David,me and Heather didnt get to go to the Red Hots,,but we did have a blast in Great Britain,we met up with ,Mark Wederell who was at the dvd taping and his wife Lisa in Salisbury and had a great time visiting with Glenn fans..I asked Heather to marry me at stonehenge on the solstice,,and she accepted..
    Anyway,,i guess the peppers have come along way since i seen them in a bar in St.Louis many moons ago...amazing that the concerts were so huge...tell Shirean hello,,gotta go....Larry in Texas

    I love the album for what it is,,a Voodoo Hill album with Glenn singing...i defintely like Glenns latest couple of albums better,,but they are masterpieces,,while "wild seed of mother earth" is no masterpiece,it is great to crank in the truck on my way to work,,,sometimes i need a little audio pickup...and this delivers.
    but unlike a lot of others in the forum,i still love HEAVY stuff...and this is a heavy album,with excellent musicianship,and Glenn putting his very unique signature on the vocals,which in turn makes it stand out from any other heavy bands past or present !!this album reassures me that the "Voice" is not going to be singing vegas songs into his retirement anytime soon,,,THANK GOD !!
    peace,love,and understanding Larry

    Joe will "guest VJ" on VH1 Classic!
    JLT will be sharing compelling anecdotes and introducing classic pop and rock videos on VH1 Classic, starting at 6am January 31. His guest VJ shift will appear in (3) 4 hour blocks: 6am-10am, 2pm-6pm and 10pm-2am. He'll be joined by veteran VH1 personality, Amy Scott. Joe and Amy will reveal never-before-aired stories about his work with Ritchie Blackmore, Billy Joel, Cher, Lita Ford and Leslie West (Mountain) among others. He'll also give viewers insight into the making of some of the videos he was in. Check out VH1 Classic's official web site for information on how you can request a video!

    Former Judas Priest Drummer Convicted
    Fri Jan 23,10:26 AM ET

    LONDON - The former drummer for heavy metal band Judas Priest was convicted Friday of attempting to rape a teenager whom he was giving drum lessons.

    David Holland had denied assaulting the 17-year-old, who has learning difficulties, at the drummer's rural English home in 2002. The youth cannot be named for legal reasons.

    A jury at Northampton Crown Court found Holland guilty of one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault. A co-accused, 22-year-old Spiros Laouitaris, was cleared of four counts of indecent assault.

    Holland, 55, wept in the dock as the verdicts were read out.

    Judge Charles Wide asked for a pre-sentence report on the risk the former rocker posed to adolescent boys.

    Prosecutors said the teenager, who had sometimes stayed overnight at Holland's house while taking lessons, wrote a letter to his parents in December 2002 describing the abuse.

    "It revealed that things were happening at his drum teacher's house that shouldn't have been happening," said prosecution lawyer Maria Savvides.

    Holland joined the hard-rocking British band in 1979 and stayed for a decade, through its most successful period. Judas Priest churned out a string of heavy-metal classics, including "You've Got Another Thing Coming," "Living After Midnight" and "Hell Bent for Leather."

    Holland left the group in 1989. Leather-clad singer Rob Halford departed for a solo career in 1993 but announced last July that he was returning for a world tour and a new album.