Autographs M thru Z

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Seth MacFarlane

Purchased item. Best known as the creator of Family Guy and star of the TV series The Orville, Seth MacFarlane is also an accomplished "smooth jazz" style vocalist! Had the opportunity to pick up this signed copy of his latest and fourth music CD from Newbury Comics.


CD insert.

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Jesse Malin

I caught up with NYC rocker Jesse Malin after his performance at The Union County MusicFest 2010!


CD cover.

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Yngwie Malmsteen / Dougie White

Yngwie Malmsteen was passing thru NJ at the Starland Ballroom. My pal Dave Iozzia and I hung out during soundcheck where I got to catch vocalist Dougie White and drummer Patrik Johansson outside the club. Both guys were very cool before and during the show where they signed autographs for the fans. Patrik would draw these little drumming stick figures (shown on the bottom right corner of my poster) for EVERYBODY who asked him for an autograph...even during the show!! A little foolish in retrospect, but a group of us waited outside, in the cold, late at night after the show, to try and catch Yngwie for an autograph. As what seems like "tradition", when Yngwie finally came outside (around 2:00am!) he hopped on the (warm) bus and his manager came out to collect items for him to sign. Oh well...


Posted signed by Yngwie, Dougie White,
bassist Mick Cervino and
drummer Patrik Johansson.

CD insert signed by Dougie.

CD insert signed by Dougie and
previously by Joe Lynn Turner
and Glenn Hughes.

Me and Dougie White.

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Mitch Malloy

Purchased item! Been a fan of Mitch for many years. If you're not familiar with his work, find some of his stuff and check out his amazing voice. This guy was considered as a possible replacement after Sammy Hagar left Van Halen! Woulda been cool!!


CD cover.

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Melissa Manchester

I had the opportunity to met Melissa Manchester at the 2017 Chiller Con, where I had her sign this copy of her 1975 LP, Melissa.


LP cover.

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Barry Manilow

Purchased item. OK, I'm really prepared for the laughs here BUT it's freakin' Barry Manilow!! And I will admit it here for the world, I love the song Mandy!! C'mon, Manilow was a jingle writer in the beginning of his career and we ALL know those "tunes"...."Like a good neighbor...", "You deserve a break today..." true classics!


CD insert.

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Frank Marino

Purchased item. Canadian guitar master, Frank Marino was offering autographed CDs on his website. Since I missed Frank's recent (and rare in these parts) tour stops in the NY/NJ area, I just had to get this! Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush LPs were a MUST in my...ahem, "formative years".

UPDATE - Auction item. Couldn't resist this signed photo of a sweaty Frank Marino at a good price!


CD cover signed by Frank.


Promo photo.

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Jerry Marotta

Thanks to my pal Dave Iozzia for snagging me drummer Jerry Marotta's autograph while at the Security Project show! You may not know Jerry Marotta but you do know Hall and Oates, Orleans, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Nicks and I could go on and on. Google him and just see who he's NOT played his drums with!!


Promo photo.

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Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge)

It was a blast to meet up with Vince, lead guitarist for Vanilla Fudge! Vince was one of the guests at NJ's "Weekend of 100 Rock Stars" Convention and he happily signed a few items for me.


CD insert also signed
by Carmine Appice.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Eric Martin

Powerhouse vocalist, Eric Martin (of Mr. Big) performed a solo acoustic set at The Crossroads in Garwood, NJ recently. His set was full of great, classic Mr. Big hits and interspersed with hilarious jokes and comments. A really fun evening topped off with Eric meeting with fans for photos and autographs.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert. Eric signed this twice because his picture is on it two times!

CD insert.

CD cover and disc signed by Eric.

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Dave Mason

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of the band Traffic, Dave Mason was on his 2015 tour performing "Traffic Jam" covering a number of Traffic and solo hits. It was a fantastic show with a number of great stories about the songs. After the show, Dave hit the merch table to sign items for the fans!


CD cover.

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Pat Mastelotto

Thanks to my pal, Dave Iozzia, for getting me drummer Pat Mastelotto. Not a familiar name to many average folks but Pat is the drums behind the 80's classic album by Mr. Mister with the hits, Kyrie and Broken Wings. Pat has also drummed for King Crimson and is currently in Stick Men.


CD insert.

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Miljenko Matijevic

My pal Dave Iozzia caught up with Steelheart frontman, Miljenko Matlievic while on tour with The Door's Robbie Krieger and Ray Manzarek. Miljenko says that Steelheart will be touring and in the Jersey area soon!


CD insert.

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John Mayall

Purchased item. I picked up this signed copy of Talk About That from legendary bluesman, John Mayall, from Newbury Comics.


CD cover.

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Peter Max

Legendary artist, Peter Max, occassionally makes appearances at the Wentworth Gallery in Short Hills, NJ which is where I caught up with him. At first he was reluctant to sign for me, first saying no, then asking "what do you have"? I told him it was the program for the 1992 Grammy Awards that he designed the cover for. With that he said "let me have it" and signed the cover. Cool!!


1992 Grammys program cover.

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Robin McAuley

Purchased item. Vocalist, Robin McAuley (Michael Schenker Group, Survivor), offered signed photos on his website so, of course, I had to grab one!


Promo photo.

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Michael McDonald

One of the greatest vocalists ever, Michael McDonald (former Doobie Brother) made a stop in nearby Rahway at The Union County Performing Arts Center on his current tour. I was lucky enough to grab him while going in for soundcheck where he was very gracious to sign an early solo album and promo poster.


Promo poster.

LP cover

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Sarah McLachlan

Auction item. Saw this autographed photo on an auction site for a great price and had to add it to my collection. Always loved Sarah's voice!


Promo photo.

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Ian McLagan

Legendary keyboardist Ian McLagan...Faces, Small Faces, Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart to name a few...made an instore appearance at Vintage Vinyl. Even though there was a VERY small audience, Ian entertained and sang as if the place was packed. After his performance, he so graciously met with and signed everything for the fans.

RIP - Just a few months after his appearance at Vintage Vinyl, Ian passed away. So glad I got to meet him, such a great guy!


CD cover.

Album cover.

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Punky Meadows

Many thanks for my pal, Dave Iozzia, for once again picking up another legendary artist's signature for my collection...Punky Meadows! Punky was the lead guitarist for the 70's band, Angel and he recently came out of retirement, realeasing a new CD called Fallen Angel. Dave made the CD release show at BB Kings and had Punky sign his new CD for me!.


CD cover.

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Mean Venus

My bud, Dave Iozzia snagged this promo CD by the band Mean Venus, signed by lead singer "J".

Promo CD.

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Meat Loaf

I had the great opportunity to meet the legendary Meat Loaf who stopped by the WDHA studios to talk with Terrie Carr about his new CD "Hang Cool Teddy Bear". Meat was very friendly and kindly signed my stuff, including a promo soundtrack album for the movie "Roadie" which Meat stars in but does not contribute to the music on the record!

CD insert.


CD insert.


Promo album cover.


Meat Loaf and me.

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Marco Mendoza

I caught up with Marco during a stop at The Starland Ballroom while on tour with Thin Lizzy. A number of years earlier I had briefly "met" Marco at Newark Airport when he was flying out in an early morning flight with drummer Tommy Aldridge. At the time I was SO focused on Aldridge that I essentially "dissed" Marco. I told him this story when I met up with him at Starland and he graciously said "No problem, it's all rock and roll!" Thanks, Marco!!


DVD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Megadeth
2005 tour lineup: Dave Mustaine, Glen Drover (gtr), James MacDonough (bass), Shawn Drover (drms)

Megadeth was headlining the Summer's 2005 "Gigantour" along with Dream Theater. I had never seen either band and had wished that I had either bought a ticket or at least tried to win some from WDHA. To my rescue comes my friends Ted and Rob with an extra ticket to the show at the last minute!! When I arrived at the PNC Arts Center, I came across the vendor booth selling CDs of the various bands on the Gigantour tour. The best part was that for most bands, if you bought any CD you would get an opportunity for a "meet and greet"! I figured it was a great opportunity to meet Dave Mustaine of Megadeth!! Cool!

Cover of CD/DVD book.


Centerspread of CD/DVD book.

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John (Cougar) Mellencamp

Auction item. Saw this copy of John Mellencamp's hit album on an auction site and thought it would be a good addition to my collection!


LP cover.

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Melodica

After Danger Danger, lead singer Ted Poley formed numerous bands...one of which being Melodica. I found this copy of the band's 2001 release "Love Metal" in the used bin at CD World. It has Ted's autograph as well as two others...one looks like bass player Joe Slattery and the other I can't make out.


CD insert.

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Bret Michaels

THIS was an awesome event! To kick off Summer 2016, WCBS-FM radio presented Bret Michaels live on the Seaside Park boardwalk on the Friday starting Memorial Day Weekend. Say what you will about the band Poison, etc., but Bret interacted with SO many fans, signed numerous items, took photos...whatever...it was just amazing. He signed my two items graciously and put on a terrific (short) show on a beautiful, sunny Friday morning.


CD insert.

CD insert.

Bret signing for the fans.

Bret and the band on the Seaside Boardwalk.

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Metal Mike (Chlasciak)

I caught up with guitar shredder Metal Mike at a recent Chiller Con. Mike has lent his talents to Rob Halford and Sebastian Bach, to name a few. AND he is a good friend to MY good friend, Dave Iozzia! Here Mike signed a CD insert of Metal For Life from his band, PainmuseuM!


CD insert.

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Ben Miller Band

The Ben Miller Band (Ben Miller, Doug Dicharry, Scott Leeper) opened for ZZ Top at The Count Basie theater. Their music is an interesting blend of rock, bluegrass, Delta blues and mountain music. Certainly an interesting sound! After the show the boys were set up in the lobby to meet fans and sign their latest CD. (Bummer note of the night...my friend Bob, who sprung for these tix, dropped his wallet and got it back a day or two later...EMPTY!)


CD cover.

Inner spread signed by the band.

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Steve Miller

I hate to say it but I was a bit bummed about "meeting" Steve Miller. Having been a fan since "The Joker", I've always felt him to be an "average guy" who makes great music. But here it is, a very HOT June day and myself, along with one other guy and a great family of 3 who came up from Delaware to see the show, are hoping to score an autograph and maybe a photo. So after hours of waiting, Steve finally shows up. He gets of his tour bus and blows us off on his way into the Count Basie for soundcheck. We figure, OK, maybe he's a bit late and has to get inside. After a really long soundcheck, Steve exits the building and tells us to "back off"!! So now, after hours in the heat, we're all pretty bummed out. The one guy leaves and the folks from Delaware decide to go grab a bite before the show. I say that I'll hang for another 15 minutes just to see what happens. As soon as everyone leaves, the (I think) tour manager knocks on Steve's tour bus door, goes inside, then comes back out and waves me over. He takes my stuff on board and Steve signs it. The guy comes back outside and apologizes but took pity on me having waited hours in almost 100 degree heat. Thanks Steve but most importantly, thanks to the other dude!


CD cover.

CD insert.

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Miss Derringer

Thanks to Dave Iozzia again for snagging this promo CD for me of the band Miss Derringer. They opened for Blondie on a recent stop in NJ. The disc is signed by all members...vocalist Liz McGrath, guitarist Morgan Slade as well as Sylvain de Muizon, Cody Cox and Lightnin' Bill Woodcock!


CD insert.

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Pat Monahan (Train)

Purchased item. Picked up this copy of the latest Train CD from Newbury Comics, signed by frontman Pat Monahan!


CD insert.

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Eddie Money

FINALLY! I've been trying to snag Eddie Money for years and it finally happened during the 2011 Jingle Bell Rock Tour with Eddie, Lou Gramm and Mickey Thomas! Eddie was the first to arrive at the venue and he was great with all the fans who were waiting. Thanks, Eddie!!


CD cover.

CD cover.

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Monster Truck

It was the first-of-a-kind event at the WDHA studios! Canadian hard rockers, Monster Truck was doing on on-air performance...completely plugged in! No acoustic performance from these guys! All of the listeners that were invited into the studio to hear the performance were given earplugs for our own safety. HA! NO WAY! They rocked out 2 songs and then sat down with the listeners for a quick lunch, chat and signing. Monster Truck is Jon Harvey - vocals & bass, Jeremy Widerman - guitar & vocals, Brandon Bliss - keyboards and Steve Kiely - drums.


