Posts Tagged ‘Ronnie James Dio’


If you love to give to during the holiday season and you love artists like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks, and Fleetwood Mac your perfect chance has arrived! Jame’s Rivera’s Sabbath Judas Sabbath – The Ultimate Black Sabbath & Judas Priest Tribute along with Nightbird – a Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks Tribute, will be performing tonite from 8 pm – 2 am at the Concert Pub & Grill located at 5636 Richmond Ave. (at Chimney Rock), Houston, TX 77057 to benefit for the Children’s Cancer Hospital at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Admission is a Christmas toy or $10 which will go towards the charity.

There will also be a raffle featuring many items including things donated by the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, former NFL Quarterback Dan Pastorini and many others.

In fact, the Wild Heart will be there and I have 5 reasons why you need to come if you live in either Houston, Atascocita, Kingwood, Katy, Sugarland, Spring, Cypress, and all those other suburbs:

  1. Cancer sucks! Not only does cancer affect the individual both physically and emotionally, but it affects their loved ones. I had a friend in college whose mother went through a few fights with cancer. It did take a toll on my friend. Thankfully her mother is alive and well today.
  2. Children with cancer is already a hard thing to digest mentally, emotionally and for the parent – physically. Why not help eradicate cancer by giving to one of the best cancer facilities in the world so they can get rid of this horrible disease?
  3. Nightbird always puts on a great show. They are not to be missed!
  4. Sabbath Judas Sabbath – dream lineup for a tour for any metal head! Metal heads, you cannot go wrong with this one!
  5. In the words of the famous philosopher Forrest Gump, raffles are “like a box of chocolate. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
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Vision Quest, though it has some gems, falls flat on its face

Ahhhh Vision Quest.  A movie I never saw that nevertheless has a rather strong soundtrack. Either way it is a soundtrack that has a little something for the balladiers, headbangers, rockers, and the pop princesses.

The soundtrack to Vision Quest is one that screams more 80’s than Flashdance ever did. The album starts out very strong with a track by classic rock greats Journey with Only the Young. Unfortunately it falls flat in some areas, such as the disco-themed Shout to the Top by the Style Council.  Even worse is I’ll Fall In Love Again by Sammy Hagar. It sounds too bland. However, it quickly redeems itself with Madonna’s The Gambler, a dance-oriented synth-happy track where the material girl exclaims “YOU CAN’T STOP ME NOW!”

This soundtrack even will please the rockers in the form of Don Henley’s She’s On the Zoom.

However, Vision Quest takes flight and goes off into its rocketing orbit with the late Ronnie James Dio‘s Hungry For Heaven. Dio proves himself to be worthy of a rock god.

One of the best tracks is Foreigner’s Hot Blooded, which has been covered a few times in concert by country rocker Gretchen Wilson.

Unfortunately, tracks by F0reigner, Journey and Madonna cannot even save this soundtrack. A good soundtrack should be able to tell the story of the film without seeing it. Vision Quest falls flat on its face.