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ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

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ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

“A PARANORMAL EVENING WITH ALICE COOPER” TOUR LAUNCHES MARCH 1

UNIVERSALLY PRAISED NEW ALBUM PARANORMAL OUT NOW

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Alice Cooper has announced his early 2018 tour plans. The legendary rocker will hit the road for a North American trek, dubbed “A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper.” The tour kicks off on March 1 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and runs through March 29 in Indianapolis.

Further information about all Alice Cooper tour dates is here.

Cooper released Paranormal, his first album in six years and 27th overall, via earMUSIC in August. Paranormal features special guests like U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., who plays on 9 of the 12 new songs; Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members.

ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:
3/1/18 — Windsor, ON —The Colosseum at Caesar’s*
3/2/18 — Rama, ON — Casino Rama+
3/4/18 — Baltimore, MD — The Lyric Theatre*
3/5/18 — Englewood, NJ — Bergen Performing Arts Center*
3/6/18 — Boston, MA — Boch Center Wang Theatre*
3/8/18 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena*
3/9/18 — Morristown, NJ — Mayo Performing Arts Center*
3/10/18 — Wilkes-Barre, PA — FM Kirby Center*
3/13/18 — Moline, IL — TaxSlayer Center*
3/14/18 — Madison, WI — Orpheum Theater*
3/15/18 — South Bend, IN — Morris Performing Arts Center#
3/17/18 — Cherokee, NC — Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center*
3/18/18 — Jacksonville, FL — Florida Theatre*
3/20/18 — Melbourne, FL — King Center*
3/21/18 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Broward Center for The Performing Arts*
3/23/18 — Clearwater, FL — Ruth Eckerd Hall*
3/24/18 — Orlando, FL — Hard Rock Live*
3/26/18 — Greenville, SC — Bon Secours Wellness Arena*
3/28/18 — Louisville, KY — Palace Theatre*
3/29/18 — Indianapolis, IN — Murat Theatre*
*On Sale 10/13
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#On Sale 11/17
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Falling Through April debut empowering new song and video, “Desperate Measures”

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Charlotte, NC alt-rockers Falling Through April are premiering their dramatic new video for the song, “Desperate Measures.”

“Desperate Measures” is the first single from the band’s new album “Zodiac”, which will be released in January 2018. FTA are currently in the process of booking their tour and more dates will be announced soon. In the meantime, be sure to catch them in Charlotte at one of the dates below.

Tour dates:
10/08 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
12/03 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone

Falling Through April is:
Mikaela Salazar – Lead Vocals
Dan Candia – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Jim Siani – Guitar
Dave Piontek – Bass/Vocals
Taylor Foster – Drums/Percussion

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Official Website: http://www.fallingthroughapril.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FallingThroughApril
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bandfta
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fallingthroughaprilofficial

DEEP PURPLE + ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “THE SURPISING”

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SONG IS TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM INFINITE
PREMIERE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “THE SURPRISING”

BAND TO RELEASE 3-VINYL THE INFINITE LIVE RECORDINGS, VOL. 1 AND FIRST EVER MOVIE DOCUMENTARY BLU-RAY RELEASE.

Deep Purple are setting sail into new waters with their first-ever animated video.

The official video for “The Surprising,” one of the fan favorite tracks from the internationally successful album inFinite, takes the viewer on a journey through the magical 50-year history of the band. With high attention to detail, the animated masterpiece follows the five heroes of our story – Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey, and Steve Morse – through a stormy ship cruise full of allusions and sees them riding off into the sunset.

Watch the video, which premiered via Ultimate Classic Rock, here.

The video was directed and illustrated by Matt Rooke, alongside director Peter Rogers, who also produced the video together with Craig Hooper and Collin Games, known from the Deep Purple movie documentary From Here to inFinite.

Deep Purple and earMUSIC also announce the release of the 97-minute documentary From Here to inFinite, which is due out in November 2017. It shows the history and origin of inFinite and provides a deep insight into the workings of the band for the first time on Blu-ray!

The Blu-ray further includes two hours of bonus material, including music videos such as “The Surprising,” three previously unreleased live videos (“Time for Bedlam,” “Birds of Prey,” and “Smoke on the Water”), all filmed and recorded at Hellfest 2017, as well as in-depth behind the scenes footage, movie documentary outtakes, interviews, and an audio commentary by Deep Purple themselves — all previously unreleased.

