Archive for September 4, 2007

Patrice Beaudette at Highschooltributes.com, the website that brought you Christine Sixteen: A High School Tribute To KISS and Chrisine Sixteen 2, has re-launched their website in conjunction with their upcoming release:

TEACH’EM ALL : A HIGH-SCHOOL TRIBUTE TO METALLICA

The CD will be available sometime in April 2008 and the planned tracklisting is:

  1. Seek & Destroy
  2. Creeping Death
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
  4. Master of Puppets
  5. The Thing That Should Not Be
  6. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  7. Eye Of The Beholder
  8. Enter Sandman
  9. Sad But True
  10. I Disappear
  11. Am I Evil (originally performed by Diamond Head)

I’ll have more details on this release in the coming months…..stay tuned!

They always say that nothing in life is free so, when I received an email from Live Nation last week stating I was entitled to two free tickets to see Heaven & Hell, I was skeptical.

I went to the Heaven & Hell tour stop at Mohegan Sun Casino in May. It was an excellent show with all three bands (Megadeth and Machine Head opened) performing extremely well. I had such a great time that I was definitely in for the second leg of the tour…..until I saw the prices and charges. I don’t mind paying $66 for a ticket to see H&H, Alice Cooper, & Queensryche but I couldn’t stomach the extra $22 in Ticketmaster fees…..that’s a third of the ticket price. The tour stops at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA this coming Sunday (9/9/07) and, as of last week, I wasn’t attending. Then the email arrived with an offer for two “free” tickets…..

I get all the Live Nation emails because I fill out all the venue surveys they send. When I saw the Extreme reunion a year ago, I filled out a survey at the venue…..I’ve received Rolling Stone magazine for free ever since. Now I fill them all out.

So this email states that I am able to receive two free general admission lawn seats for the Heaven & Hell show as long as I pay the ticket fees of $7 per ticket. So it’s not entirely free but $14 for two lawn tix is better than the $174 I would have paid for two seats under the pavilion roof. I figure it’s a bargain I can’t pass up for a better show lineup than the one I saw already. The tickets are printed and I am going Sunday! Free is always for me…..well almost free!