Promo photo.

Promo photo.

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Ronnie Montrose

There are legendary guitar players and then there are legends. Ronnie Montrose is a LEGEND!! I believe the first two Montrose albums (Montrose and Paper Money) paved the way for modern guitar rock...and introduced the world to a young Sammy Hagar. Ronnie rarely tours on the East Coast and to have the opportunity to actually meet the man in person....what can I say?? Thanks, RONNIE!!!.

RIP, Ronnie...one of the greats!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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CD insert.

Me and Ronnie at BB Kings.

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Moody Blues

Auction item. I was really shocked that I won the auction on this item for the price that I did! It's an awesome piece signed by John Lodge, Graeme Edge, Ray Thomas and Justin Hayward. There's a fifth signature at the bottom of the poster which I'm assuming may be the artist who designed the poster (or maybe somebody was just testing a Sharpie!).


Signed poster.

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Vinnie Moore

Caught up with guitar great, Vinnie Moore, during the 2015 Extreme Guitar Tour as it blew through BB King's. Vinnie signed the excellent Red Zone Rider CD, previously signed by drummer Scot Coogan.


CD cover previously signed by drummer Scot Coogan.

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Tom Morello

Auction item. Came across this poster signed by Morello, who has played guitar for bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Morello was also a touring musician with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band!


Promo poster.

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Mr. Big

Mr. Big...one of my favorite bands from the 80's and 90's!! I don't remember the whole story here, but I apparently had written to the band expressing my disappointment with a show being cancelled...what a dick I am!...anyway, somebody from the Mr. Big Fan Club decided to compensate my frustration by sending me the fan club newsletter and a postcard autographed by the band.


Front of card.

Back of card.

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Elliott Murphy

Thanks once again to my good pal, Dave Iozzia, for landing me singer-songwriter Elliott Murphy's autograph who did an in-store stop recently at Vintage Vinyl!


Promo photo.

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My Darkest Days

I caught up with the guys from My Darkest Days while on tour with Default, Hinder and Saving Abel. Vocalist Matt Walst, guitarist Sal Costa, bassist Brendan McMillan and drummer Doug Oliver signed my promo photo. Also signed by touring keyboardist, Reid Henry. Thanks guys!


Promo photo signed by the band.

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Vince Neil (Motley Crue)

The night before Motley Crue's farewell performance at Madison Square Garden in NYC, Vince Neil did a meet and greet at a Dodge dealership (?!!?) in New Jersey! Pretty cool!


CD insert.

Vince and me!

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Willie Nelson

Auction item. Oh, c'mon! It's WILLIE NELSON, man!! This item came pre-framed and I thought it would be a good addition to my collection! It's WILLIE, man!!


Framed LP cover.

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New Day Dawn

Local band New Day Dawn was the opening band for Eric Martin at The Crossroads. After their rockin' set, they were selling copies of their CD which I, of course, had them sign for me.


CD insert.

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Jared James Nichols

Got to meet this blues rocker from Wisconsin when he recently opened for Saxon and UFO at BB Kings! This guy is gonna be big!


CD insert.

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Night Ranger

Many thanks to my bud Dave Iozzia of www.davesontour.com and, of course, the generous management for Night Ranger for supplying us with photo AND meet and greet passes to a recent show at The Starland Ballroom. It was a blast to meet face-to-face with these legendary 80's rockers Jack Blades, Brad Gillis and Kelly Keagy (who signed all the CD inserts) along with "new" members Joel Hoekstra (from Broadway's Rock of Ages) and Christian Cullen. They had handed out pre-signed promo photos of the band, but I opted for MY promo photo signed by the guys.


Promo photo signed by the whole band.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Meet and greet pass.

Shaw Blades CD insert signed
by Jack Blades.


Shaw Blades CD insert signed
by Jack Blades.


Solo CD insert signed
by Brad Gillis.

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Willie Nile

My daughter Annie and I caught up with Willie Nile while doing an in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl. Willie signed the CD to Annie, making reference to his song on the disk "Asking Annie Out".


CD cover.

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Nirvanish

Met up with the guys from this Nirvana cover band after the show with Lez Zeppelin. Had them sign this promo flier. By the way, Nirvanish's drummer is Joe Gnoffo who you may have seen on TV's Little Women, LA and has appeared in some movies and TV shows.!


Promo flier.

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Peter Noone / Herman's Hermits

For Donna's birthday I bought tickets to see Peter Noone at the NJ Arts Center in Rahway, NJ. It's a small venue and after the show you could meet Peter Noone. It was a really cool show...he not only did Herman's Hermits songs, but other tunes of artists from that time. And if you're like me, you'll say to yourself "isn't THAT one a Hermans Hermits' song, too???"

UPDATE - Now it's 2016 and my bud, Bob and I caught Peter Noone during his performance for The Garden State Arts Foundation at the PNC Arts Center. After an amazingly energetic (and funny) performance, Peter greeted fans for an after show meet and greet where I had him sign 2 new CDs. And can you believe he was signing the plastic jewel case and I had to correct him!! GEEZ!


CD insert.

Ticket stub.


Donna and Peter Noone.


CD insert.

CD cover.

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Erik Norlander

I caught up with the prog-rock keyboardist right after soundcheck for Last In Line when they played at The Mexicali Blues Cafe in Teaneck, NJ. I had Erik sign a couple of his solo items for me!


CD insert.

DVD insert.

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Ted Nugent

Auction item. Oh man, it's Uncle Ted! Say what you want but back in the 70's Ted cranked out a series of great albums with (to me) great cover art. This album being one of them and Weekend Warriors were (are) two of my favorites!! So happy to have scored this!


LP cover.

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John Oates (from Hall & Oates)

Purchased item. Picked up this cool, green vinyl Christmas 45 "Santa Be Good To Me", signed by John, off of the Hall and Oates website. Bummer that there's no stuff signed by Daryl!!


LP cover.

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Eddie Ojeda

I caught up with Eddie, guitarist for Twisted Sister, at a recent Chiller Theatre convention in NJ. Normally I'm not into those "pay-for-my-autograph" shows, but Donna and I had other reasons to be there and in all fairness, Eddie only charged $5 each for charity. Eddie signed his solo disc and a Twisted Sister insert previously signed by drummer AJ Pero.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Paul O'Neil

Purchased item. On occasion, Eddie Trunk will have guests on his Volume talk show that will inspire me to seek out stuff by various artists. Paul O'Neil was one of those guests. Paul was the founder of the Trans Siberian Orchestra, the band best known for their Christmas CDs and holiday concert performances. Newbury Comics offered this TSO CD signed by Paul, so I picked it up. Unfortunately, a few months later Paul suddenly passed away.


CD cover.

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Orange Sky

Dave (of www.davesontour.com) had done a short interview with this "reggae/metal" band from Trinidad. The interview got us on the guest list (they were opening for Yngwie Malmsteen) and these guys were just fantastic! Great music and a friendly bunch...come back to Jersey soon!!.

Front and back of a promo card signed by
all the guys...guitarist and lead vocalist, Nigel Rojas,
bassist Nicholas Rojas, drummer Obasi Springer,
guitarist Adam Murray and keyboards Richard Hall.

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Matt O'Ree

Veteran Jersey shore artist Matt O'Ree opened for Deep Purple when they played here at The Count Basie Theater in 2015. After the show, Matt made himself available for fans in the lobby, where I picked up two of his discs, which he signed for me.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Joan Osborne

Purchased item. Remember that song One Of Us? You know it..."what if God was one of us...". Well, that was Joan Osborne and I grabbed her latest CD of Bob Dylan covers from Pledge Music.


CD cover.

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Donny Osmond

Purchased item. First off...it's Donny Osmond, man. And second, if you thought the Osmonds just played songs made from milk and white bread, check out the song Crazy Horses. It REALLY rocks out ...for an Osmonds song, that is!


CD cover.

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The Outlaws

Purchased item. The Outlaws were offering signed merch from their website, so I went with a signed CD and this awesome poster. Both items signed by the current (2016) lineup of the band! Was lucky enough to see them live in early 2017 and they sounded great! My friend Bob and I were just a few steps behind them as we walked into the venue!


CD insert.

Signed poster.

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Steve Overland

Purchased item. I first became a fan of Steve Overland's voice in the late 80's when he was in the band FM. They had a marginal hit with the song Frozen Heart. I picked up this signed CD from Steve's website.


CD insert spread.

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Tim "Ripper" Owens

My bud, Dave Iozzia, caught up with "Ripper" at a show at BB Kings in NYC. He was fronting a band called HAIL!, which also included Mike Portnoy on drums, Dave Ellefson on bass and Andreas Kisser on guitar.


Promo CD sleeve.

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Patti Page

Auction item. Picked up this signed autobiography of singer Patti Page for a great price!


Book cover.

Inner page.

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Pain Of Days

Jersey band, Pain Of Days was one of the opening acts at a recent Michael Schenker/George Lynch tour stop. Vocalist Dayna Jade happily signed one of their cards for me.

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Brad Paisley

Auction item. Yea, I know, it looks like Phil went a bit "out there" on some of his auction choices...like this Brad Paisley promo Wheelhouse: Cracker Barrel Special Edition CD! What can I say? The price was good and I'm trying to be diverse!


CD cover.

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Carl Palmer Band

Thanks to Dave Iozzia for scoring me this printout signed by the members of Carl Palmer's band...Carl (of course), guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick.


Ticket printout signed by the band.

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Popa Chubby

OK...now how many people can lay claim to having one of THESE babies!!! Just another DHA giveaway.

UPDATE - so after ALL these years later, after making fun of the Popa Chubby CD I received from WDHA, who knew that I would actually get the chance to SEE Popa Chubby LIVE!? Popa opended for Eric Gales and he gladdly signed his live CD and the promo poster from the venue!


CD insert.


Live CD signed by Popa.

Promo poster signed by Popa.

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Papa Roach

Purchased item. Picked up this latest release, with a band-signed insert, from these California rockers from Newbury Comics!


CD cover.

Signed insert.

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Michael Pare

Maybe not a legit "rock autograph" but Streets Of Fire was one hot rock and roll movie in 1984! Actor Michael Pare played the lead role in the movie and I caught up with him at the 2016 Chiller Convention where I had him sign my ORIGINAL copy of the soundtrack. Always loved that artwork!


LP cover.

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Alan Parsons

Auction item. Kinda cool....musician, engineer, songwriter Alan Parsons is probably best known for The Alan Parsons Project and the song I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You. Aside from being part of the British Prog Rock of the 70's, Parsons also had a hand in The Beatles' Abbey Road and Let It Be albums and Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon.!


CD insert.

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Dolly Parton

I've decided to pull a few things out of "storage" and move them to this site! These two signed Dolly Parton photos are an example. I owe my sister, Maryann a thanks for these! Many years ago, Dolly planned to start a talk show in Florida and my sister was to be one of the people who would work on the show behind the scenes. The show never happened but my sis did score these great promo shots for me!


Promo photo.

Promo photo.

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Graham Parker

Hennessy and Vintage Vinyl Records had this "private party" with Graham Parker, Radney Foster, Jeff Black, and Tom Freund all performing acoustic numbers. After the performances were over, you were free to circulate around and meet everybody. Here I had them all sign the invitation card that announced the event.


Invitation signed by all 4 performers.

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Davey Pattison

The great vocalist Davey Pattison was on tour recently with Robin Trower. I was lucky enough to grab Davey and ask him to sign a few things for me. One of the CD's Davey signed was a "rock opera" of Leonardo's The Absolute Man. Davey mentioned that he had never even heard the final so I burned him a copy!!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert previously signed by Ronnie Montrose.

CD insert previously signed
by Ronnie Montrose.

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Stephen Pearcy (former Ratt vocalist)

Stephen was appearing at the Starland Ballroom, on tour with LA Guns and WASP. My pal, Dave Iozzia and I decided to hangout in the parking lot early during soundchecks for the bands. Stephen had just finished his soundcheck when we arrived and caught him while he was taking some grub back to his tour bus. The Nitronic CD was one of Stephen's various solo projects.

UPDATE - I caught Stephen once again as he toured with the Metal Mania Stripped acoustic tour...which included Kip Winger, Don Dokken, Jani Lane and Firehouse. As in the past, Stephen was gracious enough to stop for some signatures and a quick photo.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Me and Stephen.

