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Photo pass from a recent Primus / The Dead Kenny G’s show at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida

Continue reading to check out some pictures from the show.
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Uproar Festival in Tampa, 2010

One of the summer’s biggest traveling rock shows, the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival is hitting the road again this summer. For heavy rock fans in the central Florida area, mark September 3rd on your calendar and check the Uproar Festival website for ticketing information later today. The event will again be held at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre and should be a lot of fun.

Heading the mainstage lineup,  Avenged Sevenfold is joined by  Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate while the Best Buy Music Gear Stage features Sevendust plus Black Tide, Art Of Dying and The Black Cloud Collective.

David Muse, original keyboardist and horn player, rejoined the current Firefall line-up for a show at The Capitol Theatre in Clearwater.

More pics after the jump.

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Okay, so maybe “hanging out” might be a bit of an exaggeration. Maybe it was more like chasing him around as we attempted to photograph two different “meet & greet” events of about 100 people. Still, Pacino was an extremely friendly and easy-going guy, who didn’t seem to mind being pulled in various directions and having strangers scramble for pictures. I’ll admit to being one of the eager masses that couldn’t resist the urge to get a picture with him.

So, I’ve seen a large number of news postings about Avril Lavigne’s “profanity-laced rant” during her appearance at the Rays Summer Concert Series on Saturday night. According to numerous reports, Avril “unleashed a downpour of obscenities” or “let a few profanities fly.”  Just to set the record straight, that’s not exactly what happened.

I was standing in the photo pit, directly in front of the stage and not six feet from Avril during the first part of her show. After struggling through two songs with multiple dead microphones, Lavigne was escorted off stage by her crew. With a new, working microphone in hand, Avril did drop the F-bomb once, or maybe twice, while expressing her feelings about the situation. It was not directed at the crowd, only a little bit of ill-placed stress relief. It definitely wasn’t a “profanity-laced rant.”

Maybe I’ve covered too many metal shows where most of the evening is dominated by profanity, because I didn’t really think that it was that bad. I agree that it might have been better for Avril to find a few less-offensive words, but I’m sure that it was just stress and frustration.

For more pictures from this show, check out Tampa Bay Concert Examiner