Monthly Archives: January 2013

BLABBERMOUTH: LEATHERWOLF, MSG, HURRICANE Members To Perform At ‘Rockers Against Cancer’ Benefit Show

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Hollywood Sheriff Productions, the Cancer Research Foundation and the Kind For Cures Collective are presenting the second annual Rockers Against Cancer benefit show this Saturday, January 5 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., to help raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. The Green Cross LAX andTimothy Leary Memorial Dispensary are also in collaboration as sponsors. This year’s event features 15 bands, including headlinersLEATHERWOLFLORDZ OF ROCKMANDY LION and the HOLLYWOOD HUSTLERS. Every event and raffle ticket purchase helps someone fighting cancer. Tickets to the event can be purchased at this location.

This is the second appearance for LEATHERWOLF at the Rockers Against Cancer benefit show and they plan on bringing their legendary triple guitar attack. The bandmembers are Michael OlivieriCarey HoweRob MathPatrick Guyton and Dean Roberts.

LORDZ OF ROCK, an all-star band, features Robin McCauley (MSG),Robert Sarzo (HURRICANE), Phil Soussan (OZZY OSBOURNEBILLY IDOLVINCE NEIL), Teddy “Zig Zag” Andreadis (GUNS N’ ROSES,ALICE COOPER) and Myron Grombacher (PAT BENETARRICK DERRINGER).

Mandy Lion‘s band will feature Jimmy Bain (RAINBOWDIO) and Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSONHALFORD), and Lez Warner (THE CULT).

HOLLYWOOD HUSTLERS, a true rock and roll supergroup with a 10-member lineup, features Ira Black (LIZZY BORDENMETAL CHURCH),Andrew Freeman (LYNCH MOBTHE OFFSPRING), Marten Andersson(LIZZY BORDENLYNCH MOB), Lonny Pasillas (EMINENT) and Carlos Bates Cruz (STONEBREED), with special guest appearances by Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Chuck Wright (QUIET RIOTHOUSE OF LORDS),David Victor (BOSTON), Joe Retta (SWEET) and heavy metal violinistArmand Melnbärdis (ROB ROCKVIO7).

Ira Black has written and produced the song “Rockers Against Cancer” and the video advertisement “The Making Of Rockers Against Cancer” for this year’s benefit. The track and the clip were recorded and co-produced by Robert Daniel Duran at The Sound Bakery and Jereme Ventura of Animus Media in Los Angeles, California.

An advertisement for the event, featuring footage of the recording artists, can be seen below.

The song and advertisement feature:

Ira Black – Guitar
Andrew Freeman – Vocals
Carlos Bates Cruz – Vocals
Marten Andersson – Bass
Scot Coogan – Drums
Bobby Blotzer – Drums
Lonny Pasillas – Drums
Armand Melnbärdis – Seven-string Violin

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BW&BK: Present/Former Members Of ANTHRAX, QUEENSRŸCHE, LIZZY BORDEN, LYNCH MOB, LEATHERWOLF To Take Part In NAMM Metal Jam 2013

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NAMM Metal Jam 2013 will take place on January 23, 2013 at the Whiskey A-Go Go in West Hollywood, CA, one day prior to the start of the NAMM Convention in Anaheim. The convention runs from January 24-27.

The concert is being organized by original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin (DEATHRIDERS) and SHREDDING THE ENVELOPE’s Dave Reffett. Turbin’s band will co-headline the show with MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO (NITRO, HOLLAND) and the Metal All-Star Jam, featuring members of: QUEENSRŸCHE, RISING FORCE, LIZZY BORDEN, LYNCH MOB, LEATHERWOLF, HURRICANE and more.

NAMM Metal Jam 2013 will feature:

Parker Lundgren of Queensrÿche – guitar
Mark Boals of RING OF FIRE, Don Dokken, Rising Force – vocals
Xander Demos of SABBATH JUDAS SABBATH – guitar
Jeff Martin of RACER X, BADLANDS, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP – vocals
Eli Santana of HOLY GRAIL – guitar
Ronny North of RONNY NORTH BAND – duitar
Linda McDonald of the IRON MAIDENS, PHANTOM BLUE – drums
Wanda Ortiz of the Iron Maidens – bass
Courtney Cox of the Iron Maidens – guitar
Marten Andersson of Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob – bass
Michael Olivieri of Leatherwolf – vocals and guitar
Ann Boleyn of HELLION – vocals
Steve “Zeus” Johnstad of MAYDAY – vocals
Michael Angelo Batio of MAB, Nitro, Holland – guitar
Dave Reffett of SHREDDING THE ENVELOPE – guitar
Neil Turbin of DeathRiders – vocals
Greg Walls of ex-Anthrax – guitar
Andrew Freeman of Hurricane, Lynch Mob – vocals
Mike Hansen of Hurricane – drums
Tony Cavazo of Hurricane – bass
Michael T. Ross of MISSING PERSONS – keyboards
Mandy Lion of WORLD WAR III, WAR MACHINE – vocals
Diego Valadez of CELLADOR – synth and vocals
Joe Gettler of RAZORMAZE – guitar
Sean Elg of DeathRiders, NIHILIST – drums
Arnold Gonzalez of DeathRiders – guitar
Michael Lopez of DeathRiders – bass
Casey Trask of DeathRiders – guitar

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For more information on NAMM Metal Jam 2013, visit Facebook.

Originally posted at BW&BK