Tag: Molly Hatchet
Paul Rodgers, Foreigner, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Blue Oyster Cult, Pat Travers, Kentucky Headhunters, Bachman & Turner, .38 Special, Molly Hatchet, Foghat, Marshall Tucker Band, Black Oak Arkansas and more will all be performing together on the high seas as 'Rock Legends Cruise II' will kick off 2013 in style. Besides a fantastic cruise and concerts, monies raised will go to an important organization: the Native American Heritage Association.
Following the success of last year's inaugural Rock Legends Cruise, the January 2013 Rock Legends Cruise II will feature more than 15 bands performing multiple sets, collaborating musically, meeting and greeting and relaxing alongside fans throughout the four-day excursion. The Rock Legends Cruise II departs Fort Lauderdale, Florida Thursday, January 10 and docks Saturday, January 12 in Labadee, Haiti before returning to Fort Lauderdale Monday, January 14.
The weekend-long musical journey will feature three easily accessible performance venues on the ship: The Deck, The Platinum Theater and Studio B/Ice Rink. The line-up as of March 27 includes:
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED
BACHMAN & TURNER
THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
THE ARTIMUS PYLE BAND
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
DEVON ALLMAN'S HONEYTRIBE
Beyond the musical performances and onboard auction, sailors can also enjoy traditional ship board activities including on-board surfing (thanks to its FlowRider wave generator), a boxing ring, a full-sized volleyball/basketball court, cantilevered whirlpools and variety of gourmet restaurants. In addition, while docked at the private secured Labadee resort — situated on the north coast of Hispaniola which averages a high of 84.9 degrees in January — passengers can enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, parasailing and wave runners at the resort's stunning beaches, surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage. The Liberty of the Seas from Royal Caribbean is one of the biggest, fastest and most luxurious passenger vessels in service today; it is served by a crew of 1300 on 18 decks.
The Native American Heritage Association has been working on reservations in South Dakota for more than 18 years and is a 4-star charity with CharityNavigator.org for seven consecutive years. Native American Heritage Association tractor trailers are on the road daily with supplies to the various far flung communities and 94% of the organizations total revenue goes towards program services which provide basic life necessities, including fuel assistance and medical transportation to 90,000 people. Many of these residents face an 80% rate of unemployment; 70% don't have transportation and many of those who do, don't have the means to purchase gas. These Lakota Sioux live in abandoned school buses, shacks or government housing with no insulation, some live without indoor plumbing, in homes with dirt floors, no beds or furniture.
To book passage on Rock Legends Cruise II, go to www.rocklegendscruise.com or call 888-666-1499 with any questions.
Happy belated Birthday to Joan Jett, who turned 53 yesterday (Sept. 22). One of the all-time kick ass female rockers, Joan recently talked with the great Jaan Uhelszki, who was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. I really love her writing and interviews. In this one, Joan talks about that time she almost kicked Rush’s ass, Molly Hatchet calling her names, and the Scorpions spitting on her. It's a must read...check it out below:
First, the Rush thing: What’s up with that? From what Jett says, their offenses were relatively minor – the Canadian rock legends were standing on the side of the stage at a Detroit show where Jett’s pre-solo outfit The Runaways opened for them, “laughing at us and stuff.”
Jett explains the wrongness of this perfectly when she states, “And you know, If I were Rush, I wouldn’t be laughing at me.” Southern rockers Molly Hatchet reportedly got a bit more personal, with one member griping “I can’t believe we’re opening for a b—-.”
Joan also recalls playing a show with the Scorpions in their native Germany where they were upset because Jett and her band the Blackhearts were more popular with the German music fans – a bit of a blow to the Scorps collective egos. The rest of the story allegedly includes the Scorpions spitting on Jett.
Read the interview here: www.themortonreport.com