If, like me, you’re a hardcore rock fan but not into nature (all those bugs) or Chiba Prefecture, there’s not much to love in the two big festivals. Besides, who has the time to sort through 800 guitar bands that all sound the same when all you really want to hear is the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Aerosmith (admit it).

News photoLenny Kravitz

Thing is, you can get both at Rock Odyssey, July 24-25, and in one place, Yokohama Stadium. Udo Artists designed their summer festival for people like me, who think too much choice is actually fascist, and making people walk from one stage to the other all day long is cruel and unusual. Just give me lots of beer, lots of loud guitars, and a place to park my butt (once in a while), and I’m a happy puppy albeit a happy puppy who loves to RAWK!

In addition to Aerosmith and the Chili Peppers, you get Lenny Kravitz finally making it to Japan after canceling two tours last year; Josh Todd, the demon tattoo freak from Buckcherry making his solo debut in Nippon; killer new hard-rock quartet Trapt; and, of course, The Who making their first live appearance ever on these shores. Don’t get fooled again stick to what you know is good!

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