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So, with my neurotransmitters fully functioning at 100% I arrived at Heathrow almost four hours before our flight with dangerous levels of dopamine and serotonin bouncing between my cerebral hemispheres. Yes, you could say I was up for this one. A quick text to Ras revealed he too wouldn’t be …

We left Nashville for two gigs in Pennsylvania, tonight in Pittsburgh and tomorrow in the outpost of Sellersville. I say outpost because the staff at the Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh had never even heard of it. I hope the sat nav has been advised of its existence. It was another …

So today is a day off, well actually there are no days off, just days without gigs! With this in mind, some of the guys took advantage of the hotel’s laundry service to wash a few things considering there was no particular rush. Brian was very adventurous, taking a dip …

So we managed to navigate the Alamo without getting arrested and set off for an eight hour drive to Arkansas en-route to tomorrow night’s gig in Nashville, with a visit to Memphis planned for that evening. Debbie took over the drivers seat half way through to give Karl a well …

I had a great chat with Karl over breakfast in LA which gave me an insight into the logistics of setting up a big tour like this. From organising the actual gigs with Dean Swett, to sorting out the van, equipment, merchandise and hotels, along with hours spent planning routes …

So after travelling out of San Francisco for a couple of hours after the gig, it left us with about a four hour drive the following morning to LA for that night’s gig at the iconic Whisky A Go-Go on Sunset Boulevard, so it was an 11:00 van call, allowing …

In Abbz’ absence I’ve been sharing a room with Brian which means I generally make the breakfast call now as Brian doesn’t miss one. Another plus of this is the conversations before lights out or the next morning. This mornings chat was about the Megadeth tour of Europe that Diamond …

The next morning we left for the Canadian border and although there was plenty of snow about and the temperature was below freezing at least the snow storm had stopped. We got through customs reasonably easy though they kept our passports for forty five minutes and we had to pay …

The unexpected day off was mostly spent driving and after an evening meal, a few drinks were imbibed in the hotel bar with Brian trying as best he could to get a decent tune out of the guitar cushions, much to the amusement of everyone else. The next morning at …

It’s Diamond Head’s last weekend on home shores before they set off for their biggest North American tour ever. The band fly to the States on Tuesday and play their first gig on Wednesday night at Slims in San Franciso. Diamond Head have, of course, been to the States a …