Archive for March, 2010

Leftover bits of Greg Prato interview with Chris Thorn

Auto Date Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“…As you may have noticed, I recently did an article about a forthcoming Blind Melon/Shannon Hoon documentary for the Rolling Stone site - for which I interviewed one of the group’s guitarists, Christopher Thorn. Well, there was quite a lot of quotes/info that couldn’t fit into the article, so here are the leftovers - enjoy!…”

Greg Prato, 03/10/2010 on his myspace page

Blind Melon and Chris Farley

Auto Date Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

On January 8, 1994 Jason Patric hosted Saturday Night Live along with musical guest Blind Melon. Chris Farley was dressed up in a bee costume as Jason Patric introduced the band.

This “partnership” on SNL was not the band’s and Shannon Hoon’s only encounter with Mr. Farley. Chris Farley went to see the band performing live a few weeks later at the Roseland Ballroom in New York and also in August at the Woodstock festival.

Check this article out.

Many thanks to Greg Prato for the tip. - Picture above taken from “A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other”

Brad Smith and Chris Thorn at R’N'R Fantasy Camp

Auto Date Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp  allows musicians to jam with legendary rock stars, play live on stage at major concert venues, and live their rock ‘n’ roll dreams. At the end of February, Brad Smith and Christopher Thorn joined the R’n'R Fantasy Camp in Hollywood, CA at the request of their old friend Rami Jaffee to play ‘No Rain’.

The auditions were filmed and will air for the first time on VH1 Classic in July.

Brad and Chris are interviewed in the video below (at 2:30) :

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Thanks to Brad of the Blind Melon Forum for the tip.

Christopher Thorn interviewed by Greg Prato

Auto Date Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Greg Prato recently interviewed Christopher Thorn for RollingStone.com about the forthcoming Shannon Hoon / Blind Melon documentary.

The still-untitled DVD is being directed by Colleen Hennessy and developed through Danny Clinch’s production company, Three on the Tree. While it will feature footage from several sources, the main focus of the film is the hours of footage Shannon Hoon shot himself over the years.
“…It’s one thing to read somebody’s writing, but when somebody looks into the camera, and you see the fear, the sadness, or the happiness. I would say it’s even more intimate… “ says Christopher Thorn. “…People are going to be absolutely blown away…” he adds.
Read the whole interview here.


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