Me and Stephen.

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Joe Perry

Another DHA event...Joe was out promoting his recent solo CD, Joe Perry. I got to the DHA parking lot after Joe had already gone inside. There were about 12-15 fans hanging around and they were saying that Joe probably wouldn't sign anything when he comes out...he was a bit "cranky". Cranky? I just found out I was losing my job and not sure how I would pay our bills or feed my family, but Joe may be to "cranky" to sign a piece of cardboard for a fan who has been buying his band's albums for years! I guess room service got his tea too hot again! Anyway, after we waited for about an hour or so, Joe and his entourage quickly exited the DHA studios and jumped into the limo and promptly started to leave. To our amazement...brake lights! Then backup lights!! And Joe's manager graced us with his presence to sign a few things for the fans...from inside the limo, of course...he didn't bother to get out. Wayne and Garth said it best..."we're not worthy"...obviously! Anyway, I got an old solo (vinyl) album signed.


Joe Perry solo album.

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Jim Peterik (Survivor)

Purchased item. So you're saying "who"? Jim Peterik is a singer, songwriter and musician that would be best known for the 1970 song "Vehicle" by The Ides Of March. That's him singing it! Or maybe you've heard of a song called "Eye Of The Tiger" by the band, Survivor? Yea, that's Jim's band and he wrote that one too. I picked up this signed copy of Jim's bio from his website.


Book cover.

Inner spread signed by Jim.

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Mike Peters (of the Alarm)

For the past few years, Mike Peters of The Alarm has been on the bill for various MusicFest shows that have taken place locally to my area. This year, the 2-day outdoor music event took place in my hometown and I took advantage of that to catch the Alarm on "the rainy day" of the event. After the show, Mike met with fans and signed and snapped photos with all around.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Me, Annie and Mike Peters.

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Lou Diamond Phillips

OK, so not a "rocker" but actor Lou Diamond Phillips DID get his big break playing Richie Valens in the movie, LaBamba. And THAT'S why I have him included here! Got to meet Mr. Phillips at the 2017 Chiller Con!


LP cover.

Lou signing my LP.

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Mackenzie Phillips

I caught up with actress, Mackenzie Phillips at the 2016 Chiller Theater Con where I had her sign my ORIGINAL American Graffiti soundtrack album.


LP cover signed by Mackenzie.

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Rickey Phillips

My good bud, Dave Iozzia caught up with bassist Rickey Phillips at a recent Styx show. Dave asked Rickey if he'd sign these items for me, previously signed by John Waite.


CD insert.


CD insert.


CD insert.

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Jeff Pilson

Jeff was the original bass player for the band Dokken. After he left the band, he'd gone on to form his own band, War and Peace, as well as playing with a number of other artists such as Dio. I caught Jeff, along with Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen and Jason Bonham as they arrived at the Count Basie Theater in Redbank, NJ, touring in Foreigner. Meeting Jeff completes my "trilogy" of sorts of meeting 3 of the 5 members of the band Steel Dragon. Steel Dragon is the "band" in the movie Rock Star, starring Mark Wahlberg. In the band, Jeff is the bass player, Jason Bonham is the drummer and Zakk Wylde is the lead guitarist. Thanks too my buddy, Dave Iozzia for getting the autographs on the top row (those in silver)...Dave was at the show and met with the band after.

UPDATE - Dave Iozzia and I caught up with "super-bassist" Jeff Pilson after a recent Foreigner show (which also includes Kelly Hansen on lead vocals, Jason Bonham on drums and Thom Gimbal on guitar and sax). Second time around I had Jeff sign the Dokken discs, Under Lock and Key, Tooth and Nail and Live From The Sun. And Jeff was also nice enough to stop for a photo before the band headed off to Canada!


CD insert.


CD insert.


CD insert.


CD insert (also signed previously by George Lynch).

CD insert (also signed previously by George Lynch).

CD insert (also signed previously by George Lynch).

CD insert.

Jeff Pilson and a handsome fan!

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Matt Pinfield

While waiting at The Starland Ballroom for Lindsey Buckingham, Matt Pinfield of...MTV fame and currently "Soundoff with Matt Pinfield" on HDNet...was hanging around waiting for Lindsey as well for a scheduled interview. I chatted with Matt for a few minutes and I asked for his autograph to add to my site.


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Piper's Stone

While waiting around to catch an autograph from the guys in Mountain (...which never happened! Leslie, Corky...you guys owe me!), I met the guys from Piper's Stone. A "local" band from here in NJ, these guys are straight ahead "Marshall-stack rock". Pete Mikulka on vocals, Bruce Williams and Skip Myre on guitar/bass and Kevin Przybylowski on drums.


CD insert.

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Joe Piscopo

Now here's something a bit different. My brother-in-law is a retired NJ Worker's Comp judge. Comedian and Saturday Night Live alum, Joe Piscopo's father used to work in NJ Worker's Comp with my brother-in-law years ago. At a recent centennial gala for NJ Worker's Compensation, they had Joe perform and then after the performance, my brother-in-law presented Joe a plaque. It gave me an opportunity to meet Joe (an EXTREMELY NICE guy!!) and he was so nice to sign a few promo photos.


Me and Joe.

Promo photo of Joe.

Promo photo of Joe.

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Jeff Plate

Dave Iozzia and I caught up with Metal Church and Savatage drummer Jeff Plate while touring with Mark Wood, who was opening for Steve Vai at a recent Starland show. Jeff graciously signed a couple of Trans-Siberian Orchestra CDs he's drummed on.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Ted Poley

Purchased item. Solo CD by former Danger Danger vocalist, Ted Poley. I did not get the chance to meet Ted but ordered his new CD online which he will kindly autograph for you.


CD insert.

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The Police

Auction item. Came across this Police LP cover, signed by all three members, Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland, for a good price.


LP cover signed by the band.

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Iggy Pop

Auction item. Picked up this classic 80's Iggy album and thought it would be a great addition!


LP cover.

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Pop Evil

On tour recently with Royal Bliss and Buckcherry, I was lucky enough to meet the guys from Pop Evil as well. All the band members, vocalist Leigh Kakaty, guitarists Tony Greve and Dave Grahs, bassist Matt DiRito and drummer Dylan Allison signed my CD. These guys were GREAT to their fans, meeting and greeting after the show!!

UPDATE - Pop Evil hit New Jersey recently while handling an opening slot for Saving Abel. This time around I had the guys in the band sign a promo photo for me.

CD cover.


A proud moment for lead singer, Leigh Kakaty, to be
photographed with me. And yes, that's his FIRST finger!


Promo photo signed by the band.

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Mike Portnoy

Mike Portnoy is the incredible drummer for Dream Theater. Mike stopped by a local Sam Ash store for a short "clinic" event...which I had just MISSED!!! Many thanks to the Sam Ash drum tech who handed over one of the few leftover flyers Mike signed before he left the store.

UPDATE- Good pal, Dave Iozzia snagged me some additional Mike Portnoy signatures on a couple of Dream Theater CD inserts when Mike did some drumming duties with HAIL!, which also included Tim "Ripper" Owens on vocals.


Event flyer.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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The Psychedelic Furs

Thanks to my buddy, Dave Iozzia, for grabbing me brothers Richard and Tim Butler, founders of the band The Pschedelic Furs, on this "best of" CD!


CD insert.

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Gary Puckett

Purchased item. Recently, I caught some fund drive on PBS. In return for your pledge, you could get these CD or DVD collections of classic 60's shows like Hullabaloo or The Ed Sullivan Show. During these drives, they showed various clips of classic 60's bands, one of which was Gary Puckett and The Union Gap. SOMETHING triggered in my brain and I could NOT get enough of those GREAT songs...Lady Willpower, Young Girl, Over You, Woman, Woman....MAN! SO GREAT to really hear them again with "adult ears"! And Gary's voice was unique to that time...GROOVY! Anyway, aside from picking up some greatest hits CDs, I purchased this disc from his website. It's "The Lost Tapes"...an unreleased collection of songs from the early 70's. When ordering, you could request for personialization, so naturally....

UPDATE - I caught up with Gary during a sound check at a club gig at the Jersey shore. He was incredibly nice, even telling his wife, who he was on the phone with, to hold on while he signs my stuff! Nice!

UPDATE 2 - I met Gary one more time, a few weeks after the above meeting, after a free concert with him and Tommy James and the Shondells.


CD insert.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


CD insert.

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Puddle of Mudd

Puddle of Mudd recently hit New Jersey for a show at The Starland and got to meet the guys at an aftershow meet and greet. Lead vocalist and founding member, Wes Scantlin, signed everything here and bassist Doug Ardito and drummer Ryan Yerdon also signed the Famous CD insert.


CD insert.

CD insert.

DVD insert.

CD insert.

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Bernard Purdie

You may not have heard of Bernard Purdie but believe me, you've HEARD Bernard Purdie!! Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, Joe Cocker, Bette Midler, Miles Davis, Cat Stevens to name just a FEW of the artists that Bernard has played drums for! Mr. Purdie stopped by a local Sam Ash store for a drum clinic and my pal Dave I. was in attendence where he had Bernard sign a promotional flyer for me!


Promo flyer.

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Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Auction item. Came across this photo of Artimus Pyle, drummer with Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1974 to 1977 and again from 1987 to 1991, and thought it would be a great addition.


Promo photo.

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Suzi Quatro

Purchased item. I know there have been a number of times I've stated here that I was thrilled to get this autograph or honored to score that autograph, but I am truely excited to add the legendary Suzi Quatro to my collection! I consider Quatro to be the first female rocker who made her mark in the 70s. With the flip hairstyle and the leather outfits, she was a it sexy and a bit badass! (OK, so she jumped the shark when she landed the part of Leather Tuscadero on Happy Days...) And she's still out there rocking, recently releasing a CD called QSP (which is Suzi along with Andy Scott (Sweet) & Don Powell (Slade))


LP sleeve.

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Queensryche

Queensryche did an in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl to promote the release of their new DVD, The Art of Live. Here the whole band was available and were gracious enough to sign anything and everything. And, since I didn't have it when I met him previously, I got Geoff to sign his solo release from a year earlier.

UPDATE - Dave Iozzia caught up with the guys from Queensryche and allowed me to add some more "stuff to the pile"....thanks guys and thanks Dave!!

CD insert signed by the whole band.

CD insert signed by the whole band.

CD insert just signed by Geoff.

DVD cover signed by the whole band.

In-store flyer signed by the whole band.


Me and Geoff at
Vintage Vinyl.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD longbook signed by Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton. Previously signed by Geoff Tate.

Concert prop money signed by guitarist Mike Stone.

CD insert for side project by drummer Scott Rockenfield.
DVD insert signed by Geoff Tate, Scott Rockenfield, Mike Stone and Michael Wilton.

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Questlove (The Roots)

Auction item. Ahmir Khalib Thompson, better known as Questlove, is the drummer of the band The Roots, who are best known as the in-house band on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Saw this item on an auction site and am happy to add it to my collection!


LP cover.

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Quiet Riot (2005 - Kevin Dubrow, Chuck Wright, Alex Grossi, and Frankie Banali)

WDHA was offering one of their many "low-dough" shows (ie: tickets for $1.05 each!) at the Starland Ballroom with Quiet Riot. My friend Dave Iozzia of davesontour.com went all out to treat me to this show! So, here it is, a hot afternoon in August waiting to catch the band at soundcheck. After hanging for about a half hour, Dave comes pulling into the parking lot in his Honda Accord...with 3 members of Quiet Riot inside!! Dave was kind enough to shuttle the guys around to the bank, post office, CVS and Burger King to grab some lunch! Anyway, I got to meet vocalist Kevin DuBrow, drummer Frankie Banali and new guitarist Alex Grossi. I also had the opportunity to chat for a few minutes with bassist Chuck Wright. Chuck has played and written for a number of great bands and artists in his career like the band, House of Lords (shown below). And he also happens to be a graphic artist as well!!

UPDATE - My buddy Dave caught up with the guys from Quiet Riot about a year after we met them at the Starland show above. Kevin DuBrow and Frankie Banali signed a 45 single picture sleeve and Frankie added his signature to an old side project called Heavy Bones that also included Gary Hoey on guitar.

RIP - Kevin DuBrow

Album cover
signed by (l to r)
Chuck Wright, Kevin DuBrow
and Frankie Banali

Kevin DuBrow solo CD insert.

