My guest on this episode of Talkin’ Rock is Blue Oyster Cult’s Eric Bloom. This is the first time we’ve talked and I found him to be very easy to speak with.
For those of you in the southeast Michigan area, B.O.C is playing the Royal Oak Music Theater on February 25th. Eric is looking forward to the show, but he seemed happier to be coming to Detroit for a slice or two of Detroit-style pizza. LOL
I asked Eric to recall something about the famed “Black and Blue” tour with Black Sabbath in the early 80s. He fondly spoke about the tour, playing Madison Square Garden, and more.
We also talked about the cultural impact that the band had. From the “Cowbell” scene on SNL, to use in horror movies. He spoke to not being aware of the use of “Don’t Fear The Reaper” in the original Halloween movie. Speaking of movies, yes, Eric is a Godzilla fan! “Buck wrote the song, but we used to make Godzilla jokes in the band house.”
He also told me about some new live vinyl albums that are dropping this year. They recorded some special shows last year and they’re dropping them throughout the year. He also let the cat out of the bag that they’re going to be releasing some unheard B.O.C before the summertime. This is going to have to satisfy the diehard fans because he doesn’t see them making any new music anytime soon.
A few weeks back while talking to David Ellefson, he brought up GHOST and said they reminded him of Blue Oyster Cult. Eric doesn’t see it “I don’t sorta get it, but other people might think so.”
We also talked about Metallica, his video game addiction, Spinal Tap, and more.
Fun conversation with Eric on Talkin’ Rock!