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Riki Rachtman & Lea Vendetta’s Charity Ride Raises Over $30k For Stop Soldier Suicide

Riki Rachtman & Lea Vendetta’s Charity Ride Raises Over $30k For Stop Soldier Suicide

Riki Rachtman & Lea Vendetta spent most of 2018 on a motorcycle. Together they rode over 14,000 miles. They experienced a lot of rain, a little snow and several days over 106º. Much of the route featured stops suggested by social media which led to some very unpredictable moments all caught on video then posted to social media. They hung out with the Foo Fighters at Wrigley Field, were surrounded by buffalo in South Dakota and went searching for ghosts at the famous Stanley Hotel in Estes Colorado. Boston Creme Pie in Boston, New England Clam Chowder in New England, Chicago Pizza in Chicago, Denver Omelette in Denver, Cheese curds in Wisconsin are just a few of the toponym’s on the list of stops during RIKISRIDE18.

Most would know Riki Rachtman from his rock n roll career in radio and tv most notably as host of MTV’s Headbangers Ball. Riki has always had a passion for riding motorcycles which he combines with his immense desire to support some very deserving charities. 5 years ago Riki started Riki’sRide . In those 5 years he has ridden from Mexico to Canada twice, ridden coast to coast 11 times and during RikisRide2017 he rode through all of the 48 contiguous states. Riki has ridden his motorcycle alone on all of these adventures. 2018 Riki decided it would be the FINAL ride and he wanted to do it bigger and better

Lea Vendetta – She’s French, an award winning tattoo artist, a gorgeous model, a media personality and entrepreneur. She was featured on season 1 of Spike TV’s Inkmaster. Lea had never been on the back of a motorcycle when she accepted the invitation to join Riki for the first leg of RIKI’s RIDE 18 . A trip up the California Coast from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Lea never left the back seat of the Indian motorcycle14,000 miles later the two have seen practically every state in America and experienced the people places and true flavors of this country

RIKISRIDE18 was not only entertaining to the legions of fans waiting to see where Riki & Lea would end up next but it had a very important purpose. “On a ride in 2017 I was speaking to a man that had served in Afghanistan.” Riki Rachtman explains “ He had told me the small group of men and women he served with all made it back home but when he had reached out to them several months later he had found out that 2 of them had taken their own lives. Soldier Suicide was something I had not even heard of. I was floored and wanted to do something.

RIKISRIDE18 purpose was to educate and get the word out about Soldier Suicide and try to raise as much money as possible. 22 veterans commit suicide EVERY DAY. Riki made it his mission to raise $22,000 for STOP SOLDIER SUICIDE a non profit organization that helps service members and veterans in need of assistance. Through online donations and the sales of T-shirts and collectible mugs RIKISRIDE 18 raised in excess of $30.000 . No portion of the money raised was used as expenses for the ride.

DEATHWISH COFFEE served as a sponsor for RIKISRIDE18 in addition to helping with some of the travel expenses they arranged several stops in locations that were largely attended not only by fans of Riki & Lea but veterans and families of active military. “The stops in Alabama left a lasting impression on me” explains Lea Vendetta “Hundreds of people showed up and many shared their experiences how soldier suicide impacted their families. I had no idea this problem was as big as it is and is often ignored. I could not be more proud to be associated with the ride and STOP SOLDIER SUICIDE.

STOP SOLDIER SUICIDE works 1-on-1 with troops, veterans, and military family members to help navigate the maze of services, programs, and assistance available.

They work to identify each individual’s specific needs, find the right resources to meet those needs, and provide continued support and personalized case management for 24 months.
Resources include:

• Mental health, PTSD, and/or TBI referrals
• Emergency financial aid
• Housing assistance
• Alternative therapies (HBOT, art therapy, equine therapy, etc.)
• Retreats for military, veterans, and their families
• Education / GI Bill
• …and much more.

RikisRide17 and RikisRide18 was completed on an Indian Motorcycle. American Made since 1901.

