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‘Hairball’ to pay homage to famed arena rock bands of 1980s

"Hairball," coming to Joliet's Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, is a celebration of '80s arena rockers, including Van Halen, Queen, Journey, Kiss, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Poison, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, Whitesnake, Cheap Trick and AC/DC. (Photo by Eric Sherman) (Eric Sherman) Vickie Jurkowski Daily Southtown Joliet's Rialto Square Theatre stage might just be…

Hairball Honors Cheap Trick

With all the time we spend traveling we have a lot of time on our hands to come up with fun ideas. This is one of them. Hairball Honors… Each month of the year in 2017 we will “honor” one of our favorite bands or artists. By “honor” we mean play a few extra tracks…

Hairball to Pay Homage to Biggest Rock Acts at Rialto Square

By Scott Viau (Patch Staff) - December 12, 2016 7:44 pm ET JOLIET, IL — Don’t call them a tribute band. Hairball is much more than a retro-flashback. The band is a “drop-dead accurate” homage to some of the biggest acts in music, including Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey and Aerosmith, according to…

Hairball to bring arena rock’s glory days to TPAC

Band's guitarist calls show 'rapid-fire smorgasbord of the coolest rock 'n' roll' By Bill Blankenship bill.blankenship@cjonline.com The lead guitarist of Hairball: A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock says he will let his inner 16-year-old out when he takes the stage Friday night at the Topeka Performing Arts Center and expects the show will put the…

Hairball to bring ‘huge party’ to FRYfest

Originally posted August 22, 2016 Holly Hines, Press-Citizen Hairball's guitarist looks forward to donning the big boots and knee pads that go with his alter ego, Happy, and greeting Hawkeye fans at FRYFest. Mike Schneider, who goes by the stage name Happy, said Hairball puts on "a very rapid-fire show of the coolest things in arena rock,"…

Rock and roll is like…pizza?

Originally posted June 24, 2016 Carissa Mavec - Tribune Reporter , Pierce County Tribune Rock and roll fans get ready for the show of your lives. Hairball is coming to town, Friday, July 1, as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Pierce County Fair. Hairball is not your ordinary rock and roll band;…

Hairball Performing Friday At Badlands Motor Speedway

This Friday out at the Badlands Motor Speedway, you can catch a one-of-a-kind show featuring the rock of the 80s. Hairball performs along with Vince Neil of Motley Crue and Rob Halford of Judas Priest! On Thursday, Chainsaw, the Badlands Entertainment Group Manager, joined Kevin Hurd and Sarah Blakely on KDLT News Today to talk…

Pride rock: Hairball performs homage to arena rock’s lions

Originally posted on JoplinGlobe.com By Joe Hadsall | Feature Editor Don’t call Hairball a tribute band — at least not to members’ faces. “That’s like calling the Grand Canyon a hole in the ground,” said the guitarist known as Happy. “Or Mount Rushmore a roadside attraction. Tribute bands don’t usually haul a couple of trucks…

Hairball, John Stone Announced As RAGBRAI Centerville Entertainment

Originally Posted on DailyIowegian.com Popular band Hairball will headline entertainment at the RAGBRAI visit to Centerville on July 27. The band features songs from Guns & Roses, AC/DC, Aerosmith, KISS, Van Halen, Queen, Twisted Sister, Journey, Poison and Bon Jovi. The band is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and tours each year with performances in front…