October 30, 2003



Went to Orlando to the opening of a new restaurant called The Kitchen at the Hard Rock Hotel. They invited a few celebrities. I talked with Sammy Hagar and a few other musicians...


... like Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray...

... and Harry Casey of K.C. and the Sunshine Band, and Chris Kirkpatrick of N'Sync....


...and Mike Reno of Loverboy and Lita Ford. (The gentleman to Lita's right appears to be her significant other. This is pretty much what it would look like if Vince Neil and Larry Fortensky ever mated.


Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot is a huge cook.

When he heard I was from Tampa, he was pumped. He's spent some time here.

"I love Shells man!" he said. "That place rocks! We don't have a place like that on the West Coast where you can get great seafood."

Did he eat the peanuts from the barrel in the lobby?

"HELL YEAH! Ya gotta eat the peanuts!"

Next question: If "Cum On Feel The Noize" was a dish, what would it be?"

He thought about it. Then he grabbed his crotch.

"My meat and potatoes."

Check please!

Posted by Jeff at October 30, 2003 11:28 PM | TrackBack

I always thought if I met Sammy Hagar, I'd ask him why they named those slacks after him, and why were they so unattractive? Also, can't drive 55? What, it's a medical condition like that stupid honda commercial where the guy has a foot actually made of lead?
I'd probably say none of those things, as I get Sammy Hagar and Ted Nugent mixed up in my mind all the time.
Sorry, Ted.

Posted by: LeeAnn at October 31, 2003 10:39 AM

My favorite Kevin DuBrow moment: Around 1991, Quiet Riot was playing at this shitty little bar in Gainesville. There were, like, 10 people at the show, including me, but they acted like it was a packed stadium.

DuBrow came out and screamed stupid shit like "Hello, Gainesville!" and "Are you ready to rock?" and that sort of thing before they broke into some bombastic cheese-metal anthem. At some point during the show between songs, DuBrow told "all the lovely ladies in the house" (there were three, two of which were employees of the bar) that they were welcome to come "backstage" (they had a tiny little dressing room off to the side of the kitchen) after the show "for some drinkin', some smokin' and a little wa-wa-wa!"

And as he said the "wa-wa-wa" part, he made a ridiculous poking motion with his index finger three times in rhythm with each syllable. I didn't know whether to laugh or take a shower.

Posted by: Dan at October 31, 2003 03:03 PM

What does it say about me that I read "Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot is a huge cook" as "Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot is a huge cock." Hm.

Posted by: Sekimori at November 3, 2003 01:40 PM

And, is it just me or does Chris Kirkpatrick look like he swallowed Joey Fatone. Then fell chin-first into dog poo.

Posted by: Sekimori at November 3, 2003 01:40 PM

Great to see Lita Ford looking so good. The significant other is of course Jim Gillette, who had a career in his own right as lead voice of Nitro amongst others. Another former Runaway, Joan Jett was also scheduled to be at this event. Anyone know if she showed and did her and Lita have a chance to talk? Thanks for posting the pics!

Posted by: Don MacGillivray at November 8, 2003 05:46 PM

Well, I'm with Sekimori. I read that the same way, as well.

Let's not go gettin' out the Rorschach Tests, mmmmkay?

Sammy's still lookin' pretty hot and I'm almost ashamed to say that I nearly bought tickets to see Casey (and probably some configuration of The Sunshine Band) in Kalispell. I restrained myself. It's a long drive on a school night.


Posted by: margi at November 9, 2003 11:18 PM

looks like ya had fun! :)

Posted by: canadian pharmacy at December 9, 2003 03:14 PM

I saw Quiet Riot at a dumpy bar around Thanksgiving a few years ago. The place was packed with about 250 people there. I much like the person who posted earlier was surprised by Kevin Dubrow's linited stage patter. He really had not much to say aside from silly comments about getting drunk and sex jokes. The band seemed tired and aside from Rudy and Carlos of QR, they did not seem like nice people.

Posted by: Uncle Elmer at December 15, 2003 01:09 AM

It's not all lies - not all of it. That's the age-old dilemma.

Posted by: Crean Sarah at January 21, 2004 12:11 AM