In conjunction with the release of the Blu-ray, Deep Purple and earMUSIC are also releasing The infinite Live Recorings, Pt. 1 on a special 3-disc vinyl LP, produced by Bob Ezrin. This was recorded at Hellfest 2017, the biggest metal festival in France and contains a brand new previously unreleased 80min live performance.

TRACK LIST FROM HERE TO INFINITE (Blu-ray)
The Movie — From Here to inFinite (97 min.)

Bonus (132 min.)
Audio commentary by Deep Purple
Live At Hellfest 2017
1. Time for Bedlam
2. Birds of Prey
3. Smoke on the Water

Outtakes From Here to inFinite
1. Full Interview with Joe Satriani
2. Corky – The Recording Engineer

Official Music Videos
1. The Surprising
2. Johnny’s Band
3. Johnny’s Band Documentary
4. All I Got Is You

About inFinite – Interviews
1. About the Album
2. Beyond the Album
3. Track by track
4. Rapid Fire interview
5. Behind the Scenes photoshoot

TRACK LISTING FOR THE INFINITE LIVE RECORDINGS, VOL. 1 (3LP)
Side A
1. Time for Bedlam
2. Fireball
3. Bloodsucker

Side B
1. Strange Kind of Woman
2. Uncommon Man

Side C
1. The Surprising
2. Lazy

Side D
1. Birds Of Prey
2. Hell To Pay
3. Key Solo

Side E
1. Perfect Strangers
2. Space Truckin’
3. Smoke On The Water

Side F
1. Hush
2. Black Night

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Alter Bridge “THE LAST HERO TOUR”

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Avenged Sevenfold Announce 2018 North American Tour

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We’re excited to announce the first round of dates for The Stage World Tour in North America with special guests Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine.

The Stage World Tour 2018 – North America

1/12 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena ***General on-sale 12PM local
1/14 Grand Rapids, MI – The Van Andel Arena *Deathbat Nation pre-sale 10/4 12PM local, ***General on-sale 1PM local
1/16 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
1/17 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center ***General on-sale 12PM local
1/24 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center ***General on-sale 11AM local
1/25 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
1/27 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sandford Premier Center
1/31 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum **TM/Local pre-sale 10/12, ***General on-sale 10/13. Both 10AM local
2/02 North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Center
2/03 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
2/06 Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
2/08 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
2/09 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
2/11 Fargo, ND – Fargodome

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEBUTS “ROOM OF NIGHTMARES” SINGLE / MUSIC VIDEO

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ALL NEW LP GRIMMEST HITS DUE JANUARY 19, 2018

October 2, 2017 — Black Label Society have debuted their brand new music video for the first single from Grimmest Hits titled “Room Of Nightmares” which debuted first on SIRIUSXM Octane last week, directed by long time collaborator Justin Reich.

Black Label Society will release their tenth full length titled Grimmest Hits on January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne). The new effort will be the highly anticipated follow up to Billboard Top 5 charting titles Catacombs of the Black Vatican (2014) and Order of the Black (2010). In-between then and now, Zakk Wylde released Book of Shadows II, the long awaited follow up from his 1996 solo debut of the same name, which debuted at #18 on the
Billboard Top 200 Chart.

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2. Seasons Of Falter
3. The Betrayal
4. All That Once Shined
5. The Only Words
6. Room Of Nightmares
7. A Love Unreal
8. Disbelief
9. The Day That Heaven Had Gone Away
10. Illusions Of Peace
11. Bury Your Sorrow
12. Nothing Left To Say

Wylde, now reunited with Ozzy Osbourne after an eight year break, has played a handful of dates with whom he refers to as “the boss,” with no signs of slowing down. The reunion kicked off over the summer with a highlighted performance at CHICAGO OPEN AIR with high profile festivals like LOUDER THAN LIFE and OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST on deck to close out the year.

One part invading horde and all parts traveling carnival party, Black Label Societytraverses the world powered by caffeine and cacophony. BLS engages and inspires audiences everywhere they go, on every radio dial they burn, inviting all comers to join in and participate in their brotherhood and sisterhood of hard rock and vigor.

Now ten studio albums deep, with solo records, Ozzy shows, and Zakk Sabbath tours all kicking ass simultaneously, Black Label Society rides ever forward, fist held high.

