Bobbie Brown won the Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1987 title and represented Louisiana in the Miss Teen USA 1987 pageant broadcast live from El Paso, Texas in July 1987. Brown won the spokesperson competition on Star Search a record thirteen times. In 1990, she hosted the syndicated fashion series Preview: The Best of the New. Brown also appeared in TV shows such as Married... with Children (three episodes) and films such as 1993's Last Action Hero in which fellow Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson portrayed Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter.
Brown worked as a model for Budweiser and other companies. She also appeared in music videos, including Great White's "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and "House of Broken Love" and Hurricane's "I'm On To You." She is best remembered as the girl in Warrant's "Cherry Pie" video released in 1990.
In the late 1990s, she hosted a TV infomercial that advertised the eight-CD set called "Big Rock: The 80s Generation." In 2009, Brown wrote and hosted the VH1 documentary series, "Do It For the Band: Women of the Sunset Strip".
In 2012, Brown joined the cast of the reality show Ex-Wives of Rock, airing on the Fuse network. In November 2013, Brown's memoir co-written with Caroline Ryder and titled Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on the Sunset Strip, was published by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Brown currently runs an online clothing store www.bobbiejeanbrown.net
Ron Jeremy has appeared in videos by Sublime, Mercury Rev, Moby, Insane Clown Posse, Kid Rock, LMFAO, Everclear, Sam Kinison, Guns N' Roses, Mad Yellow Sun, Los Umbrellos, XXX Rottweiler Hundar (Icelandic),The Radioactive Chicken Heads, A Day To Remember, Escape The Fate, Christina Linhardt, Necro, Flight of the Conchords, My Darkest Days, Armin Van Buuren, The Meices, and Steel Panther. In addition, he released a rap single called "Freak Of The Week" which peaked at 95 on the Billboard rap charts; a music video for this was also produced. Jeremy introduced Boston ska punk band Big D and the Kids Tableat the 2011 and 2013 Vans Warped Tour in Carson, California, and also appeared in their new video for the song One Day. In 2001, he made a small appearance in industrial/groove metal band Fear Factory's DVDDigital Connectivity, where he welcomes the viewer, in the "Digimortal" portion of the DVD, "to the world of Fear Factory". In 2008, Brooklyn rap artist Necro featured Ron as well as Jack Napier, Rebeca Linares, and several others for the videos "Who's Ya Daddy" and "I Wanna F**k". In 2011, he appeared in LMFAO's music video for the song "Sexy And I Know It". In 2011, he also appeared on the rap group "Bankrupt Records" album "Double Vision" on the skit "The Ron Jeremy Call".
In 2012, he appeared in Canadian rock band My Darkest Days music video for their song "Casual Sex". In 2013, he appeared in the music video for the song "This Is What It Feels Like" by famous DJ Armin van Buuren, later in the year he appeared in a music video, a parody of "Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus song)" by YouTuber Bart Baker.
Rudy Sarzo is a professional recording and performing artist worldwide with a career spanning over 35 years. As a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, from March 1981 to September 1982, Rudy toured the world in support of the “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary Of a Madman” records. My bass playing can be heard on Ozzy’s multimillion selling CD “Tribute” and “Speak of the Devil” CD and DVD.
As a member of Quiet Riot, from September 1982 to January 1985, Rudy recorded the multi-platinum albums “Metal Health”, the first Heavy Metal debut to reach #1 on the Billboard charts and “Condition Critical”. During this period I headlined worldwide tours, appeared on numerous MTV videos and was voted #1 Bassist in Circus Magazine for 1983.
As a member of Whitesnake, from April 1987 to September 1994 Rudy recorded the multi-platinum album “Slip of the Tongue”. During this period I also performed worldwide on headline tours in support of the multiplatinum “1987” and “Slip of the Tongue” albums and appeared on 6 MTV videos.
As a member of the reunited Quiet Riot, from May 1997 to August 2003, Rudy performed worldwide on headlining tours and as special guests in support of the Quiet Riot CDs “Alive and Well” and "Guilty Pleasure.I also appeared on VH1’s Quiet Riot, Behind the Music. In November of 2003, “Quiet Riot Live in The 21st Century” DVD was released after the group disbanded. My recordings with all of these artists combined have sold over 30 million copies.
In February of 2004, Rudy joined Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force for the U.S. 30 city “Attack Tour”.
In April of 2004 Rudy became member of the multi-platinum Heavy Metal group DIO and remained the band's bassist until Ronnie's passing in 2010. During that time Rudy toured the world with DIO and recorded the "Holy Diver 25th Anniversary LIVE" DVD and CD and DIO's last studio track "Elektra".
In addition, when Rudy was not busy with DIO, he toured the world with Blue Oyster Cult until 2012.
From 2013 through 2014 Rudy was a recording and touring member of Geoff Tate's Queensryche.
