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CleverCon at Fillmore

Something Clever held CleverCon at the Fillmore this past Sunday. They had their partner in crime open for them in All That Remains, and a few extra local talents to round out the card for the day/night event.

If you like costumes, comic books, custom made buttons and all that go with a cos-play format, you fit right in. I showed up in my Something Clever tee shirt. Though I felt a bit out of my element, Once the music started, I was right at home.

All That Remains did what they always do, they flat out Rocked the house, preparing the crowd for the headliner and host Something Clever.

Something Clever came out and gave a show that seemingly mesmerized the entire crowd. As they do every time I see them.

I can say, I can't wait to see either one of these bands play again, soon I hope

Go Loud or Go Home

And That's More for Les

Tom Petty Passes Away


Legendary Rock Guitarist Tom Petty, 66, who came to fame in the rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, was taken to UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica after Los Angeles County Fire Department emergency medical personnel worked to revive him, and he later died.

The county fire department confirmed they rushed to a Malibu home shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday, responding to a call of an unconscious patient in cardiac arrest.

Petty, a grandfather, just finished a 40th-anniversary tour at the end of September , playing arenas, festivals and an occasional stadium.

"I'm thinking it may be the last trip around the country," Petty told Rolling Stone in December before the tour kicked off in April.

"It's very likely we'll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour? I don't think so. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was thinking this might be the last big one. We're all on the backside of our 60s. I have a granddaughter now I'd like to see as much as I can.

"I don't want to spend my life on the road. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid, that's a lot of time."

Once again, we hang our head reporting saddening news in the Rock world.

His last tweet, on Sept. 29, thanked fans for supporting the tour.

"Thanks to everyone for supporting us for the last 40 years! Without YOU, there'd be no US!," he posted.

This goes with the job. The joy and celebration of attending concerts and doing interviews, to bringing the saddening reports that another one of "us" has crossed over to the other side peacefully.

For :  Welcometotherockpile.com

Les Thomas



We're told after Petty got to the hospital he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life support.  

Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after he was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

EMTs rushed to his Malibu home and were able to get a pulse. He was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and our sources say he was put on life support.


Petty's condition is unknown but was critical from the moment he was found.

Petty, who became famous with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1978 with "Breakdown," is 66.

We've been in touch with numerous people from Petty's camp and they are clearly upset but not talking.

Petty just wrapped a huge tour, ending at the Hollywood Bowl late last Monday

More for Les

I have seen A rash of insane spam c o covering everything from Viagra to sex sites and Chinese and varieties of other comments.

Some of you sent kind messages, no doubt. But dealing with 700 spam in one week, I am simply unable to go through them all.

I was forced to delete 746 messages this week.

If you want to leave a RELEVANT post, I welcome you. If not, I will continue to delete all comments.


Fillmore - Underground

My sweet Jesus, they know how to Party in Charlotte! We saw Hell or High Water, Palisaids opening up for NOTHING MORE.

If you haven't seen Nothing More before, you have deprived yourself of not just GREAT music. But a stage show, a physical presence a dominance of the crowd and overall Mind Rush of music, lyrics, lights, action, stage stunts and just overall exhausting ...and thats just WATCHING! Jonny Hawkins has a command of the stage like very VERY FEW. He takes you on a roller coaster ride throughout the night from the acoustic ballad to what has become a mainstay, the Bassanator anf the drum combination Jonny takes over. Each kog in the wheel doing their part.

Daniel Oliver on Bass just draws you in with his charisma, then blows you away with his riffs. Not discounting the rest of the band, they are ALL well above Par and a I give them 5 rocks out of 5!

The bands supporting them will get a longer review soon. It was my DUTY to inform ANYONE in the path of the Nothing More tour, make sure you get there.

Nothing More will rock the world in a way you never knew a Metal/nu-rock/prog band could.

Sooo, Go Loud or Go Home

That's More for Les