The Iron Mike Files

Soundgarden & NIN Show Review

The Soundgarden/Nine Inch Nails co-headlining tour finally happened! Remember 20 years ago back in 1994 when Soundgarden backed out of the planned Nine Inch Nails tour supposedly because the announced Chris Cornell had some vocal issues? "Superunknown" had just debut ed at #1 on Billboards Top 200...
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Jimi Hendrix Park Groundbreaking

Last Friday afternoon me and Jolene had the pleasure of covering and representing KISW at this small ceremony groundbreaking of the new future home of the Jimi Hendrix Park. Located at 2400 South Massachusetts Street in Seattle (at the Northwest African American Museum) off I-90, this phase one "...
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Judas Priest/Steel Panther Tacoma 11/22/14

Judas Priest & Steel Panther Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA - Sat, Nov 22, 2014 07:30 PM Tickets on sale 10am PT 7/18/14 at Tickemaster.com. Click Here To Buy! Preshow blog by: "Iron" Mike Savoia Update 7/15/14 6:30pm: Buy Pre-Sale Tickets now @JudasPriest.com&n bsp;or tomorrow at @Tickemaster.com...
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Rockstar Mayhem Festival Overview

Rockstar Mayhem Festival - Auburn, WA 7.8.14 Reviewers/Photos: "Iron" Mike Savoia & Stephanie Savoia The 7th annual Rockstar Mayhem Festival rolled into the White River Amphitheatre area on a perfect 90 degree day. Since the announcement of the bands on this tour earlier this year, many felt...
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Yngwie Better Than Ever in Seattle

Yngwie Malmsteen/Gary Hoey/Bumblefoot - Guitar Gods Tour 2014 Showbox Market - Seattle, WA 6.26.14 Review/Photos" "Iron" Mike Savoia What a day it was! One of Time magazines 10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players back in Seattle. For Yngwie Malmsteen, it's been over 10 years since he last played...
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Guitar Gods Yngwie Malmsteen, Bumblefoot next week

The 2014 Guitar Gods tour featuring Yngwie Malmsteen with Gary Hoey & Bumblefoot hits Seattle next Thursday (6/26/14) at the Showbox Market. BUY TICKETS - All ages, doors at 7pm show at 8pm. Hailed by TIME magazine as one the Top 10 greatest electric guitarists of all time, Yngw ie Malmsteen is...
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KISW Pain in the Grass Tickets now on sale

KISW 99.9FM Pain in the Grass 2014 tickets now on sale! CLICK HERE TO BUY!! Powered by Rockstar Energy Drinks, the first 999 people can get lawn tickets for only $9.99! View all ticket pricing and VIP info. September 12th at the White River Amphitheater starting at 5:15pm: Main Stage: Rob Zombie,...
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#TBT KISW Local Licks 1985 w/ Shadow

How about this for a #TBT (Throwback Thursday) KISW post. Going through the garage tonight I found a cassette tape that had a clip from KISW's Local Lick's/Metal Shop back on 2/27/85! What did it include? How about Mike McCready's band Shadow before he went global ruling the world with Pearl Jam!...
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Ukulele Slayer!

I know that headline had to catch your eye! You gotta see how awesome Chicago guitarist Rob Scallon is on his ukulele covering Slayer's "War Ensemble" - solos, headbanging and all! What's even cooler is it was mixed by our very own Seattle Riffs, Beards & Gear dude "Fluff" aka Ryan Bruce! Watch...
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Steel Panther open All You Can Eat Tour in Seattle

Note: Since I was working with Behemoth this same night, Stephanie covered the Steel Panther show/photos for me ;) Here's her quick review & photos: What can I say about the latest concert given by Steel Panther Saturday night at Showbox SoDo? Bad boys, raunchy music, raunchy shtick, lots of...
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