By CJ | August 14, 2009
So hi to you all… Been a crazy couple of weeks with Sonisphere, the Kerrang! awards and then our small trip to Germany.
Sonisphere was a strange one. We turned up around 5 pm and had a full 6 hours of press, which is good but when you’re on stage at 12.15AM not the best of plans. Anyway we all managed to stay up and the show was a little strange. We tried out some new amps and they did not quite work according to plan, hence our major sound problems. Next time we will try out new gear in rehearsals and not at a major festival. Problems aside I really enjoyed the gig and the tent seemed to be rocking.
Next up was the Kerrang! awards and they were a hoot. It’s always nice when we get invited anywhere and to win an award was very cool. It was a good night and catching up with old friends is always great, I did not party all night but I know various members of the band did not get to bed till 6AM… fools.
Well after the awards we had to fly to Cologne and seeing Scott at the airport my plan not to go crazy at the awards payed off, he was a in a right state and in need of some sleep. After a short flight to Germany we made it to our gig only to find out that Buckcherry had to cancel as their singer was ill. We got bumped up to headline and had an amazing show, our first headliner in Germany. On the bus feeling victorious we settled in to our 7 hour drive to Berlin.
Berlin was cool and although the gig had been cancelled we got to go to the Ramones museum and did a bunch of German press. Berlin is a great city and I’m looking forward to playing our own shows there. And the food is good.
Well I’m home now in London knee deep in pizza dough and sauce as I’m cooking for 6 tonight. Hey if you’re very lucky I may post a recipe for the best pizza this side of NYC… Let me know and I will stick it up.
Well that’s all folks… be good and take care… CJ