(Thu Jul 16) I'm about to go onstage in Walker, MN for Moondance Jam.... at a bar on the venue property that holds only 500 people like the Cabo Wabo. The festival got rained out completely. Three day annual fesitval, 10 thousand campers, 30,000 people. Torrential rain, flooding everywhere, electronics underwater. A real mess, looked like Woodstock...
I woke up this morning saw two people on horseback riding on the beach pass my house in Cabo I was a little groggy from a dinner party/tequila/rum/beer/fine wine party. Ouch. So I didn't look up because I didn't want to do any photographs or autographs this morning.
Thursday night cooking steak and pasta with Toby Keith at his house!
Friday night Jammin with Grace Potter in Oklahoma City, Saturday afternoon drinking tequila/Mezcal margaritas with Adam Levine in Cabo -- does it get any better than this?!?!
I'm loving this life "are we having any fun yet"?!. Whew!!!
During an interview with Sammy someone read what Eddie said about Mikey in Billboard and here’s Sammy's spontaneous response that he wanted to share in defense of his brother.
Original Billboard article: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6605231/eddie-van-halen-a...
I've played hundreds of last minute shows at the Cantina but last night (Monday) I was so surprised at how many redheads were in town --it was packed!!
There has been a lot of speculation whether or not the annual birthday bash will be in Vegas or Cabo. Let me make it clear that Vegas was a temporary substitute due to the hurricane. Everything is back to normal with the same dates as always October 7, 9, 11, 13 and a few surprises in between.
Will let everyone know ASAP when tickets will go on sale.
Friday we threw another epic Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert at a killer SF venue - The Masonic Theatre. I wasn't sure we'd be able to top it in our 2nd year but man did we ever! When James and I envisioned this we knew what we didn't want it to be - another stuffy charity event that you walked away feeling bummed out about. It's awesome to see that we've created the opposite - it's as big a party for the artists on stage as it is for the fans!
Rehearsal for Acoustic-4-A-Cure was amazing with Jerry Cantrell, James Hetfeld, Joe satriani, Chad Smith, Vic Johnson and myself. (along with some musicians to accompany us individually). It's going to be a night of some spectacular duets the way it shaping up now. Big surprises this year and for an amazing cause. We want to thank everyone in advance for their support! www.acoustic4acure.org
The pics say it all. I lost my voice early on like the beginning of the show ha ha. Not funny. The Redheads saved me again. The show actually was unbelievable – one of my favorites ever because of the fans and the Wabos lifetime dedication and commitment to the party and the music. I'm extremely happy with tonight's show even though it may be in the top three of my worst vocal abilities ever but I must say there were some magical moments that were in the top three best ever as well!!! Love love love them Redheads.
May is "Better Hearing and Speech" month, so this is a great time to raise awareness about hearing loss as well as for people to hear Sammy talk about the transformative process people go through when their hearing is restored.
Seeing these kids' faces' light up is just the most amazing experience. Throughout the day it took some getting used to, but once I started, we just were rolling!