Today Rudy continues to tour and record as a solo artist and with such bands as Animetal USA, Project Rock and GUNZO.
Gioia Bruno (Gioia is pronounced JOY-ah!) made her mark on the music scene as a member of the chart busting Arista Records pop group Exposé . Gioia was born in Bari, Italy and raised in New Jersey. At the age of 16, she started singing in nightclubs with bands. While performing at the Gee Wiz night club in Miami, Florida, she was approached by Frank Diaz of Pantera Group Enterprises, who offered her a role in Exposé. Gioia accepted the offer and joined the group, along with Jeanette Jurado and Ann Curless.
One by one, Expose’ started releasing platinum selling albums (Exposure and What You Don't Know) and numerous Billboard top-ten hit singles including: Come Go With Me, Point Of No Return, Let Me Be The One, What You Don't Know, Tell Me Why, and Billboard's #1 hit single Seasons Change. Gioia also made many appearances on such national television shows as David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Solid Gold, Arsenio Hall, The Grammy Awards "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve," as well as MTV and VH1 Specials. Gioia was a guest VJ on the MTV network as well.
Before the third album could be completed Gioia was hit with devastating news, due to a benign tumor on her vocal cords she would now have to leave the group. With years of healthy living and a lot of prayer the tumor dissolved and Gioia started embarking on her musical career one again.
Gioia joined the band WET and shortly after embarked on her solo career and released "Free To Be" which became a hit and soon an anthem for the LGBTQ community. Now she is one of the hottest performers on the dance club scene, headlines gay pride events, circuit parties and dance clubs around the world. Gioia had amazing success with her Billboard top-ten dance club single From The Inside. The track, produced by Junior Vazquez, was featured on the Queer As Folk Season 3 series and soundtrack. In 2004, Gioia released her debut full-length solo album "Expose This" on KOCH Records to rave reviews. The CD features the Billboard dance chart hit Be Mine and club favorite I Was Made For Loving You. Gioia’s song Wreckin' My Nerves, produced by Chris Cox, was featured on the White Party USA Vol. 2. CD and was charted by some of the most influential DJ's as one of the top ten dance club hits of 2004.
In 2006, Gioia released Why Did You Call Me Again, co-written with Luis Martinez on Mix2Inside Records, which quickly became an international club hit.
In September 2006, she temporarily stopped touring as a solo artist and reunited with Exposé with members Curless and Jurado after a 15 year hiatus.
In the fall of 2007, she began devoting time to her solo career again while still touring with Exposé. A remake of Jackie Wilson's 1967 hit Higher and Higher on Harlequin Records was released and was marketed to dance clubs and charted on several charts.
Gioia completed a Christmas album and is working on a new studio album along with touring full time with Exposé.
Exposé is currently getting ready to re-release "Let Me Be The One" that featured Gioia on lead vocals and crossed the multi-platinum recording group onto the R&B charts.
In Fall of 2016 Gioia started working again with Lewis Martinee, the Mega producer who wrote and produced Exposé's first two Multi-Platinum albums "Exposure & What You Don't Know" and soon will be releasing her sophomore solo album of new music.
Her energy is infectious and her sense of humor... outrageous.. a bit left of center, she sings it, speaks it, and tells it like it is... Be prepared!! No wimps! Still... as rough as it gets Gioia is full of energy, music, and love. Every day provides the chance to continue on her mad mad journey through the ups and downs of 80's Anti-Diva life... lookout world!! You ain't seen NOTHING yet...
Chip Z'Nuff: Enuff Z’nuff is the living, breathing example of what a rock/ pop group should be. In fact, the band is the very chrome-glinted definition of it. It was the summer of 1989, and in came a strutting, loud and proud Enuff Z’nuff. With the release of the band’s self-titled debut album, the first single “New Thing” quickly tore up the radios airwaves, and became a favorite in heavy rotation on MTV.
In response to both its national and international success, the band followed up “New Thing” in 1990 with the release of the bittersweet rock ballad “Fly High Michelle”. The song immediately elevated the band to gold status and in 1991 had Rolling Stone magazine naming Enuff Z’nuff as “one of the more exciting and gifted bands on the scene today.”
Still a major force after 20 albums, Enuff Z’nuff has gone on to earn a legion of loyal fans, and has earned the respect and acclaim of its peers and contemporaries. Industry heavyweights have been singing the praises of the band for years:
Howard Stern: “Enuff Z’nuff deserve rockstar status.”
Paul Stanley: “Their debut album is a classic.”
David Letterman: “When it comes to rock n’ roll, these guys are all you need.”
Little Steven Van Zandt: “Enuff Z’nuff is one of the most underrated bands in the world.”
With every album and live performance packed to the brim with rock/ pop perfection, there are no signs of the band slowing down. You can catch the band on tour through 2017 in support of its soon to be released album Clowns Lounge.
