The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, commemorated the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala held on February 20, 2020 at the Avalon Hollywood. Hosted Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show, SiriusXM Trunk Nation), the organization recognized honorees in eight categories—each named after songs written by Ronnie James Dio–who have played a role in either Dio’s legacy or that of the charity. Live entertainment was provided by Ronnie James Dio’s live band Dio, featuring vocalists Tim “Ripper” Owens and Oni Logan, and band members Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Scott Warren and Bjorn Englen, and highlighted by the vocals and visuals of Ronnie James Dio. Los Angeles comedian Brian Posehn, in addition, his comedic duties, performed a song from his upcoming GRANDPA METAL album accompanied by Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), while local rockers Sadie & the Tribe opened the festivities with their set. Check out these EXCLUSIVE photos by Tyler Kanode of Brilliant Reverie Photography. Continue reading
Ronnie James Dio, legendary metal frontman continues to impact fans and artists after passing away in 2010. For the 8th year in a row, Bowl For Ronnie supports Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, which will once again host a charity event and red carpet on October 6, 2017, at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Continue reading
Underground 90s metal leaders Kilgore reunited last weekend for their first show in several years in their hometown of Providence, RI at The Met. They were joined other prominent bands from the scene reuniting: Times Expired, the much respected Shed, and State of Corruption. Coming together for a tribute show for late Providence area studio owner and producer Joe Moody, Kilgore played a set of favorites from their two albums Blue Collar Solitude and A Search For Reason. You can watch fan-filmed footage of two songs, ‘Steamroller’ and ‘A Lullaby For Your Casket’ below:
Three of the bands’ original members Jay Berndt, Brian McKenzie, and Bill Southerland were joined by late era bassist Marty O’Brien (Tommy Lee, Lita Ford) for the show. The band sold new merch including a remastered and expanded version of their demo Die Cast, that was originally produced by Joe Moody. Kilgore, also known as Kilgore Smudge, rose to prominence from the norther east on a fusion of classic metal sounds like Black Sabbath and Clutch, and hardcore. They played Ozzfest in 1998 toured heavily for years touring with Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Clutch, Fear Factory, Biohazard, Sublime, and Spineshank. Vocalist Jay Berndt has a new band called Bloodriders and also has released outlaw country and folk/Blues/Americana, and rock solo albums.
Guitarist Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind, etc) is releasing his new solo album Brand New Revolution in the US on July 24, 2015 via Dismanic/eOne Music. The album was produced by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour) and mixed by Mike Fraser (Metallica, AC/DC). Joining Gus in the studio were drummer Jo Nunez (Firewind) and bassist Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford, ex-Methods Of Mayhem, etc).
01: The Quest
02: Brand New Revolution (feat. Jacob Bunton)
03: Burn (feat. Jacob Bunton)
04: We Are One (feat. Jacob Bunton)
05: What Lies Below (feat. Elize Ryd)
06: Behind Those Eyes (feat. Jacob Bunton)
07: Gone To Stay (feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
08: One More Try (feat. Jacob Bunton)
09: Come Hell Or High Water (feat. Mats Levén)
10: If It Ends Today (feat. Mats Levén)
11: Generation G (feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
12: The Demon Inside (feat. Mats Levén)
He has upcoming live dates confirmed which are posted below.
Jun 09: Substage (with Hellyeah)– Karlsruhe (DE)
Jun 10: Logo (with Hellyeah)– Hamburg (DE)
Jun 11: Tivoli De HELLING (with Hellyeah) – Utrecht (NL)
Jul 10: Masters of Rock Festival – Vizovice (CZ)
Jul 12: Naturact Festival – Drama (GR)
Jul 14: Rockin Arta 2015 – Arta (GR)
Jul 18: Chania Rock Festival – Canea (GR)
Jul 22: Ardas Festival – Kastanies (GR)
Jul 24: Colorado Club – Rhodes (GR)
Jul 29: Fezen Festival – Székesfehérvár (HU)
Sep 19: Customer Festival – Alicante (ES)
New York based (via Vienna and London) artist Rob Decoup will be releasing his debut album Rays of Sun, out March 31, 2015. The album was produced by Mike Plotnikoff (Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Skillet, We As Human, Rascal Flatts, Halestorm).
