The Living End Ring In The New Year At The Queen’s Wharf Brewery

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Yep, 2010 is fast approaching and the Queen’s Wharf Brewey are giving you another good reason to stay in town for your New Year’s celebrations. They have announced that The Living End, Children Collide, Dead Letter Circus and Benjalu will ensure that you receive a massive dose of rock as 2009 comes to an end.

As an added bonus for New Year revellers, anyone who purchases an early bird ticket (before Friday N ovember 20, 2009) will go into the draw to win an exclusive rock experience. One winner and a friend will get special pre-show access to attend the sound checks for both The Living End and Children Collide and then meet both bands over pizza and drinks before the show kicks off. Once gates open, the lucky winners will enjoy VIP access for the show. A reminder though — New Year’s Eve at The Brewery is an over- 18s-only event, so photo ID will be required.

Tickets are available from the venue, Ticketek or and are $66 plus booking fee. Gates open at 6pm on Thursday December 31, 2009.

With The Living End set to rock in 2010 at the Queen’s Wharf Brewery, Reverb took the opportunity to ask their front man, Chris Cheney, about his all-time favourite guitar riffs. Here’s what he said. 
“In the right context, a great guitar riff is as important to a song as the chorus, and in some of my favourite songs it’s the riff itself that is the hook. The best ones are simple and instantly recognisable and I think you should be able to hum a great guitar riff. The intro riff, or ‘lick’ if you like, of ‘Johnny B Goode’ is the greatest rock ‘n’ roll intro ever — it’s hard to imagine the song having the same appeal without it. Thanks, Chuck!” 
These are the songs that Cheney listed:
AC/DC — ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’
The Police — ‘Message In A Bottle’
Sex Pistols — ‘Holidays In The Sun’
Chuck Berry — ‘Johnny B Goode’
The Who — ‘Baba O’Reilly’
Bruce Springsteen — ‘Born To Run’
Henry Mancini — ‘Peter Gunn’
Eddie Cochran — ‘Summertime Blues’
Jimi Hendrix — ‘Purple Haze’
The White Stripes — ‘Seven Nation Army’

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