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2008.05.01 - Press Release - Bumblefoot To Create All-Star Band In Support Of 2008 Rock Against Diabetes Charity Concert

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Post by Blackstar Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:18 am

Guns~N~Roses Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT to Create ALL-STAR BAND
In support of 2008 ROCK AGAINST DIABETES Charity Concert


HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 1, 2008) - Guns N Roses guitarist Ron Thal (aka Bumblefoot) has committed himself to this years Rock Against Diabetes event by orchestrating an All Star Band composed of top metal/rock artists of the last two decades.

"I want to help bring attention, awareness, and hopefully get some people thinking about what they can do to prevent diabetes, or how they can lend a hand to someone living with it" explains Thal. "I have been reaching out to musicians to form a group that hasn't ever played together before, something very special just for this one night. This is an important event, and it's a privilege to be able to participate.

Participants of the All Star Band, yet to be named will be announced once they commit to the project. More information on the All Star Band, as well as current and any other lineup changes can be found at www.rockagainstdiabetes.org.

The band will perform live at www.deeprockdrive.com in Las Vegas. There are a very small amount of VIP tickets available only by auction. To bid on these limited edition VIP tickets, visit www.rockagainstdiabetes.org/auction .The rest of the world, will be able to take in the event from the comfort of their homes, in HD as a fully interactive web broadcast. Tickets are available at www.deeprockdrive.com/event/5462/rock_against_diabetes_2008 Tickets are only $9.99 and each ticket purchaser has the option to invite 5 friends to view FREE.

For more information visit www.rockagainstdiabetes.org, www.bumblefoot.com, or www.deeprockdrive.com

ABOUT ROCK AGAINST DIABETES
Rock Against Diabetes was created my Vancouver music writer and diabetic amputee Darrin Buchanan in 2007. After diagnosis as a type 2 diabetic in 2006, and a resultant below knee amputation of his right foot in March 2008, Darrin has chosen to dedicate his energies to this project to help ensure others do not walk down the same path that he chose previous to diagnosis. The main objective of Rock Against Diabetes, is to provide a FREE worldwide online tool, for all diabetic suffers as well as pre-diabetics to use to eat correctly, set goals and prevent the sometimes brutal complications the disease can inflict on sufferers. 88% of diabetic complications can be slowed or prevented with a proper safe diet. Rock Against diabetes will also donate a portion of all money collected to The BC Children's Hospital, to support the Endocrinology and Diabetic area of care, as well as the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, to support the breakthrough studies in diabetic research they have had. For more information on the causes supported by Rock Against Diabetes, visit www.rockagainstdiabetes.org/causes.htm. For more information about Rock Against Diabetes 2008 Darrin Buchanan darrin@rockagainstdiabetes.org

http://www.bumblefoot.com/press/20080501-pressrelease.htm
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Post by Blackstar Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:20 am

Another press release about the charity concert, May 13, 2008:
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Special one of a kind "Bumblefoot" Edition VIP tickets for Rock Against Diabetes 2008 now on auction

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 13, 2008) - Only 50 sets of these tickets exist and only ONE set of these Bumblefoot special edition tickets are available. Ticket holders will be the ONLY guests at the live event of Rock Against Diabetes 2008 from Las Vegas NV. All other guests will enjoy this unique experience in broadband HD from the comfort of their homes.

This pair of tickets will allow the ticket owner full access all day to the live event at Deep Rock Drive. Intimate access to Evel Dick Donato, our host and the acts performing including Bumblefoot and his All Star Band, Eric Martin, Rafael Moreira's Magnetico, Y&T, LA Guns, Cliff Morrison (son of the Doors' Jim Morrison) and the Lizard Sun Band and the many special guests that may pop in during the show. There will also be one of a kind swag being given away by Rock Against Diabetes, the bands, and Deep Rock Drive. A VERY cool limited edition T-shirt, perfect to have signed, autograph sessions from the bands, and a part of the recording of the entire event!

This pair of tickets is for the event only, and does not include travel or lodging in Las Vegas.

Bid on these tickets: http://www.rockagainstdiabetes.org/auction/item.php?id=8
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT, GO TAKE A SHOT AT ATTENDING A ONE OF A KIND SHOW!!

This special Bumblefoot edition of tickets includes:
The tickets, an autographed Bumblefoot T-shirt, A limited edition (only 3 in existance) Bumblefoot/Rock Against Diabetes Spectraflex guitar cord, an autographed set of Normal and Abnormal CD's and a few other cool items from Rock Against Diabetes. This ALSO offers the ONLY way to get a free pass into the Rock Against Diabetes PRE CONCERT KICKOFF party.

