Last Updated — August 2, 2017

Donna Keene-Laskowski
December 12, 1957 - March 18, 2014

Donna

On March 18, 2014 my wife of 33 years passed away from cancer. I was the luckiest person on Earth to have someone so loving and beautiful to be with a guy like me. She was extremely tolerant to all my imperfections and was so giving to allow me to pursue this hobby. Donna also was the greatest mother of all to our daughter, Anna. At least now she's someplace with no pain and enjoying some great music with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, John Bonham, Ronnie Montrose and many, many others. And as would most likely be Donna, she's probably asking them for their autographs for me.

Love you, Don. We miss you.

Hey there and welcome to my autographs page! Overall, it's a bit "pointless" but I guess I just want to show off a bit and display the over 400 individual rock and roll autographs I've been fortunate enough to acquire over the past number of years.

Music. It’s always been there for me. Since the days of listening to WABC-AM radio in the 60’s to WDHA-FM and CDs to satellite radio and MP3s, it’s been there. I wish I could say that I enjoy ALL types of music, but all I can say is that I do enjoy a wider spectrum of music now than I did in my younger years! Obtaining these signatures has been and still IS a blast for me. I've equated this hobby to fishing. Sometimes you're there for hours, waiting...sometimes you get a bite and sometimes you don't. But when you do get that ”bite”, it certainly does feel rewarding!

I need to mention that I owe a great, great deal of thanks to a few people. First, my wonderful friend Dave Iozzia of davesontour.com for graciously hooking me up with so much great stuff! Check out his site and his awesome drumstick collection!! Many thanks, Dave...YOU ROCK! Vintage Vinyl Records in Fords, NJ...thanks to their many in-store appearances of so many great bands. Also, the folks at WDHA-FM for their outstanding friendship and courtesy...allowing me to just "hang out" whenever they had some in-studio guests coming by. Terrie Carr and Curtis Kay...you guys are THE BEST and continue to be the ultimate DJ's on the radio! And the many other places where I've just stood for hours, just waiting, without being hassled (too much, anyway). Thank you all so much for letting me share in the moments to meet these artists!

And, of course, thanks to the many artists here who were courteous and patient enough to sign whatever crap I stuck in front of them. For the most part, everybody was very cool about throwing down a signature for me. And for those very few of you who were a little grumpy about it...HEY! It's great to be a huge music fan and then have the opportunity to meet the artist(s) face-to-face and say thanks for some great tunes.

Recently I’ve come to the conclusion that there are some artists that I will, most likely, never get to meet in person so I've embarked on additional sources to supplement my collection. One has been some online auctions and the other has been through sites like Pledge Music and Newbury Comics where you are able to buy pre-signed items. I will make note of which items are purchased items and which are from auction sites. I went through a burst of getting auction items but I’m not going to do too much of that anymore because, to me, it diminishes the thrill of getting the autograph in the first place! Plus, it can get expensive!!

I hope that whoever you are that views this site will get a kick out of seeing it as much as I enjoyed getting these autographs! These ain't for sale! I just like getting 'em…that is unless there's someone who wants to pay me a couple of thousand $$$ for one, well...maybe we should talk! And, if by some chance, you are a famous rock and roller who stumbled by this page and would like to add to my collection or just wanna chat about this stuff... E-MAIL ME!! at pldesigns@comcast.net (PS- Put something like "Phil's R&R Autographs" or something like that in the subject line so I don't think it's junk e-mail and delete ya!!) Enjoy! Later....


Please Note: I have these autographs split over 2 pages. In some cases, when you click on a link to those names listed M through Z, the images may not load fast enough to drop you at the correct spot. Therefore, you may need to scroll up or down a bit!

1910 Fruitgum Company

NEW Mindi Abair

Addicted to Pain

Adrenaline Mob

NEW Rob Affuso (Skid Row)

Age of Evil

Doug Aldrich

Tommy Aldridge

Alice In Chains

NEW All That Remains

NEW Gregg Allman

Almost Queen

Alter Bridge

America's Got Talent 2010

NEW Paul Anka

Angel

Another Animal

Phil Anselmo

Anthrax

NEW Michael Anthony

Anvil

UPDATE Carmine Appice

Vinny Appice

NEW Kenny Aronoff

NEW ARW

ASIA

Dan Aykroyd

Sebastian Bach

Bad Company

NEW Badflower

Jimmy Bain

Frankie Banali

Bar 7

NEW Barb Wire Dolls

Gary Barden

Willie Basse

NEW Beach Boys
(Mike Love & Bruce Johnston)

Reb Beach

Beatallica

NEW Tony Bennett

Andy Biersack
(Black Veil Brides)

Greg Bisonette

Black Country Communion

Black Sabbath

NEW Black Star Riders

Black Stone Cherry

Blondie

Blue Oyster Cult

NEW Michael Bolton

Joe Bonamassa

NEW The Bongos

Jason Bonham

Bon Jovi

Graham Bonnet

Muruga Booker

NEW Jim Bott

NEW Boy George

Breaking Benjamin

Bruce Bouillet

NEW Jeff Bridges

NEW Sarah Brightman

Eric Brittingham

Jim Breuer

"Wild" Mick Brown

Steve Brown

Buckcherry

Lindsey Buckingham

Bumblefoot

Burn Halo

NEW Burning Witches

Glen Burtnick

NEW Bush

Jon Butcher

NEW Cactus

The Cadillac Black

Chris Caffery

California Breed

Vivian Campbell

Candlebox

Jerry Cantrell

NEW Michael Cartellone

Jon Caspi

Carlos Cavazo

Cavo

NEW Cemetary Sun

Charm City Devils

Cheap Trick

Gary Cherone

Chickenfoot

Tommy Chong

Cheetah Chrome

NEW Kelly Clarkson

NEW Jake Clemons

Karl Cochran

NEW Leonard Cohen

Liza Colby Sound

Judy Collins

Steve Conte

Scot Coogan

UPDATE Alice Cooper

John Corabi

NEW Gary Cornish

Kevin Costner

David Coverdale

The Crash Kings

Creed

Marshall Crenshaw

David Cross

Russell Crowe/
Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts

Cry of Love

The Cult

Cy Curnin (The Fixx)

Cherie Currie

Joey D'Angeli (ROXX)

NEW Dag Nasty

Danger Danger

NEW Charlie Daniels

Martha Davis (The Motels)

Dead Daisies

Deep Purple

Def Leppard

Default

Jimmy DeGrasso

Dean DeLeo (STP)

Delta Deep

John Densmore

Rick Derringer

NEW Descendents

Liberty Devitto

Dennis DeYoung

Chris Difford

Pat Dinizio

NEW Celine Dion

NEW Disturbed

Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels

Don Dokken

NEW Fats Domino

Doobie Brothers

The Doors/
Riders On The Storm

Doro

Dorothy

NEW K.K. Downing

Kevin DuBrow

Dennis Dunaway

Walter Egan

David Ellefson

Emerson, Lake and Palmer

NEW Rik Emmett

NEW Sully Erna

NEW Gloria Estefan

NEW Melissa Etheridge

Extreme

F5

Mark Farner
(Grand Funk Railroad)

Charlie Farren

David "ROCK" Feinstein

Don Felder

The Fiesty Pirahnnas

NEW Anton Fig

Filter

finger eleven

NEW Fiona

Larry (The Indian) Fisher

Brent Fitz

Flo (and Eddie)

Flock of Seagulls

NEW Florida Georgia Line

Flyleaf

UPDATE Foghat

Steve Forbert

UPDATE Lita Ford

Foreigner

Four By Fate

Peter Frampton

Aretha Franklin

Tony Franklin

Free Spirit

UPDATE Ace Frehley

NEW Garbage

NEW Peter Gabriel

NEW Eric Gales

Billy Gibbons

Debbie Gibson

Paul Gilbert

Ian Gillian

Thom Gimbal

Gin Blossoms

Neil Giraldo

NEW Ricky Gervais

Corey Glover

NEW Godsmack

Craig Goldy

Lou Gramm

Michael Grimm

NEW Josh Groban

NEW Trey Gunn

Sammy Hagar

Halestorm

Stu Hamm

Lauren Harris

Kelly Hansen

NEW Beth Hart

Sib Hashian

Greg Hawkes

Heart

Helix

NEW Hellyeah

NEW Don Henley

NEW Faith Hill

Hinder

Gary Hoey

NEW Holy White Hounds

NEW Honeymoon Suite

Honeytribe

NEW Bruce Hornsby

Glenn Hughes

Charlie Huhn

Noah Hunt

Chrissie Hynde

NEW Billy Idol

NEW Incubus

Infinite Staircase

InVitro

Randy Jackson

Tommy James

Jamey Jasta

JET

Joan Jett

Patrick Johansson

NEW Caleb Johnson

Damon Johnson

Danny Johnson

Eric Johnson

Howard Jones

Laurie Jones

Mick Jones

Rev Jones

NEW Journey

Judas Priest

Juliette & The Licks

NEW Kaleido

Kelly Keeling

Tom Keifer

BB King

The Kings Royal

Kings X

NEW KISS

Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)

NEW KIX

Jeff Kollman

Kottak

Richie Kotzen

Ed Kowalczyk (LIVE)

NEW Allison Kraus

Robbie Krieger

Krigger

NEW Kris Kristofferson

Krokus

Dave Krusen

Bruce Kulick

Jimmy Kunes (of Cactus)

LA Guns

Jani Lane

Corky Laing

Jonny Lang

NEW Last In Line

NEW Cyndi Lauper

Law and Order

Chris Layton

NEW Chuck Leavell

Vic LeCar

NEW Jon Legend

Legion

Geddy Lee

Gary Lewis

NEW Huey Lewis

NEW Lez Zeppelin

NEW Life Of Agony

Like A Storm

Lillian Axe

NEW Little Steven

NEW Richard Lloyd

ASS John Lodge (Moody Blues)

Oni Logan

Traci Lords

NEW Loverboy

Lynam

George Lynch

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Jesse Malin

Yngwie Malmsteen

NEW Mitch Malloy

NEW Barry Manilo

NEW Frank Marino

NEW Jerry Marotta

Eric Martin

Dave Mason

Taylor Mathews

Miljenko Matijevic
(Steelheart)

NEW John Mayall

Peter Max

NEW Robin McAuley

Michael McDonald

NEW Sarah McLachlan

Ian McLagan

Mean Venus

Ricky Medlocke

Meat Loaf

Punky Meadows

Megadeth

NEW John Mellencamp

Melodica

Marco Mendoza

Bret Michaels

Metal Mike

Ben Miller Trio

Steve Miller

Miss Derringer

NEW Pat Monahan (Train)

Eddie Money

Ronnie Montrose

Monster Truck

NEW Moody Blues

Vinnie Moore

NEW Tom Morello

Mr. Big

Elliott Murphy

My Darkest Days

Vince Neil

NEW Willie Nelson

New Day Dawn

NEW Jared James Nichols

Night Ranger

Willie Nile

NEW Nirvanaish

Peter Noone

NEW Erik Norlander

NEW Ted Nugent

Eddie Ojeda

Orange Sky

NEW Paul O'Neil (TSO)

Matt O'Ree

NEW The Outlaws

Tim "Ripper" Owens

NEW Brad Paisley

Pain of Days

NEW Patti Page

Carl Palmer Band

NEW Michael Pare

Graham Parker

NEW Dolly Parton

Davey Pattison

Steven Pearcy

AJ Pero

Joe Perry

NEW Jim Peterik

Mike Peters (The Alarm)

NEW Mackenzie Phillips

Rickey Phillips

Gary Pihl (Boston)

Matt Pinfield

Jeff Pilson

Piper's Stone

Joe Piscopo

Jeff Plate

Ted Poley

NEW The Police

NEW Iggy Pop

Pop Evil

Mike Portnoy

UPDATE Popa Chubby

NEW Papa Roach

Prince Poppycock

Gary Puckett

Puddle of Mudd

Bernard Purdie

NEW Artimus Pyle

Queensryche

NEW Questlove

Quiet Riot

NEW Trevor Rabin

Red

NEW Red Sun Rising

REO Speedwagon

Rev Theory

Rival Sons

The Rods

NEW Kenny Rogers

Gregg Rolie

Henry Rollins

Bobby Rondinelli

NEW Linda Ronstadt

Michael T. Ross

NEW Keith Roth

Uli Jon Roth

Royal Bliss

NEW The Rubinoos

Darius Rucker

Todd Rundgren

NEW Jack Russell (Great White)

Mitch Ryder

Michael Sadler (of SAGA)

Safetysuit

NEW Saint Asonia

Rudy Sarzo

Joe Satriani

Saving Abel

Brett Scallions

Richie Scarlet

Michael Schenker

Tom Scholz (Boston)

Scorpions

NEW John Sebastian

NEW Security Project

Seether

Sevendust

Billy Sheehan

Kenny Wayne Sheppard

Shinedown

Juliet Simms

NEW Gene Simmons

Kim Simmonds

Eric Singer

Skid Row

Slash

Slaughter

Mark Slaughter

NEW Grace Slick

Steel Panther

Patti Smith

Stuart Smith

The Smithereens

Johnny Solinger

NEW Matt Sorum

NEW Phil Soussan

Southside Johnny

Rick Springfield

Bruce Springsteen

Staind

Scott Stapp

Sixx AM

NEW Jeff Scott Soto

NEW Britney Spears

Billy Squier

NEW Paul Stanley

NEW Station

NEW The Steppin Stones

Jon Stevens

Stewkey (from The Nazz)

Strange Karma

Street Dogs

UPDATE Styx

Suicidal Tendencies

NEW Kasim Sultan

NEW Taylor Swift

John Sykes

.38 Special

Taddy Porter

Geoff Tate

Temperedcast

NEW Tempt

Tesla

NEW Testament

Theory of a Deadman

Thin Lizzy

Mickey Thomas

George Thorogood

Three Days Grace

Glenn Tilbrook

NEW Pam Tillis

Glenn Tipton

Toad The Wet Sprocket

UPDATE Tonic

Marq Torien (Bullet Boys)

Peter Tork

The Tour Bus

NEW Pete Townsend

Mike Tramp

Pat Travers

Tremonti

Trixter

Robin Trower

Eddie Trunk

NEW Jethro Tull

Joe Lynn Turner

NEW Shania Twain

Twisted Sister

TV Toy

Steven Tyler

UFO

NEW Lars Ulrich (Metallica)

NEW Midge Ure

Steve Vai

Valient Thorr

NEW Frankie Valli

NEW Wolfgang Van Halen

Vanilla Fudge

NEW Suzanne Vega

Walking Papers

Joe Walsh

WASP

John Waite

NEW Rick Wakeman

Jessie Wagner

Ricky Warwick

NEW Roger Waters

NEW Charlie Watts

Scott Weiland

Jay Weinberg

Charlie (Chas) West

Leslie West

Whiskey Falls

Dougie White

NEW Tony Joe White

Laura Wilde

UPDATE Winery Dogs

Winger

Edgar Winter

Johnny Winter

Steve Winwood

Chuck Wright

Zakk Wylde

X

NEW Y&T

John Young

NEW ZZ Top

Zacherley

NEW The Zombies

Rob Zombie

Billy Zoom (of X)

Autographs A thru L
(click here to go to M thru Z)


1910 Fruitgum Company (2016)

Who else but my bud, Dave Iozzia, could get me a signed setlist by the guys in 1910 Fruitgum Company? Granted, it's the 2016 line up consisting of Frank Jeckell (original guitarist), Mick Mansueto, Glenn Lewis, Bobby Brescia and Keith Crane . C'mon, you remember the hits....Simon Says and 1, 2, 3 Red Light!!


Extensive set list signed by the band.

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Mindi Abair

My best friend, Bob, had been talking about this saxophonist, Mindi Abair, for a number of years. He always expressed a desire to see her live and that day finally came in February 2017 at BB Kings in NYC. We had great seats right up front and she put on a fantastic show. After the show, Mindi met with fans and signed stuff. I had her sign the promo poster from BB Kings and her live CD, which was also signed by guitarist Randy Jacobs, bassist Derek Frank and drummer Third Richardson, all members of her backing band, The Boneshakers. A few weeks before the show, I had also purchased a limited edition print, also signed by Mindi.


CD cover signed by Mindi
and members of The Boneshakers .

Limited edition print signed by Mindi.


Poster signed by Mindi.

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Addicted To Pain

Dave interviewed the guys from Addicted To Pain in NYC and they were nice enough to sign their promo disc for me. Signed by Leo Curley (guitar and vocals), Bob Horvath (bass) and Greg Nash (drums).


