New Jersey's metal elite are joining forces on August 22 to play Rock Against Dystrophy's benefit concert, "Rock Out to Knock Out Muscular Dystrophy". 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 DJs/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 mindblowing. 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 said 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.
This year's Rock Against Dystrophy All-Stars show features the following lineup:
* BRAND OF JULEZ
* LOWER THE VEIL
* Mark Tornillo (ACCEPT, T.T.QUICK)
* Walt Fortune (T.T.QUICK)
* Erik Ferro (T.T.QUICK)
* Bobby Blitz (OVERKILL)
* D.D. Verni (OVERKILL)
* Derek Tailer (OVERKILL)
* Ron Lipnicki (OVERKILL)
* Dave "Snake" Sabo (SKID ROW)
* Scott Metaxas (PROPHET)
* Kenny Dubman (PROPHET)
* Danny Watts (BULLETBOYS)
* Dawn Botti (NEW DAY DAWN)