The Finger Files 

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]

UPDATE: Chilling 911 Call by Tom Petty’s Wife

  • 3:01 pm Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 by fingers13

UPDATE: I took down the call. I apologize for the insensitivity. I meant no harm. I truly thought it may shed some light on situations like this and that it might help. IF someone wants to hear the call it’s all over the web but you will not find it on our site anymore. If you know me you know I don’t have an evil bone in my body. I always try to find things related to music or feel good stories. That does not exclude me from being stupid and human. I did not post this for clicks (I [More]

Watch Ritchie Blackmore teach Hugh Hefner how to finger!

  • 3:28 pm Friday, September 29th, 2017 by fingers13

Question to DP fans “What song is the band playing in the clip (1st video) while Hef make  his way to the band?” 

When I was a young lad growing up I treasured my tiny transistor radio. Truly it was only a tad bigger than a pack of cigarettes. But I loved plugging in my earbud and listening to all kinds of music. It was during the late 60’s where I believe I was first infected with harder music. Specifically Deep Purple’s remake of the Joe South’s “Hush” and Neil Diamond’s “Kentucky Woman”. I still love both of those songs however [More]

Tesla’s Jeff Keith Chats with Fingers

  • 5:06 pm Thursday, September 14th, 2017 by fingers13

Tesla is hitting the Paramount Wednesday (9/20) and I had a chance to catch up with front man Jeff Keith and talk about what we can expect and how things are in his world.

– Fingers

https://cmgwbabthefingerfiles.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/jeff-keith-fin-091417.mp3

Tesla’s music is often referred to as heavy metal, but is better described as blues metal. The band’s lyrics also strayed from the themes popular in heavy metal, particularly in the 1980s at the beginning of their career. A further distinction from their contemporaries was their T-shirt-and-jeans image which was in strong contrast to Glam Metal bands of the time, which were characterized by big [More]

Listen to New Robert Plant Song

  • 4:23 pm Friday, September 1st, 2017 by fingers13

Robert Plant is a music machine. His history and body of work are unmatched. Check out this track “Bones of Saints” from his forthcoming album “Carry Fire” his 11th solo album, to be released on Oct. 13th – Fingers