Friday night, Sayreville, New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom hosted That Metal Show Live. It’s not televised. It’s a chance for Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine to perform stand-up and for Eddie Trunk to tell stories, as well as for fans to Stump the Trunk.
All three of them interviewed Jesse James Dupree (Jackyl frontman). Afterwards, Jackyl was scheduled to perform a full show.
During the interview, they mentioned that a special guest who lives nearby will be coming out to perform with Jackyl. Shortly after 11PM, Jesse welcomed Darryl McDaniels, DMC of RUN DMC. DMC has recorded at Jesse’s recording studio and has performed at the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis.
DMC and Jackyl busted out awesome, super-rocked-out versions of the RUN DMC classics It’s Tricky and Walk this Way. Who knew Jesse could rap?!?!
Jackyl performed past midnight. This was a great show!
Shortly after lunch today, NYPD got a report that someone spotted a body behind the ‘Ripley’s Believe it or Not’ billboard on New York’s 42nd street. I gathered my facts from bystanders on the street, as well as facts from the Daily News.
The Daily News claims that on Tuesday someone saw a person jump, hit the Ripley’s sign and fall behind it. They also claim they’ve been looking for the jumper for two days. I suspect they got their facts wrong.
Story I got was that someone spotted the body behind the sign today, the Hilton hotel checked the security camera, saw that the person had jumped Tuesday.
Police offers draped a black sheet to block the view from onlookers.
In October, a man tried to jump from this very same observation deck, but ultimately negotiators talked him off the ledge. No idea if this is the same person they found today.
The lights are up and the music is pumping at Christmas on Manhattan. No, not Manhattan, New York. Manhattan Ave in Waldwick, New Jersey.
Every year, the family sets up an awesome Christmas light display. It’s probably the best in Bergen County. Tune your radio to their home pirate radio station and enjoy watching the lights blink in harmony.
Here are photos I took at Pie Face on 7th Avenue in New York City on March 25th 2014. It was super cold out, but it didn’t affect Gilbert Gottfried’s humor. He entertained the crowd for hours. Lots of famous and/or rich people showed up to donate money.
In the photos and videos, you can see most of these contestants.
Vivica A. Fox
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Columbia Records and AC/DC did a really cool thing. They had a listening party for their new album, Rock or Bust, which doesn’t even come out for two weeks. Anyone who signed up on the TicketWeb site got into the event (which was at Webster Hall in NYC) for free.
Everyone also received free Bud Lite beer, an AC/DC Rock or Bust t-shirt and a collectible laminate. There were also contests for signed posters, tattoos and a signed electric guitar. Unfortunately, there was no food. People had been waiting since 3pm. We were starved.
Gary Baba Booey Dell’Abate from the Howard Stern Show did a great job hosting, although he seemed really nervous.
They showed a film about the making of the music video, played every album track and later on Angus Young, Brian Johnson and their record producer, Brendan O’Brian came out to speak about the album. They were very difficult to understand.
Other than the tool that hit me in the head/soaked me with his beer, it was a great night.
Today, this was the view from my office window. A guy was was contemplating suicide on the ledge of the Dave & Busters building. It began around 2:30PM and ended shortly before 5pm when the negotiator was able to talk him in.
The selfish asshole cost all those businesses millions of dollars and caused rush hour delays for many.
Tens of thousands of fans are in New York City this week for ComicCon 2014. This event is huge. Fans get to meet-and-greet with entertainers in town to promote their upcoming projects.
Not only did we catch Homer Simpson resting in Times Square, but we saw some of AMC-TV’s The Walking Dead cast outside ABC’s Good Morning America.
Greg Nicotero (Director), Steven Yeun (Glen) and Michael Cudlitz (Sgt. Abraham Ford) were super-friendly with the fans. Lauren Cohan (Maggie) not so much. Maybe, she’s shy. They took the time to pose for photos, sign autographs, yuck it up.
While we were there, we saw singer Jessie J leaving.
The Howard Stern gang had a memorial for Wackpacker Eric the Actor/Midget outside SiriusXM radio. Jennifer Hudson was leaving after being interviewed by Howard. Mariann from Brooklyn got her to sign the card and sang for her. Fans and Stern staffers also signed the card and left Eric’s favorite drink, Pepsi.
In the photos…Michael Fox, Joey Boots, Marianne from Brooklyn, Jim McClure, Speech Impediment Man, High Pitch Erik, Lisa G. Very cool people.
Oktoberfest at Action Park/Mountain Creek/Crystal Springs was awesome as always. This year we had a special surprise. Chris Caffery of Savatage and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra performed with the Grammy award winning Jimmy Sturr Orchestra.
Chris started by doing some polka songs and then busted out Kiss’ Rock and Roll All Night. He’s an amazing guitar player.