CD insert signed by Chuck.

CD insert signed by Chuck.

CD insert signed by Chuck and previously Joe Lynn Turner and Kelly Hansen.

CD insert signed by Chuck. Chuck doesn't play on this tribute disc, but this is just one of his many "album cover" designs.

Me and Kevin DuBrow.

Chuck Wright and you know who.

Concert ticket signed after the show by Chuck, Frankie and Alex.


CD insert previously signed by guitarist Gary Hoey.

Front of 45 picture sleeve.

Back of 45 picture sleeve.

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Trevor Rabin (YES/ARW)

I caught up with guitarist Trevor Rabin and keyboardist Rick Wakeman after an ARW show in Red Bank, NJ. He was really great to the fans he met, chatted and signed for everybody!


LP cover.

LP cover.

Promo interview LP signed on label.

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C. J. Ramone

He never stops....my pal Dave and his son, Michael, were scouting potential colleges when they took a break, stopped in Philly and between bites of cheesesteaks they ran into C. J. Ramone prior to an evening show! C.J. replaced original member Dee Dee Ramone from 1989 to 1996.


Signed card.

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(Michael Barnes) of RED

Red was in the area lately opening up for Saving Abel. I was only abel to grab vocalist Mike Barnes signature here.

Promo photo.

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Red Sun Rising

Purchased item. I picked up this copy of Red Sun Rising's CD, Polyester Zeal, from Amazon.com. It came pre-signed by the band.


CD cover.

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REO Speedwagon

Purchased item. For 2009, the guys in REO put together a Christmas album. For a limited time, if you ordered it off their website, you could get a copy autographed by the whole band, so here it is!

UPDATE - Caught the band during their 2017 tour with Don Felder and Styx. One of the items available at the merch both was this band signed setlist of the evening's tunes.


CD insert.


Signed setlist.

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Rev Theory

I caught up with the guys from Rev Theory as they were heading through NJ opening for Seether. Here, the band, vocalist Rich Luzzi, guitarist Rikki Lixx, bassist Matt McClosky and drummer Dave Agoglia signed my promo photo. Guitarist Julien Jorgensen was not with them due to a hand injury.

Promo photo.

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LeAnn Rimes

Auction item. Picked up this signed CD by the country/pop artist for a good price and happy to add it to my collection.


CD insert.

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Rival Sons

Purchased item. I've been a fan of this band from California for a few years now so I was thrilled to find out that they were opening for Black Sabbath on The End tour! Would love the chance to meet these guys, but for now, I settled for their vinyl LP, Hollow Bones, with some copies available with a pre-signed inner sleeve. Signed by the band, Jay Buchanan - vocals, Scott Holiday - guitar, Mike Miley - drums and Dave Beste - bass.


Front of LP


Inner LP sleeve signed by the band.

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Roadcase Royale

Purchased item. With the future of Heart in question, Nancy Wilson has moved on with a new band, Roadcase Royale. Picked up this CD from Newbury Comics, signed by Nancy and bandmates, Liv Warfield, Dan Rothchild, Ben Smith, Ryan Waters and Chris Joyner.


CD insert.

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The Rods

Classic American rockers, The Rods are back! And they made an in-store visit to Vintage Vinyl, playing a short, powerful performance! Unfortunately for me, I missed it, but my pal, Dave Iozzia was there and he said it did rock...and was LOUD! Thanks to the guys, guitarist/vocalist David "Rock" Feinstein, bassist Garry Bordonaro and drummer Carl Canedy for signing their setlist.

Setlist signed by the band.

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Kenny Rogers

Auction item. THE GAMBLER!! Ya gotta know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em! So happy to add this Country Music Hall of Famer to my collection!


LP cover.

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Gregg Rolie

I finally got to meet one of my favorite vocalists of all time, Greg Rolie! Greg has sung on many of the classic Santana songs, back in the day, and most important to me, he was one of the founding members of Journey. To me, HE is the voice of Journey.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Henry Rollins

Dave caught up with Henry Rollins during his tour with the band X. And, of course, Henry was outside pumping iron when Dave caught up with him and grabbed this great "patriotic" autograph for me.


Radio station promo card.

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Bobby Rondinelli

At a recent Joe Lynn Turner show, one of the opening bands was The Lizards. Drumming for The Lizards is Bobby Rondinelli, formerly of Rainbow and Blue Oyster Cult. It was kinda ironic to have Bobby and Joe "together again" at this venue...and they didn't even do ONE song together! Anyway, I asked Bobby to sign a few things, one of which is a Rainbow disc on which they both appeared.


CD insert previously signed by Joe.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Linda Ronstadt

Auction item. Found this great, classic photo of Linda up for auction and thought it would be a great addition!


Promo photo.

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Michael T. Ross

Dave Iozzia and I caught up with keyboard great, Michael T. Ross, at BB Kings in NYC while he's on tour with Lita Ford. Michael graciously signed my Hardline CD on which he appears.


CD cover.

Insert spread signed by Michael.

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Keith Roth

I ran into New Jersey musician and radio/SiriusXM personality Keith Roth at the Last In Line show. Keith fronts the band Frankenstein 3000, of which he is the singer and primary song writer. Keith has also enjoyed a storied career as a session musician, performing with rock notables Cheetah Chrome, David Johansen, Silvain Silvain, Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow, Cherie Currie and Earl Slick to name a few.


Signed card.

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Uli Jon Roth

German born guitarist and early Scorpions member, Uli Jon Roth, was the headliner for the 2015 Extreme Guitar Tour that hit BB King's in NYC. After the show, Uli was very nice, hung around a bit and signed stuff for the fans.


CD insert.

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Royal Bliss

Thanks to my good bud, Dave Iozzia and the power of www.davesontour.com, I had the opportunity to meet and hang a bit with the guys from Royal Bliss. All the guys, vocalist Neal Middleton, guitarists Taylor Richards and Chris Harding, drummer Jake Smith and bassist Tommy Mortensen were kind enough to sign my CD. Thanks guys!


CD insert.

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Royal Blood

Purchased item. Picked up this signed CD by this rock dou from England from Newbury Comics. Signed by Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher.


CD insert.

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The Rubinoos

Many thanks to my pal, Dave Iozzia, for snagging me these autographs from the legendary power pop band, The Rubinoos! Dave grabbed me a set list and a copy of the band's CD, signed by all the current band members. He also had original members Tommy Dunbar and Jon Rubin sign my copy of their 1983 EP.


EP cover.

CD cover.

Signed set list.

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Darius Rucker

Funny story...it was a cold, somewhat slushy January day in Jersey and here I am waiting outside the venue for Darius Rucker (founding member of Hootie and The Blowfish). Darius' body guard spots me and asks me what the hell do I want? I tell him I'm just looking for Darius to sign a few things and then I'm outta here. Very nicely, he takes my stuff on the tour bus and comes back a few minutes with my stuff! Thanks to both Darius and his bodyguard.

CD insert.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Todd Rundgren

I had the chance to meet Todd Rundgren as he was arriving for sound check while on tour with Ringo's All Star Band in 2014.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Jack Russell (Great White)

Purchased item. So now, in 2017, you have two bands...you have Great White and you have Jack Russell's Great White. Confusing? You bet! But Jack Russell is the original vocalist for the band Great White. Regardless, I picked up this copy of Jack's solo project, signed by him and the band, from Pledge Music. Also included in the package was a signed setlist from a recent show.


CD booklet.

Signed setlist.

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Leon Russell

Auction item. I grabbed this great, signed classic LP signed by the late Mr. Russell off of an auction site!


LP cover.

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Mitch Ryder

I met up with the legendary Mitch Ryder (of Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels) (Devil With A Blue Dress) when he arrived for sound check while touring with Flo and Eddie's Happy Together Tour 2014.


Promo photo .

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Michael Sadler (of SAGA)

My bud, Dave Iozzia, caught up with Michael Sadler, lead vocalist of the SAGA, on the band's one and only tour stop in the US recently. Dave spoke with Michael privately in the lobby of his hotel and was able to grab me a set list personalized to me by Michael.


Set list signed by Michael.

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SafetySuit

Snagged a signature from Safetysuit frontman, Doug Brown, as the band was one of the openers at a recent Puddle of Mudd show.

Promo card.

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Saint Asonia

Purchased item. Saint Asonia is a band consisting of former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier, Mike Mushok from Staind (lead guitar), Corey Lowery (bass), and Rich Beddoe (drums). I picked up this copy of Saint Asonia's debut album, signed by all the band members, from Newbury Comics.


CD insert.

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Rudy Sarzo

Bass player extrodinaire!! My great pal, Dave Iozzia caught up with the former Quiet Riot and Whitesnake bottom man while on tour with Blue Oyster Cult. Here, Rudy signed a classic Whitesnake CD already signed by drummer Tommy Aldridge.


CD insert.

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Saving Abel

Saving Abel hit New Jersey recently and I was lucky to meet and get the band (Jared Weeks, Jason Null, Scott Bartlett, Eric Taylor and Blake Dixon) to sign the CD and a promo photo.

UPDATE- Met up with guitarist Jason Null, bassist Eric Taylor and drummer Blake Dixon while they appeared at WDHA's 2010 Rock The Park. Got them to sign the new CD, Miss America.

CD cover signed by the band.

Saving Abel vocalist Jared Weeks and Annie.


Promo photo signed by the band.


CD insert signed by Jason, Eric and Blake.

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Saxon

I finally caught up with the guys from Saxon (Biff Byford, Paul Quinn, Nigel Glockler, Nibbs Carter and Doug Scarratt) outside The Newton Theater in Newton, NJ during their opening stint for UFO. It was a beautiful Friday afternoon and it was quite enjoyable to watch the bus driver struggle getting their trailer over the sidewalk hump and into the parking area (which he failed, didn't make it). So that made it a great opportunity since the guys were fed up and wanted off the bus, bringing them right past the fans. And they were all very nice and signed and posed for photos with whoever was there!


Album cover.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Joe Satriani

Another nod of thanks to my pal Dave Iozzia for grabbing Joe's signature for me! Joe and Eric Johnson stopped by The Starland Ballroom on their recent tour...Dave caught the (what I heard was a GREAT) show and got to go backstage after. Eric and his band had already hit the road, but fortunately Joe hung around for a bit.


CD insert previously signed by Eric.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Brett Scallions (vocalist of Fuel)

Dave I caught up with Fuel vocalist, Brett Scallions, while handling vocal duties for Riders On The Storm. Brett graciously signed EVERYTHING Dave passed in front of him! Thanks, Brett!}


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

DVD insert.

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Richie Scarlet and Larry "The Indian" Fisher

Dave Iozzia caught up with guitarist Richie Scarlet and bassist Larry The Indian Fisher at a show at BB Kings featuring Corky Laing from mountain and Stewkey from The Nazz. Here Richie and Larry signed my Sebastian Bach CD that they played on, already signed by Bach.

CD insert.

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Michael Schenker

I'm not sure of the authenticity of this, but I came across it in a used CD bin at the Princeton Record Exchange for $3.99. I figure, who's gonna "fake" Michael Schenker's signature??

UPDATE - OK, now I KNOW this one is legit because my pal, Dave Iozzia got it in person from the guitar-master himself during a recent U.S. tour.

CD insert.



CD insert.

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Tom Scholz and Gary Pihl (Boston 2012)

I caught up with the legendary Tom Scholz, frontman and founding member of the equally legendary band Boston, while on tour here in NJ recently. It was so cool to meet this guy, if just for a few seconds! He was very polite and signed my stuff, no problems. Thanks to my bud, Dave Iozzia, we were able to see the show (which was fantastic!) and through Dave's connection with Boston drum tech Buck, we scored after show passes that gave us a few seconds to say hi to the other band members...where I scored long time Boston band member, Gary Pihl's signature on the Corporate America CD insert.

One thing I did personally miss and have to mention...after the show a number of fans were waiting outside by the band's tour bus. One by one, the guys came out "escorted" by the tour manager who essentially prevented them from having any contact with the fans. I had to leave but my bud, Dave, who stayed for a bit, told me a great story about how when Tom Scholz came out he decided he wanted to meet the fans, or what he called "his customers". The tour manager was hassling Tom about having to leave and that they had a tight schedule. What must have been a great scene to see was Tom berating his tour manager and explaining that he was going to "sign everything" for the dozen or so fans and that if another 100 fans showed up, he stay and sign whatever they had too! As someone who does this as a hobby and an opportunity to meet artists who have had an effect on my life, I say "Thank You, Tom"!