Don Dokken During the 1980's, the music scene produced a multitude of hard rock clones. It seemed as if every singer screamed the same, and every guitarist was trying to sound just like the next. Thankfully, the 80's also saw the rise of one of the most
respected vocalists of the decade, Don Dokken. With his unique voice, and passionate style, he helped to make the band Dokken one of the biggest acts of the 80's hard rock scene.
Don Dokken has always had a love of music. In the late 1970's, he was playing in a band called Airborn, and had the opportunity to nail down a record deal in Germany. After seeing the band Xciter, and future bandmates George Lynch and Mick Brown, he knew that they would complete the band that would land the deal. Although Lynch and Brown weren't interested in joining forces with him when he first contacted them, he went ahead to Germany. Don must have had a premonition that the three of them would eventually end up working together, because, with the help of one of Xciter's
songs, he did get the deal. He finally convinced Lynch and Brown, along with bassist Juan Crouchier, to join him in Dokken soon after he received the German deal.
In 1983, America saw the release of the first Dokken album, "Breaking the Chains," but it wasn't until their sophomore release, "Tooth and Nail," that people began to take notice. Don's strong vocals, coupled with Lynch's blazing guitar playing and the steady rhythm section of Brown and their new bassist, Jeff Pilson, guided Dokken to imminent fame as one of the biggest rock bands of the 80's. Unfortunately, things were not always peaceful in the Dokken camp. The well publicized rumors about Don and George Lynch's dislike for each other took their toll on the band. In 1988, after the Monsters of Rock Tour and a multiplatinum album, Dokken decided to call it quits. Many fans saw that breakup as the end, but it turned out only to be part of the beginning. Don Dokken continued on as a solo artist, playing with a band made up of guitarists John Norum and Billy White, bassist Peter Baltes and drummer Mickey Dee. He also spent time as a producer for the band XYZ. Around late 1993, Don started to talk with Mick Brown, who had recently left Lynch Mob. They joined up with Jeff Pilson, and started to write songs. In 1994, they sent what they had written to George Lynch, who was impressed with the material. Together, they decided to
reform and record a new Dokken album.
Since 1994, Dokken has released three studio albums, two live CDs, a Greatest Hits album, as well as their first two DVDs. Dokken also lost George Lynch, gained Reb Beach, and is now kicking off a new era with guitarist John Norum after the recent departure of Reb. One thing has remained constant over the years - there is never a dull moment when Dokken is involved.
Many fans of the 80's metal scene applauded Dokken for rejoining and putting out a new album when the music scene was so saturated with "Modern Rock." Don has been adamant about bringing hard rock music back from the grave that so
many had believed it to be buried. When Don Dokken sings, people listen. When he gets up on the stage, people support him. Don is a musician that has come a long way from those days with Airborn. He has demonstrated to all of us what can be acheived when you stay true to yourself and your dreams. His belief is that rock will rise again, and he can take pride in the fact that he and Dokken will have helped pave the way.
Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers is best known as pioneer of robotic popping for his role as the Turbo character from classic dance/hip hop movies Breakin’ and Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo (both released in 1984). He wowed viewers with his elastic-bodied poppin’ and break dancing, while his distinct slanted eyes (due to his mixed Creole and African American heritage) and cute gap-toothed smile made him an instant on-screen heartthrob. However his resume extends a lot further than these two movies, and he has contributed many more groundbreaking moments, trends and influences within hip hop culture and the world of dance.
Michael’s professional career has spanned three decades, and he has been dancing for four. He has added his magic touch to award-winning and game-changing work by Lionel Richie, Paula Abdul, Chaka Khan and even Bart Simpson. In addition he has had personal requests for lessons from the likes of Lord of the Dance legend Michael Flatley, and appeared in Hollywood movies such as Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey as well as working with Michael Jackson. Recently Boogaloo Shrimp was featured as a guest on Steve Harvey show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show in a comedy parody of Breakin as well as The Lopez Tonight show. Boogaloo Shrimp also has performed with Wayne Brady for the Dizzy Feet foundation, Black Eyed Peas, Jabbawockeez and has inspired a new generation of dancers who are the hottest Dubstep performers on you tube as well as So you think you can dance.
Mix Master Mike is names as one of the greatest DJs of all time by USA Today, he got his initial itch for vinyl while growing up in San Francisco listening to his uncle's extensive record collection. Years later, the moment that had the most impact on him was catching Grandmixer DST on stage with Herbie Hancock.
With his new found love for hip-hop and his foray into the art of scratching, Mike got involved in the mobile DJ business. Entering Dj competitions, rocking house parties, weddings and all those other "cutting the chops" type of gigs for experience and exposure.
It was at one of those parties that he met Richard Quitevis, better known as Q-Bert. Q-Bert wasn't a DJ at the time, but was so impressed with Mike’s scratching technique that it had the same effect on him as watching Grandmixer DST had for Mike. The following day, Richard went over to Mike's to watch him practice and it was there that the two quickly became friends.
