Thursday, September 9, 2010

With a Rebel Yell

I cried, "Mo! Mo! Mo....concerts!"
Last night I enjoyed seeing two rock icons play live right in front of me. My friend Sue and I went to the Riviera Theatre to see Billy Idol and Slash rock it out. Of course we had to make our way close to the stage for an up close and personal (and LOUD) rock show.
Slash was first. Myles Kennedy (from the band Alter Bridge) was the powerful lead singer who sang songs from Slash's solo album plus Velvet Revolver and Guns N Roses tunes. So much fun! Todd Kerns was awesome on bass, too. Photobucket
This was the third time I've seen Slash live. I saw him with GnR in the 90's and with Velvet Revolver about five years ago. He's such an amazing guitarist.
Here's one of the best guitar riffs ever!



Then came Mr. Idol. His lip was curled and his abs were six packed. This 54 year old can still rock it. He sang favorites like "Dancing with Myself," "White Wedding," "Flesh for Fantasy," and "Mony Mony" (Hey! Hey what!).
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Rebel Yell!

These girls were grinning and rockin through the concert, and our ears are still ringing today!
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What's your fave Billy Idol or Slash song?

31 comments:

lyfizgud said...

I LOVE the vids!!! I didn't even know that you shot those!!! AWESOME!!!
Todd Kern was awesome, as was Slash, Myles AND Billy...amazing!!! For sure the loudest thing I have ever experienced...or is that just because I'm getting old? haha
My favorites were a bunch by Slash that I don't know the names of (ha) and for Billy I'd have to go w/ Mony Mony and Rebel Yell...GREAT show :o)
And I want MO MO MO concerts, too :)

Jo Schaffer said...

Woooot! I just love watching Billy. He had such the sexy bad boy thing down.

Candyland said...

OOOOMMMGGGG. I love me some SLASH!!!!

Candyland said...

Oh and I have to go way back to GnR for November Rain:)

Lola Sharp said...

Remind me some day to tell you my Billy Idol story...from back in the day. (I totes turned him down!) I've loved him since his Gen X days.

I love Slash and Billy! And I love that you both have sparkly shirts on and a rocking out! My kinda girls. :)

Anita said...

I had SUCH a crush on Billy!

Kim Kasch said...

Looks like you had a good time getting out with the girls

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I play guitar, so I think Slash is amazing.

Kelly said...

Sue- Thanks so much for going with me!! So much fun!
Jo- Definitely a sexy bad boy persona!
Candace- Slash is amazing!
Lola- You must tell me that story!
Anita- He still looks pretty good!
Kim- Yes, gotta do that sometimes!!
Alex - He is one of the best!

Denise said...

How fun! Gotta go with a GnR song for my fave. Paradise City!

Anita said...

Wait! Is that silver nail polish you're sporting? Gotta get some!

Kimber said...

I'm a Hot in the City gal, largely due to it being the theme song from Booker (yep, 21 Jump Street spin-off). Love that Billy Idol.

Nathalie said...

White Wedding totally rocked the 80's! I just downloaded it the other day! Slash...well, Slash is in a league of his own. I must say though, I kicked his butt in Guitar Hero!

Kelly said...

Denise- They played that song and it was awesome!
Anita- That was a last minute decision to paint them as I was waiting for my friend. I usually never have time to wait for nails to dry! The polish is Revlon Steel-her Heart.
Kimber - Unfortunately he didn't sing that or Cradle of Love. I wish he did!
Nathalie- My oldest son didn't know who Billy Idol was but he sure knew who Slash was because of Guitar Hero(and his guitar magazines)!

Sara McClung ♥ said...

Oh, white wedding FTW!!! <3

Dawn Simon said...

You are so fun, Kelly--and so photogenic! I think my favorite Billy Idol songs are "White Wedding" and "Dancing with Myself."

Kristi said...

Love the videos...and it's GOT TO BE White Wedding!

Solvang Sherrie said...

OMG, that had to be such an awesome concert! I love both of them and I've totally got my kids hooked on Billy Idol! Dancing with Myself is probably my favorite because I made a great video of my son when he was little, using that song :).

Bish Denham said...

Wow Kelly! You never cease to amaze me! At least this time I know who Billy Idol and Slash are! HA HA! I must say old BI looks darn good. I guess I'd have to say I'm most familiar with White Wedding.

Christina Lee said...

woo hoo made of AWESOME!

Justin Matott said...

I am SO jealous!

Kelly said...

Sara- Hey little sister what have you doooone?
Dawn- Good tunes that remind me of junior high!
Kristi- That was so fun to hear live right in front of me!
Sherrie- Awwww, I bet your little cutie was cute dancing with himself!
Bish- Billy has kept himself in good shape (physically and vocally).
Christina- Very awesome!
Justin- Try to catch the tour! A good time!

Rena said...

Definitely White Wedding! Glad you had fun!

Laura Pauling said...

Looks like fun! Rock concerts are so not me, but I can tell you love them!!

DLCurran said...

Mony Mony - brings back great memories! Love the pics you posted!

DEZMOND said...

Idol had a very successful concert in my Vojvodina as well, as people still talk about it :)
CRADLE OF LOVE would be my favourite of his songs.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Kelly--I think I know a great way for you to market your mg novel...Take it to concerts with you! LOL...I love how you enjoy your life. :)

Kelly said...

Thanks, Rena!
Laura - That I do!
DL- Thanks! Pretty soon I'll have more concert pics than of my children (Okay, not really...)
Dez- I like that song too, but Billy didn't play it! What up, Billy!?
Sharon- I just might have to set up a booth at each concert!

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Kelly-
O.M.G. Welcome to the Jungle where it's a nice day for a white wedding. I hate to admit this, but when I was sixteen/seventeen we used to go to the Riveria all the time. (It was one of the nightclubs back in the day). yeah, I was twenty-three, according to the fake id that didn't look a shred like me, and a back-up singer for Wham, according to my imagination.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time. :)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

How FUN!!! Love the photos and video! Thanks for this!