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ROCK N ROLL COMMUNITY UNITES TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER BATTLE!!

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****LET’S ROCK AGAINST CANCER**** WELCOMES BASS PLAYER EXTRAORDINAIRE!!..RUDY SARZO
(of Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, and Whitesnake) TO OUR LIST OF DISTINGUISHED STAR PLAYERS ON APRIL 26th!! COME SUPPORT WITH US AND HELP RUDY & LET’S ROCK AGAINST CANCER MAKE PROGRESS AGAINST CLEAR CELL CANCER! THANKS ALL!!..AND SEE YOUR THERE!

RUDY SARZO

Members of many well known Rock n Roll bands including Tesla, Boston, Whitesnake, Montrose, Ozzy Osbourne, Racer X, Ronnie James Dio Band, L.A. Guns, The Chicago Transit Authority and many others have organized a major charity event to raise money against cancer with proceeds to go to a fund for one of the Bay Area’s favorite son’s, MIKE BRUNZ ! Additional proceeds going to “Relay for Life,” an affiliate of the American Cancer Society that sponsors many charity events like this one to raise money in fighting our ongoing battle with this disease each year. The  Event will be held at The Saddle Rackat 42011 Boscell Rd, Fremont, CA 94538 on April 26th, 2015. Doors open at 5:30.  Go to Facebook: “Let’s Rock Against Cancer” for more info or for directions go to www.TheSaddleRack.com .   If you are unable to attend this momentus event, your generous donations are still most greatly appreciated!Help us make MIKE better!!!

$20 DONATION ………ENTRANCE TO THE EVENT (Your name and email at will call)

$100 DONATION……..V.I.P. BACKSTAGE MEET AND GREET PACKAGE (Includes Reserved Seating, Photos with the Artists, Signed Posters, and other signed items of yours)

MAKE YOUR DONATION HERE BY CLICKING THE “DONATE NOW” BUTTON ABOVE

YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION OF YOUR DONATION WITHIN 2-3 BUSINESS DAYS!

MIKE BRUNZ is not only the sweetest guy one could ever meet (As ANYONE who has met him will tell you)…but an amazingly talented Live Sound Engineer! Mike has been a “First Call” for mixing Front-of-House Sound and Monitors for successful touring A-list rock bands in the Bay area for the last 35 years and he is now BATTLING CLEAR CELL CANCER! While on the job, Mike’s subtle and consistent gentle approach to technical conversation with his clients exudes his uniquely rare generosity of spirit towards every other human being he encounters. Devoted not only to his work, his wife, and his friends, MIKE BRUNZ is a steadfast and shining example of what we could all possibly learn more about as far as how to “treat” each other while on this planet! Now it’s OUR TURN to give back!! Mike wears his deep expert level knowledge of the art of mixing sound far behind a most friendly, humble, and reverent personality. Many great musicians, local radio personalities, and music industry folks want to reach out together to the local community and create a very affordable, fun, memorable night of music that will be remembered fondly for years to come as a major help towards Mike’s recovery. The event will include performances by major stars as well as very affordable RAFFLES and AUCTION for extra special signed guitars, cds, photos, shirts, and other memorabilia from many National Artists that will never be available anywhere else but at this event!!! The “Let’s Rock Against Cancer” event will be held at The Saddle Rack in Freemont CA on April 26th, 2015. Doors open at 5:30. Go to Facebook: “Let’s Rock Against Cancer” for more info or www.TheSaddleRack.com

Some of the Bands that MIKE has MIXED SOUND for (in no particular order) include:

Elvin Bishop, Montrose, Nightranger, Tower of Power, Kansas, Pat Benatar, Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, The Lovin Spoonful, The Temptations, Paul Rodgers Band, Survivor, Huey Lewis and the News, The Doobie Brothers, Gary Hoey, Three Dog Night, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, War, Dokken, Yngwie Malmsteen, Quiet Riot, Molly Hatchet, John Mayall, Joe Bonamassa, Joan Jett, Pat Travers, Vince Neil, Blue Oyster Cult, The Tubes, 38 Special, La Guns, Dreamtheater, Robin Trower, Joe Cocker, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Chris Ledeux, Miranda Lambert, Bret Michaels, Little Big Town, Tyler Farr, Little Texas, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Los Lobos, The Surfaris, The Coasters, The Drifters, Shelly Wright, Eddie Money, Spyro Gyra, Gamma, Edger Winter, Billy Idol, Pam Tillis, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Zuccherro, Western Underground, Arlo Guthrie, Bad Company, Tony Bennett, Bill Cosby, Jay Leno, Howie Mandell, Dana Carvey, Bill Maher, Foreigner, Blackhawk, Cry of Love, Reo Speedwagon, Larry Bubbles Brown, 30 Seconds to Mars, Evanesance Maroon 5, Bruce Hornsby, Papa Roach, Smashmouth, Governor Grey Davis, Vice President Al Gore, President Bill Clinton, The Motels, The Fixx, Men At Work, Greg Kihn, Neil Geraldo, Pat Benatar, Zach Wilde, Trick Pony, Greg Allman, Marshall Tucker, Credence Clearwater Revisited, Mickey Thomas’s Starship, Mick Fleetwood, Sheila E, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood ,Bruce Hornsby , Y&T, Willie Nelson ,The Donnas, The Smothers Brothers, The Outlaws, Freddy Fender, Norton Buffalo , Robert Redford, Chris Young, Ted Danson, Lauren Hutton , Great White , Phil Vassar , David Carradine, Maria Muldaur, Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse , Dave larue, Rod Morgenstein. Vital Information with Steve Smith, Jason Bonham, Joey Belladonna of Anthrax, Paisley, James Otto, Robben Ford, Village People, Dierks Bentley, Leslie West and Mountain, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Lee Greenwood, Bobby Black, Bobby Bice, Big Brother and the Holding Company

