My dear friend and former Poobah bassist/vocalist, Phil Jones (he played on the first 3 Poobah albums) ,passed away yesterday morning (March 9th,2008), after a battle with cancer. Phil was the original bassist for the band.
I am very sad to announce this about my good friend, and former 10 year road traveling partner. He will be missed. He was an awesome musician, and contributed some great parts to the Poobah catalog. Phil's bass playing and vocal parts on" Let Me In", "US Rock ", and "Steamroller" were outstanding. He also appeared on several songs on "Rock Collection", and "Switch On".He left the band shortly before Jim Gustafson moved to West Virginia. He recorded as a guest on a few more songs , and played the occasional live show with Poobah, including two appearances at the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, at the Goldmine National Record Show. Phil's last appearance with Poobah was July 31st,2005, in Youngstown, Ohio. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Paula.
Don't forget to play POOBAH on the thousands of jukeboxes in the USA, and Canada. By the way,there are 5 Poobah CDs on them. We also remind you to watch our videos on youtube or myspace. Now there are 7 or 8 POOBAH videos for you to WATCH.
Poobah has done so much recording this past year,seems like we just finished and released our last guitar fueled CD, "No Control".
Guitar rock music lovers, and people who like good, melodic singing, will really like this rockin' CD that's almost 80 minutes long. (See store link for more info)
You can now Google: Poobah Jim Gustafson and see reviews of POOBAH from all over the world...
Our trip to the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was amazing! On Saturday Poobah played outside the front door of the Museum on the cement stage ,and was joined at the end of the set by Joe Bouchard (original Blue Oyster Cult member). On Sunday the show was inside the Rock Hall Museum 4th floor theatre,(where MTV films their concerts) and Poobah rocked, and was filmed. At the end of the set Poobah was once more joined onstage by Joe Bouchard again !!! Also,Dennis Dunaway from the original Alice Cooper band played a great set with his new band. The crowd went crazy for the bands, and it was an experience we will remember for a long time .Many thanks to Goldmine magazine for putting on such an incredible event at the Cleveland Rock Hall. Goldmine is going to review the new Poobah CD, "No Control" in an upcoming issue. You can see the" No Control "CD at the STORE LINK here on this site.
The Goldmine Magazine National Record Show at the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, August 4th and 5th was a blast!.I got some great deals on some cool CDs. Poobah had a great time playing the Rock Hall again, and guitarist Jim Gustafson really enjoyed himself at this very fun event, again ! Poobah likes holding the world record for most live shows at the Rock Hall.
The National Record Show is always so much fun. Poobah was so excited to jam with Joe Bouchard from the original Blue Oyster Cult, which happened right after Poobah 's set at the Rock Hall on Saturday and Sunday. It was great to get on stage with this rock legend and jam out some cool tunes. And, what better place than the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame !
Poobah is also nationwide this week in Goldmine magazine ,with Janis Joplin on the cover. This issue includes a photo of Jim Gustafson - Poobah and info on the National Record Show .It was s really cool event, and just a heck of a lot of fun for Poobah! Rockin' the Rock Hall for the 12th time !!!
POOBAH has now released the new rock video of the song "Underground" from the CD of the same name. It turned out very nice ! YOU can see it at: www.youtube.com (Poobah) or www.myspace.com/poobahband (videos) . It was done quite nicely by Jon Defibaugh, from NBC affiliate WTAP.
Joe Bouchard from the original Blue Oyster Cult ,is now added to the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shows with POOBAH, and will also sit in with Poobah during their live set!!! This will be filmed in High Definition ! We can't wait for August 4th and 5th at the Rock Hall!!!
A photo of guitarist Jim Gustafson of POOBAH is in Goldmine Magazine this week, and it is nationwide in the Led Zeppelin/heavy metal cover issue. This issue features many big name hard and heavy rockers,such as Ozzy, Megadeth, Dio ,Foghat, and lots more. Poobah is proud to be pictured among these legends of rock.
Watch for the next issue of Goldmine for more concert info and photos of all bands at the Rock Hall show in Cleveland, Aug. 4th and 5th.
A picture of Poobah guitarist Jim Gustafson appears nationwide this week in Goldmine Magazine ,issue 702, with the Beatles on the cover, dated June 22,2007. The photo is on page 67, and is a promo for the Poobah shows at the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Goldmine National Record Show. This is the first of lots of issues of Goldmine ,that will feature Poobah, including an upcoming feature story on Jim, Woody Hupp ,and Steve Richards in the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show issue. Jim says he has always wanted to be in a nationwide magazine with the Beatles, so this dream came true for him !
Joe Bouchard from the original Blue Oyster Cult will also appear at the National Record Show with Poobah. Joe has played on all the big BOC hits ,like "Don't fear the Reaper", "I'm Burning for You", and "Godzilla". Word is, he will also jam with Poobah at this concert !
Another band has been added to the show. Deadbeat Poets features members of the Stiv Bators band (Deadboys-punk legends), and Blue Ash.They will appear at 1pm on Saturday,Aug. 4th, shortly before Poobah takes the stage(estimated time 2:30 for Poobah show ). We hope to see lots of you there both days for this free event!
The National Record Show and concerts are free, and starts at 10 am on both days, but there still is admission if you wish to take the tour of the museum.
Also, Poobah has a new interview at www.metalnightmare.com issue 22--check it out, and thanks to Tom from the California based zine for his nice comments about our band
Poobah taped footage last week for a rock video ,for the song "Underground"" from the CD of the same name. Director Jonathan Defibaugh actually filmed the footage in Jim's back yard, and driveway ! Neighbors wondered what the heck was going on, as the boys in the band played thru the song many times. What we have seen so far is just really cool, and well done on the crew's part. We can't wait to see the final draft. We will be posting pictures of it soon. (A photo still from the video is now up on pictures on this site!)
UPDATE: Poobah video is now at myspace.com videos ( Poobah ) check it out !
Goldmine magazine anounced today that Poobah will do 2 shows at the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Sat. Aug. 4th and Sun. Aug 5th, 2007. This will be Poobah 's 12th show at the amazing Cleveland rock hall !!! The event is the 2007 Goldmine Magazine National Record Show, where vendors from all over the world gather and sell rare and collectible music and related items.The concerts are scheduled to start at 11am both days, and will take place on the Rock Hall front patio located next to the entrance to the museum.The concerts and record shows are free, but museum tours still require admission. Poobah has a blast at the Goldmine Show every year and are looking forward to this next one, because all the others were so much great fun at the Rock Hall !
We had such a great time in Baltimore ,MD over this past weekend. Poobah had a rockin' set, and heard some cool bands. I am looking forward to seeing the video from the festival. We met some great fans, and really had so much fun putting on a Poobah show . It was like running away with the circus, only lots better !!! We go back in the studio this week to work on the latest Poobah CD.
Poobah would like to thank all the fans who attended our very succesful live shows this week. You really pumped us up with your enthusiasm. We hope to party with you again.This week we get ready to head to Baltimore ,Maryland for another fun party at the Doom or be Doomed festival. WE know it's gonna be a blast !