A Benefit For Mary Beth
March 21, 2008
Shakers Nite Club
$5.00/ $7.00 Day of Show
Friends of Scozz Foundation
One thing about the music community is that we pull together when a friend needs our help. Scozz, the drummer for Asphalt Valentine, is currently facing some difficult challenges. His wife and love of his life, Mary Beth (aka Devon) is very ill. Aside from the obvious emotional struggles they both must be facing, the medical costs have simply become overbearing. All we can do for the emotional challenges is hope for a speedy recovery and keep them both in our thoughts and prayers. For the financial challenges, WE CAN DO SOMETHING!
Thanks in advance for all of this. Things are really bad for us right now. Mary Beth has been rescheduled for aortic bypass surgery on Feb. 20th @ St. Josephs Hospital on Peachtree St. Near Northside Hospital.. She has circulatory disease. She will be in the hospital for a minimum of 5 days with the first 2 days in ICU. The doctor will perform an arterial graft to replace the closed up section that is affecting the circulation in her right leg. She faces a 6-8 week recovery time once she is released. The foundation was set up to help offset the medical costs that are not covered by my health insurance as well as help with the lost wages I have incurred while staying home to care for her.
She has not been well for close to 9 years. She has a few other things wrong with her female problem wise. Her leg problems really started to be noticeable after a fall, which she did some damage to her left foot in 2001. The pains she felt in her leg was thought to be residual of that fall, where she cut her foot and separated the tendon. She was misdiagnosed on several occasions until a foot specialist sent her to a Circulatory/Vascular specialist (Dr. Lewenstien) for a problem on her left foot where her toes looked like they were rotting off. Very painful. The proper tests were run and they determined it was vascular disease. At one point her arteries in her legs were 100% blocked in her right and 90% blocked in her left leg. She also has extremely high Cholesterol which is a contributing factor. This is odd because she is a vegetarian. The doctor determined that her condition is hereditary and rare considering her age of 42.
CHAVIS RECORDS & LANE PRODUCTIONS in association with The Friends OF Scozz Foundation announce The Benefit For Mary Beth. The benefit is on March 21, 2008 at the Shakers Nite Club in Cambridge, OH. The line up for the night will be Britny Fox, Asphalt Valentine, A Nervous Wreck, American Angel, and The Dogs Divine. Tickets are just $5.00 and ALL PROCEEDS from the night will be donated to The Friends Of Scozz Foundation.
Aussie rockers Airbourne have released a new Valentine’s E-Card today.
Check it out at this link!
Rising British rockers The Answer have won the ultimate rock accolade ‘ their song ‘Never Too Late’ is to be featured on the forthcoming Guitar Hero IV Game, due for release in late 2008.
Through an industry song search held at this year’s international Midem conference and hosted by Activision (the company behind Guitar Hero 3 and other huge games such as Tony Hawk Project 8, Call Of Duty and X-Men), The Answer won the vote from over 200 internationally submitted label and publisher artist tracks to have one of their tracks included in the cult game. The present game, Guitar Hero 3 currently features songs from such legends as Iron Maiden, Slayer, Muse, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Weezer and Rage Against The Machine. Come the summer hordes of front-room axe-wielding wannabes will now be trying their hand at this riff heavy classic from their debut 100,000 selling album ‘Rise’.
The search started with music companies at the recent Midem conference putting forward their bands for possible inclusion. Out of the hundreds of hopefuls, 20 were selected by Activision at a conference ‘Listening Session’, where the tracks were played to an esteemed panel consisting of leading worldwide industry executives.
Says James Cassidy, UK head of Alberts, “This is a tremendous honour and privilege for both The Answer and the Alberts label. With a new album due later this year we look forward to taking the band to a whole new level of international success”
Elsewhere, The Answer’s international success continues to build and after a great year in Japan, they were voted as the No.2 Best New Artist 2007 in Player Magazine’s readers pole. The No.1 is a domestic act, therefore rendering The Answer effectively the No.1 international band for Best New Artist’ ahead of KT Tunstall, Mika and The Fratellis! Not bad for four lads from Northern Ireland who without radio support have built a worldwide reputation like no other debut act.
2007 was an incredible year for The Answer who supported Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones and The Who to name but a few. With their profile continuing to grow and with a new album currently being written, 2008 will see them reach the dizzying heights of superstardom that they deserve.
“It’s all here: fretboard-shredding solos, jet engine vocals, a riff which will propel the internal Beavis and Butthead of anyone with warm blood into devil’s horn salutes. Marvellous.”
You can view the video for Never Too Late below!
Kudos goes out to Point One from Seattle, Washington. Somehow this band has managed to create a sound that is a blend of 80’s, 90’s and 00’s metal.
I didn’t think something like that was possible in this day and age, but Unlucky Stars, sounds so unlike anything I have listened to lately, it is a total breath of fresh air.
With Point One you get some guitar work reminiscent of 80’s metal, the pure vocal style of today’s rock, bits of grunge, a dabble of hardcore (but not too much), and small hints of industrial. The marriage of all of these different sounds some how works for Point One, and better yet, works for this listener’s ears.
There are several songs on Unlucky Stars that are radio ready, and a few that have hit potential. Sadly, with Point One being an indie artist, I doubt that there are enough radio stations out there that have the balls to play this disc. If you are a hard rock fan, with an open mind, you ought to give Unlucky Stars a listen. I think you will find some tunes you can enjoy on this disc.
Point One has six of the tunes from Unlucky Stars available for listening on their myspace page. You can also view the video for Monochrome Mistress below! Go check them out!
Rating:Out of 10
- Unlucky Stars
- Monochrome Mistress
- Best Part Of Me
- Drama Queen
- Running Away
- Bodies For Freedom
- Pain That I Am Used To
Point One is:
Len Hotrum – Vocals, Additional Guitars
Keith Wright – Lead Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Backing Vocals
Chase Culp – Drums & Percussion, Backing Vocals
Darren Howard – Bass, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Additional Guitars
No hard rock band has written about Love more than the band, Whitesnake. Just check the song titles for yourselves. The band has 19 songs with Love in the title, and that doesn’t count Fool For Your Lovin’ which makes 20. I thought some Whitesnake would be appropriate on Valentine’s Day!
The video below is a classic. It features John Sykes on guitar performing Love Ain’t No Stranger in Rio in 1985. Enjoy!