I hope this update finds you well. We are pulling together all the pieces to create a final cut of the picture. We need a couple more elements, then... Read more
Update #25 Let's finish this movie
My name is Thomas Raboin. I met Waddy in 2008 to make his movie; this movie. I have been it's guardian ever since.
While Gary Simson is no longer associated... Read more
RIck Rosas memorial video
Again, I want to express my condolences to the friends and family of Rick Rosas. I got to know Rick well and he very graciously granted me several... Read more
I'm very sad to report that Rick Rosas, Waddy Wachtel's longtime friend and bandmate, passed away today. Our condolences to his family and friends.
I apologize for not... Read more
Waddy doc update
Hi friends and supporters,
I've been hunkered down with my editor to finish the rough cut of the film. We have 56 minutes of the film edited and now... Read more
Waddy Wachtel band mate album re-release
I just wanted to give you all a heads-up that Keith Allison, a member of the Waddy Wachtel band since its formation, has announced that his 1967 solo... Read more
I just wanted to give everyone a status report. While I am continuing to look for a home for our documentary (and investors to help cover the completion... Read more
Kickstarter story in the news
Just a quick note that there was a story that broke yesterday that Kickstarter was hacked into (the announcement came from the company president). I've changed the pw... Read more
King of the Sidemen update
I just wanted to give you all a status report on the progress of “King of the Sidemen.” I know many of you have probably seen the great,... Read more
Waddy and Warren Zevon segment w/ Everly Brothers section
As promised, here is the original restored vimeo link to the "Brothers" segment which will be in the documentary. It includes Waddy's poignant story about auditioning for... Read more
Music Legend Phil Everly passed today
I have some sad news to report.Phil Everly, of the Everly Brothers, passed away this evening in a Burbank, CA hospital.Phil will forever be linked with my film’s... Read more
Interview update for KOTS documentary
I just wanted to give you an update on the continuing filming we are doing for the KOTS documentary which celebrates the brilliant contributions of all those session... Read more
A successful video shoot on Nov. 16, 2013 at the Joint
I want to give you all an update on our video shoot of Waddy’s band on Saturday November 16th at the Joint.But first off, I would like to... Read more
One correction for Saturday's show
It was brought to my attention that I left out one of the musicians. We're extremely glad to have the entire group in attendance: Waddy, Bernard, Brett, Blondie,... Read more
Film shoot update for this weekend
I just wanted to let those of you who will be at the Waddy Wachtel band show at the Joint this Saturday night, November 16th, that we’ll be... Read more
Shooting at the Joint rescheduled for November
I just wanted to let those of you who will be at the Waddy Wachtel band show at the Joint this evening that due to unforeseen circumstances we... Read more
A note about my last update
One of the great parts about working on this project is I have a friend who checks my updates for typos. And that friend is Waddy himself. Please excuse the... Read more
Thanks again so much for your support to help us move forward to make this film. We started with a seed of an idea six-and-a-half years ago and... Read more
We are FUNDED!
Dear fellow filmmakers:
YOU DID IT!
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for bringing the love (and the money!) in support of King of... Read more
Only one week left!
Thanks so much for all your generous donations. Just wanted you to know that Waddy's friends are really stepping up to help us make our goal. Paul Shaffer,... Read more
ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT!
Dear friends and fans of King of the Sidemen,
With only two weeks to go, we want to express our gratitude to all of you who have made pledges... Read more
10 Days in...
First of all, we want to express our gratitude for the outpouring of support for our project (and yours, because you are part of it too!)
Thank you! We would... Read more