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hard birthdays
Frank DiMino (ANGEL) - October 15, 1951
Dizzy Dean Davidson (BRITNY FOX) - October 15, 1960
Fred Turner (BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE) - October 16, 1943
Tony Carey (RAINBOW, PLANET P) - October 16, 1953
Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) - October 16, 1962
Mat Sinner (SINNER/PRIMAL FEAR) - October 16, 1963
Chad Gray (HELLYEAH, MUDVAYNE) - October 16, 1971
Casey Grillo (KAMELOT) - October 16, 1976

this day in hard history
October 15, 1968: LED ZEPPELIN perform their first UK gig.
October 15, 1974: ALICE COOPER' s Greatest Hits goes gold at the same time Alice is dumping his band for a solo shot.
October 15, 1983: ALCATRAZZ release No Parole From Rock 'N' Roll.
October 15, 1984: AC/DC release '74 Jailbreak and MANOWAR release Sign Of The Hammer.
October 15, 1988: MOTORHEAD release No Sleep At All.
October 15, 1996: MOTLEY CRUE drummer Tommy Lee is charged with attacking a cameraman who was trying to take pictures of him and his wife Pamela Anderson Lee outside an L.A. club.
October 15, 1996: DIO releases Angry Machines, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY release Wiseblood, and MOTORHEAD release Overnight Sensation.
October 15, 1997: IN FLAMES release Whoracle.
October 15, 2013: MONSTER MAGNET release Last Patrol and TRIVIUM release Vengeance Falls.

October 16, 1968: DEEP PURPLE perform for the first time in the U.S. at The Forum in L.A. and THE NEW YARDBIRDS play their first gig at a club in London. They later change their name to LED ZEPPELIN.
October 16, 1976: THIN LIZZY releases Johnny The Fox.
October 16, 2000: VIRGIN STEELE release The House Of Atreus Act II: The Wings Of Vengeance, KINGDOM COME release Too.
October 16, 2000: FLOTSAM AND JETSAM begin recording their new album, tentatively titled Obsessive Repulsive, with Bill Metoyer.
October 16, 2001: OZZY OSBOURNE releases Down To Earth.
October 16, 2009: BRAINSTORM release Memorial Roots and WINGER release Karma.
October 16, 2015: SAXON release Battering Ram.

The fourth annual BOWL FOR RONNIE CELEBRITY BOWLING PARTY benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Thursday, October 25th at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The Bowl For Ronnie will feature a celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle drawing for prizes and memorabilia. Last year's event brought in $49,000 for the cancer charity, which is now in its ninth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research. For more information, visit

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