Just touched down in LAX, and after a visit to the wonderful Chelsea at the Viper Room we head off to our digs where we are confronted by some awesome Toadies fans who saw my show with them a few weeks ago.
Strangers truly are friends you haven’t met yet, especially in Korea Town, CA.
The wonderful Guillian makes our arrival as sweet as that of a waiting mother with warm bread, and the awesome Elizabeth provides us with bedding and the best hug in LA. Chugged down a drink or two with Scott Lipps at a place so posh that the seat even asked if I’m really sitting at the right place.
Rehearsing and writing today and tomorrow, then playing Viper Room on Wednesday, with a guest list that is starting to look like the Kerrang! awards roll call. Then me, Billy, Michael and Scott (my LA compatriots) go into a studio with Mike Clink (Guns ‘n Roses’ Appetite For Destruction) to record the fruits of our labour. Still don’t have a band name for the project yet, and my ideas for a moniker are just getting worse.
Once recording is done I interview Ace Frehley for Michael’s radio show (an event I’m relatively thrilled to be involved with, to say the very least) then we’re off to Vegas where I will perform with an all star cast at a Camp Freddy show. Then we have a day off in Vegas before leaving for the UK.
“A day off in Vegas” you say? “Is that wise” you ask? And with Guillian, Chelsea, our friend Mike (with the amazing wine collection) and the assorted crazies present you’d be wise in assuming that this will end up like The Hangover movie, complete with tigers and stray babies. I will report from the frontlines and let you know just how bizarre this all gets.
But suffice it to say this will be no ordinary week.