Night 1 of KROQ’s 21st Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas was full of surprises. Sort of like finding [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mike Ness[/lastfm] of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Social Distortion[/lastfm] up onstage watching [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bad Religion[/lastfm] perform.
You could navigate through the site to discover all the awesome stuff that went on during the show, or you could just let us tell you, since we were there and all.
- Before the show even started Sublime’s Rome was already greeting people with Christmas cheer.
- KROQ.com’s very own Blackout catches the My Chemical Romance’s sound check.
- Get a look at the backstage mayhem and check out our digital coverage from deep within the dungeon of the Gibson Amphitheater.
- A Day To Remember started things off right by hitting the stage with new music to share.
- Switchfoot talks with Kevin & Bean before rockin’ a sweet cover of the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beastie Boys[/lastfm]‘ “Sabotage.”
- Anberlin dished details about their new album and then give a hell of a performance on stage.
- The Dirty Heads got Rome up on stage to help bring the Christmas spirit, which is just as fun as you think it would be.
- Cake told Kevin & Bean about life on the road and their new album before getting on stage to do an awesome cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.”
- Kevin & Bean asked if Bad Religion planned to cover Fear’s “F**k Christmas” before going on stage where Social Distortion’s Mike Ness watched their set.
- The guys from Jimmy Eat World played nice with Stryker after killing it onstage with their cover of Wham’s “Last Christmas.”
- One of the shows true highlights was having My Chemical Romance blow everyone away when they took the stage.
- Nicole Alvarez gets cozy with Social Distortion’s Mike Ness before he joined the rest of his band and rocked Night 1 with old school, OC punk rock.
- Stryker asked Billy Corgan why he’s so cute before Billy joined the rest of Smashing Pumpkins to close out the show on Night 1 of ACX 2010.
Make sure to check back here starting at 5pm, for more coverage of Night 2 of ACX 2010.