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Zakk Wylde – Vocals/Guitar / John DeServio – Bass / Dario Lorina – Guitar / Jeff Fabb – Drums
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JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT TEAM UP W/ HINDER FOR FALL CO-HEADLINING TOUR

JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT TEAM UP W/ HINDER FOR FALL CO-HEADLINING TOUR

DIRECT SUPPORT FROM WAYLAND & ADELITAS WAY

NEW ALBUM ‘YEAR OF THE TIGER’ IS OUT NOW!

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In celebration of last week’s release of their debut album, Year of the Tiger, JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT have announced their first U.S tour, which will see the group going out on a co-headlining run with Hinder. Support on all dates will be provided by Wayland, with Adelitas Way joining the tour on November 4th. The tour begins on October 21st in El Paso, TX and concludes on December 3rd with a headlining show in Hermosa Beach, CA.

SH TODD & THE CONFLICT – Tour Dates w/ Hinder, Adelitas Way & Wayland

Thursday, October 19th – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House**
Saturday, October 21st – El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock*
Sunday, October 22nd – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live*
Tuesday, October 24th – Omaha, NE @ Bourbon Saloon*
Thursday, October 26th – Racine, WI @ Route 20*
Friday, October 27th – West Dundee, IL @ The Rakas*
Saturday, October 28th – Watseka, IL @ Watseka Theatre*
Tuesday, October 31st – Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay, WI*
Thursday, November 2nd – Detroit, MI @ Harpos*
Friday, November 3rd – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa*
Saturday, November 4th – Johnson City, TN @ Capones
Monday, November 6th – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Thursday, November 9th – Savannah, GA @ Stage on the Bay
Friday, November 10th – Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim
Saturday, November 11th – Murrels Inlet, SC @ @ Beaver Bar
Tuesday, November 14th – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Wednesday, November 15th – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Music Hall
Friday, November 17th – Providence, RI @ The Strand
Sunday, November 19th – New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
Wednesday, November 22nd – Lake Dealton, WI @ The Reef
Friday, November 24th – Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Saturday, November 25th – Clearlake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
Sunday, November 26th – Fargo, ND @ Fargo Theatre
Tuesday, November 28th – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Wednesday, November 29th – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep #
Thursday, November 30th – Grand Junction, CO @ Summit Music Hall #
Sunday, December 3rd – Hermosa Beach, CA @ St. Rock ##

* – No Adelitas Way
** – Josh Todd & The Conflict ONLY
# – Josh Todd & The Conflict, Adelitas Way & Wayland (No Hinder)
## – Josh Todd & The Conflict headlining with Wayland

VIP packages for these tour dates will be announced through the band’s socials later this week.
JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT Online:
Official Website: www.joshtodd.com
Facebook: facebook.com/joshtoddandtheconflict

Switchfoot and Livehouse at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles 9/9

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Let’s start off by saying that watching Switchfoot perform at the Greek Theatre is a complete unique experience all on its own, for this show specifically they closed the Pit off and had the  fans seated as close as possible to the stage.

If you have never been to the Greek Theatre by the Griffith Park, then you are missing out an amazing intimate event/show with any band/show you have the chance to attend. In this situation, no matter where you sit, the screens are on the sides and in front so that everyone can see. The sound engineering is loud and even on all sides, which makes everything feel like you’re closer than you really are. When you take a moment to look around, you find yourself feeling poetic as the sun (if it’s day), or moon and stars are clearly above you.

Which brings me to this- If you’re a fan of the 90’s like myself, than this event alone was a must. Two amazing alternative bands from the 90’s touring together Switchfoot and Lifehouse.

A few highlights from Sept 9

 

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When Switchfoot came out, the crowd went wild; frontman Jon Foreman thanked the people for coming, but more importantly wanted everyone to thank the Los Angeles Fire Department  for helping us with the fire that happened  in Aug 30- Sept2 (Las Tunas Canyon all the way through Burbank).

One of my favorite songs “Live it Well,” was performed, but not before giving out a message to everyone that life is too short to not live it well. Jon then asked everyone to put their arms on the strangers next to them and to sway together. As they began to play the song,  we all began to look at each other from above the seats to the lowest, all I saw was smiles and how peaceful everyone seemed.

Jon Forman takes a moment to tell everyone that his newsfeeds have been negative recently on social media, and it was important for everyone to know that his music was to give hope. He imagined the maker up above with tears in his eyes shaking his head. With that being said, he asked everyone to turn their light on from their phones and to raise them up to the sky as they were to perform  a love song. “I Won’t Let You Go.”