In 1992, Mike was the first West Coast DJ to become World Champion by winning the New Music Seminar DJ Battle for World Supremacy in New York City. That same year, Mike, DJ Apollo and Q-Bert, known as the first ever scratch band, won the DMC World title.
In 1993, Mike and Q-Bert decided to take the competition to the next level by teaming up as a scratch duo known as "The Dream Team" and won the title once again.
In 1994, after winning three consecutive world titles and consistently coming out on top, Mike and Q-Bert were asked to step down from further competition as their domination was too much for the rest of the pack. The two performed an amazing "farewell" set and were honored to become DMC judges.
Shortly thereafter, friends and fellow turn tablists Triple Threat - Apollo (Apollo Novicio), D-Styles (Dave Cuasito)and Shortkut (Jonathan Cruz) - joined Mike and Q-Bert to form the Invisible Skratch Picklz (ISP), the most influential and recognizable turntablist crew in hip hop history. Though the ISP no longer exists, the five founders still remain close to this day.
It was a chance meeting at the Rock Steady Anniversary Jam in NYC in 1994 with Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys that would propel Mike to the next level. The two exchanged numbers and Mike often left crazy scratch messages on Adam's answering service. Fellow Beasties Mario C and Mike D caught on to his scratch message craze and in 1997 requested Mike's studio work for their multi-platinum album Hello Nasty. Soon after completion of Hello Nasty's recording, the Beastie Boys offered Mike to become their resident DJ.
In the summer of 1999, the International Turntablist Federation honored Mike with The Grandwizard Theodore lifetime achievement award for the advancement of the turntable as a musical instrument. The new millennium brought more amazing things from Mike. In March 2000 the Eye of the Cyclops EP (Asphodel) dropped to brilliant reviews winning the California Music Awards as "Best New Electronic Album," with his first-ever mix CD Spin Cycle (Moonshine) following in 2001. Also check: Return Of The Cyclops (Asphodel), a special anthology of Mike's works recorded before and after his seminal album, Anti-Theft Device (Asphodel, 1999). In 2004 , mike released "Bangzilla" which is nothing short of the titles reference. Its A Battle through the zektarian constellations as mike hits you with action packed kick drums to the chest and a relentless assault of hardcore scratch compositions bound to challenge your musical intellect.
Never one to take a break, Mike's credits also include his weekly "SPIN PSYCLE" radio show on KROQ-FM Los Angeles, as well as working with EA Sports on the "SSX 1" "SSX 2" "knockout kings" and "Jet Grind Radio" for Sony Dreamcast . He also produced music for the motion picture soundtrack for Jail, Hospitals & Hip Hop, hosted the ESPN Action Sports Awards, The MTV Movie Awards and is also prominently featured in the indie film "SCRATCH".
Mike's latest work , "NAPALM ROCKETS" is a collision of dubstep and hip hop which is sure to Rattle the foundations of music. Follow the man , the myth, the legend we call "mix master" as his legacy continues.
Never one to take a break, Mike's credits also include his weekly "SPIN PSYCLE" radio show on KROQ-FM Los Angeles, as well as working with EA Sports on the "SSX 1" and "SSX 2" video games and on "Jet Grind Radio" for Sony Dreamcast and Knockout kings . He also produced music for the motion picture soundtrack for Jail, Hospitals & Hip Hop, hosted the ESPN Action Awards and is also prominently featured in the indie film "SCRATCH".
Mike's latest work , "NAPALM ROCKETS" is a collision of dubstep and hard hip hop which is sure to Rattle the foundations of music. Follow the man , the myth, the legend we call "mix master" as his legacy continues.
Samantha Newark: With a wildly loyal global fan-base for her voice-over work as "Jem" and "Jerrica" in the cartoon classic "Jem and the Holograms" Samantha is also a part of the iconic Hasbro brand "Transformers" with guest-starring roles as "Ariel", "Elise Presser" and "The Zamajon Empress". She can be heard as the gentle British voice of Peter Pan's mother in the classic Steven Spielberg's feature film "Hook". and starred in the campy horror flick Summer Camp Nightmare with Chuck Conners as rebel camper Debbie. Samantha appears in the 2015 live action Jem and the holograms feature film alongside Juliet Lewis, Molly Ringwald and Aubrey Peeples in special cameo role, her shout out to legions of original fans. In the late 2000's Samantha was invited into the prestigious Leonard Cohen circle as a back-up singer and went on to tour extensively as a back up singer with the stadium worthy "Bricks in the Wall" belting out the Sights and Sounds of Pink Floyd. Based in Nashville TN since 2014 Samantha is writing and recording her 3rd solo album called "HOLOGRAM". Her original music and vocals can be heard on many block buster game titles such as God of War, Twisted Metal black and Wild Arms 3, movie soundtracks and hit TV shows such as Smallville, Gossip Girl, The Ellen Show and the Kardashian franchise and more. Samantha was Invited back in 2015 to do more voice work in the up coming animated short film HG Chicken starring Bobcat Goldthwait, the same animation team that brought Pound Dogs the animated festival favorite to the screen. She also can be heard narrating the audio book for "Square Zair Pair" a children's book from author Jase Peeples and illustrator Christine Knopp.
