Festival Supreme 2014 Ruled Supreme Success!

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Festival Supreme 2014 Ruled Supreme Success!

This year’s Festival Supreme made promises of great acts and a different venue from last year’s debut and those promises were exceeded!  Check out our Highlights Supreme!

While last year’s festival was held at Santa Monica pier, this year made the debut at The Shrine Expo and Grounds in Los Angeles.  This fine change rewarded fans with excellent access to all of the acts, as well as plenty of facilities and, most importantly, they did not run out of beer!

The tasty selection of acts from music and comedy included Tenacious D, The Kyle Gass Band, Upper Crust, Margaret Cho, Norm MacDonald, Aquabats, Eagles of Death Metal, Cheech and Chong, Awkwafina, Dethklok, The State, Peaches, TJ Miller, The Dan Band, Bo Burnham, Ron Lynch, Dr. Demento, Eric Andre, Bridget Everett, The Tulsa Skull Swingers, The Protomen, Jerrod Carmichael, Natasha Leggero, Heidecker and Wood, Doug Benson, Janeane Garofalo, Maria Bamford, Fred Armisen, Nick Kroll, Druck History, Workaholics, Comedy Bang! Bang! starring Scott Aukerman, Kumail Nanjiani, Arj Barker, The Haden Triplets, and Rob Zabrecky.  This incredible lineup was in addition to the fabulous acts caught on the Circus of Death stage inside.

The other three stages included the Phantom stage where much comedy did ensue with the likes of Dr. Demento (I can now die happy) and Margaret Cho (again, I die at peace with the world).  The Phantom stage seating was ample although some acts were definitely packed.  It was joyous that fans were polite and respectful to one another, as well as to the celebs strolling through the venue to see their colleagues at work.  And super deluxe kudos go out to the celebs that took the time to shoot the proverbial shit with their fans.  Much respect to you all!

Outside was the Gargoyle Stage and Franken Stage where both music and comedy were experienced.  AMAZ-BALLS.

Our highlights include comedy music icon Dr. Demento.  I proudly knew the words to every Dr. Demento album that my favorite physician played.  We are super stoked that there will be a movie about the wonderful Doctor and his service to mankind next year!  I’ll be in line for a ticket to Under the Smogberry Trees.  Check out his stuff online where you will be free from all of the censorship that I endured in the 70s.  Click here for streaming shows.

Dr. Demento graces the stage

Dr. Demento graces the stage

We at Music Icon News have a special spot for the Kyle Gass band.  Our KGB spot was rocked by tunes like “Bro Ho”, the homage to everyone’s favorite cool chick, “Man Child”, and “Questionable”.  If you don’t already own these amazing jams you must go HERE and buy the music that will change your life.  You haven’t lived until you’ve found your own KGB spot.

Kyle Gass has the voice of an angel

Kyle Gass has the voice of an angel

John Konesky of Kyle Gass Band

John Konesky of Kyle Gass Band

Eagles of Death Metal kick so much ass.  The energy off these fellas is so contagious that they gain fans with every jam.

The Eagles of Death Metal

The Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal startin' the show with a smoke

Eagles of Death Metal startin’ the show with a smoke

Margaret Cho was her amazing self, and I was pleased to enjoy her entire set.  She looked super sexy in that leatherette onesie.  Me-yow!!  Check out her hijinks HERE.

Margaret Cho classes up the place

Margaret Cho classes up the place

Margaret Cho: makin' sexy look simple

Margaret Cho: makin’ sexy look simple

Aquabats was a veritable pool party and let me tell you, the balls were flyin!

 

Aquabats!

Aquabats!

Aquabats!

Aquabats!

Aquabats!

Aquabats!

Aquabats!  RAWR!

Aquabats! RAWR!

Peaches…. What can I say besides that I fucking love her?!  The only thing that would have been better than seeing her would be to have been in the champagne drenched woman sandwich with her and Margaret Cho during “Fuck the Pain Away”.

Peaches is waiting for you!

Peaches is waiting for you!

Peaches! Yeah!

