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Two Tons of Steel go Vegas (Jul 2005)
What's in a name? Apparently quite a bit to the existing members of Buddy Holly's band, The Crickets. So when a five-piece San Antonio band with thematic ties to the sound that Holly pioneered called themselves the Dead Crickets and built up a strong regional following, it created a problem. Crickets (live, not dead) drummer Jerry Allison requested the band change its moniker. Kevin Geil, the lead singer for this San Antonio band, found inspiration for a new name in his driveway, a 1956 Cadillac. So after a six-year run as the Dead Crickets, the band became Two Tons of Steel in 1997.... more