CD insert.


CD insert.


CD insert signed by
Tom and Gary Pihl.


Guest pass signed by drum tech, Buck!

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Scorpions

My friend Dave Iozzia made a trip down to the Austin Rock Festival, featuring the Scorpions, UFO and Tesla to name a few bands. While Dave was doing his interview thing with Klaus and the boys, he was nice enough to get have them sign some goods for me.

UPDATE - Once again, good ol' Dave Iozzia caught up with Klaus and the gang while doing double-duty covering (drummer James) Kottak AND The Scorpions in NYC on the same night!! Here they signed their new CD, Humanity

Austin RockFest cover signed by the band.

Promotional postcard signed by the band.


CD insert signed by the band.

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John Sebastian

Auction item. I couldn't resist this great shot of the legendary John Sebastian! Founder of The Lovin' Spoonful, played at Woodstock, etc. His music is part of my childhood memories!


Promo photo.

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Security Project

The Security Project is a prog-rock band that started performing in 2012 in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the album Security by Peter Gabriel. The band includes drummer Jerry Marotta who played on Gabriel's first four albums, bassist Trey Gunn from King Crimson and guitarist Michael Cozzi. Thanks to my pal, Dave Iozzia for grabbing these items for me when he saw the band perform live at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ in November 2016.


CD insert.

Promo photo.

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Seether

Had the chance to catch Seether on their 2015 tour in support of their Isolate And Medicate CD. Although I did not get to meet any of the band, I did pick up this pre-signed CD at the merch booth.


CD insert.

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Sevendust

Many thanks to Jim Mundt from Wisconsin (who stumbled onto my site!!) for supplying me this setlist signed by the members of Sevendust (by the way, the "Brandon" mentioned here is Jim's young son).

Show set list signed by the band.

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Shamon's Harvest

Puchased item. Picked up this band-signed CD from Newbury Comics.


CD insert.

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Billy Sheehan

Billy was touring in Steve Vai's band. My buddy Dave Iozzia was hanging out waiting for the band, he was able to meet with Billy and grab some autographs! Being a huge Mr. Big fan, I'm really disappointed that I missed this opportunity in person, but Dave said Billy had a tale to tell for each CD booklet he signed! Thanks, Dave!

UPDATE - I was lucky to meet up with Billy in person while on tour with The Winery Dogs. It took a LONG time for Billy to come out after the show because he was updating his iPod!!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Kenny Wayne Shepperd and Noah Hunt

This was another "pre-sign"...won it from...you guessed it...WDHA!

UPDATE - I met up with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and vocalist Noah Hunt outside the WDHA studios recently. The were very cool, signed my items and I was able to tell Noah about the time about 2 years ago that I missed the opportunity to give him a ride. The band played at our town's MusicFest in 2009 and as I was on my way to the venue, I passed Noah while he was out for a walk near the hotel they were staying at. By the time I circled around, he was gone.


CD insert.

CD cover.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Shinedown

About a week or so before the release of Shinedown's debut CD, they did a live performance at...brace yourself...Pop's Barbecue in Madison, NJ!! (And yes, this was another DHA event hosted by Terri Carr.) They did 2 or 3 acoustic numbers and signed some promo photos for the folks there.


Promotional 8x10 glossy signed by the band.

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Gene Simmons (KISS)

Auction item. Do I even have to say it? It's the GOD OF THUNDER!! Got this book from an auction at a really good price and happy to add it to my collection.


Book cover.

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Juliet Simms

When my daughter and I attended the 2015 Warped Festival Tour, Juliet Simms was one of the acts playing. Simms is the wife Andy Biersack, frontman of Black Veil Brides, who were headlining the Warped Tour. She was also a runner up on The Voice.


CD cover.

Signed CD.

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Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)

I (and my friend Dave) had the opportunity to meet guitarist and founding member of the band Savoy Brown at a recent Foghat show in New York. Since the band Foghat was originally comprised of former members of Savoy Brown, the guys in Foghat had Simmonds join in on a number of songs during the show. Now here's the best part... after the show, the members of Foghat came out to meet and greet with fans but Kim was a no show. Dave asked drummer Roger Earl if Kim was still backstage and would it be ok for us to go back and take a look? Earl did one better by personally taking Dave and myself backstage and introducing us to Simmonds directly! Pretty cool!!


CD cover.

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Eric Singer

Eric Singer was the featured guest at the 2005 KISS Expo. Eric has played drums for many a great metal band, including Black Sabbath, Badlands, ESP and now back with KISS. I had him sign the KISS Revenge CD booklet to our daughter, Annie.

UPDATE - My bud, Dave Iozzia caught up with Eric while on tour drumming for Alice Cooper and had him sign my copy of KISS unplugged.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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SixxAM

About a year before the release of SixxAM's Prayers for the Damned CD, Nikki Sixx stopped by Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ one Saturday morning and filmed a "hidden camera" promotional video where he "portrayed" himself as an employee of the store. While in character, he refused to sign anything. Now a year later, SixxAM played the Starland Ballroom and put on an outstanding show!! At the merch counter you could purchase a pre-signed CD, signed by Nikki, DJ Ashba and James Michael. Before the show, my bud, Dave Iozzia caught up with Ashba, Michael and touring drummer Dustin Steinke and got the cover of my vinyl single of Modern Vintage signed as well.

UPDATE - Purchased item. Newbury Comics offered signed pre-orders of SixxAM's follow up to Prayers For The Damned, the CD Prayers For The Blessed, so naturally I had to grab one!


CD insert.


Vinyl 45 single sleeve.


CD insert.

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Skid Row

My pal, Dave Iozzia caught up with the guys from Skid Row recently. They were out touring in support of their new release Revolutions Per Minute and Dave was able to grab some signatures for me. The latest line up includes Dave "The Snake" Sabo, Rachael Bolan, Scotti Hill, Dave Gara and "new" vocalist, Johnny Solinger. Two of these inserts were signed by original vocalist Sebastian Bach.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Promo CD insert.

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Slash

It really doesn't get much more awesome than this!!! Slash did a stop by the WDHA studios for an interview session during the All Request Lunch Hour. Although he was on a fairly rigid schedule when he arrived, after Slash walked over to the fans, chatted a bit and signed some stuff for us.


Album cover.


Cover to deluxe box edition of
Slash's 2010 solo release.

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Slaughter (well, 1/2 anyway...)

Slaughter and Skid Row hit The Starland recently and my pal Dave Iozzia caught up with a few of the guys before the show during soundcheck. Unfortunately Mark Slaughter doesn't do soundchecks, so he was unavailable. But Dave did manage to snag Dana Strum and "new" guitarist Jeff Blando for me.


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert signed by both Dana and Jeff.

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Mark Slaughter

I had the great opportunity to briefly meet Mark Slaughter (from the band, Slaughter, above) after a taping of Eddie Trunk's "That Metal Show". Audience members had the opportunity to head down and mingle with Eddie and his guests after the taping of the show was complete.


CD insert.

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Grace Slick

Auction item. Picked up this wonderful photo of the great Grace Slick in the studio "back in the day".


Promo photo.

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Patti Smith

Auction item. Another great find to add to my collection!


LP cover.

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Stuart Smith

Purchased item. British guitarist Stuart Smith put togther this great "classic rock sounding" band/CD called Heaven and Earth, which I stumbled across a while back. The CD is a fantastic "who's who" of classic rock, with Joe Lynn Turner, Kelly Hansen, Richie Sambora, Carmine Appice, etc, etc. This is a recently released DVD of the "making of..." the CD and the first 300 or so sold came with Smith's autograph!


DVD insert.

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Bryce Soderberg (of Lifehouse)

Auction item! Grabbed this signed photo of Lifehouse bassist really cheap!


Promo photo.

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Southside Johnny

I caught up without Southside Johnny by chance while waiting outside for Jon Bon Jovi prior to a benefit show Bon Jovi was putting on.


CD insert.

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Johnny Solinger

Thanks to Dave Iozzia for handing over this signature from the current (former?) Skid Row vocalist.

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Matt Sorum

Purchased item. Picked up this item directly from Matt's own website. If you're not familiar with Matt Sorum's work, you should be ashamed of yourself!! Matt has pounded the drums for the likes of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Hollywood Vampires to name a few AND for one of MY favorite artists, Jeff Paris!!


CD insert.

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Phil Soussan

Got to meet bassist, Phil Soussan, while he was on tour with Last In Line. Phil has held the bass line for bands fronted by such vocalists as Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Vince Neil, and John Waite. Here I had him sign the CD from the band Beggars & Thieves that Phil was part of back in the 80s.


CD insert.

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Jeff Scott Soto

Purchased item. I picked up this signed promo photo from Jeff's own website. Jeff Scott Soto is best known as a "heavy metal" singer but he has a more soulful voice than being just a screamer! Jeff has sung with bands such as Soul Sirkus, Yngwie Malmsteen, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and even filled in on the 2006 Journey tour.


Promo photo.

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Britney Spears

Auction item. Yep. It's Britney. Oops! I did it AGAIN!! Deal with it!


Promo photo.

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Rick Springfield

Legendary 80's iconic rocker Rick Springfield was making some tour stops here in Jersey recently. During that time he also made a stop at a Barnes & Nobles store to do signings for his recent autobiography "Late, Late At Night". Aside from Rick signing the book, he also signed his Christmas CD for me.


CD insert.

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Bruce Springsteen

This is a classic story of I know somebody who knows sombody who knows Bruce. My friend Matt McCarthy knows someone who works at a place that Bruce stops in quite often and that it would be no problem getting Bruce to sign a few things. Sooooo, here are those few things...of most interest here is the French versions of the 18 Tracks sampler. It has a hardcover, booklet style with a preface in French (of course!). I picked it up a number of years ago while Donna and I were in Paris, so it's a great item to have with Bruce's signature on it!

And by the way...a number of years ago Donna and I were driving around the Rumson (NJ) area looking for a place to eat. As we were driving around, I made the comment to "be on the look out cuz we're in Springsteen/Bon Jovi territory." We had stopped at a traffic light with an ice cream shop called Scoops on the corner. I pointed out that I know the guy who did the store logo. We continued to drive around looking for some restaurant to no avail...so we turned around to go back. Once again we're at the traffic light by Scoops. Then Donna points out "that guy kinda looks like Springsteen." And he did look like Bruce...ALOT like Bruce! So I pulled over, got out, got the nerve to walk over and say: "Excuse me...are you Bruce? ...Springsteen?" He nodded and said "yea" real low and then I do the stupid "uhhh, it's great to meet you...I've always been a big fan" thing. That was it. He was there in jeans and a white t-shirt having a cone with his daughter...it was pretty cool!


Cover of French edition of
the 18 Tracks CD.


Inside front spread of the French edition of 18 Tracks.

Limited edition hardcover
version of The Rising.

Inner spread of The Rising.

Special promo edition of
Bruce's Greatest Hits.

Cover of booklet included in the
30th anniversary edition of Born To Run.

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Billy Squier

Auction item! Always liked Billy Squier (OK, except for that ONE video he did during MTV's heyday...Rock Me Tonite...career killer!) but his debut solo album, Tale of the Tape is a ROCKER!! And all around, great songs (if you overlook The Stroke!).


CD insert.

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Staind

The guys from Staind were in Jersey for a show at the Meadowlands along with 3 Doors Down. A few hours before the show, the band was doing an in-store appearance at the Best Buy store across the highway. All four band members were there...you needed to purchase a pre-release single that entitles you to the full CD when it comes out at a later date...but they would sign pretty much anything you had. They were intrigued by my copy of 14 Shades of Grey, which is a Russian bootleg that I picked up when we had traveled to Bulgaria.


CD insert.


CD insert.


CD insert.


Me and my good friends, the guys from Staind.

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Paul Stanley (KISS)

Auction item. Yet another component to my KISS collection!


Book cover.

Inner page.

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Scott Stapp

I caught up with Scott Stapp, vocalist of the band Creed, while doing a book signing in North Jersey.


Book cover.

Inner page signed by Scott.

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Station

Got to meet these rockers fron NYC (Patrick Kearney, Chris Lane, Emi Asta, Tony Baptist) when they opened for Y&T at BB Kings. Had them sign their setlist for me.