Stream the music video for “Roll” below.
Decoup’s upcoming album encompasses a slew of songs that’ll capture the hearts and minds of rock and rollers. To compliment this colorful arrangeme nt of storytelling, Decoup assembled a sturdy cast of players to realize the rhythm and urgency of his songs. “Eric Friedman from Creed is on guitar, Marty O’Brien from Lita Ford’s band plays bass, Phil X who replaced Richie Sambora as touring guitarist for Bon Jovi lays down some nice leads and Dan Welby did the basic drum tracks.” says Decoup
The 3rd Annual Rock Against MS Benefit Show will be held once again at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The 3rd Annual brings back Rock’s elite artists in support of longtime friend and publicist, Nancy B. Sayle. This rock-fueled concert is to help raise awareness and funding for Sayle and the new foundation benefiting those living with MS.
The list of participating artists for the show include:
STEVE STEVENS (BILLY IDOL), STEVEN ADLER (GnR), BLASKO (OZZY), STEPHEN PERKINS (JANE’S ADDICTION), WAYNE KRAMER (MC5), MIKE WATT (STOOGES/FIREHOSE) GILBY CLARKE (GnR), BILLY MORRISON (BILLY IDOL), JEFF PILSON (FOREIGNER/DOKKEN), GRETCHEN BONADUCE, PHIL X (BON JOVI), PHIL BUCKMAN (FILTER), MARTY O’ BRIEN (LITA FORD), ERIK ELDENIUS (BILLY IDOL), JOE RETTA (THE SWEET), JOHNNY GRIPARIC (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT/WALTER TROUT), MATT STARR (ACE FREHLEY), ROBERT SARZO (HURRICANE/QUEENSRYCHE), JOEY ALLEN (WARRANT), CHAS WEST (BONHAM), & MORE!!
In its finishing stages, the ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION will provide services from a three (3) grant resource system, which will provide daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while assisting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live independent and full lives. Additionally, a brick and mortar facility we will call THE ROCK HOUSE is in the planning stages, and will provide free of charge, multiple programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.
• GENERAL ADMISSION – $35
• FLOOR – W/ PRE-SHOW MEET & GREET AT 6PM – $100
• BALCONY – VIP MEET & GREET – $150
• VIP – RESERVED BOOTH FOR 4 PPL W/ MEET & GREET – $500
• VIP – RESERVED BOOTH FOR 8 PPL W/ MEET & GREET – $1,000
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Decoup’s music comes from the surrealistic imagery of dreams weaved around his thoughts of the moral-sociological-political triumphs & struggles of his time. “When I turned 15 I got an electric guitar, but my folks didn’t know it needed an amp, so for a while I simply trained my ear and manipulated the sound with no amp!” – says Decoup. It’s all about invention and evolution—from his days of no-amp’d guitars to his now fully evolved razor-sharp sounds, adapting to survive is his key instinct. He holds a PhD in Political Science, which means he’s a natural communicator between cultures, between citizens of the world and those in power; Rob isn’t on a mission to make your body simply dance, he aspires to be a positive influence by shaping the world around him through music.
To compliment this colorful arrangement of storytelling on his upcoming debut album Rays of Sun, Decoup enlisted veteran producer Mike Plotnikoff (Aerosmith, Buckcherry) and assembled a sturdy cast of players to realize the rhythm of his songs. “Eric Friedman from Creed is on guitar, Marty O’Brien from Lita Ford’s band plays bass, Phil X who replaced Richie Sambora as touring guitarist for Bon Jovi lays down some nice leads and Dan Welby did the basic drum tracks.” says Decoup.