Tuesday Lynn Knight (born February 17, 1969) is an American actress. The daughter of composer Baker Knight, she is perhaps best remembered for her role as Kristen Parker in the 1988 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. Tuesday also recorded the song "Nightmare" used during the film's opening credits. She appears as herself in the 1994 Wes Craven film Wes Craven's New Nightmare as well as the 2010 film Sex and the City 2. In 1986, she appeared on the original demo for the production that would become Jekyll & Hyde for Frank Wildhorn.
After working on the Quiet Riot album "Metal Health" as backing vocals, Tuesday released a solo album Tuesday Knight in 1987 on Parc/CBS Records. It contained a cover version of Prince's "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?" The album's sole single was called "Out of Control." Her second album Here it Comes had more of a commercial success then her previous attempt. In 1990, she sang the song "Ivory Tower" on the Mad About You soundtrack. In 1996, she sang a cover of The Police's song "Every Breath You Take" in an episode of the Profiler entitled "I'll Be Watching You". In 2001, Tuesday provided her voice for the song "If It Takes All Night" in the film The Theory of the Leisure Class. She later watched a performance by the David Bowie Tribute Band Space Oddity and joined them as Keyboardist and Backing vocals.
Knight's most recent album "Faith" was released on September 17, 2012. The 18 track album features a collection of songs recorded over the past twenty-five years.
Stephen Pearcy, Lead vocalist, solo artist, founder, song writer for the mega platinum rock band RATT releases his 4th solo record in 2015. The first single “I Can’t Take It” from his new release titled “SMASH”, debuted on Eddie Trunks show this week 1/2015. The band Ratt created by Stephen in 1983. Signed to Atlantic Records in 1984. First hit single “Round & Round” from the multi platinum top ten debut album “Out of the Cellar”.
Stephen created his own indie record label Top Fuel Records in 1995 and released several solo records. Over (15) Million records sold in the US alone, over (20) albums recorded to date by Stephen Pearcy, he is an accomplished producer, creator of TV programs, writer, art director, marketing director and owner product creator of “Mic Knuckle”-hands free mic holder.
With over (20) CD’s released worldwide, gold and platinum long form videos to his credit, Pearcy continues to record and tour vigorously to the delight of a new emerging fan base of “metalists”.
Today Stephen Pearcy continues to perform concerts around the world and heads Top Fuel World LLC, an entertainment group creating reality based tv shows, music videos, music for commercials, tv and movies.
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Dennis Haskins is best known for his portrayal of the beloved and iconic Mr. Belding on "Saved by the Bell" for it's entire 11 year run on NBC's Saturday morning lineup. Haskins, dubbed everyone's favorite principal, developed Mr. B into a part of American teen culture. “Bell” is still in syndication around the world! This is the show's 25th anniversary!
Dennis's 35+ year acting career continues with guest star roles on “Hot in Cleveland” with America’s sweetheart, Betty White, “New Girl” with Zooey Deschanel, “Jennifer Falls” with Jaime Pressly, the highly acclaimed Mad Men@ and a cameo on Victorious. Other major TV credits include Men of a Certain Age, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The West Wing. Dennis's prime time television acting career started in Conyers, GA back in the late 70's when he filmed his first TV role on the very first Dukes of Hazzard! Film credits include Seth MacFarland’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West” with Charlize Theron, starring in the upcoming “Up on the Wooftop”, Shark Proof” with Jon Lovitz , the critically acclaimed Ocean of Pearls and others.
“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” recently reunited cast members from Saved by the Bell with a sketch seen around the world with over 31 million views on YouTube alone!
In addition to acting, Dennis continues to tour across America making personal appearances at various night clubs and over 90 minor league baseball stadiums for literally thousands of fans each year!
On August 31, 2009, Haskins released his first music album called "Karaoke With Your Favorite Principal Dennis." On the album, he sings everything from “Piano Man” to “Mustang Sally”, the latter being a duet with Hulk Hogan's daughter Brooke Hogan. The CD was recorded in the summer of 2009 at Mikron Studios in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, with Mike Headrick. Cody McCarver produced the project, and Mike Yarworth financed it. More recently, in 2011, Haskins appeared in the video for "See You In Shell" by experimental metalcore band I Wrestled a Bear Once, which parodied Saved By the Bell and films by John Hughes.
On a personal note, Dennis has made it his mission, to support as many charities as he can by donating personal appearances to American Airlines Celebrity Ski benefitting Cystic Fibrosis research, The Jimmy V benefitting cancer research, Jim Kelly for Hunter's Hope, Vince Neil's tournament for youth with cancer, the Phoenix/Scottsdale area benifitting disadvantaged youth for Alice Cooper, The ESPYs, and many others.
