FIFTH ANNUAL “BOWL FOR RONNIE” BOWLING PARTY RAISES MORE THAN $50,000 FOR RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND

The Fifth Annual Bowl For Ronnie Celebrity Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, was held on November 7th at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Once again sold out in advance, the event raised more than $50,000 for the music-based cancer charity.
Over 300 rockers, bowling enthusiasts, Dio fans and Dio Cancer Fund supporters made up the capacity crowd at the event hosted by broadcast personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM’s Volume channel and whose TV series TrunkFest airs on AXS-TV. Also joining the festivities this year was the #1 bowler in the world—Professional Bowling Association world champion Jason Belmonte, who bowled a ceremonial strike to open the celebrity competition and show the crowd “how it’s done.”
This year’s attendees included Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses, Adler’s Appetite), Dennis Atlas (Rock the Vault), Ira Black (Lizzy Borden, I Am Morbid), Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill), Phil Buckman (Fuel, Petty Cash), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), Jason Cornwell and Jimmy Burkard of Westbound, Fred Coury (Cinderella), Art Cruz (Lamb of God), Greg D’Angelo (White Lion, Anthrax), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, Machine Head), Jeff Dewbray, Logan Nikolic and Patrick Stone of Budderside, Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint, DC4), Matt and Shawn Duncan of DC4, Bjorn Englen (Dio), Marc Ferrari (Keel, Cold Sweat), David “Rock” Feinstein (Elf, The Rods), Damon Fox (The Cult), Granny 4 Barrel, Marc Malsegna, Jared Pease and Chase Potter of the band Granny 4 Barrel, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Rita Haney, Sonia Harley, Terry Ilous (XYZ, Great White), Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs), Frank Kramer (KLOS), actor/musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Dave “Chili” Moreno (Westbound, Puddle of Mudd), Todd Morse (Offspring, Petty Cash), Ronny Munroe (TSO, Metal Church), Sadie Nardini (Sadie and the Tribe), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne), Ronald Osbourne, Cat Burglar and Slayer MacCheeze of Mac Sabbath, Kelle Rhoads and Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio, Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4), Gonzo and Phil Sandoval (Armored Saint), Rudy Sarzo (Dio, Quiet Riot), Brett Scallions (Fuel), Pete Shoulder and Daniel Spree of Silverthorne, Steve Smyth (One Machine, Testament), Ernie Snair (The Loveless), Michael Spencer (Flotsam & Jetsam), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Marq Torien (Bullet Boys), Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), Scott Warren (Dio), Chas West (Westbound, Bonham), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach), Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot), Roy Z (Westbound, Halford), August Zadra (Dennis DeYoung), actors Star Fields (Sons of Anarchy), Al Coronel (The Last Ship), Frankie Loyal (Mayans MC), James St. Vincent (Being, The Depths) and Susan Olsen, best known as Cindy Brady on the Brady Bunch, Sirius XM Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin and comedy stars Jeff Ross and Whitney Cummings. DJ Will, as he does every year, rocked the VIP pre-party music.
Also attending was eBay auction winner Dan Hayes of Stamford, CT, who was the winning bidder to play on Eddie Trunk’s celebrity team that comprised Steven Adler, Geezer Butler, Dave Grohl and Brent Woods. The winning bidder of the KLOS-FM Radio eBay auction James Helgager joined their team that included Frank Kramer of the Frosty, Heidi and Frank morning show, David “Rock” Feinstein, Blasko, “Biggest Legal Eagle Metal Fan” Sweet James Bergener and comedy’s Roastmaster General Jeff Ross.
The competition was fierce, ending with both of last year’s top teams–captained by Eddie Trunk and Marc Ferrari respectively–defeated by a team led by Phil Buckman (Fuel, Petty Cash).
“I want to dedicate our win to my friend, the late, great Dean Schachtel. Without him, I never would have been a part of the Dio family,” says Phil Buckman. ”We had a great time, surrounded by a bunch of great people, for an amazing cause.” The Dean Schachtel Award, named for the late Dio Cancer Fund board member, has been awarded each year to the individual bowler with the highest overall score. This year, it went to Chris Dritz of Capital Mortgage Services with an overall score of 216, which he assured Jason Belmonte is at the low end for him.
The Dio Cancer Fund presented Dr. David Wong, whose research team at the UCLA School of Dentistry is closing in on a simple, non-invasive saliva swab test for early cancer detection, with a check for an additional $25,000 toward their research. Dr. Wong thanked the Dio Cancer Fund for its support since 2016 that has financed the specific research of postdoctoral fellow Dr. Karolina Urbanowicz to pioneer research in the development of salivary biomarkers for gastric cancer detection and led to a number of groundbreaking outcomes. Their Saliva Liquid Biopsy Test for Early Cancer Detection received regulatory approval on March 22nd, and the financial support from the Dio Cancer Fund assisted his project in receiving additional funding from the National Institutes for Health to study biological markers in saliva to attempt to develop a tool for detecting stomach cancer and the NIH Common Fund Award to study the mechanism of early detection of stomach cancer in saliva. Dr. Urbanowicz is the recipient of the prestigious Debbie’s Dream Foundation Award for Gastric Cancer Research by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). 
Highlights of the 2019 Bowl For Ronnie can be viewed below
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund will host a 10th Memorial Awards Gala on February 20th at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Visit http://diocancerfund.org/events/10th_Memorial_Awards_Gala.asp for updates and ticket information.
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COHEED AND CAMBRIA AND SIXTHMAN PARTNER FOR THEIR INAUGURAL CRUISE, WITH SPECIAL GUESTS TAKING BACK SUNDAY, SETS SAIL OCTOBER 26TH-30TH

