Imperial Ball 8 – Doozy Auction

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Imperial Ball 8 – Doozy Auction

Everyone left the room chatting, laughing, smiling – some drunk, some sober, some in silence, some in relief. I was standing beside Ingo, Dieter, Martin, Moppi and the others and just let the moment breathe for some minutes. And then it was over.

Imperial Ball 8 – Ribbons on the Mic-Stand

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Imperial Ball 8 – Ribbons on the Mic-Stand

Alice Cooper was done and there was silence for a moment. Everybody began talking with the person sitting next again and I had a chance to pick up the conversation with my ex-colleague. Alice Cooper had set a level of energy even on top of Manson’s performance that was a perfect match – the mood […]

Imperial Ball 8 – Schools Out for the Brick in the Wall

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Imperial Ball 8 – Schools Out for the Brick in the Wall

When Manson after more or less half an hour carelessly threw his mic in one of the Hot Rods on stage at the end of “Beautiful People”, he gave the impression that his performace as lead singer might not have been the only one that night. Manson and Depp did some stuff that guys do […]

Imperial Ball 8 – The Depp Show

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Imperial Ball 8 – The Depp Show

“You could also refer to it as the Depp Show” When the last chord of Marilyn Manson’s song “The Dope Show” vibrated through the room, these words hit the crowd like a baseball bat. Probably only few of the visitors actually realised before what was really happening here. That guy on the stage is Johnny […]

Imperial Ball 8 – Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs

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Imperial Ball 8 – Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs

The curtain rose for the first part of the show and suddenly I found myself standing in the middle of a highschool auditorium in Anaheim, staring at the stage on which Mike Campbell and his Dirty Knobs performed a show at it’s best. Right in the center of the stage between two shining Hot Rods, […]

Imperial Ball 8 – First of All

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Imperial Ball 8 – First of All

Yes, I know it is late but we were so busy to deal with all the “after-NAMM” madness that some things had to be postponed. As every year, Duesenberg, this year along with 65Amps, TonePros, American Hot Rods Inc., Tatuaje, Sapporo and the Fullerton FMC Museum, staged the 8th Imperial Ball NAMM After Show Party. […]