New York Hardcore Legend Rob “Bobeats “ Vitale of Black Train Jack Has Died


 

Sad news to report as Rob “Bobeats” Vitale has died, apparently from COVID-19, according to posts from friends. Rob was best known as the co-founder and lead singer of NYHC band Black Train Jack, and later Nine Lives. Condolences and tributes have been pouring in from all over the Hardcore and greater Punk world. Born from the members of another classic band, Token Entry, Black Train Jack had two major albums on Roadrunner Records in the early 1990s with 1993’s No Heroes and 1994’s You’re Not Alone. BTJ was innovative and inspired many by blending old-school NYHC sounds with a brilliant melodic sensibility (vocals, vocal harmonies, and guitars) that had a huge influence on the 90s pop-punk that followed. We send our sympathies out to Rob’s family, many friends, and countless fans at this time. Continue reading


Watch The Trailer for “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne”


A&E Network’s relaunch of their Emmy Award-winning flagship show Biography continues with the new Ozzy Osbourne documentary Biography: The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne, a two-hour documentary about the life and times of the Heavy Metal icon. It will premiere on Labor Day (Monday, September 7) at 9:00 PM (ET/PT). Watch the trailer right here!

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