New Jersey’s metal elite are joining forces on August 22nd to play Rock Against Dystrophy’s benefit concert, “Rock Out to Knock Out Muscular Dystrophy”, reports Nuclear Blast. The event will take place at New Jersey’s rock and metal haven Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey. This summer marks the third year of the benefit concert and its second with an All Star lineup. Tattoo Tony of Under My Skin Tattoo is returning for his third year as the event MC.
In 2009, rock and metal internet radio DJ’s / brothers Jay Scorpion and Turbo, started the fundraising group known as Rock Against Dystrophy. Both brothers suffer from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (a neuromuscular disease under the category of Muscular Dystrophy) and wanted to bring awareness to the masses, as well as fundraise for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Now, they unite the worlds of rock and metal together three times a year, for benefit concerts in their effort to “Rock Out to Knock Out Muscular Dystrophy.” Proceeds from Rock Against Dystrophy events go to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
“When Rock Against Dystrophy started we had big dreams,” commented Rock Against Dystrophy co-founder Turbo. “Having Bobby Blitz (OVERKILL), Mark Tornillo (ACCEPT), and others believing in that cause is mind blowing. And to be doing our second All Star benefit happening at Dingbatz is something we never thought could happen and are beyond grateful to them for having us.”
OVERKILL vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth checked in about the benefit: “I’m happy to be working with R.A.D. and its founder Turbo. A good cause and a good night are coming to Dingbatz, with a lineup of Jersey’s Metal-ists.”
Tickets for this event can be purchased here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1894189
This year’s Rock Against Dystrophy All Stars show features the following line-up:
Brand of Julez
Lower The Veil
R.A.D All Stars:
Mark Tornillo (Accept/T.T.Quick)
Walt Fortune (T.T.Quick)
Erik Ferro (T.T.Quick)
Bobby Blitz (Overkill)
DD Verni (Overkill)
Derek Tailer (Overkill)
Ron Lipnicki (Overkill)
Snake Sabo (Skid Row)
Scott Metaxas (Prophet)
Kenny Dubman (Prophet)
Danny Watts (BulletBoys)
Dawn Botti (New Day Dawn)
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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.
Visit Rock Against Dystrophy online at: http://www.rockagainstdystrophy.org/