Philip Anselmo (PANTERA), Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS), Robert Trujillo (METALLICA) and Dave Lombardo (former SLAYER) were all part of the all-star jam at the annual Dimebash charity event to raise money for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, held this year at Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes in Hollywood, California on January 22, 2016.
The show started of with local Long Beach band Revolution Mother, who were very impressive and got the crowd warmed up for what was to come. Next to perform was Nick Bowcott, who was a great friend of deceased Pantera guitarist, Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Nick kicked ass on some Pantera cuts and had the crowd starting a rowdy mosh pit, complete with drinks flying from unsuspecting fans to the front of the stage.
More special guests took the stage, including John Bush (Armored Saint), Doug Pinnick (Kings X), Mikkey Dee (MOTORHEAD), and Gilby Clarke (former GUNS ‘N ROSES).
Special thanks to Natania Reed for making this shappen for METAL SHOP… YOU ROCK! -Ralph
After the tragic events that took place in Paris, France the day before at the Eagles of Death Metal show, I was somewhat concerned about what security would be like at the Armored Saint concert at M15 in Corona, California on Saturday, November 14th, 2015. As it turned out though, I was concerned for no reason at all… Security and police were on point and the show went off with out any issues.
John Bush, Joey Vera, Phil Sandoval, Gonzo Sandoval and Jeff Duncan, looked and sounded great as they kicked ass on a set that included the title track from their latest release ‘Win Hands Down,’ ‘March of the Saint’ and the classic ‘Can U Deliver.’
It was great to see all the fans have a good time even though one fan had a little too much to drink and almost got beat for being an ass.
Armored Saint is on tour now. Be sure to catch them live before it’s too late. Here are a few more photos of the show… enjoy. -Ralph