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    Hellbent for Denim and Leather: Judas Priest/Saxon Concert Review

    My best friend Jamie McClintic and I went to another amazing concert.
    This time, it was the legendary metal band Judas Priest, along with another legendary metal band Saxon.
    Saxon went on first and were just superb.
    This was the first time I ever saw them live, and they did not disappoint.
    They are on their 35th anniversary tour right now.
    To me, Biff Byford, Saxon’s lead singer, is one of the best singers out there, and the band are just phenomenal.
    They have so many great songs and albums, and consistently put out great new music every year or two.
    If anyone has not heard them, I recommend you give them a listen.
    Now, on to the main event: Judas Priest!!
    This was my 5th time seeing them, and they always amaze me.
    Especially their lead singer Rob Halford.
    I’ve said it many times but I’ll say it again and keep saying it:  he is truly one of my favorite singers and a hero to me.
    I was able to speak to him in 2002 on a radio call in show, and he was very nice.
    After more than 40 years as a band, Judas Priest are still one of the best metal bands in the world, and like Saxon, are still putting out great new music.
    In my opinion, their new album Redeemer Of Souls, in which they played 4 songs from tonight in Cincinnati, is an amazing album.
    If anyone has not seen either Judas Priest or Saxon, please do so.
    They are both amazing bands.

    Judas Priest Band Members:

    Saxon Band Members:

    Judas Priest Set List:

    1. Dragonaut
    2. Metal Gods
    3. Devils Child
    4. Victim Of Changes
    5. Halls Of Valhalla
    6. Love Bites
    7. March Of The Damned
    8. Turbo Lover
    9. Redeemer Of Souls
    10. Beyond The Realms Of Death
    11. Jawbreaker
    12. Breaking The Law
    13. Hell Bent For Leather
    14. Encore:  The Hellion/Electric Eye
    15. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
    16. Painkiller
    17. Living After Midnight

    Saxon Set List:

    1. Motorcycle Man
    2. Sacrifice
    3. Power And The Glory
    4. I’ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
    5. The Eagle Has Landed
    6. To Hell And Back Again
    7. This Town Rocks
    8. Princess Of The Night
    9. Crusader
    10. Heavy Metal Thunder

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    The Who/Joan Jett Concert Experience

    Well, I’m back home after seeing one of the best concerts I have ever seen.
    My best friend Jamie McClintic and I went to see The Who, with Joan Jett And The Blackhearts opening, in Columbus at Nationwide Arena.
    Our seats were supposed to be up in the nosebleeds, however, we got upgraded to a lower level, and it could not have been much better than this.
    Joan Jett And The Blackhearts started the show, and wow, did they rock.
    Joan Jett is an amazing singer/songwriter/musician, and has a great band.
    She played many favorites, and one song from her latest album, Unvarnished.
    This was a great way to start the show.
    Now for the main event: The Who!!!!
    Even though original bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon are no longer with us, Who singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter/singer Pete Townshend are still rocking out better than most people ever can/could.
    They played so many great songs.
    Roger brings Pete’s songs to life like no one else can, and Pete is the ultimate rocker and songwriting genius.

    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Set List:

    1. Bad Reputation
    2. Cherry Bomb
    3. Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
    4. You Drive Me Wild
    5. Light Of Day
    6. Love Is Pain
    7. The French Song
    8. Fragile
    9. I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll
    10. Crimson & Clover
    11. I Hate Myself For Loving You

    The Who Set List:

    1. I Can’t Explain
    2. The Seeker
    3. Who Are You
    4. The Kids Are Alright
    5. I Can See For Miles
    6. My Generation
    7. Behind Blue Eyes
    8. Bargain
    9. Join Together
    10. You Better You Bet
    11. I’m One
    12. Love Reign O’er Me
    13. Eminence Front
    14. A Quick One (While He’s Away)
    15. Amazing Journey_Sparks
    16. Pinball Wizard_See Me, Feel Me
    17. Baba O’ Riley
    18. Won’t Get Fooled Again

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    Best Night of My Life: The Rolling Stones w/Kid Rock Opening Concert Review

    Happy Sunday everyone!!
    Well, a dream finally came true for me last night.
    What you might ask?
    I saw “The Greatest Rock And Roll Band In The World” The Rolling Stones in concert!!!!
    They played at Ohio Stadium in Columbus for more than 2 hours, and I swear it was the best night of my life.
    They played so many hits and the show just got better and better all night.
    For anyone who wants to make fun of them and say they’re too old, think again and go see them live.
    They are better than everyone.
    Trust me, I have seen nearly everyone I want to see in concert, and no one holds a candle to The Rolling Stones.
    I actually cried a little when they played their song “Gimme Shelter”.
    Maybe some of you think that’s weird, but I don’t care.
    That is how special this night was for me.
    It truly was a dream come true, and I honestly do not expect this concert to ever be topped.
    Oh and Kid Rock opened and he was fine (not a big fan), but I was there to see The Stones.
    Truly the best night of my life.

    The Rolling Stones Band Members:

    The Rolling Stones Set List:

    1. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
    2. It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll ( But I Like It)
    3. Let’s Spend The Night Together
    4. Tumbling Dice
    5. Doom And Gloom
    6.  Bitch
    7. Wild Horses
    8. Hang On Sloopy
    9. Paint It Black
    10. Honky Tonk Women
    11. Before They Make Me Run
    12. Happy
    13. Midnight Rambler
    14. Miss You
    15. Gimme Shelter
    16. Start Me Up
    17. Sympathy For  The Devil
    18. Brown Sugar
    19. Encore:  You Can’t Always Get What You Want
    20. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

    Kid Rock Set List:

    1. Bawitdaba
    2. Good Times, Cheap Wine
    3. You Never Met A Motherfucker Quite Like Me
    4. American Bad Ass
    5. The Star-Spangled Banner
    6. Midnight Rider/Cowboy
    7. 3 Sheets To The Wind (What’s My Name)
    8. Cat Scratch Fever
    9. All Summer Long
    10. Forty
    11. Born Free

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