Posts Tagged ‘2014’

Photos by James Villa December 31, 2014 – South Side Ballroom (Dallas, TX) Set List Step UpThinkFeel Like I DoSermonPity Tear AwaySinnerHateTold You SoBodies

– Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by James Villa – Gas Monkey Live was a prime destination for progressive metal lovers on this Thursday night. Monuments kicked off the night; and while I didn’t arrive early enough to see them, I heard they were incredible. Animals as Leaders was no different. Their instrumental pieces…

Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known asWAYNE STATIC, passed away at the age of 48 on Saturday, October 1, 2014 WAYNE STATIC was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career. Wayne was scheduled to co-headline tours withPowerman 5000 and Drownin…

– Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by Rudy Luna – Korn – (Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX) 10/31/14 What’s the best way to warm up for one of the biggest and best names in heavy metal? Well, how about seeing one of the biggest and best names in nu metal. Korn had been charged with getting the crowd and stage ready for…

– Word by James Villa / Photos by James Villa – (The Whiskey A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA) October 26, 2014 Is there anything better than spending a Sunday night watching a show at the world famous Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles? How about spending said Sunday night watching none other than Tom Keifer of Cinderella fame p…

-Words by Jordan Buford – Photos by James Villa – Saturday, October 18th, 2014 – Chesapeake Arena (Oklahoma City, OK) Fiver Finger Death and Volbeat were unquestionably the bands people were most pumped about, though there were also some Nothing More shirts being sported. That was who I was most excited for. The chance…

– Words by Jordan Buford – Photos by James Villa – Saturday, October 18th, 2014 – Chesapeake Arena (Oklahoma City, OK) The second band on the bill for this tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat was Hellyeah; and Vinnie Paul was the first member to take the stage, seating himself behind his kit while he spun his…

– Words by Jordan Buford – Photos by James Villa – Saturday, October 18th, 2014 – Chesapeake Arena (Oklahoma City, OK) Five Finger Death Punch were the undisputed kings of the night; and a vast majority of the crowd were wearing different 5FDP shirts, anxiously awaiting the moment when their band took the stage. The vo…