The media and public are invited to meet Riki and Lea at the Check Presentation Party on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at Ride Now Powersports in Concord North Carolina. There will also be representatives of STOP SOLDIER SUICIDE.

Details:

Meet Riki & Lea at the RIKISRIDE 18! Free Death Wish Coffee Company & Bojangles’ Bo Berry Biscuits. Take a picture with Riki, Lea and the Indian Motorcycle from RikisRide 17 & 18!

CHECK PRESENTATION PARTY
FRI DEC 7 – 7:00 PM
RIDE NOW POWERSPORTS
254 CONCORD PARKWAY S
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA

The party will also be streamed LIVE on www.rikisride.com.

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 253: The Quest For 4K

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 253: The Quest For 4K

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On the latest episode of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, the gang is reunited for a brand new episode of pop culture goodness. Jason offers up a glimpse into his recent trip to Wizard World to meet members of ‘The Monster Squad’ and recounts his evening of online delight with Jeremy playing ‘Friday The 13th: The Game.’ Not to be outdone, Hank waxes poetic about the ‘Alien’ franchise and gives us mixed signals about his true feelings on ‘Alien: Covenant.’ Jeremy also shines a light on his latest ‘Unsung Heroes of Hollywood’ piece and his screening of the latest DC blockbuster known as ‘Wonder Woman.’ Jason also discusses hitting the road to spot Riki Rachtman in the wild on Riki’s Ride 2017 and the great cause it benefits.

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RIKI’S RIDE 2017: Riki Rachtman Takes On America With 48 State Ride For Charity!

RIKI’S RIDE 2017: Riki Rachtman Takes On America With 48 State Ride For Charity!

Riki Rachtman might best be known as the larger-than-life host of MTV’s ‘Headbanger’s Ball’, where he held court with the biggest rock acts of the day. However, over the past few years, his passion for giving back is what has established him as a genuine “rock star.” As an avid fan of motorcycle culture, his passion for riding has allowed him to spend the better part of his life on two wheels. It was only a matter of time before touring the land on a finely tuned machine and his desire for supporting some very deserving charities would join forces to spawn Riki’s Ride. Starting on June 1st, 2017, Riki Rachtman will be riding his motorcycle through all 48 contiguous states without a chase vehicle, producer, or any real plan. This amazing ride is all about raising donations and spreading awareness for Claire’s Place Foundation (www.clairesplacefoundation.org). This amazing 501c3 non-profit organization provides heartfelt help to children and young adults diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, as well as their families, for the purpose of improving their quality of life. Claire’s Place Foundation is named in honor of Claire Wineland, now a teenager, who has been living with CF her entire life. To support Claire and the work of the foundation, Riki is hitting the road to visit some of the most incredible locations that America has to offer. During the ride Riki will be joined by friends from all over the country at various stops and meeting places. Best of all, it’s a journey you can take with him in real-time with daily updates served up via the official website (www.rikisride.com), or through social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently struck out on a mission to find Riki Rachtman on the road in America. Their paths crossed on a rainy morning in Lewes, Delaware as Rachtman prepared to board the Cape May-Lewes Ferry as he headed north to New York City. The two sat down to discuss Rachtman’s passion for riding which spawned Riki’s Ride, raising awareness for a very worthy cause, and the experience of roaming America in 2017.

It’s clear you have a love for motorcycle culture, and are no stranger to hitting the open road. How did this passion first take hold of you?

When I was a little kid, I always wanted a motorcycle but could never get one. I was one of those kids who had parents who wouldn’t let them get something like that. Eventually, when I started making a little bit of money, my friends and everyone around us bought Honda Rebels. Gilby Clarke included, who is a big Harley Davidson guy. We all bought Honda Rebels and started riding! As years progressed, when the Cathouse opened, I had enough money to buy my first Harley, which was a ’67 Pan/Shovel. Then we started doing rides to Sturgis and I realized how much I liked riding long distance as a group, but then something happened. I think my dog died or something and I said, “Ya know what? I’m just gonna meet you guys in Utah.” I rode by myself and that’s when I discovered how much I liked riding by myself. I liked riding with Taime [Downe] and my friends, but I just started riding further and further by myself. Taime and I started doing coast-to-coast trips and stuff like that. The next thing I know, I have gone coast-to-coast seven times, and Mexico to Canada three times! I just love the feeling of solitude! There are days I don’t like it! For example, today we are in Delaware and I’ve been riding in the pouring rain, so I’m about to get on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and I’m soaked! [laughs] It’s not necessarily the ideal situation but I love riding. I also love meeting people and the whole thing! It’s incredible!

