Archive for September, 2008

The Blind Melon Forum radio interviews Greg Prato

Auto Date Sunday, September 28th, 2008

This week’s Blind Melon Forum radio show features a one hour long interview that Matt did with Greg Prato, the author of “A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon”.

Click the following picture below to stream or download this week’s episode:


Update: Greg’s going to be interviewed by the Rockford, Illinois radio station ‘WXRX - The Rock Station 104.9 The X’ on Wednesday 1st October (at 5:20pm central time) on the ‘Stone and Double T’ show. Listen to a live stream of the show here.

The story of Shannon Hoon & Blind Melon is finally ready for purchase!

Auto Date Thursday, September 18th, 2008

“A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other” is the very first book to tell Blind Melon’s story. The author is Greg Prato, a New York-based music journalist who writes for a variety of sites and magazines, including All Music Guide, Billboard.com, RollingStone.com and Classic Rock magazine among others.
Greg Prato is also a Blind Melon fan and knows personnaly the Blind Melon guys since the early days.
He has interviewed over 50 people for this book (including the surviving members, members of bands they toured with, producers, friends, family members, etc…).
The book is 344 pages long and contains quite a few never-seen-before Blind Melon pics. It is available for purchase at Lulu.com for $19.99 only. Samples of the book can also be read at Lulu.com.

If you have any questions/comments about the book - feel free to email Greg Prato at gregprato@yahoo.com

Shannon Hoon vigil 2008

Auto Date Saturday, September 13th, 2008


Like every year, the vigil will be the place to be to celebrate Shannon Hoon and his music with many many melonheads. This year is a bit special with Blind Melon playing a Shannon tribute show in Lafayette at Lucky’s on Friday 26th September. The vigil will take place on Saturday at Shannon’s grave and the vigilstock will be held on Sunday at Lucky’s again. For further information please visit the Blind Melon Forum and the Vigilstock website.

Like a rolling stone

Auto Date Friday, September 12th, 2008

Blind Melon was playing the last show of their european tour at The Rolling Stone in Milan, Italy on Wednesday. I was lucky enough to be at this show and as usual the band did an amazing job. It was great seeing these guys again and meeting some cool melonheads. Glen and Rogers told us they will be back in Europe during spring 2009 for a 6 weeks tour.
Click here to see more pics of the show.


Kudos to Barbara, Lillie, Paul, Luigi, Francesco, Daniel, Christian, the guys from Venice (sorry i forgot your names). See you next time somewhere in Europe!

London calling

Auto Date Tuesday, September 9th, 2008


Barbara was in London yesterday and after visiting the city with Lee, they went to the Blind Melon show at the Astoria 2. Check out her pictures here.
Tomorrow, the Blind Melon guys will be in Milan, Italy where Barbara, Paul (from Holland), Lillie (from Serbia) and I will met!

The european tour has just begun

Auto Date Sunday, September 7th, 2008


Blind Melon were in Vitoria, Spain on last Friday at the Azkena Festival for the first show of their european tour. According to Travis, it was the best show he ever played with Blind Melon. Barbara of the BlindMelonForum was there and had a lot of fun. Barbara is going to follow Blind Melon during the whole european tour and give fresh news to beemelon so stay tuned! Click here to read her review of the Spain show.

Blind Melon will be playing in London tomorrow and in Milan, Italy on wednesday.


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