VOA, wow 32 years. I can't believe how belligerent I was at this time about Russia pulling out of the 1984 Olympics -- that's what the statement was all about, the voice of America! I actually watched the video for VOA a few days ago and laughed my ass off. First off, Sammy acting (ha ha) strike one. Then, the amount of money that was spent was incredible.... no one could get away with that today! The video cost nearly $400,000 and came out of my share of the royalties like every other artist in those days, ouch!!!
Met up with John Mellencamp for Rock & Roll Road Trip
Just filmed Rock 'n' roll road trip with John Mellencamp. One of my favorite interviews in my life. John is the real deal. It was really great, him and I hit it off even better than I expected.
I've always been a fan, I knew him and I could connect on some soulful level and we did. We played a song which is an old blues folksong called "Delia". No rehearsal or anything so it was raw, rough, and ready, but very cool song.
We are so happy Acoustic-4-A-Cure has been a continued success and allowed us to contribute so much to this amazing organization. I want to thank Melissa Etheridge, Tommy Lee, Joe Satriani, Pat Monahan, John Mayer, and my partner James Hetfield and all the other musicians and especially the fans that helped make this happen again this year.