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The third annual BOWL FOR RONNIE CELEBRITY BOWLING TOURNAMENT benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Friday, October 6th at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Last year's Bowl For Ronnie brought in $36,500 for the cancer charity, which is now in its eighth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research. Members of last year's winning team are expected to bowl again this year, among them John 5, Tom Morello, Jeff Scott Soto and Rock Feinstein. Also joining the fun this year will be former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler, Doug Aldrich (Dio), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Vinny Appice (Dio), Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Phil Buckman (Fuel), Jimmy Burkhard (Billy Idol), Fred Coury (Cinderella), Robbie Crane and Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, Juan Croucier (Ratt), Matt Duncan and Joey Vera of Armored Saint, Shawn Duncan and Rowan Robertson of DC4, Marc Ferrari (Cold Sweat), Dio Disciples members Bjorn Englen, Simon Wright, Scott Warren and Joe Retta, Chris Hager (Rough Cutt), Sonia Harley, Rita Haney, Marty O'Brien, Dave "Chili" Moreno (Puddle of Mudd), Budderside members Colin Reid, Rich Sacco, Michael Stone and Patrick Stone, Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Chas West, Christine Devine, and comedian Bill Burr. Individual auctions will launch next week on eBay. Packages include red carpet entry to the Bowl For Ronnie, VIP pre-party and bowling with rock stars.
JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE have announced a string of North American winter tour dates. The trek will launch on November 24th at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA, and will wrap up on December 13th at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Tour dates: November 24 - Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA. 25 - Hershey Theatre - Hershey, PA. 26 - Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT. 28 - House of Blues - Boston, MA. 29 - Aura - Portland, ME. December 1 - Casino New Brunswick - Moncton, Canada. 2 - Metropolis - Montreal, Canada. 3 - Rebel - Toronto, Canada. 5 - Centre In The Square - Kitchener, Canada. 6 - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI. 8 - Hollywood Casino - Lawrenceburg, IN. 9 - Four Winds Casino Resort - New Buffalo, MI. 10 - Hard Rock Live - Northfield, OH. 12 - The Louisville Palace - Louisville, KY. 13 - War Memorial Auditorium - Nashville, TN.
No Remorse Records has announced the release of the special 30th anniversary edition of Blaze Of Glory, third studio album of the legendary U.S. power metal act, JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR. The reissue will be available on October 30th, and will include thick booklet with a lot of previously unseen photos, lyrics, new liner notes, and five bonus tracks: three studio ones, and two live recordings. The album has been remastered by Bart Gabriel.
German rockers THE NEW BLACK (as heard on HardRadio) have checked in with the following update: "Just as we thought we'd spend the rest of the year locked away in some noisy dungeon to write the fifth album, we can go out to play some more - and with a very cool band, no less: Extreme! December 4 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp. 7 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn.
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