Yesterday was a ‘metal’ day!

15 Apr

Yesterday after work, my wife and daughters met me at Shibuya Station.

They had bought a number of gifts for me!

Among them was the current issue of Tokyo Journal magazine with Gene Simmons on the cover dressed like a samurai:


and the Classic Rock magazine with the members of KISS on the cover wearing business suits (like an updated version of their “Dressed To Kill” album cover):


It came with two compilation CDs.

From there, we went to a ramen restaurant for dinner and then headed to the “O-East” club for the reason we were there…to see the Skid RowUnited World Rebellion: Chapter One” concert!

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I did an interview with bassist Rachel Bolan last month about this concert, among other things.

After that interview, the members of Skid Row kindly gave my family and I guest tickets to their Tokyo show that included special seating…and backstage passes to meet the band after the show!

It was a great show!  They played songs like “Let’s Go” and “Kings of Demolition” from their new album, as well as their classics such as Slave To The Grind“, “18 And Life” , “I Remember You“, and of course “Youth Gone Wild” !

My wife had also bought a few 色紙 (Japanese paper boards) that are sometimes used for autographs, which the band signed for us.

My wife, our daughters and I all had an excellent time and were treated like V.I.P.s by the members of Skid Row!

Thank you Rachel Bolan, Scotti Hill, Dave “Snake” Sabo, Johnny Solinger and Rob Hammersmith!

16 Responses to “Yesterday was a ‘metal’ day!”

  1. hollywoodsam April 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

    metal for the whole family ^o^ …


    • tokyo5 April 16, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

      Haha! Yeah, that’s right! \m/


  2. ddupre315 April 16, 2014 at 7:03 am #

    Wow! You have a charmed life, what a great day for you. How was the music on the new album sounding?


    • tokyo5 April 16, 2014 at 7:47 am #

      Thank you! Yeah, I’ve been lucky!

      Their new album is divided into three EPs. Chapter One is out now … and it’s excellent!
      Everyone should buy it!


  3. Metal Odyssey April 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    WHOA! Now, that IS a METAL DAY! I’m so psyched-out for you and your family, to have that V.I.P. experience with the legendary Skid Row! NICE!! Excellent mags too! WHOA again! 🙂 \m/\m/


    • tokyo5 April 16, 2014 at 12:31 am #

      Thanks! Yeah, it was great!

      It was my youngest daughter’s first concert ever. An excellent first concert experience!


      • Metal Odyssey April 16, 2014 at 12:37 am #

        I’ll say! A memorable first concert experience for her, indeed! Kudos to Skid Row for being so nice and down to earth! Makes me feel so glad to be a fan of Skid Row! 🙂

        And… You ROCK \m/\m/


      • tokyo5 April 16, 2014 at 12:47 am #

        Yeah, all of the guys in Skid Row are very down-to-earth and kind!

        Scotti Hill has a Japanese wife, by the way.


  4. mikeladano April 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    I need that Kiss magazine!


    • tokyo5 April 16, 2014 at 12:29 am #

      The Tokyo Journal one is pretty cool too!


      • mikeladano April 16, 2014 at 4:19 am #

        Thanks for the tip!


      • tokyo5 April 16, 2014 at 7:44 am #

        Do you have the issue of Rolling Stone with KISS on the cover?
        I need to get that one next!


      • mikeladano April 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

        No I do not. I was just looking for it yesterday.


      • tokyo5 April 16, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

        Isn’t it easy to find there?


      • mikeladano April 17, 2014 at 1:48 am #

        It should be, I only tried one store so far.


      • tokyo5 April 17, 2014 at 7:21 am #

        I still haven’t gotten that one yet either.


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