My Year in Rock Kicks Off Tomorrow – On A Boat

Since I got confirmation of tickets to the Radio Rock Cruise on Wednesday I have barely been able to contain myself.

In what promises to be a good year for gigging it all starts with a headline show from Danko Jones. But it’s not just him/them that I’m looking forward to.

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Hellfest v Sweden Rock – Between Rock & a Hard Place

So after a fairly nondescript year for live music in comparison to the past few years, 2015 looks to be turning into a classic one. Already announced in Finland are Amaranthe, Judas Priest, Nightwish and quite a few more gigs.

But for festivals two European dates stand out: Helfest 2015 and Sweden Rock. Quite a difficult choice.

 
 
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Modern Vintage – Modern Classic

For all my adult life I have been a fan of Mötley Crüe. They epitomised the sleazy glam rock genre perfectly and their band members seemed to live their life that way too.

This all changed during 1987 when Sixx (Nikki Sixx is the bassist) almost died from a heroin overdose. He subsequently cleaned up his act and wrote a book based on his journal entries called “The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star”.

This later became an album that was released in 2007 and Sixx A.M. was truly born (they were formed in 2006).

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