This show is on August 22nd, at Club ROX on the strip, sponsored by Budweiser, and will feature performances by DARIO LORINA'S (the young guitar prodigy of the Jani Lane Band)new band KARNEVAL, LA GUNS, RAFAEL MOREIRA's power trio MAGNETICO, and of course, BUMBLEFOOT and other guests that are going to get up and play for you. Drink tickets and food are part of the deal.

All proceeds go to funding this first of it's kind event and the initiatives set out by Rock Against Diabetes to help ease the suffering and pain of diabetics, through proper nutritional education and support.

Bid on these tickets: http://www.rockagainstdiabetes.org/auction/item.php?id=8

PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR BAND LINEUP AND INFORMATION
www.rockagainstdiabetes.org

Good Luck!!!!

http://www.bumblefoot.com/press/20080513-pressrelease.htm
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Post by Blackstar Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:26 am

Another press release related to the event, May 20, 2008:
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Does YOUR band wanna share the stage with Bumblefoot?

The Rock Against Diabetes 2008 Opening Band Search Competition

To celebrate the bringing of music to a global audience, in an online HD broadcast, Rock Against Diabetes has decided to find the opening act where else, but on the music Social Networks of the internet. Myspace, Facebook, Garageband, PureVolume and the multitude of other musical communities will be invited to submit their music, and videos to Rock Against Diabetes to be judged, and pared down to a Top 10, that will be judged by a panel of musicians, promoters, television personalities and industry giants.

The winner of the contest, that will begin May 20th, 2008 and conclude with a winner on July 26th, 2008 will receive the following:

1) A slot in the kickoff pre party in Las Vegas at Club ROX on Friday August 22nd, 2008 playing with KARNEVAL, featuring Dario Lorina, MAGNETICO, featuring Rafael Moreira, Bumblefoot of Guns N Roses and MORE!!!!

2) The opening slot for the worldwide broadcast of Rock Against Diabetes 2008, with LA GUNS, CLIFF MORRISON (Son of Doors singer Jim Morrison), Y&T, LEATHERWOLF, BUMBLEFOOT AND HIS ALL STAR BAND, MAGNETICO w/ Rafael Moreira and a few other acts.

3) To promote your band before, during and after the broadcast on August 23rd 2008

4) A musical prize package, including band gear, and other critical items to help a new band succeed.

5) The DVD ready HD footage of their entire performance

6) Full billing as an act on the show, and a share in all PR and media releases and advertising

There will be many more things included to sweeten the pot as sponsors come on board.

How it works.

Bands will add Rock Against Diabetes and Deep Rock Drive on Myspace, and Top Friend both.

http://www.myspace.com/rockagainstdiabetes and http://www.myspace.com/deeprockdrive

The bands will then email submissions@rockagainstdiabetes.org with the link to their Myspace profile and intent to participate

The bands will upload their tracks and videos to Myspace, and will be judged on ALL content that is on the Myspace to listen to and watch.

A list of ALL the participating bands and links will be put on www.rockagainstdiabetes.org

The panel of judges will trim the list down to the top 10 choices, with those 10 being added to a voting page on www.rockagainstdiabetes.org once the Top 10 are determined.

This page will be available by June 1st, 2008

THE PANEL OF JUDGES

Ron Thal aka Bumblefoot - Guns N Roses guitarist.

Danny Socolof - Founder of Deep Rock Drive.

Junkman - KNAC

John Ostronomy - Talking Metal dot com

Marc Minarik - Designer and Co Founder Minarik Guitars.

There will be a voting system for ALL people to come and vote on the Top 10 bands. These people will all be given the opportunity at that time to get a free online ticket to watch Rock Against Diabetes 2008 live on Deep Rock Drive.

http://www.deeprockdrive.com/event/5462/rock_against_diabetes_2008

With the public voting accounting for 50% of the decision, and the judges making a decision based on that voting, a winner will be awarded on July 26th, and will share in all PR and media releases regarding this years events.

At this time, it is only open to bands in Continental North America, (unless out of country bands want to arrange for their own travel expenses) and Flights are NOT included until sponsorship is found to cover that expense. All prizes mentioned above and hotel/food will be provided for August 22nd and August 23rd. As more sponsors come on board, and prizes available, they will be announced.

