(by The Times-Picayune)
CHRIS PIZZELLO / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The rock band Kiss poses backstage after performing during the American Idol finale in Los Angeles this year.
From 1997 through 2002, Widespread Panic performed multiple nights at the Lakefront Arena at Halloween. After a six-year absence, the band returned for two nights in 2008. This year, Panic will be part of the 11th Voodoo Experience.
"Kiss playing is huge," said Rehage, who noted that he dressed as a band member for Mardi Gras when he was about 12. "Eminem is not touring -- not playing any other shows is what we've been told, so that's pretty massive, and the original Jane's Addiction -- that's great stuff."
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