How did the idea for Riki’s Ride come about initially?

I’m just a whore when it comes to getting my name out whenever I can! [laughs] I started doing Riki’s Ride officially in 2014 and would pick different charities here and there to support. It kept getting bigger and bigger and people were really into it! From there, I decided that this may be my last Riki’s Ride, so I would make it my biggest. I decided I was going to ride 48 states. I have to ride every single state along the way. It’s interesting because in taking the ferry today, I’m going to miss riding in Pennsylvania, so I will have to come back next week. For Riki’s Ride 2017, I’m raising money for Claire Wineland’s foundation — Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. (www.clairesplacefoundation.org). Through her foundation, she helps families and kids with Cystic Fibrosis. I always look around for charities that aren’t very well known and where they take all of the money toward the charitable cause. In other words, it’s not money that’s donated but goes to the administration or raising awareness. Raising awareness? What does that mean? I’m raising awareness and it doesn’t cost a penny! I saw one of Claire Wineland’s videos on YouTube and she absolutely blew me away! She is such a cool girl and Claire’s Place Foundation is doing great work. They don’t focus on a cure or research but instead focus on the people who have CF, which is really cool. With Riki’s Ride 2017, I have been letting people join me on this ride, whether it is Twitter, Instagram, Facebook live videos on social media, or my website. People are able to hop on, join me and tell me places to go! If they are having fun, it would be nice if they were donating some money as well!

Riki’s Ride is no small undertaking. What goes into the prep of putting an endeavor like this together?

Well, it was supposed to be three legs because I did the West Coast already with Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch. However, I decided to get rid of all that because I’m riding a different motorcycle now. I’m riding an Indian which I’m currently watching get dumped on by massive amounts of rain! [laughs] Now, I’m doing the East Coast right now and starting July 5th, I will be hitting every other state. As far as what goes into preparation… not near enough! [laughs] Not near enough! I am here today because through social media, people told me to take this ferry today. I’m currently soaking wet and I don’t know where I’m staying! It’s exciting, I mean, I’m going to ride through Times Square today! I’m a little bit sketchy about that! [laughs] There is really no prep, which sucks, because I’m really stressed out about it a little bit. At the same time, it’s cool because you leave yourself open to some really incredible situations and locations that you might not otherwise hit!

I saw you mention on social media you were open to the idea of additional sponsors.

Yeah, I was at The Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware yesterday and someone said, “What if I want to donate to you for gas or donate to you to help with your ride?” That’s not something I feel right about. I said, “Make a donation to Claire’s Place.” But, if there is a sponsor out there that make sense, I am certainly open to it. I won’t get sponsored by just anybody. I have Death Wish Coffee, Hot Leathers and Law Tigers. Those are three companies I truly believe in, I work with, and have been a customer of. I drink Death Wish Coffee. I use Hot Leathers gear. I hope I never have to use Law Tigers, who are motorcycle attorneys, but if I do, they are there! [laughs] All of those companies are very supportive of me and if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be able to do these rides. These rides easily cost $20,000 and I’m staying in cheap hotels! [laughs] I would love another sponsor that makes sense. I’m all over social media and I use the products and put the logo on the bike. It has to be a sponsor that makes sense. I wouldn’t let Seaworld give me $10,000 toward the ride. That’s not happening! We will see what happens!

Riki Rachtman waiting to board the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in Lewes, Delaware.

I’m sure you face some unique challenges out there on the road.

