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Below is our complete Don Jamieson news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Hookers & Blow, featuring Guns N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, will be celebrating the band’s 10th anniversary starting on September 5th at The Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood and September 6th at Count’s Vamped in Las Vegas, NV.
The band is also excited to add longtime friend and world renowned stand-up comic Don Jameison (VH1's That Metal Show) as the “Master of Ceremonies” for the upcoming East Coast dates in October.
Rounding out the Hookers & Blow line-up will be W.A.S.P. & Hotel Diablo bassist Mike Duda, Ace Frehley drummer Matt Starr and an array of special guest players.
"This band has always been mostly a joke” says Grossi. “We figured after doing this for 10 years it would be cool to celebrate by adding our buddy Don into the mix who actually tells Jokes for a living."
09/05 – The Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, CA
09/06 – Count’s Vamped – Las Vegas, NV
10/09 – Backstage – Cheektowaga, NY
10/10 – Obsession’s – Ottawa, ON (Alex & Dizzy Only)
10/11 – The Rockpile – Toronto, ON (Alex & Dizzy Reed Only)
10/14 – The Bowery Electric – New York, NY*
10/15 – The Lucky Dog Music Hall – Worcester, MA*
10/16 – 1150 Oak Bar And Grill – Cranston, RI*
10/17 – The Legendary Dobbs Concert Hall – Philadelphia, PA*
10/18 – The Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD*
10/19 – Mexicali Live – Teaneck, NJ
*w/ Don Jamieson
Don Jamieson's "Hell Bent for Laughter" is available everywhere now. The album was recorded in December of 2013 at Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club in Pleasant Beach, NJ.
"I'm really pumped to unleash my second stand-up comedy CD, 'Hell Bent For Laughter,'on the masses. In this day and age of 'fake outrage,' Metal Blade never asked me to tone it down or soften anything up. So I didn't." More...
Don Jamieson is set to release his second album on March 18th via Metal Blade Records. "Hell Bent for Laughter" was recorded in December of 2013 at Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club in Pleasant Beach, NJ.
The BYOB club, one of Jamieson's favorites on the east coast, turned out to be the perfect venue for Don's straight-forward, irreverent comedy. Fans can listen to the opening track from the album, including an intro from UFO's Vinnie Moore and Jim Florentine, in the player below. Pre-order info is also available at this location.
Don Jamieson comments: "I'm really pumped to unleash my second stand-up comedy CD, 'Hell Bent For Laughter,'on the masses. In this day and age of 'fake outrage,' Metal Blade never asked me to tone it down or soften anything up. So I didn't."
Don Jamieson began his writing and stand up career nearly two decades ago as one of the young and talented comedy minds at MTV, helping to launch the careers of comics like Jon Stewart, Kevin James, Pauly Shore and Tom Green. Amongst his many accomplishments, Jamieson won an Emmy for his work on HBO's "Inside the NFL." Additionally, Jamieson co-stars on That Metal Show on VH1 Classic with Eddie Trunk and Jim Florentine. You can see Don Jamieson live: More...
Don Jamieson is preparing to record his sophomore comedy album, "Hell Bent for Laughter," this December.
Jamieson will be appearing live from December 4th - 7th at Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club in Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ. Besides being one of Don's favorite comedy clubs on the east coast, the venue is also BYOB: so dust off those beer coolers from the summer and fill them up with your choice of adult beverages for a few nights of comedy. Head over here to secure reservations.
Don Jamieson's first ever live standup CD, "Live & Hilarious," was released on April 26th, 2011. Jamieson started his career as one of the comedy minds at MTV helping to launch the careers of comics like Jon Stewart, Kevin James, Pauly Shore and Tom Green. Amongst his many accomplishments, Jamieson won an Emmy for his work on HBO's "Inside the NFL." More...
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce that Amon's Amarth's Johan Hegg, Ray Alder of Fates Warning/Redemption, as well as dUg Pinnick of King's X have been confirmed as the special guests for the 30 Anniversary show set for Friday, November 30th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA.
The guest musicians will join Armored Saint on stage throughout the band's set to perform a variety of cover songs. Also confirmed to attend the show and celebration are That Metal Show's Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson, who will be hosting the event.
Here's what Don had to say about hosting the show: "So pumped to be hosting Metal Blade's 30th Anniversary Show with quintessential metal warriors, Armored Saint and a destined-to-be quintessential metal band, Gypsyhawk. Gonna be heavier than Honey Boo Boo's mama!"
Unfortunately the shock metal act Lizzy Borden will no longer be able to play the event, but the label will be making it up to the fans by bringing out new guests for the special jam session. Metal Blade will be announcing the special guests in the coming weeks. Tickets are currently on sale right here. More...
No matter how hard metal tries to separate itself from comedy, the two modes of entertainment are often linked, whether by accident or on purpose. Manowar might feel overwhelmingly macho and barbaric wearing cod pieces and furry boots in promotional pictures, but these visual statements are so over the top that some will find the sentiment absolutely hilarious. The grave nature of black metal can also be construed as humorous, especially the visual aspect. Some may view corpse paint as a morbid, anti-Christian statement, while others perceive the strategy as something reserved for children’s birthday parties.
Still, some bands make no qualms about having a sense of humor. Bands such as S.O.D. and Anthrax may pummel their fans with no-bullshit thrash metal, but always make time for joke songs such as “I’m the Man” and “King at the King.” These groups are musicians first and comedians second, whether their songs or presence was intentionally humorous or not. However, in the past few years comedians have started a new trend.
Trend might not be the correct term, certainly three albums do not constitute a “scene,” but metal labels are starting to sign comedians. Each of the three comedians signed to a metal label—Brian Posehn, Jamieson and Jim Florentine—are connected to metal in some fashion. Jamieson and Florentine join metal journalist Eddie Trunk as hosts of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show.” Posehn isn’t considered a metal expert like Jamieson and Florentine, but he is an unabashed fan. Jamieson and Posehn include humorous metal songs on both of their respective album. However, they are the opposite of the thrash bands listed above; they are comedians first and metal musicians second.
Brian Posehn was the first comedian to sign to a metal label. In 2006, Relapse Records picked up Posehn’s first album “Live in: Nerd Rage.” Posehn’s first album, at least the stand up portion, was recorded as part of the “Comedians of Comedy” tour and includes a sketch with Bob Odenkirk. Odenkirk and Posehn now each other from the HBO skit comedy show “Mr. Show” and its movie spin off “Run Ronny Run.”
Posehn also recorded a couple of songs. “Mr. Show” produced the joke-metal band Titanica whose performance of “Try Again” appears on the said album. Posehn also performs in Posehn, which features Scott Ian [Anthrax], Joey Vera [Armored Saint], John Tempesta [White, The Cult] and Brian himself on vocals. His solo-dubbed group performs a track called “Metal By Numbers,” which rips on metal stereotypes. His 2010 Relapse release “Fart and Weiner Jokes” includes more social commentary about the metal community. “More Metal Than You” is about how metal head often turn being a fan into a competition. Additionally, Brian Posehn is an actor and writer who has appeared in front of the camera on “The Devil’s Rejects,” “The Sarah Silverman Show” and “Seinfeld.”
Over the weekend, Bret Michaels has confirmed that comedian Don Jamieson will be joining the roster of performers aboard the Bret Michaels Super Cruise, sailing from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico on November 10, 2011.
Don currently co-hosts VH1 Classic's hit heavy metal talk show "That Metal Show" which was dubbed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 50 Best Reasons to Watch TV. He has won an Emmy for his comedic efforts on HBO's "Inside the NFL" and his recent comedy album "Live and Hilarious" debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Comedy Chart.