Saturday, July 30, 2011

The 2011 RS Birthday Campaign...Commencing Monday

Hey everyone, while it is true I am still on vacation, we wanted to get the word out a couple of days early that the 2011 RS Birthday Campaign, again benefitting Linda Blair's Worldheart Foundation, gets underway beginning Monday, August 1st, and running throughout the entire month of August.

We are VERY happy to announce that Rick has kindly graced us with not one, but TWO grand prizes of one soundcheck each to a concert in the USA in the remainder of 2011 and also throughout 2012. Those are wonderful prizes, and he has also provided us with two bracelets he recently worn as added incentive to be added in our prize packages for random drawings at the end of the campaign. And of course, our wonder Prize Patrol is working hard to gather even more wonderful prizes to entice you wonderful people to give to Linda's animals.. We love that there are two grand prizes of one soundcheck each to give you two chances to win the grand prizes.

Like last year,for every $5.00 you donate, from the beginning of the campaign to the end, you will receive one entry for the prize drawings. Donate $20.00 and you'll receive five entries! So the more you donate, the better your chances of winning one of the prizes will be, including the AH-MAZING grand soundcheck prizes! (Please allow 48 hours after forwarding your receipt to Charlotte to receive your ticket numbers).

All the information on how to donate, etc, can be found at our website for this campaign. That link is:

I will be back from vacation Tuesday, and will check in as I can. I think you will find all the information you need on the website link above.

Thanks for being part of such an awesome community, and thanks to Rick and his helpers for all their support in this endeavor.

Ally (on behalf of the great campaign committee)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Round & Round Rick Springfield goes

July 8th 2011
Westbury, NY
Review & pictures: Rosie Malthaner

Well if Verona is my very favorite venue, Westbury is my least. I know some people like the whole revolving stage thing, everyone gets to see....but I hate it. You get to see a quarter of a show. One of the great things about seeing Rick is watching him on stage interacting with the band and audience. In Westbury you don't get the full effect. Needless to say I did get myself to that happy place and enjoyed the show. The theatre was not even close to sold out, the downside to a show at the end of a holiday week. A highlight was the Squirts opening up. I haven't seen them in a while and they are never disappointing . Matt also has a new CD out, Disposable Planet, and if you haven't checked it out you should!

There were lots of rose explosions and the DTTS kids were adorable. Guitars continued to be a problem all weekend and when they didn't work as Rick wanted them too he had a tendency to beat them up a bit. Bert Young, of Rocky fame was in attendance and Rick brought him on stage. He was sitting in a regular chair at the end of one of the isles at the stage and after the show had a nice line for autographs. Rick ventured into the crowd during Human Touch and had a hard time, falling a few times before giving up and heading back to the stage for the always a bit sad to hear Jessie's Girl because you know the end is near. Back on stage for a one song encore but it was a shirtless one! A trend that continued all weekend!

Set List:
I've Done Everything for You
Affair of the Heart
Lifes Been Good (teaser)
Come Together (Teaser)
I'll Miss that Someday
Love Is Alright Tonight
Over the Rainbow (teasers)
You Really Got Me
Love Somebody
Jessie's Girl

New fall tour date for Rick Springfield

Confirmed on

November 19, 2011
Las Vegas, NV
Eastside Cannery Event Center

ACCESS-RS presale 7/22
Public onsale 7/29

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yellow Rick Road Prod. Fan Documentary Screening Update


WHAT: A limited number of tickets are now available to the general public for the first official “Cast & Crew” screening of the new feature documentary, AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART: The Journey of Rick Springfield & His Devoted Fans.

Rick Springfield; Director/Producers’ Sylvia Caminer and Melanie Lentz-Janney,
Main Featured Fans; Celebrity Guests

WHERE: Malibu Screening Room (next to Pepperdine University - Malibu Jewish Center Complex 24855 Pacific Coast Highway)

WHEN: Monday, September 26, 2011

6:00 PM Celebrity/Guest Arrivals
6:30 PM Welcome Reception
7:30 PM Screening Begins

9:15 PM Q&A with Rick, Sylvia, Melanie

10:00 PM After Party

COST: $995 per ticket … intimate setting: total seat capacity = 185 (This event is a FUNdraiser. All proceeds will help cover remaining independent film production costs). There is also a $4995 “Associate Producer” Package available. Please contact for more info.

AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART hits the Film Festival circuit beginning in October 2011.

For more information, visit or

SOURCE: Yellow Rick Road Productions


AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART: The Journey of Rick Springfield and his Devoted Fans is a new feature-length documentary about rock icon Rick Springfield and his ardently loyal fan base. Directed/produced by Emmy® winning filmmaker Sylvia Caminer and executive produced/marketed by Melanie Lentz-Janney, this documentary not only brings us face to face with Grammy® winning musician, songwriter, actor, and New York Times best-selling author, Rick Springfield, but also sheds light on his most fervent fans, casting a non-judgmental, unflinching eye on what makes his fans as passionate about him today as they were when Jessie’s Girl was #1 (circa 1981).

Everyone seems to grasp how celebrities like The Beatles and the Grateful Dead have a fan base of rabid supporters who travel the world as a homage to their idols … but Rick Springfield? Yes, it’s true … Rick Springfield fans are some of the most dedicated and fanatical people on the planet … often living out of a suitcase or taking a second job just to get their much needed “Rick Fix”.

Join us as we discover what it is about Rick and his music that drives his fans to such religious devotion; What meaning has he had in their lives; What kind of impact has he made over the years to his fans; and why do his fans travel across the country to see him time and time again? We also find out from Rick what he truly thinks about his fans and what it’s like to be the source of such timeless affection. In essence, what is this everlasting “affair of the heart” all about?

On the journey, we meet some of Rick’s most devoted fans and get a full picture of them as well as Rick’s career over the past four decades including highlights from his television roles/appearances, concerts, the annual Rick Springfield and Friends Cruise, his book release, press tour, and more. It’s a real glimpse into the life of Rick the “artist” and the “human being”.

However, this documentary is much more than an intense look at Rick Springfield. It’s a human-interest story about following dreams, connecting with like-minded people on our personal journeys, and the importance of taking a break from our busy, stressful lives for some good, clean fun reminiscent of our adolescence or simpler days.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rick Springfield Rocks the House in Verona, NY

July 7, 2011
Turning Stone Casino
Verona, NY

This is hands down my favorite venue to see Rick in. He is comfortable there and despite the table seating I am too. lol After all the PR that week for the paperback release of Late, Late at Night I think Rick was ready to hit the stage with his talented band. He was playful and threw in a few teaser songs throughout the night. One of them a Beatles tune where he came and sat on the edge of the stage, stretching out his legs on my table. He swatted my arm and told me to "Stop photographing the band! I'm cuter!" They were making fun of him from the other side of the stage and I couldn't resist. Matt & George then joined him at the edge of the stage for the Beatles song.

Someone in the crowd yelled out Inside Sylvia as he was about to start I'll Miss that Someday and he obliged and the band took a break and left Derek behind to accompany him on a shortened version. He also commented he could see an older man walk out of the venue so he started to play Moon River. You Really Got Me made a return for the first time in a while. And for DTTS he made his way to the crowd were he found a few willing victims, I mean fans to sing for him, one of them a teenage Elena, a friends daughter.
Then he brought two cute girls up on stage. He was off to crowd surf a few songs later and made it all the way to the back of the venue and back in one piece. A 2 song encore was a nice way to end the evening. Oh and did I mention there was a shirtless encore? Unfortunately the battery in my camera died right after DTTS. It was kind of nice to just watch the rest of the show without a camera!

Set List:
I've Done Everything for You
Affair of the Heart
Living In Oz
Teaser-Life's Been Good
Teaser-The Beatles I'll Be Back, Rick, Matt & George B (please let me know if I got this wrong-it was done with him sitting next to me on my table. lol)
Teaser-Inside Sylvia -Rick & Derek (the rest of the guys left the stage lol)
I'll Miss that Someday
Live is Alright Tonight
Teaser-Moon River
You've Really Got Me
Love Somebody
Human Touch
Jessie's Girl
Wild Think

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rick Springfield is teaming up with rock CAN roll

Rick Springfield is teaming up with rock CAN roll and The NYCB Theatre at Westbury, to beat hunger at Rick's July 9 show!!