Yeah, for sure. Today is a challenge! [laughs] I’m an idiot and I’m always like, “Should I put on rain gear or should I not put on rain gear?” My rain gear is a big yellow jumpsuit that says “DEVO” on it and I don’t like wearing it! [laughs] I said, “I’m just going to ride to the ferry and not worry about the rain gear…” Of course I got drenched and now I have to get on the ferry and figure out if I want to put it all on because I will be riding through New Jersey and New York City. I know at some points I’m going to be going one mile per hour. The weather is really tough. I also have a radio show called “Racing Rocks!” and I have to record it once a week. It’s a big challenge trying to find an affiliate in different markets. I’m backtracking a lot. This thing will probably be 13,000 miles by the time it’s done. Those are the challenges, but it’s great! It’s the greatest thing and I love it more than anything. I really do! It’s so much fun. Of course, I do miss my family and I know it’s hard for Kristi and Kloey but this is what I do. This will be my last really long ride!

Out there on the road you are always face to face with the people from across the nation. What’s your take on the America in 2017?

It’s funny you say that because I’m really lucky. I’m in a position in my life right now where people see me they might say, “Oh, Riki Rachtman!” We’re sitting here right now and no one is coming up to me and saying anything. Maybe they will but maybe they won’t. The point is, it’s not to the point of encountering crazy fans, so I do whatever I want by myself and it’s good. What people don’t realize is that America is great and this was true long before they were saying “Make America Great Again.” I know America! I’m seeing the small towns and meeting the people face to face. I love this country, it’s people and they are truly great! Back to my original point, when I meet someone, the overwhelming majority have no idea who I am and they couldn’t be cooler! That’s great and it’s one of the things that makes an experience like this one so rewarding!

I’m sure we can learn a lot from your perspective. What is the best lesson we can take from your journey so far?

To say, “Follow your dreams…” is so stupid and cliché. I also think saying, “Never ever give up…” doesn’t work either because sometimes you have to give up and do something else. Riki’s Ride is proof positive that you shouldn’t do a bucket list. Do a To-Do list. That there’s a list of things that you really want to do, just do it now! I used to say, “When I’m 60 years old, I’m going to ride coast-to-coast.” Well, I’m far from 60 and I have already ridden from coast-to-coast seven times now! Just do whatever it is you want to do! Get out there and see stuff. Start looking in your own backyard because there’s some really great stuff that’s probably right around the corner from you. Just get out there and do it!

Awesome! It looks like it’s time for you to hit the road again, Riki! Thanks for your time and safe travels!

Thanks, buddy! I appreciate the support!

Support Riki’s Ride 2017! Make a donation via Crowdrise! Follow Riki Rachtman on epic journey across the United States via the official website, www.rikisride.com, or through social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Learn more about Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. at www.clairesplacefoundation.org!

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Greg Prato Releases ‘Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s’

Greg Prato Releases ‘Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s’

Another epic read from Greg Prato

Another epic read from Greg Prato

Since its inception in the late 1960’s, heavy metal has experienced quite a few ups and downs in popularity. But there was one specific decade that sticks out as the most troubling – the 1990’s. In what seemed like one fell swoop, a style of metal that had been popular for much of the 1980’s was rendered obsolete, and in its place, was a much more real, raw, and unique approach – detected in several new metal-based “sub-genres.” Add to it several changes in the music industry and media, and it appeared as if traditional metal may have met its expiration date…before several bands (and a certain traveling festival tour) helped put headbanging rock back on track.

Written by journalist/author Greg Prato, ‘Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s’ is the first book to focus entirely on this decade. Set in an oral history format, ‘Survival’ features over 80 interviews conducted exclusively for this book, including current or past members of Pantera, Sepultura, Fear Factory, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Dream Theater, King’s X, Extreme, Winger, Cinderella, Living Colour, Faith No More, Primus, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Stone Temple Pilots, Kyuss, Danzig, Clutch, Life of Agony, Biohazard, Type O Negative, Within Temptation, Cradle of Filth, Death, Coal Chamber, and System of a Down (among many others), as well as Eddie Trunk, Riki Rachtman, and Lonn Friend. Also featured is a foreword penned by Pantera bassist Rex Brown.