Progressive rock icons Coheed and Cambria continue to create new career benchmarks for themselves. This is showcased in their recent partnership with Sixthman to create an immersive festival at sea that brings their audience closer than ever before in their 19-year history. The band plans to perform early songs and deep cuts that can rarely be heard, as well as bring their sci-fi concept, The Amory Wars, to life in several on-board installations. The band will also interact with fans in Q&A sessions and other scenarios. Joining the Coheed on this fantastic voyage is Taking Back Sunday, The Dear Hunter, Polyphia, Culture Abuse and others. More artists and activities will be added in the near future. The S.S. Neverender sets sail aboard the Norwegian Pearl on October 26th-30th from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas.

““We’re always trying to find ways to improve the fan experience. Our fans like to travel, they like to meet other fans, we’re like a big family.  So the idea of a cruise seemed like a way to allow a bunch of us to just go on vacation together,” explains Coheed founding member Travis Stever.

Fans are encouraged to join the cruise pre-sale for early access. Fans who bought the band’s most recent box set, The Unheavenly Creatures, will be given priority. Low deposits of $150 and flexible payment-plans that feature zero interest rates are available. To learn more about S.S. Neverender, visit ssneverender.com.

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Y&T’S “ON WITH SHOW-THE DOCUMENTARY” TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 26TH

Y&T‘s long-awaited documentary, Y&T: On With The Show – The Documentary  will be released on DVD on November 26th and on Blu-ray on December 31st.

This documentary, narrated by Eddie Trunk and told by frontman Dave Meniketti, along with interviews of past and present bandmembers, will tell the great story that is Y&T by the guys who lived it. From the days of rehearsing in the front room at drummer Leonard Haze’s grandmother’s house in Oakland, California, to the present day celebrating over 40 years, you’ll hear about: the early days touring with their Volkswagen van and a pickup truck, the crazy stories of recording the first two Yesterday & Today albums, meeting Bill Grahamand opening for Journey, Boston and Queen, the band’s big breaks recording and touring overseas, being on the road with AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne and Dio, the short-lived breakup in the early ’90s, the reformation three years later, a tribute to bassist Phil Kennemore, and much more.

The band has hundreds of hours of never-before-seen personal footage, concert clips, interviews, and thousands of personal pictures to sift through that will visually take you through the journey that they traveled. There will be rare footage and audio clips of performances old and new, from the band’s first shows to the legendary concerts and festivals. Also interviews with rock star celebrities from the many bands who have worked with and were influenced by Y&T, including Don Dokken (Dokken), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Montrose), Eric Martin (Mr. Big) and the members of Anvil, plus great stories from the band’s producers, engineers and roadies over the years.

The two-disc set includes the actual documentary (143 minutes) with eight deleted scenes, plus an “Encore” disc (137 minutes) with nine special featurettes — for a total of nearly five hours of material.

Disc 1: Documentary + Bonus Material 
Disc 2: Encore: Nine Special Featurettes

Please note: The DVD was manufactured as “All Regions” so it should play in your DVD player; if you encounter any issues in your country or with your player (older DVD players may pose problems), then you can watch it on a computer, which is not region-specific.

A trailer for On With The Show is available below.

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REVOLUTION SAINTS ANNOUNCE THIRD ALBUM, “RISE” OUT JANUARY 24TH; STREAM NEW SINGLE “WHEN THE HEARTACHE HAS GONE IS HERE