Dennis toured the Far East hosting a music tour for Navy Entertainment and proudly participated in two USO tours visiting our troops in Kosovo, Macedonia and Bosnia in 2000, and in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Oman and Khyrgystan Thanksgiving of 2002. He has flown with The Blue Angels!
Haskins was honored with The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga=s Most Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000 and has a regional high school academic decathlon named after him, The Dennis Haskins Open, now in its 17th year!
Gregory "Greg" D’Angelo is a drummer most famous for his work in the American band White Lion. Between 1981 and 1983, D'Angelo was a member of Anthrax. After leaving Anthrax, D’Angelo joined Cities. In 1985 he joined Jack Starr’s band Jack Starr's Burning Starr, appearing on the Rock the American Way LP. During the same year after the White Lion album Fight to Survive was released in Japan he replaced Nicky Capozzi in the band. The band gained worldwide success with the release of the albums Pride, Big Game and Mane Attraction. D'Angelo ran a recording studio in Los Angeles for a while before becoming involved in the film world, working as a producer on the children's movie Pumpkin Hill in 1997. He is also a former drummer for the band AntiProduct. He is currently working out of his home studio, and was supposed to fill in for Johnny Dee on Britny Fox's 2007 summer tour but broke his foot when a crash cymbal fell on it during rehearsal. Recently he Joined Greg Leon Invasion featuring Greg Leon (ex Dokken, ex Quiet Riot) and also Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy solo project.
Riki Rachtman Former host of HeadBangers Ball, Daisy of Love, Rock of Love; Charm School, Nationally Syndicated Radio host of Racing Rocks.
This summer he will be riding a motorcycle alone through all 48 states while raising money for Children with Cystic Fibrosis
Corey Feldman was born the 2nd of five children. His cherubic face and outgoing demeanor convinced his parents, Bob and Sheila, that he was made to be a star. This proved to be true because by the time he was 3, he landed his first role in a McDonald’s commercial. In his youth he appeared in over 100 television commercials and appeared on 50 TV shows from “Mork and Mindy” to “Eight is Enough” to “One day at a time”. He was also in the TV show Cheers, playing a Little Leaguer coached by Coach. He debuted in the films “Time After Time” and “The Fox and the Hound”, for Disney. He then went on to star in 15 #1 movies in a row. These movies included “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter” (1984), “Gremlins” (1984), “The Goonies” (1985), “The Burbs” (1989), “Stand By Me” (1986). In 1987, Feldman appeared with Corey Haim in “The Lost Boys”. This film marked the first on-screen pairing of Feldman and Haim, who became known as “The Two Coreys.” The pair went on to star in a string of films, including “License to Drive” (1988) and “Dream a Little Dream” (1989). Tired of the “Corey Mania”, Feldman and Haim decided to part ways professionally and to focus on their personal careers, although they remained close friends throughout the years until a feud in 2008, as documented by the A&E reality show “The Two Coreys”.In 1992, Feldman and Haim reunited for the HBO movie “Blown Away”. He then released his first solo album “Love Left” (1994). In the late 1990s, Feldman starred in the TV series “Dweebs” and released his second album, “Still Searching for Soul” (1999), with his band Corey Feldman’s Truth Movement.
Truth Movement did its first tour across America playing 33 dates to sold out crowds. Feldman released a third album “Former Child Actor” (2002). He also appeared in the first celebrity-driven reality series “The Surreal Life” on the WB network. On the show, he publicly married Susie Sprague on October 30, 2002. The next year, he made a cameo appearance in the film “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star”. He appeared alongside his wife, Susie, in the Moby music video “We Are All Made Of Stars”.
In 2004, Susie and Corey’s first child, Zen Scott Feldman, was born on August 7th. Feldman’s other acting work for 2004 included “The Birthday”, which received many awards, including Best Actor, at the Luxemburgh international film fest and best art direction at Sitges in Spain. In 2005, Feldman made his stage debut in the positively reviewed off-Broadway play “Fatal Attraction, a Greek Tragedy”. Also, for 3 years he played the voice of “Sparx-77” in Disneys “Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!” Which is still running on Toon Disney.
In 2007, Feldman and Corey Haim began a reality TV show entitled, “The Two Coreys”, on the A&E Network. In the winter of 2007, Feldman’s new film “Terror Inside” was released after the premiere of the A&E show. Feldman won Best actor for “Terror Inside” at the FLIFF. The offbeat horror film also stars his wife, Susie. In January 2008, Feldman, Susie, and Haim started production on the second season of “The Two Coreys”. Feldman was also Executive Producer for both seasons. During the summer of 2008, the Feldmans released a provocative PETA ad “Give peas a chance”, reminiscent of the John and Yoko “bed-in for peace” photo. On July 29th, “Lost Boys: The Tribe” was released. Feldman’s other acting work for 2008 include “Lucky Fritz” was shot in Berlin, Germany. The comedy film also stars his wife, Susie.