Peaches! Yeah!

Tenacious D performed with their usual veracity and were joined by guest Weird Al!  What a treat!

JB of the D

JB of the D

KG and JB of Tenacious D

KG and JB of Tenacious D

Rock n Roll with Tenacious D

Rock n Roll with Tenacious D

JB of Tenacious D

JB of Tenacious D

My childhood was spent listening to Cheech and Chong on vinyl with my mom, and what a pleasure it was to see them in person.  All reports from fans who talked with them were positive, describing them as humble and interested.  How great to see and hear them play their influential comedy jams including “Me and My Old Lady” and “Mexican Americans”.  The duo performed cleanly, showing no signs of dulled senses!

 

Cheech Marin

Cheech Marin

Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong

Many people were pumped to see Dethklok, and they did not disappoint!  Brenden Small was amazing transitioning from voice to voice and supported by his bandmates to make it the greatest Metalocalypse experience in all of time and space!  I felt my skin melt off with every riff.  The Doomstar Requiem songs were amazingly supreme!  If you need another dose check them out HERE.

 

Brenden Small of Dethklok

Brenden Small of Dethklok

Brenden Small of Dethklok

Brenden Small of Dethklok

The improved venue and different acts made Festival Supreme a fantastic way to spend a Saturday.  Everyone including fans and performers was in their prime for this action packed show of comedy and music.  From seeing childhood heroes to inspiring new acts, it was not to be missed.  Check back with Music Icon News as we go through more photos and see more photos on IG @danielnoblephotography

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Sixx:AM Plays iHeartRadio Theater- Announces Tour!

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Sixx:AM Plays iHeartRadio Studio- Announces Tour!

Sixx:AM played to a packed studio in Los Angeles on October 7, 2014.  Everyone in attendance or watching/listening to the streams online would have to agree it was a huge success!  The breaking news was that Sixx:AM will begin their first headlining tour in April of 2015 with guests Apocalyptica.

The murmurs in the crowd were hopeful of a tour, and the affirmation was cheered as fans called out requests for places to play “Dallas!” “Chicago!”  I later talked to a fan to discover he had ventured to Los Angeles from Nevada just for the opportunity that iHeart Radio gave to Sixx:AM and Nikki Sixx fans alike.

DJ Ashba of Sixx:AM

DJ Ashba of Sixx:AM

Between songs, Sixx:AM participated in Q&A.  They illuminated the huge effect that the music, artwork, and spirit of the 60s and 70s had on them and their current release Modern Vintage.  Bandmembers cited bands like Queen, David Bowie, T-Rex, and Wings for being makers of songs.  They reported that Modern Vintage is an homage a time when songs and albums were not linear.  Sixx elaborated that Modern Vintage has some twists in turns in style and arrangement that will be pleasantly surprising to fans.

Nikki Sixx and DJ Ashba of Sixx:AM

Nikki Sixx and DJ Ashba of Sixx:AM

The band’s excitement of Modern Vintage was made clear.  Their first two albums were created as soundtracks for the templates of The Heroin Diaries and music photography.  This album belongs to them as a creative force alone.  When they sat down to create this music was when they began the dream of touring together.  This dream will be realized next April with their first headlining tour with special guests Apocalyptica.  As palpable as their excitement was, the ease with which they work and perform together made it clear that this will be a show to see in 2015.  Click Here to stay updated on this exciting new tour.

James from Sixx:AM

James from Sixx:AM

The performance turned reflective when James made a sad announcement:  His good friend and manager of 16 years passed away on Sunday.  He performed the song “Before It’s Over” dedicated to his dear friend.

Here are some of Daniel’s shots from last night.  Check back with Music Icon News for updated photo galleries and thanks for checking us out!

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Fan Girl Gush Moment….As a long time fan of Nikki Sixx the night was completed as I got to meet him and shake his hand for the first time.  I told him he made my junior high dreams come true and I was pleased at how kind he was as he spoke with friends and fans alike.  One thing I noted was how his face lit up when his wife appeared.  It was truly touching to see.