Revolution Saints, are returning with their third album, Rise on January 24th. The first single, When The Heartache Has Gone can be streamed belo and pre-orders, including t-shirt bundles, are available here: https://radi.al/Rise
Featuring none other than Deen Castronovo (The Dead Daisies, ex-Journey, Bad English), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, Burning Rain, ex-Whitesnake, Dio), and Jack Blades (Night Ranger), Revolution Saints have now completed their incredible third album, Rise. As with the first two well-received albums, Rev Saints (as the fans like to call them) are bringing back the classic melodic rock style that thrilled and delighted legions of fans in the ‘80s and ‘90s and still does today/ Inspiring, uplifting vocals, soaring melodies, and musicianship to die for is what you get in spades here. Simply put, it is completely badass
Superbly handling drums, and lead vocal, is the one and only Deen Castronovo. Already renowned for his drum talents and backing vocals in Journey, Bad English, and more, Deen’s excellent vocal talents are once again receiving a well-deserved spotlight on this release. On bass, and co-lead vocals on a few tracks, Jack Blades is well known for his melodic, yet hard rocking approach to songwriting and playing via multiple classic albums by his main band Night Ranger, as well as with the Damn Yankees and the Shaw/Blades releases. On guitar, Doug Aldrich lends his fiery guitar attack to round out this dream-come-true melodic rock band. Doug, who left Whitesnake after a fruitful 12 year run (including co-writing 2010’s critically acclaimed Forevermore release) and also of Burning Rain and formerly of Dio has a deep pedigree and is one of today’s most respected rock guitarists.
You can tell by the name – and the names involved – that Revolution Saints is not going to be your average rock ‘n roll band. The project is the vision of Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino, who for years had hoped to work on a project where Deen would be the lead vocalist. Having previously worked with all three artists on different projects on Frontiers, having Deen, Jack and Doug on board together was a dream come true for Perugino.

Rise track list:

1. When The Heartache Has Gone
2. Price To Pay
3. Rise
4. Coming Home
5. Closer
6. Higher
7. Talk To Me
8. It’s Not The End (It’s Just The Beginning)
9. Million Miles
10. Win Or Lose
11. Eyes Of A Child

For more information on the Revolution Saints, please visit: facebook.com/RevolutionSaints.

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DIRTY HONEY ANNOUNCES THE “ROLLING 7S” 2020 U.S. TOUR DATES

Having commanded the number one spot at Rock Radio with its debut single When I’m Gone (click on the song title to listen)) and its sophomore track Rolling 7s (click on the song title to listen) already a Top 30 track at Active Rock Radio, the blazing-hot rock band Dirty Honey announces the first leg of its 2020 Rolling 7s U.S. tour. The 25-date, coast-to-coast trek begins on January 17th inAustin, TX at The Parish and wraps up six weeks later in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theatre on February 28th. Hotly-tipped UK rock outfit The Amazons will open on all dates. VIP packages go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20 at 10AM (local); tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, November 22 at 10AM (local); go to dirtyhoney.com for all VIP, pre-sale and additional ticketing information.

Complete dates for Dirty Honey’s 2020 Rolling 7s U.S. tour are as follows:

January 2020:

17  The Parish, Austin, TX
18  The Blue Light, Dallas, TX 
19  The Studio at Warehouse Live, Houston, TX 
21  The Parish at House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
22  Club LA, Destin, FL
24  Dixie Roadhouse, Ft. Myers, FL
25  Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville, FL
27  Sidetracks, Huntsville, AL
28  The Basement East, Nashville, TN
29  Capone’s Johnson City, TN
31  Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD

February:

1   Stage On Herr at HMAC, Harrisburg, PA
5   Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY
7   The Stache, Grand Rapids, MI
8   The Machine Shop, Flint, MI
10  The Shelter, Detroit, MI
11  Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
12  Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
14  Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO
15  Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
17  Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
21  Nuemos, Seattle, WA
22  Polaris Hall, Portland, OR
25  Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
28  El Rey, Los Angeles, CA

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MÖTLEY CRÜE IS BACK

Almost six years after signing a “Cessation of Touring” agreement, the contract is off the table because a whole new generation of Crüeheads are relentlessly demanding for the band to come back together. Following the huge success of their Netflix biopic The Dirt, Mötley Crüe has seen a massive surge in new audience. The band best known for breaking the rules, has destroyed their cessation of touring contract in true Mötley Crüe-fashion, by literally blowing it up, watch the destruction below.
After 35 years together on stage, and 30 years since the release of Dr. Feelgood, the members of Mötley Crüe parted ways without speaking to each other after their Final Show on December 31st, 2015. Vince, Nikki, Mick and Tommy didn’t come together again until 2018 to participate in the making of The Dirt movie, which unexpectedly brought them closer together again including seeing them head back into the recording studio after having gone in their own directions for several years. The fuse was lit.
 
Since playing Tommy Lee in The Dirt, so many of my fans have said how they wish they could’ve seen the real Mötley Crüe play live,” said Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly)  “I never thought I would see the day when this would become a reality.  But the fans spoke and Mötley Crüe listened!” 
The Dirt currently enjoys an audience score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. And its massive global success earlier this year saw Mötley Crüe’s popularity rush to new highs, catapulting the band’s music back to the top of the worldwide charts with the younger 18-44 demographic now representing 64% of the band’s fanbase. Moreover, in the six months following the release of The Dirt, Mötley Crüe has celebrated a meteoric rise of almost 350% increase in streams of their music across all streaming platforms. However, most of the new fans have never seen any of the legendary live shows that Crüeheads have relished for close to 4 decades.  
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