Friday, May 28, 2010

Some gear pics

Here are some pics from my stuff, taken during one of the last days. It shows my usual amp and effects setup, some guitars that I will take on tour for sure, just my second rack is still missing, I didn't put it together yet ;-)

First rehearsal block

We just finished the first block of rehearsals for the next tour and things were really great. Our crew was there to set up all the backline and monitoring stuff, we could check our gear, plan some adjustments and changes, and finally go through our list of 40 songs that we want to be able to play. We might still add some more songs to that list, we might kick a couple of others, but at least we have a big catalogue to chose from when we will finally play live again and talk about the setlists for each gig :-)
Talking about gigs, last week I had the chance to see Nevermore and Orphaned Land live again, and both bands were great. Nevermore even played 4 new songs already, even though their new album has only been released today. I immediately bought it but didn't have a chance to check it out yet, I will do thig right now after finishing this posting ;-)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rest in peace Ronnie

Unfortunately yesterday Ronnie James Dio lost the battle against his cancer and left a giant gap in the music scene. He was not only my fave singer and fronted 3 of my alltime fave bands, he was also one of the nicest and most humble people that I have ever seen in this business. Rest in peace Ronnie, my condolences to your family.