Promo CD cover.

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Adrenaline Mob

I met up with the members of Adrenaline Mob when they stopped by WDHA's 2014 Pet Fest. Adrenaline Mob drove in from Pennsylvania (they had a show there that night) just to do an acoustic performance for DHA! Band members Russell Allen, Mike Orlando, AJ Pero and Erik Leonhardt signed my CD and insert.


CD insert.

CD cover.

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Age of Evil

These four guys from Arizona ROCK and they recently opened for HAIL! at BB Kings in NYC. Thanks to my great friend, Dave Iozzia, who interviewed these guys for www.davesontour.com, they agreed to sign their promo CD for me! Signed by Jeremy Goldberg (vocals), Jordan Ziff (guitar), Jacob Goldberg (bass) and Garrett Ziff (drums).


Promo CD cover.

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Rob Affuso (Skid Row)

I caught up with former Skid Row and current Four By Fate drummer, Rob Affuso, at the 2016 Food Truck and Rock Carnival. Rob wasn't able to attend the instore performance and CD signing held at Vintage Vinyl a few weeks earlier and since I didn't have their CD with me, I just had hime sign an index card.


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Doug Aldrich

Me and my pal Dave Iozzia (of davesontour.com) caught up with guitarist Doug Aldrich (along with drummer Tommy Aldridge and guitarist Reb Beach) on a hot afternoon in July during soundcheck for Whitesnake. Doug is a great player who's appeared on many a great rock album and numerous tribute CDs (like the Queen tribute disc shown below...cover design by Chuck Wright).


CD insert, previously signed by Kelly Hansen.

CD insert.

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Tommy Aldridge

Tommy has drummed for just about everybody...Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, Thin Lizzy and so on... So, one morning I'm taking a business trip and waiting for a flight out of Newark Airport. My friend Joe Trezpla and I are grabbing a cup of coffee at one of the snack bars before the flight. As we're sitting there by the window, this tall, skinny guy with a big blond "afro" goes strolling down the terminal!! I knew (by the hair!) exactly who that was, so I grab my coffee and head down to the waiting area. I grab Tommy (who's on his way back home after recording with Ted Nugent) and get a quick autograph. My apologies to bass player, Marco Mendoza who was travelling along with Tommy and who I totally ignored. It WAS very early in the AM!

UPDATE - Another hot July day in the parking lot of the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Whitesnake is on tour and my pal Dave Iozzia and I sweat it out again waiting to meet the guys in the band. This time the lineup includes Reb Beach on guitar, Doug Aldrich on guitar and Tommy on drums. We grab the guys as they arrive for soundcheck and are told David Coverdale does not do soundchecks...so it's a no-show from David.

Framed autograph with photos.


CD insert of Pat Travers Band Live.

CD insert.

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Alice In Chains

Another nod to my pal Dave on this one...and risking his life to get it!! Well, not exactly. It seems the "reformed" Alice In Chains find themselves on a bit of a pedestal these days. It was the first (and maybe not the last) time that Dave was PHYSICALLY escorted to his car while hanging in the parking lot of the Starland Ballroom during soundcheck hours!!! Before being "shown the exit", Dave was able to snag original AIC drummer Sean Kinney on these pieces. YEESH!

UPDATE - Auction item! Found this item and thought it 'd be nice to have something signed by the original band, including Layne.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


Promotional photo signed by Layne Staley, Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney and Mike Starr.

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All That Remains

Purchased item. Picked up this CD signed by the band from Newbury Comics.


CD insert.

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Gregg Allman

Auction Item. Came across this copy of Win, Lose or Draw LP on an auction site and thought it was a nice item signed by Gregg.

RIP, Gregg Allman. I never caught the Allman Brothers live but was fortunate to see Gregg open for The Doobie Brothers a couple of years back.


LP cover.

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Almost Queen

Recently on the Bio channel there was a biography of Queen. It reminded me of what I liked about Queen's music. A month or so later, Almost Queen was putting on a free, Summer concert at a local park. Almost Queen consists of Joe Russo as Freddie Mercury, Randy Gregg as John Deacon, John Cappadona as Roger Taylor and Steve Leonard as Brian May. The band put on a great show, running thru Queen's hits and the crowd loved 'em! After the show the guys were available for meet and greets. It gave me a chance to meet up with Randy Gregg who had signed an Angel setlist a few years earlier!


Promo photo of the band.

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Alter Bridge

Alter Bridge, made up of 3 former members of Creed along with Myles Kennedy on vocals, was hitting the Starland Ballroom with Another Animal. I was only able to hook up with bassist Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips, who signed my Alter Bridge CD as well as 2 Creed discs, before I had to head off.

UPDATE - Essential see: Creed...but I've now added Mark Tremonti's autograph to the Alter Bridge CD. Hopefully Myles Kennedy someday....

UPDATE 2 - Purchased item. Bought a pre-signed copy of the band's latest CD from Newbury Comics, signed by all 4 members. STILL hoping to meet Myles someday... SOMEDAY!!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


CD insert now signed by Mark Tremonti.


CD insert signed by full band.

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America

Purchaed item. Came across this album signed by founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell.


LP cover.

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America's Got Talent (2010)

For the past few years we've enjoyed watching NBC-TV's talent show, America's Got Talent. After the 2010 season ended (and singer Michael Grimm was announced as the grand prize winner) they decided to take the top 10 finalists on the road for a short U.S. tour with one of the stops being at The Beacon Theater in NYC. Donna, Annie and I scored tickets to the show and afterwards we all hung out by the multiple tour buses and meet and greet some of the performers, a number of which signed the program booklet we had (as well as one of the guys from Fighting Gravity who signed Annie's T-shirt). Here I just highlight the three main musical acts on the tour...Michael Grimm, the flamboyant Prince Poppycock (John Quale) and Taylor Mathews.

Michael Grimm

Prince Poppycock

Taylor Mathews

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Paul Anka

Auction item. Saw this photo of Paul Anka up for auction and I had to add this classic artist to my list! Did you know that he wrote the theme music for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson!?


Signed photo.

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Angel (2004)

Since Angel was formed back in the 70's, I felt I needed to include the 2004 date above. My friend, Dave Iozzia of davesontour.com picked this up for me during one of his interview tours.

The setlist, signed by the whole band, circa 2004.

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Another Animal

THIS is a GREAT CD!! Find it and BUY IT! I am personally told (by one of the guys in the band) that this is NOT a one-time-only project. Another Animal is made up of former and current members of Godsmack (Tony Rombola, Lee Richards, Shannon Larkin and Robbie Merrill) along with great vocals by former Ugly Kid Joe frontman Whitfield Crane. The guys were fantastic to meet and chat with...they all signed the AA disc and Robbie, Tony and Shannon signed a couple of Godsmack discs for me. Thanks guys!!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Phil Anselmo

I caught up with the Pantera and Down vocalist at the 2016 MonsterMania Con. Every once in a while, these "monster conventions" have other, diverse guests like musicians, etc. Phil tried to be "cute" signing my Down CD for another Phil (me) but with a too soft silver Sharpie, it's a bit muddy!


CD insert.

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Anthrax

The original lineup for Anthrax has gotten back together and were doing a show/DVD shoot at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville. My pal Dave Iozzia of www.davesontour.com and I hung out for a while, hoping to grab the guys as they showed up for soundcheck. Bassist Danny Spitz showed up first, had his hands full on they way in and promised to come back out to do a signing (didn't happen). Drummer Charlie Benate (signed in blue) showed up next and at first passed on signing, but then came back out. The rest of the band showed up about an hour later...Joey Belladonna and Frank Bello signed next. I missed out on Scott Ian as he slipped in while I had Joe's attention.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot)

Auction item. Even though I've met Michael Anthony a few years back with Chickenfoot, I came across this photo for a decent price and decided to go for it!.


Signed photo.

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Anvil

I had the opportunity to meet these Canadian classic rockers as they arrived at a local venue (The Crossroad in Garwood, NJ). Founding members Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner signed my CD insert and promo photo, also signed my new bassist, Sal Italiano.


CD cover signed by "Lips" and Robb.

Promo photo signed by the band.

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Carmine Appice

This is probably my first rock and roll autograph. Loria Music in Rahway, NJ was holding a "drum clinic" with Carmine as their guest. John Syke's Blue Murder had just released their first CD. I somehow had a promo copy CD single of the song Valley of the Kings (my favorite Blue Murder tune!!) which I brought with me to the clinic. Carmine signed this and a poster, which is long gone.

UPDATE - Met up with Carmine again at an event where I had him sign on of his Guitar Zeus and Vanilla Fudge CDs.

UPDATE 2 - Again, caught up with Carmine at a recent Chiller Con where he was promoting his book, so naturally I grabbed a copy!

The inside of the
Valley of the Kings CD single.


CD insert.

CD insert (also signed by Vince Martell).


Book cover.

Inner page signed by Carmine.

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Vinny Appice and Jimmy Bain

The powerhouse rhythm section of many great metal bands of the 80's...Dio, Black Sabbath, WWIII...were now on tour as the Hollywood Allstars. The Allstars includes Vinny on drums, Jimmy on bass, Charlie West on vocals, Carlos Cavazo on guitar and Krigger on a second set of skins!!. My pal Dave Iozzia, his cousin Rocco and I hung out outside Double D's in Morristown, NJ before the show. The guys all arrived together and I have to say...the NICEST bunch of guys ever! Sorry I couldn't make the show, but I'm looking forward to a future recording by THIS line-up!

UPDATE - I met up with Vinnie again when he was pounding the skins for Black Knights Rising on the 2015 Extreme Guitar Tour at BB King's in NYC. He was gracious to all the fans after the show (as always) and chatted and signed for everyone.

UPDATE 2 - Caught up with Vinnie once again during the Last In Line tour. Here I got two very smudged signatures on a Rick Derringer and 3 Legged Dogg CD inserts.


Vinyl cover signed by Jimmy and Vinny.

Vinyl cover signed by Jimmy and Vinny.

CD insert signed by Jimmy and Vinny.

Vinny Appice and me!!


Heaven and Hell CD insert signed by Vinny.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Kenny Aronoff

I was listening to Eddie Trunk's Volume show on Sirius XM and he had drummer Kenny Aronoff on air one day. It got me curious and I went to Kenny's website where you can order a signed drumhead! Kenny has drummed for John Mellencamp among a number of other artists.


Drum head signed by Kenny.

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ARW (Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman)

Thanks to my pal, Dave Iozzia, I had an opportunity to see ARW, a band made up of former members of YES...Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman. Although we did meet Rabin and Wakeman after the show, Jon Anderson just waved at the crowd, so I was glad I picked up this pre-signed poster at the merch booth!


Promo poster.

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ASIA

THE supergroup of the 80's, ASIA reformed with all the original members recently and hit the road with one of those stops being here in NJ. Once again my buddy Dave Iozzia was on the job at the Count Basie Theater in Redbank, NJ. Unfortunately members John Wetton and Steve Howe were a bit difficult to "get at" and were only able to sign the vintage photo below. Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes were more than happy to sign whatever crap Dave passed in front of their faces. Thanks guys!

UPDATE- Dave caught up with the ASIA guys once again as they came thru our area and supplemented some items shown below.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Vintage 80's photo signed by all the band members.

LP vinyl sleeves signed by Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes.


John Wetton's sig added.

Steve Howe and Wetton's
autographs added.

CD insert signed by
Wetton and Downes.

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Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd was making the promotional rounds for a new vodka he is involved in producing. One of those stops was at a liquor store in Elizabeth, NJ. One of the great things about this "meet and greet" was that Dan would sign 3 items and you did NOT have to purchase the vodka (or his wine) if you didn't want to. A very classy move for Dan and his staff...thanks!


Album cover.

DVD insert.

DVD insert.

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Sebastian Bach

An outstanding WDHA "happening"...the station had run a promo on their website to enter a drawing for "Absolutely Live...in the studio with Sebastian Bach". I showed up to just hangout outside the studio in hopes of grabbing a quick autograph and photo, when DJ Terri Carr pops her head out to inform me that one of the winners cancelled and would I like to hangout inside? (The answer here is obvious!!) Sebastian Bach...former Skid Row vocalist, solo artist, Broadway actor (Jekyll & Hyde, etc) and TV star (Gilmore Girls)...was animated and happy to see everybody. He signed autographs, stood for photos and fielded questions from the listeners all while his 11 year old son, London, videoed everything! Great guy! Thanks, Terri!!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Sebastian and a fan.

Terri Carr and SB in the studio.

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Bad Company

During the Merchants of Cool Tour, Bad Company stopped by the WDHA studios one evening. Founding members Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke were kind enough to sign a few things for me. It was a great evening...there were just a few fans hanging the DHA studios, so Terrie Carr was nice enough to invite us in for some eats and to hear (and see!) the band perform a few acoustic numbers on air. Paul and Simon were wonderful to all the fans.

Inside page from the
Bad Company 2-disc anthology booklet.

Solo Paul Rodgers CD insert.

Solo Paul Rodgers CD insert.

CD insert.

This is the inner spread of the first Bad Company album, signed by Paul and Simon. This is my original vinyl purchased when the album first came out!


Me and Paul Rodgers.

Me and Simon Kirke.

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Badflower

My pal Dave Iozzia grabbed these guys from the California band, Badflower when they recently made a stop at The Starland Ballroom. The band is singer/guitarist Josh Katz, lead guitarist Joey Morrow, bass guitarist Alex Espiritu and drummer Anthony Sonetti.


Promo photo.

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Bar 7

After the breakup of Tesla, some of the band members formed other bands. Bar 7 was a new band formed by vocalist Jeff Keith and guitarist Tommy Skeoch. To promote the release of the Bar 7 album, the band was to perform in-store at Vintage Vinyl. Unfortunately for the band (but fortunately for me!)...NOBODY showed up! I was the only fan at the store!! I had picked up the Bar 7 disc and had brought some Tesla inserts with me as well. Jeff and Tommy were very gracious to sign and chat (as were the other members of Bar 7) and invited me to the show that evening (which I had to pass on!)...thanks, guys!

Bar 7 CD insert signed by the whole band.

CD insert signed by Jeff and Tommy.

CD insert signed by Jeff and Tommy.

CD insert signed by Jeff and Tommy.


Me and the guys of Bar 7 outside Vintage Vinyl.

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Barb Wire Dolls

My pal Dave Iozzia snagged this list of band times and had it signed by the ladies in Barb Wire Dolls, who are Isis Queen (vocals) Pyn Doll (lead guitar) Krash Doll (drums) Iriel Blaque (bass) Remmington (rhythm guitar and Dave's fav!).


Signed setlist.

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Gary Barden

I caught up with vocalist, Gary Barden during a stop at The Starland Ballroom on the Michaels Schenker/George Lynch tour.

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Willie Basse

Vocalist/bassist was opening for George Lynch at BB King's recently and my bud Dave Iozzia caught up with Willie at the show where he signed a copy of his promo CD.


CD insert.

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Beach Boys (Mike Love & Bruce Johnston)

Auction item. Oh yea, The Beach Boys...unfortunately only TWO of the members, but I'm happy enough with that. This album is signed by lead vocalist and founding Beach Boys member, Mike Love. Also signed by Bruce Johnston, who joined The Beach Brothers for live performances in 1965. As The Beach Boys were maturing musically, Brian Wilson was spending more time in the studio perfecting their sound, so Bruce was brought in to take Brian's place on the road. Bruce left the band for a bit during the 70's but has since returned.


LP cover.

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Reb Beach

Whitesnake and it's long roster of great guitarists...John Sykes, Adrian Vandenberg, Steve Vai to name just a few...has now added the great Reb Beach to the list! My pal, Dave Iozzia and I caught up with Reb, guitarist Doug Aldrich and drummer Tommy Aldridge as they arrived for a soundcheck at the Starland Ballroom on the latest Whitesnake tour. Prior to joining up with Whitesnake, Reb has handles six-string duties for Winger and a couple of Dokken albums.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Beatallica

Like the Beatles? Like Metallica? Then Beatallica is your band! Dave Iozzia (need I say more?) caught up with the guys while hitting our area and they were all kind enough to sign their CD for me!

UPDATE- Once again, Dave I. pulls through and snags me a signed sey list from the guys from a performance at Bordentown, NJ's The Record Collector.


CD insert cover.

Inner spread from CD insert, signed by all band members.


Setlist signed by the band.