CD insert.

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Steel Panther

ROCK is BACK America and Steel Panther is leading the charge! If you missed the 80's for whatever the reason, now is your chance to relive the dream. The guys from Steel Panther, vocalist Mike Starr, guitarist Satchel, bassist Lexxi Foxxx and drummer Stix Zadinia did an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl Records here in NJ along with a short acoustic performance. After the set the met with fans for photos and autographs. Much fun was had by all!


CD insert cover.

Inner spread.

Inner spread.

Inner spread.

Inner spread.

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The Steppin' Stones

Thanks to my pal Dave Iozzia for grabbing this CD from The Steppin’ Stones, a hard rock trio from South Carolina. The CD is signed by vocalist and guitarist Hannah Wicklund.


CD cover.

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Jon Stevens

I met up with vocalist Jon Stevens when The Dead Daisies did an on-air performance at the WDHA studios. Jon signed the debut CD of The Dead Daisies and the Noiseworks LP, his first band from the 80's.


CD cover.

Album cover.

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Rod Stewart

Auction item. Came across this "interesting" photo of Rod Stewart...check out the outfit and especially the wireless microphone!....on an auction site and thought it would be a good addition!


Promo photo.

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Stewkey (lead singer of The Nazz)

Old bud, Dave Iozzia caught up with lead vocalist of The Nazz, Stewkey, while the band was appearing at BB Kings in NYC.

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Stick Men

Once again, my pal Dave Iozzia comes through with a really cool set of signatures for me, the prog-rock band Stick Men. The Stick Men are comprised of bassist Tony Levin, drummer Pat Mastelotto and guitarist Markus Reuter.


Promo photo.


Signed setlist.

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Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

Purchased item. Pledge Music offered this great collaborative album with Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, to mark their 50 year realtionship! You received a signed CD and a LARGE signed poster (my apologies for the terrible scan!!).


CD cover.

CD cover.

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Tommy Stinson

Many thanks to my bud, Dave Iozzia, for grabbing me Tommy Stinson's autograph, former Replacements bassist and one-time Guns N' Roses member. Tommy's band, Bash and Pop opened for a recent Psychedelic Furs show, so Dave snagged a setlist and a CD signed by Tommy!


LP cover.

Inner spread.

Set list

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Strange Karma

Thanks to my good pal, Dave Iozzia (of course!!) for getting me this promo photo signed by Aussie rockers, Strange Karma. Photo is signed by brothers Martin (vocals) and Paul Strange (guitar), Doe Prijono (bass) and Jason McDonald (drums).


Promo photo signed by the band.

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Street Dogs

Opening recently for Flogging Molly (the band fronted by former Fastway vocalist, Dave King) the band Street Dogs stopped at The Starland Ballroom. Good ol' Dave Iozzia snagged lead vocalist Mike McColgan for me.


CD insert.

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Styx

Once again...another nod of thanks to my pal Dave!! While doing a Summer tour with Foreigner, Dave got the chance to hook up with a few members of Styx...founding members Tommy Shaw, James "JY" Young and bassist, Rickey Phillips.

UPDATE - Again Dave I catches up with Styx when they hit NJ once again. This time Tommy Shaw and JY were nowhere to be found, but he did manage to get the other guys to sign a DVD insert.

UPDATE 2 - Caught Styx on their 2015 Summer Tour with Def Leppard and Tesla. The band offered signed CDs at the merch booth so naturally I picked up a copy!

UPDATE 3 - Newbury Comics offered up a pre-order of Styx's 2017 release, The Mission, signed by the band.


CD insert.

Styx DVD insert signed by Rickey Phillips, Todd Sucherman, Lawrance Govan and Chuck Panozzo.


CD insert signed by the band.


CD insert signed by the band.

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Suicidal Tendencies

I picked up this vinyl copy of Suicidal Tendencies' "Lights, Camera, Revolution" at a benefit music sale for Musicians On Call. The album is signed by all band members...Mike Muir, Rocky George, Mike Clark, Robert Trujillo (currently with Metallica) and R.J. Herrera.


Album cover.

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Kasim Sultan

Puchased item. Bassist Kasim Sultan has played on a NUMBER of songs that you all know... He's played with Todd Rundgren, Joan Jett, Meat Loaf, Blue Oyster Cult, Patti Smith, The New Cars to name just a few!


CD cover.

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Supersonic Blues Machine

Purchased item. Picked this up from Newbury Comics, a nifty blues-rock band consisting of Lance Lopez (guitars/vocals), Fabrizio Grossi (bass), and Kenny Aronoff (drums). This si their second release with plenty of cool guest musicians!!


CD insert.

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Matthew Sweet

Purchased item. Got this signed CD by the "alternative rock" musician from Newbury Comics. Loved Matthew Sweet's stuff back in the 90's, especially his song, Sick Of Myself.


CD cover.

Signed CD insert.

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Michael Sweet (of Stryper)

Purchased item. Picked up this signed, solo CD from the Stryper frontman from his record label's web site.


CD insert.

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Taylor Swift

Auction item. Hey, over time, I'm hoping this will be worth more than what I paid for this CD signed by the country pop singer!


CD insert.

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John Sykes

I've been a fan of John Sykes since the first Blue Murder CD. When he was touring with Thin Lizzy they did a show at the old Birch Hill nightclub in Jersey. After the show, fans got to wait (for quite some time) outside the tour bus for John to come out and go down the line signing stuff. He actually signed 2 items for me, but because he stopped and talked to the fan in front of me, the Sharpie marker dried up a bit and all I got was the impression of his autograph on that piece! You owe me, Sykes!!


CD insert.

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.38 Special

My buddy Dave Iozzia and I attended WDHA's Rock The Park 2005, featuring local band, Queen V (which we were sorry that we missed), Sebastian Bach, 38 Special and Twisted Sister. Just before 38 Special hit the stage, keyboardist Bobby Capps came over and gave me quick autograph (along the left edge). Thanks to Dave's gift of "persuasion", we were able to sneak "backstage" after 38 Special's set...which gave me the opportunity to meet guitarist Danny Chauncey and tell him that I had been a fan since his early 80's band, Billy Satellite. (Danny's autograph is on the lower right.) Also while backstage, I was able to grab bassist Larry Junstrom's autograph (just above Danny's). But probably the most interesting autograph is that of Maria Bach, Sebastian Bach's wife. It just so happens that Maria is the woman on the cover of this particular 38 Special CD! I think she was flattered that I had asked her!!

UPDATE - I caught up with the guys from .38 Special during their 2017 tour, as it came through New Jersey. I had the 2017 line-up (Don Barnes, Danny Chauncey, Bobby Capps, Gary Moffatt and Barry Dunaway) all sign a promo photo and had Don sign his recently released "lost" album, Ride The Storm and got Danny to sign my Billy Satellite CD!


CD insert.

Me and guitarist Danny Chauncey.


Promo photo signed by the band.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Taddy Porter

Met the (extremely nice) guys from Taddy Porter (Andy Brewer - vocals, Joe Selby - guitar, Kevin Jones - bass and Doug Jones - drums) when they stopped here in NJ while doing an opening slot for Saving Abel.

Promo photo signed by the band.

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Geoff Tate

DHA, again. Geoff was promoting the release of his upcoming solo CD. Since it wasn't out yet, I had him sign some Queensryche stuff.

CD insert.

Color booklet that was included with the VHS/CD Operation Livecrime set.

DVD cover.


Geoff signing my crap outside the WDHA studios.
A nod to DHA and Neil Seiffer for this photo off the DHA website!

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Temperedcast

These guys are GREAT!! Please, check them out if they're in your area. It was a pleasure to meet vocalist Calvin Muma, guitarists Josh Perry and Kris Tonnessen, bassist Nick Sundesten and drummer Kelly Murphy...all from Seattle. They were one of the openers at a recent Puddle of Mudd show and I hope they do well in the future...good luck guys!!


CD insert signed by all the band members.

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TempT

Thanks to my pal Dave Iozzia for grabbing this signed set list by a new band called TempT as they made a stop in Asbury Park's Wonder Bar. TempT is lead vocalist Zach Allen, lead guitarist Harrison Marcello, bass guitarist Max McDonald (son of Ian McDonald of King Crimson and Foreigner), and drummer Nick Burrows (son of Jeff Burrows, drummer for the Canadian band The Tea Party).

UPDATE - A few months after Dave grabbed the setlist, Dave and I both got to see the band as they opened for Last In Line. There I got the guys to sign their CD and setlist for that night for me.


Setlist signed by the band.


CD cover.

Inner spread of CD.

Setlist signed by the band.

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Tesla

While interviewing the guys at a recent Starland Ballroom show, my friend Dave was able to grab autographs from Troy Luccketta, Frank Hannon and Brian Wheat. He felt bad that he missed getting Jeff Keith and Tommy Skeoch's autographs, but I said hey, don't worry...I already got THOSE at the Bar 7 thing!


CD insert.


CD insert.

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Testament

Purchased item. Picked up this signed promo poster signed by the heavy metal band, Testament, from the band's website.


Promo poster signed by the band.

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Theory of a Deadman

The guys from Theory of a Deadman were on tour and recently played at The Stone Pony. In between shuttling the guys to Starbucks and Rite Aid, my buddy Dave I. pulls thru with signatures from vocalist Tyler Connolly, bassist Dean Back and guitarist David Brenner.

UPDATE - I caught up with Theory while recently opening for finger eleven and had them sign their latest CD, Scars and Souvenirs. These guys are GREAT!! Do yourself a favor and get out there and BUY these CDs!!!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Thin Lizzy (2011 Lineup)

The newly reformed Thin Lizzy made a tour stop at The Starland Ballroom recently and performed an outstanding show! After the show, a number of us fans waited (WAY too long) outside in an unseasonably cold Sunday night for the opportunity to meet the band. When they finally did appear, they were fairly gracious to the fans, stopping for autographs and photos. I had the my promo photo signed by all the band...Scott Gorham, Marco Mendoza, Vivian Campbell, Ricky Warwick, Darren Wharten and Brian Downey.


Promo photo signed by the band.

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Glenn Tilbrook

My bud Dave caught up with the former Squeeze frontman at the Stone Pony and grabbed this autograph for me.


CD insert.

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Pam Tillis

Auction item. No, I really don't know why Pam Tillis but it was there, it was cheap (sorry, Pam!) so I went for it...


CD cover.

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Glenn Tipton

Thanks to my bud, Dave Iozzia, during our signing event for Judas Priest, Dave slipped guitarist Glenn Tipton a copy of his solo CD to sign as well.


CD insert.

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Mickey Thomas

I met up with vocalist Mickey Thomas while on tour with Eddie Money and Lou Gramm during their 2011 Jingle Bell Rock Tour. It was a blast to meet Mickey, having heard his voice going way back into the 70's on Elvin Bishop's Fooled Around And Fell In Love and then later joining the Jefferson Starship.


CD cover.

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George Thorogood

I caught up with Lonesome George just as he was exiting a walk-through before his show at Montclair NJ's Wellmont Theater.


CD insert.

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Three Days Grace

I had the opportunity to meet up with the guys from Three Days Grace as they made a stop in Jersey at The Starland Ballroom along with My Darkest Days. I was lucky to catch a bit of their soundcheck and be part of a quick meet and greet after.


Promo photo.

DVD insert.

CD insert.

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Toad The Wet Sprocket

I met up with the guys from Toad during my town's 2011 MusicFest. I had my CD insert signed by the band, Glen Phillips, Todd Nichols, Dean Dinning and Randy Guss.


CD insert.

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Tonic

The graet 90's band, Tonic have reformed and played recently at MusicFest 2009, a 2-day outdoor music event that took place here in my hometown. Here, Laurenceville, NJ native, guitarist Jeff Russo signed my CDs.

UPDATE - Purchased item. Pledge Music offered this signed Lemon Parade Revisited CD, signed by the band. Always loved their music, so here it is!

CD insert.

CD insert.



CD insert.

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Marq Torien (Bullet Boys)

I had the opportunity to catch up with Bullet Boys vocalist, Marq Torien, at the 2016 Food Truck and Rock Carnival. He was an exceptionally nice guy and happily signed my stuff for me.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Peter Tork of The Monkees

Peter (and radio DJ Jim Monaghan) did a few acoustic numbers at Vintage Vinyl. Although exhausted by the time Donna and I finally got up to him, Peter was still gracious enough to sign (the only thing I could think of at the time) my dollar bill and take a quick snapshot with Donna!


