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John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

Brace Your Arteries! Drive-Thru Metal Black Sabbath Cover Band MAC SABBATH is Coming to Town – New U.S. Tour Dates Announced

image003“… one of the most interesting bands to come around in a long, long time. They have Dead Kennedys’ outrageous sense of humor mixed with total irreverence and ornate style on top of a solid, engaging performance (even if the crowd is reluctant to respond). So while this whole thing was probably thought up after eating too many pot brownies, it is one of the most brilliant ideas in a long time.”­

Troy Farah, Phoenix New Times


“This is not a drill. Be it exchanging Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” for a “Pair-a-buns” or “Iron Man” for a “Frying Pan,” these food-focused musical dweebs are cooking up something hot ’n’ ready just for you.”Alicia Lutes, MTV.com


Loosen that belt and bring your love for extra cheese – MAC SABBATH is coming to feed your need for heavy metal! Named by Buzzfeed as one of the “13 Metal Bands You Didn’t Know How to React To”, MAC SABBATH will stake (or beef?) that claim in 14 remaining cities, making their way to Los Angeles, CA for a special Halloween tour closer show.


Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a MAC SABBATH show. Prepare for the strangest, yet most fascinating night of your foreseeable future. Set wise, this ain’t no value meal – innocent bystanders can enjoy 10 fantastically alarming Sabbath-turned-junk food themed tunes on this tour:


More Ribs

Chicken For The Slaves

Sweet Beef

Brand of Doom


Lord of the Swirled

Zippin Up the Uniform

Frying Pan

Cherries Are Fruits



Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun – MAC SABBATH puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show – complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises… basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams.


See below for a current listing of all remaining MAC SABBATH tour dates:



9/23 – Midland, TX @ Blue Max

9/24 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk

9/25 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova

9/26 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

9/27 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

9/29 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

9/30 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

10/1 – Greenley, CO @ Moxi Theater

10/2 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

10/24 – Reno, NV @ Cargo Concert Hall

10/29 – Santa Monica, CA @ Tastemade Studios

10/30 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl

10/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

12/18 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory


About MAC SABBATH, in the words of Manager Mike Odd…

It was the Year of Our Lord 2013, and I was devouring a cheeseburger in a Chatsworth, CA franchise of a certain multinational fast food conglomerate, which shall remain nameless. A crazed skull face painted, dirt-bag, clown sat down beside me. This Skeletor reject of Uriah Heap introduced himself as Ronald Osborne and was familiar with my work. I was informed that Ronald, Slayer Mac Cheeze, Grimalice, and the Cat Burglar, were performing secret rock shows in the bunker-like basements of the local restaurants. But the time had come, he said, to bring drive-thru metal up from the “underground,” and he asked if I would consider becoming the manager. BAM! Abruptly we were thrown to the sidewalk (apparently the daytime manager was not informed of this activity). I looked over at Ronald, watched him brush off the sodium chloride and GMO remnants of my UN happy meal.


Before I knew it, I was in a burger stand bomb shelter, witnessing Black Sabbath music, hilarious fast food lyrics, smoldering clown heads with laser eyes, a giant purple gumdrop bass player, and Tony Iommi with a giant cheeseburger head. I was confused, amazed and can’t ever remember feeling so… happy!


I agreed to manage his band. It wasn’t going to be easy—nothing ever is with a disturbed clown and a band of Monsanto mutants who refuse to reveal their identities because they think they came here from a wormhole in space-time direct from 1970. So pull up to the window and check your order, because I am proud to present the world’s newest concept in entertainment, the culinary disgrace that is MAC SABBATH!




Grimalice – bass

Ronald Osbourne – vocals

The Cat Burglar – drums

Slayer MacCheeze – guitar

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