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Tony Bennett

Auction item. What can I say....Tony Bennett! Probably not my ideal chice for an item signed by Mr. Bennett, but it was affordable so there you go!


Book cover.

Inner page.

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Andy Biersack (of Black Veil Brides)

I had the chance to briefly meet and get the autograph from the Andy Biersack, vocalist for (my daughter Annie's favorite band) Black Veil Brides. It was after a taping of Eddie Trunk's "That Metal Show" where the guests were able to head down and mingle with Eddie and the guests. Pretty COOL!


CD insert.

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Gregg Bisonette

I had the opportunity to meet Gregg during a stop in NJ on his tour with Ringo's All Star Band. You may not know his name but I'm sure, at one point, you've heard his drumming. Gregg has hit the skins for artists like David Lee Roth, Don Henley, Santana, etc., not to mention can be heard on a number of soundtracks for movies and TV. I just had the opportunity to quickly say hello and he signed his solo project, Submarine.


CD cover.

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Black Country Communion

The super excellent mega-group Black Country Communion made a stop here in Jersey recently at The Starland Ballroom. This band is FAN-TAS-TIC!! Glenn Hughes (my MAN!), Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian make up this group. Unfortunately I could only get Glenn's and Joe's autographs. Jason was bit "subdued" that day and Derek was no where to be found.



CD insert signed by Glenn and Joe
and previously signed by Jason.

Promo photo signed by Glenn and Joe.

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Black Sabbath

My friend Bob and I were able to get last minute tickets to see The End 2016 tour of Black Sabbath. GREAT show and Ozzy sounded really good! During the tour, attendees were able to purchase hand signed copies of Sabbath's The End CD, only available at the shows. Inside, the CD is signed by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Ozzy.


Front cover of tour CD.


Inner spread of tour CD.

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Black Star Riders

Purchased item. Rising from the ashes of Thin Lizzy comes Black Star Riders! The band is vocalist Ricky Warwick, guitarists Scott Gorham and Damon Johnson, bassist Robbie Crane and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso. Heavy Fire is the third album by the band and I picked up this copy with the signed insert from Pledge Music.


CD cover.

Signed insert.

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Black Stone Cherry

These four young dudes from Kentucky were on tour with Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society. My pal Dave Iozzia hooked up with them outside the Starland Ballroom and he said they were GREAT! Signed (quite nicely I must say) by all four members, John Fred Young drums, Chris Robertson vocals, Ben Wells guitar and Jon Lawson bass. Sorry I missed the show but hopefully we'll catch 'em next time around. Thanks guys!!

UPDATE - Purchased item. Black Stone Cherry recently released their 5th studio album, Kentucky, and they've just gotten better and better with each release! I pre-ordered the CD and some pre-orders came with this signed insert.

UPDATE 2 - FINALLY got to see BSC perform live as they came through New Jersey recently! Great. great show!! And I was able to catch up with the guys after the show where they signed my copy of Kentucky and a promo photo.


CD insert.


Signed insert.


CD cover.

Promo photo.

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Blondie

Thanks again to my bud Dave Iozzia for this great addition to my collection...the 2008 touring line-up of Blondie! Original members Debbie Harry, guitarist Chris Stein, drummer Clem Burke as well as Leigh Foxx (Yay! Frankie and the Knockouts!!) and Paul Carbonara.


Band photo signed by the whole band.


CD insert signed by original guitarist, Chris Stein.

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Blue Oyster Cult

And yet again, my good pal, Dave Iozzia caught up with Blue Oyster Cult on tour with Foghat. Dave had BOC founding members Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma sign this CD insert for me.


CD insert.

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Michael Bolton

Purchased item. Oh man, I can hear the laughing now..."Michael Bolton"....yea, yea.... Well, dig back a bit further in time and Mr. Bolton ROCKS! Before going solo, Michael did 2 albums with the band Blackjack (with guitarist Bruce Kulick who was in KISS!). Then his first two solo albums after Blackjack were rockers!! (Check out Everybody's Crazy from 1985!) Sure, it's a very heavy 80's sound but still rockers! And even tho he went in a different direction, I still respect the man (especially after he did those self-deprecating Honda Christmas ads a few years ago!). So I saw an opportunity on Pledge Music to get a signed CD and I jumped at the chance!!


CD insert.

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Joe Bonamassa

I had Joe sign one of his early CDs while here on tour with Black Country Communion. He comes across as a friendly guy to the fans.


CD insert.

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The Bongos

The Bongos are a band founded in the 1980's in Hoboken, New Jersey, led by Richard Barone. Thanks to my good pal, Dave Iozzia, he caught the band at a recent 2016 show and snagged me this setlist signed Barone and the rest of the 2016 band members.


Setlist signed by the band.

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Jason Bonham/Healing Sixes

Healing Sixes was Jason Bonham's new band. He and the rest of the group were out promoting their new CD, with a stop at WDHA. Matt Murray was nice enough to allow me into the studio during the on-air chat! I "bummed" a free copy of their new disc, which everyone signed. I had also brought along a drum head for Jason to sign as well.

UPDATE - Dave Iozzia and I caught up with Jason after a recent Foreigner show in Morristown, NJ. Jason is now part of the newly reformed Foreigner, which also includes Kelly Hansen on lead vocals, Jeff Pilson on bass and Thom Gimbal on guitar.

UPDATE 2 - I had the great opportunity to meet up again with Jason Bonham while on tour performing Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience...a tribute to his late father, John Bonham. I met Jason, along with vocalist James Dylan, guitarist Tony Catania, bassist Michael Devin and Stephen LeBlanc on keys. All very cool guys to speak with! It also allowed me the opportunity to start getting signatures of the "real" musicians that appear in and on the movie Rockstar!

Healing Sixes CD insert signed
by the whole band.

Drumhead signed by Jason.

CD insert signed by Jason.

CD insert signed by Jason.

CD insert signed by Jason.


Me and Jason.

These two items here to the right were signed by Jason when I caught up with him after a recent Foreigner show.

CD sleeve.

CD insert.


CD insert.

DVD cover (signed lower left).

Signed by James and Michael.

Signed by whole band.


Set list signed by James, Michael, Tony and Steven.

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Bon Jovi

Another DHA event...Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were stopping by the station to talk about the new CD, Bounce. One of the more crowded events at DHA, but not as overwhelming as I was expecting. I was lucky to get a quick JBJ signature on my CD insert by reaching over some people in front of me...HA!


CD insert signed by Jon.

The top of Jon's head while he signs my CD.

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Graham Bonnet

Purchased item. Vocalist for Rainbow, Impellitteri and Alcatrazz to name a few bands, offered signed copies of various CDs at his website. I opted for a copy of Alcatrazz's Dangerous Games CD reissue.


CD insert.

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Muruga Booker

Got this cool little item from my friend and drumstick collector Dave Iozzia, who, in his request for a pair of sticks from Mr. Booker also received the enclosed autograph with some kind words and some nifty doodles! Thanks Dave!


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Jim Bott

Thanks to my bud, Dave Iozzia, for handing over this signed poster by blues drummer, Jimi Bott, that he received with a signed pair of drumsticks!


Promo poster.

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Boy George

Auction item. THIS is just a fun item and a great photo to have found and add to my collection!


Promo photo.

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Breaking Benjamin

I caught up with the band, Breaking Benjamin during their 2016 Summer tour with Disturbed, Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia. The band offered an after show meet and greet where they met fans and signed some merch.


CD insert signed by 2016 line up of the band.

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Jim Breuer

When it comes to comedians, you don't get anymore rock and roll than Jim Breuer!! Former Saturday Night Live member Breuer, along with Eddie Trunk from Q104, introduced Joe Lynn Turner at a show at Morristown's Double D's.


Envelope signed by Breuer.

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Jeff Bridges

Auction item. Saw this unique item on an auction site and thought it would be cool to add Mr. Jeff Bridges (THE DUDE!!!) to my collection.


LP cover.

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Sarah Brightman

Auction item. Always kinda liked Brightman's vocal style, so when I saw this item up for auction, I thought it would be a cool item to have.


CD insert.

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Eric Brittingham (Cinderella)

I caught up with former Cinderella bassist, Eric Brittingham, when he appeared with Bret Michaels for WCBS-FM's Kick Off to Summer 2016. Bret, Eric and the band played about 10 songs at 8:00 in THE MORNING on the Seaside Heights boardwalk the Friday before Memorial Day weekend! And yes, that REALLY IS Eric B-R-I-T-T-I-N-G-H-A-M's autograph on the back of one of my business cards!! REALLY??


Back of my business card signed by Eric.

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Steve Brown (of Trixter, 40 ft. Ringo and Stereo Fallout)

I caught up with vocalist and guitarist Steve Brown (founding member of the great band, Trixter) while he was heading into soundcheck. His latest band, Stereo Fallout was one of the openers for Hinder.

CD insert.


CD insert.

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Buckcherry

Dave and I caught up with the guys from Buckcherry while doing a stop at the Starland Ballroom. I have to say, all the guys were great, taking a few seconds out of their busy evening before the show to chat and sign. I had vocalist Josh Todd sign the CD inserts in silver. The rest of the band, guitarists Keith Nelson and Stevie D., bassist Jimmy Ashhurst and drummer Xavier Muriel signed the insert for their latest CD, 15, in black. Many thanks!!


CD insert.

CD insert.

Promo CD single insert.

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Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey hit the road in support of his new album, Under The Skin. One of the stops was at The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Although Lindsey was VERY late due to mucho traffic coming from Philadelphia to NJ, he was kind enough to squeeze in a few seconds to sign a few things for me. Thanks, Lindsey!!


Classic Buckingham Nicks LP cover.

Fleetwood Mac's Rumors LP cover.

CD insert.

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Bumblefoot

I ran into former Guns N Roses guitarist, Bumblefoot (aka: Ron Thal) backstage at a Lita Ford show at BB Kings in NYC.

UPDATE- I caught up with Ron once again at a recent Chiller Convention in NJ. Just weeks before the release of Chinese Democracy, Ron signed a CD and posed for a quick photo with Annie.



CD insert.

Ron and Annie at Chiller.

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Burn Halo

Caught up with singer James Hart, guitarist Joey Cunha and bassist Aaron Boehler of Burn Halo while these guys were on tour with Chevelle and Halestorm.

Promo photo signed by Aaron, James and Joey.


CD cover signed by Aaron, James and Joey.

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Burning Witches

Purchased item. Burning Witches is an all-female heavy metal band from Switzerland. Came across their signed poster on Pledge Music and decided to add them to my roster!


Promo poster.

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Glen Burtnick

For whatever reason, I've been on a "mission" to add Glen's signature to my collection. I've enjoyed his music since I first heard Talking In Code and I guess knowing that he's a "Jersey Guy" just made it that much more important. Recently I finally caught up with Glen at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ while on tour performing Beatles songs along with Marshall Crenshaw and Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel's former drummer). Thanks, Glen!!


CD insert.

Album cover.

Album cover.

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BUSH

Purchased item. Picked up this presigned CD off of Amazon.com, signed by the band Bush.


CD insert.

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Jon Butcher

I've been a fan of Jon Butcher since day one with The Jon Butcher Axis. During the Wishes Tour, I was lucky enough to get Jon's autograph as he returned to the club from dinner. Many years later, I picked up an early release copy of Jon's latest disc... which came with a pick and an autographed tray insert.

UPDATE - I have been a fan of Jon's since day one. I was lucky enough to meet him once back in the mid-80's and it scored me an autograph and a chance to say "hi!" Fast-forward to July 2010 and the first annual "Weekend of 100 Rock Stars" Con here in NJ. I originally blew it off because I wasn't overly impressed with the lineup of guests...until I saw that Jon was going to be there!!! Admittedly, a bit over-the-top, but I had Jon sign EVERYTHING and I had the fantastic pleasure of talking with him (and Charlie Farren) for a few minutes. Thanks, Jon and PLEASE come to Jersey more often!!!

Jon signed the back of my business card.

CD tray insert, pre-signed by Jon plus a JBA pick was included.



CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert (also signed by Thom Gimbal).

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

DVD sleeve.

Charlie Farren, me, Annie and Jon Butcher.

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Cactus

The band Cactus stopped by Vintage Vinyl to do an instore performance and signing in honor of their new release, Black Dawn. Vocalist Jimmy Kunes, drummer (and original member) Carmine Appice, Pete Bremy on bass and Randy Pratt on harmonica performed 3 songs and then sat down to sign and chat with fans. Unfortunately, due to a flight delay, guitarist Jim McCarty (also an original member) wasn't there. (My apologies for not remembering who filled in on guitar.)


CD insert.

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The Cadillac Black

Thanks to my pal Dave Iozzia, he scored for me The Cadillac Black members Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason and Kelby Ray. They were openers for a recent ZZ Top show so they ended up signing a page from concert program.


Page from program.

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Chris Caffery

Guitar great, Chris Caffery (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Savatge) played on some tracks on Tim "Ripper" Owens' solo CD "Play My Game". Chris was at a recent HAIL! show in NYC and my good bud, Dave I. grabbed him to sign the flip side of "Ripper's" promo CD.


CD insert cover.

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California Breed

Glenn Hughes' new band, California Breed, opened recently for Alter Bridge. As a few of us waited patiently in the parking lot before the show, it was cool to hear Glenn warming up his vocal cords for 30 minutes on his tour bus! Then he came out after soundcheck to meet, take photos and sign stuff for the fans. I was also able to grab guitarist Andrew Watt as he arrived at the venue.


CD insert signed by Glenn and Andrew.

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Vivian Campbell

Guitarist Vivian Campbell was on tour with Thin Lizzy recently when they made a stop at The Starland Ballroom. Vivian may be best known as one of the members of Def Leppard, (not to mention Whitesnake, Dio, and Shadow King as well) but I opted instead to have him sign a copy of his solo CD and a promo of (the great) Riverdogs CD from a pre-Def Leppard time.

UPDATE - I caught up with Vivian once again, this time while on tour with Last In Line. This time I had him add his name to these classic Dio albums, already signed by Vinnie Appice and Jimmy Bain.


Promo CD cover.

CD cover.


Album cover already signed by
Vinnie Appice and Jimmy Bain.

Album cover already signed by
Vinnie Appice and Jimmy Bain.

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Candlebox...well...

OK, it's like this... the original members of Candlebox recently regrouped and hit the road. I couldn't make the autograph stalking so it was up to my pal Dave I. Now, alot of time has passed since these guys made these CDs. EVERYBODY has a haircut these days!! Anyway, original drummer Scott Mercado signed these...as did TOURING GUITARIST Sean Hennesy.

UPDATE - OK, now THIS is better...! During a recent stop at WDHA on a promo run for their new album, Love Stories and Other Musings, Kevin Martin, Peter Klett and Sean Hennesy stopped in and performed some acoustic numbers. So this gave me the opportunity to update some CD booklets and score the signed promo photo. Very cool! Always loved these guys!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


Updated CD insert.

Updated CD insert.

Updated CD insert.

CD insert.

Promo photo.

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Jerry Cantrell

Purchased item. This is one of a handful of "pre-autographed" items in my collection. I believe it was Compact Disc World, when you purchased the new CD, you would get an autographed booklet too...yahoo!

CD insert.

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Michael Cartellone

I had the opportunity to meet the former Damn Yankees and current (like for the past 20 years!) drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd at an appearance at Wentworth Galleries in Short Hills, NJ. Michael was there presenting his artwork but he was very gracious to meet and chat with any fans about his art OR music. I spoke with hime for a bit about both and he very kindly signed my Damn Yankees CD insert.


CD insert.

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Jon Caspi

Thanks to my bud Dave Iozzia for snagging me a signed CD by the great singer/songwriter Jon Caspi from NJ.

UPDATE - My pal Dave Iozzia caught up with Jon Caspi again at a recent gig where he very cleverly "personalized" a copy of the band's set list for my collection! Many thanks, Jon!


CD insert.


Set list signed by Jon.

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Carlos Cavazo

Carlos, former lead guitarist of Quiet Riot, now touring with the Hollywood Allstars. The Allstars includes Vinny Appice on drums, Jimmy Bain on bass, Charlie West on vocals, Carlos on guitar and Krigger on a second set of skins!!. Carlos was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet (as were the rest of the band!) and he even joked around abit while snapping some photos. I had Carlos add his signature to a classic Quiet Riot album that I had the other band members sign a few months earlier.


Vinyl cover.

Me and Carlos outside...

Me and Carlos inside!

