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T-Members Best Metal Concert Attended


I'm partial to metal, but I'd be interested to see what other people say.

For me:

Dream Theater - August 30, 2000 Roseland Ballroom, New York (Released as the Live Scenes From New York DVD/CD)

Pantera, Soulfly, Morbid Angel - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York (3 straight shows in March of 2001 - best pits ever!)

Pantera, Slayer, Morbid Angel - June 21, 2001 Nassau Coliseum, New York - (Pantera, Slayer and Morbid Angel all on one show...holy damn...)


ZZ-Top "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" July 2003.

Third row center, and caught 2 picks.


Judas Priest Defending the Faith Tour that got them banned from Madison Square Garden


Metallica, WASP and Armored Saint at L'Amours in Brooklyn - my ears are still ringing (Ride the Lightning Tour)


those guys frickn rule.


Ozzfest in Houston,TX 3 years ago


I wouldn't call this "metal"...but the best concert was TOOL. Man, that was the type of concert that changes you. It hit you on all levels, audio, visual, emotional. Just bad ass.


tool concerts are an enlightening event same with a perfect circle maynards new band


I missed them when they came to the Medowlands Continental Arena in Rutherford, NJ in '01 and I regret it so much. I know they're working on a new album and cant wait for them to go on tour agian. I think you can call them metal, I also think you can call them GOD. I may be pushing it there though.

Tool is my #1 fav band. A Perfect Circle, Opeth and Katatonia a close 2nd.

By the way, arent In Flames and Opeth due to play at Roseland soon? Or was that Starland?


One last thing about that. I noticed a trend that Maynard always puts out a live album after they go on tour, which happens to follow NIN on a close tail ( Salival, aMOTION ).

I saw APC twice, once at the PNC Bank Arena in NJ and the other at Nassau Colliseum on Long Island. Yea, they're amazing and caint wait to see them again. I'd do almost anything for Tool/APC tickets. If I have to drive all the way back to Jersey to see them, I will.


Motley Crue's Dr. Feelgood concert in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1990 or 1991. I was in college then. My girlfriend from New York took me, and she was at the time working for a Heavy Metal Magazine as their (some division of the magazine) editor, so we had press passes...too kewl. The funny thing was that we both wore torn up daisy dukes, high heeled boots, leather bustiers and big big big big hair, so cliche'!! I was the sheltered Hawaii asian girl...she knew all kinds of neat people and introduced me. I was like a deer in the headlights, so bear with me, all of what happened was very new to me.

We had front row seats and the first six rows were those fold up type chairs. Right when the concert started, we immediately became crushed against the stage by the crowd. Some of my local guy friends happened to be sitting behind us (now standing behind and crushing us), so they picked up a couple of folding chairs that had been tossed aside and opened them for us, picked me up, and stood me up on one of the chairs- my gf signalled that she didn't want to stand on the chair and was content to be crushed against the stage by the crowd. I noticed everyone had earplugs in, whatever, I thought.

Tommy's looong drum solos were the bomb. After the concert, we went backstage, my girlfriend was doing her press thing and I stood by some people my girlfriend had introduced me to. She disappeared way backstage. Nikki Sixx and Brandy Brandt walked out and Nikki chatted with the guy who was "babysitting" me. Mick Mars came out and very briefly chatted with this same guy. I was briefly introduced to them. A now famous porn/playboy model who I had recently done some bikini work with and another girl I knew who was with her said that the people with Motley Crue invited them to go to strip bars with Tommy, and asked if I would like to tag along. Afraid, I declined, and they left with people who were with the band.

My biggest concern was that I could hardly hear anything, people had to shout at me so I could hear them and even then I was reading lips, and what I could hear sounded muffled. My girlfriend finally showed up. We got into my car and I admitted to her my hearing problem. We were shouting at each other, and she shouted, "me too, I'm almost deaf too, it'll go away in about three days!!" I then asked (shouting) my VERY New York girlfriend about the girls I knew, if they really were going to strip bars with Tommy Lee and she said, "don't worry about them, they're just groupies!"

To this day, I'm still slightly deaf from Tommy's drum solos. It's kinda kewl that Tommy Lee made me kinda permanently deaf...


Yeah where's that Lateralus tour live DVD? Been waiting for that for years. The last show of the Lateralus tour was my favorite concert. Fresno, Nov 22, 2002.


Disturbed finishing up their music as a weapon tour at UIC pavilion in Chicago was just awesome.


Its happening. After the new album, they will tour again, and will feature Lateralus {Special Edition - Extended} In the New Albums Live DVD, after their New albums tour.

This is speculation, but a very probabale fate. Join Toolarmy (Yes, Im in the offical fan club) they get more in depth there.


The two Concerts of "Die Apokylyptischen Reiter". The CDs are great, but live they are a phenomenon.

The whole Wacken festival. Although other people didn't like 'em too much i still think Slayer blew evertything away.


Actually, Dream Theatre is about to play a concert here in Tucson. I thought about checking out the show since they have one of the greatest drummers to ever walk the earth (at least, they used to). I haven't followed the band so he might not be pounding the skins anymore.


I've also met the Crue. They are definitely a motley group of fellas. Tommy was especially cool and cordial.


Same tour, but it was Aug 4 at The Electric Factory. Absolutely amazing concert.


Guess who's friends with his cousin. (-: I was supposed to meet him in 2004, but it didn't happen. I still have the vip pass.
(fyi: I think one of their biggest pet peeves is when people spell their name with "re" and not "er." I could be wrong though.)


The Slayer, Biohazard and Machine Head tour of Australia absolutely kicked ass. I think it was mid 2001.

This year, Slipknot and Hatebreed toured down here, and Motley Crue are here in September. GO THE CRUE!!


Music as a Weapon II. Disturbed and Chevelle