The original lineup of THE RODS — the classic '80s metal band led by Ronnie James Dio's (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL) cousin, guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein — will headline the first annual BAM! (Binghamton Area Metalfest), set to take place September 12 at The Country Pines (Summer Stage) in Endicott, New York.The festival billing is shaping up as follows: THE RODS (Headliner)
ELEVATOR DEATH SQUAD
SINNER (JUDAS PRIEST tribute)
CURSED FROM BIRTH
THIS CITY NEEDS A HERO Fan-filmed video footage of THE RODS performing at the South Texas Rock Fest in San Antonio, Texas on May 23, 2009 can be viewed below (courtesy of "JohnEbrownTX"). THE RODS was scheduled to shoot its very first HD-DVD at the legendary The Haunt nightclub in Ithaca, New York on May 16. This performance was in support of THE RODS' forthcoming CD, "Vengeance", which features Ronnie James Dio's vocals on selected tracks. The show was also a precursor to the band's appearance at Headbangers Open Air in Germany. THE RODS' lineup includes Feinstein on guitar/vocals, Garry Bordonaro on bass and Carl Canedy on drums.