Today is the opening day of Darkest Hour’s tour with legendary swedish thrash metal gods At the Gates. Needless to say my young jedi powers are needed this week in order to take care of all things rock related. Never fear, the thrash metal partying and stage diving will not stop the letters from a flow’n. I’ll be back Monday July 14, 2008 with some new advice to help all you dudes out there Get R’ Done!
Introducing our resident Gear Guru, Aaron Deal. Aaron is a close personal friend of The Dude, and long time rocker, with over 15 years band experience on bass, guitar, and drums. As assistant manager and sales associate at three different (MD and VA) Guitar Center locations over the last 7 years, he is no stranger to music gear and it’s applications. Aaron is also highly skilled in the arts of home recording, guitar/amp maintenance, repair and modification. He currently plays drums in Salome and holds down the bass in Nitro Tokyo. Aaron is not only a killer fellow dude, he also knows his shit and is someone that even The Dude seeks advice from.
Check out his first addition to the site here.
If you missed Ask the Dude on Q101.1’s Crash Test Radio in Chicago last week, listen to the complete interview here!
Hey Dudes! I will be calling in to Q101.1’s successful Crash Test Radio on June, Friday the 13th at 11pm (CST). I’ll be discussing the Ask the Dude advice column, as well DARKEST HOUR’s upcoming US tour supporting the reunited AT THE GATES.
“Crash Test Radio has been featuring metal and hardcore every Friday night and was thrilled at the idea of having Mike call into the program. Crash Test Radio airs at 11pm (CST) on 101.1FM in Chicago and streams live online worldwide at www.q101.com. Listen to this interview on Q101.1’s blog!
Check out the From the Road page for a new interview with Laura Nichol from Light This City.
Monday, May 12th, at 4:30 PM EST, Ask the Dude will be taking your questions live and jamming some tunes on XM Radio’s killer metal station Liquid Metal Channel #42 (if you have direct TV it’s number 841). If you don’t have XM you can download the free trial at: www.xmradio.com/xmlmoffer It’s good for 14 days. Make sure to call in with your band questions, problems, or opinions.
Check back on Monday, May 12 to see if the next question Ask the Dude answers is yours!