The Finger Files 

Catch 3 Guys From Bret Michaels Band

  • 6:34 pm Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 by fingers13

This Friday at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh ex Cinderella and current BMB bassist Eric Brittingham, Bret Michaels guitarist Pete Evick and Bret’s drummer Mike Bailey have a fun little side project called “This That and The Other”

They are playing this Friday at Muls opening for the tributes Iron Maidens and Judas Priestess. Listen in to my chat with Eric and go to Muls early Friday to see them.

On the air and in the wind, Fingers

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Geoff Tate’s Operation Mind Crime Live

  • 5:36 pm Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by fingers13

I have always had a special place in my heart for Queensryche and Geoff Tate. Having interviewed them at the launch of their first album “The Warning” and many times over the years since, it is always a pleasure. Today he performed at the station. Tonight his band Operation Mind Crime plays at Revolution in Amityville. You can get tickets at the door. This tour celebrates the 30th anniversary of the epic album “Operation Mind Crime”. Hence the name after the Queensryche debacle.

Below you can watch the video footage of our special intimate acoustic set and Q&A we had earlier [More]

See and Hear Operation Mindcrime

  • 5:18 pm Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 by fingers13

Enter here to win you way in to this special private session!

I have known Geoff Tate since the first album and he is always a pleasure to talk with and still a joy to watch and listen to him perform. Check out my interview with him below ahead of the Revolution Bar and Music Hall show on June 12th. And enter to win your way in to a special acoustic session above.

On the air and in the wind, Fingers

https://cmgwbabthefingerfiles.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/geoff-tate-final1.mp3

Islanders Oust GM and Head Coach

  • 3:45 pm Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 by fingers13

The New York Islanders have moved general manager Garth Snow and head coach Doug Weight to unspecified duties within the organization. Snow started in 2006. Weight officially took over the head coaching duties in April of last year. Lou Lamoriello was hired as president of hockey operations during the off season and will immediately take over as GM and start a search for a new coach. The move comes on the less than desirable results last season.

It remains to be seen how this will play out regarding  John Tavares who becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. Losing him would definitely hurt.

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Dee Snider’s New Single Shreds Hard

  • 6:36 pm Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 by fingers13

I remember the first time I saw Twisted Sister. Dee was not in the band yet. I always held Twisted as Jay Jay French’s band and truth is he is the one who kept it churning along, but it was Dee that took them to the top. His stage presence and song writing made people notice even past the makeup. Getting to meet him was cool knowing him now as a friend, and the rest of the band, is incredible. I never thought I would be working together with them, introducing them on stage and interviewing them as a DJ. [More]