Greg Prato is a Long Island, New York-based journalist, who has written for Rolling Stone and Guitar Player, and has authored such books as ‘Iron Maiden: ’80 ’81,’ ‘The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion,’ ‘The Eric Carr Story,’ and ‘Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music.’ ‘Survival of the Fittest’ is his 16th book overall.

Available as a paperback version [616 pages, $24.99], a Kindle download [$9.99], and a Nook download [$9.99], ‘Survival of the Fittest’ helps put the ’90s and heavy metal all into perspective.

Read an exclusive excerpt here:
http://www.songfacts.com/blog/writing/survival_of_the_fittest_heavy_metal_in_the_1990_s/

Ordering info here:
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CATHOUSE LIVE: Epic Event To Feature Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Sebastian Bach, Faster Pussycat, Stephen Pearcy And More!

CATHOUSE LIVE: Epic Event To Feature Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Sebastian Bach, Faster Pussycat, Stephen Pearcy And More!

Riki Rachtman’s World Famous Cathouse will return to Southern California for one night of debauchery with Cathouse Live At Irvine MeadowsSaturday, August 15 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater (recently known as Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) in Irvine, CA. Riki Rachtman created the original rock dance club that dominated the Hollywood scene from 1986-1993. Now, along with Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), he’s bringing Cathouse Live to a much larger audience with this decadent music and lifestyle festival.

The initial music lineup for Cathouse Live features some of the defining rock artists of the ‘80s and ‘90s, including an All-Star JamExtreme, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, Stephen Pearcy (the voice of RATT), Saigon Kick, Gilby ClarkeDangerous Toys, L.A. Guns, Junkyard, Trixter, Autograph, Black ‘N Blue, Tracii Guns, Enuff Z’ Nuff, BulletBoys, Bang Tango, Jetboy, Pretty Boy Floyd, Tuff and Little Caesar.

Cathouse Live will feature band performances on two stages, VIP Meet and Greets, a vendor village, a chopper motorcycle show, tattoo shops, go-go dancers, and more.

“I recently started a Cathouse Hollywood Facebook page and everyone was asking ‘Why don’t you do another Cathouse?’ I loved the idea and mentioned it on Twitter. So many bands told me that they wanted to be a part of it, that I knew that I had to bring it back on a much larger scale. It was too big for a club, so we decided to do a festival,” Rachtman explains. “The music scene isn’t what it was like back then–that type of decadence.We’re going to bring the debauchery of the Cathouse back to Southern California! SoCal needs this kind of rock festival so people will have the chance to go out, have fun and enjoy a great rock show in all its excess. Cathouse was a very successful weekly nightclub for six years, so we’re trying to pack all those years of Cathouse into one night for Cathouse Live. All I want is for those who go to have a good time and say, ‘That was the BEST ROCK FESTIVAL EVER.’”

Tickets for Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows go on sale Friday, May 15 at 10:00 AM PT at www.CathouseLive.com and start at just $15 plus fees.

Aptly named NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIMEYOUTH GONE WILDNOBODY RIDES FOR FREE, and RIKI’S BIG PACKAGE, the Cathouse is coming out of the gate with a handful of exclusive experiences and VIP opportunities to get a front row ticket, have a meet and greet and photo with the bands, be backstage in the dressing rooms, watch the show while standing on the main stage, and drink the night away in the Cathouse VIP lounge. All packages and experiences are available at www.CathouseLive.com while they last!

Stephen Pearcy of RATT recalls, “I remember the Cathouse very well…used to go there when off the road with the RATT tours in the ‘80s. Anything and everything went down there. Great jams, good stories in my book about that place. Everybody was somebody or thought they were, and trashed. You knew you had a good time there when you couldn’t remember what you did there the next day! Myself, Riki, Fred Coury, Tracii Guns, Taime and a couple others created a jam band called P.I.G. (Partners In Grime). We only did a few shows, got a bus, went out and had a great time. Places like the Cathouse will never happen again. Those were the dayz.”