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CAVO

Caught up with the guys from CAVO as one of the bands on the second stage at CrueFest 2009. After their set was over, vocalist Casey Walker, guitarist Chris Hobbs. Brian Smith, bass and drummer Chad LaRoy signed stuff for the fans.

CD insert.

Promo poster signed by the band.

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Cemetary Sun

Thanks to my pal Dave Iozzia for grabbing me this signed promo photo by the band, Cemetary Sun, who was opening for someone at Starland.


Promo photo.

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Charm City Devils

Caught up with the guys from Charm City Devils, who also appeared on the CrueFest 2009 second stage. After their set they mingled with the fans for photos and autographs. Here signed by all the guys, vocalist John Allen, guitarists Vic Karrera and Nick Kay, bassist Anthony Arambula and drummer Jason Heiser.


CD insert.

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Cheap Trick

Another in-store event at Vintage Vinyl. I missed the few acoustic songs they did, but arrived in time to get in line for some autographs. The deal was...buy their new DVD and get a wristband allowing you in for the show and signing. You were only supposed to get the DVD autographed, but as you can see, I got a few extras...

My original Live at Budokan LP signed by (I think) Tom Petersen.

My original In Color LP also signed by Tom (I guess!)

CD insert signed by everybody.

DVD cover signed by the band.

Rick Nielson had a pile of picks for the fans...and the wristband for the event.

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Gary Cherone (from Extreme/Van Halen 3)

Another DHA stop. Gary was stopping to promote the release of his new CD with his new band, Tribe of Judah. He may have gotten a raw deal with Van Halen III, but all the Extreme discs are great!!

UPDATE- Gary signed a copy of his solo project, Tribe of Judah, while here on tour with Extreme.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Picture card included in the special edition version of Van Halen 3 that came in a tin box.


Me and Gary Cherone.


CD insert.

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Chickenfoot

BEST, BEST THING EVER!! Many thanks to the folks at WDHA-FM, especially Curtis Kay and sales exec, Valerie Freda. WDHA ran the "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" promotion where one person would be picked to have lunch with the band at The Hard Rock Cafe in NYC and then tix to the show that night (and also an overnight hotel stay in NYC as well). Well, I won it and it was better than expected!! For about 2 hours, my wife Donna, myself and a small number of other winners from the tri-state area got to rub shoulders, chat, drink and munch with Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith. As you can see, they were more than generous with their time and signatures. It was great to finally meet Sammy after being a huge fan for years and he added his signature to some pieces signed last year by The Waboritos. While standing there to take a picture for Valerie, Sammy decided to sign my T-shirt which resluted in me asking the rest of the band to do so as well. Great, great time and a fantastic show later that night!!


CD insert signed by the band.


CD insert signed by Sammy in silver.


CD insert signed by Sammy in silver.


CD insert signed by Sammy.


CD insert signed by Mike.


CD insert signed by Sammy and Mike.


CD insert signed by Sammy in silver.


CD insert signed by Chad.


CD insert signed by Joe.


CD insert signed by Joe.


My t-shirt signed by the band.


...with Sammy Hagar.


...with Michael Anthony.


...with Joe Satriani.


...and with Chad Smith.

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Tommy Chong

How often does THIS opportunity come up?? Tommy stopped in a the morning show at DHA (with Rob Moorehead) to chat for a bit about things. Rob was kind enough to invite myself (and 2 other guys) inside to hang while Tommy was there. These are the original 45 picture sleeves that I bought when they first came out in the 70's, man!


Me and Tommy Chong at WDHA.

Original vinyl 45 picture sleeve.

Original vinyl 45 picture sleeve.

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Cheetah Chrome

Thanks to my pal, Dave Iozzia, I'm able to add an icon from the days of punk rock, former Dead Boys guitarist, Cheetah Chrome. Dave dusted off his safety pins, ripped his shirt and spiked up his hair to get me a set list signed by Cheetah and band members guitarist Jason Kottwitz, drummer Chris Alaniz, and bassist Curt Christenson.


Set list signed by the band.

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Kelly Clarkson

Auction item. Thought this promo photo signed by the pop star and winner of the first season of American Idol would be a cool item to have.


Promo photo.

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Jake Clemons

Nephew of Clarence "The Big Man", Clemons, Jake Clemons and his band made an appearance at Vintage Vinyl to promote the release of his solo CD. Jake played a few numbers and then met and signed for the fans. A thanks to the guy in line in front of me (who's name I cannot remember). We had a good conversation while waiting and I agreed to take his photo with Jake. So in return he gave me an extra CD that he bought, which I had the whole band sign.


CD cover signed by Jake.

CD cover signed by Jake and the band.

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Karl Cochran

Guitarist Karl Cochran had a table at the 2005 KISS Expo. I had been meaning to pick up his solo disc, Voodooland, for sometime since it had vocals by John Corabi and Joe Lynn Turner. Karl was selling copies of the disc at his table and we had him sign it to our daughter, Annie. Had I been a bit more on the ball, I would have had him sign the ESP booklet along with Eric Singer.


CD insert.

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Leonard Cohen

Auction item. I guess you could consider musician/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen a "folk artist" of sorts, considered to be up there with the likes of Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. Cohen is most likely best known now for his song "Hallelujah", covered by hundreds of artists. I saw this signed "Old Ideas Tour 2013" program up for auction and was able to pick it up for a great price.


Signed program.

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Liza Colby Sound

Thanks to my pal, Dave I., who attended a concert on the beach in Long Branch, NJ where he picked up this signed setlist for me by the Liza Colby Sound, signed by Liza Colby-vocals, Charlie Roth-drums, Alec Morton-bass and Robbie "Seahag" Mangano-guitar


Setlist signed by the band.

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Judy Collins

Thanks to the folks at The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ, I was a lucky winner in a drawing to 2 free tickets to a show during the 2011 - 2012 season. I selected a "Christmas Show" featuring performances by two music legends...Arlo Guthrie and Judy Collins. No luck meeting either artists but they did have signed Judy Collins CDs for sale in the lobby, so...


CD cover.

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Steve Conte

Thanks to my pal, Dave, who caught up with ex-New York Dolls guitarist, Steve Conte at Punky Meadow's CD release party in NYC. Steve is currently lending his talents with Michael Monroe’s band


CD cover.

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Scot Coogan

Scot Coogan is drummer/vocalist who has worked with a huge number of artists, such as Brides of Destruction, Ace Frehley, Lita Ford and George Lynch to name just a few. I was lucky to meet up with Scot, with a nod to my pal Dave Iozzia, after the opening night of Ace Frehley's 2014 Space Invader tour. Scot signed my copy of the Red Zone Rider CD that he did with Kelly Keeling and Vinnie Moore.


CD cover.


Scot and a happy fan!

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Alice Cooper

Great snag by my good pal, Dave Iozzia! Dave just happened to show up at the Bergen PAC at the right time when the always elusive Mr. Cooper was exiting the venue after just taping a VH1 "thing". Dave asked Alice if he would be kind enough to oblige with a quick autograph. Alice signed, Dave wished him luck on the show that evening to which Mr. Cooper replied that he didn't need luck for the show that night but instead could use some luck for his golf game the next day!

UPDATE - Auction items. Came across these great items, the two LPs and especially this AWESOME Epiphone SG style guitar, signed by Alice! At least the body of the guitar is signed and not just a pick guard!!


CD insert.



Signed guitar.

Signed album.

Signed album.

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John Corabi

Incredible that vocalist and musician, John Corabi, performed nearby at The Crossroads, in Garwood, NJ. In the 80's he fronted a band called The Scream...excellent CD! When Vince Neil left Motley Crue, John was the replacement vocalist (for just one album though....) and he also was part of Union and ESP with guys like Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick! Although he played to a small crowd on a Sunday evening, he entertained with his music and humor. PLUS he was so giving to the fans that were there that night, talking and taking photos and signing for everyone. And all around great guy!


CD insert also signed
by guitarist Bruce Bouillet.


CD insert.


CD insert.


CD insert previously signed
by Bruce Kulick.


CD insert previously signed
by Brent Fitz.


CD insert previous signed by Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick.

 


CD insert previously signed by Brent Fitz.

 

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Gary Cornish (The Rascals)

Met up with guitarist Gary Cornish (from The Rascals...Good Lovin', Groovin, People Got to Be Free, How Can I Be Sure?, A Beautiful Morning) at a recent Chiller Theater Con.


CD insert.

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Kevin Costner

OK, so your wondering..."what the hell does Kevin Costner have to do with ROCK AND ROLL autographs????" Well, I was one of a lucky few who caught up with Kevin (we're on a first name basis, ya know) after his SOUNDCHECK at the Starland Ballroom. Kevin's BAND...Kevin Costner and Modern West...were making one of their tour stops there recently. Look for and buy the CD...it sounds great!!.


DVD insert.

DVD insert.

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David Coverdale

David stopped by WDHA while promoting his solo releases, Into The Light. I was thinking, "man, Coverdale is a LEGEND! I hope he's not all stuck up and stuff...". Well, Dave (and I believe his manager) showed up about an hour late...here comes this Crown Victoria into the DHA lot and out gets David from the front passeneger seat. Since I'm the only person standing outside, he apologizes to ME for being late!!! "No problem" I said, and he graciously signed everything I had and stopped for some pictures BEFORE going onto the studio! What a great...legendary...gentleman!

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


Deep Puple's Burn album.

David and me..."standing in the shadows of love" I guess...!

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The Crash Kings

I caught up with the guys from Crash Kings (Tony Beliveau, Mike Beliveau and Jason Morris) when they recently opened for JET at The Starland Ballroom.


Promo photo.

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Creed

A few years back, Alter Bridge came to town and I was lucky enough to score autographs from drummer Scott Phillips and bassist Brian Marshall. Scott and Brian are also members of Creed, so at that time I had them sign some Creed stuff. Now recently, Creed was in touring area so I made another attempt and was able to add guitarist Mark Tremonti to stuff Scott and Brian previously signed. Mark and Scott also signed the Full Circle CD...I had JUST missed getting Brian to sign as well. Now all that's left is to score vocalist Scott Stapp! Oh well, next time.

UPDATE - OK, NOW it is finally complete! I caught up with Scott Stapp during a book signing tour for his autobiography "Sinner's Creed". During the signing I mentioned that his was the last name I needed to complete my full Creed autographs! And he graciously signed my CD's. Over. Done!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Now these are "complete" and are signed by Scott (although I still need Brian on the Full Circle CD).

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Marshall Crenshaw

I finally had the opportunity to catch up with the great Marshall Crenshaw just before he performed an acoustic show at church in Woodbridge, NJ. Marshall was very friendly and kind enough to sign my stuff here (and I did get the opp to tell him my favorite Crenshaw song: "You're My Favorite Waste Of Time"...so cool).


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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David Cross

Thanks to my good pal, Dave Iozzia for catching up with comedian David Cross after a performance at The Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ. With nothing else but his ticket stub and a red ballpoint pen....

Dave I's ticket stub signed by David Cross (upside down even!!).

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Russell Crowe / Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunts

Crowe's band was touring around in support of their new CD. The band made a stop at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. I wish I could say that I met the band and they all signed the DVD...the truth is, at the souvenir table where you buy T-shirts, you could buy the DVD with or without the autographs...KA-CHING! I'm a bit embarassed to say for how much! (I am 99% certain that I was standing next to and spoke with...at that time...Crowe's girlfriend, who is now Mrs. Crowe!)

DVD cover signed by the whole band.

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Cry Of Love

Cry of Love was one of those "blues-rock" styled bands formed in the mid 90's. They only released 2 CDs, each one with a different vocalist. WDHA was holding a charity auction at Compact Disc World in the Menlo Park, NJ store. A majority of the items up for bid were stuff signed by rock artists. Alot of the items were a bit beyond my financial means at the time, but I was able to bid on and win this Fender guitar autographed by the band.

Autographed Fender Guitar.

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The Cult (kinda)...

No, not Ian Astbury, not Billy Duffy...it's 2006 Cult touring drummer, John Tempesta. The real story here is that my great pal, Dave Iozzia suffered scrapes and bruises and shed BLOOD to get this setlist!! Well, actually, no...the setlist came easy...it was Dave leaping over a fence around the soundboard to grab the tamborine Ian Astbury tossed in the audience that caused all the physical damage...but he GOT the tamborine!!

Setlist signed by drummer John Tempesta.

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Cy Curnin (of The Fixx)

Former lead singer of 80's band The Fixx, Cy Curnin, was the opening act at MusicFest 09. MusicFest is a free, open air music festival featuring a number of bands over 2 days now here in my hometown of Clark, NJ. Cy and guitarist Nick Harper opened the festivities with a great acoustic set of classic Fixx tunes and solo songs. After the set I was able to grab Cy for some signatures and a quick photo.


CD insert.

CD insert.

Cy with Annie and me.

Cy onstage (with Nick Harper) at MusicFest 09.

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Cherie Currie (The Runaways)

In the 70's, Cherie Currie was the voice of The Runaways. Whenever you hear the song Cherry Bomb (like in The Guardians of the Galaxy movie)...that's her singing! Aside from the rockin' music The Runaways gave us, there was an obvious appeal to a many male fans. After The Runaways, Cherie did some solo work and has appeared in movies and TV. I met up with Cherie at the 2014 Chiller Con where she signed my ORIGINAL copy of the first Runaways and her solo LPs. And she still looks great!


Runaways album cover.

Cherie's solo album cover.

Cherie Currie and...uh...um?...oh yea, me!

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Joey D'Angeli

I met Joey (former lead vocalist of ROXX) at the 2009 Chiller Convention. Ironically, not there signing specifically, but he's currently involved in The Wild Life Animal Conservation Center in Ridgefield Park, NJ (www.njbatman.com) and they had a live bat display at the con. The display itself was very cool and informative (my daughter LOVED it!!) and Joey himself was very personable and friendly! Thanks!!


CD insert.

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Dag Nasty

Thanks to my pal Dave Iozzia, for snagging me this setlist signed by Shawn Brown, Brian Baker, Roger Marbury and Colin Sears of the hardcore band Dag Nasty.


Setlist signed by the band .

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Charlie Daniels

Auction item. Although I'm not a big fan of The Charlie Daniels Band's music, I was compelled to snag this autographed photo simply because The Devil went Down To Georgia was a song that was part of my teenage years.


Promo photo.

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Danger Danger

This, I believe, is my first of what would become many, MANY, WDHA "events"...listeners called in to win tickets to the Danger Danger show that evening at a club in northern NJ. From that list of winners, the station pulled 3 people as grand prize winners to have dinner with and meet the band before the show. All I had was a piece of paper that I had the guys in the band sign...on BOTH SIDES!

Donna and me with a few guys from the band.

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Martha Davis (The Motels)

I caught up with Martha Davis as she arived for soundcheck in Morristown, NJ. In the 80's, you could not escape hearing The Motels on the radio and MTV. She was very gracious to the fans waiting, taking pictures and signing for us! Martha was one of the acts on tour with The Go-Gos and Patty Smyth from Scandal. I didn't get any autographs from either of those bands but I did get "dissed" (in a nice way...I'm pretty sure he smiled as he passed me!) by John McEnroe, who's married to Patty Smyth


LP cover.

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The Dead Daisies

I had the opportunity to meet The Dead Daisies when they toured on the 2013 Uproar Festival when it made a stop at the PNC in Jersey. I'm so glad I missed them! Because I had a much better and more unique opportunity a year later at the WDHA studios! The band was doing an on-air appearance to support their new EP. The great Curtis Kay at DHA was so nice to let me "sneak in" and hang in the hallway while the band warmed up! For about 30 minutes I had my own private acoustic show with vocalist Jon Stevens (INXS), guitarist Richard Fortus (GnR), keyboardist Dizzy Reed (GnR), bassist Marco Mendoza (everybody!) and drummer Brian Tichy (everybody!!). SO COOL! After they warmed up, the band signed my photo (guitarist David Lowy was no longer with them at this point.)


Promo photo signed by the band.

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Deep Purple (2015)

My best bud Bob and I caught Deep Purple on their 2015 tour as it came through The Count Basie Theater in Red Bank. After the show, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Roger Glover and Don Airey came out in the parking lot to greet, hang out and sign stuff for the fans. Unfortunately Ian Gillian did not come out!


CD cover.


CD cover.

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Def Leppard

Def Leppard was in Jersey to promote the release of their new album, "X". The CD was being released that day and the band stopped by WDHA on their way to a Wal-Mart store in Saddlebrook for an in-store signing!!! Since the band was running extremely late, there was no time for any autographs...they zoomed into the studio and zoomed out. They only stopped for ONE photograph of the entire group of us waiting outside...which their tour manager said "everybody will get a copy"...yea, right! Hey!! Anybody have a copy of that photo?? This was one of the rare times with no autographs...but I did shake hands with drummer Rick Allen.


