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Ramen Yokocho Festival
Ramen Lovers!! San Jose is host to the international Ramen Yokocho festival. 

The Biggest Names in the Ramen Soup Business will be dishing out their best flavors and twists bringing foodies together in soup heaven!! 
Different regions bring different noodles and tastes but Ramen is Noodles and Broth.
The options will make the foodies go crazy !!
I will make sure and get a bowl from ramen hot spot Ikeburuko, Tokyo!!
The Broth is Jukusei Spicy and sounds delicious!!
Special Events Fill the weekend.
Movie Screenings from Japan a Samurai Geisha Fest and Art exhibit.
All at a reasonable price!!
I highly recommend this event.
Admission is $5 (kids under 12 are free) and all bowls of ramen are $8. The bigger the group you can rustle up, the better off you’ll be — especially if you’re the type that can’t manage to finish a bowl of the stuff in one sitting.
The event will be open Friday 4-9 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., 
SAMURAI GEISHA FEST will be back to San Jose on Oct.3-5,10-12 @Ramen Yokocho! 
Sakura Exhibition
Ramen Art Show
(Starring Shun Oguri, Mirai Moriyama, Taichi Saotome)
SHIREN & RAGI (Oct.11)
(Starring Tatsuya Fujiwara, Hiromi Nagasaku, Katsumi Takahashi, Arata Furuta)

Time for another great moment in Bay Area Backstage History!!
This Flashback we land front row.
On LOCATION Shark Tank -San Jose - 7-23- 2001.
This was one of those moments.
Pantera Raw unedited from the front row .
We were given Permission from The Band ,Label and Management to film Pantera.
Pantera Headlined This Arena Indoor Summer tour.
The Bass was so loud it actually vibrated my whole body.
Pantera live? They made some women go a but crazy. 
Proof? You can hear a woman in the front row screaming Like some Banshee.
This footage has never been seen before a true World Exclusive.
A Pure look For The fans!!
Pantera will never DiE!!!!.
R.I.P Dime !! your music lives On !!!!

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was this the show with slayer morbid angel and static x ,and morbid did not play ive been trying to find that show for a long time people were lighting shit on fire and throwing it, the moshpit formed in to a huge 6 or 9 ,i tried to get the front row at the start and made it to 3rd or 4 row and after the 4th song i was fucking beat from the wave of the crowd fuckin insane,someone hit me back on this

Chris H

dude that was some really top notch filming. Well done and thank you! I could watch footage like this all day. You really capture what it was like to be in the front row at a Pantera show, this brought back all the great memories of going to four and five in a row Pantera shows when I was younger. Man they could out play anyone! Thanks again for the footage! Hail!


I went to this show ON my 16th fucking birthday… THE greatest show ive ever seen, and ive seen some shit! I was screaming along and head banging the whole Pantera set (moshing to a full Slayer set will take it out of the most veteran metal head). There is no good recording of this show, its awesomeness was unbridled. I can remember the bass taking over for my heart muscles, when you opened your mouth air would come shooting out of your lungs involuntarily. It will NEVER get this good again.

David Carradine Flashback.
Bay Area Backstage On Location for a Shoot in LA .
During the Breaks we spoke with David about Comic Books..
Cool stories about his collection.
David spoke about the early days of comics and the time his father incinerated all his comic books- including Batman’s first appearance. That and The Infamous Chicken Song.

David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American actor and martial artist, best known for his leading role as a warrior monk, Kwai Chang Caine, in the 1970s television series Kung Fu.[2] He was a member of a productive acting family that began with his father, John Carradine. His acting career, which included major and minor roles on stage, television and cinema, spanned over four decades. A prolific “B” movie actor,[5] he appeared in more than 100 feature films[6] and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award.[7] The last nomination was for his title role in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill.

