M3 Rock Festival
Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
July 2 – 4, 2021
Coverage: Joe Schaeffer
M3: Day 3
The final day and another eight bands were scheduled to close out the three–day July 4th weekend at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Little Caesar got the afternoon rolling with a set including their hit “Chain of Fools”.
Pretty Boy Floyd celebrated 30 years of “Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz” with a heavy dose of the album.
Faster Pussycat gave the fans a perfect amount of sleaze with their new single “NOLA” and closing out their set with “Babylon”.
Riley’s LA Guns were followed by the Queen of Metal Lita Ford. “Close My Eyes Forever” is always a crowd favorite and guitarist Patrick Kennison adds his excellent vocal work on the Ozzy Osbourne sung lyrics.
As the afternoon turned into evening Great White took the stage and rolled through all their hits. “Rock Me” is always a crowd favorite.
Warrant followed by performing the entire “Cherry Pie” album (in celebration of it’s 31st Anniversary (Covid killed the 30th one), followed by a few other selections.
The evening and festival ended with an always amazing set by Night Ranger. Who else could end a 4th of July celebration than the band that gave us “You Can Still Rock in America”.
Shortly before their set Eddie Trunk announced that M3 will return in 2022 to a delighted crowd. With the pandemic hopefully behind us, it was a great site to see so many happy people back to rocking out.
Ron Young – vocals
Loren Molinare – guitar
Mark Tremalgia – guitar
Pharoah Barrett – bass
Tom Morris – drums
Pretty Boy Floyd
Steve “Sex” Summers – vocals
Eric Griffin – guitar
Ashes – bass
Nick Mason – drums
Taime Downe – lead vocals, guitar, programming, harmonica
Xristian Simon – guitar
Sam “Bam” Koltun – guitar
Danny Nordahl – bass
Chad Stewart – drums, percussion
Riley’s LA Guns
Kelly Nickels – bass, backing vocals
Steve Riley – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Scott Griffin – lead guitar, backing vocals
Kurt Frohlich – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Lita Ford – lead vocals, guitar
Patrick Kennison – guitar, backing vocals
Marty O’Brien– bass, backing vocals
Bob Rock – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Mitch Malloy – lead vocal
Mark Kendall – lead guitar, percussion, backing vocals
Michael Lardie – rhythm guitar, keyboards
Scott Snyder – bass guitar, backing vocals
Audie Desbrow – drums
Robert Mason – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Erik Turner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Joey Allen – lead guitar, backing vocals
Robbie Crane – bass, backing vocals
Steven Sweet – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Brad Gillis – lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Jack Blades – bass, lead and backing vocals, rhythm and acoustic guitars
Eric Levy – keyboards, synthesizers, piano, backing vocals
Keri Kelli – lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Kelly Keagy – drums, percussion, lead and backing vocals
M3: Day 1 Coverage
M3: Day 2 Coverage