Dirt - Thursday, Dec 06

 Had a great birthday, culminating in a night cap at a quiet pub on Broome Street when in walks Young Guns!   What a surprise!   Love those guys, so we had a toast to me and to their continued success!  Find them on the road now through Dec 23….This is important and something to check out and participate in if you can, as it truly is the meaning of the holidays. The increasingly massive 12-12-12 benefit concert to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts will now be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday, Dec 12th, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. The show will be broadcast worldwide on TV, radio and the Web, with an estimated one billion viewers or listeners potentially tuning in globally. Among the TV and cable channels carrying the concert in the U.S. are CBS, AMC, HBO, MSG, Showtime, VH1 Classic, Fuse and PBS. Websites that will stream the broadcast include AOL, Hulu, MTV, Yahoo, Vevo and more. The show will also be beamed into movie theaters in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area via satellite. The show’s organizers said in a statement, “The fact that so many major media companies are joining forces to distribute and stream this important event to homes worldwide will enable us to create a tremendous and unprecedented fundraising effort on a global scale to benefit the victims of this devastating storm.” The concert’s all-star lineup includesFoo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and a newly added Eric Clapton. All money raised through ticket sales for the event will benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy via the Robin Hood Foundation.  Sandy lashed the East Coast in late October, devastating parts of New York and New Jersey, causing more than 100 deaths and leaving behind tens of billions of dollars worth of damage.   Tickets for 12-12-12 are on sale now through www.ticketmaster.com, www.thegarden.com and www.radiocity.com. Ticketmaster is waiving its ticket service charges for this event.   VIP packages, donation opportunities and more information on the Robin Hood Foundation can be found at https://www.robinhood.org/take-action/SandyRelief.aspx. More info on the show is at http://www.121212concert.org/    ….My old pal director Wayne Isham has directed the DVD of Metallica’s Quebec Magnetic.  It’s coming out next week, but we will have a surprise for you coming soon, so be sure you are a registered hardDriveRadio Radical and hit the home page now to do so if you aren’t!….Stone Sour announced their tour with Papa Roach, and we’ve got it in Road Rage, where you will also find the new tour deets for Sevendust with Lacuna Coil and Sweden’s Avatar!  Wish they were coming to NYC!  Guess this means ROAD TRIP!   I will try to get to the Allentown, PA show if I can! Speaking of Stone Sour, their next single will be a track off House of Bones & Gold-Part 2.  Get ready, people! And I have the first official single from Bullet For My Valentine‘s Temper Temper album called “Riot.”   And I will play it as soon as they send me a clean version without the F bomb in it!…Congrats to these bands for being nominated for a Grammy!  Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
Anthrax  ‘I’m Alive’
Halestorm ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’
Iron Maiden ‘Blood Brothers’
Lamb of God ‘Ghost Walking’
Marilyn Manson ‘No Reflection’
Megadeth ‘Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)’
Wonder who Lou Brutus will be voting for?????………………
And finally today,  I want to meet the fellow who paid $50,000  for an expired California diriver’s license once owned by Slash!  First, where did it come from?  Second, why?   Really?  $50,000 could be spent in oh so many better ways, don’t ya think?   Hilarious!

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