Films that featured Carradine continued to be released after his death. These posthumous credits were from a variety of genres including horror, action, western, martial arts, drama, science fiction and documentary. In addition to his acting career, Carradine was also a musician and pursued a directing career. Influenced by his most popular acting role, he studied martial arts.[8][9] The son of a frequently married actor,[10] he had an unstable childhood. This instability would continue throughout his life as he himself was married five times. He was also frequently arrested and prosecuted for a variety of offenses which often involved substance abuse.[11] He died on June 3, 2009

Time for Another Great Moment In Bay Area Backstage History.!!
Feeling a Bit Country, We kick the wayback machine and land in Downtown San Jose.
The Rodeo Club 2005 or 2006 . We were given permission from the Label management and band. We sat down for a chat with Jason Aldean and his band 
I remember kicking it on the Tourbus and having a few drinks after the interview. 
They were good folks and this interview?
It showcases a look into the mind of Jason Aldean on the way up paying his dues on the road.

All the info Plus a Bay Area Backstage World Exclusive Unplugged Song “Why” .

Yes, I do love metal but I also enjoy country music.

Jason Plays sold out Arenas now and if he played the Rodeo Club?
It would be a Beatlesque type situation ladies screaming and hair pulling - lol.
I remember my time with his crew and I captured some of it on film. 
Check out the interview -you get solid info for the music students.

The Cramps Halloween Bay Area.

We were on location for the Cramps Bay Area Shindigs every year since the 80’s.
We aired this footage over 14 years ago and just unearthed this Rare Bay Area Exclusive!!
Shot in 1999 or 2000 ? Boozy Halloween memories can do that- Mix years.
In fact, we lost this footage with the move to digital format playback at the Comcast HQ. It was on 3/4 reel Live Concert footage.
My Brother shot all this camera one footage from the pit.
Lux ,Ivy and The Cramps always put on an amazing show. 
This will prove The Cramps Live Halloween Bay Area Shows were always Epic.
Songs that made you twist and Batusi Pulp Fiction style with Ghoulmaster Lux Belting out the Vocals.
Gems Like -You’re Gonna Miss Me by 13th Floor Elevators & Cramp Stomp for the Fans. Ivy rocks with the Kick of a Roger Corman Sex Kitten and the musical chops to Out Riff any wannabe. Cramp Stomp has never seen the web so this is a World Bay Area Backstage Youtube Exclusive!!!

The video for "Deceiver Of The Gods", the title track of the ninth studio album from Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. The video features clips from the upcoming film "Northmen - A Viking Saga, which stars Tom HopperRyan KwantenKen Duken, and features AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg as Valli.

"Northmen - A Viking Saga" was shot for eight weeks primarily in South Africa, with some additional shooting in Germany.

Johan commented on his role: “Valli is a very experienced warrior and has a strong bond with his younger brother BjornValli looks brutal with his broad back and leather-dominated clothing. He has already experienced and survived a great deal. His face is full of scars.”

Plot synopsis: “In the 9th century a group of Vikings, commanded by captain Asbjörn, is approaching Britain, aiming to plunder the rich monasteries in the north of the island. But their ship gets caught in a storm and is smashed to pieces on the rocks off the coast of Scotland, the only part of Britain without any Viking settlements. When Inghean, daughter of the Scottish King Dunchaid, by chance falls into Viking hands, they see the opportunity for demanding a large ransom. King Dunchaid immediately sets his ‘wolfpack’ — a group of mercenaries well known for their savagery — on them. The Northmen with their hostage now have to force their way through the rough highlands, where they meet the brave and mysterious Christian monk Conall. Having the wolfpack close on their heels, a desperate race against time begins. A battle over life and death…”

"Northmen - A Viking Saga" is set to receive a theatrical release in Europe on October 23.

"Deceiver Of The Gods" sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on June 25, 2013 via Metal Blade Records.

Recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (OPETHMEGADETHEXODUSARCH ENEMYKILLSWITCH ENGAGE), "Deceiver Of The Gods" delivers ten fiery battle hymns made of buzzsaw riffs and epic harmonies all driven by vocalist Johan Hegg's commanding Viking roar and absorbing accounts of Norse crusades and treachery.

"Deceiver Of The Gods" comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, "Hel".

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