Peter and Donna.


The dollar!

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Mel Torme

Auction item! THE VELVET FOG!!! It was there. It was cheap. It...it.... it's the VELVET FOG!!!!


Book cover.

Inner page signed.

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The Tour Bus

WDHA started broadcasting The Tour Bus (with Ralph Sutton and Matt Murray) on Saturday nights. They play the best of 80's metal. Every once and a while, artists would stop in and perform some acoustic tunes. Well, Ralph and Matt took a bunch of those tunes and released a CD. The guys held a "CD release party" at Scotti's Records in Morristown, NJ and Mike Tramp (of White Lion) was there too, so we have Ralph, Matt and Mike's signatures here.

Centerspread of the
Tour Bus CD booklet.

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Pete Townsend

Auction item. Saw this fantastic poster online, signed by the legendary Who guitarist and founder, Pete Townsend!


Signed poster.

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Mike Tramp

Former lead singer of White Lion...Mike stopped by Scotti's Records in Morristown for the WDHA Tour Bus CD release. Another one of those situations where there were only a handful of fans around!

CD insert.

CD insert.

Original LP cover.


Me and Mike Tramp at Scottis in Morristown.

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Pat Travers

Purchased item. Another pre-signed deal...for a limited time (and I think for a few extra $$$) when you bought this release of two Pat's earlier albums on one disc, you would get an autographed slipcase.

UPDATE - I finally had the chance to meet Pat in person as he was heading in to sound check prior to opening up for Dickey Betts. Pat was really nice and signed my stuff before heading in.

CD slipcase.



CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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(Mark) Tremonti

Guitarist Mark Tremonti was on tour, fronting his own band, Tremonti, this time opening for Seether. After the band's set, they were at the merch booth signing for the fans. So, the band signed the Tremonti CD and Mark signed the Alter Bridge disc.


CD insert.

CD insert.

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Trixter

I caught up with the members of Trixter when they hit the stage at the 2016 Food Truck and Rock Carnival "Birch Hill Stage". I had already scored guitarist Steve Brown a few years earlier, so now I was able to add bassist PJ Farley, vocalist Pete Loran and drummer Mark "Gus" Scott.


CD insert.

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Walter Trout

Purchased item! Jersey native and one-time member of Canned Heat and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Walter Trout is a blues-rock guitarist. His most recent CD has a number of terrific guest appearances on it and the CD was available, signed, from Newbury Comics.


CD cover.

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Robin Trower

As much as all these autographs on this site are special to me, I feel that one in particular most special. That would be Robin Trower's signature on the black and white photo below. I took that picture of Robin in concert at Radio City in NYC in October 1977 while touring in support of the In City Dreams album. Almost 30 years later I was lucky enough to have Robin sign my photo for me...as well as a handful of other items. Thanks, Robin!



CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert also signed
by vocalist Davey Pattison.

DVD insert signed by
the whole band.

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Eddie Trunk

I've been a listener to Eddie since his days on WDHA. Now Eddie is on Sirrius, Q104 and hosts VH1's That Metal Show. I've seen and "bumped into" him a number of times over the years at different concerts and such. I had been meaning to pick up a copy of his second volume and I finally did at the 2014 Chiller Con, where he also signed it for me. One of the things I really like about Eddie is his love of bands like Blue Murder and UFO...two of my all time favorites!



Book cover.


Inner page signed by Eddie.

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Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson)

Purchased item. Kind of a tricky one here...Ian Anderson or Jethro Tull?? Well, I went with Tull since it IS a Jethro Tull album signed by founder Ian Anderson! Anyway, picked this one up off of Pledge Music's website.


CD cover.

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Joe Lynn Turner

Ahh, the great Joe Lynn Turner... I first met Joe at (of course) the WDHA studios during an anniversary party for the Big Greasy Breakfast morning show with Rob Moorehead. I have been a fan of Joe's voice since the Rainbow days. About a year later, my former art school (The duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ) was putting together a fund raiser, and I contacted Joe's managment (the great Lisa Walker!!) about possibly getting Joe to donate some autographed stuff for our event. You can read about THAT at my Glenn Hughes stuff. So then a bit of a friendship of sorts started between myself and Joe's "camp". Jump ahead to about a year later when Donna and I are in Bulgaria to pick up our daughter, Annie. While in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, I see all these posters for a concert by a band called Brazen Abbot...with Joe doing vocal duties! And it just so happens that the last show is the night before we leave! So, the airport in Bulgaria ain't that big and we run into Joe, I reintroduce myself, tell him why we're in Bulgaria and get some pics with Donna and Annie. Jump ahead to the 2005 KISS Expo...Joe is a featured guest. Lisa Walker guestlists us into the show, we hook up with Joe, get some updated pics of the gang and signs all my crap! What makes the Brazen Abbot DVD so special is that it is the tour that took place the same week Donna and I were in Bulgaria to finally bring Annie home with us! Thanks, Joe...YOU ROCK!

UPDATE - Joe had been touring most of 2005 following the release of The Usual Suspects CD. Donna and I finally caught the tour at the Starland Ballroom...having not seen Joe perform since the early 80's!!! Even tho he had a bit of a cold, he sounded great (as always!!) and we got to meet up with him (and guitarist Karl Cochran) after the show, where they signed the setlist for the night's performance. Said it before...Joe...YOU ROCK!

UPDATE 2 and even MORE...
Joe and Karl Cochran were making the rounds promoting Joe's new CD "Second Hand Life". One of the stops was at Jersey's WDHA studios (where I was lucky enough to get to hang out at). During the interview segment Joe and Karl performed 2 acoustic numbers...always so COOL!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert (also signed by guitarist, Chris Caffery).

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Brazen Abbot DVD cover.
Donna, Annie and Joe at KISS Expo 2005.

Me and Joe at WDHA.

Setlist from The Usual Suspects tour
signed by Joe and guitarist
Karl Cochran.


CD insert previously signed
by Glenn Hughes.

CD insert signed by both Joe and Karl.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Joe, somebody and Karl Cochran at WDHA studios

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TV Toy

TV Toy is a band outta New Jersey. Dave I had drummer Steve Peer sign a copy of their CD for me.


CD cover signed by Steve Peer.

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Twisted Sister

WDHA's Rock The Park 2005 headliner, Twisted Sister performed their last ever appearance together at this event. During the course of the day, Guitarist Eddie Ojeda wandered over to talk with someone. Naturally it was my "duty" to interupt and ask for a quick autograph!

UPDATE - Ever the great guy, my buddy Dave Iozzia of davesontour.com went above and beyond to help out my cousin's cousin's son (follow that?) who, at 14, underwent a recent double knee operation! Aside from a bunch of get well e-mail wishes and free swag, AJ Pero, drummer of Twisted Sister made the offer of stopping by to see the kid IN-PERSON! Thanks AJ! While there, AJ was nice enough to sign anything that anybody had.

UPDATE 2 - See Eddie Ojeda.

UPDATE 3 - The original line up of Twisted Sister got together at Vintage Vinyl to promote their new Christmas CD release!! I had the chance to catch up with AJ Pero again and meet all the guys.

RIP - AJ Pero. A number of years ago, through my friend Dave Iozzia, AJ did a personal favor for my cousin, which we all remember AJ being SO friendly and gracious!


CD insert signed by Eddie Ojeda at WDHA's Rock The Park.

CD insert signed by AJ.

CD insert signed by AJ.

CD insert signed by AJ.

Me and AJ

CD insert signed by all members.

CD insert signed by all members
(except AJ who's not on this disc).

TS Christmas CD insert
signed by all members.

CD soundtrack insert signed by Dee Snider.

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Steven Tyler

Auction item! Janet and I had just recently seen Steven Tyler's solo tour when he came through Philly. Talk with another guy who attended the show, he told me that Steven signed stuff for some fans earlier in the day. I figure the opportunities are fairly slim that I'll get the chance, so I picked this Love On An Elevator 45 picture sleeve online.


45 picture sleeve.

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UFO

UFO...one of my favorite, FAVORITE bands of all time. UFO and Blue Oyster Cult were doing a tour stop at the Starland Ballroom in Sayerville. I couldn't make the show, so I decided to hang out in the parking lot during the afternoon in hopes of meeting ANYBODY if they came around for soundcheck. I waited a few hours...(met my friend Dave Iozzia for the first time)...and no luck. Dave caught up with the band a bit later and was kind enough to get me this copy of their set list with singer Phil Mogg's and guitarist Vinnie Moore's autograph!! Thanks, Dave!

UPDATE - This was true heaven for me!! After being a diehard UFO fan for (YIKES!) 30 YEARS I finally had the opportunity to meet the band face-to-face! I spoke with and shook hands with the GREAT, GREAT Phil Mogg. Also met up with original drummer Andy Parker and guitarist/keyboardist Paul Raymond. Guitarist Vinnie Moore was there too, but unfortunately no Pete Way due to "visa issues" coming into the U.S. - bummer!

UPDATE 2 - I was lucky enough to grab Phil outside The Starland on yet another tour through the states and NJ. Here Phil signed my promo copy of their new CD, The Visitor. Great show!!

UPDATE 3 - The band started their 2017 Fall tour of the U.S., right here in New Jersey at The Newton Theater. I hung out in hopes of getting Phill Mogg to sign a few treasured items for me, but it was not meant to be. But I did score drummer, Andy Parker's signature on them!

Set list signed by
Phil Mogg and Vinnie Moore.


The most treasured backstage pass to meet and chat with the band.

CD insert signed by Andy Parker.

Special 4-CD box set signed
by Phil Mogg.

Side project of Phil's
signed by Phil.

CD insert signed by
Phil Mogg and Paul Raymond.

CD insert signed by Phil, Andy,
Paul and Vinnie.

CD insert signed by Phil.

DVD insert signed by Phil.

Oddball CD of half Dokken live/half UFO live.
Signed by Phil and previously signed by Don Dokken.


CD sleeve signed by Phil


Album cover. signed by Andy Parker

Album cover signed by Andy Parker.

Box set cover signed by Andy Parker.

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Lars Ulrich (Metalicca)

Auction item. Saw this signed photo of Lars up for auction at a reasonable price and decided to add it to the collection!


Promo photo.

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Midge Ure (Ultravox)

Thanks to my pal, Dave Iozzia yet again for snagging me Ultravox vocalist/guitarist (and co-writer of "Do They Know It's Christmas?"), Midge Ure during a recent show stop, here in New Jersey.


CD cover.

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Steve Vai

Thanks again to my pal, Dave Iozzia!! Steve did a tour stop at the Starland Ballroom in Sayerville, NJ and Dave hung out early in the day to meet and grab some signatures from the guitar-great!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Frankie Valli

Auction item. Newark, NJ's own Frankie Valli! Having grown up in the 60's and 70's I would hear Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on the AM radio. Great songs, great harmonies! Happy to add this one to my collection!


Promo photo.

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Valient Thorr

The always cheerful guys from North Carolina in Valient Thorr happily signed a promo photo of the band for me. Thanks to my pal Dave Iozzia for scoring this one.


Promo photo signed by the band.

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Vandenberg's Moonkings

Purchased item. Most people won't be aware WHO Adrian Vandenberg IS but if you watched MTV in the late 80's and were a fan of the band Whitesnake, you would have SEEN Adrian Vandenberg in a number of their videos! Especially the classic songs, Still of the Night, Is This Love and Here I Go Again (which, oddly enough, is NOT the guitarist on the RECORDINGS. That nod goes to John Sykes, but that's another story...). Anyway, picked this up from the band's label website, signed by all band members... Vandenberg (Guitar), Jan Hoving (Vocals), Mart Nijen-Es (Drums) and Sem Christoffel (Bass).


CD insert.

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Wolfgang Van Halen

Auction item. Not Eddie. Not Alex. But Wolfie! Give him time....


Promo photo.

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Vanilla Fudge

The 2015 line up of Vanilla Fudge did an instore stop at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ in support of their latest release, Spirit of '67. The band played a few songs and then proceeded to sign for the fans.


CD insert.

CD cover.

Inner spread signed by the band.

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Suzanne Vega

Auction item. Remember the song Luka? Picked up this signed photo...made out to Josh??


Promo photo.