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For their next song, they brought out Jason Wade from Lifehouse to sing along to their last song “Dare You to Move.” Everyone was heard singing along, and screaming in excitement. This was such an amazing show, and will most likely be talked about for times to come. It’s amazing how much heart and passion can be seen as they play live.

They ended their show thanking everyone that donated to SHINE LIKE GOLD, and to keep spreading the word as donations are for Houston to all those who were affected by  Hurricane Harvey.

If you or anyone would like to also donate or simply share the information here is the info click on link!

https://www.fh.org/switchfoothouston/?utm_source=A17IWA7YA1&utm_campaign=relief&utm_medium=link&source=A17IWA7YA1

To close the night, out finally came, Lifehouse! Another intense and heartfelt band from the 90’s.

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You could hear everyone screaming naming out the musicians and jumping. As I turned around to see the people it brought me such an incredible feeling as I saw all generations in the crowd. Teenagers as well as Parents with toddlers,  couples in their 20’s – 60’s and such diverse ethnicities.

On their 3rd song, Jason Wade jumped down and performed the rest of the song in the crowd walking all the way to the center of the stage. Bryce and Steve took the opportunity to take over the stage bonding with the crowd from one side to the other. Rick on drums couldn’t stop smiling at times, how can anyone not with such a welcoming crowd. Everyone’s performance was as if they hadn’t played in a very long time, you could feel the beat of the drums to the chords of the bass or guitar. Perhaps, that’s why the 90’s impacted so many of us.

To make things even more insane after a few more songs, Bryce jumped on vocals and did one hell of an amazing cover from U2 “Pride (In the name of Love).” It all happened so fast that he in excitement got clipped on the face and bled throughout the song, a part of me wondered if Bryce even felt it. What a rockstar to pull through without even flinching or caring to notice. I will say, that it had everyone cheering him on even more, including myself!

With that being said, tonight was one for the memories!

For more images from this show check out the gallery.

 

Words and pictures by Angelica Ulloa

 

For Tour Dates or more info on Switchfoot please visit:

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For Lifehouse visit:

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Three & a Half Decades of Metal Dominance: Celebrating the Career of Brian Slagel, founder & CEO of Metal Blade Records

 

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In 1982, I was wearing diapers and Brian Slagel was just starting his empire from the inside of his Mom’s garage that is now Metal Blade Records, the home of Metallica, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, and GWAR. His long list of successful bands comes from his dedication and love for metal, he started off as a music journalist and created the first heavy-metal fanzine in the USA. The Heavy Metal Revue, years later when Brian would create Metal Massacre compilation album which would forever change his life and the history of metal. Metal Massacre showcased both LA and OC heavy hitting bands like Ratt, Bitch, Metallica and Slayer, Brian was the first to bring attention to metal in America and he says in his book that “Orange County had a lot to do with it!” Fast forward to today, what better place to host the 35th Anniversary party than the home of the Metal Ambassador Jose Mangin at the Affliction Headquarters in Seal Beach, CA. It was the perfect setting for rockers, musicians, fans and media in attendance who were all there to pay homage to the man of the hour, Brian Slagel.

On August 25th there was music, games and an open bar.  Modelo and “Satan’s Jizz,” Jose Mangin’s personal concoction was being served freely and for those who felt brave enough to step into the “Triva Pit,” Jose Mangin put three teams of two against each other to answer Metal Blade trivia questions. Here are some fun questions that were asked:

Q: Which member of Cannibal Corpse is a World of War Craft enthusiast?

A: George Corpse Grinder Fisher.

Q:  Who filled in for Gary Holt when he had to sit out of the European tour in 2011?

A: Pat O’ Brien of Cannibal Corpse.

Q: Who played lead guitar in Metallica’s “Hit the Lights” demo?

A:  Lloyd Grant… and he is here tonight!

The song “Hit the Lights” started playing and Lloyd got on stage with Jose. The crowd was cheering and for a moment the crowd stopped their banter to realize what a special moment it was to have Lloyd present in the celebration. When Jose asked Lloyd, “If he wanted anything,” Lloyd answered, “Another beer.”

