The Iron Mike Files

Motley Crue Fading Away Alice Cooper Lives On

Let's face it, the world of arena rock is starting to die off. Motley Crue is hanging it up soon on this final tour and with it I expect many others from the same time period of the record industry glory days to follow. Kiss, Aerosmith, Scorpions, Rush, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Rolling Ston es, U2 etc...
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Rush Still Rocking 4 Decades Later

3/18/1980 - Yes look at that date!! Three fourth of my lifetime ago I first saw Rush in the sold-out Seattle Center Coliseum 10 rows up section 228 for the Permanent Waves tour!! 35 years and 4 months later I walked into the same sold-out building tonight, now called Key Arena on their 40th and...
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The Aristocrats Blow Seattle's Mind!

Last time The Aristocrats played Seattle in January 2012 at the The Rendezvous, no one knew, including me! I heard both shows were attended by maybe a few handfuls at most each night. If that was true, there was NO WAY I'd let that happen again for this 7.11.15 show. I po unded Facebook and my...
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Van Halen Slam The Hammer Down in Ridgefield, WA

Ok I'm gonna admit, the last time I saw Van Halen in the Tacoma Dome 5.6.12. it was, in my eyes, a little bit of a train wreck with David Lee Roth in what I call the "not in performance mind" vibe. Forgetting lyrics and basically just acting out the part it seemed. Not last ni ght! Holy smokes that...
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Seattle Musician Documentary Book Video Feature

Check out the season ending Art Zone with Nancy Guppy​ show (video above) and the feature on photographer Ernie Sapiro's "Musician" book & the upcoming August gallery in Seattle. Huge honor to have been asked to participate in this historic piece of Seattl e Music documentation! Over 2 years...
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Steven Wilson's Solo Tour Hits Seattle Weds

KISW 99.9FM presents Porcupine Tree mastermind Steven Wilson at the Moore Theatre in Seattle this Wednesday June 17th on this his "Hand. Cannot. Erase." solo album tour. Originally scheduled for the Neptune Theatre, it sold out fast and with the extra demand STG Present s moved it to the Moore...
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Jolene Leaves KISW 99.9FM Seattle

Jolene's announcement was like the same feeling I had back in 1999 when I heard the NFL's Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions just up and quit the game in his prime with no real reason why. Sanders left the game just 1,457 yards short of being first place on the list for the NFL all-time rushing...
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Photofantasm Soundgarden Photobook

Soundgarden fans you gotta check this out! Super stoked to have contributed photos to this awesome project benefiting the Canary Foundation, the first and only foundation in the world solely dedicated to the funding of early cancer-detection solutions. All Net Proceeds Go To Charity! & quot;In...
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Stone Temple Pilots Kickoff Tour

Wednesday night in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre the Stone Temple Pilots kicked off their U.S. tour. I have a long love of this band with some interesting moments too. Here's a photo back 23 years ago when KISW 99.9FM had a free sponsored show at the OK Hotel with STP. November 20, 1992 s hot on...
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Windowpane Free Concert & Movie Premier This Saturday

Seattle! Time to come out and support what could and should be Seattle's next national recording rock band: WINDOWPANE. KISW 99.9 "The Rock" presents the official SCREENING PARTY at Studio Seven on Saturday, April 4th 2015 at 7pm. Hosted by the one and only Jolene Skis w :) The screening of the...
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