Vocalist Joe Elliot.

Guitarist Phil Collen.

Bassist Rick Savage, Guitarist
Vivian Campbell and Joe Elliot.

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Default

Many thanks to the guys from Default who braved a drizzly Sunday afternoon to sign my stuff! Vocalist Dallas Smith signed first, followed by bassist Dave Benedict and drummer Danny Craig (who did his best to shield my stuff from the raindrops) and lastly, guitarist Jeremt Hora.


Promo photo signed by the band.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Dean DeLeo (of Stone Temple Pilots)

The great Dave Iozzia (and his young son, Michael) made the trek to Connecticut to catch up with the newly reformed Stone Temple Pilots. Dave was kind enough to snag me guitarist Dean DeLeo's autograph but it's kudos to Michael for sticking it out for HOURS to finally get Weiland's signature! Congrats, little man!!

Doodles and Dean DeLeo.

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Delta Deep

Delta Deep is the side project of Def Leppard's Phil Collen and Stone Temple Pilot's Robert DeLeo, along with vocalist Debbi Blackwell-Cook and Forrest Robbinson on drums. My pal Dave Iozzia caughtup with the band after a show in Asbury Park, NJ and had them sign this promo photo for me.


Promo photo signed by the whole band.

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Rick Derringer

Again, kudos to my pal Dave Iozzia for grabbing this for me! At a recent Johnny and Edgar Winter show, guitar legend Rick Derringer was also on the bill. Rick kindly signed a photo I had taken of him from a show in Asbury Park back in the late 70's. Rick assured Dave that he no longer makes those leaps off of the amps anymore!

UPDATE - Purchased item. While cruising around the internet, I decided to check into Rick Derringer's website. I found out that he offered some of his CDs autographed, so I wanted something from "the 70's", so I opted for a copy of Derringer Live!


8x10 photo.


CD insert.

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Descendents

Very cool items from the "punk rock" band the Decendents, thanks to my pal Dave Iozzia and his son, Michael (who cretaed the nice flier....note the "Phil Sucks"...LOL!). The band (Bill Stevenson, Milo Aukerman, Karl Alvarez and Stephen Egerton) made a recent in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl.


CD insert.

Signed flier.

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Liberty DeVitto

Liberty DeVitto, former long-time drummer for Billy Joel was in the area recently performing with Glen Burtnick and Marshall Crenshaw (as the Incredible Simulators performing Beatles songs). I caught up with him as he came outside and asked him to sign a couple of Billy Joel items.


Album cover.

CD insert.

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Dennis DeYoung

I caught up with the former Styx frontman after a soundcheck at the Welmont Theater in Montclair, NJ. Although it was a chilly afternoon, Dennis was very gracious and signed my stuff before heading out for some dinner before the show!


CD cover.


CD cover.

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Chris Difford

My good bud, Dave Iozzia finally caught up with the "other half" of Squeeze, Chris Difford at a recent Squeeze show in NJ. Glenn Tilbrook had previously signed this disc.


CD insert.

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Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens / The Smithereens

Pat was doing a small tour of bookstores and was making a stop at Borders Books in Princeton, NJ. My buddy Rob Sims and I decided to sit in for what was a great evening of acoustic renditions of Smithereens songs...along with the classic Smithereens' Dairy Queen commercial song!! Since I saw other people doing it, I grabbed on of the posters of the wall and had Pat sign it.

Part 2 - The Smithereens were part of the lineup of MusicFest '05, a free(!) outdoor concert at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, NJ. Also on the bill was headliner Joan Jett, They Might Be Giants and Joe Bonamassa among others. I was able to grab signatures from the 3 original members, vocalist Pat DiNizio, drummer Dennis Diken and guitarist Jim Babjak.

Part 2
My old pal Dave Iozzia caught up with the Smithereens doing a show at BB King's in NYC. Pat, Dennis and Jim all signed the Blow Up CD and Pat signed the soundtrack CD from his ESPN TV series.

Part 3
Once again old pal Dave I catches up with the Smitherens while performing down in Lakewood, NJ. All the guys graciously sign my copies of their latest...Meet The Smithereens and their new Christmas CD. Thanks all!!

Part 4
There should be no question that this is yet another acquire by the great Dave Iozzia! Dave "swiped" the dressing room door sign for the band to sign while at another appearance at NYC's BB King's.

Part 5
Yet one more item to add to the collection...the Smithereens 2011 CD insert signed by the band. I met up with the guys when they performed this year at my town's 3-day MusicFest.


Poster from the event.

CD insert.


CD insert.

CD insert.


CD insert.

CD insert.


Dressing room door sign.

CD insert signed by the guys.

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Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan and Shania Twain

Auction item. Came across this amazing poster promoting "Divas Live" on VH1. What's cool about this is that it's signed by Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan and Shania Twain. Calling out for some help out there folks...if anybody has contact info, I would love to complete this poster with the two missing artists and add Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey.


Signed poster.

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Disturbed

Auction item. Picked up this photo signed by David Draiman, Dan Donegan and Mike Wehgren of Disturbed off of an auction site. These guys just made it really big with their cover of Simon and Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence.


Promo photo.

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Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels

RUN-D.M.C. is considered one of the most influential acts in the history of hip-hop and rap. Their collaboration with Aerosmith on "Walk This Way" was instrumental in breaking down the walls between rock music and rap. D.M.C. aka Darryl McDaniels (who prefers to be called "D") made an appearance at a benefit music sale put on by DJ Rich Russo. Rich's show, "Anything, Anything" airs on WDHA and The Peak. It was a blast to meet this music legend (who's taller than I had thought!!) and chat with him for a bit. He signed some CD's and posed for a photo with my daughter, Annie.


CD insert.

CD insert.

Annie and "D"

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Don Dokken

I caught up with Don when he and Kelly Keeling opened for Queensryche at The Starland Ballroom. It was cool to finally meet Don and he graciously signed everything for all the fans. He was especially interested in the live Dokken/UFO CD I had. He mentioned that he had only ever seen one or two of 'em around.


CD insert.

CD insert previously
signed by Jeff Pilson.

CD insert previously signed by
Jeff Pilson and George Lynch.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert previously
signed by Jeff Pilson.

CD insert.

DVD insert.

Me and an ecstatic Don Dokken.

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Fats Domino

Auction item. Could not pass on this promo photo of this TRULY classic rock and roller!


Promo photo.

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The Doobie Brothers

My pal Dave Iozzia of Dave's On Tour (www.davesontour.com) has this MASSIVE collection of signed drumsticks. Dave recently purchased a signed Doobie Brothers stick. When he received the package, the seller tossed in this signed paper plate (hopefully unused!!) with signatures from Michael McDonald, drummer Chet McCraken and percussionist Bobby LaKind. This is probably from around the late 70's/early 80's.

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The Doors/Riders On The Storm/John Densmore

The great Dave Iozzia once again grabs a great set of signatures for me at a recent Riders On The Storm show in PA. I have this great promo CD for the Doors box set that was released a few years back, now signed by founding members Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger. Dave also had the other band members...vocalist Brett Scallions, bassist Phil Chen and drummer Ty Dennis sign the program for the evening's show.

UPDATE - While sitting down to eat some burgers with Robbie Krieger before a show, my pal Dave Iozzia scored Robbie's and Ray Manzarek's signatures on my Doors Greatest Hits CD insert.

UPDATE 2 - Doors drummer John Densmore was doing a book signing at Vinatge Vinyl recently. I picked up his book and also had him add his signature to the Doors promo CD previously signed by Manzarek and Krieger.


Promo CD cover.

Program cover.


CD insert.


John Densmore's book cover.

Signed by John and numbered.

Promo CD signed by all 3 members.

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Doro

I caught up with the "legendary" German-born singer Doro (Pesch) at the 2016 Food Truck and Rock Carnival. She had the fans waiting for a good 30 minutes before finally stepping off her bus to make way to the stage. But not the diva, she was very gracious to me and a few other fans to sign for us (although her escort to the stage wasn't to thrilled about it). And we share the same birthday (except I'm just a wee bit older)!


CD insert.

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Dorothy

New band on the scene from LA called Dorothy who made an in-studio stop at the WDHA studios in August 2016. My daughter Annie and I were two of a handful of guests that were selected to be in the studio during their appearance on Terrie Carr's show. They did a couple of acoustic numbers then stayed for photos and signing for us guests. The band is vocalist Dorothy Martin, drummer Zac Morris, guitarist DJ Black and (Annie's favorite) bassist Gregg "Cash Money" Cash.


CD insert signed by the band.

Annie and myself with the band.

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K. K. Downing (Judas Priest)

Auction item. I came across this great shot of guitarist and founding member of Judas Priest, K.K. Downing, on an auction site and thought it was pretty cool.


Promo photo.

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Dennis Dunaway

Former Alice Cooper bassist Dennis Dunaway's new solo disc, The Dennis Dunaway Project. Through my pal Dave Iozzia, Dennis was nice enough to send on a copy of the disc signed by all four band members...Dennis, vocalist Ed Burns, guitarist Rick Tedesco and drummer Russ Wilson.


CD insert.

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Walter Egan

Back in 1978 I heard this song "Magnet and Steel" done by this guy, Walter Egan. I was hooked by the tune and still love hearing it to this day! Walter was one of the guests appearing at Jersey's "Weekend of 100 Rock Stars" Con recently and I was fortunate enough to meet him, tell him that I love the song and have him sign the original LP as well as a "Best Of" CD.


Album cover.

CD insert.

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David Ellefson and Jimmy DeGrasso

On tour with guitar god, Ronnie Montrose, were bassist David Ellefson and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso. Ellefson had been a long time member of the band Megadeth. DeGrasso also was a member of the band for a few discs. Both guys were very gracious to sign a few things for me.

David Ellefson Part 2
Just a few months after meeting Ellefson on tour with Ronnie Montrose, my pal Dave Iozzia caught up with him again, this time touring with the band F5. Dave Ellefson was gracious enough to sign some more Megadeth stuff for me via Dave I.


CD insert.

CD insert.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

DVD cover.

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ELP/Keith Emerson

Another "grand prize" win from WDHA that went from cool to sour to great...ELP was doing a Summer tour to promote their new CD. The shows were at outside venues. As grand prize winners, we were supposed to watch the entire show (Jason Bonham's band was the opening act) from the side of the stage and then meet ELP backstage after the show. That summer, there were alot of nasty thunderstorms with high winds rolling thru NJ. And, of course, the night of the show was another "stormy night". Not real bad, but just nasty! As it turned out, with the weather being potentially rough, Bonham decided not to play. And also due to the weather, it was decided that it might not be safe for us to be on the stage...so we ended up watching the show standing next to the soundboard stand. After the concert we made our way to the side of the stage where we met up with the DJ for DHA. He informed us that due to the weather and other things, ELP just got in their limo and went back to the hotel! Sucks, right? Now it gets better...the DJ (who's name I cannot remember and was a big ELP fan) told us that he knew which hotel the band was staying at and invited us to follow him over to see if the band would be hanging out in the hotel lounge. Well we did and they were...the DJ told their manager our story and we were promptly given a tour program, hats and shirts. We got to comfortably sit down for a while and chat one on one with Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer!! It turned out so much better than how it was supposed to be!

A number of years later, my pal Dave Iozzia was interviewing members of Keith Emerson's solo band and got Keith to sign the Brain Salad Surgery CD insert which is also signed by Greg Lake and Carl Palmer. Keith's signature is a bit hard to see...right below Carl's and to the left of Greg's. Thanks for the gift, Dave!!

Tour program cover.

Partial of program page.


Partial of program page.

Partial of program page.

CD insert.

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Rik Emmett (Triumph)

Purchased item. Newbury Comics offered a copy of Rik Emmett's solo CD with a signed insert. I always loved the band Triumph and having the opportunity to snag the guitarist and co-vocalist's autograph was a definite plus!


CD insert.

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Sully Erna (Godsmack)

Purchased item. Another item available from Newbury Comics, the latest copy of Sully's solo CD with a signed booklet.


CD insert.

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Melissa Etheridge

Purchased item. Pledge Music offered some great items signed by Melissa in support of her latest CD. I opted for the signed CD and this awesome promo poster.


CD cover.

Signed poster.

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Extreme

Extreme stopped by The Starland Ballroom recently while on tour with RATT. Here's a band photo signed by vocalist Gary Cherone, bassist Pat Badger and drummer Kevin Figueiredo. I hung around as long as I could waiting for Nuno, but no luck. Thanks to my bud, Dave Iozzia, for scoring me a "make-up" Nuno autograph on the band's set list after the show.


Band photo signed by Kevin, Gary and Pat.


CD insert signed by Gary and Pat.


Setlist signed by Nuno.

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F5

Once again, my buddy Dave Iozzia pulls thru for me with a set list signed by the band F5. The line up includes Dale Steele on vocals, Steve Conley guitar, Dave Small drums, John Davis guitar and bassist Dave Ellefson formerly of Megadeth.

The setlist, signed by the whole band.

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Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)

In the late 60's and early 70's America's greatest rock band was Grand Funk Railroad. Hailing from Flint, Michigan, they were the States answer to Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the like. We're An American Band and Shinin' On are just two fantastic rock albums. It was a treat to finally meet founding member Mark Farner where I had him sign a couple of inserts for me. And I got an opportunity to tell him that when I was a kid, my cousin from Flint was friends with bassist Mel Schacher's cousin! Yea, that really solidified our friendship!!


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Charlie Farren

Back in the mid-80's there was a CD released by a band called Farrenheit. That CD contains some really great, catchy tunes that I have always loved. Well, what a pleasant surprise it was for me to find out that leader of that band, Charlie Farren, was going to be at NJ's "Weekend of 100 Rock Stars" Con so that I'd have the chance to meet him in person! (Even better is that he's teaming up with my all-time fav, Jon Butcher, on some projects!!) Charlie was great to chat with and he graciously signed a few items for me.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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David "ROCK" Feinstein

Dave "ROCK" Feinstein's history goes back to the band Elf which included his cousin, the late, great Ronnie James Dio. Dave was also a member of the metal band, The Rods. My pal Dave Iozzia met up with Dave F. and he graciously signed over the promo CD "Bitten by the Beast" to me saying "Beast Wishes!"

Outer cover of promo CD.

Inner spread of CD.

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Don Felder

An incredible opportunity, thanks to the great folks at WDHA-FM! I won an in-studio with the legendary Don Felder, former member of the Eagles. He was SUCH a great guy to meet, he was so polite to all the fans and signed everything and posed for pictures with anybody and everybody. The station supplied lunch for the winners and Don was getting ready to leave, but decided to stay and have some lunch with us after he got a wiff of how good the food smelled! Fantastic guy!

UPDATE - Purchased item. While trolling around the internet, I stopped at Don's site and saw this awesome mini white Gibson double-neck, signed by Don and thought that it would be a cool item to add to the collection!


CD cover.

CD insert.

Album cover.

Album cover.

Donna, Don Felder and you-know-who!


Limited edition mini double-neck guitar signed by Don Felder.

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The Fiesty Pirahnnas

Live DVD signed by the guys in the band.


DVD.

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Anton Fig, Reese Wynans and Michael Rhodes (Joe Bonamassa's backing band 2016)

Caught up with legendary drummer, Anton Fig (most notable for being in David Letterman's house band), along with keyboardist Reese Wynans and bassist Michael Rhodes after backing up guitarist Joe Bonamassa at a November 2016 show in Red Bank, NJ.


DVD.

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Filter

Thanks to my good pal, Dave Iozzia, I'm able to add the band Filter (circa 2011) to my roster. Filetr leader and founder Robert Patrick signed my Filter and (side project) Army of Anyone CDs. Dave also offered up his backstage pass, signed by drummer Mike Fineo and bassist Phil Buckman.

UPDATE - Once again, my bud Dave grabs another Filter item to add to my roster! This time a poster signed by band members (minus Robert Patrick) while on tour with STP.


CD insert.

CD insert.

Backstage pass.


Poster.

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finger eleven

A great quad-billing show rolled through Starland Ballroom recently with Airbourne, Saving Abel, Theory of a Deadman and finger eleven. I completely missed out on Airbourne (due to a breakdown enroute) and Saving Abel (???), but caught up with Theory and James Black, Rick Jacket, Rich Beddoe and Sean Anderson of finger eleven. I missed out on vocalist Scott Anderson tho...


