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from Tim Henderson
of BW&BK Magazine
edited by HardRadio

10/4/19 Page 2

Longtime HardRadio friends BABYLON A.D. announces Nick Hernandez as the band's new guitarist, following the swift departure of Marc "Spyder" Webb. The new lineup includes founding members lead vocalist Derek Davis, guitarist John Matthews, and drummer Jamey Pacheco, along with brother and bassist Eric Pacheco and Nick Hernandez on guitar. Babylon A.D. is currently writing and recording for their fifth studio album. Nick is a well-known, respected guitarist who has contributed to the East Bay music scene for many years. His accomplishments include San Francisco Summer Of Love Review, lead guitarist of tributes Shred Zeppelin, The Who, Santana, and Steppenwolf. He was a founding member of East Bay favorites Electric Sister. The Hernandez family are long-time supporters and friends of B.A.D. since its inception. His father's music magazine, The Informant, greatly helped B.A.D. gain notoriety throughout Northern California before signing to Arista Records. Babylon A.D. is excited about the future and direction that lie ahead having Nick as a featured guitarist and touring recording artist.

MusiCares announced today that four-time Grammy-winning band AEROSMITH will be honored as the 2020 MusiCares Person Of The Year. The tribute will take place during the 30th Anniversary MusiCares benefit gala, two nights prior to the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards telecast. In the midst of celebrating 50 years as a band, Aerosmith will be recognized for their considerable philanthropic efforts over five decades and undeniable impact on American music history. Over the years, Aerosmith has shown support for a number of charity organizations around the world, including MusiCares and vocalist Steven Tyler's philanthropic initiative Janie's Fund, which supports young women who've suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. The band made a surprise announcement about the honor onstage during their Park MGM Las Vegas residency Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild, last night.

10 Robinsons' beers were recognized amongst the best beers in the world at the 2019 Global Beer Masters, where beers were blind judged purely on taste by the finest palates in the world; a panel of beer experts, sommeliers and senior buyers. Beardo, Hopnik Citra IPA, Old Tom, Mojo, One Eye'd Jack, and TROOPER (brewed in collaboration with Iron Maiden) all received Bronze medals while Unicorn Copper Ale (first brewed in 1896), Kettlehead Choc Stout, LIGHT BRIGADE (brewed with Iron Maiden and Help for Heroes), and Mashout Pale Ale all scooped silver.

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