On November 25th, Feldman and Truth Movement released the Eco friendly album Titled “Technology Analogy”. The album reflects on the pros and cons of computer technology and how it is integrated into today’s society. Truth Movement is a Pink Floyd-inspired homage to classic rock. Their namesake is a tribute to Corey’s desire to write and perform with honesty and a goal to advocate the truth. The album features contributions by Pink Floyd’s Jon Carin and other Floyd-related musicians including Scotty Page (saxophonist from 86-89). Other talented musicians include Mark Karan of the Grateful Dead sub band Rat Dog.The album cover is also homage to their idols, designed by the legendary Storm Thorgerson, who has designed numerous album covers including the infamous “Dark Side Of The Moon” cover with its iconic refracting prism.
In 2009, Feldman and Truth Movement performed live at the “Green is the Colour” Green Carpet event alongside several Pink Floyd members and Mark Karan. He is currently executive producing and acting in “Lost Boys 3”. Feldman is editing Truth Movement’s first ever live DVD. He has big plans for Truth Movement and the environment in the works.
Tawny Kitaen burst onto television screens when MTV still showed music videos, many of which she appeared in, including Whitesnake’s hits “Here We Go Again” and “Is This Love”. Now, Kitaen showcases her acting skills in the award winning film, Come Simi. In the role of Dee-Dee, the aging porn actress, Kitaen shines, breaking through her previously typecast parts and emerging as an actor who stretches beyond the stereotypes, and showcases skills that are wide-ranging and on point. To play Dee-Dee, Kitaen relied on her uncanny ability to deconstruct everything in life, in this case, the film’s character, which is based on a real person, and subsequently bring to life a narcissistic yet inherently kind and slightly crazy character. In Come Simi, Tawny turns in her most evocative and emotive performance to date.
Born Julie Kitaen and renaming herself Tawny at the age of 12, Kitaen began her teen years more independently than most. Left to her own devices with little to no parental supervision for most of this time, Kitaen dropped out of high school, a decision that she not only regretted but rectified by returning to school, attending college, and happily completing her studies in Political Science during the infamous WGA strike. In her late teens, she successfully pursued a modeling career while her sights were set on acting. The mid ‘80’s were filled with activity on all fronts for Kitaen: Tawny appeared in several glam rock videos, even gracing the album covers of some of the genres best, Ratt and Whitesnake; her acting career took off as she starred in Witchboard and opposite Tom Hanks in Bachelor Party; she married Whitesnake’s David Coverdale who she subsequently divorced two years later. Throughout this period, Kitaen continued to pursue one of the things she is most passionate about - acting.
The ‘90 brought Kitaen continued success as an actress. She cohosted America’s Funniest People alongside Dave Coulier and nearly simultaneously co-starred in The New WKRP in Cincinnati. She also began to appear in many long-running comedies and dramas including episodes of Seinfeld and Married With Children. This decade also ushered in a new role for Kitaen- motherhood. During this time, she gave birth to two daughters, moved to Orange County, CA., with her then-husband, professional baseball player, Chuck Finley and focused on raising her children deciding to put her acting aside for the time being.
The dawn of the new millennium rang in Kitaen’s revitalized pursuit of acting with new roles in hit dramas like CSI. She also starred in two short films, Happy Hour and Here We Go Again. Throughout her career, Tawny has appeared in over 15 films and countless television shows. Today, Kitaen looks ahead to doing more of what she truly loves- acting. With her return to the screen playing the role of DeeDee in the award-winning film Come Simi, Kitaen has shown that through the years she has continued to hone her skills subsequently turning in an outstanding performance as one of the three women starring in the film. 2015 is proving to be a break-out year for Tawny Kitaen as she looks for roles in which she can continue to showcase her acting skills, breaking free from preconceived notions and stereotypical roles.
Sam Fox is a descended from a long line of quick witted and entrepreneurial Londoners: industrious and cheerful, true Cockneys (born ‘within the sound of Bow Bells’ in the East End). For generations her close knit family prospered as costermongers (market traders), selling fruit, vegetables, textiles and haberdashery in the historic Chapel Market in Islington, where she was brought up. Sam’s Grandmother often recalled her own childhood in war torn Britain, when her mother’s family had five market stalls of their own. From these people Sam inherited energy, wit and sense of humour plus a unique musical talent and a world class beauty all of her own. When the press announced Britain’s ‘most photographed women’ in the 1980’s, they were: Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana and Sam Fox. Not since the Beatles has a British personality been so well known all over the world, across a complete cross section of age, sex, race and religion. Sam Fox has been compared to Marilyn Monroe and Madonna, not least because she possesses the same fascinating vitality and allure. Sam Fox was born to perform and destined to be famous.