The setlist, signed by the whole band, minus Scott Anderson.

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Fiona (Flanagan)

This is pretty cool. I had a feeling that 80's rocker, Fiona, would be making an appearance at a local Kip Winger show. But when that day came, I completely forgot all about it! So I decided to reach out to her and asked if she's sign some items for me and she agreed! So here they are, a CD insert of her third album (with the song "Everything You Do (You're Sexing Me)") and a (sexy) CD single cover! Many thanks!!


CD insert.

CD single sleeve.

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Brent Fitz

I caught up with drummer Brent Fitz while recently on tour with Slash and Myles Kennedy. Here I had him sign two Union discs he played on. Brent has drummed for a number of artists such as Bruce Kulick and Theory of a Deadman.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Flo (and Eddie)

Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, respectively known as Flo and Eddie, were founding members of the 60's band, The Turtles. After The Turtles, they were involved with many different artists such as Frank Zappa, T. Rex, John Lennon, Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper and so on and so on. During their 2014 Happy Together tour (which I tried at THREE different venues!!) to get their signatures, I was only able to snag "Flo". Never even saw Eddie!! Oh well, next time...

Photo signed by "Flo" only!!!

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Flock of Seagulls (2016)

My pal Dave Iozzia scored this setlist signed by the 2016 version of the band after a performance in Asbury Park, NJ. Mike Score (yea, the guy with the hair...) is the only original member of the band here.


Setlist signed by the whole band.

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Florida Georgia Line

Auction item. Saw this promo photo from these up and coming country artists and figured, why not?


Signed promo photo.

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Flyleaf (partial)

Recently Flyleaf opened for Seether. I caught up with guitarist Jared Hartmann and drummer James Culpepper while at The Starland Ballroom but missed out on getting Lacey, Sameer and Pat to sign the photo.

Band photo signed by James and Jared.

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Foghat

Foghat...man, I've always loved this band! Even though original member "Lonesome" Dave Preverett passed away a few years back, Foghat still rocks on. The line up has changed over the years but my bud Dave Iozzia caught up with the band while on tour with Blue Oyster Cult. Here's their recent 2-CD release signed inside by the current members (l to r) Craig MacGregor, Roger Earl, Charlie Huhn and Bryan Bassett.

UPDATE - Purchased item. After seeing the band at WDHA's 2016 Rock the Park (with Southside Johnny and ZZ Top also on the bill), I was inspired to visit their website where I found you could purchase a poster signed by the band...Roger Earl, Craig Macgregor, Bryan Bassett and Charlie Huhn.

UPDATE 2 - Just a few weeks after Rock the Park, my pal Dave Iozzia and I got to see the band do a full set at BB Kings in NYC! After the show, the band came out to meet with the fans. I got my wish to have drummer and founding member, Roger Earl, sign my copy of Fool For The City LP. That's Roger there on the cover, sitting in the middle of a New York City street with a fishing pole!! It's a great story that can be found at my friend Dave's site (click here) and read about the show (click here).


CD cover.

CD inner spread.


Poster signed by the band.


Album cover signed by Roger Earl.

Album cover signed by Roger Earl.

Roger and me!

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Steve Forbert

My good friend Tom Noonan, who shares my love of great music and is a HUGE! Foghat fan, is a frequent figure at appearances by Steve Forbert. Tom was nice enough to pick up this CD, signed by Steve, for me.

CD insert signed
on the back by Steve.

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Lita Ford

FINALLY caught up with Lita at a recent Chiller Convention...after seeing a GREAT come back performance at BB Kings in NYC earlier this year!! She signed my CD booklets and even signed the Black CD twice since it didn't really show up too good on the front side.

UPDATE - I caught up with Lita once again during an in-store stop at the great Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ. Lita performed 3 acoustic numbers and then spent time signing and chatting with the fans. Lita signed my vinyl copy of Out For Blood along with my Greatest Hits CD cover and the insert from her latest (and OUTSTANDING!) new disc, Living Like A Runaway. Thanks, Lita!

UPDATE 2 - Purchased item. Lita was on her 2016 tour with a stop at The Starland Ballroom. During the show, she mentioned some stories in her autobiography, which was onsale at the merch booth. After the show, all copies of the book were sold out but you could get signed copies at her website.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


CD insert.

CD insert.

Lita and me!

Lita's first solo album with original cover.


Signed book cover.

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Foreigner

During 2005/2006 the newly reformed Foreigner have been touring heavily. And, it seems, most of those stops have been or will be in New Jersey! The new lineup consists of original, founding member Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen on vocals, Jeff Pilson on bass, Jason Bonham on drums, Thom Gimbal on sax and guitar and Jeff Jacobs on keyboards. As evident by the links here, I've met most of these guys on some of those previous stops. My buddy Dave Iozzia grabbed this door sign on his 3rd (or is it the 4th now??) concert of this tour and was nice enough to have all the band members sign it for me!.

UPDATE - While on tour during the Summer with Styx, my pal Dave picked up this tour-only edition of a live disc of the new line-up, presigned by all the band members.

UPDATE 2 - Dave Iozzia and I caught up with the guys as they hit Jersey yet again during the 2005 - 2006 tour. I caught Mick Jones outside the Bergen PAC and had him sign my ticket stub.

UPDATE 3 - Another Dave Iozzia grab...Dave caught up with the band at a recent 2009 outdoor show and had the guys sign their brand new release.

UPDATE 4 - Need I say it...another Dave Iozzia grab...this time, new drummer Jason Sutter signed Dave's ticket for me. Welcome to the club, Jason...!


Door sign.


CD insert.

Ticket stub signed by Mick Jones.


CD cover

Inner gatefold signed by the band.


Concert ticket signed by Jason.

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Four By Fate

The band, Four By Fate, consists of bassist John Regan, Tod Howarth (vocals and keys), Rob Affuso (drums) and Patrick James Gasperini (guitars). John and Tod are former members of Ace Frehley's band, Frehley's Comet and Rob is the former Skid Row drummer. The band made an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl to promote the release of their new CD, Relentless. Unfortunately Rob Affuso wasn't able to attend the in-store.


CD insert.

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Peter Frampton

Another WDHA "event". Lenny Block (Bloch?) was the program director at the time and he was familiar with my name from being a frequent winner/listener to DHA. When I heard that PETER FRAMPTON! was stopping by the station, I called Lenny and asked him if it would be OK for me to hang out in the parking lot. Lenny graciously allowed myself (and a few other fans) to hang out inside the lobby. After being on air, Frampton stopped for photos and signed everything for the fans.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


Me and Peter Frampton.
(This was at the beginning of the roll of film and almost didn't make development! I had to scan the negative to get this shot, which is why it's in black and white.)

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Aretha Franklin / BB King

One of THE BEST prizes from WDHA...!! It was one of those weekend contests that you would call in and be entered to win the grand prize, which was two tickets to the Grammys in NYC (along with an overnite stay!). Needless to say, I was THE lucky winner! It was at Radio City and granted, the seats were as far back and as high up as you could get...but they WERE dead center. It was a cool event to see in person. Whoopi Goldberg was the host, Metallica and Queensryche performed, among others. And after the show, as Donna and I were leaving, you could look down from the staircases and see everybody exiting from the main floor. I could see Donald Trump and Mayor David Dinkins, among others, and I figured that the bottom of the stairs would be roped off to us "little people"...WRONG!! We had missed a great opportunity to rub shoulders with some great artists!! But, as we went outside, Aretha was having a smoke before her limo pulled up and BB King was there waiting as well, so I asked them to sign the program booklet.


Grammy Program cover.


Page that was signed.


Close-up of BB King's signature.

Close-up of Aretha's signature.

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Tony Franklin

I caught up with bassist Tony Franklin recently while on tour with Kenny Wayne Shepherd. It was really cool to meet Tony since I've been a fan since his days in The Firm and especially with Blue Murder. He agreed with me when I said I loved Blue Murder and it was a GREAT rock band. Tony was also impressed by the CD single package of Blue Murder's Valley of the Kings. Tony graciously signed my stuff...a very cool guy!

Inside of Blue Murder's Valley of the Kings CD single, previously signed by Carmine Appice.
Inside of Blue Murder's first CD package.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Free Spirit

Met these guys outside Double D's in Morristown...they were opening for the Hollywood Allstars. The disc is signed by all the guys in the band... Tm Caso, Larry Guild, Paul Carroll, Jonathan Plout and John Gray. If you miss that classic "J. Geils Band" sound, check these Bostonians out!


CD signed by the band.

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Ace Frehley (KISS)

I met Ace Frehley, founding member of KISS, at the 2014 Chiller Con. As he was signing my CD he was complaining about the gum sombody gave him, so he bummed a couple of Tic Tacs off me!

UPDATE - Auction item. Saw this awesome copy of Ace's solo LP on line and had to have it!


CD cover.


Signed LP cover.

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Peter Gabriel

Auction item. Came across this signed CD insert from Peter Gabriel at a great price!


CD insert.

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Eric Gales

After being a fan of Eric's since the beginning, I finally got the opportunity to see him in person and a wonderful, intimate show at Mexicali Blues Cafe in NJ. After the show, Eric met with fans, took photos and signed items.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Garbage

Auction item. Saw this item up for auction, signed by the whole band and thought it would be a great item to add to my collection.


Signed CD insert.

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Ricky Gervais

Purchased item. David Brent: Life on the Road is a 2016 British mockumentary comedy film by comedian Ricky Gervais, who I think is hilarious! When this item popped up on the Newbury Comics website, I had to grab a copy!


CD insert.

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Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)

Auction item. Starting here with Billy Gibbons (guitarist, vocalist and founding member of ZZ Top), I've come to the realization that there are a handful of artists out there that I would like to add to my collection but will probably never get the chance to meet. So, within reason, I've decided to take a chance with some auction items (all with certificates of authenticity, of course!) and give that a try.


Signed photo.

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Debbie Gibson

Yes, it's true...Debbie Gibson. I met her at the 2014 Chiller Con as well. Now here's the story...at some point, back in the early 90's (I'm assuming) I picked up this "limited edition" video (that's VHS, folks) and CD gift pack. Based on the price sticker, it probably cost around one dollar at the time. Best part is that I had NEVER OPENED IT! It was still shrinkwrapped. So what was kinda cool is that Debbie's people videotaped (digitally of course!) Debbie removing the plastic and signing it for me.


Gift box signed by Debbie.

Debbie and me.

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Paul Gilbert and Bruce Bouillet

Once upon a time in the 80s there was a fantastic "metal-shred" band called Racer X. Master guitar slingers Paul Gilbert and Bruce Bouillet gave Racer X it's life. After Racer X, Bruce went on to join The Scream (do yourself a favor and find that CD!) and Paul went on to Mr. Big. Time passes, things happen and Bruce and Paul are back together again doing the latest G3 tour with Joe Satriani and John Petrucci. I hooked up with Bruce and Paul at The Starland and they were very cool and signed all. Thanks, guys!


CD insert signed by
Bruce and Paul.

CD insert signed by
Bruce and Paul.

CD insert signed by Paul.

CD insert signed by
Paul and previously signed by Billy Sheehan.

CD insert signed by
Paul and previously signed by Billy Sheehan.

CD insert signed by Paul.

CD insert signed by Paul.

CD insert signed by Bruce.

Annie and Paul Gilbert.

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Ian Gillian

Many thanks to The Aquarian (a local, tri-state area, rock & roll newspaper) for this unexpected surprise that came in the mail! I had entered one of their many online contests and apparently was one of the winners for this new solo release from Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillian. It's a great dual disk package that Ian apparently autographed while in the area performing some shows.


Outside of CD insert.

Inside of CD insert.

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Thom Gimbal

I caught up with Thom after a recent Foreigner show in Morristown, NJ. Thom, originally from Morristown, has been part of the Foreigner lineup for a number of years. The new lineup also consists of Kelly Hansen on lead vocals, Jeff Pilson on bass and Jason Bonham on drums. I should also mention that founding member Mick Jones is still there banging out those killer riffs and Jeff Jacobs up there on keyboards. Many years before joing Foreigner, Thom handled sax and keyboard duties for one of my all time favs...Jon Butcher! Thom was a great guy to chat with and he was nice enough to sign a few Jon Butcher discs he played on. Thom also got a kick out of my Jon Butcher concert T.


Front and back of CD insert.

CD insert.

Front and back of CD insert.

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Gin Blossoms

The Gin Blossoms made a stop here recently, playing at MusicFest 2009, a local 2-day outdoor music event here in my hometown! After their set I was able to grab signatures from lead singer Robin Wilson and guitarist Jesse Valenzuela.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Neil Giraldo

If you're not aware, Neil Giraldo is not only the guitarist for Pat Benatar since the first album but he's also her husband. Now a few years ago, when I was trying to get Pat and Neil's autographs I had a bit of a "run in" with, I guess, her tour manager? Cannot remember her name but it was a one word name (like "Asshole" or something to that effect). Aside from complaining that myself and TWO OTHER "FANS" were being annoying and that she would call the cops on us, she would constantly be nasty and say that Pat or Neil will not sign anything! Well, a few years later I did see Neil and he was sort of "ok" but no sign of Pat...or "Asshole". UGH!


Pat's debut album signed by Neil.

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Corey Glover of Living Color

Corey Glover, lead singer of Living Color...stopped by Vintage Vinyl for an in-store performance to promote his solo release, Hymns. Very nice guy...he graciously signed everything.

Inside of CD insert foldout.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Another foldout CD insert.

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Godsmack

Purchased item. Newbury Comics offered Godmack's Live & Inspired and 1000 Horsepower CDs with booklets signed by the full band.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Craig Goldy

I met guitarist Craig Goldy during the 2015 Extreme Guitar Tour as it rolled through BB King's in NYC. Craig has played on a number of artist's albums but most notably with the band Giuffria and a number of Dio albums.


CD cover.

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Lou Gramm

What a great opportunity to finally meet the incredible Lou Gramm! I had the chance to meet Lou while on tour with Eddie Money and Mickey Thomas for the 2011 Jingle Bell Rock Tour. I had Lou sign my promo copy of Rough Diamonds, previously signed by Mick Jones, and my copy of the debut Foreigner CD.


Promo CD cover.

CD insert.

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Josh Groban

Auction item. I know...what can I say...Josh Groban. It was cheap (sorry Josh!) so I thought it would be a good item to add to my collection!


Promo photo.

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Trey Gunn

Thanks to my buddy, Dave Iozzia for snagging me bassist extrodinaire, Trey Gunn! Dave caught up with Trey on tour with his band Security Project.


CD insert.

Promo photo.

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Sammy Hagar

I have always been a Sammy fan since the days of Montrose, but this story has just proved to me how great a person Sammy is! First, a little backstory...my wife, Donna, and I are the same age. I was born in June, her in December. One milestone year (I'm not putting ages here!) she threw me a surprise birthday party. Since she was having the same "milestone" in December, I couldn't do the surprise party thing TOO! So, I decided to try and write to a bunch of her favorite celebrities...actors, musicians, SAMMY, etc...and ask them to write a happy birthday wish on the supplied return card. I would have the returns go to my folks house, so she wouldn't know about it. Well, I didn't get quite as many back as I would have hoped, but I got a decent handful. So her birthday (in December) comes and goes and she's really surprised by the autographs and stuff. Jump ahead a few months to the following March. I stop at my folks house and my Mom says "another one of those cards came". I'm thinking, it's 3 months later...who's sending it NOW?? Well, it turns out it's from Sammy!! He APOLOGIZES for being on the road and not getting to his mail right away, so here's a belated birthday greeting!!! Now he could have very easily just said, "hey I missed the date" and tossed it in the trash. But instead, Sammy was nice enough to go through the trouble to fill out the card and send it back. Thanks, Sammy!!!

UPDATE: ...and the Waboritas
Ten years after getting Sammy's autograph I am now able to add The Waboritas to the roster!! On a recent tour stop here in NJ at the Bergen PAC, I had the opportunity to grab Mona (bass), Victor Johnson (guitar) and David Lauser (drums) for their autographs. I have to admit, myself along with just a handful of other fans, were a bit disappointed to not have the opportunity to get Sammy's autograph that night...next time!!

UPDATE 2 - Auction item. Came across this beautiful white Epiphone guitar signed by the great Sammy Hagar...had to have it!!!


Birthday greeting to Donna from Sammy.


CD cover.

Open CD spread signed by David Lauser, Victor Johnson and Mona.

