ENTERTAINMENT INSEITZ - Mother Nature 'slays' concert

This column was supposed to be about the awesome Slayer concert Tuesday night at the House of Blues in Cleveland. Well, the concert took place, but I wasn't there.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

This column was supposed to be about the awesome Slayer concert Tuesday night at the House of Blues in Cleveland.

Well, the concert took place, but I wasn't there.

If you're wondering why I would skip a concert I had already bought a ticket for, it might have had something to do with the 14 inches of snow that fell or the 6-foot snow drifts along highways.

There is just no way I could have made it there. I watched the Cleveland news all day Tuesday and saw the complete traffic gridlock that existed.

What amazes me if that the concert actually went on as scheduled. I know the band was already there and it was a near sell-out, but come on, how many people could have made it?

Unless you lived at the venue...

Anyway, I'll stop complaining about it. I know it's just part of life.

I did receive some good news Tuesday.

Nine Inch Nails will release a new CD called "Year Zero" on April 17.

The album contains 16 tracks and is a very quick turnaround for NIN front man Trent Reznor. NIN's "With Teeth" came out in May 2005 and Reznor usually takes about five to six years between discs.

I read online where Reznor said he spent much of his down time on the 2005-06 tour writing songs for the "Year Zero" album.

This is going to be a great spring and summer for concerts as long as Mother Nature spares us the blizzards and floods.

Also, as mentioned in a prior column, Dream Theater, Rush, Porcupine Tree and The Cure are all set to release new albums this spring. Can't wait for another Rush tour. If they open the tour anywhere east of the Mississippi River I'm there. Hopfully, Rush busts out "The Camera Eye" for the 2007 tour. I know before the 2004 tour it was the most-requested song online for them to play, but bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee said the band just didn't feel like playing it or it took up too much time in the set list.

Anyway, that's about all I have for this week. It's amazing I even made it to work Wednesday to write this.

Ever seen the Hoth seen from "Empire Strikes Back?" That's what the drive to work at 6 a.m. Wednesday was like.