The original Hollywood Cathouse was known for its edgy, underground, dirty rock ‘n’ roll vibe that was rooted in punk. It reeked of raunch and pure decadence. Patrons would freely indulge. The DJ played rock ‘n’ roll between unannounced performances from bands like Guns N’ Roses (Cathouseregulars who performed live at the club in 1986 just before their debut record was released), Sebastian Bach, Stephen Pearcy of RATT, L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat, Junkyard, Jetboy, Bang Tango, Saigon Kick, Black ‘N Blue, Little Caesar, and many more. Guns N’ Roses’ video for “It’s So Easy” was shot at the Cathouse, Alice Cooper played one Halloween, and when Ice-T was banned from every Los Angeles club, Riki invited his band Body Count to play Cathouse. “It wouldn’t be uncommon to see Guns N’ Roses one week and Alice In Chains the next–so many bands played before they were huge. It was also the kind of place where you’d find Robert Downey Jr. rubbing elbows with Aerosmith’s Stephen Tyler,” says Rachtman.

Cathouse was the place to discover the best rock ‘n’ roll. Ask anyone who ever went to Cathouse…they’ll try to piece together what they remember about how legendary it was. With Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows, the Cathouse is returning for those who lived the legend as it happened and those who are ready to experience this piece of rock ‘n’ roll history for the first time.

“Riki Rachtman is a great ambassador for a whole generation of hard rock,” says Live Nation Executive Vice President Rich Best. “We’re excited to partner with his iconic Cathouse brand to bring some of the biggest rock bands of the ‘80s and ‘90s together for this event. With over 20 bands that helped define an era with millions of records sold and dozens of hit songs, Cathouse Live at Irvine Meadows is a great value for fans.”

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Two lucky unsigned bands will have the chance to play at Cathouse Live at Irvine Meadows via the Cathouse Live Battle of the Bands, held Tuesday, July 14 at the infamous Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. The grand prize winner will open the main stage and the runner up–as chosen by celebrity rock judges–will open the second stage at Cathouse Live. Bands can apply for a chance to play the Cathouse Live Battle of the Bands by emailing mproductionsrocks@gmail.com between May 12 and July 1.

Los Angeles Times writer Kastle Waserman described Cathouse in her August 23, 2001 feature, noting: “On any given night, high-heeled, platinum blonds vied for attention on the dance floor. Aspiring rock musicians with impossibly teased hair crowded the bar and offered their standard pickup line: ‘Come see my band play.’ In VIP corners, rock notables mixed easily with Hollywood scenesters…Within weeks of its opening in the late 1980s, the Cathouse became ‘world-famous,’ L.A.’s place to be for rock ‘n’ roll kicks. A six-year run saw it evolve from a lightning-strike success into a legendary landmark…”

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to re-live the Cathouse experience August 15, 2015 at Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows.

Website: www.CathouseLive.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CathouseLive  

Twitter: @cathouselive; https://twitter.com/cathouselive  

Instagram: @cathouselive; https://instagram.com/cathouselive/

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Jason Ellis Lights Up Hollywood With The Heart-Pounding Action of Ellismania 6!

Jason Ellis Lights Up Hollywood With The Heart-Pounding Action of Ellismania 6!

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This past weekend Sirius XM radio host Jason Ellis helped light up Hollywood’s Sunset Strip with his biannual ELLISMANIA event. Fans packed the legendary Hollywood Palladium where they watched as reality TV star Angel Jones defeated Sirius XM Radio’s Rawdog in the main event. The fight went to a decision after three hard fought rounds with Jones emerging with the victory.

Ellismania 6 kept the crowd thoroughly entertained throughout the evening with a variety of unique and entertaining fights. Jason Ellis fought in three of the most exciting matches of the night – knocking out the 4 members of pop-punk group We Outspoken to win his first match, while losing to Kit Cope in a four-way shock collar match, and losing to MTV Bully Beatdown’s Jason “Mayhem” Miller in his final fight.

“I feel like I almost died,” commented Jason Ellis. “Maybe I should only do this once a year.”

