I'm beginning to get the impression that I was pretty much the only person who watched The Next Great American Band, the American Idol producers' recent attempt to apply their ratings-grabbing magic to the battle-of-the-bands talent show format. But you know what? I don't care.
I STILL think it was a more credible show than American Idol (if for no other reason because I trust the opinion of token middle-seat female judge Sheila E. much more than her cra-zay-zay Idol counterpart, Paula Abdul). And I still think fourth-place finalists Light Of Doom were robbed of their rightful title.
So Light Of Doom lit up Southern California this past weekend, playing an all-ages (of course) show at Anaheim's Chain Reaction and signing autographs at the NAMM, the premiere convention for the latest in shredtastic music gear. And while they didn't draw as many fans to their NAMM booth as more seasoned rockers like Slayer, Slipknot, Megadeth, Stevie Wonder, or Carlos Santana, they still attracted a few lookie-loos.
Thanks to our resident photographer and metal goddess, Stephanie "MetalSteph" Cabral, for these pics...and check out our Best Of The Fests blog later for her full NAMM report...