For the 3rd year in a row, I got to host M3 Rock Festival in Columbia Maryland with my cohost from The Tour Bus Radio Show and it was AMAAAAAZING! Always one of my favorite events every year! Here's how it started...
Me with Frankie Banali from Quiet Riot, after their set first day
Met Tawny Kitaen from the Whitesnake videos and Bobbie Brown from the Warrant videos, even got to interview Tawny. She was SO sweet! She told me they originally brought in Paula Abdul to choreograph the dancing-on-the-car-hood thing for "Here I Go Again" but when Paula saw that Tawny was already doing super sexy moves WITHOUT choreography, she smiled and said "You don't need me" and left! Pretty cool compliment coming from Paula Abdul, no?
Me with Robert Mason (freaking INCREDIBLE vocalist) from Warrant
VIXEN!!!!! They were so cool during our interview - they said new music is coming from them in 2015 and I HOPE THAT'S TRUE! Kickass chicks.
My cohost Ralph and I just introduced Tyketto and watched from backstage as they TORE IT UP!!!
WINERY DOGS!! Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy, and Richie Kotzen are better than everyone at everything. Musical gold standard right here folks. This wasn't my first time hanging with them, but got a little extra time on Saturday because right after this pic was taken Richie accidentally kicked over my drink. I was like "no big deal" but they insisted we come to their trailer so they could make me another drink. Cut to a half hour later and we're sitting around chatting, Billy Sheehan tells me he's an awesome cook and starts giving me his recipe for pork bites. My inner monologue was something like: I can't believe Billy Sheehan, BASS GOD, is sitting here giving me pork recipes...I can't believe Billy Sheehan just made me a drink...I can't believe Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy, and Richie Kotzen are just sitting here bullsh*tting with me and Ralph...I hope Ralph doesn't fart...hope I don't fart...do I have lipstick on my teeth?....pretend you know how to cook pork.
Me and Michael Grant from LA Guns thought it would be funny to pose on this swing as if we were going to prom. (BTW if you think you recognize him from somewhere else, he used to front & play guitar for a band called Endeverafter. They were great too!)
Feeling VERY blessed that I got to fly home to Michigan for my Grandpa's 90th birthday party over the weekend! He's my hero and my rock - I've always been able to talk to him about anything. Our family had his party on Saturday, then we all went to our church together Sunday. He had a blast!! So did we.
He and Grandma have 10 kids counting my mom, so there were over 100 of us at his party! Haha and we STILL were missing a few!
Love this buncha crazies!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDPA!!!!!! xoxo
Thank you Marc's Tattooing & Body Piercing in Wilkes Barre for my SWEET new ink! This is my 4th (and favorite) tattoo! Vinnie the artist helped me design it so it's completely unique, no one else has this same design, and I LOVE IT! Go see them if you're looking for fresh body art - you'll be glad you did!
Happy 2nd Birthday to my beautiful niece Amy! I can' believe she's two already!!! The happiest days of my life were when she & her brother Benjamin were born. I love them both so much I could burst! Check out the cuteness...
And a few pics from my weekend here - shout out to my best friends in the world for making this March tolerable! I've had a rough month. Breakup with my ex, new apartment, no furniture, had to start from zero all over again, soooo.... Desiree, Danielle, Jenis, I love you guys SO much! THANK YOU for being there for me always! You're amazing :)
Wow, what a CRAZY couple days! Thank you EVERYONE who came to our Pint Party Blood Drive with the Red Cross yesterday! We exceeded our goal of 40 pints and could NOT be more stoked! Rocky, Freddie, and I all donated. So did Intern Travis (his first time - he was literally shaking, so nervous, but he was a total rock star once he got in the chair). Each pint saves 3 lives so over 100 lives saved by the end of the day! Not too shabby!!
Our parade in Scranton was a rainy one but a fun one! YouTube star Megan Nicole performed the whole parade route and was absolutely wonderful. Such a joy to work with! Now off to dry clothes and hot chocolate... THANKS SCRANTON!!!
OMG what a perfect way to start the day! THIS was waiting for me on my desk this morning - a supercute fan letter from a kid named Ryan in Olyphant!! I mean, how ADORABLE is this?! So I put together a little care package for him :) I hand-wrote him a letter, sent KRZ sunglasses, t-shirt, and stickers, AND an autographed picture.
So I just got back from hosting Shiprocked 2015 with my rock radio show, The Tour Bus Radio Show. This is our 4th year doing it and I'd say DEFINITELY the best! Pictures speak louder than words so here we go...
Us welcoming the crowd, kicking off the cruise - from left: Kayla from Sirius XM, Comedian Big Jay Oakerson, Me, my Tour Bus Radio cohost Ralph Sutton
Our view from the stage.
My friends Shawn & Tracy from Alabama - we hang every year
From top: Buckcherry onstage, me & my cohost Ralph hosting beach wars, middle pic is Corey Glover from Living Colour (this is right after I SANG with him - THRILL OF MY LIFE!!!!), bottom left is Andrew W.K. after his amazing set, and Borat is bottom right...... he won best bathing suit. You can see why.
First of all HAPPY VETERANS DAY to all our beloved servicemembers today! We owe everything to you. Our love and appreciation always! I'm sitting here with a risotto hangover and still-full belly from my cooking lesson last night. Yes, I cooked!!! Someone tell my mom. Haha professional Chef Michael Langdon and his 10 yr oldson Ayden offered to teach me, after they heard me say on the air that I don't know how to cook ANNNYTHING for my boyfriend.
So.... one risotto, one chicken parmesan, and two salads later = I did it!!! THANK YOU Michael & Ayden so much! You guys are a blast!