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More metal

By Tony Hicks
Thursday, August 28th, 2008 at 4:06 pm in Uncategorized.

I believe tickets still remain for Sunday’s big metal show at the Shoreline, which sounds like a Metal Hall of Fame induction ceremony: Judas Priest, Heaven & Hell (Dio-era Black Sabbath), Motorhead and the East Bay’s own Testament.

I’m going with four of my friends, at least a couple and perhaps all four of whom I saw Dio-era Sabbath with at 1982’s Mob Rules tour at the Cow Palace. We also saw Priest the same year, also at the Cow Palace, on the Screaming For Vengeance tour. It’s good to see that version of Sabbath get its due; My first concert was the the 1980 Day on the Green, when Sabbath was on the Heaven and Hell tour (also with Cheap Trick, Journey and Molly Hatchett.

The thing I most remember about the Mob Rules tour was that there wasn’t room in my buddy’s Camaro for my friend Joe (with whom I’m going Saturday) and I, so we rode from San Ramon to the Cow Palace in the trunk. My God, 15-year-old boys are stupid.

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4 Responses to “More metal”

  1. HeyJoe Says:

    Please write more about Metallica. We, your readers, want more Metallica.

    Metallica Metallica Metallica.

    Oh, but a little Air Supply would mix things up nicely; think of it as a Metallica/Air Supply salad.


    Now, more Mettalica please.

  2. Dave Mustaine Says:

    It’s nice to see something not Metallica related in your column, Tony. I, for one, think they’re real a-holes!

  3. Arnie Says:

    Dio era Sabbath is great and the first few Dio albums. Ronnie has a great voice.
    I like your taste in music Tony.

  4. HiMark Says:

    Almost as bad as buying a boat on someones credit card..