CD insert.

CD insert.


Signed Epiphone guitar.

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Halestorm

I caught up with Lzzy and the guys from Halestorm (Arejay, Joey and Josh) while on tour with Chevelle and Burn Halo. I have to say that, aside from being a tight, rockin' band (with a one of the coolest drum solos I've seen on stage in a long time!), they are the friendliest group to their fans that I've come across in awhile. I've been lucky to have a met a number of artists over the years and most all have been terrific, but to see a band focus on their fans the way that Halestorm does is just wonderful. And a nod to their manager for grabbing Lzzy off the tour bus just before showtime to sign my stuff and grab a quick photo! Many thanks!!

UPDATE - Thanks to WDHA, I won a quick meet and greet with Halestorm at the 2016 Food Truck and Rock Carnival where they handed out signed 8x10's to their fans.

CD insert.


Lzzy Hale and a "fan".

Promo poster signed by the band.

Promo photo signed by the band.


Promo photo signed by the band.

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Stu Hamm

I caught up with super bassist, Stu Hamm, who was doing a bass clinic at a local Sam Ash music store. He gave a great presentation and seemed like an all around fun guy!


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Kelly Hansen (from Hurricane and now Foreigner)

I met Kelly as he, Mick Jones, Jason Bonham and Jeff Pilson arrived at the Count Basie Theater in Redbank, NJ during a tour in Foreigner. I had him sign the "classic" Hurricane CD booklet that was one of the many examples the PRMC sited as being "inappropriate" for young music buyers. Following releases had the woman removed from the photo. He also signed a booklet for a CD (Heaven and Earth) that he did vocal duties on along with Joe Lynn Turner, who had signed the booklet a few weeks earlier. Since I had to get these autographs, I covered my bases with my pal, Dave Iozzia (since Dave was going to the show, he was going to meet the guys after the show). So that's why the "blue" cover is signed in silver.

Part 2 - My pal Dave Iozzia and I caught up with Kelly after a recent Foreigner show...which also includes Jason Bonham on drums, Jeff Pilson on bass and Thom Gimbal on guitar.


CD insert.


CD insert.


CD insert.


Ticket stub signed by Kelly.

Me and Kelly!

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Lauren Harris

While at CrueFest 2009, my pal and walking rock encyclopedia, Dave Iozzia spotted a handful of other rock celebs out and about. One of those was singer Lauren Harris (daughter of Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris). Dave did the intros and Lauren and guitarist Richie Faulkner signed for me.


Lauren Harris and guitarist Richie Faulkner.

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Beth Hart

Beth Hart made an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl recently to promote her latest album, Fire On The Floor. Beth played a few songs then met with fans for photos and to sign whatever they had!


CD cover.

CD insert.

Promo CD insert.

Promo poster.

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Sib Hashian (Boston)

My buddy, Dave Iozzia, collector of signed drum sticks, tossed this goodie over to me...a signed promo photo of former Boston drummer, Sib Hashian. Sib's drums are what you hear on the first two classic Boston albums.


Promo photo.

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Greg Hawkes (The Cars)

Keyboardist and founding member of The Cars, Greg Hawkes, was part of the touring band with Martha Davis and The Motels and Patty Smyth of Scandal during the Summer 2014 tour. I caught up with Greg when he took a break outside the venue and chatted with fans.


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Heart

Heart was on tour during the Summer of 2014, with a stop in Morristown, NJ. It was a warm day, but not terribly hot. As I was patiently sitting and waiting, a gentleman from the venue came out to tell me that Ann and Nancy Wilson were already inside the building and probably won't be coming out until after the show, so there was no need for me to hang around. I said thanks and said I'll just hang for a bit longer. Not long after that, two other people came out of the theater and went off to grab something from a local store. When they came back, the woman asked me if I wanted my stuff signed? I told her yes and she took my stuff inside. A few minutes later, she came out with my stuff signed! She said it was the least she could do since I was sitting there for a while in "the heat"! Thanks!

Original first LP.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Hellyeah

Purchased item. Newbury Comics had this signed CD by the heavy metal supergroup and felt it was a good addition to my collection!


CD insert.

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Helix

Thanks to my good friend, Dave Iozzia (AGAIN!), he tapped Brian Vollner and the rest of the guys in Helix to cough up a signed copy of their new CD for your truly!


CD insert.

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Don Henley / Faith Hill

Auction item. Kind of an odd item, but I came across this drumhead signed by Eagles founder Don Henley AND country artist Faith Hill. Personalized to somebody named "Jeff"....oh well!


Signed drumhead.

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Hinder

Well actually just TWO of the guys from Hinder...vocalist Austin Winkler and guitarist Mark King signed my stuff...although I did SEE the other 3 guys but just could not get their attention to come over and sign. Oh well, next time!


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Gary Hoey

Guitar great, Gary Hoey was making a tour stop at The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on a HOT August day. As usual, I'm hanging in the parking lot in the late afternoon and NOBODY is around!! I later find out that Gary is about 3 hours late! Finally at 5:30, Gary and crew pull in the lot...with Gary DRIVING the minivan!! Very politely (after a long drive up from Maryland), Gary graciously signs my stuff and agrees to a photo. Sorry I couldn't make the show, but he promises to be in this area more often now that Gary lives in New Hampshire. Gary has been cranking out these great, rockin' Christmas CDs for years. Early in his career, he played guitar in a band called Heavy Bones and had I been a bit more on the ball (again!), I would have noticed that on drums for Heavy Bones was none other than Frankie Banali whom I had just met 2 days earlier!!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Me hangin' with a tired,
but very cool Gary Hoey!

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Holy White Hounds

Thanks my pal Dave Iozzia for getting me this promo photo signed by Holy White Hounds, a rock band from Des Moines, Iowa.


Promo photo signed by the band.

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Honeymoon Suite

Purchased item. Have loved this band since the 80's! Pledge music offered a package for Honeymoon Suite's latest CD project, so I jumped at that one!! Got a free t-shirt with the CD too!


CD insert.

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Honeytribe

My good pal Dave Iozzia braved lousy weather to make the wait for Devon Allman's band Honeytribe when they hit NJ. That's Devon Allman, son of Gregg! Well, unfortunately, Devon was not available when Dave was around, supposedly Devon was in NYC visiting his girlfriend! So, for now, band member Gabriel Strange and George Potsos were kind enouh to sign this promo photo for me.


Promo photo signed by Gabriel and George.

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Bruce Hornsby

Auction item. Picked up this copy of Bruce Hornsby's new CD from Newbury Comics.


CD cover.

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Glenn Hughes

OK...pay attention, cuz this one gets tricky...Joe Lynn Turner was stopping by (yet another) WDHA event. I grabbed a couple of inserts fom CDs that Joe was involved with and he signed 'em. Around the same time, my old art school (the duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ) was preparing to put together a fundraiser. I contacted Joe's management regarding some donations for our auction and as we were talking via e-mail, we got to talking about Joe's involvment in projects with Glenn Hughes. To make a long story short, I mailed out the inserts and they were returned to me with Glenn's signature...COOL!! But to be a jerk...when I opened the package I realized that one of the inserts was missing...so I again contacted Joe's managment, cried about it like a 4-year old, and got a replacement booklet but only signed by Joe...HEY!

Update - AWESOME! Having been a long time fan of Glenn's I had NEVER seen him live...until now! Dave scored some passes to one of Glenn's TWO shows in the US at BB Kings in NYC. Dave and I spent a fair amount of time backstage and chatted with Glenn and the other band members throughout the evening. I finally had the opportunity to have Glenn add his signature to a classic Deep Purple album previously signed by David Coverdale. It was a FANTASTIC show where Glenn sounded perfect! Hope to see you again soon, Glenn!!

Update II - Had the chance to meet up with Glenn once again while on tour with Black Country Communion. I had him sign the insert to his live concert DVD. So cool!

Update III - Once again met up with the always gracious Glenn Hughes while on tour with his band California Breed. Glenn came over after soundcheck to meet and sign for the fans and I had him sign a few more items in my collection....

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


Vinyl album cover of Burn, previously signed by David Coverdale.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


DVD insert.


CD insert.

DVD insert.

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Charlie Huhn

My pal Dave Iozzia caught up with vocalist, Charle Huhn, while fronting the current Foghat line up. Charlie had also handled lead vocal duties for Ted Nugent at one time and here he signed an insert of Ted Live at the Hammersmith.


CD insert.

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Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders)

My good friend, Dave Iozzia (AGAIN!) caught a recent Pretenders show here in NJ and although Dave was mesmerized after chatting with drummer Martin Chambers, he was able to grab Chrissie's autograph here for me. Also signed by NJ's own TM Stevens who played bass on this particular CD. Dave said that Chrissie couldn't promise that she'd check out my site but that her kids probably would...hi guys!!


CD insert.

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Billy Idol

Auction item. So happy to have found Billy's bio at a really affordable price and add him to my collection!


Book cover.

Inner page signed by Billy.

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Incubus

Purchased item. Picked up this signed CD booklet from Newbury Comics.


CD insert.

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Infinite Staircase

Thanks again to my pal, Dave Iozzia, for grabbing me this Infinite Staircase CD signed by brothers Jeff and Lenny Cerzosie


CD insert.

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InVitro

Yet AGAIN my pal, Dave Iozzia, picks up another set of signatures for my site. This time, while attempting to hook up with the band Sevendust (which did not happen!!), Dave met up with the guys from Invitro who were opening for Sevendust. The Invitro guys (Jeff Weber-vocals, Mike Doling-gtr, Brad Dujmovic-bass, Benny Cancino-drums and Mike Pygmie-gtr) all signed a promo poster for the band and drummer Benny Cancino also tossed his sig on their CD single. Thanks guys!!


Poster signed by the band.

CD sleeve.

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Randy Jackson of Zebra

Randy stopped by WDHA to chat about an upcoming summer tour event...I was there and he signed my stuff.

Original LP cover.

CD insert.

CD insert.


Me with Randy Jackson.

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Tommy James

My friend Bob laughed when I told him that I had free tickets to see Gary Puckett and Tommy James and The Shondells. But after the show was over, we were both impressed on how great a show it was! Classic music done with style. Tommy STILL sounded the same and we both agreed, he put a nice rockin' edge on those old classics! After the show, both Gary and Tommy were available to meet with the fans. An excellent night!!


CD cover.

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Jamey Jasta

My bud, Dave Iozzia, caught up with Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed while doing an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl promoting his new project, Kingdom of Sorrow!


Promo poster.

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JET

The guys from JET were headliners at a recent show at The Starland Ballroom for a "Welcome Back Terrie Carr" (of WDHA-FM) party. The guys from Australia were very gracious, signing my CD and photo...thanks, mates!!


CD cover.

Promo photo signed by all band members.

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Joan Jett

Joan Jett and The Blackhearts were headlining MusicFest '05, a free(!) outdoor concert at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, NJ. Also on the bill was The Smithereens, They Might Be Giants and Joe Bonamassa among others. As Joan and her manager(?) snuck out of her trailer for a few minutes to take a walk down by the lake, another fan and myself grabbed a few seconds to say hi and snag an autograph.

CD insert.

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Patrick Johansson

Again, good bud, Dave Iozzia caught up with drummer Patrick Johansson during a recent tour stop here in NJ. Patrick graciously signed these Yngwie CDs he played on. Thanks, Patrick!!


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Caleb Johnson

Got a chance to hear and meet Caleb Johnson when he opened for Black Stone Cherry recently. INCREDIBLE voice by this guy...winner of American Idol's 13th season. After his set, I picked up two of his CDs at the merch both (both are great!) and had Caleb and his band mates (who's names I do not remember!) sign the discs!


CD cover.


CD cover.

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Damon Johnson

Good ol' Dave Iozzia caught up with Damon Johnson while on tour with Alice Cooper handling the lead guitar duties. Damon was the voice and lead guitar of the great band, Brother Cane.

UPDATE- Again...Dave I. catches up with Damon while on tour with his new project, the "country-tinged" Whiskey Falls, and has him sign my Slave To The System CD insert.

UPDATE 2- Dave I. once again sets me up with a signed copy of Damon's solo EP!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


CD insert.


EP cover.

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Danny Johnson

Former (Rick) Derringer and Steppenwolf member is now out solo...literally...opening for Glenn Hughes at a show in NYC's BB King's.

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Eric Johnson

Eric was making an appearance at Guitar Center in Springfield, NJ. I had him sign an advance copy of his new CD (which I had picked up at a record show for a few bucks). What makes this interesting is that the promo disc has the title as "Travel One Hope", but when it was released the title became "Venus Isle". This was another "Eric will only be signing one item per person" event...so I got hime to sign the G3 CD insert as well...HAH!!

Actual CD.

CD insert.

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Howard Jones

80's rock icon, Howard Jones (What Is Love, No One Is To Blame) was cutting is Summer 2016 tour through the Ny/NJ area and my pal Dave Iozzia caught up with him here in Jersey, where he signed a CD insert for me.


CD insert.

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Laurie Jones

Thanks to my good bud, Dave Iozzia, for snaggin' me this disc signed by Laurie Jones, a singer/songwriter out of Maine.


CD insert signed by Laurie.

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Mick Jones (founding member of Foreigner)

I met Mick as he and Jason Bonham, Kelly Hansen and Jeff Pilson arrived at the Count Basie Theater in Redbank, NJ. Mick put together this great "super group" line up as touring band for Foreigner. I had him sign the insert for this limited edition CD I bought at a previous Foreigner show back in 1999. My pal, Dave Iozzia, who met with the band after the show, got Mick to sign the Mr. Moonlight insert shown on the right.


CD insert.


CD insert.

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Rev Jones

Dave Iozzia's close friend, bassist Rev Jones, graciously signed this promo photo for me.

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Journey (2016)

Purchased item. Picked up this incredible poster through Journey's website. Signed by the 2016 lineup of the band consisting of Neal Schon, Ross Valory, Steve Smith, Jonathan Cain and Arnel Pineda.


Signed poster.

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Judas Priest

Thanks to WDHA for an incredible contest opportunity! With the release of their album Redeemer of Souls, Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner were doing a signing at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC. Thanks to DHA, I was one of a handful of winners who were escorted to the front of the line to get our CD's signed first! Very cool!


CD insert.

Special Edition digipak cover.

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Juliette & The Licks

Actress Juliette Lewis has been fronting various rock bands over the years, her latest being Juliette and The Licks. While handling the opening spot for Chris Cornell's tour, I caught up with Juliette as they stopped at the Starland Ballroom. Juliette graciously signed my VHS sleeve of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation as well as herself and the band signing a promo poster. Juliette also spent a few minutes with Annie playing Frisbee!

Promotional poster signed by Juliette and her band.


VHS sleeve

Juliette Lewis and Annie.

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Kaleido

Thanks again to my pal, Dave Iozzia, for snagging me this signed CD by the band, Kaleido, consisting of Christina Chriss (vocals), Joey Fava (drums), Ronnie Rosolino (rhythm guitar), Cody Morales (bass) and Zach Bolling (lead guitar)!



CD cover.

Inner spread of CD.

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Kelly Keeling

The INCREDIBLE Kelly Keeling (Michael Schenker, Baton Rouge, Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus, John Norum...to name a FEW!!) had joined Don Dokken on his acoustic tour, opening for Queensryche. I ran into Kelly just outside the bathrooms at Starland and snagged his autograph.


CD insert.

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Tom Keifer (of Cinderella)

I met Tom as he arrived at the WDHA studios for an on air chat and performance. Outside, Tom was such a GREAT guy signing stuff for other fans and even having the patience to deal with me while my Sharpies were malfunctioning!! That's why the signature on Still Climbing looks like scribble! Great guy with a great new solo album.


Album cover.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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The Kings Royal

A nod to my pal Dave Iozzia for snagging me this promo CD by The Royal Kings (on tour with Candlebox), signed by lead vocalist Benny Marchant.


CD insert.

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Kings X

This was a last minute quicky. The guys from Kings X stopped by DHA (yawn!) unannounced. I quickly went to their website, downloaded some concert pics...ran over there just as they were leaving...got all three members to sign it...just made it...WHEW!!

UPDATE - Dave Iozzia caught up with Doug Pinnick from Kings X while he was out to interview the guys from Skid Row. A bit later in the week we caught up with Doug again for a few more signatures from him and the other guys in Kings X!

UPDATE 2 - Another Dave Iozzia "hit" on Doug Pinnick and Jerry Gaskill while Kings X made another appearance at The Starland Ballroom.