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Bobby Vinton

Auction item. I HAD to get this classic Pennsy artist's autograph, he's of Polish and Lithuanian descent! And being a good Polish boy, I just hadda!!


Promo photo.

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John Waite

DHA yet again...this time during a Big Greasy Breakfast Diner Tour. Why John Waite would be stopping by a diner in Branchburg, NJ at 7:30 in the morning to do some acoustic songs is beyond me, but I was there...got some autographed stuff...and a picture to prove it!

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.


A "happy" John Waite and me.

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Rick Wakeman (YES)

Had the opportunity to meet the legendary Rick Wakeman after an ARW show in Red Bank, NJ. Just like Trevor Rabin, Wakeman was also very cool to the fans and he signed my Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe LP.


LP cover.

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Jessie Wagner

Jessie Wagner is a vocalist who has toured with such artists as Patti Labelle, Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Sister Sledge, Lenny Kravitz and Kid Rock. She was lending her vocal talents at Punky Meadows' CD realease party, where my pal Dave scored her signature for me.


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Walking Papers

I met the guys from Walking Papers during their run with the 2013 Uproar Festival. The band is made up of Ben Anderson, Jeff Angell, Barrett Martin and Guns and Roses bassist (and financial wiz!) Duff McKagan! After their set at the festival they did a signing for fans.


Promo poster.

CD insert.

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Joe Walsh

Jersey's own Joe Walsh came back home recently while on a solo tour, hitting the Starland Ballroom. Myself and few other folks hung out hoping to snag Joe and get him to sign a few items (which his management said he'd definitely do). When Joe finally arrived he went right into the venue. As we were anxiously awaiting his appearance, someone with one of the bands offered to take our stuff inside for Joe to sign...it seemed like a safe bet! After 15-20 minutes it was like "hmmm, wonder where our stuff is?"...after an hour it was like "HEY!" Every once in a while we would be assured our stuff "had gone up to Joe". Finally after about 2 hours our stuff arrived...my original The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get LP and my Eagles' Hell Freezez Over CD insert...whew!


Album cover.

CD insert.

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WASP

WASP was headlining a show at the Starland Ballroom along with LA Guns and Stephen Pearcy. It was a hot and muggy day in July 2005 while my buddy, Dave Iozzia and I hung out in the parking lot during soundchecks. I was fortunate to get autographs from the whole touring band...Stet Howland (drums), Mike Duda (bass), Darrell Roberts (guitar) and, apparently the most coveted...Blackie Lawless!! Blackie, vocalist and founder of WASP has a reputation for being, mmmm, difficult at times. Thanks to a tip, we snagged Blackie outside his tour bus in gym shorts and a T-shirt...tall dude!

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Ricky Warwick

Ricky is currently the lead vocalist in the newly reformed Thin Lizzy (which, by the way, he handles those Phil Lynott vocals flawlessly!). When I caught up with Thin Lizzy at a recent Starland Ballroom show, I had Ricky sign the Circus Diablo CD he appears on.


CD insert.

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Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)

Auction item. I've always been a huge fan of Pink Floyd, so when I came across this great shot of Roger Waters on auction, I had to add it to my collection!


Promo photo.

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Charlie Watts

Auction item. Came across this terrific photo of The Rolling Stones drummer and knew it would be an awesome addition to my collection!


Promo photo.

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The Weeklings

Lefty, Zeek, Rocky and Smokestack comprise the band, The Weeklings. OK, so it's really Glen Burtnik (Lefty), Bob Burger (Zeek), John Merjave (Rocky) and Joe Bellia (Smokestack) who are the members and they are NOT a Beatles tribute band but a band that makes "Beatles-inspired" music. Anyway, thanks to my pal Dave Iozzia for snagging this one for me!

UPDATE - And another thanks to my pal, Dave I, for getting this 2-page setlist, signed by the band!


Signed sticker.


Page one of a TWO PAGE setlist!!

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Scott Weiland

Auction item! Unfortunately, I knew the opportunity to get Weiland's autograph in person has passed. I actually came across this item, his final project, the album Blaster by Scott Weiland and The Roundabouts by accident and was able to luckily add it to my collection.


Album cover.

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Jay Weinberg and The Reveling

Many thanks to good bud, Dave Iozzia, for grabbing me some stuff signed by Jay Weinberg (son of the E Street band's Max Weinberg) and his band, The Reveling.


Promo photo of Jay.

Promo photo signed by the band.

CD insert signed by the band.

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Charlie (Chas) West

Former Jason Bonham Band vocalist Chas West was currently touring with the Hollywood Allstars. The Allstars includes Vinny Appice on drums, Jimmy Bain on bass, Charlie on vocals, Carlos Cavazo on guitar and Krigger on a second set of skins!!. Charlie was a great guy to chat with (as were the rest of the band!!) and I had him add his signature to some discs previously signed by Jason Bonham.


CD insert.

CD sleeve.

Me and Charlie West.

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Leslie West (of Mountain)

My bud Dave Iozzia and Alice Cooper at the Bergen PAC in NJ...and who else is at the show in the audience?? Non other than legendary drummer Carmine Appice and legendary guitarist, etc. of Mountain, Leslie West!! Dave knew I already had Carmine's signature so he snagged me Leslie West's on the back of his Alice Cooper concert ticket!

UPDATE - Leslie West recently did an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl to promote the release of his new CD, Soundcheck. He did a handful of tunes for us and then signed and chatted with fans after. I had him sign his new CD and two other items previously signed by drummer Corky Laing.

Back of concert ticket.



CD cover.

CD insert already signed by Corky Laing.

CD insert already signed by Corky Laing.

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Tony Joe White

Purchased item. This, to me, is kinda cool! If you're a fan of dirty, gritty, "swamp rock and blues", then check out Tony Joe White! He offered some signed stuff on his website, so I grabbed this recent LP, signed by Tony Joe!


LP cover.

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Whiskey Falls

And again, my buddy, Dave Iozzia caught up with the great Damon Johnson while out touring with his new project, Whiskey Falls. Here's a promo photo signed by Damon and the other band members...Buck Johnson, Wally Brandt and Seven Williams.

Promo photo signed by all.

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Laura Wilde

Laura Wilde is a singer/guitarist from Melbourne, Australia. I literally met up with Laura on the streets of New Brunswick, NJ during her tour as opener for Ted Nugent (YIKES!). She was very friendly...as were the rest of her band (they were all getting a taste of Jersey, being here for the first time). Thanks, Laura, for signing my promo photo.

Promo photo.

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The Winery Dogs

Thanks to a bit of help from my friend Dave Iozzia, who got the Winery Dogs CD signed for me, I'm able to add this FAN-TAS-TIC band to my collection! Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy make up this incredible group.I was able to catch them live and meet all three guys to have them sign my stuff.

A special mention here...during the time my wife, Donna, became ill, the Winery Dogs CD was just released. I had listened to their music a number of times during the months her health declined and I drove back and forth to the hospital, etc. Months after she passed, the first concert I attended was a Winery Dogs show at the State Theater in New Brunswick. I went by myself and sat third row. Some of the songs were hard to listen to and some gave me an "inner peace". This band will always have a special place in my memories. Thanks!

UPDATE - To promote their second release, Hot Streak, the band made a stop at the WDHA studios. I had this promotional poster for the Winery Dogs first tour in my possesion for a while and this was a good opportunity to have it signed by the band!

UPDATE 2 - Purchased item. I came across this terrific limited edition canvas print of the band and since I'm a huge fan of the band, I just had to have one!

UPDATE 3 - Purchased item. I can't help myself! I love everything these guys put out!! In honor of their 2017 release Dog Years - Live In Santiago and Beyond, some items popped up on Pledge Music. One of those items was this Hot Streak promo poster, signed by the guys!!


CD insert.

DVD insert.

Collectible box.


Promo poster signed by Richie, Billy and Mike.


Limited edition print (number 70 of 250) signed by Billy, Mike and Richie.


Signed poster.

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Winger

Dave Iozzia once again does the amazing while hooking up with the band Winger while at a stop at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. Dave said it was a packed house and a great set by the band touring in support of their new release, Winger IV. The first two CDs below were previously signed by guitarist Reb Beach.

UPDATE- I caught up with Kip at a recent Chiller Convention and snagged a few more autographs on some items...


CD insert signed by Kip and Reb.

CD insert signed by Kip and Reb.

Solo CD insert signed by Kip.

Winger IV CD insert signed by Kip, Reb, Rod Morgenstein and John Roth.


CD insert.

CD insert.

DVD insert.

CD insert.

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Edgar Winter

A special thanks to my bud, Dave Iozzia, for landing me this great autograph of Edgar Winter! Edgar was on a co-headlining tour with Eric Burden (unfortunately, no luck getting Eric's autograph!) but got a great sign from Edgar.


CD insert.

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Johnny Winter

...and then Dave comes across THIS signed Johnny Winter CD in his mucic collection and he thought it made the perfect companion piece to the one above!!


CD insert.

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Steve Winwood

The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, GO (find that and check it out!) and all his solo work...it's STEVE "FREAKIN'" WINWOOD!!!! It was SO COOL to meet this amazing, legendary, rocker during his recent tour run through New Jersey. He was incredibly polite to the handful of us fans, chatting, signing everything and allowing for photos (not posing for them mind you, but allowing for pics). What a treat!


CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

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Brian Wilson

Purchased item. As I've gotten older, I've come to appreciate the creativity and the detail in some of those classic Beach Boys tunes, crafted by Brian Wilson. I was thrilled to find out that you could order his anthology CD, that covers Brian's solo career, and along with the CD, they included a hand-signed poster!


Promo poster.

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Zakk Wylde

Again at DHA...Zakk and a fellow bandmate stopped by the studio to talk about his new release, The Blessed Hellride. One of the interesting things I noticed in Zakk's stuff was that he dates all the autographs...in this case, 5/7/03.


8x10 promotional photo signed by Zakk and ????

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

CD insert.

Me hangin' with my close and personal friend, Zakk!

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X

I owe my buddy, Dave Iozzia, for this one. Dave felt that just having X guitarist, Billy Zoom's autograph was just not enough, so he offered up his fully signed (with the original line up of Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake) copy of the Ain't Love Grand CD.


CD insert.

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Y&T

I have loved this band for YEARS and had never seen them...until April 2017 at BB Kings in NYC! It was an amazing show and frontman Dave Meniketti STILL rocks and sounds great at 63! Dave and the band came out after the show and signed for the fans. Unforunately the band line-up as shown on the poster was slightly different and bassist Brad Lang (shown on the left in the poster) was no longer with the band.


CD insert.

CD insert.

Signed poster.

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Dwight Yoakum

Auction item. There's not too many country artists that I really like, but I really like Dwight Yokum! As odd as it sounds, his is one of my favorite Christmas albums!!


Promo photo.

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John Young

John Young has played with the Scorpions, Asia, John Wetton and Uli Jon Roth to name a few. My pal, Dave Iozzia, has known John for a while and recently attended a performance of John's solo project The John Young Band, where he kindly picked up the CD for me.


CD insert.

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ZZ Top

Purchased item. Just after seeing ZZ Top in 2016 I decided to seek out something from the band to add to my collection. I found a great bundle available directly from the band's website that included a lighter, jacket and some other stuff, along with this vinyl copy of their new live album, signed by the band!


LP cover.

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Zacherley

OK, well not REALLY a "rock star" but the legendary Zacherley I'm sure has had an influence on a many number of artists. I met John Zacherley at the 2014 Chiller Con (which is essentially named after Zacherley!) and had him sign this DVD compilation for me. This is actually the second one he signed, he was not happy with the first one he did and had the vendor give him another so he could do a better job!


DVD insert.

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The Zombies

Purchased item. Picked up this copy of signed by the legendary Rod Argent (remember the band Argent with the song Hold Your Head Up?), Hugh Grundy, Chris White and Colin Blunstone. You know the two big hits, "She's Not There" and "Time of the Season". Grabbed this from Newbury Comics.


CD cover.

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Rob Zombie

Another in-store thing at Vintage Vinyl. No performances, just a long line to say high and get an autograph. Contrary to appearances, Rob comes across as very polite and soft-spoken...nice dude.


Back of promo CD.

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Billy Zoom (of X)

One of Dave's favorite bands and the ONLY thing I have by X...signed by guitarist Billy Zoom.


Vinyl 45 sleeve.

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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