Posts Tagged “Hotel In London”

Orange Goblin’s Ben Ward is currently hanging with the amazing trio of bands on this year’s Lords Of The Riff tour! Here’s how it’s going so far…

Day 4 – Wednesday March 19th – Another Day Off!

Woke up to the smell of bacon cooking as our good host served us up a full English breakfast and a pint of tea! Before we left Colchester we stopped off to pick up some sleeping bags (essential touring kit) and debated going to visit a zoo or a castle but everyone decided to get to the hotel in London and get some much needed rest. In no time we were back in the smoke and the band got some sleep whilst I managed to go home and do some laundry. Later that evening we all met up for some food at possibly the worst Chinese restaurant in the world before heading to The Red Lion in Leytonstone for beers.

We were joined by a few friends including Joe, the guitar player from Orange Goblin, and the night soon started to get messy as everyone started sampling the wide range of guest ales. We ended up back at a friends house drinking whiskey, wine, cider, more beers and whatever else was going whilst rocking out in the kitchen to Captain Beyond and Budgie. I don’t remember leaving but I must’ve staggered home at some point and the band jumped in a cab for the hotel. Days off RULE!

Day 5 – Thursday March 20th – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham

Off to the birthplace of Heavy Metal! The home of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest amongst many others. Everyone was feeling a little sceptical about this show as we knew that Red Fang, The Shrine and Lord Dying were playing across town and could seriously affect the turn out. With this in mind I did what anyone in my position would do……….I got in touch with my friends in Red Fang and arranged for them to put us all on their guest list for after Scorpion Child had finished!! We rolled into Brum around 3pm, found a place to eat and did some press before the doors opened. The turn out in the small room was great and all the bands put on a fantastic show. A fan arrived with an awesome cake for the bands (see pic) which I was amazed remained intact throughout the entire evening.

Unfortunately due to the timings of both shows we didn’t make it across town to catch up with Red Fang but we all considered the night another massive success for all involved. After the van got loaded we headed to a friends house, drank some beers and played the cheesy band name game, which involves trying to incorporate different cheeses into band names. I can’t take the credit for it but the best was ‘Crosby, Stilton Nash’!!! Tomorrow, the Lords of The Riff head north!

Fri 21 Mar – SHEFFIELD Corporation (SC closes)
Sat 22 Mar – GLASGOW King Tuts (MT closes)
Sun 23 Mar – NEWCASTLE Academy 2 (SC closes)
Tue 25 Mar – NOTTINGHAM Rock City (MT closes)
Wed 26 Mar – LONDON Underworld (MT closes)
Thu 27 Mar – MANCHESTER Roadhouse (SC closes)

Tickets are on sale now. To buy online, visit www.seetickets.com (Sheffield shows),www.livenation.co.uk (Newcastle, London, Manchester), www.gigsinscotland.com(Glasgow) and www.alt-tickets.co.uk (Nottingham). See you at the front.

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Music-News.com last week conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons at the Sanctum Hotel in London, England.

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On January 14, NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen was interviewed by his official web site, The Escapist, at his hotel in London, England during the recording sessions for the band’s new album, “Imaginarium”.

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SB Arts TV has posted video footage from last night’s b>Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards 2009, which were held at the Park Lane Hotel in London, England.

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According to Classic Rock magazine, the heavy hitters and major players of the rock music industry all gathered together tonight at the Park Lane Hotel in London to celebrate the winners of the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards 2009.

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LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH, ZZ TOP, IRON MAIDEN and AEROSMITH members are among the musicians who are attending tonight’s (Monda, November 2) Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards staged by Classic Rock magazine at the Park Lane Hotel in London, England.

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Norwegian journalist Kristin Winsents, who was threatened with bodily harm by Dave Mustaine after she aired a video report focusing primarily on the MEGADETH mainman’s brief tenure as the guitarist in METALLICA, has released the uncut version of the entire 25-minute interview, which was conducted on August 7, 2009 at the Langham Hotel in London, England.

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MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has commented on the interview he gave to Norway’s Lydverket blog on August 7, 2009 at the Langham Hotel in London, England in which he spoke at length about his brief tenure as the guitarist in METALLICA.

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Norway’s Lydverket blog conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine on August 7, 2009 at the Langham Hotel in London, England.

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Norway’s Lydverket blog conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine on August 7, 2009 at the Langham Hotel in London, England.

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