 will take place in New York City on September 7th at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00PM with the clinic starting at 8:00PM. Metal Masters 4 is bringing back some of the classic “Metal Masters” while adding a few new members to the list. As always, fans can expect some surprise appearances and unforgettable performances. Metal Masters 4 will be comprised of Philip Anselmo (Pantera/Down), Kerry King (Slayer), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Frank Bello (Anthrax) and newly added masters Billy Sheehan and Gary Holt (Exodus/Slayer).

If the still circulating buzz from Metal Masters 3 is any indication, Metal Masters 4 will not disappoint anyone who is lucky enough to see it. Metal Masters 3, which took place at the Key Club in Los Angeles, featured the “Metal Masters” demonstrating their personal techniques and styles used to create the music that millions bang their heads to every day. The highlight of the event came when vocalist and now returning “Metal Master” Philip Anselmo jumped onstage to perform Slayer fan-favorites “Angel Of Death” and “Raining Blood” before launching into 5 songs from the Pantera classic album, Vulgar Display Of Power. Anselmo and the “Metal Masters” comprised of David Ellefson (Megadeth), Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Kerry King (Slayer), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Frank Bello (Anthrax) and Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob/Flying Colors), blazed through “Mouth For War,” “A New Level,” “Walk,” “Hostile,” and “This Love.” Geezer Butler, of the legendary Black Sabbath, joined all of the “Metal Masters” on stage for the finale of “Hole In The Sky.”

“We’re extremely excited to be bringing the Metal Masters series back home to the East Coast with our most diverse and talented lineup to date,” says Mark Menghi, Samson’s Director of Marketing. “I say it every time and this time will be no different, but Metal Masters 4 is going to be the best one yet…”

Tickets are available for $20 and can be purchased HERE.