Sam’s first stage appearance was when she was three years old. By the age of five she was already attending the Anna Scher Theatre School. She made her first television appearance when she was ten in a BBC play called No Way Out and at eleven she was accepted by the Judy Dench Mountview Theatre School. However, music was Sam’s first love and at 14 she formed her first band. When she was 15 she got her first record deal with Lamborghini Records but when she was whisked into the glamorous modelling world her music career was put on hold. During the four year tenure of her extremely lucrative modelling contract, Samantha Fox literally became a household name in the UK and the nation’s darling. Nonetheless, as soon as her contractual obligations expired, Sam immediately wanted to focus all her attention on her music again. At the age of twenty Sam released her first single Touch Me. Touch Me went on to amass a formidable array of Platinum, Gold and Silver awards. Overall, twenty four discs honour these sales. The Touch Me album and its’ follow ups: Samantha Fox, I Wanna Have Some Fun and Just One Night found Number One national chart positions in no less than 15 countries and Top Fives in numerous others including the USA. Sam is the only British female artist to score three Top Ten Hits on both sides of the Atlantic at the same time. She has sold over 30 million records worldwide. During the 80’s Sam was the most photographed British star, alongside Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher. Not since the Beatles has a British personality been so well known all over the world, across a complete cross section of age, sex, race and religion. Sam toured the world, barely stopping for breath and made a terrific impact with her live act, selling out halls of up to 30,000 capacity across Canada and America and touring Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore and Korea. In Montreal she broke the box office record. In South America she had huge record sales and a sell out tour sponsored by Pepsi, playing huge stadiums - the smallest of which was 20,000 capacity. There were 50,000 people at the airport on her arrival in Colombia. In Brazil, Sam was invited by a Government Minister to the Rio Carnival. In one year alone Sam played to over a million fans. Another year was spent in New York, V’Jaying for MTV, acting in a sitcom and recording with top US producers followed by a six month tour of the USA and Canada. As someone with humanitarian interests she chose to also visit and perform in unusual countries including Bosnia, Russia, the Ukraine and Siberia. In India Sam performed to 70,000 people three nights in a row, breaking the record previously held by Bruce Springsteen. She then went on to be the first Westerner to act in a Bollywood movie. She was honoured with an award presented to her by Mother Theresa as the most influential Western artist.
“I have fans in some remote countries in the world and there are not many artists who will visit these places. Sometimes the hotels have no running water and the transport is scary but the graciousness and appreciation of the fans is so overwhelming you have to take it in your stride.” Perhaps it is this global approach that accounts for the international composition of Sam’s fan base. As Sam is now celebrating 34 years in show business, she is currently researching and writing her autobiography - undoubtedly a best seller. This book will contain the truth about the fascinating life of Samantha Fox. From humble beginnings, to worldwide fame and all before the age of 18. Her story is one of humour, glamour and heartache. Her story is the road to fame and the struggle to survive. Sam will set the record straight about the many misconceptions, myths and travesties surrounding her life, work and image. In recent years she has appeared in several TV shows including ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ – swapping places with Freddie Starr. A great appearance in 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' and 'Celebrity Come Dine With Me'. Sam has also had parts in four films ‘It’s Been Real’ starring John Altman, ‘The Match’ starring Pierce Brosnan, Ian Holm (Alien), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly), Bollywood classic ‘Rock Dancer’ written and directed by V Menon, starring Kamal Sadanah, Ronit Roy, Sharon Prabhakar, Javid Jafri, Anood Kumar and Johnny Lever and recently in ‘Seven Cases’ with Steven Berkoff. She continues to perform sell out shows around the globe with her live band and is still actively recording. The official video of her duet with Sabrina Salerno (a cover of ‘Call Me’) has had over 4 million hits on YouTube whereas a live performance in SaintPetersburg has had over 11 million hits on YouTube. She was also the featured vocalist on the 4 Strings’ release ‘Forever’, which was a huge dance floor hit. She recently reunited with top US artists / writers / producers Full Force on a new track ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’ for their latest album for Sony Music. Sony Music recently released her ‘Greatest Hits’ double CD collection and all four of her Jive Records albums have been reissued as deluxe double CDs by Cherry Pop - remastered and packed full of bonus, rare and unreleased tracks She’s currently in the studio finishing off her 10th album with producers Ian Masterson and Full Force.
Gerard McMahon (aka Gerard McMann and G Tom Mac) (born Gerard Thomas MacMahon, of Irish/English parentage, in Birmingham, England) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who specialises in creating music for films and TV. McMahon is also the founder member of the band G TOM MAC.
Whilst McMahon has undertaken many different musical projects throughout his career, he is probably still best known by many for the gothic rock anthem "Cry Little Sister", a song which he recorded in 1987 for the soundtrack album of the cult horror film The Lost Boys.