Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Thank you!

Thank you to all that attended the show on July 2nd. It was a blast and we will be doing it again soon.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The El Cajon Grand at it's new 3,000 sq. ft. Location. Venue includes:
The bands are shown on all 8 big screen tv's
, Free Shuttle ride home on Friday and Saturday nights (Driver works on tips)
pool tables, 8 big screen tv's, seating patio area for smoking, horseshoe pits and much more! Now located at 351 W. Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020
619.444.0949 See You There!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

The New Grand in El Cajon

Be sure and come to see us July 2nd at The New Grand in El Cajon. The place is amazing! They have outdoor seating on a patio with a horseshoe pit and a free shuttle to get you home.

Friday, April 30, 2010

New Show/New Songs

So new songs including Coming Undone by Korn, Mr. Brownstone by GnR, Immigrant Song by Zep, Bad Co by Bad Co, Free for All by Nugent, Anthem by Rush, and Round & Round by Aerosmith. Should be fun!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Next gig has been booked!

We will be performing live at The El Cajon Grand on Friday July 2nd at 9pm. We are adding about 10 more songs to our set list so come on out and see us.

Monday, April 19, 2010

More gigs

Well it looks like we will be doing more shows. The guys have all committed to moving forward with this project and it's going to be a lot of fun!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Great Show!

3:30 AM-Just got home & am trying to unwind in the jacuzzi with a great cigar. Thanks to all our family & friends for all your support. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the way-I'm deaf now.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Time's Up!

Only a few more hours to listen to the songs a few hundred more times, do my breathing exercices, practice my screams, drink my warm tea & honey, perfect my autograph skills, etc, etc, etc. See you all tonight!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

What a blast!

I can't begin to tell how much fun this has been for me to reunite with this great group of men. We were like brothers 30 years ago and we are again. It has been a pleasure to work with these fine musicians. We are going to rock the hell out of Spring Valley Saturday night!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Scorpions Blackout from our last practice-3/20/10.

Local Props

A shoutout to Ryan from B's Keg in El Cajon-one of the many local outlets that are advertising the show.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Rush Excerpt

Ok-So here's an excerpt of our impromptu playing yesterday of Temples of Syrinx by Rush. This was the song I auditioned for Steve with when we first met. I got neutered yesterday before practice so I could sing this.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

One Week From Tonight!

Great practice today. One week & counting til the big show. A nice exclamation point on a really great three months. Thanks guys!

Our 1st Group Autograph

For our buddy Dave Coy back in Iowa (his idea). Do you have any idea what a $17 shirt is worth when signed by all of us??? $17.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Green Manalishi

Less than two weeks & counting til the big show. Here's Green Manalishi by Priest sung by Jim from last Saturday, with my Halford imitation thrown in at the end.

A Vocal from the elusive Frank!

Yes friends-an actual recording of a vocal by Frank DOES actually exist! Here's Rock & Roll Suzie from last Saturday, a Pat Travers tune.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Stoney Dunlap 1962-2008

Ever since we decided to do this I've been looking for my old friend Stoney (Jack) Dunlap, who came to many of our shows back in the day & was a big fan, cuz I knew he'd love to attend. I've been able to find little hints of his whereabouts but never able to fully track him down.

Today, unfortunately, I did. Rest In Peace my friend & God bless.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Here's the two ACDC tunes together. Dirty Deeds from early January & Whole Lotta Rosie from last Saturday 3/6/10.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Stuff

Here's a couple from yesterday's practice-Full version of Enter Sandman by Metallica and Rock & Roll by Led Zepp.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Any Orders???

Straight from the studios of Patton Brothers Design.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Reader Shout-Out

The Steamroller is in motion! We're in tomorrow's 3/4/10 Reader. Please pick up a copy. The online link is:

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Off The Cuff

So I'll be honest-As a Christian I have some conflicts in posting this audio and wouldn't play it in concert. However-in the interest of posting some audio that is totally raw & off the cuff, here is ACDC's Highway to Hell, played spontaneously during our 1/30/10 practice. We have never played this before so this is without any practice whatsoever, now or 30 years ago, as you can tell by the hectic ending. However, pretty good for no practice!

Just wanted to give a shout-out to all my Santana High School friends from last night & those that couldn't make it as well. Looking forward to seeing all of you next month at the show-get your shots!!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Feb 26th Practice

So we missed Jim last night (with his UGLY flu situation) but had a productive practice anyway, sans the bottom end. One month to go exactly, and we are fine tuning & just about ready. We could honestly do a show right now, but with another month we will be awesome (well at least in our minds).

We all wish Jim a speedy recovery & look forward to next Saturday with our rhythm section & UFO vocals intact.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

So Steve was out of town last weekend so Jim & I just got together to work on background vocals. Here's a small sample of a couple of our new songs we started working on during our last practice a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Original Scene of the Crime(s)

Anyone that knew us 30 years ago-look familiar?? Complete with outdoor urinal (at least on Friday & Saturday nights).

Monday, February 15, 2010

The lyrics to 40 songs is a lot to remember when I can barely remember last week. I'm just sayin.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Frank had to leave early on Saturday so here's Ozzy's Over The Mountain without rhythm/backing guitar-Only lead guitar, drums, bass, & vocals. RAW BABY!!!!!!
So we have decided to scrap Bad Girlfriend by Theory of a Deadman. Great song but not our style. In it's place I'm excited to add Enter Sandman by Metallica, as well as Whole Lotta Rosie by ACDC, a couple more Priest tunes, a MSG (if you don't know don't worry about it) tune, & another UFO tune sung by our UFO specialist Jim, WITH ME ON KEYBOARDS!

