The Iron Mike Files

Has 25 years really gone by for Andrew Wood?

Has 25 years really gone by? Our city of Seattle has been through so much pain over the years within our music community loosing so many great musicians to drugs. Seems like yesterday the bad news of Andrew Wood hit my ears 3.19.90. I remember the huge buzz leading up to the Mother Love Bone "A...
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Mike Starr 4 Years Gone Today

Thought I'd have a little remembrance post today to one of our lost Seattle rock warriors Mike Starr formally of Alice in Chains. Four years ago today, RIP 4/4/66-3/8/11 Back in January me & Stephanie caught the Spector Bass unveiling at NAMM of Mike Starr's new signature bass. It looks awesome...
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Sock Puppet Music Parody Videos

Came across this YouTube video channel called SockPuppetParody that had me on the floor laughing! What creative genesis!! Take a music video and create it using sock puppets and changing the lyrics to wash machine related themes. Example: Metallica = Lintallica / Slayer = Stayner / Static X =...
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Billy Idol Shows Seattle Who's Still King!

BILLY IDOL - PARAMOUNT THEATRE - SEATTLE, WA 2.13.15 Photos/Blog - "Iron" Mike Savoia For nearly 4 decades Billy Idol has been in and out of just about every fan of rock/punk/pop music ears in one way or another. From the late 70s with the British punk rock band Generation X to his continuing...
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Iron Mike's Top CD & Photo picks of 2014

Ok, that time of the year when I look back and say to myself "I did all that this year?". Between all the concerts and photography I did, there was the hours and hours of editing at the computer and the music that kept me focused and sane. What a year it was with all the concerts I got to cover for...
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NAMM 2015 Media Day Overview

NAMM - Media Day - Anaheim, CA 1.21.15 Full Photo Set: Click Here Overview/Photos/Video: Mike & Stephanie Savoia This years Media Day at NAMM was indeed the most attended one in recent memory. At times it was hard to even move around to shoot a photo or even video. Maybe a good sign the music...
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Saturday Night Shows Craig Gass/Steel Panther/Zero Down

Saturday night dilemma of what to do? How about catching 3 shows at different locations on the same night in Seattle like myself? Lets' start in the U-District at the Neptune Theatre with comedian & impressions of celebrities specialist Craig Gass. He has 2 shows this night at 7 and 9:30pm. I'...
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Black Sabbath/McDonalds Tribute Band Mac Sabbath!

What happens when you take Black Sabbath and the crazy unhealthy culture of McDonalds characters? Mac Sabbath!!! Yes you read that right, a band called Mac Sabbath headed by the amazing Ronald Osbourne! Brilliant funny idea and wait till ya hear/read the lyrics, a mash of Sabbath & McDonalds...
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Vote for KISW L&L Rockers to play Seahawks Game 12/28

Rockaholics! Go vote online and support our KISW Loud & Local rockers The Crying Spell. The final artist battle was yesterday at the Seattle Seahawks game with The Crying Spell vs. Dusty 45s. The online voting is on and the winner plays halftime at the Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams game...
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Foo Fighters Take Seattle on a Sonic Highway Trip

Show: Foo Fighters - Showbox Market - Seattle 11.28.14 Review/ iPhone5 photo/video: "Iron" Mike Savoia You won't see this very often or ever again in Seattle! Foo Fighters playing the Showbox Market! "Sonic Highways" is latest release from the Foo Fighters. As pa rt of an HBO television series, "...
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