Returning to lead the RAD All Stars is Mark Tornillo (T.T. Quick / Accept) and Bobby Blitz (Overkill) and joining them are Derek Tailor and Ron Lipnicki (Overkill), Chris Caffery (Savatage / Trans Siberian Orchestra), David DiPetro (T.T. Quick), Danny Watts (BulletBoys), Kenny Dubman and Scott Metaxas (Prophet).
Bobby Blitz comments, "I am happy to report that this RAD, NJ, 2016 is shaping up to be the best gig for the foundation ever! The line up, the tickets sold, the rip-roaring set lists. I am not only happy but proud to be part of a great organization with great people who can think outside themselves and give back. Our fearless leader and his determination has brought us all together in a common cause; 'we can help beat this'.... I am speaking of the one and only, founder of RAD, Turbo. So, chests out, at the quick step, lets give 'em hell boys & girls, we're going over the wall!"
"This is my third year being involved in Rock Against Dystrophy,", comments Mark Tornillo. "This event and the cause are both close to my heart , plus it’s a great opportunity for us locals to get together and ROCK! This is an event we all look forward to each year! It continues to grow and with support from the fans and the level of talent ramping up each year the sky is the limit ! I hope to see you all there and thanks for your support!!!"
Joining the returning RAD All Stars for their first time to help "rock out to knock out Muscular Dystrophy" will be Mark Menghi of Metal Allegiance, hot off the main stage of Bloodstock, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal whose latest album Little Brother Is Watching is still creating tons of talk as well as he just returned from Bloodstock with Metal Allegiance, and behind the drums will be the youngest All Star to date as Max Portnoy of Next To None rounds out this rockin' line up.
Mark Menghi comments, "I'm excited to hop on the stage and rock (thrash) against dystrophy! It'll be fun jamming with some thrash legends for this amazing cause."
Tickets can be bought in advance at http://radallstars2016.brownpapertickets.com/
This year’s Rock Against Dystrophy All Stars show features the following line-up:
- High Octane
- Broken Past
- New Day Dawn
- T.T. Quick
- RAD All-Stars
- Mark Tornillo (Accept/T.T.Quick)
- Bobby Blitz (Overkill)
- Derek Tailer (Overkill)
- Ron Lipnicki (Overkill)
- Chris Caffery (Savatage / Trans Siberian Orchestra),
- David DiPetro (T.T. Quick)
- Scott Metaxas (Prophet)
- Kenny Dubman (Prophet)
- Danny Watts (BulletBoys)
- Mark Menghi ( Metal Allegiance)
- Max Portnoy (Next To None)
- Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
- ABOUT ROCK AGAINST DYSTROPHY
Founded in 2009 by brothers Turbo and Jay Scorpion who both have spinal muscle atrophy, one of the 40 neuromuscular diseases addressed by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The mission of Rock Against Dystrophy is to assemble and inspire the next generation of people who want to do all that they can to make a better tomorrow for the health of the all of those affected with neuromuscular disease. Rock Against Dystrophy takes on this work by producing and presenting metal and rock concerts, hosting metal and rock music related events, producing a special edition album along with creating and selling apparel and other official Rock Against Dystrophy items. The fans, musicians, and club owners who make up the metal and rock community have a passion for life and fun that’s just as hardcore as their passion for music. One of their biggest wishes is that all people affected with neuromuscular disease get to live a life that is filled with fun and the ability to enjoy it all for a long time. Rock Against Dystrophy unites these passion and wishes into actions.
All proceed generated by Rock Against Dystrophy's events go to support the research projects, patient services and education programs of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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