Night Ranger's Jack Blades
-- who's also part of the all-star Damn Yankees
and the new "supergroup" Revolution Saints
-- has lived for the last several years in Washington State, on an island about 30 minutes north of Seattle.
And with the city's Seahawks playing for the National Football League championship in Sunday's (February 1) Super Bowl, Blades says there's been on escaping Seahawks fever during the past couple of weeks: "It's, like, nuts. Everywhere I go everything is like 12! 12! this and that. Everyone is wearing blue. Every frickin', like, coffeehouse and barista's got, like, football black painted under his thing but it's blue and it's got 12 written underneath his eyes. It's just insane...I feel like I'm living in Boston or something."
Actually, no, Jack, because the Seahawks are playing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, so you're living in the anti-Boston.
The Seahawks, by the way, promote the crowds at their games as the 12th man, making "12" an iconic image around the city. Night Ranger played its first shows of 2015 last weekend and will be touring throughout the year, while Revolution Saints, which also features Journey
drummer Deen Costronovo
and former Whitesnake
guitarist Doug Aldrich
, just released its self-titled debut album and hopes to tour later this year.