BLACK 'N BLUE will reform the classic lineup of Tommy Thayer, Jaime St. James, Pete Holmes, Patrick Young and Jeff Warner for an appearance at the Oregon Music Hall Of Fame. BLACK 'N BLUE is also among the inductees at this year's event, which will be held on October 9 at the Roseland Theatre in Portland. Also scheduled to perform is SHOCK, which was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall Of Fame in 2008.
This year's master of ceremonies will be the ever-colorful Tony Starlight.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. VIP tickets, which include reserved seating, after-induction party and poster, are $90 in advance.
Tune in to KNAC.COM this Sunday, October 3 at 11:30 a.m. PDT when Tommy joins DJ Will live to discuss the early days of BLACK 'N BLUE and what it means to be recognized as one of this year's inductees.
In the late '70s, a glam metal band appeared in Portland called MOVIE STAR. The band included guitarist Tommy Thayer, vocalist Jaime St. James, drummer Pete Holmes, bassist Patrick Young and guitarist Jeff Warner. That band became BLACK 'N BLUE, releasing their 1984 debut album on Geffen with the hit single "Hold On To 18". The band recorded three more albums for Geffen, with two produced by Gene Simmons of KISS. The band broke up in 1989, reuniting in 1997 and again in 2007. The band is currently reunited without Tommy, who replaced Ace Frehley in KISS in 2002.
An interview with Thayer about BLACK 'N BLUE's Oregon Music Hall Of Fame induction conducted by Iris Harrison of the 92.3 KGON radio station is available for streaming using the audio player below.
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