In 2009 brothers and Internet radio DJs Turbo and Jay Scorpion (both of whom have Spinal Muscular Atrophy) decided to take their love of rock and metal music, support from the rock and metal community, and desire to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy and turned it into Rock Against Dystrophy. The purpose of Rock Against Dystrophy is to raise money and awareness about Muscular Dystrophy by holding benefit concerts featuring local area rock and metal bands and the occasional rock and metal star in the New York and New Jersey area with proceeds going to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
In 2013 Rock Against Dystrophy held its first ever All Star show at Crossroads and then at Dingbatz last year. The support from the rock and metal community for RAD continues to grow and 2016 has the show moving again.
On Sunday, August 21st 2016 the Rock Against Dystrophy All Star Edition 2016 benefit concert will be at The Headliner in Neptune, New Jersey. The show will have TattooTony return to MC the event. The benefit will feature performances by High Octane, Broken Past, New Day Dawn, a special set from New Jersey’s metal legends T.T. Quick and will wrap up with a performance from the RAD All Stars.
Returning to lead the RAD All Stars are Mark Tornillo (T.T. Quick / Accept) and Bobby Blitz (Overkill) and joining them are Chris Caffery (Savatage / Trans Siberian Orchestra), David DiPetro (T.T. Quick), Bob Pantella (Monster Magnet / The Atomic Bitchwax), Danny Watts (BulletBoys), Kenny Dubman and Scott Metaxas (Prophet) with more still to be announced.
Ticket sales information will be coming soon and if you’d like to donate to Rock Against Dystrophy you can visit www.rockagainstdystrophy.org.