Third Annual ‘Bowl For Ronnie’ Bowling Party Announced

The third annual Bowl For Ronnie bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Friday, October 6, at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event, hosted by Eddie Trunk, will include a celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle drawing. Last year’s Bowl For Ronnie brought in $36,500 for the cancer charity, which is now in its eighth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.

Bowl For Ronnie participants can anticipate an evening of fun, food and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund. Among the raffle prizes will be a specially designed bowling ball and pin featuring the Bowl For Ronnie artwork (see below).

The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. Previous Bowl For Ronnie events brought together entertainers and artists such as Grammy Award-winning duo TENACIOUS D featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Tom Morello (PROPHETS OF RAGE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), John 5, members of MASTODON, Steven Adler of GUNS N’ ROSES, Lita Ford, members of the Grammy-nominated group STONE SOUR and many more. Last year, John 5 and Tom Morello, as members of Eddie Trunk‘s bowling team, took top honors for the highest celebrity bowling team score.

Radio personality Eddie Trunk will once again host the event and captain his own bowling team at the event. Additionally, L.A.’s rock station KLOS will sponsor a bowling team made up of on-air personalities and celebrity musicians.

100% of the net proceeds from the Bowl For Ronnie will go to the Dio Cancer Fund. Individual tickets and lane sponsorships are now on sale, and participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team.

The Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.

Tickets are now on sale at this location.

* Individual Spectator: $50 per person (includes pizza and general admission)
* Individual Bowler: $75 (includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
* Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $1995 private lane for 6 bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane, 6 VIP party passes and access to Artist/VIP lounge, 2 drink tickets per team member, 6 “Bowl For Ronnie” t-shirts, pizza and shoe rental)

Source: Blabbermouth

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Rex Brown Says Pantera Have Been ‘Close’ to Reuniting

Here is the interview for Loudwire where he talks about the possibility of Pantera reunion and his new record.

Obviously, there will never be a true Pantera reunion, but it doesn’t stop the metal world from praying that Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown and Vinnie Paul would get together to perform again. During Rex Brown’s most recent visit to our studio, he spoke about how close the surviving Pantera members have come to reuniting.

With historic reunions by Guns N’ Roses and the Misfits shaking the rock world to its core, it seems like there’s truly no bad blood that can’t be reconciled. Pantera / Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul has claimed he’ll never speak to vocalist Philip Anselmo ever again, so getting in a rehearsal space seems very unlikely. Anselmo and Brown have remained close over the years, though, so those fences don’t need to be mended.

According to Rex, gigantic offers have been made to Pantera to stage a reunion, with the bassist estimating “ten times” the amount the Misfits made at their Riot Fest performances in 2016. When we asked how close Pantera has come to accepting the offers, Brown replied, “Close.”

“I’d love to get out there and play those song again,” Brown added. “If everybody else was willing to do it, get us all in a room and get that water underneath the bridge all settled and make some music again, but it would be different, we’d be missing something.”

While it will be impossible to ever replace the late, great Dimebag Darrell on guitar, one name that has popped up in recent years is Zakk Wylde.

“I’d get up there and do it for f—king nothing,” Rex concluded. As for Brown’s current work, fans have been getting behind his new solo cuts “Crossing Lines” and “Train Song.” Rex’s upcoming solo album, Smoke On This, due out July 28, will show an entirely new side of the veteran musician. Preorders are available at iTunes and PledgeMusic.