Should be an interesting time between midnight & 1:30 AM!!!!!!!
So we just got good news & bad news about the 3/27 show. The good news is that we get 25% of the bar tab so a special shout-out to all our alcoholic friends-PLEASE ATTEND!! The bad news (for us) is that instead of playing 9-12 as planned we have to play 9-1:30 to get paid. So we're adding a few songs.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

OK-So this is an extremely hard song to sing & play, and if I was in my right mind (never accused of being in my right mind) I wouldn't post this til it was perfect. But in the interest of logging our progress between our 1st practice & the show in March, here is Sweet Child O Mine by Guns n Roses, from our 2/7/10 practice, complete with a missed step-down at the end & our discussion & correction. KEEP IN MIND-TINY DICTATION RECORDER.

So I'm excited that Jim & I are getting together with his acoustic guitar in a couple of weeks when Steve is out of town to nail down our lead & background harmonies. Maybe I'll post some "Unplugged" sessions. In the meantime, here's a better version of The Prisoner by Iron Maiden from our 2/6/10 practice.

Here's our new Reader listing.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Here's Jim vying for my job with Lights Out by UFO from our 1/30/10 practice.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pics from our 1/30/10 practice

Thanks to Jim's friend Cheryl for coming out & taking the pics!

Pics from our 1/30/10 practice

Thanks to Jim's friend Cheryl for coming out & taking the pics!

After another week of practice, here's a better version of Love Removal Machine at the proper speed. (1/30/10)

Here's Lil Devil by The Cult from our 1/30/10 practice

Here's a blues number from our 1/30/10 practice-Day of The Eagle by Robin Trower

Saturday, January 30, 2010

30 years ago & now. Taking pics for the flyers & getting ready for the show.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Practice & pictures for the flyers tomorrow. In the meantime-Neon Knights by Black Sabbath.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

OK, one more, only cuz it has a good Eruption intro, and interesting screams, grunts, & sounds in the break. You Really Got Me.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Metalheads Only!!! Ides of March & Wrathchild by Iron Maiden-2/23/10 practice. Sorry bout the feedback-still working on the practice positioning & sound.

Here's a snippet from Blackout-1/23/10 Practice

Monday, January 25, 2010

One more from our 1/23/10 practice, our 4th-Atomic Punk by Van Halen. Sounded perfect live but for some reason the recorder picked up too much guitar flange. Hey-this isn't a perfect science man!

For you hardcore metalheads, here's The Prisoner by Iron Maiden from our 1/23/10 practice.
OK-Rumor is that our fans (both of them) are hungry for some more nasty practice audio. Can't imagine why, but here you go-Love Removal Machine by The Cult from our 1/23/10 practice (needs to be sped up but you get the idea).

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Week 4

Had our 4th practice today and we are sounding better and better every time we meet.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

OK-One more. This time it's Too Hot to Handle sung by Jim, complete with his terrible British accent introduction, while I get a throat massage.

Here's some more nasty audio from the 1/17/10 practice-"Hell Bent for Leather" by Priest with a couple "Bloodstone" snippets (which we decided to learn & add to the set that day) thrown in.

More of Steve from 1/17/10 with Eruption partials

Here's Steve farting around with parts of Eruption by Van Halen, without any practice.

OK-Here's some more raw audio-this time from after the ugly Charger loss on Sunday (so there's an excuse). Ain't Talkin Bout Love anyone?

Monday, January 11, 2010

OK-So here my friends from only our second practice on 1/9/10 is the first completely raw, unmixed, unedited, audio-recorded with a small dictation device. Enjoy Dirty Deeds by AC/DC

Sunday, January 10, 2010

1/9/10 Practice-Screaming in Jim's ear, as if the music volume isn't loud enough.
1/9/10 Practice-Either Jim is going for a high note or is just tired of watching my ridiculous moves.
1/9/10 Practice-Frank & Steve pounding it out.
1/9/10 Practice-Black was the color of the day. Songs much tighter than last week-lookin good!
1/9/10 Practice. When we asked Frank to start dressing a bit sexier it didn't go well.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Here's our ghetto practice space for the next couple of months.

Monday, January 4, 2010

We need more names. Please sign up here.

All Family & Friends-We are attempting to book a Feb show at one of the local clubs (Second Wind?) and need you to post your name & number of guests (under comments) if you plan on attending the show.



My fingers are on the mend.

Had a great time jammin' with the guys again. My fingers blistered up for the 1st time in years. Must have been the friction from playing the Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath tunes. Kick ass bass guitar in their songs.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Blisters, ringing ears, sore backs & throats, but we made it through four hours. First practice in almost 30 years. A week of recovery and personal practice and then round 2. At least 4 of us got to go home and rest-Jim had to go play 4 more hours with his country band-BRUTAL!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

OK-So 1st Sanctuary practice today FINALLY! Playing songs from our early 80's rock era, but trying to talk the guys into a couple of surprises-One current song "Bad Girlfriend" by Theory of a Deadman and best of all-a hard rock thrashing of a classic 80's ballad. More details soon, here & on Facebook.