THANK YOU TO ALL!!
PEACE BE WITH YOU & GOD BLESS US ALL!!

SINCERELY.
…………………………………KEITH ST JOHN

 

James Hetfield + Sammy Hagar To Headline Acoustic Benefit Show

The second annual “Acoustic-4-A-Cure” benefit concert will be held May 15 at the Masonic in San Francisco. Metallica‘s James Hetfield and rocker Sammy Hagar will appear at the event again this year, along with several other musicians.

Also playing acoustic sets will be  (Alice in Chains),  (), Pat Monahan (Train), Linda Perry and Joe Satriani. There will be solo songs, duets, jam sessions and special guests.

The event benefits the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. “Acoustic-4-A-Cure” was created by Hagar and Hetfield, whose vision was to raise funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF by bringing together some of their friends and throwing a must-see concert for fans.

Last year’s inaugural concert included numerous memorable moments such as Hetfield’s acoustic rendition of The Beatles “In My Life,” Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Hetfield and Satriani playing a medley of Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” and the closing all-star jam with Hagar, Hetfield, Armstrong, Satriani, Monahan and Nancy Wilson performed Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35″ to close the show.

Tickets for “Acoustic-4-a-Cure” go on sale Friday, April 10 at this location.

You Think You Know Metallica?

Highlights From 2014’s ‘Acoustic-4-a-Cure’ Benefit Show

Read More: James Hetfield + Sammy Hagar To Headline Acoustic Benefit | http://loudwire.com/james-hetfield-sammy-hagar-acoustic-benefit-show/?trackback=tsmclip

Gene Simmon’s daughter involved in charity to help abused children.

Just found this charity, Sophie’s Place, which helps abused children, through a tweet by Gene Simmons, Sophie’s father:

SOPHIE’S PLACE is a child advocacy centre focussed on providing specialized services to physically, mentally or sexually abused children up to age 18 in a child-friendly setting.
SOPHIE’S PLACE provides an opportunity to participate in the safeguarding of our children and in playing a key role in their healing process.
SOPHIE’S PLACE is named for the centre’s patron Sophie Tweed-Simmons.
“It’s really important that kids can have a place to go where they can be taken seriously, and where they can express what’s happened to them in a safe environment,” says Sophie Tweed-Simmons.

National Childrens Alliance
SOPHIE’S PLACE –
TO HELP THE MOST VULNERABLE

SOPHIE’S PLACE is the result of significant collaboration between the Surrey RCMP, Ministry of Children and Family Development, City of Surrey, Ministry of Justice Victim Services and Crime Prevention, and The Centre for Child Development.

SOPHIE’S PLACE enables the collaborating agencies to respond to child abuse in a compassionate and highly integrated manner.

“Sophie’s Place is a safe, friendly and welcoming place for children and youth who report sexual or physical abuse,” says City of Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts.

http://cdfbc.ca/Sophies-Place/

SOPHIE’S PLACE is a child advocacy centre focussed on providing specialized services to physically, mentally or sexually abused children up to age 18 in a child-friendly setting.
CDFBC.CA

Fur & Feathers Animal Sanctuary

This no-kill shelter in California is very near and dear to the hearts of both Robert Sarzo and his wife Avery Goldberg. Please consider supporting this worthy cause in whatever way you can!

“Our Goal is to build no-kill shelters and homes where animals can live in healthy surroundings until they are adopted”

Our mission is to protect the health and safety of animals by providing charitable assistance in our no-kill shelter for all animals. Bestow daily care, rehabilitate homeless, displaced, or injured animals; to find such animals’ good homes; and to educate the public as to how to bring about a time when the shelters are only empty cages and unwanted animals will never be destroyed needlessly.

http://www.furfeather.org/feather/

818.716.6614