Members of DIO, GREAT WHITE and XYZ came out to rock with local tribute bands METAL KNIGHTS, MASTERS OF REALITY and LIGHTS OUT to help raise much needed money for KNAC radio legend Tawn Mastrey at Martini Blues in Huntington Beach, California this past weekend.
Just a few months ago it was announced that Mastrey had to quit her job at Sirius Satellite Radio due to health issues. Tawn is suffering from Hepatitis C and is in need of a life-saving liver transplant. Having found herself in the position of not having any health insurance, major rockers from all over are coming to her aid to help raise the needed funds so that she can have this transplant.
This past Saturday night, July 28 at Martini Blues in Huntington Beach a "Tribute for Tawn" took place with local metal tribute greats METAL KNIGHTS headlining a sold out show that included MASTERS OF REALITY and LIGHTS OUT as well as an all star jam at the end of the night that included Craig Goldy and Simon Wright from DIO, Tony Montana from GREAT WHITE and Terry Ilous from XYZ. The show was an overwhelming success in that 100% of the door proceeds from the sold out event went to the Tawn Mastrey Supplemental Needs Trust as well as a silent auction and raffle which brought in about an additional $1,000 in cash for items such as a bass signed by all members of DIO, including Ronnie James Dio and Rudy Sarzo.
The night was hosted by KNAC.COM on-air personality Diana DeVille who got the crowd fired up between sets and informed them of how each and everyone could become an organ donor.
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(Thanks: Andrew / The Space Lord)