The time had finally come for some live heavy metal but before band Armored Saint could take the stage Jose took a moment to give Slagel the credit he deserves.  Jose said, “On behalf of the world, thank you dude for not selling out and selling your label and making a bunch of money and saying fuck you.” He added, “What I loved about Brian is he goes to shows all the fucking time and he wears the band’s uniform everywhere he goes. He travels, he remains humble, powerful and always supporting the metal.” That was the cue for Armored Saint to go straight into their set playing a cover song by Judas Priest “Never Satisfied.” (See set list below) A small stage did not stop Armored Saint from electrifying their fans with their energy and professionalism, they made the place feel like a house party and they rocked the roof off!  They played ‘For the Sake of Heaviness’ which was a highlight of the night since it is also the title of Slagel’s new book.
It was a historic night and I am honored that the RNR crew and myself were there to be a part of metal history.

Set List :
1. Never Satisfied (Judas Priest cover)
2. N.I.B. (Black Sabbath cover)
3. For the Sake of Heaviness
4.Reign Of Fire
5. Day of the Eagle (Robin Trower cover)
6. Win Hands Down
7. Riff Raff (AC/DC cover)

If you can’t get enough of Metal Blade, listen to Liquid Metal on SiriusXM all week  until Friday, September 1st @Midnight ET / 9pm PT), For The Sake Of Heaviness- Metal Blade Records 35th Anniversary Week, Brian Slagel will be introducing his favorite jams from his label.
On October 2nd at Book Soup on Sunset Blvd,  join Brian and a few of his metal elites: Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, John Bush, Joey Vera, Lizzy Borden, Betsy Bitch in a discussion panel and signing For The Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records. I’ll be there with my copy of his book for everyone to sign!

By Raquel Figlo

Picture Credit Enrique Nunez and Jessica Johnson
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Inaugural Ride For Dime East Coast Tri-State Chapter Charity Event This Weekend

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Getcha’ pull! The very first Ride For Dime East Coast Tri-State chapter charity event and concert is set to take place at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom on Saturday, August 26th, and the lineup is awesome. Bands confirmed for the event include Thy Will Be Done, Silvertomb, Frost Coalition, Black Water Rising, IKILLYA, Alekhine’s Gun, Hammerfight, Lethal Affection, Negative Sky, Common Wealth, Throwdown Syndicate, Kalopsia, Whiskey Time Machine, Palaceburn, Apparition and Enigma Machine. Plus, there will be an All-Star Jam featuring John DeServio, Johnny Kelly, Bob Pantella, Marc Rizzo, Stickman, Mike Lepond, John Outcalt, Corey Pierce, Jack Frost, Ken Dubman, Jennifer “Jenncity” Arroyo, Alan Tecchio, Jay Waterman, and more.

The event will also have special guest hosts such as comedian Don Jamieson, heavy metal personalities and reality stars Adam Poch, Jennifer “Jenncity” Arroyo and Natalie Jansen, alt-model and TV personality Marilyn Mansfield, and the return of Mistress Juliya.

Doors will open at 12:00pm sharp, and tickets are on sale now for just $25. Day of show tickets will go up to $30, so get your tickets now here at the discounted price.

Proceeds will go to two major non-profit charities: MusiCares, which provides confidential emergency health and human services and addition recovery to music people in need, and Marines Care, which provides benevolent assistance to wounded military members, those on active duty, and veterans nationwide, plus their families.

Ride For Dime organizer and former God Forbid drummer Corey Pierce shares his thoughts on the event, “I feel honored to be surrounded by talented and caring people who love music, and who loved Darryl as a musician, but also loved what he stood for throughout his life. This event is a step in strengthening the metal family while showing our admiration and respect for one of metals greatest legends, and I am so happy to be a part of it.

Alekhine’s Gun‘s Jessica Pimentel said this:”We are honored to be a part of this wonderful evening – so much so that we broke our hiatus to participate in raising money and awareness for these great charities, especially MusiCares who helped us out after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy ruined our music equipment and studio. We look forward to enjoying all the bands and fans and having a great time. Getcha’ pull for Dimebag Darrell!

Former Type O Negative and current Danzig drummer Johnny Kelly added: “I‘m really looking forward to taking part in the upcoming RIDE FOR DIME show! I’ve had the privilege of playing at other RFD shows in the past, but getting to do it in my hometown will be even more fun! It’s all for a good cause and I’m always happy to be a part of anything that helps preserve Dime’s legacy.

For more information on RIDE FOR DIME East Coast Tri-State chapter charity event, visit the event’s Facebook page!

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