The crowd also watched as Freestyle Motocross FMX rider Ronnie Faisst TKO’d Animal Planet’s Donald Schultz, while Team Vagina 2000 came out on top in the robot fight, Erika Ashley earned a victory in the hot chick fight, and the Don Fry fight between Steve Linterman and Brian Jonker ended in a draw.

For all the latest information on Ellismania, visit the official website at www.ellismania.com.

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Jason “Mayhem” Miller Set To Fight Jason Ellis At Ellismania 6

Jason “Mayhem” Miller Set To Fight Jason Ellis At Ellismania 6

Jason Ellis

With less than a week remaining, thousands are anticipating JASON ELLIS and the return of his biannual ELLISMANIA event! Ellismania 6 is set to take place on Saturday November 6th, 2010 at The Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA and will feature Reality TV star Angel Jones taking on Sirius XM Radio’s Rawdog in the main event.

Sirius XM Radio host Jason Ellis will also be taking part in 2 fights at Ellismania 6. The first will feature Ellis taking on pop-punk group We Outspoken, while the second will pit him against MTV Bully Beatdown host Jason “Mayhem” Miller. Ellismania 6 will also feature Animal Planet’s Donald Schultz taking on Freestyle Motocross FMX rider Ronnie Faisst, as well as a collection of fights including the Don Fry fight, a 6 man musical chair fight, a dog collar fight, a robot fight, and a hot chick fight.

Previously at Ellismania 5, a sold-out crowd watched Good Charlotte/Taintstick bassist BENJI MADDEN knock out ex- Headbangers Ball/VH1’s Daisy of Love host RIKI RACHTMAN in the main event.

For all the latest information on Ellismania 6, visit the official website at www.ellismania.com.

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Reality Star Angel Jones Announces Fight At Ellismania 6

Reality Star Angel Jones Announces Fight At Ellismania 6

Jason Ellis

Reality TV star Angel Jones, has announced she will step into the boxing ring at Ellismania 6 to fight against Sirius XM Radio’s Rawdog, co-host of the Jason Ellis show. Ellismania 6 is scheduled to take place November 6th at The Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA. Check out a video teaser for Ellismania 6 below!

Angel Jones is the latest addition to an insane Ellismania 6 line-up that features some of the best and most hilarious fights in history. The evening will also feature a 4 Man Dog Collar fight, as well as a hot chick fight, and pop-punk group We Outspoken verses Jason Ellis.

Previously at Ellismania 5, a sold-out crowd watched Good Charlotte/Taintstick bassist BENJI MADDEN knock out ex- Headbangers Ball/VH1’s Daisy of Love host RIKI RACHTMAN in the main event.

For all the latest information on Ellismania 6, visit the official website at www.ellismania.com.

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Jason Ellis Announces ELLISMANIA 6 Featuring UFC Fighter Shane Carwin Vs. Taintstick!

Jason Ellis Announces ELLISMANIA 6 Featuring UFC Fighter Shane Carwin Vs. Taintstick!

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After a sold-out crowd watched Good Charlotte/Taintstick bassist BENJI MADDEN knock out ex- Headbangers Ball/VH1’s Daisy of Love host RIKI RACHTMAN in the main event at ELLISMANIA 5, fans have been buzzing about pro-skateboarder/radio host JASON ELLIS’ next move.

Now Ellis has announced he will return with an even bigger ELLISMANIA 6 on November 6th at the Palladium in Hollywood, CA. A video teaser for Ellismania 6 can be viewed below!

This time Ellis and company have pulled out all the stops to make this the biggest event of the year. In the main event Ellis along with his Taintstick bandmates will take on UFC fighter Shane Carwin in a ruthless 4 against 1 battle.

The undercard for the evening will feature some of the most exciting fights in Ellismania history including Ellis’ wife Andrea taking on his co-host Rawdog, Two girls from the infamous Bunny Ranch will stand toe-to-toe, a 4 Man Dog Collar fight, a hot chick fight, and pop-punk group We Outspoken verses Jason Ellis.

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