Karl's Corner - 09/21/2009

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2009/09/21 Yahoo/Guitar Hero Secret Show: West Hollywood, CA: The Roxy

2009/09/21 Yahoo/Guitar Hero Secret Show: West Hollywood, CA: The Roxy

***Special announcement - Shriner Big Rock Alert!
Scott is playing and singing in a special show this coming Saturday night (9/26) with an "all star band" including such luminaries as Duff McKagan from Gn'R and Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction. This rock show, taking place at The Roxy Theater on Sunset Blvd, is a benefit show for Scott Ford, a good friend of Scott's who is battling cancer. Tickets available from The Roxy. Onstage time is 11:30 pm. Support is Jason Heath and the Greedy Souls and there will be an auction of special items including a guitar from Gibson that will be signed by all the artists performing. All proceeds go to help Scott Ford's medical bills.

...As for the Weezer show that just happened at that same Roxy Theater...
Well, the guest list was very small, and while thousands applied, only a few hundred could get in to this exclusive and secret show at the Roxy. The show was officially a taping for Yahoo! and Activision's Guitar Hero 5, the results of which will debut this coming Friday 9/25 on Yahoo!. So there were a pile of TV cameras filming the proceedings, and you can see what you may have missed soon.

The set was a compact version of the Bleezer show set, cut down to roughly half an hour. But the energy on stage and in the crowd was very high indeed! And a new song was slipped in, "I'm Your Daddy", which hadn't been heard live since the Korea and Japan festival shows back in July and the Saratoga Springs "unexpected headliner" show a few weeks back. Everything went great, although the ending of the show was unintentionally anti-climactic, as it was not made clear by the powers that be that the end of the show was really the end of the show, so chants for an encore went down as the proverbial Elvis had already left the building. But all was well that ended well, and there ain't nothing wrong with a free Weezer show at the Roxy during one's lunch break!

It's been a long time since Weezer played here. Back in summer 1993 they played the main stage (looks a lot smaller now!) and later in December '93 they played the upstairs "On The Rox" lounge, site of today's pre-show interview. Since then...? Like I said, it's been a loooong time...





(click on any photo for a full size version)

The bottom row of photos is courtesy legendary SoCal punk/skate photog O, who loves himself some pit photo action! More at whatosaw.com.

...I did a pair of online interviews recently about various weez-ish subjects. One was with football365, here (registration required), and the other was with the new fansite weezercountry, here.

Upcoming album Raditude - Sidney sez click cover to see me bigger!

Raditude album tracklisting:

Standard album:
1. (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
2. I'm Your Daddy
3. The Girl Got Hot
4. Can't Stop Partying
5. Put Me Back Together
6. Trippin' Down The Freeway
7. Love Is the Answer
8. Let It All Hang Out
9. In The Mall
10. I Don't Want To Let You Go
(11. The Story Of My Life - iTunes bonus)
(12. Kids/Poker Face - iTunes pre-order bonus)

Deluxe also includes:
11. Get Me Some
12. Run Over By A Truck
13. The Prettiest Girl In the Whole Wide World
14. The Underdogs
(15. The Story Of My Life - iTunes bonus)
(16. Kids/Poker Face - iTunes pre-order bonus)


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