The Finger Files 

Hammerheads Reunion 2 Recap

  • 5:03 pm Friday, December 8th, 2017 by fingers13

Well the weekend is here and I wanted to share with you this amazing gig from last weekend.

This past Friday and Saturday nights were and amazing time capsule of Long Island night club band history. Zebra celebrated its 40 anniversary of coming to to LI,  Rat Race Choir reunited the classic 70’s lineup and Vixen and White Fire opened the nights respectively. And I got to host it all! It all went down at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh which for the record is a great venue and I remember hitting that place when it was a third of the size [More]

Eight 80’s Holiday Classics We Love

  • 4:00 pm Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 by fingers13

Looking for a new holiday tradition? Find a way to binge watch these 80’s Holiday classics. Scroll on for the full list!

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Ernest saves Christmas

Scrooged

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Carol

Prancer

Santa Claus (1985)

A Smoky Mountain Christmas

Watch – Happy 70th Birthday Sammy Hagar

  • 5:50 pm Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 by fingers13

Hagar’s birthday was October 13th. It was a 4 day celebration and it’s coming to a theater near you  “Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Birthday Party” 

Watch all these rocker wish Sammy a Happy Birthday and then get the details on the film coming to theaters showing all the antics featuring Long Island’s own Eddie Money, Bob Weir, Toby Keith and others. – Fingers

Long Island Club Daze Roundtable (NSFW)

  • 6:07 pm Monday, November 27th, 2017 by fingers13

On December 1st & 2nd Zebra, the classic Rat Race Choir lineup, White Fire and Vixen will play Mulcahy’s in Wantagh. It’s the 40th anniversary of Zebra hitting the Island scene. Playing their debut in its entirety and some ZEP plus a special set from the classic Rat Race Choir lineup along with club favorites White Fire (Friday) & Vixen (Saturday).

I grew up with these bands and eventually worked for and with them. White Fire gave me the name Fingers when I was hired as their light man. This is the late 70’s and early 80’s music atmosphere on Long Island [More]

Holy Flashback Batman! My Fathers Place is Returning!!

  • 3:22 pm Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 by fingers13

Back in the day Long Island was home to many rocking nightclubs. Speaks, Hammerheads, Beggars Opera, MadHatter, OBI, Rum Bottoms, Rum Runners, and Sunance to name a few.

One of the crowns jewels was My Fathers Place. I remember many a gig there as well as attending great shows. Well it’s coming back this Spring. Read more in the following press release that hit today. – Fingers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017

MY FATHER’S PLACE TO REOPEN IN ROSLYN, LI

AT THE ROSLYN HOTEL IN THE SPRING OF 2018
Roslyn, NY – My Father’s Place, the legendary rock club that during the 70’s and [More]

Watch Skid Row’s Snake Sabo & Fingers

  • 2:59 pm Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 by fingers13

Back in the day Fingers Metal Shop had the honor to play many up and coming bands. Some of those bands went on to huge success. Skid Row is one of them. In this interview we talk about our moms and their musical influence along with the trials and tribulations of this wonderfully crazy biz we live for. Snake also shares about the early Bon Jovi connection and Sebastian Bach. Grab a beverage and check it out ahead of this Thursdays show at the Paramount. Enjoy! – Fingers

U2 Returns to Long Island with THE eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour

  • 5:36 pm Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by fingers13

I was working at Beggars Opera in Queens as house DJ when a record rep handed me a copy of U2’s debut “Boy” I immediately was a fan playing “I will Follow ” right away and the reaction from the crowd was “Who is this?” That was 1980.

Now a days everyone knows U2. With over 170 million records sold and a new one, “Song’s of Experience” on the way, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 and their human rights and philanthropic en devours they are truly a force to be reckoned with. I [More]

My Daughter kept her grades up..Then this happened!

  • 5:51 pm Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 by fingers13

My youngest daughter has been asking for me to let her dye my hair. After many requests I finally made a deal with her. You keep your grades up and I will let you color my hair. “Bet! I get to pick the color” she says. “We’ll see” I replied. After posting the situation on Facebook a month or so ago and read all the feedback, we decided pink would be cool for breast cancer awareness month. She kept her grades up and it’s a bet I’m happy to loose. So here is a quick video of the dye job. [More]

Guns ‘N’ Roses Rock Madison Square Garden

  • 4:40 pm Thursday, October 12th, 2017 by fingers13

Last night Guns N’ Roses hit the Garden for the first of 3 shows. I was invited to the show by Live Nation for the show and some VIP treatment. Honestly I had no intention of going to this show because A) I saw them at Sundance before they broke and they were amazing and pure dangerous rock and roll. B) Like many of us I sat hours at shows waiting for the boys to show up. C) After waiting forever for Chinese Democracy… Well I was less than impressed. However after receiving a free invite and my girlfriend wanting [More]

Dave Grohl Meets The Doc Who Saved His Leg

  • 2:40 pm Thursday, October 5th, 2017 by fingers13

Back in June of 2015 while the Foo Fighters were playing a stadium in Sweden front-man Dave Grohl fell off the stage and broke his leg. After a short break (no pun intended) the band started to play some songs on Dave’s request to give the people a show. After convincing a Dr. to hold his leg in place while he returns he played another two and half hours. Before going to the hospital! Watch Dave share the story on a Swedish TV show and the check out the next video to see his return to the stage. Awesome story [More]