I’m often asked in interviews who has been my biggest influence as a vocalist. I’ve always sung from the heart, but Eddie Vedder is the singer that inspired me to dig even a little deeper. I’ve been fortunate to see Pearl Jam perform more than a few times and Eddies performances are passionate, flawless and above all real. Here are some cool black and whites I came across that tell my favorite part of Eddie’s story.
Four Million YouTube views
Our YouTube channel hit 4 million views. Enough said. What a milestone of your support! Thank you.
Vegas Baby Vegas!
After playing Rock Vegas (what a blast!) the entire band stayed at Mandalay Bay for a week to do some writing and piece together some ideas for our next record. You may not know that jamming like this is pretty rare for us, as we’re spread out across the country, so when we get together it’s truly special. The week was magical – making music, throwing cards and sampling our very first caviar in Sin City.
I’m still recovering from the crazy floating concert series called Ship Rocked that hit the Bahamas in November. It was great to get to know the Halo Method boys who invited me on the cruise. This is Ben Moody’s new project (from Evanescence) with fellow Canadian Lukas Rossi on vocals – check em out!
Kyrani Kanavaros Photo Shoot
I had the chance to work with an amazing photographer for a couple of days in 2012 and she was able to capture some intimate moments.
I released some of her images late last year.
Here’s another one from the shoot.
More to come.
#Sorry ‘Bout the Viral Profile Pics!
Earlier last year we decided to change our profile pics to include the word “Sorry” and the world followed! This thing took on a life of it’s own and I can’t thank you enough for being a part of it. See a group of the pics here.
Happy New Year! 2012 has come and gone. Here are some of my most memorable moments from an amazing year.
On The Road
We played some milestone shows last year including the Avalanche Tour with Shinedown and Adelitas Way. SummerFest and Rock Fest were also huge highlights… actually almost every show we played has become part of my most memorable moments of 2012.
I know that expecting an amazing burger at an airport is a little optimistic to say the least, but this place looks great. The staff are attentive and busy, in a very good way for an airport bar. In fact, if it wasn’t for the constant Alaska airline planes taking off just outside the window, I wouldn’t feel like I’m at an airport right now at all. Pretty good thing.
I’ve just tried the Pike’s Place IPA and its off the hook! A nice hoppy beer to make ME a little more hoppy while waiting for my flight to Chicago.
After checking out the menu, I ask my bartender “how’s the burger?” He says “it’s really good” and I take his word for it. What a great opportunity to put this place to the test on “Jonny’s Search For America’s Best Burger“.
I ask if they can cook it medium as opposed to well done and the bartender responds “probably not” but gives me a sense that he’ll try. I also ask for all of the condiments to come ‘on the side’ save for a little mayo.
The burger comes, and looks amazing! Beef and cheese are spilling out of the edges of this classically wrapped sandwich.
I’m a little disappointed to find all of the condiments arrive on the burger. This thing is loaded with pickles, lettuce, onion, mayo and ketchup. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of these things, but that’s not quite what we discussed. I’m cool with it though, I mean, how hard is it to scrape these things to the side myself and imagine it came the way I asked for it?
Well, 3 minutes later, I find myself piling the condiments back on. This burger sucks! WAAYY too much bun! This thing tastes like 90% wonder bread! The beef is acceptable, cheese, ummm didn’t really taste it. Over cooked beef = very disappointing. Hmmmm sorry Anthony.
I guess airports are not the best place for burgers. Although the staff has been friendly and the ambiance great for flight waiting, the Wendy’s across from me in the food court looks like it might have been a better choice!