THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 69
AUGUST 15, 2022
ELM TREASON TIDBITS
– The new “PLAY LOUD LISTEN LOUDER” T-shirts will FINALLY be available next Friday!! WOO HOO! The “official” announcement will be here in next week’s newsletter… and a heads up: they will be heavily discounted. In fact, there will be TWO varieties and an array of color options to choose from. Stay tuned.
– We’re happy to say that the UPTOWN Q Facebook group now has 160 members!
– NEW TOYS! Bobby Steel landed a brand new acoustic guitar for his arsenal, and he is absolutely LOVING IT! It is a Breedlove Pursuit Exotic S CE. It is all Koa wood, in Edge Burst coloring and plays like a dream. Andy may be close to pulling the trigger a new ax as well in the very near future. We’ll keep you updated.
– Work on “WITHOUT A TRIBE” continues.
Your Input: Some silliness..
Okay, sometimes it’s okay to delve into the inane, the pointless and the goofy (hence, this newsletter and band)… I think we did this one before, but we have a lot more people subscribing to the newsletter now, and we had a bunch of fun with this…. so let’s do it again.
We’d love to get as many people to participate as possible.
What is your HEAVY METAL BAND NAME?
Andy’s is RANCID SPAWN
Bobby’s is INSANE TEMPLE (it’s BLEEDING TEMPLE if he uses his full first name)…
What’s yours? Cmon, it’s fun.
Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Poison drummer Rikki Rocket was 61 on Monday.
Guitarist/Vocalist Rick Derringer (of the Edgar Winter Group and The McCoys), turned 75 last Friday.
Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear celebrated birthday number 63 last Friday.
Jon Farriss, drummer for INXS, had his 61st birthday on Wednesday.
Singer/musician Joe Jackson was 68 on Thursday.
Eric Carmen of The Raspberries (and a solo artist, too) turned 73 on Thursday.
Bruce Dickinson, lead vocalist for Iron Maiden, had his 64th birthday last Sunday.
Arion Salazar, bass guitarist for Third Eye Blind turned 50 on Tuesday.
Saluting the Electronics from 1983!
Groovy Noodles Extra: From the Pen of Andy Roman
Got a few extra minutes? Love exclusive behind-the-scenes stories?
A brand new article from Elm Treason’s Andy Roman talks about the band’s first creative “disagreement” leading to one of their most loved songs…
Check it out here –> THE SOLE OF ELM TREASON <—-
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Laughing and living it up, July 2021 – Cibolo, Texas.
A SINGLE PLUM FLOATING IN PERFUME SERVED IN A MAN’S HAT… AND WHY NOT?
1 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga play the second of two sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. It’s Bennett’s last performance; a week later the 95-year-old singer, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, announces he’s retiring from performing.
5 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society reports that a recently identified new species of ancient crocodile has been named Lemmysuchus Obtusidens in honor of Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister.
10 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Kiss and Motley Crue donate $100,000 together to the families of the victims of the Aurora, Colorado, “Dark Knight” mass shooting.
18 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Rick James dies from a culmination of health problems – including heart issues, diabetes and stroke – at age 56.
25 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Rush drummer Neil Peart loses his 19-year-old daughter Selena to a car accident. A year later, Selena’s mother Jackie (Peart’s common-law wife) dies of cancer, leading Peart to take a long sabbatical from the band where he rides his motorcycle across North America.
30 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Opening for Guns N’ Roses at a show in Montreal, James Hetfield of Metallica is injured by the pyrotechnics, which burn the entire left side of his body. Metallica can’t continue, and Guns N’ Roses cut their set short after just 15 minutes when Axl Rose leaves the stage, upset over monitor problems. A near riot ensues at Olympic Stadium as fans are not pleased.
41 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The animated sci-fi film Heavy Metal is released. Although it shares its name with the hard-rock genre, the film isn’t intended to have anything to do with music, but instead is an anthology of various stories from the comic magazine Heavy Metal. Almost as an afterthought, an all-star soundtrack is added, featuring songs by Sammy Hagar, Devo, Blue Öyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Journey, and Black Sabbath, to name a few.
46 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Elton John begins a record-breaking 10-night run of concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
47 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The first all-female hard-rock band is formed when producer Kim Fowley puts together The Runaways, featuring Joan Jett, future Bangle Michael Steele, and Lita Ford.
58 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
With Beatlemania at a fever pitch, the group’s first movie, A Hard Day’s Night, debuts in America.
60 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Marilyn Monroe dies of a barbiturate overdose at age 36 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California.
That’s about right
The great Jimi Hendrix, before the fame, playing in Little Richard’s band. ALL KINDS OF COOL.
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