BLACK TIDE: TOO YOUNG TO DRINK, TOO YOUNG FOR OZZFEST
Besides Kerry King, I imagine few people consume as much Jaegermeister as the kind of 14 – 19 year olds you find in the band Black Tide. But laws are laws, we guess, so that hasn’t stopped the people at Jaeger from having Black Tide kicked off Ozzfest for being too young to drink – and, therefore, too young to kinda/sorta promote their product for the remainder of the summer. That’s too bad, because Black Tide’s brand of old school revivalism (think classic AC/DC meets 80s thrash) is pretty fun.
Black Tide were supposed to replace supergroup Circus Diablo, who dropped off the traveling festival – the second band in as many weeks to do so, after Mondo Generator – when they realized they weren’t getting paid… uh, that is, that two members had pregnant wives at home. What the fuck happened there? It didn’t occur to any of these dudes that their ladies would be just about ready to burst around this time before they committed to the tour? Isn’t giving birth something you have, like, nine months to mull over and plan out? Fuckin’ rock stars…