I am going to write something more extensive on this event as it gets closer, but here is the express menu preview for you curious few. Basically, last year was devoted to all things Watershed, both the new CD "Brick and Mortar" and the book "Hitless Wonder". It was lots of work, tons of fun and many things went right. You can read all about it here .
As 2013 started, I shifted my focus to getting pencilstorm.com off the ground and so far, so good. It's like a Colingawel.com on meth with all my smart friends helping out. Check it out. As always, I've got a bunch of new song ideas kicking around but to be honest, my brain just isn't ready to go there. My brain is tired of relentless prodding for it to do more work. It just wants to drink beer and play Cheap Trick songs. Thus the idea for "Why Isn't Cheap Trick in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame?" was born.
"Why Isn't Cheap Trick in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame?" will be performing two FREE shows of all Cheap Trick covers that will surely make you long for the real Cheap Trick. The first show is Thursday April 18th at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio. Why that night? As you know, Cleveland, Ohio is the home of the actual Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, BUT.. that same night in Los Angeles, the induction ceremonies for the Rock Hall class of 2013 will be taking place. And once again, Cheap Trick has been snubbed. This show is a protest show to hopefully draw attention to this shameful miscarriage of justice. We plan on performing every year on this night until justice is served and Cheap Trick gets their rightful respect and is welcomed into the hall.
We will also be performing another FREE show the next night at KOBO on High in Columbus, Ohio, just for the hell of it. As the event gets closer, look for a big announcement at pencilstorm.com but until then, make plans to attend a show and help us in our protest.
To read my complete Cheap Trick song rankings click here you nerds.