Mar 2006 25

Well, here we go again! It’s March 1st and I am sitting here on an airplane on my way to Fredericton, N.B. Canada. I am really excited to get back out with the guys. We are rested and ready to tour in support of our newly released live DVD/CD “Home”. Highlights for this month will include: a full-band photo shoot on the 7th of March, and a two week tour of South Africa opening for Metallica on the 15th-26th. I will be sure to make another post sometime this month. Let the mayhem begin! -Ryan

Mar 2006 26

Hey everyone! Thought I’d tap out a short blog as I sit on the runway in Atlanta waiting for departure to South Africa. This will be my first trans-Atlantic flight and it’s almost 18 hours long! I don’t know what I’ll do with all that time…maybe catch up on much needed sleep and some reading. I may need the rest as we are opening 3 stadium shows for Metallica! I’ll try to post at some point during our time over there.

Since my last post, we had an amazing full-band photo shoot (which will be featured on very soon!) as well as a very exciting run to New York City that included another charity-based acoustic show for designer Kenneth Cole, and an appearance at a party hosted by designer Marc Jacobs for Blondie’s induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. What a trip it was to mingle with the likes of Debbie Harry, Steve Stevens, and to glance across the room and to see our singer Ed engaged in a conversation with Moby! How surreal!

Thanks so much to everyone who wrote emails and who made signs/cards wishing me a happy birthday. That really does mean a lot to me. Until next time…

Mar 2006 27

The official press release for our stadium tour with Metallica in South Africa. The COCA-COLA COLAB MASSIVE MIX.

Mar 2006 28

The cover of this week’s edition of “OK Magazine”. which features a photo of Collective Soul (on page 94) hanging out at a party hosted by designer Marc Jacobs for Blondie’s induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…This magazine is a weekly publication and is currently on newsstands across the world. Stay tuned for more photos and info regarding this release.