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Slayer’s Tom Araya really hates touring. Here’s why, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

512At 54, he is tired. Misses his family and more. For an inside look at one of Metal’s God father’s of Metal. One of the original “Big Four!”. You can safely bet that hotels and airports are not on his list of things to do anymore…  

from VICETom Araya Sold His Soul to Slayer, But Was It Worth It? | NOISEY

“You’re in a bus all day, you stop at a rest stop, you go to work, you get back on the bus.
That’s it. It’s funny, recently we went to Europe to do press for the new album. We did three days in London, a day in Paris, a day in Norway, two days or three days in Germany. And people are like “Oh, that must be nice. Did you get to see much of Paris?” And I look at them, and say “See this room? Look around you.” And they’re looking around. “This is my Paris. It’s beautiful isn’t it?” [Laughs] That’s what I say whenever anybody asks me that, because we’re always in the hotels doing interviews and everybody asks me that. “Did you get to see much of Stockholm?” I’ll look around and I’ll show them the room. “How do you like it? This is my Stockholm. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? I like the drapes. Look at the couch. Wonderful.” And then you open the window and go “This is my painting, my picture. This is what I see.”

I could tell you what every airport in the fucking world looks like. It’s a sad day when you can do that, let me tell you that.”

for the rest of the cool interview, go here! VICE

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Posted by Chuck Gee - August 3, 2015 at 6:47 AM

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Roadies, I mean “Concert Technicians” make good money!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0


With the Record industry in the toilet due to digital downloading. It seems no one is making any money this days with recorded music. So how are bands surviving? By touring relentlessly. According to “The Wall Street Journal”, the big money makers are the Roadies. Now known as “Concert Technicians”. It’s no longer sex and drugs for back stage passes to meet the band. We got a whole new crop of professional and somewhat computer geeks running the shows behind the scenes. Even Guitar techs can make a lot of bank with a touring act!

Sign me up!




Here is a snippet of the great article. Hit this <LINK> for the rest of it.

Roadies: Unlikely Survivors in the Music Business – WSJ

One typical roadie job—sound engineering technician—pays $57,000 a year, on average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (The figure doesn’t take into account the legion of roadies who are self-employed.) Surveys by the Berklee College of Music say a “front of house” live-sound engineer—the person who controls what concertgoers hear—earns at least $60,000 a year, and can top $120,000. Road managers can earn $125,000 or more. Tour coordinators? $175,000.


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Posted by Chuck Gee - March 26, 2015 at 8:04 AM

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Paul Stanley’s voice/vocal timeline, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

My friend Al turned me on to this YouTube video of the ever changing shape of Paul Stanley’s voice over the years. I, like the creator of the YouTube video isn’t knocking Paul Stanley or KISS. They hit one out of the ball park over and over again. And though formed in early 1973, they have outlived their toughest critics and continue to sell out arena’s all over the world!



Posted by Chuck Gee - January 11, 2013 at 4:25 PM

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Kick Ass Cables Black Friday Cable Special!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

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Posted by Chuck Gee - November 21, 2012 at 8:20 AM

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