Please bring a healthy and nutritious non-perishable food item to the show at:

NYCB Theatre at Westburry
960 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590

What to bring? A list of most needed foods CAN be found at

If you are attending the show please join Rick in supporting this wonderful charity!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Rick Springfield Rocked Chester, West Virginia

The Harv - Mountaineer Casino - Chester, WV 7/2/11
Review by Darla Gerken, photos by Mike Gerken

“Wild and Wonderful” as West Virginia license plates say: Rick was that and more, he was in a great mood and full of energy. The venue was situated in the part of the state, which is practically Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia combined. It basically was in the middle of nowhere, as Rick pointed out during DTTS as “where the…..are we?”

I’ve got to say that this show was another one that will go on the top of my list of “best ever”. I was quite apprehensive about going to the show since there were no assigned seats. We had VIP tickets through the fan club, but after calling the venue with questions what VIP meant, I really wasn’t sure. When they said VIP, that is exactly what it was. We were ushered to the preferred seating area, which was roped off where the high rollers usually sit. We were told we could sit anyplace within the area, noting that no one was sitting in the front row of tables, we chose front and center which also included free drinks! Wow, this is what I call an awesome Rick concert and he hadn’t even taken the stage. My apprehension turned into, “I’m loving this place!”

Usually at a Rick show when the intro music begins you have everyone on their feet in anticipation of Rick’s grand entrance on stage. We discussed if we should stand since no one else was in our area, but decided to go for it hoping security would not tell us to sit down. When WKRR began, everyone was finally on their feet to our delight since I can’t do a Rick show sitting down! The first couple songs were his usual set list until he said he didn’t write the next song, but he really liked the guy who did, which turned out to be Jet. He really rocked it.

He talked about the cruise, stating that it was going to Jamaica and also Cuba where they would buy cigars, hope he was joking! He mentioned his guest list and that his Mum might be joining the cruise. Love it when he talks like his Mum saying “Richard, don’t be so rude”.

At one point Rick tossed his guitar up in the air and then tossed it to George N, hitting him in the feet. Poor George takes a lot of abuse from Rick’s guitars. Rick commented on the cool lights on the tables in the VIP section and asked if they were there to scare away the aliens. He asked if those were the expensive seats and said “let’s hear it for the cheap seats”, the crowd cheered.

Gloria (dirty version) was next on the list. Rick did his usual spiel asking women to hold up their right hand. I decided I wasn’t going to do it and he immediately noticed me and told me to raise my hand, which I did and then put it back down. He told me I had to keep it up, so I raised both hands, he got a kick out of my refusal to follow instructions.

When it was time for DTTS, he went to the side of the stage and sat down on one of the speakers. Rick talked about how ugly he was at 15 and how he found out about girls liking guys who sing. He tried to get two of the security guys to sing, but neither one would cooperate. Since they refused, he said he needed a “real man” to sing, I started pointing to my husband. Rick came over to us and got up on the table, and asked my husband what his name was. He told him it was Mike, Rick replied that was his brother’s name. He did the usual encouragement he does when he wants a man to sing. Mike sang DTTS to the crowd’s applause. Rick then turned to me and asked if Mike was my husband, which I replied, “Yes”. Rick then asked me a question that I can’t repeat here and could not answer at that moment in front of a 1,000 people. My reply was a look at Mike and I just shrugged my shoulders! Rick can be a little rude as his Mum says; now I wish I could have answered in Rick’s Mum’s voice about being rude! I later asked Mike what was going through his mind at the moment Rick asked him to sing, he said he was hoping he could remember the words to the song! He said he wasn’t as experienced as me singing DTTS. I thought that was so funny
he was thinking that.

Rick moved down the table to one of my tablemates. He wanted Tracy to sing DTTS, but instead she said it was her birthday, he asked her how old she was and according to her answer, he said he probably dated her Mom. He proceeded into the crowd asking quite a few other men to sing and he proceeded back on stage with a young girl named Molly. Rick and Molly danced on stage, which is always fun to see Rick dance. Molly did a great job on stage singing DTTS.

When Jessie’s Girl time came, security started to allow the crowd from other areas to go to the front of the stage. You could really feel the energy surging. The encore ended with a shirtless Rick signing Wasted and Kristina. You know you’ve been “Rick-tified” when you hate to see the night end and wanting more.

Set List:
Who Killed Rock ‘N Roll
I’ve Done Everything For You
Affair of the Heart
Living in Oz
What’s Victoria’s Secret
I Get Excited
Venus in Overdrive
I’ll Miss That Someday
Love Is Alright Tonight
Don’t Talk To Strangers
Love Somebody
Human Touch
Jessie’s Girl