Blackie Lawless has posted installment #9 of ’30 Years of Thunder’, his amazing recollections of W.A.S.P. The latest post includes some awesome memories of the post-‘Circus’ tour era, where Blackie’s head was at the time of the ‘Live In the Raw’ and ‘The Headless Children’ album releases and how he played matchmaker between Lita Ford and Chris Holmes. It also includes a story about Tipper Gore and the aftermath of ‘Decline of the Western Civilization – part 2’. September 21st, 2012 will mark 30 years since W.A.S.P. played their first show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. W.A.S.P. will begin the “30 Years of Thunder” anniversary Tour on that very date starting in the United Kingdom and continue Worldwide!!

This World Tour will be the biggest spectacle W.A.S.P. have ever created. The two hour show will consist of three parts. A one hour set contain songs from the first four albums. The second set will be a 25 minute shortened version of “The Crimson Idol” complete with the movie accompaniment. A third set will consist of material from the New Studio Album, older material and everything in between. This show will see multiple video screens, pyrotechnics, and elements from the early W.A.S.P. shows and Blackie’s moving microphone stand “Elvis”!

Read installment #9 here: and make sure and check out the previous 8 installments if you haven’t done so already!