Friday, December 18, 2009

The Proof is in the Pudding

Being named the winners of Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding - Battle of the Bands contest was a tasty treat for the JHB and their fans. The battle began with around 400 entries, which were then narrowed down to about 48 contestants who over the course of a few weeks competed for the coveted honor. Each band was charged with the task of putting their own spin on a Christmas classic in addition to performing an original song. They chose “All I Want for Christmas” by Maria Carey and totally rocked it out. Their reward was a spot in Alice’s Christmas Pudding show at the Dodge Theater along with him and other famous performers such as Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Warrent, Roger Cline and the Peacemakers, Lita Ford, and some guy from American Idol.

Thanks to our good friend Seth (also the guitarist/basist) and his working for Fender, Jeff and I had the pleasure of attending a special dinner before the show. We rubbed elbows with Fender execs while the headliners worked the room and posed for photos. Attending the dinner meant that we had the best seats in the house for the show. I was literally in the front row and could reach out and touch the stage. Sweet!

The show was great! In addition to music by various types of artists there was dancing and a comedic ventriloquist who has performed worldwide, on television, for multiple presidents and even the Queen of England. The guys sounded awesome and and it was a huge rush to play in front of such a large audience with perfect sound quality.

Perhaps the coolest part of the whole evening was going backstage and hanging out in the greenroom with the rock-n-rollers. Backstage is this huge hallway in which everyone who has played at the Dodge have signed the walls. I saw bands like The Fray, Norah Jones, Kieth Urban, All American Rejects, John Mayer, Boston, Jewel, Alanis Morrisette, and even The Wiggles among MANY.

Alice and the Jeff Hunt Band

Dee Snyder of Twisted Sister

Some Johnny Cash look alike and Roger Cline

Ol' Pals

That's a Huge Venue

My Rockstar Husband

The Band signed the wall.

Kay...I fell in love with this guy. He is rock-n-roll personified. Even the guys had a little man crush on him. He just oozed raw, sexual magnetism. Hot.

He was so hard core that he cut his finger and kept on playing. Blood on a guitar. Does it get any more Bad A than this?

Jeff signed this guitar that was auctioned.

He was pretty funny. No Jeff Dunham, but he was good.

Bravo guys!

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