GOOD LUCK

RULES:

BAND MUST BE UNSIGNED OR INDIE LABEL

SUBMITTING MUSIC AND VIDEOS TO ANYWHERE OTHER THAN MYSPACE IS NOT ALLOWED NO EMAIL SUBMISSIONS

DIRECT CONTACT OF JUDGES REGARDING CONTEST WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION

ROCK AGAINST DIABETES AND DEEP ROCK DRIVE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO USE THE DVD FOOTAGE OF YOUR PERFORMANCE FOR USE IN ADVERTISING AS WELL AS COMMERCIAL USAGE.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN

ANY QUESTIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO submissions@rockagainstdiabetes.org

http://www.bumblefoot.com/press/20080520-pressrelease.htm
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Post by Blackstar Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:32 am

Another press release, June 1, 2008:
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ROCK AGAINST DIABETES AUCTION

New Vigier Excalibur "Bumblefoot Signature Series" Guitar
Bumblefoot will personalize the autograph for the winner


This AMAZING guitar was donated to the auction by Bumblefoot's long time guitar endorser VIGIER GUITARS. www.vigierguitars.com

Thanks to Patrice Vigier for allowing the charity to have this BEAUTIFUL guitar and case for use in this one of a kind auction. The photos in this listing are the actual photos of the guitar, with Ron holding. (Nice Versace Ron!!)

As the winner of the guitar is going to most likely want to play it, Ron Thal (Bumblefoot) will personalize the autograph to what the winner wishes, and will also place the autograph wherever the winner would like it, to ensure it stays intact and not smudged or worn off. I will co-ordinate the autograph and shipping of the guitar once a winning bidder is declared.

See below for the full specifications of the guitar.

Excalibur Bfoot signature, HS Ref: VE6-CV4BF
Excalibur Bfoot signature, HS, Vigier/Floyd vibrato
Type: Solid body
Number of strings: 6

Neck
Type: Bolt-on featuring the 10/90 System (10% carbon, 90% wood) More informations?
Wood: Maple naturally dried for 3 years
Shape: D
Finish: Matte varnish
Width of neck at nut: 42mm / 1.65"
Width of neck at last fret: 57,7mm / 2.27"
Depth of neck at first fret: 19,5mm / .76"
Depth of neck at 12th fret: 23mm / .90"
String spacing at nut: 35mm / 1.38"
String spacing at bridge: 53mm / 2.08"
Action as supplied at 12th fret, treble: 1,5mm / .0059"
Action as supplied at 12th fret, bass: 2mm / .0078"
Type of nut: Locking nut + hardened zero fret technology

Fingerboard
Wood: Rosewood
Radius: 300mm / 11.81"
Type of frets: Medium
Number of frets: 24 + zero fret
Scale length: 650mm / 25.6"
Inlay: Dots

Body
Wood: Two center-joined pieces of solid, naturally aged wood More informations?
Finish: Varnish dries for 5 weeks minimum

Accessories
Machine heads brand name: Vigier
Type of bridge: Floyd Rose pivoting on needles bearings.
*Note that on the Excalibur Bfoot the tremolo rests on the body and therefore can be used only one way.
Bridge brand name: Vigier
End pin: Brass casing that inserts deep into the body and locks the strap button in place.
Finish: Chrome

Electronic
Pickup brand name: DiMarzio
Type of pickup: H/S
Pickup model: Chopper/ToneZone More informations?
Controls: Volume, Tone
Switch: 5 positions
Pickup selector:
1 Chopper
2 Chopper + Tone Zone out of phase
3 Chopper + Tone Zone
4 Tone Zone in single-coil
5 Tone Zone
Shielding: Yes

Miscellaneous
Weight: 3Kg / 6.6lbs
Delivered with gig bag/case: Hard case
Options: Matching headstock
Left handed version: Not available
Accessories: Bumblefoot's inventiveness made use of a sewing thimble as a bottle neck. It's been conveniently placed on the guitar body so he can easily cover his finger and create his amazing sounds.
Strings: Vigier 9-42
Warranty: 2 years
Made in: France


PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR BAND LINEUP AND INFORMATION
www.rockagainstdiabetes.org or www.myspace.com/rockagainstdiabetes

Rock Against Diabetes raises money for a new initiative to provide diabetics, pre diabetics and people concerned about a safe healthy diet to reduce the chance of diabetic onset and diabetic complications.

Please be sure to only bid if you intend to follow through with the transaction.

See the shipping instructions below.

If you have any questions please email me before bidding. GOOD LUCK!!!

*PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA, AND ARE INTERESTED IN BIDDING. I WILL ADD YOU TO THE BIDDERS LIST. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES INCURRED IF YOU BUY THE GUITAR.

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