8x10 digital printout,
signed by the whole band.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.
The three inserts below were just signed by Doug Pinnick... two King X inserts and The Mob, a side project with Doug and Reb Beach.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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KISS

Auction item. I was never a big Kiss fan back in the early days, but I've kinda been rediscovering the band recently, especially their earlier catalog. I came across this awesome photo of the original lineup, signed by Gene, Ace, Peter and Paul and had to have it!


Promo photo signed by the original members of Kiss.

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Andreas Kisser (Sepultura guitarist)

My pal Dave Iozzia caught up with with Andreas while on tour with HAIL! handling the guitar duties for this "super group".


Promo card.

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KIX

Purchased item. Picked up this signed CD/DVD documentary of Baltimore's own, KIX, from Newbury Comics.


CD insert signed by the band on the back.

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Jeff Kollman

Dave and I caught up with this great guitarist while on tour with Glenn Hughes' band. Had I only known he was with Phil Mogg's side projects...Sign of 4 and Mogg/Way!

UPDATE - Many thanks to bud, Dave Iozzia for snagging me some additional Jeff Kolman while on another tour with Glenn Hughes! As I stated above, I wished I had known about Jeff's participation with two other projects...and there you go!! Thanks Jeff!!



CD insert also signed by Phil Mogg of UFO.

CD insert.

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(James) Kottak

When you hear the opening drum hits of Kingdom Come's "Get It On"...THAT'S James Kottak. James is now pounding the skins for The Scorpions. My bud, Dave Iozzia, caught up with James and the guys (AND James' wife Athena) in HIS band KOTTAK while performing the same night with the Scorpions!! James signed the KOTTAK CD as well as the 2 Kingdom Come CDs and James' early band Wild Horses CD. The KOTTAK CD is also signed by Mrs. Kottak...Athena and bass man Rev Jones. Bassist "Price" and guitarist Chris Sheridan in KOTTAK's touring band signed the setlist for me.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Richie Kotzen

Oh man...finally!! I have been a fan of Richie's for YEARS but he hardly toured over here on the East coast and when he did, it was very few venues. Now with the success of The Winery Dogs, Richie is finally an "overnight sensation". Thanks to an assist from my friend Dave Iozzia, I am able to add Richie to my list. I had the opportunity to meet Richie briefly as he took a quick break from sound check and signed a few more items. The DVD was a pre-sign item that I picked up at The Winery Dogs show.

UPDATE - Got a chance to catch Richie's solo show at BB Kings, in NYC in early 2016. While there I picked up a pre-signed copy of his live tour DVD.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

DVD sleeve.


Signed DVD cover.

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Ed Kowalczyk of LIVE

I had the great opportunity to meet Ed Kowalczyk, founder and lead singer of the band LIVE. He was making the promo rounds for his new solo CD "Alive" and made a stop at the WDHA studios. Nice to meet him in person and hear two acoustics songs done on air.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Me and Ed at WDHA.

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Allison Kraus

Purchased item. Picked up this new release, signed by Allison Kraus, from Newbury Comics.


CD insert.

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Robbie Krieger

Although I already have former Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger, on some Doors items, I did not have him on any of his solo stuff...until now!! Many thanks again to my pal Dave Iozzia for snagging this for me!


Cover of Robbie's solo CD.

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(Alan) Krigger

Drummer (Alan) Krigger of the band Giuffria (among MANY others!!!) was touring with the Hollywood Allstars. The Allstars includes Vinny Appice on drums, Jimmy Bain on bass, Charlie West on vocals, Carlos Cavazo on guitar and Krigger on a second set of skins!!.


CD insert.

CD insert.

Me and Krigger.

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Kris Kristofferson

Auction item. I may not be a huge Kristofferson fan, but you have to admit, this guy has always just been cool! Great photo to add to my collection.


Signed promo photo.

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Krokus

Swiss rockers, Krokus, finally returned to tour the US after a long (17 year!?) hiatus. They hit Double D's nightclub in Morristown. Thanks to my pal Dave Iozzia, there were plenty of signatures to go around!! The 2005 touring lineup consisted of longtime frontman Marc Storace, guitarist Mandy Meyer, guitarist Dominique Favez, bassist Tony Castell and drummer Patrick Abey.


CD insert
signed by Marc.

CD insert
signed by Marc.

CD insert
signed by Marc.

CD insert signed by
everybody except Mandy
(he didn't play on this disc).

Poster by signed by all.

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Dave Krusen

Dave Iozzia grabbed drummer Dave Krusen while on tour with Candlebox. He had him sign Pearl Jam's first CD, which Dave drummed on.


CD insert.

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Bruce Kulick (KISS, Union, ESP, and tons of other stuff!!)

Caught up with legendary guitarist, Bruce Kulick, at the Chiller Theater Convention 2009...so it was another "pay-for-my-signature" show. Bruce was friendly and very gracious in signing my extra stuff for just a few bucks more, but I must mention that the woman with him at the show was a bit annoying with $$ in her eyes. She was all greed and cash to the point where she "zoomed in" on my wallet to point out that I had the cash available...YEESH!


CD insert.

Promo CD sleeve.

CD insert.

CD insert previously signed by Eric Singer.

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Jimmy Kunes (of Cactus)

Caught up with Jimmy Kunes, vocalist of Cactus ("America's Led Zeppelin"), backstage at a Glenn Hughes show in NYC. Thanks, Jimmy!!

UPDATE - I met up again with Jimmy at the same location, SEVEN years later! Jimmy opened up for Richie Kotzen at BB King's in NYC.



Setlist signed by Jimmy.

CD front.

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LA Guns

Once again, many thanks to my pal, Dave Iozzia... hanging out with the guys in LA Guns at a soundcheck in Clifton, Dave was able to snag autographs from band members Steve Riley, Stacy Blades and Adam Hamilton! (Sorry Guns fans, Phil Lewis was SLEEPING at the time!!)

UPDATE - The Guns were back in NJ, on tour with WASP and Stephen Pearcy, playing at the Starland. I was hanging with Dave once again during soundcheck time and got to meet guitarist Stacy Blades. Naturally, lead singer Phil Lewis was not around at the time. Since Dave was heading back later that night to hit the show, he was kind enough to have Phil add his signature to a few CD inserts.


CD insert.


CD insert.

CD insert with
Phil's signature added.

CD insert with
Phil's signature added.

CD insert
with Phil's signature.

Me with Stacy Blades.

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Jani Lane of Warrant

Jani is part of the Metal Mania Stripped acoustic tour...which also includes Kip Winger, Don Dokken, Stephen Pearcy and Firehouse. I caught Jani as he "flew" into the parking lot of the Starland Ballroom and then quickly headed out to take someone to the airport!!

RIP - Jani.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Corky Laing (of Mountain)

Kudos to my pal Dave Iozzia for catching up with legendary Mountain drummer Corky Laing while appearing with his band at BB King's in NYC. Corky graciously signed these Mountain CD inserts.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Jonny Lang

Jonny (and Buddy Guy) were touring through NJ with a stop at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ. I was lucky to catch Jonny as he arrived at the venue. He was great and signed all my stuff. He had some CDs and stuff in his hand, so I asked him what he was listening to and Jonny mentioned that he just came from doing some recording with Leslie West. An incredibly friendly guy!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Promo photo.

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Last In Line

Purchased item. Last in Line is a band formed by former members of the original lineup of Dio. Following the death of Ronnie James Dio in 2010, the original lineup of drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Jimmy Bain and guitarist Vivian Campbell reunited along with vocalist Andrew Freeman to form Last In Line. Jimmy Bain passed away in 2016 and was replaced with bassist Phil Soussan. The current (2017) line up consists of Vinny Appice, Vivian Campbell, Andrew Freeman, Erik Norlander (keyboards) and Phil Soussan. I picked up the signed photo from the band's website but got Andrew's autograph when I saw the band live in early 2017.


Promo photo.

Lead singer Andrew Freeman's autograph.
 

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Cyndi Lauper

Auction item. Nice little autograph (to Danny??) from Cyndi Lauper. Love the "kiss"!


Signed index card.

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Law and Order

SO weird! My good friend Dave Iozzia works at Lowes in Staten Island and meets up with a customer who was in the 80's rock band Law and Order. Dave offers to get me something signed by him and when I dig into my collection I find that I already HAVE a completely signed Law and Order CD!!! And I have NO idea how or when that even happened...


CD cover.

CD booklet spread signed by Shane.

CD booklet spread signed bt Phil Allocco and Sean Carmody.

CD booklet spread signed by Rob Steele.

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Chris Layton

I met up with drummer Chris Layton while on tour with Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Chris was the drummer for legendary guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. After Stevie's death, Chris went on to form the band Arc Angels with Charlie Sexton. Chris was such a super-cool guy to meet and he was extremely polite in signing my stiff.


CD insert

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Chuck Leavell

Purchased item. Not exactly sure how or why I went to Chuck Leavell's website, but I did and found a number of signed items for sale, so I grabbed this signed Christmas CD! Chuck is a keyboard player and has lent his talents to a number of bands such as The Allman Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Clapton, David Gilmour and on and on.


CD cover.

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Vic LeCar

I met up with guitar shredder, Vic LeCar backstage at a recent Lita Ford show at BB Kings in NYC.

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Geddy Lee of Rush

This is a great "combo-stalking" event. Geddy Lee was making a rare appearance at WDHA and Compact Disc World to promote the release of his first solo album. My friend Ted Dickinson, his friend Rob and I decided that we could hit both the DHA appearance and the CD World stop! So we spent our day running to CD World in the morning to buy the CD and get the wristband, driving up to the DHA studios for the afternoon appearance and then back to CD World in the evening to get on line for the meet and greet! What a buncha geeks!!

CD insert.

CD insert.

Digipak CD cover.


Geddy signing my copy of Different Stages outside the WDHA studios.

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Jon Legend

Purchased item. I'll admit, I'm not familiar with ANY of singer, songwriter, musician and actor Jon Legend's work but Newbury Comics had this item available and figured I'd snag a copy!


CD insert.

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Legion

Legion is an up and coming Jersey band that have a great classic "Rainbow/Dio" sound! I met a few of the guys...guitarists Frank and Joe Adamo and drummer Colin Bianchi...while we waited out in the cold after seeing Yngwie Malmsteen at the Starland Ballroom. If you can, check these guys out! (www.legion-music.com)


CD insert.

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Gary Lewis (and The Playboys)

Gary Lewis is the son of comedian Jerry Lewis. Gary was the leader of the 60's band Gary Lewis and The Playboys who had the hit song, This Diamond Ring. I met Gary while on tour with Flo and Eddies 2014 Happy Together Tour.


Signed promo photo.

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Huey Lewis

Had these two CD inserts for a few years now and never got around to posting them. Huey Lewis and The News were doing a stop at The Count Basie in Red Bank, NJ. I didn't get the chance to meet Huey or anyone else from the band except guitarist Bill Gibson, who graciously signed my two inserts.

UPDATE - Auction item. Well, since I never got to meet Huey, I opted for this auction photo!


CD insert.

CD insert.


Promo photo.

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Lez Zeppelin (that's LEZ Zeppelin!)

Had a great night in June 2017 with my wonderful daughter, Annie, and my two best buds, Bob and Dave, sitting front row in a local theater rocking to great "cover bands", Nirvanaish and Lez Zeppelin! After the show, got to meet the ladies in the band, founder Steph Paynes (who signed the 2 CDs), Megan Thomas, Leesa Squyres and Shannon Conley and got them to sign the setlist.


CD cover.

CD insert.

Setlist signed by all current 2017 band members.

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Life Of Agony

Purchased item. Picked up the most recent CD with a signed booklet from this Brooklyn metal band from Newbury Comics.


CD insert.

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Like A Storm

I met up with the guys from Like A Storm as they arrived at The Starland as an opener for Alter Bridge. The guys from New Zealand, brothers Chris, Kent and Matt Brooks along with drummer Tom Karanasos were kind enough to brave a cold afternoon in NJ to sign my promo photo. Thanks guys!

Update - I met up with these amazingly super friendly lads when they appeared as one of the opening bands for Alter Bridge (AGAIN!) in 2014! They were all so friendly to all the fans before and after the show.


Promo photo of the band.


CD insert.

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Lillian Axe

Again, my bud, Dave Iozzia, comes through with Lillian Axe's lead guitarist Steve Blaze on a couple of LA's classic CDs. Later, for Cristmas, Dave surprised me with the band's latest disc, signed by ALL of the guys in the band...Steve B., Eric Morris, Sam Poitevent, Derrick LeFevre and Ken Koudelka.

Update- Again, my pal Dave I. caught up with the current line-up of Lillian Axe which now includes former Metal Church vocalist Ronny Munroe who replaced Derrick LeFevre. Dave snagged me the signed setlist along with Ronnie's signature on a Metal Church promo CD.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


Setlist signed by 2010 line-up.

Promo CD sleeve signed
by Ronny Munroe.

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Little Steven

Purchased item. Picked up Little Steven's latest CD from Pledge Music with a nifty CD booklet signed by Steven Van Zandt!


CD insert.

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Richard Lloyd

Thanks to my pal, Dave Iozzia for getting me this one. Lloyd, best known as a founding member of the "new wave" band Television, was in attendance at a recent Midge Ure show where Dave had him sign his ticket stub.


Signed ticket stub.

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John Lodge (Moody Blues and all around asshole...or at least the folks who run his website and online store!)

Purchased item. Well, sort of. You see, I PAID for an autographed CD from John Lodge's website BUT it was never sent! And, to be more insulting to the fans, I have written to them NUMEROUS TIMES about never receiving the CD and apparently, the people "responsible" for his store could care less, because they have never even bothered to write back...even once. So my advice is to AVOID his website at all costs, especially the store section. If you feel the need to spend your money with nothing in return, PLEASE send it to me!! (At least I would have the decency to e-mail you back and say thank you!)


A CD supposedly signed by John Lodge would be here,
but I wouldn't know because his store does not honor purchases made.

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Traci Lords

Yep....THAT Traci Lords! Traci was at the 2014 Chiller Con and since I really DID have a copy of her CD, I figured now is the time to get that signed and meet a girl of many, ummm, "dreams". Truth be told, she was very nice to chat with!


CD insert.

Me and my good, good friend, Traci Lords!

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Loverboy

Auction item. Found this item on an auction site, signed by four of the five original members!


LP cover.

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Lynam

Thanks again to Dave Iozzia for landing me this insert signed by the brothers Lynam...David, Jacob and Mark.

CD tray insert signed by the band.

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George Lynch

OK...this does seem a bit excessive here, but George doesn't come to Jersey that often! George and Lynch Mob were playing at a small club in Woodbridge and I stopped by during sound check for some autographs and then went back to the show later that night, where the band did a signing after the show.

Update
As if I needed to add more....my pal Dave Iozzia was at a recent Lynch Mob show in NYC and snagged me two more George signatures on the Lynch/Pilson CD (already signed by Jeff Pilson) and the Dokken Shadowlife CD (now signed by all 4 Dokken band members)

"Wild" Mick Brown and Oni Logan
When George Lynch's Lynch Mob came to town recently with drummer "Wild" Mick Brown and original Lynch Mob vocalist Oni Logan on board. Thanks to my good pal Dave iozzia who made it to the show, he was able to snag Oni's signature on the first Lynch Mob CD along with Mick's signature on that and a couple of Dokken CDs as well.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Centerspread of CD insert signed by the whole band
(although the drummer was a different guy!)




CD insert with Mick Brown's signature added,
now signed by all Dokken band members.

CD insert with Mick Brown's signature added,
now signed by all Dokken band members..

Lynch/Pilson CD insert, now signed by George and Jeff Pilson.

Lynch Mob CD insert, previously signed
by George, now includes Mick and Oni Logan.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd / Ricky Medlocke

Once again, my pal Dave Iozzia of Daves On Tour comes thru with some great stuff for me! Dave was able to arrange an interview with Ricky Medlocke of Blackfoot/Lynyrd Skynyrd fame. The cool part is that Dave would have liked to do the interview over the phone, but since Skynyrd was performing 2 nights in Atlantic City, Ricky prefered to have Dave do the interview face-to-face! While Dave was there, Ricky signed the Blackfoot insert and then asked some of the Skynyrd guys (like Billy Powell and Gary Rossington) to sign the booklets as well. Thanks Ricky!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Autographs M thru Z


Hope you enjoyed that stuff! Hope to hear from y'all! Thanks!

And now that you've checked these out...check out "The Others"...

Phil