Black Star Riders, Ex-Buckcherry, Kill Devil Hill, Etc. Members To Perform At Fifth Annual Ride For Ronnie

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund will hold the fifth annual Ride For Ronnie motorcycle ride and concert on May 5. The ride will start at the Harley-Davidson store in Glendale, CA, before heading up the highway at 11AM PT to the Los Encinos Park, where riders will be greeted with music, a raffle, silent and live auctions, food trucks, and more. Among those performing will be BulletBoys, Sadie & The Tribe, a Dio tribute band called Dia, Budderside, a Tom Petty/Johnny Cash tribute band called Petty Cash, DC4, and Eddie Trunk’s all-star band, which will feature Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders), Keith Nelson (ex-Buckcherry), Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill), Sean McNabb (ex-Dokken, etc.), Simon Wright (ex-AC/DC, etc.), Jerry Montano (ex-HELLYEAH, etc.), Ace Von Johnson (Faster Pussycat, L.A. Guns), Johnny Martin (L.A. Guns), Joey Scott (Lizzy Borden), Jimmy Burkard (West Bound, etc.), Chas West (West Bound, etc.), Randy Rhoads’ brother Kelle Rhoads, Nikki Lane Taylor, and Gregory Alan Coates. The whole event is being put on to raise awareness and funds for cancer prevention and research for a cure.

Riki Rachtman Books Sebastian Bach, L.A. Guns, Extreme Etc. For Cathouse Live Festival

Former Headbanger’s Ball host, Riki Rachtman has organized a festival in honor of the Cathouse night club, which was a big place for shows in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s. The Cathouse Festival will take place August 15, at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, California, and will include the following artists:

Extreme, Tom Keifer, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, Stephen Pearcy, Saigon Kick, Gilby Clarke, Dangerous Toys, L.A. Guns, Junkyard, Trixter, Autograph, Black ‘n’ Blue, Tracii Guns, Enuff Z’ Nuff, BulletBoys, Bang Tango, Jetboy, Pretty Boy Floyd, Tuff, Little Caesar, and an all-star jam.