M3 2009 Wrap Up -- Photos
What a hairy situation. Well over a dozen glam bands gathered in Baltimore on May 30 for the inaugural M3 festival. Twisted Sister, RATT, Extreme, Kix, Dokken, Slaughter, Y&T, Gilby Clarke, Keel, Jetboy, L.A. Guns, Jani Lane, XYZ, BulletBoys, Carmine Appice's SLAMM and Steel Panther wowed the large and very drunk crowd.
"Every hair band is here!" boomed Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider during the band's headline set. "Ok, every hair band except for Bang Tango!"
M3, held at Merriweather Post Pavilion, featured two stages with back to back scheduling. No time gaps meant bands were playing constantly with fans running to keep up.
Jani Lane was accompanied by guitar extraordinaire Keri Kelli for a set of classic Warrant tunes (think "Cherry Pie") and a brand new song called "Changes." Jani ranted in between songs and made the declaration that he is, in fact, Warrant.
Kix and Baltimore go hand in hand and no band of the day drew a bigger crowd. Lead singer Steve Whiteman jumped his way through an hour-long set of classics including "Same Jane," "The Itch" and "Cold Shower." Choreographed moves helped the band along and made the girls squeal with delight. "We had a blast playing in front of the hometown crowd – it was an awesome sight that everyone came out to see us," says Kix bassist Mark Schenker. Whiteman made references to the band's local popularity: many in the crowd admitted attending M3 just to see Kix.
Scion Rock Fest 2009 held at the Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia Saturday, February 28, 2009